Orion + Silencers
If you’ve never purchased a sound suppressor (aka, silencer), or other NFA item, you may be intimidated by the process. NO WORRIES – Orion Outdoors Co. is here to help clarify exactly how the NFA process works and to make it as simple and straightforward as possible.
WHAT ARE THE STEPS?
Orion Outdoors Company makes the NFA process quite easy. All of the steps can be completed from start to finish in our showroom with an appointment.
STEP 1. CHOOSE AND PURCHASE THE SILENCER
Selecting the correct silencer is a huge decision. Orion Outdoors offers several major categories of suppressors, with a wide array of units in each. You can choose from a multitude of options available in store, on our website, or through our Silencer Shop.
RIMFIRE: For many people, the logical choice for a “first silencer” is to pick up a .22 can. They’re as close to “Hollywood” quiet as possible and very enjoyable. The .22 silencer is also a very economical way to take the plunge into the world of NFA items.
PISTOL: This category is a great way to start shooting with silencers. These units provide reduced sound levels (often more than a good set of earmuffs), reduced coil, virtually eliminate blast, make faster follow-up shots possible, can increase accuracy, and are a good way to introduce new shooters to handguns.
5.56MM & 7.62MM RIFLE: For rifle silencers, there are several effective options on the market. This category can be easily navigated when you take into consideration what are the most important characteristics you’re looking for in a rifle silencer, such as: length, weight, sound suppression, attachment method, and caliber.
LARGE BORE: For higher caliber firearms (e.g., .338, .458, .50), the large bore class of suppressors brings several impressive, effective options to shooters.
SHOTGUN & SPECIALTY: This grouping offers suppressors for integral units, dedicated submachine gun cans, and silencers specially designed for a specific host firearm.
STEP 2. GET YOUR REGISTRATION CODE AND SERIAL NUMBER
Once you have selected your brand-new suppressor, you’re ready to complete your purchase! Buying silencers online is similar to purchasing products via any online retailer, with one important difference:
You will NOT be able to take possession of the suppressor until the selected transfer has been approved by the NFA branch.
After purchasing, you’ll receive your serial number(s) and an order code, keep the code handy for the all-important next step.
STEP 3. VISIT OUR KIOSK AT ORION OUTDOORS
Midwest Gun Works features a Secure Identity Documentation (S.I.D.) Kiosk to greatly assist in the purchasing and fulfillment of NFA items like suppressors, SBRs, SBSs and other items.
This Kiosk captures the personal data and figerprints needed for NFA purchases, consolidating the process for easy submission.
You will need to know how you wish to process your NFA application, either as an individual or as a NFA trust. A member of our team can help you with making the correct decision depending on your individual circumstances and intended use of the suppressor.
STEP 4. FOLLOW KIOSK INSTRUCTIONS
Although the entire registration process can be completed “manually” via traditional forms, the opportunity to introduce new technology to streamline the procedure was too tempting for us to pass up. Our S.I.D. Kiosk offers suppressor enthusiasts new, convenient means to register your NFA items. This process typically takes about 15-30 minutes in our store and includes the creation of your profile, completion of ATF eForm 4, digital fingerprinting, and the taking of your application photo.
STEP 6. RECEIVE CONFIRMATION AND WAIT
After you’ve checked each step off the list and all intel is submitted, a confirmation email / text will be sent. So, keep an eye on your account / phone to receive the notification ASAP and certify your completed application.
WHAT DOES IT COST AND HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
Suppressor Price (Varies)
$200 NFA Tax Stamp
$20 Fingerprint Fee
+ $150 NFA Trust Fee (if applicable)
eForm 4 Wait Time
Approx. 150 – 190 Days