Form 4 wait time

Longshot231

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Mar 8, 2018
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2 cans done through silencershop single shot trust took a little over 4 months! Just got the call today, get to pick them up next Tuesday. Both bought and submitted same time.

Silencerco omega 300
Silencerco switchback
Checks cashed on 3/3/2020
Call from FFL stamps came in 7/14/2020
Pick them both up 7/21/2020
What @arios2 really looks like!

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Lunchbox27

Professional whisky drinker
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  • Mar 23, 2017
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    Just called the NFA Branch to check my status and it was approved.

    Form 4 Individual
    Check cashed 1/16/2020
    Approved 6/23/2020
    In hand 7/15/2020

    I’ll reach out to my SOT later and see if its in a pile on his desk.

    Edit: Just talked to my SOT. Stamp arrived today... it's like I have ESP or some shit
     
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    SBGreen0369

    Trophy Husband
    Hessian
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    Minuteman
  • Jul 18, 2018
    1,705
    463
    SC
    Form 4 Individual

    eFile Through SilencerShop kiosk at local SOT

    Check cashed 1/8/20
    Approved 6/15/20
    Form 4 @ SOT 7/14/20
     

    Gunfighter716

    Got Bourbon?
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    Feb 10, 2017
    230
    139
    Gulf Breeze, FL
    First time individual Form 4 for TBAC Ultra 7 with paperwork mailed on 1/17/2020 via Silencer Shop.

    Based on the mixed bag of timeframes here, I am imagining the examiners just shuffling the forms and pulling the next lucky recipient off the top of the stack.
    Was feeling good about this one and decided to call to check the status and it was approved. On top of that, approved on my B-day!! Now just have to wait for the stamp to arrive so I can pick it up.

    Form 4 Individual
    Check cashed 1/28/2020
    Approved 7/16/2020
     

    craigos

    craigos from Scout 2015
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  • Feb 11, 2017
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    Well crap , my wolfman from July got approved, my Aug and Oct cans were approved 2 months ago - my B&T MP5SD still not approved and was submitted before all of them.
     

    hertz654

    Private
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    Minuteman
    Nov 12, 2007
    133
    79
    Black Hills, SD
    Banish 30 suppressor from Silencer Central (SC)
    9/22/19 purchased [Form 4 Trust -- 1 responsible party]
    10/8/19 SC submitted paperwork to ATF
    5/26/20 Stamp Approved
    6/29/20 Dealer transfer paperwork filed electronically
    7/17/20 tracking # provided [mailed USPS, no signature required]
    7/20/20 Suppressor delivered
    man, that process is painful with all the delays at various steps, especially the 2 month wait after ATF approved my Stamp
     

    TNhuntsman

    Private
    Minuteman
    Dec 29, 2019
    15
    8
    Dead Air Nomad-L
    Silencershop.com single shot trust
    Check cashed 2/17/2020
    Approved 7/11/2020
    Tax stamp at dealer 7/22/2020
    Just have to find time to pick it up.

    Eta: picked up, added approval date.
     
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    thorium

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    Apr 7, 2020
    75
    38
    First suppressor, welcome me to the stamp club. 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th too... approved as a batch! NFA branch is definitely processing Nov/Dec and later submissions much faster. Earliest was March 6, first 3 cans transferred thru one dealer and the last 2 thru a second dealer.



    Form 4: YHM Turbo K gen 2)

    Entity: Trust (SilencerShop Single Shot)

    Pending: 3/6/2020

    Approved: 7/22/2020

    Standardized wait: 138 days

    State: TX

    Comments: Purchased 2/20/2020 via silencershop web site, took a week or so to go to SilencerShop kiosks for prints



    Form 4: Q Erecfor .22

    Entity: Trust (SilencerShop Single Shot)

    Pending: 3/9/2020

    Approved: 7/22/2020

    Standardized wait: 135 days

    State: TX

    Comments: Purchased 2/23/2020 via SilencerShop website



    Form 4: YHM Resonator R2

    Entity: Trust (SilencerShop Single Shot)

    Pending: 3/24/2020

    Approved: 7/22/2020

    Standardized wait: 120 days

    State: TX

    Comments: Purchased 2/23/2020 via SilencerShop website, back ordered, fulfilled a few weeks later



    Form 4: Energetic Armsment Nyx Mod 2

    Entity: Trust (SilencerShop Single Shot)

    Pending: 4/14/2020

    Approved: 7/22/2020

    Standardized wait: 99 days

    State: TX

    Comments: Purchased 3/19/2020 from hansohn brothers, received by local dealer 3/23/2020, who used silencershop form 4 service.



    Form 4: Dead Air Nomad 30

    Entity: Trust (SilencerShop Single Shot)

    Pending: 4/17/2020

    Approved: 7/22/2020

    Standardized wait: 96 days

    State: TX

    Comments: Purchased 3/31/2020 from hansohn brothers, received to local dealer 4/3/2020, who used silencershop form 4 service
     

    Lil Casino

    Online Training Member
    Belligerents
    Minuteman
    Online Training Access
    Dec 27, 2019
    328
    258
    Central VA
    First time form 4
    Trust w/1 responsible person
    TBAC Ultra 7 6.5
    Paperwork submitted 1/17/20

    And the wait begins...
    Approved June 19th
    Stamp at Dealer July 23rd
    Seems slow even for USPS!

    Waiting on one more Check cashed March 8th
     

    TNhuntsman

    Private
    Minuteman
    Dec 29, 2019
    15
    8
    Resonator R2
    Single shot trust
    Check cashed 2/6/2020
    Approved 7/8/2020
    Tax stamp at dealer and in hand 7/24/2020
     

    Junior_Bonnet

    Private
    Minuteman
    Dec 27, 2017
    4
    0
    TBAC Ultra 9
    Form 4 Individual from Silencer Shop
    Purchased: 1/3/20
    Delivered to Dealer: 1/21/20
    Check Cashed: 2/6/20
    Approved: 7/20/20
    State: OH
    165 days
     

    chrome

    Private
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    Minuteman
    Aug 21, 2005
    899
    968
    JAX, FL
    First suppressor, welcome me to the stamp club. 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th too... approved as a batch! NFA branch is definitely processing Nov/Dec and later submissions much faster. Earliest was March 6, first 3 cans transferred thru one dealer and the last 2 thru a second dealer.



    Form 4: YHM Turbo K gen 2)

    Entity: Trust (SilencerShop Single Shot)

    Pending: 3/6/2020

    Approved: 7/22/2020

    Standardized wait: 138 days

    State: TX

    Comments: Purchased 2/20/2020 via silencershop web site, took a week or so to go to SilencerShop kiosks for prints



    Form 4: Q Erecfor .22

    Entity: Trust (SilencerShop Single Shot)

    Pending: 3/9/2020

    Approved: 7/22/2020

    Standardized wait: 135 days

    State: TX

    Comments: Purchased 2/23/2020 via SilencerShop website



    Form 4: YHM Resonator R2

    Entity: Trust (SilencerShop Single Shot)

    Pending: 3/24/2020

    Approved: 7/22/2020

    Standardized wait: 120 days

    State: TX

    Comments: Purchased 2/23/2020 via SilencerShop website, back ordered, fulfilled a few weeks later



    Form 4: Energetic Armsment Nyx Mod 2

    Entity: Trust (SilencerShop Single Shot)

    Pending: 4/14/2020

    Approved: 7/22/2020

    Standardized wait: 99 days

    State: TX

    Comments: Purchased 3/19/2020 from hansohn brothers, received by local dealer 3/23/2020, who used silencershop form 4 service.



    Form 4: Dead Air Nomad 30

    Entity: Trust (SilencerShop Single Shot)

    Pending: 4/17/2020

    Approved: 7/22/2020

    Standardized wait: 96 days

    State: TX

    Comments: Purchased 3/31/2020 from hansohn brothers, received to local dealer 4/3/2020, who used silencershop form 4 service
    Holy shit.
     

    phantasm

    Sergeant
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    Apr 1, 2004
    440
    35
    39
    WV
    Decided to do a check on my silencers today and was informed that 2/4 of them were approved yesterday:

    Silencer: AAC 556-SD
    Filing type: Individual
    Purchased: 3/20/20
    Mailed: 3/31/20
    Cashed: 4/17/20
    Approved: 7/27/20

    Silencer: Dead Air Nomad-30
    Filing type: Trust - 1 RP
    Purchased: 4/3/20
    Mailed: 4/16/20
    Cashed: 4/24/20
    Approved: 7/27/20

    These are still pending:

    Silencer: Dead Air Mask-HD
    Filing type: Trust - 1RP
    Purchased: 4/27/20
    Mailed: 5/26/20 (was on backorder)
    Cashed: 6/6/20
    Approved: n/a

    Silencer: Dead Air Sandman-K
    Filing type: Trust - 1RP
    Purchased: 5/25/20
    Mailed: 6/8/20
    Cashed: 6/17/20
     
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    Colt West

    Private
    Belligerents
    Minuteman
    May 21, 2017
    11
    7
    Form 4 individual
    Mailed 11-5-19
    Approved 6-4-20
    Stamp in hand 6-7-20
    Sent usps m/o with this one so not sure what day the funds were cashed.
    Socom 300sps
     

    Rkpnw

    RkCanalCustomCoating
    Minuteman
    Apr 22, 2020
    24
    8
    Decided to do a check on my silencers today and was informed that 2/4 of them were approved yesterday:

    Silencer: AAC 556-SD
    Filing type: Individual
    Purchased: 3/20/20
    Mailed: 3/31/20
    Cashed: 4/17/20
    Approved: 7/27/20

    Silencer: Dead Air Nomad-30
    Filing type: Trust - 1 RP
    Purchased: 4/3/20
    Mailed: 4/16/20
    Cashed: 4/24/20
    Approved: 7/27/20

    These are still pending:

    Silencer: Dead Air Mask-HD
    Filing type: Trust - 1RP
    Purchased: 4/27/20
    Mailed: 5/26/20 (was on backorder)
    Cashed: 6/6/20
    Approved: n/a

    Silencer: Dead Air Sandman-K
    Filing type: Trust - 1RP
    Purchased: 5/25/20
    Mailed: 6/8/20
    Cashed: 6/17/20
    Here i am with my fingers crossed for a batch approval.....
    That would be too efficient.
     

    DamagedGuds

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    Minuteman
    Mar 2, 2019
    193
    44
    GA
    Filed/Purchased back in January '20
    Just received the call today, 2 Aug 20 as approved.
     

    HenryTheAce

    Pushing Tin
    Belligerents
    Minuteman
    Sep 8, 2017
    386
    171
    Michigan
    4 stamps all cashed in April... hopefully I can get them back by end of October here. Nice seeing some fast approvals
     

    chzhd

    Private
    Minuteman
    Oct 29, 2018
    18
    12
    TBAC 30cal Ultra 7
    Single shot trust
    Check cashed: 2020/02/06
    Approved: 2020/07/08
    Tax stamp at dealer: 2020/07/24
    Picked up: 2020/08/02
     
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    coyotewillie

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    Oct 5, 2005
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    76
    66
    NE
    Silencer Central filed my app with the ATF for an elite iron 338 on Jan 17
    Email today that it's been approved...200 days
    E filed the forms today, should be mailed in 10-15 days
     

    AKMarty

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    Online Training Access
    Jul 2, 2019
    235
    104
    AK
    For guys filing for a trust, who did you list on your trust?
    You and your wife?
    Just you?
    You and a friend?
    Difference in approval time?

    Thanks
     

    thorium

    Private
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    Apr 7, 2020
    75
    38
    I haven’t been seeing a big difference in approval time between trust and individual. Especially if it’s a trust with one responsible person. Trusts with multiple people could take longer since they have to get multiple background checks from FBI, etc.
     

    ajv35XX

    Random User
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    Dec 9, 2013
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    Called the ATF the other day and got told mine is still pending. Hopefully soon
     

    phantasm

    Sergeant
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    Apr 1, 2004
    440
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    39
    WV
    For guys filing for a trust, who did you list on your trust?
    You and your wife?
    Just you?
    You and a friend?
    Difference in approval time?

    Thanks
    Right now my trust is just me. Once the approvals come in and my next form 1 is done, I'll add the wife.
     

    LukeTheDuke

    Private
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    May 29, 2017
    3
    3
    Louisiana
    I’m a long time reader of this thread. I think I’ve read it from the start over the years... but I finally have something to contribute to this great body of knowledge:

    Thunderbeast Ultra 9 AND TacSol Axiom 22
    Both in a trust with 1 Responsible Party. (Silencershop is NOT involved in this trust.) Form 4 completed for both the same day at my FFL in early December.
    Both Checks cashed 1/10/2020
    Both had a correction letter issued 7/15/2020 - my attorney made a slight error on the trust. My FFL didn’t think they hardly read the trusts. Turns out they do.
    For Both - Trust Amendment delivered back to ATF: 8/4/2020
    Stamps at FFL: ???

    So... for those of you wondering about “Batch processing” ... sure looks like both of mine were treated that way. I made it easy for ‘em - sent them in together. ATF Found the same dang mistake in my trust, and issued an identical correction letter for each. I called the week they issued the letter and was told it was “in process.”

    Hope this is helpful to y’all.
     

    StarJack

    Private
    Minuteman
    Feb 7, 2020
    1
    0
    Greetings! My first suppressor has made it's way home.

    Form 4 Individual - 6 Months
    Q Trash Panda
    Purchased: 01/12/20
    Check cashed: 01/27/20
    Approved: 07/07/20
    Received: 07/27/20
    Picked up: 08/07/20

    I purchased this can at a gun range that has a Silencer Shop Kiosk. Prior to this I purchased a Dead Air Mask directly from Silencer Shop on 12/20/19, for which the approval has not come through yet. Conjugal visits for Dead Air and 2 other suppressors purchased in April/May remain ongoing.
     

    Gunfighter716

    Got Bourbon?
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    Feb 10, 2017
    230
    139
    Gulf Breeze, FL
    Was feeling good about this one and decided to call to check the status and it was approved. On top of that, approved on my B-day!! Now just have to wait for the stamp to arrive so I can pick it up.

    Form 4 Individual
    Check cashed 1/28/2020
    Approved 7/16/2020
    Received call to pickup my TBAC Ultra 7 on 8/1. Picked up today and it appears Silencer Shop dealt me a minor setback and never included the 30CB brake when they shipped the suppressor. Guess I will be waiting a bit longer, but at least it's home now.
     

    phantasm

    Sergeant
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    Apr 1, 2004
    440
    35
    39
    WV
    Received call to pickup my TBAC Ultra 7 on 8/1. Picked up today and it appears Silencer Shop dealt me a minor setback and never included the 30CB brake when they shipped the suppressor. Guess I will be waiting a bit longer, but at least it's home now.
    It's been 2 weeks since two of my silencers were approved. I'd love to get the call this week but I'm not getting my hopes up. I'm expecting the end of August to the middle of September for pickup.
     

    Junior_Bonnet

    Private
    Minuteman
    Dec 27, 2017
    4
    0
    Received call to pickup my TBAC Ultra 7 on 8/1. Picked up today and it appears Silencer Shop dealt me a minor setback and never included the 30CB brake when they shipped the suppressor. Guess I will be waiting a bit longer, but at least it's home now.
    Same thing happened to me too last week, SS sent directly to my house in a few days
     

    Buckley

    Sergeant of the Hide
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    Minuteman
    Sep 29, 2018
    153
    379
    Washington State
    Nomad 30
    Check cashed 1-10-20
    Approved 6-11-20
    Stamp has not made it to the dealer, being told 8-10 weeks has not been uncommon.
    Starting to twitch as this is my first one.
     

    CavJock07

    Private
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    Minuteman
    Feb 15, 2017
    201
    18
    Richmond, Texas
    I got the call from my FFL today that two stamps I was waiting on had come in.

    Thunder Chicken-160 days from check cashed
    Nomad-L 114 days from check cashed

    Batch approval.

    Hard....to.....believe.
     
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    rustyinbend

    GySgt USMC 1976-1992
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    Dec 9, 2018
    620
    410
    Bend, Oregon
    I got the call from my FFL today that two stamps I was waiting on had come in.

    Thunder Chicken-160 days from check cashed
    Nomad-L 114 days from check cashed

    Batch approval.

    Hard....to.....believe.
    That's incredibly fast. Did you send them with a $100 bill for the ATF employee?
     

    thorium

    Private
    Minuteman
    Apr 7, 2020
    75
    38
    Nomad 30
    Check cashed 1-10-20
    Approved 6-11-20
    Stamp has not made it to the dealer, being told 8-10 weeks has not been uncommon.
    Starting to twitch as this is my first one.
    ATF is currently advising up to 45 days.
    If it has been longer than 45 days then I'd call ATF and ask them to start the process to mail you a certified copy.
    In the mean time if the stamp shows up, its not going to hurt anything to have a certified copy on the way.
    I assume you've called your dealer and confirmed they're not sitting on it.
     

    rustyinbend

    GySgt USMC 1976-1992
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    Minuteman
    Dec 9, 2018
    620
    410
    Bend, Oregon
    Check cashed Apr-1-2020 ... I'm doomed ... hoping to see something before Christmas.
    Waiting on the can for the .338-Lapua barrel on my MRAD.
    Shot it with an APA Fat Bastard and the guys on the adjacent benches crapped their pants from the concussion as their hats flew away and their Labradar's blew off the benches. Probably won't do that again. :mad::poop:
    Multiple suppressors for all my other guns already in-hand ... so don't cry for me.
     
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    Kpchurch

    Voluntold Youso
    Minuteman
    Nov 27, 2017
    55
    41
    Atlanta, GA
    TBAC Ultra 9 - 6.5
    Form 4 Individual from Silencer Shop
    In Stock @ Dealer
    Purchased: 2/4/20
    Approved: 7/30/20 - 178 days
    Notice: 8/8/20 - 187 days
    Picked Up: 8/10/20 - 189 days
    State: GA


    Wasn’t expected to get out of ATF jail so quickly. Totally pumped to get to the range this weekend.
     

    shax2lex

    Private
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    Minuteman
    Feb 27, 2013
    281
    65
    Columbia, SC
    TBAC 556 Takedown
    SilencerShop Kiosk
    Single Shot
    Form 4 Trust, Single Person
    Check cashed on 3/17/20 by ATF

    I called ATF yesterday and the tech said it’s running about 7 months.
     

    Lunchbox27

    Professional whisky drinker
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  • Mar 23, 2017
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    @shax2lex given the current approval times, I bet you are approved by this time next month. The ATF has finally started moving.
     
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    Whiplash6.5

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    Apr 6, 2017
    158
    139
    30
    Texas
    TBAC 556 Takedown
    SilencerShop Kiosk
    Single Shot
    Form 4 Trust, Single Person
    Check cashed on 3/17/20 by ATF

    I called ATF yesterday and the tech said it’s running about 7 months.
    I’m one day behind you on a YHM Resonator K. Hope we both get approved this month.
     
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    phantasm

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    Apr 1, 2004
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    Just a quick update adding the pickup dates for my two that were approved.

    Silencer: AAC 556-SD
    Filing Type: Individual (will purchase 2nd stamp and transfer to trust - bad planning on my part)
    Purchased: 3/20/20
    Mailed: 3/31/20
    Cashed: 4/17/20
    Approved: 7/27/20
    Picked up: 8/13/20

    Silencer: Dead Air Nomad-30
    Filing Type: Trust - 1 RP
    Purchased: 4/3/20
    Mailed: 4/16/20
    Cashed: 4/24/20
    Approved: 7/27/20
    Picked up: 8/13/20