Form 4 wait time

WyCoShooter

Gun and Hunting Enthusiast
PX Member
Minuteman
Apr 17, 2019
115
30
Wyoming - Colorado
Now 2 months, and my check hasn’t cashed. My dealer sent my Form 4 individual out around August 7th and apparently the BATFE office changed locations from West Virginia to Oregon sometime near this timeframe..Anyone else experiencing a delay with their initial processing? I don’t care how long it takes to be approved, I just want to know it was received in a timely manner.

ETA: Checked with my dealer and they do not request tracking or delivery confirmation, lol!
That is a drag! I will say I am surprised your dealer wasn't aware of the change, it actually happened closer to the beginning of the year from what I understand, and that all initial documents go to Oregon first. Their address has been updated since April anyway, that is when I started paperwork for my form 4s. I will say that reading through this thread and from what I have heard elsewhere, the checks are getting cashed 2-8 weeks after form 4s are sent in. 2-3 weeks was average 6 months ago. On the backend, seems like cans are coming within 5-8 months. Makes you wonder what changes they are making.... Flip a coin
 
  • Like
Reactions: teufelhunden

Nfrantz87

Sergeant of the Hide
PX Member
Minuteman
May 16, 2020
152
36
My last one I purchased in February and got in July. The one I bought March of 2019 I got this past March.
 

TigernLionGSP

Private
PX Member
Minuteman
Nov 22, 2008
337
121
54
Fl
Ok I just called and spoke to them. I was told it just went to the examiner and should call back in a few weeks.?? it went pending 31 march where in the hell has it been if no one was looking into it WTF
 

Gunfighter716

Got Bourbon?
PX Member
Minuteman
Feb 10, 2017
246
156
Gulf Breeze, FL
Just got the call today that my TBAC TD22 is ready to be picked up. Check cashed 6/19/2020 and will need to see when it was approved, but that was only 131 days from check cashed to getting the call. I'll take that.

Edit: Picked it up today and the approval was 10/16/2020 for 120 days from check cashed to approval.
 
Last edited:

ColbyLang

Sergeant
PX Member
Minuteman
Apr 23, 2012
352
85
38
Louisiana
Just got the call today that my TBAC TD22 is ready to be picked up. Check cashed 6/19/2020 and will need to see when it was approved, but that was only 131 days from check cashed to getting the call. I'll take that.
my check was cashed on or around the same week. You’re giving me hope!!
 

Secant

2.71828
PX Member
Minuteman
Aug 11, 2019
461
522
Out West
My latest:

Check cashed 4/2/20
as of 10/27/20 - Pending

I was told the current running average is 7 months by the gal that answered the phone.
 

Slowshot18

Private
Hessian
Minuteman
Aug 8, 2018
98
55
Houston, TX
I’ve been very blessed this year with wait times. Both cans have been under the same trust, through silencershop:
Rugged micro-30:
-check cashed 1/6/2020
-received call from LGS on 6/10/2020
Thunderbeast 338 ultra:
-check cashed 6/4/2020
-received call from LGS on 10/24/2020

I have a SiCo sparrow in jail where the check cashed 6/22/2020. Fingers crossed I get a call soon!
 

loveha

Gunny Sergeant
PX Member
Minuteman
  • Jul 31, 2018
    972
    910
    NW Lower Michigan
    Individual
    Cashed 9/30/20

    See how long it takes. My first two cans were 9 months if I remember right. I'm guessing I'll see it in March. Which is fine, as I'm not shooting anyways as it's snow and cold.
     

    phantasm

    Sergeant
    PX Member
    Minuteman
    Apr 1, 2004
    448
    40
    39
    WV
    Just called to check the status of two outstanding Form 4's. One is approved as of 11/1, the other is still pending.

    Silencer: Sandman-K
    Filing Type: Trust w/ 1 RP
    Purchased: 5/25/20
    Mailed: 6/8/20
    Cashed: 6/17/20
    Approved: 11/1/20
    At Dealer: TBD

    Number of days from the check being cashed: 138
     

    BGE541

    Gunny Sergeant
    PX Member
    Minuteman
  • Sep 6, 2011
    1,193
    30
    NC/VA
    Prints overnighted for form 1 can, it was so easy I form 1d a SBR AR lower today as well. Livescan lady hooked it up with multiple sets of prints.
     

    pacman

    Private
    PX Member
    Minuteman
    Apr 6, 2007
    66
    4
    44
    Waxhaw, NC
    Silencer: Dead Sandman S
    Filed as a Trust
    Purchased 5/1/20
    At Dealer 5/18/20
    Check Cashed 6/4/20
    Approved 10/30/20
    Stamp in hand 11/23/20
     
    Last edited:

    Bigwheels

    Gunny Sergeant
    PX Member
    Minuteman
    Online Training Access
  • Jun 16, 2007
    1,756
    245
    54
    Anacortes WA
    Testing indicates the Ultra9 did not change zero the slightest on my rifle. :cool:
    I did notice that the cover I got reflects a tan color into my scope when the sun is on it. Going to have to get a different color & make it more matt.
     

    Slowshot18

    Private
    Hessian
    Minuteman
    Aug 8, 2018
    98
    55
    Houston, TX
    I’ve been very blessed this year with wait times. Both cans have been under the same trust, through silencershop:
    Rugged micro-30:
    -check cashed 1/6/2020
    -received call from LGS on 6/10/2020
    Thunderbeast 338 ultra:
    -check cashed 6/4/2020
    -received call from LGS on 10/24/2020

    I have a SiCo sparrow in jail where the check cashed 6/22/2020. Fingers crossed I get a call soon!
    Decided to call the ATF yesterday to get an updated on my SiCo sparrow: It was approved by the ATF on 10/28/2020.
    Now we will see how long it takes for the stamp to make it to my LGS.
     

    gunship

    Private
    Hessian
    PX Member
    Minuteman
    Nov 7, 2007
    41
    4
    26
    Fort Bragg, NC
    Meant to post mine but have kept forgetting.

    CGS Hydra check cashed 4/23/20
    Bushwhacked 46 check cashed 4/24/20

    Both approved 9/24/2020
     

    JLTX

    Private
    Minuteman
    Oct 28, 2020
    9
    3
    North Texas
    -Form 4 Trust via SS kiosk in Texas
    -TBAC Ultra 7 purchased 6/10
    -Check cashed 6/19
    -Approved 11/1, dealer awaiting tax stamp
    -At dealer, 11/13

    -157 days purchase to pickup
     
    Last edited:
    • Like
    Reactions: ColbyLang

    thaifighter

    Sec Ops
    PX Member
    Minuteman
    Online Training Access
    Aug 18, 2017
    178
    58
    Sanford, NC
    checks cashed 8/22/19... There were 7 items in the batch of paper work I sent in. One was approved with stamp received in March. The rest I am still waiting on. Trust with 2RP. Called in early September and no dice...

    Tried to call today, but it's a federal holiday.

    Pretty sure my reviewer caught the 'Rona and passed... :unsure::unsure::unsure:

    Feh...

    Called today, remaining 6 stamps all approved. Looking forward to having my kit... :)
     
    • Like
    Reactions: TahoeDust

    WilburW

    Sergeant of the Hide
    PX Member
    Minuteman
    Nov 18, 2018
    104
    25
    Stamp cashed mid-May. Called to check last week. Would only tell me they received the paperwork in May.
    No other info provided.
    NFA tracker website says currently running 7.5 months from Stamp cashed to approval.
    Hopefully get a Christmas present, in that case...
     

    MsNewBooty

    Private
    Minuteman
    Oct 15, 2020
    37
    7
    Form 4 mailed May 15.
    check cashed unknown
    Dealer received approved F4 Nov 17

    thats 5 different F4’s in 2020 approved right at 6 months from forms mailed to stamp received

    I’m hoping they will expedite my Dominus because of my frequent flyer status 😉
     

    rustyinbend

    GySgt USMC 1976-1992
    PX Member
    Minuteman
    Dec 9, 2018
    695
    481
    Bend, Oregon
    I'm officially "done" ... got everything in the arsenal covered, and then some. My advice to anyone ordering a suppressor tax stamp ... just swallow hard and order all the suppressors you need at the same time. This "Can-Case" took "years" to populate. I wish I'd doubled and tripled my orders and just gotten it over with vs. trickling in my Form-4's in sequential 8-to-10 month initervals.

    Can-Case.jpg
     

    WyCoShooter

    Gun and Hunting Enthusiast
    PX Member
    Minuteman
    Apr 17, 2019
    115
    30
    Wyoming - Colorado
    Form 4 Individual
    Batch submittal
    Sandman Ti and AAC Tirant 9
    Forms submitted 5/18/20
    Checks cashed 6/03/20
    Both Stamps Approved 10/18
    Both Stamps Received 11/12
     

    Ram4402

    Private
    Minuteman
    Apr 28, 2020
    27
    25
    After reading all your approvals I called and checked.

    Submitted: 5/11/2020
    Check cashed: 5/21/2020
    Stamp approved : 11/9/2020
    Just waiting for the stamp to arrive.

    You guys just made my day.
     
    • Like
    Reactions: WyCoShooter