Am I eligible to own a suppressor?

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    Am I eligible to own a suppressor?

    I was wondering if I'm still eligible to own a pistol suppressor? I ask as some you here know I was arrested for two felony counts last year. However the state did not file criminal charge against me and my arrest record is in the process of being expunged.

    since this legal mess has been cleaned up,I've purchased guns from my local FFL and have had my carry permit returned. So is being legally eligible to buy/own a gun and get a carry permit all that is needed to have a class 3 weapon or item,or can my past arrest be used by ATF to DQ me from this? I hope not as i was really wanting a Walther P22 with a suppressor on it for cheap shooting fun,thanks for any help on this.
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    YES you are!! so go check em out! a whole lotta quiet! Gemtec is a good one as are the awc supressors.......A signed Form 4 recent pasport photos fingerprint cards, and 200.00 to Uncle Sam NFA Branch and you're good to go
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    Angry Are you kidding me!?

    No way am I paying Uncle Sam $200 just so my gun can go Phuuuut. If I didn't want my .45 ACP to make noise, I'd get a water pistol!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    No way am I paying Uncle Sam $200 just so my gun can go Phuuuut. If I didn't want my .45 ACP to make noise, I'd get a water pistol!
    Here in Washington state, it would be $200 for something to just look at. We can legally own them, but are prohibited from actually using them. Stupid law.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    No way am I paying Uncle Sam $200 just so my gun can go Phuuuut. If I didn't want my .45 ACP to make noise, I'd get a water pistol!
    Plus if you're going to make a silenced gun, you should at least put it on something that can be more effectively silenced like 9mm!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    No way am I paying Uncle Sam $200 just so my gun can go Phuuuut. If I didn't want my .45 ACP to make noise, I'd get a water pistol!
    I don't like the idea of paying $200 to BAFTE for it, but I can see a good use for it. On the off chance I ever have to use my pistol in defense of my home, it would be nice to have. I've fired in an enclosed space before, and it sucks. It would suck even more in a situation where I'm trying to eliminate a threat and do crowd contol for the wife and kids.
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    Sound suppressor is the best hearing protection money can buy even with the stupid transfer tax. Funny our vehicles, lawn mowers are mandated to have a muffler but firearm mufflers, which are much louder and much more of a public noise nuisance, are heavily restricted and taxed.
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    One good use for it...for me anyway...
    It keeps from ******* off the neighbors. I can shoot all day long with my little gemtech and no one is the wiser...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tubby45 View Post
    Sound suppressor is the best hearing protection money can buy even with the stupid transfer tax. Funny our vehicles, lawn mowers are mandated to have a muffler but firearm mufflers, which are much louder and much more of a public noise nuisance, are heavily restricted and taxed.
    Mufflers are required on vehicles with gasoline engines to protect the environment from greenhouse gasses, not to reduce sound.

    However, I agree that there is no good reason to make silencers so difficult to get especially when they make your neighbors happy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sentioch View Post
    However, I agree that there is no good reason to make silencers so difficult to get especially when they make your neighbors happy.
    I'd guess politicians watch too many movies. That's just my theory though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sentioch View Post
    Mufflers are required on vehicles with gasoline engines to protect the environment from greenhouse gasses, not to reduce sound
    Um, no. Mufflers are to reduce sound, not for pollution control.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sentioch View Post
    Mufflers are required on vehicles with gasoline engines to protect the environment from greenhouse gasses, not to reduce sound.

    However, I agree that there is no good reason to make silencers so difficult to get especially when they make your neighbors happy.
    Whoa there, partner.
    Mufflers suppress sounds (muffler=muffles sounds), not emissions. Catalytic converters handle the gases. Take your muffler off and you'll get a ticket for excessive noise, not gases. Take your Cat. converter off and the EPA will want to talk to you, and your local NC inspection station will flunk your car.

    On another note, ever wonder why it's almost impossible to find those cheap, generic clamp-on small engine mufflers these days? Because they worked as suppressors also!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sentioch View Post
    Plus if you're going to make a silenced gun, you should at least put it on something that can be more effectively silenced like 9mm!
    But .45s remain sub-sonic, unlike regular 9mm ammo in regular barrel length guns.
    And, I can use my Silencerco Osprey off my .45 on .40 & 9mm with the proper piston change.
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    So you guys think a 9mm/.45 of some sort would be a better choice? who makes threaded drop in barrels for a Walther P99 compact,Glock or a 1911 for use with a suppressor? I've read the 1911 is good choice for a suppressor because the barrel doesn't tilt upon recoil,is this true?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZX9RCAM View Post
    But .45s remain sub-sonic, unlike regular 9mm ammo in regular barrel length guns.
    And, I can use my Silencerco Osprey off my .45 on .40 & 9mm with the proper piston change.
    I haven't shot either silenced so I can't speak from experience. I have simply heard that the .45's don't silence well (even though they are subsonic) because they have a larger barrel diameter. I have heard that if you want good silenced performance you should use a special subsonic 9mm round.
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