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Firearm Silencers / Suppressors in Connecticut

WTW Arms is thrilled to join forces with Silencer Shop, standing as a reliable partner and accredited dealer. Our foremost objective revolves around delivering a convenient, localized purchasing journey in North Haven, CT, prioritizing exceptional customer service and unbeatable prices. Teaming up with Silencer Shop ensures not just free shipping but also competitive pricing, often accompanied by essential accessories for seamlessly mounting your silencer onto your firearm.

Choosing WTW Arms as your Silencer Shop dealer guarantees a streamlined process without any extra transfer fees. We take pride in facilitating an effortless and cost-effective experience for our customers, committed to providing top-notch service and optimal value

What is the difference between a firearm silencer and suppressor?

If we delve into the debate surrounding the nomenclature of these devices, commonly referred to as either “silencers” or “suppressors,” it’s evident that opinions diverge on the matter. The question arises: does it truly matter what label we assign to these devices, or are they merely interchangeable terms for the same concept? Should one opt for the traditionalist approach and use “silencer,” or adhere to technical accuracy by employing “suppressor”? Alternatively, could we embrace the colloquialisms within the firearms community, such as “can” or “moderator”?

Ultimately, the choice of terminology lies with personal preference. While some may advocate for the term “silencer” out of adherence to tradition, others argue in favor of “suppressor” due to its more technical precision. Indeed, within advocacy circles and political discourse, “suppressor” has gained traction as the preferred designation. However, both terms are deemed acceptable and hold validity in describing these devices. Don’t worry on what you call it, we know what you are looking for.

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Is it legal to own a firearm silencer / suppressor in Connecticut?

Federal law has consistently allowed the ownership of firearm silencers and there are legal in Connecticut as well. If you meet the criteria to purchase a handgun and reside in a state like Connecticut, where ownership is permitted, the likelihood is high that owning a silencer is also legal for you. The key prerequisites include being eligible to purchase a handgun, residing in a state that allows silencer ownership (such as Connecticut), and complying with certain basic requirements:

  1. Eligibility: You must meet the criteria to purchase a handgun, including age and legal status.
  2. Residency: Living in a state like Connecticut that permits ownership of firearm silencers.
  3. No Felony Convictions: You should not have any felony convictions on your record.
  4. Passing ATF Background Check: Successfully clearing the background check conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF).

If these conditions are met, it’s highly probable that owning a silencer in states like Connecticut is legal for you, aligning with federal law provisions.

Do I need a special license to own a firearm suppressor in Connecticut?

There’s a misconception that acquiring a “Class 3” License is necessary to own a firearm silencer in Connecticut. However, this belief is inaccurate. What is required, upon purchasing a silencer, is a one-time federal tax stamp payment of $200. Unlike recurring fees or the need for additional licenses, this tax stamp serves as a federal levy, akin to sales tax, though directed to the federal government rather than the state. Once this fee is paid, there are no ongoing expenses or licenses needed to possess the silencer in Connecticut.

How to get your first firearm silencer / suppressor with WTW Arms?

  1. If you already have a Silencer Shop account, give us a call to speak with one of our team members. We can order the suppressor you want and pull your account information directly from the Silencer Shop website. Let us know the way you’d like to register: Individual, Trust, or Corporation. We will be with you every step of the way and will be glad to answer any questions you might have. Please note, the Single Shot Trust is the most common, low-cost, and versatile trust. You can also order from the comfort of you home but with a quick call we can usually beat online pricing and ease the process by doing all the work for you.
  2. Once ready, sign the DocuSign: Silencer Shop will email a DocuSign to you. Please review and digitally sign the file from the computer.
  3. When it comes time to Ready to Certify, ATF Submission & Approval: You’ll receive an email from Silencer Shop that say “Ready to Certify” and includes the phone number of WTW Arms.  You can reach out by calling us or email to schedule a time to submit the application to the ATF. After the submission, you’ll get an email from the ATF with the status “Submitted.” In an expected 120-180 days, you’ll receive another email from the ATF with a status update. When it’s approved, you can get your firearm silencer from our shop in North Haven, CT.

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What if I don't have a Silencer Shop account?

Even if you haven’t set up a Silencer Shop account, there’s no need to fret. We’re here to assist you by offering guidance on utilizing a local kiosk and facilitating the electronic processing of forms directly with the ATF. Should you require an Electronic Fingerprint Transmission (EFT) file, we’re more than happy to schedule a fingerprinting appointment for you to create the file, which you can retain for future use.

Get in touch with us for further details and comprehensive assistance. Our aim is to make the process as accessible and convenient as possible, ensuring you have all the support needed to navigate the acquisition of your silencer hassle-free.