For many AR owners, one of the most profound things they can do to improve their shooting experience is to attach a 9mm suppressors to their firearm. Once you shoot an AR with a suppressor, we guarantee you will not want to take it off. From noise reduction, flash suppression, hearing protection to making shooting an overall more pleasant and enjoyable experience, purchasing and using a 9mm suppressors on your AR makes a lot of sense, with almost zero downsides other than a small expenditure of time and money.
Purchasing a Suppressor – Basic Criteria
To purchase a suppressor, you must be a U.S. resident living in one of the many states that allow civilian ownership of suppressors, be at least 21 years old, and be legally eligible to purchase a firearm. Once you are ready to buy your suppressor, you will submit a few simple forms and information to the ATF, and your local chief law enforcement officer, although this varies depending upon your purchasing method.
The bottom line is that today, purchasing a suppressor has never been easier. The process is a lot easier than you might think, and you can obtain yours after passing a background check, registering your serialized suppressor along with your fingerprints, and paying a $200 “transfer fee,” commonly referred to as a “tax stamp,” because it’s issued as a stamp. After you get your stamp, it legalizes one particular silencer so that it can be used on any legal firearm you own.
Why Use a Suppressor? – Suppressors for Newer Shooters
Imagine if you were teaching someone to play golf, but the club produced a massive, concussive explosion every time your golf club struck the ball. How many participants would want to keep playing and learning about the sport? We’d wager that not many would stick around.