Silencers for Every Need and Budget
No matter if you are using a modern sporting carbine or a high powered hunting rifle, Silencer Central has what you are looking for. Along with our true multi-caliber, all-titanium BANISH Suppressors BANISH Suppressors, we carry an assortment of the most popular silencers on the market today. With silencers to fit any budget, take a look, and see why we are America’s #1 silencer dealer!
No. In fact, silencers are legal in 42 U.S. states. Only California, Illinois, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Delaware, Hawaii, and Washington D.C. ban individual silencer ownership.
Silencer Central is licensed in all 42 states where silencers are legal. You can learn more about the rules and regulations for your state by checking out our state-by-state guide on silencer ownership.
What if you’re traveling with your suppressor? The good news is that, unlike other NFA items, you are not required to notify the ATF when you travel or relocate.
The terms “silencer” and “suppressor” are completely interchangeable! While “silencer” was the term coined by the inventor of the product, many today choose to use the word “suppressor” because it’s more accurate. A shot fired from a suppressed gun is still quite loud, so the idea that a suppressor “silences” a weapon is a common misconception.
Yes, silencers do work, but it’s nothing like the movies. You won’t get a completely silent bullet whispering through the air. The word “suppressor” is really more accurate because these products suppress the sound of a gun rather than silence it
Silencers aren’t for sneak attacks so much as to mitigate hearing damage. The sound of a gunshot with a suppressor is still loud but is generally safe enough to avoid having to wear hearing protection (with the exception of some large calibers).
Essentially, suppressors make guns just quiet enough to reduce most or all of the downsides associated with extremely loud gunshots.
How long a suppressor lasts depends on the quality of the suppressor and the maintenance and care provided by the owner. It also depends on what and how you’re shooting.
Suppressors handle a lot of hot gas and pressure, which will eventually start to wear it down. Physical obstructions like snow, mud, dirt, or even pieces of a rogue bullet jacket, can be dangerous and shorten your silencer’s life span.
A bolt action .22 will experience less heat and pressure than, say, a fully automatic military rifle. So a suppressor on a .22 might last longer. That being said, unless you are abusing your silencer or running ammo through it that it isn’t rated for, your suppressor can last a very long time.
Short answer? Probably not. Generally, a silencer’s impact on bullet velocity is minimal. Longer answer? It may depend on the suppressor and gun in question. However, benefits such as recoil reduction, more accurate shooting, and lower noise far outweigh any possible negative impact on velocity. In some cases, a silencer can actually increase a bullet’s velocity!