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, 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!
Are silencers illegal?
No, in fact pistol 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 pistol 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 about 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.
Are BANISH suppressors good?
Yes, BANISH suppressors are among the quietest and most high-quality suppressors on the market. Sure, we might be a little biased. But you can’t blame us for being proud.
BANISH suppressors were the first multi-caliber silencers out there on the market. You don’t have to buy a suppressor for every gun in your safe. Rather, you can buy one (or maybe two, if it’s a holiday) BANISH suppressor to fit all of them. A single BANISH 30 can work any rifle caliber from .22 to .308 by simply changing the front end-caps.
We put 27 silencers to the test, and the BANISH 30 came was second only to the Yankee Hill Machine Resonator. The YMH Resonator is a quality silencer, but the advantage of the BANISH is that it can also come apart to clean, and tested even quieter when switching out the end caps.
Will a BANISH suppressor reduce recoil?
Yes, like all suppressors, a BANISH suppressor will reduce recoil. It’s not the first thing that comes to mind when people think of getting a silencer, but it’s a very popular secondary benefit of shooting with a suppressor.
This is especially great for folks just learning how to shoot. It will make the shot easier on the ears, yes, but less recoil will help them handle the shock, and hold their aim. Frankly, that’s a great advantage for even the most experienced marksman.
Which is better, a suppressor or compensator?
A compensator is a muzzle device that is similar, but not quite the same as a muzzle brake. Its primary role is to reduce “muzzle climb”, and keep the rifle from jerking up. Some compensator manufacturers or salespeople claim that it also reduces recoil, but this is not entirely true. It also does not lower the decibel level of the shot fired.
A suppressor is designed to lower the decibel level of a gunshot to a safer level to help mitigate the risk of hearing loss. A suppressor, as an added bonus, reduces that very same “muzzle climb”, as well as muzzle flare and recoil.
If you are looking for a muzzle device, consider buying a suppressor. Our BANISH 30 GOLD is a quick detach 30 cal suppressor and actually comes with two muzzle brakes (1/2×28 and 5/8×24), to get all you need in one place.
To learn more about the mechanics of a compensator, check out our “Muzzle Brake vs Compensator” article.
What Does a Compensator Do?
Essentially, a compensator diverts the gas and muzzle blast down, which counteracts the natural upward movement of hot gas and keeping the muzzle from rising during the firing sequence. This is sometimes called “muzzle climb” or “muzzle flip”.
It does the job it’s designed to do. It won’t impact recoil, velocity, accuracy, muzzle flash, or the decibel level of the shot, for better or for worse. You would buy a compensator to keep the muzzle from jerking up as you fire, or you could buy a suppressor that achieves this same effect along with a number of other important benefits.
Do you need hearing protection with a BANISH suppressor?
Whether or not you choose to wear hearing protection is up to you. According to the CDC, any noise above 70 dB for an extended period of time could cause hearing loss. And anything above 140 dB could cause pain and instant hearing damage.
This is a risk we take when firing a gun. Luckily, with the exception of a few very high caliber rifles, a BANISH suppressor will bring the sound level down below the 140db mark, making it safe to shoot without hearing protection.
If you have questions about a specific BANISH suppressor and caliber, we encourage you to call us at 888-781-8778 or shoot us an email at email@example.com.
How long does it take to get a tax stamp for a BANISH suppressor?
As a ballpark estimate, it could take anywhere from 30 days (if you e-file an ATF Form 1), to 12 months (if you e-file an ATF Form 3). But how long it actually takes to get a tax stamp will depend on a few key factors.
First, which form are you using to register your silencer? If you are buying your suppressor from an FFL dealer or someone selling their own suppressor, you can register it with an ATF Form 4. If you are registering a homemade silencer, you need to use an ATF Form 1.
Second, it will depend on if you file your form digitally, as an e-file, or send in a paper form in the mail. Like most things these days, you can anticipate an e-file being processed faster than the paper copy.
Third, it will depend on if you have registered your silencer as an individual or as an NFA gun trust.
Check out our full guide to getting a suppressor tax stamp for more information.