Silencer ownership is allowed in 42 of the 50 states.

In the United States, taxes and strict regulations affect the manufacture and sale of firearm sound suppressors under the National Firearms Act. They are legal for individuals to possess and use for lawful purposes in 42 of the 50 states. A prospective user must go through an application process administered by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE), which requires a federal tax payment of $200 and a thorough criminal background check. The tax payment buys a revenue stamp, which is the legal document allowing possession.

ARE SILENCERS LEGAL?

Yes, Silencers are federally legal for law-abiding US citizens to own with certain requirements, but it is up to the state whether to allow ownership or restrict ownership. Almost every state in the country allows ownership for individuals, including AL, AK, AZ, AR, CO, CT, FL, GA, IA, ID, IN, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NM, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WV, WI, and WY. Most states that restrict ownership for civilians, do allow ownership for law enforcement agency, or other government agencies. Please visit the ATF website for more information, and contact your local Innovative Arms Dealer.

HOW MUCH IS THE TAX STAMP?

$200 for each silencer. The $200 is a one-time only payment per silencer.

HOW CAN I LEGALLY OWN A SILENCER?

It is a relatively simple process. Your dealer will have all the required forms and will walk you through the process.  The forms very depending if you are purchasing as an Individual, Corporation or Trust. The basic requirements are:

  • You must be a citizen of the United States.
  • You must be at least 21 years of age to purchase a silencer from a dealer.
  • You must have a clean criminal record and be legally eligible to purchase a firearm.
  • You must be a resident of a state that allows ownership.
  • You must submit the required ATF forms with a $200 tax stamp payment, and pass a FBI background check.

PURCHASING FOR A LAW ENFORCEMENT/GOVERNMENT AGENCY?

We take care of everything for you. Just have the person in charge of purchasing for your agency contact us. We will complete all the required forms and submit them to the BATFE/NFA Branch on your behalf. Once the forms are approved we will ship them directly to your agency. Contact us for more information on how Innovative Arms can benefit your agency.     Contact Us

IS THERE A WARRANTY?

Yes.

You don’t just own an outstanding Innovative Arms product with a 100% warranty, you also have some serious service and technical support. All products manufactured by Innovative Arms have a 100% warranty on manufacturing and materials. We go above and beyond, and will even make repairs caused by user error, at no charge, one-time. We are meticulous in our quality control, and all raw materials are made in the USA with quality certifications from the manufacturer.

All 5.56 silencers are warrantied for use on barrels down to 10” in length.

All 7.62 silencers are warrantied on barrels down to:

12″ with 7.62/.308

20″ with 300wm

7” with .300 blk.

WHAT IS YOUR REPAIR POLICY?

The owner should contact Innovative Arms right away if they feel there is a issue with their product. Most issues can be solved without the need for shipping the unit to us. If repairs are required, a work order will be sent for you to include in your shipment. There will be no charge for repairs if there is defect in manufacturing or materials. If the repair is required due to user error, there is no charge if it is the first time. The owner is responsible for all shipping cost of non-Innovative Arms products and/or if the Innovative Arms product requires repairs due to user error. Any work performed on non-Innovative Arms products, such as host firearms and barrels, will be charged to the owner.

Repairs and customer satisfaction take top priority, and any repairs required will be done as quickly as possible.