Purchase FAQs

The steps to suppressor ownership is simple and your dealer will walk you through the process each step of the way.

  1. Locate a class III dealer in your state to handle your transfer.
  2. Place your order through Liberty Suppressors or your Class III Dealer.
  3. Pick up your prefilled ATF Form 4 packet, from your dealer.
  4. Complete your ATF Form 4 packet, which will require:
    1. a $200 check payable to the ATF for your Transfer Tax Stamp
    2. a trip to your local Sheriff’s office or CLEO to have him sign the forms and do fingerprint cards. (If your suppressor is owned by your Trust or Corporation, you will skip this step)
    3. Attach a passport portrait onto the form. (If your suppressor is owned by your Trust or Corporation, you will skip this step)
  5. Mail your form 4 packet to the ATF. Allow a minimum of one month (4-6 month Average) for processing w/ the ATF. Once the form 4 is approved, it will be sent back to your dealer and you can go pick up your Suppressor!

Thats it! Your suppressor is now yours to enjoy for a lifetime.

Paperwork FAQs

Video (common questions for NFA paperwork)

Video (form 4 explained for trust or corporation)

 “At the ear” Measurement FAQs 

  • Rifle used for these measurements was a 16″ AR15 with 55gr ball ammo.
  • Goliath with adapter 136.2 dB average.
  • Sovereign with direct thread adapter 133.2 dB average.
  • Sovereign with flash hider mount 134.1 dB average.
  • Mystic X with large FBA 138.9 dB average.
  • Mystic X with LoPro FBA 138.9 dB average.

Silencer FAQs

Tone FAQs

Tone of a silencer is subjective to the individual and is more important than absolute decibel levels in the real world. The Db meter is great for scientifically determining that a certain design is safe for use, but in the end the person designing the silencer needs to make sure the tone generated by the can will be pleasant to the ear as well as the meter. There are many world class 22LR silencers on the market today that measure less than 120dB on a sound pressure level meter, but only one maker (Liberty) chooses to additionally apply the metric of tone when making silencers. Some have said that this is to compensate for lack of ability, but we have proven that we are capable and now we are moving to the next level in design. Before you buy, you should really try to find a few silencers in the caliber you are wanting and listen to them side by side on similar weapons if possible. We feel that tonal differences make the silencer or break it for people. Try them out and you too will see…

Caliber FAQs

Another issue that comes up often is “will this silencer work on my gun?” This question has merit and should be addressed, but we can save people a lot of time by putting the answer here and adding to it as we get unique requests.

There is nothing made by the following companies that is suitable for suppressors:

  • Davis
  • Raven
  • Bryco
  • Jennings
  • Lorcin
All of these weapons are designed for a specific pressure curve and the addition of a suppressor will make them fail during use.
Also, if your weapon has an integrated barrel design such as the desert eagle, it will have to be custom machined to accept a suppressor and the addition of the suppressor might be enough weight to impede proper operation of the weapon causing it to jam during use.
Really old guns are not good suppressor hosts either, these weapons are made with materials that are sometimes suspect in their integrity and we do not feel it is safe to use these weapons for suppressor use. The Nagant revolver comes to mind here even though people do tinker with it…
Only a few mainstream weapons come with threaded barrels for the addition of silencers such as:
  • S&W M&P series handguns
  • HK Tactical series
  • SIG Sauer P series pistols
  • The Glock family of pistols do not have factory threaded barrels in the US, but they are easily obtained and work well with suppressors.
  • 1911 pistol designs can be outfitted with threaded barrels easily.
  • Springfield XD series can be had with threaded barrels as well
  • Grand Power
  • Canik
There are many others that I have not listed, but these are the names that come to the top in usage more often than any other. Also remember that brand new guns might not work properly until they are broken in (250 rounds should do it) and some sub compacts might not work with certain models like the Mystic on a Glock model 26 is iffy at times.  Full size and mid size versions of their full size counterparts are the preferred choices here when choosing a host firearm.
If you have to get a gunsmith to modify your weapon so you can add a suppressor, proceed with great caution as it is possible that catastrophic failure could result from this modification. Very thin barrels should not be threaded.
Just remember though, the suppressor is not weapon specific per se, but is caliber specific instead.
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