About Silencer Central

About Silencer Central
At Silencer Central, we are passionate about the compliancy, knowledge and community education in firearm sound suppression.

We started Silencer Central (formerly Dakota Silencer) over 15 years ago in order to offer customers a more simplified process for safely and legally obtaining a firearm sound suppressor (silencer). Today, we are solely dedicated to Class 3 firearms in the form of silencers. We recently sat down with the NRA publication America’s First Freedom to discuss why silencers are an increasingly important part of the firearms industry and how Silencer Central remains committed to working tirelessly on behalf of silencer owners everywhere.

Our educated staff is continually updated on new government regulation for the successful purchase and registration of proper silencers for your needs. Because of  you – our dedicated customers – Silencer Central has grown to become one of the largest Class 3 dealers. We make it our mission to obtain inventory quickly, expediting communication and approvals from the Administrative Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). We aim to simplify your silencer purchasing experience.

Why Silencer Central?

Reasons to buy your silencer from Silencer Central

We Simplify the Process

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


Silencers Are All We Do

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


Talk to an expert

We offer a full-time staff of experts dedicated to streamlining your silencer buying experience and answering your questions.


Ship Direct To Your Door

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

Ship Direct To Your Door

Free NFA Gun Trust

We offer a free NFA Gun Trust (a $250 value) for a joint ownership to legally share your silencer (and select an inheritor).

Free NFA Gun Trust

Just 25% Down

Pay only 25% down, and we will file your paperwork with the ATF. Our interest-free, payment plan lets you "pay for it while you wait for it."

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 Rules

As the only silencer reseller on the ATF advisory board we not only know the rules and regs, we also follow them for your protection.


Safety and Security

It is our job to protect your sensitive information including gun trusts and fingerprint records; keeping your data secure for your next purchase.


Shopping protection

Buy from Silencer Central and get the Norton Shopping Guarantee for identity theft protection, dispute resolution, and a lowest price. All for free.

Our Founder

Brandon Maddox

Brandon Maddox, CEO and owner of Silencer Central, has grown the company from a home-based Federal Firearms License (FFL) and Class 3 Dealership to the nationwide brand it is today. Brandon combined a passion for varmint hunting with advanced silencer research to bring numerous silencer benefits to fellow hunters and target shooters. He is widely known as a leader in the field, with over 11 years exploring the Western Dakota prairies.

Brandon held the position of President for the Dakota Territory Gun Collectors Association.

The DTGCA oversees 14 gun shows throughout the Dakotas. Recognized as a national thought leader on Class 3 firearms, Brandon speaks regularly at National Compliance Conferences.

Dakota Silencer to Become Silencer Central

Brandon graduated at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill with a degree in pharmacy. He obtained a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Duke University where he attended on a full scholarship. In a prior career, Brandon served as a Marketing Executive in the pharmaceutical industry. He is currently a registered pharmacist in South Dakota, North Carolina and Florida. His wife is a 5th generation South Dakotan, and together they have two young daughters.


At Silencer Central, we aim to make a difference. We have worked purposefully to become an expert on the laws regulating our business—attending ATF compliancy events, working with attorneys on firearms statutes, and gaining insight to pass on to our valuable customers. We make it our goal to be involved, to communicate our purpose, and to have a voice in terms of the right of the people to keep and bear arms. We attend dozens of tradeshows and make it our mission to extend our findings. We rely on technology to manage the customer purchasing process and keep them apprised along the way. Our customers enjoy fee-free and interest-free services including shipping direct to your door. Count on trusted services, utmost credibility, and a proven tenure in the industry. Silencer Central is leading the way to support fellow outdoor enthusiasts, with every customer at the forefront.

Our Team

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