Form 4 wait time

Lunchbox27

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Oooooo my check was cashed on the 16th of January. This further confirms what my dealer told me. Form 4 Indi's are coming back fast, still. Lets see if my Individual Form 4 beats my Form 1 submission.
 

Scottja

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Jan 13, 2020
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Oooooo my check was cashed on the 16th of January. This further confirms what my dealer told me. Form 4 Indi's are coming back fast, still. Lets see if my Individual Form 4 beats my Form 1 submission.
My Form 1s are still coming back at 30 days or less, but if Form 4s keep coming back this quick, I'm going to go broke.

I'm happy to have my can of course, but for what it's worth, I think it's total bullshit that the ATF is processing newly submitted applications rather than doubling down on the existing ones.
 

D1gger

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Oooooo my check was cashed on the 16th of January. This further confirms what my dealer told me. Form 4 Indi's are coming back fast, still. Lets see if my Individual Form 4 beats my Form 1 submission.
Don' t get too excited. Mine was cashed 4/28/19. still waiting...
 

Anderhammer52

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Oct 17, 2019
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Q Thunder Chicken
Form 4 individual SS kiosk
Check cashed 06/07/2019
Stamp in hand 3/09/2020
This was my first stamp so while the wait was short compared to to some posts I've seen. Sure didnt feel that way.
 

sam4886

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May 15, 2019
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Q Thunder Chicken
Form 4 individual SS kiosk
Check cashed 06/07/2019
Stamp in hand 3/09/2020
This was my first stamp so while the wait was short compared to to some posts I've seen. Sure didnt feel that way.
That's sounding better. Mine was cashed 6/29/19, form 4 individual. Maybe I'll call today for an update....
 

Dryan910

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Aug 18, 2019
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Dead Air Nomad-30
Form 4 Individual
Purchased - 10/18/2019
Check Cashed - 10/23/2019
Approved - 3/2/2020 (131 days)
Stamp in hand - 3/11/2020

This is my first suppressor, can’t wait to get out and mess with it this weekend.
 

SB545

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I’m hoping that mine comes back soon it seems to be common now.
i hope you're right. it'd be nice if all these agents working from home really blast though the backlog but somehow it's doubtful. COVID-19 may really slow things down.
 

Lunchbox27

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i hope you're right. it'd be nice if all these agents working from home really blast though the backlog but somehow it's doubtful. COVID-19 may really slow things down.
I received an email this past weekend from American Suppressor Association, who spoke to the ATF about approvals during this time. At this time, they said they're still working at normal pace and have preparations to allow employees to work from home, should a quarantine go into effect.

I'm sure that is subject to change.
 
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shanejohnson2002

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Order placed @ Capitol Armory 12/24/2018
Forms completed / mailed 1/31/2019
Stamp approved 2/7/2020
Shipped 2/27/2020
At my door 3/2/2020

434 days from placing order to receipt.
372 days from form submission to approval.

To be fair, the month between ordering and sending the paperwork was mostly my fault. I work M-Th, my wife works F-Sun, and am still active USAR, so I had to carefully pick my weekend.
 
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Lawnboi

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Got another one to piss you guys off

Form 4 individual
Purchased Sept 9 19
Check cashed Oct 29 (dealer or mail fudge up still don’t know)
Got the stamp in hand today 3-18-20

142 days
 

Reload10

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Jan 21, 2018
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WTF. Mine was submitted January 22nd and they still haven't cashed the 2 checks. What would you guys do?
 

LSUbeatUby40

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WTF. Mine was submitted January 22nd and they still haven't cashed the 2 checks. What would you guys do?
If they haven't cashed your checks by now either they never got them or they got lost. You definitely want to call them Monday and I'd call my dealer to make sure they actually submitted my paperwork. We've seen on this site several times where the dealer did not submit the paperwork.
 
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Lunchbox27

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If they haven't cashed your checks by now either they never got them or they got lost. You definitely want to call them Monday and I'd call my dealer to make sure they actually submitted my paperwork. We've seen on this site several times where the dealer did not submit the paperwork.
This! Mine was cashed with in 4 days after it arrived ( USPS delivery confirmed ). Definitely call and confirm they even have it or that it left the dealer.
 

Keel Haul

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Definitely call the NFA branch directly at: (304) 616-4500 (this was the number I used last year) and confirm they got your paperwork and payment.
 

Whiplash6.5

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Mine was originally delayed nearly 3 weeks due to my dealer forgetting to sign mine. I called them and it was mailed that day.
 

Reload10

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The shop i went through (Accutac Arms in Lakeville MN ) is looking into it. Kind of sucks if it's lost. 2 months Fu**** wasted.
 
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SkyScrapin

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Anyone get a can approved over the past couple weeks. Not talking about paperwork arriving - literal signature on paperwork. Wonder if the NFA branch is still in the office...
 

mountainman308

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Supposedly the NFA branch is still up and running, so it should be possible. I’d give just about anything to have my rifle can out of NFA jail right about now.
 

SBRSarge

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Form 4 trust through Silencershop

Bought 3/12/19
Check cashed 4/6/1
Approved 3/4/20
Form at Dealer 3/13/20
 

Lunchbox27

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Anyone get a can approved over the past couple weeks. Not talking about paperwork arriving - literal signature on paperwork. Wonder if the NFA branch is still in the office...
There is no Federal shutdown, just state wide. The ATF would be essential. Even if most get sick they said they have procedures in place to allow approvers to work from home.

And... my Form 1 was just approved yesterday.
 

SkyScrapin

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There is no Federal shutdown, just state wide. The ATF would be essential. Even if most get sick they said they have procedures in place to allow approvers to work from home.

And... my Form 1 was just approved yesterday.
That’s good info. They’re telling me I’m 2 months out on two different items. Glad to hear there have measures to pump them through
 
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SB545

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i'm contemplating buying another just to push through my hunting suppressor purchased in october. seems like the only way to speed things up these days.
 

HenryTheAce

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i'm contemplating buying another just to push through my hunting suppressor purchased in october. seems like the only way to speed things up these days.
That was my thought and next thing I knew I ordered 3 more and somehow justified it in my head.
 

earthtrekker1775

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I ordered one a couple days ago that I have been drooling over, it was backordered. when it comes in I will have three in the queue and I hope they will batch them together and approve them post haste.
 
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Lunchbox27

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Form 4

Silencer shop single shot trust

Check cashed 11/14/2019
Approved 3/17/2020
Stamp at dealer ?
Nice! Thats a short wait.

My buddy waited 3 hours in line to get his can Monday from his FFL. Only 2 peeps allowed in the store at one time. Very long line. His was approved in 5 months ( submitted in Oct 2019 )