A: Step 1: Decide which suppressor you would like to purchase and contact a dealer in your area.
Step 2: You or your dealer will order the suppressor from Hughes Precision Products LLC (unless they already have it in stock). Hughes Precision Products LLC must complete some transfer paperwork with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (BATFE) to receive permission to transfer the suppressor to your dealer. This process usually takes about 4-5 weeks, but can take longer in some cases.
Step 3: Once the dealer receives the suppressor, or if it is already in stock, you can then begin the registration and transfer process from the dealer to you. You will need to complete the following:
1. BATFE Form 5320.4 (“Form 4”) in duplicate
a) Also requires that two passport sized, color photographs be affixed.
b) For individuals, this form NO LONGER must be signed by your local Sheriff of Police Chief.
2. BATFE Form 5330.20 (“Citizenship Certification”) in duplicate
3. FBI Fingerprint cards in duplicate
4. A check or Credit Card to pay the $200.00 NFA TAX STAMP FEE
Step 4: Once the paperwork is completed, it is mailed to the BATFE address listed on the front of the Form 4, along with a check for $200. We recommend using a check and not a money order so that you can see when the check is cashed and start the clock ticking on your transfer.
Step 5: Wait… The BATFE background check and transfer process will take about 90 days to complete. It seems like a really long time. But it will be well worth it once you are quietly shooting at the range or in your backyard (where legal).
Step 6: That wonderful long awaited day will come when your dealer calls to say that your tax stamp is back from the BATFE. Head on over to your dealer to pick up your new Hughes Precision suppressor, you can bring your gun and ammo and head for the range. *Be sure to read your owner’s manual before pulling the trigger that first time (our lawyers make us say that…)