Silencer Central eForms Approval – Less Than 90 Days

by Pete
Silencer Central eForms Approval Comes Back In Less Than 90 Days

The National Firearms Act (NFA) and the administrative, regulatory, and legal processes required to support it, are a de facto ban on firearms or accessories like silencers. There, I said it. But because the NFA is the law of the land, we have two choices if we want to shoot quietly: follow the rules or risk criminal prosecution. Given the choice, I prefer to pay $200, fill out the forms, and wait. Luckily a Silencer Central eForms approval has just come back in less than 90 days, which is about one-third of the time the process usually takes.

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The ATF eForms system was recently overhauled to allow for the return of Form 4 transfers to non-licensed individuals (you the consumer). Previously, buyers were forced to use paper forms, envelopes, and the dreaded U.S. Postal Service – (I swear Janice, if you deliver Mrs. Lindsey’s AARP newsletter to me one more time…). I have yet to try the new eForm 4 system, but I am hearing that the overwhelming majority of users are happy. Kudos to the ATF for finally making it happen.

Here’s the ATF eForms system.

Take a look at Silencer Central and buy a suppressor with the eForm process.

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Silencer Central eForms Approval – Less Than 90 Days

Silencer Central Receives First eForms Approval in Less Than 90 Days

Sioux Falls, South Dakota – March 25, 2022 – Silencer Central, America’s largest silencer dealer, is thrilled to announce the receipt of their first eForms approval from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

The eForms process expedites the application process in the states where the purchase of silencers is legal, cutting down wait time and repetitive data entry to approximately 90 days.

“We have always been committed to making buying silencers simple for our customers but with a turnaround time from the ATF under 90 days, we can now do that in record time!” said Brandon Mattox, CEO of Silencer Central.

This approval was received within the promised 90-day timeframe for a customer in Oklahoma. Setting a precedent for future eForm applications, this process has ensured that Form 4 submissions arrive at the ATF instantaneously and are ready for the approval process. Silencer Central has everything needed to complete your silencer purchase, including direct shipment to your door.

For more information about purchasing a silencer using an eForm, visit the Silencer Central blog. For more general product information, call 888-781-8778 or visit

About Silencer Central

Silencer Central started its illustrious journey in 2005 as South Dakota Silencer, an events-based business, created with the goal of reaching the underserved hunting and sport shooting market by simplifying the silencer ownership process. It became Dakota Silencer, and finally rebranded as Silencer Central after expanding its simplified process in August 2020 to all 42 states where silencers are lawful. Silencer Central makes it simple to purchase a silencer by managing the entire buying process for the consumer, providing a free NFA Gun Trust, offering interest-free payment options, and shipping directly to their front door, once approved.


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  • Jack Jack on Apr 05, 2022

    Wasn't there just an article about this last week?

    • Luke C. Luke C. on Apr 07, 2022

      @Jack That was a different report from Silencer Shop

  • Brett baker Brett baker on Apr 05, 2022

    E-signed last week; see when the ATF starts the process. Hopefully will get the stamp I've now been waiting a year for before the E-file!