The Easiest Way to Buy
a Silencer Post-41F


As of today, BATFE Rule 41F is now in effect. While this ruling has changed the process of purchasing NFA-regulated items, SilencerCo is dedicated to helping you easily understand and navigate the new requirements.
On January 4, 2016, the Attorney General signed BATFE Final Rule 41F, Machineguns, Destructive Devices and Certain Other Firearms; Background Checks for Responsible Persons of a Trust or Legal Entity With Respect To Making or Transferring a Firearm, amending the regulations regarding the making or transferring of a firearm under the National Firearms Act (NFA). The final ruling changes the identification and background check requirements for individuals, trusts, and legal entities who apply to make or receive NFA Class III weapons, the legal classification for a silencer.

The final rule affects the NFA regulations by:

  • defining the term “responsible person,” as used in reference to a trust, partnership, association, company, or corporation;
  • requiring responsible persons of such trusts or legal entities to complete a new BATFE form 5320.23, National Firearms Act Responsible Person Questionnaire, and to submit photographs and fingerprints;
  • requiring that a copy of all applications and the specified form for responsible persons (5320.23), be forwarded to the local chief law enforcement officer (CLEO); and
  • eliminating the requirement for certification signed by the CLEO.


Applications received with a postmark of July 13, 2016 and after will be processed according to the specifications of 41F.

To help mitigate confusion, SilencerCo has created SuppressEd™ EasyGuide™, a tool that provides you with the simplest and most pleasant silencer buying experience possible. Whether this is your first or fourteenth silencer, EasyGuide removes the mystery and confusion of navigating the ownership process. From clarification about ownership eligibility to helpful hints on how to properly complete each form, we have all the information you need in one convenient place.

Why Use EasyGuide?


  • Helps you understand the benefits of buying as an individual or NFA trust so that you can make the best decision possible.
  • Provides you with an easy-to-follow checklist of all tasks and forms due to the BATFE and CLEO to keep you organized every step of the way.
  • Offers examples of how each form should be completed to ensure everything is completed correctly the first time.
  • Includes ALL blank forms to download so that everything you need is in one convenient location.

All of these tools are readily available at Dive in to find out how we can easily navigate the new changes together and ensure everyone continues to enjoy shooting suppressed!


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