Yes, Silencers
Are Legal.®

42 States permit silencer ownership

The 8 that don’t are California, Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachussets, New York, New Jersey, and Rhode Island.

Legal for civilians

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Not Legal

Map of states where it is legal to own Suppressors

How To Buy

Owning a silencer doesn’t have to be difficult, as long as you qualify for the following:

— Reside in a state that currently allows civilian ownership(?)
— Be a resident of the United States
— Be legally eligible to purchase a firearm
— Pass a BATFE background check
— Be at least 21 years of age to purchase from a dealer
— Be at least 18 years of age to purchase from another citizen

Silencers are regulated by federal law and on a state-by-state basis. Individuals, corporations, and trusts can legally purchase and possess silencers in most states (see map above), while FFL dealers, manufacturers, peace officers, or members of law enforcement agencies or other government agencies may own in additional states

We’ve created SuppressEd™ EasyGuide™ to help you have the simplest and most pleasant silencer buying experience. It’s free on our webstore.

You’ll need to Find A Dealer to locate a shop near you that carries our product.

What Are
The Benefits

Silencers make every aspect of the shooting experience more enjoyable

Silencers | Suppressors are great for protecting hearing while shooting


Hearing Protection

Silencers reduce sound levels by 30 dB on average; equivalent to standard hearing protection

Silencers | Suppressors make it easier to maintain tight groups and range SilencerCo


Increased Accuracy

Silencers reduce recoil by up to 50%, allowing you to get back on target more efficiently.

Silencers | Suppressors make it easier to hear what is going on around you SilencerCo

Situational Awareness

Improved Situational Awareness

By not needing hearing protection, a shooter can more easily have conversations and maintain situational awareness

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Reduced Recoil

Silencers reduce recoil by up to 50%. This makes them easier to introduce to a new shooter.

Silencers | Suppressors allow for quick follow up shots due to low recoil and less disorienting noise

Follow-Up Shots

Faster Follow-up Shots

With recoil and sound reduction, shooters can vstay more focused and follow up shots quickly and accurately.

How Do
Silencers Work?


Instead of exiting directly from the muzzle, propellant gases first enter the silencer’s expansion chamber, losing some of their energy.


Pressure continues to divert and slow within the baffles while heat dissipates, allowing the projectile to exit before the majority of the gas.


As a result, the report of the shot is suppressed to a hearing-safe level and the de-corking effect, or BANG!, is mitigated.


Hiram P. Maxim invented the silencer in the early 1900’s. His iconic product sold in hardware stores for $3.23, with no tax stamp. While Maxim himself called the product a silencer, it did not silence the firearm, only suppressed the sound to safer levels.

During the Great Depression, it was feared silencers would be used for poaching, and the NFA (National Firearms Act) was passed, giving silencers the well-known $200 tax stamp (at the time, equivalent to $3,000 by today’s standards).

The $200 tax stamp remains today.


Guns don’t have to be loud, and we believe the citizens of America should be entitled to the safe and enjoyable exercise of their Second Amendment Rights.

We will continue to advocate this belief and invite you to join us as we #FIGHTTHENOISE.

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