About Silencer Central

About Silencer Central
At Silencer Central (formerly Dakota Silencer), we’re solely dedicated to Class 3 firearms, 99.9% of which are silencers.

We offer over 15 years of expertise, the support of a full-time staff, and continuing education and regulation updates to ensure you purchase and are able to register the proper silencer for your needs now and in the future. Additionally, our position as one of the largest Class 3 dealers means we receive inventory quickly, also quickening ATF communications and approvals for you, our customers. We’re always staying abreast of Class 3 law changes on both a state and national level as well, meaning we pass this information on to you, our customers.

Why Silencer Central?

Reasons to buy your silencer from Silencer Central

We make it super simple

We were the first silencer reseller and have been making silencer buying super simple since 2005!


All we do is silencers

We are not a gun shop that sells silencers on the side like virtually everyone else.


Talk to an expert

We have a full-time staff dedicated to making sure your silencer buying experience goes without a hitch. And, if there is ever an issue, you’ll always be able to talk directly to a silencer buying expert.


Direct to-your-door shipping

We have satellite locations in all 42 silencer-legal states which allows us to deliver your new silencer directly to your door.

Direct to-your-door shipping

Free NFA Gun Trust

We offer a free NFA Gun Trust (a $250 value) to all customers which essentially establishes a joint ownership scenario in which you can legally share your silencer with designated others (as well as determining who will inherit your silencer). This lets others use your silencer.

Free NFA Gun Trust

Pay just 25% down

Our eZ-Pay Interest-Free Layaway Plan allows you to “pay for it while you wait for it”. Submitting your down payment of 25% allows us to file your transfer paperwork with the ATF while you pay off your balance over three months. And we do not charge you any interest!

Pay just 25% down

Barrel threading

In the event you need your rifle barrel threaded to accept your new silencer, we will take care of that through our Threading Central.

Barrel threading

We know the game

We are the only silencer reseller on the ATF advisory board which means we not only know the rules and the ropes but we influence them as well.



We know you are entrusting us with sensitive information and we are set up to protect it better than any gun shop. We also keep your trust and fingerprint records on file which allows you to streamline the process if you ever choose to buy another silencer.


Shopping protection

Finally, buy from Silencer Central and you automatically get the Norton Shopping Guarantee which gives you identity theft protection, dispute resolution, and a lowest price guarantee. All for free.

Our Founder

Our Founder
Brandon Maddox

Brandon Maddox, CEO and owner of Silencer Central, is recognized as a national thought leader on Class 3 firearms. What began as Maddox’s home-based Federal Firearms License (FFL) evolved into a Class 3 Dealership and has grown into the nationwide brand it is today. Maddox’s NFA expertise makes him a popular voice for the industry, and he speaks regularly at National Compliance Conferences.

Before his work with Silencer Central, Maddox practiced pharmacy and served as a marketing executive in the pharmaceutical industry. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and holds a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from Duke University. Megan, Maddox’s wife, is a 5th generation South Dakotan, and together they have two daughters. Maddox is passionate about varmint hunting and has spent more than a decade honing his expertise in the Western Dakota prairies.


Brad Neider

Bradley Neider, Silencer Central’s Chief Operating Officer, holds an MBA from Duke University and is a seasoned business executive with more than 30 years of experience as a manager, entrepreneur, and consultant. Neider is passionate about business leadership and has worked with teams at Johnson and Johnson, Abbott Laboratories, and Texas Instruments.

Away from the office, Neider lends his business acumen to philanthropic efforts. Neider has served on the Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County for seven years and served four terms as the Chairman of Board of Director for the not-for-profit Angel Forum of Florida.

Scot Braun

Scot Braun joined Silencer Central in 2020 as Chief Financial Officer. Braun, a licensed Certified Public Accountant and MBA from Duke University, started his professional career in the banking and insurance industry and worked with companies including US Bank, BB&T, and Barnett Bank, where he specialized in acquisitions, debt restructuring and fund raising.

Before entering the firearms industry, Braun launched Gray Shadow Consulting, a successful CPA and consulting company, and subsequently co-founded Southern Marinas, a marina management company that revitalized numerous marinas and resorts throughout the Southeast. Braun is currently a governor-appointed member of the State of Tennessee’s Building Finance Committee.

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