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Old March 14, 2013, 01:19 PM   #14
Technosavant
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Join Date: May 29, 2007
Location: St. Louis, MO area
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Scott is right; the $200 tax stamp pretty much ensures that most suppressors in the US are of heirloom quality... it isn't even just the $200 stamp. If it were ONLY that it would be easier to handle. The real trick is also the extended (5-6 month) wait for approval and the extensive paperwork. If it were only another $200 I would likely have quite a few more (as would others). It's the hassle of the paperwork and the long wait that keeps me from having numerous cans.

Since it's such a chore to get approval for one, you aren't that interested in buying less than the very best. The sting of an extra hundred bucks or two for a quality one is but a memory by the time the Form 4 comes back from Atlanta. A so-so suppressor is an annoyance every time you use it thereafter.

I know if I had to do it again I'd have a different .22 can and maybe a different 5.56 one. When I went for a .45 this time I did my research first and bought what I could determine was one of the very best on the market.
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