How Much Does a Suppressor Cost?
Generally speaking, here’s how much you can expect to pay for a suppressor:
- The suppressor itself: $350 – $1,500+
- A suppressor tax stamp: $200, no matter what kind of suppressor you buy
- An NFA gun trust: free – $500+
- Barrel threading: $50 – $100
- Accessories: the sky’s the limit
Now, let’s take a closer look at each of those costs to better understand them. Feel free to use the links below to skip ahead:
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Costs Associated with Buying a Suppressor
When it comes to purchasing your suppressor, it’s important to remember that there’s more to factor into the total cost than just the suppressor itself. You’ll also need to consider the cost of the tax stamp, gun trust, barrel threading, shipping, and accessories into your final price.
This might seem like a lot to process, but don’t let it discourage you from making your purchase. We’ll walk you through everything you need to know and give you ballpark figures for everything. Plus, we offer an eZ Pay Plan that allows you to bundle all of your costs together and pay 25% down and then the balance in installments over the following three months.
And with that, let’s explore the costs involved in buying a silencer.
1. The Suppressor Itself
Like any other purchase, the price depends on the item. A Toyota Camry will cost less than a Rolls Royce Phantom.
Generally speaking, rimfire suppressors are the most affordable. They run anywhere from $350 to $600. Our Banish 22 is $535. Pistol, rifle, and shotgun suppressors for common calibers are next on the list. They can be anywhere from $700 to $2,000. Shotgun suppressors are around $1,000. Our Banish 223 is $849; the Banish 45 is $949; the Banish 30 Gold Package is $1,600. Big bore options, like ones suited for the .50 BMG, come in around the $2,000 mark.Get Started!
2. Suppressor Tax Stamp
Tax stamps cost $200 each, no matter what kind of suppressor you buy or how much it costs. The price of the stamp was set by the Federal government under the National Firearms Act of 1934 and it hasn’t changed since it was introduced back when Franklin D. Roosevelt was President.
3. NFA Gun Trust
Because legal documents can be complicated, some places charge up to $500 depending on the kind of trust you set up. At Silencer Central, we don’t want things to be any more complicated or costly than they already can be. That’s why we provide you with a free NFA Gun Trust with any suppressor you buy from us. We’ve done more than 15,000 of them!
4. Barrel Threading
Unless you buy a firearm that already has a threaded barrel, you’re going to need to have this done on your chosen gun before you can attach your suppressor. Generally speaking, gunsmiths charge anywhere from $50 to $100 to perform this service. Of course, the cost – and quality – can vary from place to place.
That’s why Silencer Central offers barrel threading as one of our many services. We use a single point threading on a HAAS II commercial lathe (CNC), concentric to the bore.
The 360 Mailing Program is our easiest and most popular option for sending us your barrel(s). 360 mailing makes it simple to get your barrels threaded and shipped back to you. We ship a 4″x 8″x 48″ box and soft case(s) for your barrels along with a prepaid return shipping label directly to your front door. One box can hold up to two barrels.
The mailing program costs $39.99 and barrel threading starts at just $99.99, and each one comes with a free thread protector (a $20 value).
Generally speaking, most companies will ship your suppressor to the approved local dealer of your choice free of charge. Of course, not everyone lives close to their dealer. For some, heading into town just to pick up their suppressor could be a several-hour journey roundtrip. To save you the time and hassle of having to do that, we can mail your suppressor directly to your door in any of the 42 states where it’s legal to own a suppressor. It doesn’t get any easier than that!
The only thing gun owners like more than their guns are their accessories! While optional, there are a few that we’d recommend to any suppressor owner. The first is a thread protector. If your barrel threads get messed up, then you can’t use your suppressor. Something as simple as a $20 thread protector will keep you from experiencing this heartache. As a bonus, if you get your barrel threaded by us, we’ll give you a thread protector for free!
The next accessory we’d recommend is a suppressor pouch for transport, storage, or both. It’ll help keep your suppressor safe and secure, just like a gun case or sleeve. Pouches range anywhere from $20 to $50, depending on the size, material, etc.
The final accessory is one you might not think of: a suppressor cover. This is different from a pouch, which is designed for off-the-range use. A cover is designed for on-the-range use. Because your suppressor is coming into contact with all the hot gases that come out of the barrel, it’s going to heat up with use. The heat coming off of it can cause a mirage right in your line of sight, preventing you from getting a good sight picture. The cover mitigates the heat and prevents you from seeing the mirage. Plus, it allows you to both install and remove your suppressor even when it’s hot, preventing you from getting burned. Our covers cost $45 each and are available in different lengths and colors.
Our Opinion: It’s Worth the Investment
Yes, the costs add up – but they’re “one-and-done” costs for almost every suppressor owner. You’ve probably heard the phrase “buy once, cry once.” If you buy quality products, you won’t need to replace them. The amount of enjoyment you’ll get out of shooting with your new suppressor will almost surely outweigh any of the costs associated with owning it.
Plus, Silencer Central is here to make your buying process as easy and cost-effective as possible. It’s hard to go wrong with free gun trusts, free thread protectors with barrel threading, and an e-Z Pay Plan.
With more than 15 years of experience in the industry, we’re the nation’s largest silencer dealer. We’re also the only one licensed in all 42 suppressor-legal states that can sell, process, and ship your new suppressor directly to your door. Our experts are ready to help you by phone or email, Monday through Friday from 8:30am – 5pm, and Saturday from 12pm – 3pm (CT).BUY NOW