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Below are some of the most common questions we get – if you have specific questions, please call or text us at 701-226-6096 or send us a message on our contact page.
Why should I buy a suppressor from TAG Firearms?
For those of you in ND, TAG Firearms is a FULL SERVICE Class 3 dealer. We do 100% of the paperwork for you, including fingerprinting and photo services. Because of that, TAG Firearms is a true one-stop-shop. In addition to that, our brand offerings include some of the best products available. Customer satisfaction is #1 and we truly believe that the products we sell will exceed your expectations. Lastly, we pride ourselves on being a locally owned company out of Bismarck, ND, and when you call, text, or email, you get a response back from a real person. Our goal is to educate the consumer and do everything we can to make suppressor ownership a reality!
I live out of state – how does purchasing a firearm or suppressor work?
All firearms and suppressors need to be shipped to a local dealer for pickup or to start the Form 4 paperwork. Just let us know which dealer you would like to send it to and we can handle the entire process. If you need help finding a local dealer, let us know and we can help. If you would like more detail on how this works, give us a call or shoot us an email.
TAG Firearms doesn't have the suppressor I am looking for. Can you special order it?
We can definitely special order a suppressor for you. If you are a ND resident, you also have the option to purchase it through Silencer Shop and get it transferred to our store. In order to do that, you would shop through this link here. As always, hit us up if you have questions and we can walk you through the process.
What are the benefits of owning a suppressor?
Suppressors significantly reduce the sound levels of a suppressed firearm. To put this in perspective, most shooting earmuffs reduce decibels by about 20-26dB. In many cases, a suppressor can make a firearm even quieter - For example, our Thunder Beast Ultra 9 can reduce the dB of a .308 Win by close to 30dB!
In addition to sound reduction, a suppressor will reduce recoil, muzzle concussion, and muzzle flash, all while increasing your accuracy. Put all of these together and it makes the shooting experience a hell of a lot more fun!
Are suppressors legal?
Yes, but you need to live in a state that allows private ownership. Those states are:
AL, AR, AK, AZ, CO, CT, FL, GA, ID, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, ME, MI, MS, MO, MT, ND, NE, NV, NH, NM, NC, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WV, WY
Who can own a suppressor?
Suppressors are regulated under the National Firearms Act (NFA) of 1934, which falls under the purview of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). To legally purchase or possess a suppressor you must:
- Be at least 21 years of age to purchase a suppressor from a dealer.
- Be at least 18 years of age to purchase a suppressor from an individual on a Form 4 to Form 4 transfer (contingent on state laws).
- Be at least 18 years of age to possess a suppressor as a beneficiary of a trust or as a member of a corporation (contingent on state laws).
- Be a resident of the United States.
- Be legally eligible to purchase a firearm.
- Pass a BATFE background check with a typical process time of 8 to 10 months.
- Pay a one-time $200 Transfer Tax.
- Reside in one of the 42 states that currently allows civilian ownership of suppressors.
The above information comes directly from the American Suppressor Association (ASA) and can be found here: https://americansuppressorassociation.com/education/
Can I legally hunt with my suppressor?
Yes you can! Almost all states that allow private ownership also allow hunting. ND is one of those states. If you aren’t sure if your state allows hunting with suppressors, ASA can show you here: https://americansuppressorassociation.com/education/
Is it difficult to buy a suppressor, SBR, or other NFA weapon?
The process may seem intimidating, but that’s why TAG Firearms is here to help. We will handle your Form 4 paperwork from start to finish so that nothing gets missed in the process. Let us do the work for you!
There are so many suppressor options – how do I choose?
We are here to help. Contact us and we will assist you in getting the best suppressor for your current and future needs. Keep in mind that we stock some of the best suppressors in the business. Each brand of suppressor comes with their own unique features that set them apart from each other. We want to be able to offer a variety of products so that at the end of the day, the suppressor you choose is the one that is right for you.
Remember, we could carry any brand we want, but decided to stick to manufacturers that have a proven track record of quality, reliability, and repeatability. We back these products 100%, and use these same brands for our personal needs.
Can you please explain NFA?
NFA stands for National Firearms Act. NFA items include suppressors, short barreled rifles (SBR), short barreled shotguns (SBS), machine guns (MG), destructive devices (DD), and any other weapons (AOW). The National Firearms Act requires that all of these weapons be registered and taxed. Weapons regulated under NFA are also referred to as Class 3 or Title II weapons.
Can you explain the tax I have to pay on the suppressor, SBR, or other NFA/Class 3 Item?
In short, the “tax stamp” is a tax paid to the ATF and is required in order to process your application to own a NFA item. You need to pay for a “tax stamp” for each NFA item you purchase. For example, if you buy two suppressors, you must also pay for two tax stamps.
Can I purchase other NFA items through TAG Firearms?
Yes you can. In addition to suppressors, we can assist you with transfers of any NFA weapon. This includes short barreled rifles (SBR), short barreled shotguns (SBS), machine guns, destructive devices (DD), and any other weapons (AOW).
Should I use a Gun Trust?
Gun Trusts are great tool for purchasing NFA items, but is only effective if you have a well prepared Trust document. Some Gun Trusts are essentially a Revocable Living Trust document that is being branded as a Gun Trust - you do not want one of those! That being said, we partnered with Gun Trust Guru out of TX, which we believe offers the best 50 State trust available. Couple important things that this Trust can offer:
- Drafted by an experienced gun trust attorney
- Designed to hold both NFA and non-NFA firearms
- No Schedule A disclosing your inventory of firearms to third parties
- Appoint as many additional co-trustees as you want at any time
- Remove additional co-trustees at any time
- Personalized, state-specific provisions for your state
- Delivered to you by email instantly
If you live in ND and purchase a suppressor from us, we will assist you in setting up a trust when we do you Form 4 paperwork. You can also go directly to www.guntrustguru.com and get a trust set up - make sure to let them know TAG Firearms sent you on the reference section of the setup! And please contact us if you have questions - many people have questions about Gun Trusts, especially if they are new to the NFA world. We would be more than happy to get you set up.
What if I don't live in Bismarck? How do I get my suppressor once my Form 4 is approved?
If you live in ND, you don't even have to visit our store! You can buy online, and we can handle all of the paperwork via mail and email. And once your Form 4 is approved we can mail the suppressor directly to you! Even if you bought the suppressor in the store or at a gun show, we can still mail it to you once it's approved. If you have specific questions, feel free to contact us.
Where can I get a barrel threaded?
Regardless of which suppressor you buy, you are going to need a threaded barrel. If you aren’t sure where to get this done, we can help. Contact us and we can give you a reference. We can also line everything up for you if you would like. Since we get lots of barrels threaded, we can get a discount when we send multiple items. Our partners also know the exact thread specs needed, so it will be done right the first time!
How long will it take to get my silencer?
Current wait times can be found here: http://www.nfatracker.com/nfa-transfer-time-tracking/
Wait times will be significantly reduced when ordering through TAG Firearms as we stock all of our suppressors, which means your Form 4 paperwork starts as soon as you buy. If it's shown on the site, we have it in stock!