Finally!!!

Bought from an auction Feb 2017…

Kept contacting the people whom it was ‘supposedly’ sent to… And contacting them, and contacting them…

Finally, in November THEY called the people that were supposed to have shipped it… They claimed I’d never authorized the shipping nor provided an FFL for them (I had done both). Did it again, hand delivered… They ‘guaranteed’ it would be gone before Christmas…

Called the contact, nothing in January, nothing in February, nothing in March… I initiated a stolen property investigation and low and behold it FINALLY got shipped in April. I go down and do the paperwork (1 1/2 hour away). Since it’s in a trust, had to get others documentation done (turns out for EACH NFA item you have to redo ALL the documentation… Got all that taken care of in late May 2018…

Start calling in May 2019, figuring it would take a year. Zip, nada…

Call the head office of SilencerCo in Austin, they are less than helpful, other than to say paperwork was submitted. By this time I’m beyond pissed, so I get in touch with the owner of the range where it has been sitting in the safe for now over a year. She calls the head office in Austin, and finds out low and behold, my paperwork wasn’t even completed down there until 10/31/18 and not SUBMITTED by the home office until November of 2018!!!

Last Thursday I get a call, your paperwork is back! Trotted my less than happy butt down there yesterday, and three months short of THREE years, I finally have the suppressor in my possession… Sigh…

At least the kids working the desk were apologetic for the clusterf**k that this turned out to be. Now I gotta get to the range and function check it, but that won’t happen until December, since I’m flying out to help PP as she recovers from yet another surgery…


Comments

Finally!!! — 14 Comments

  1. Wow, three years ? You have the patience of Job sir. I’m glad to see you finally received your property.

  2. Well at least the country is safe knowing that the paperwork for the exhaust muffler for your gun was all done properly and not released in a willy-nilly fashion like they do in Europe.

  3. Some would say that it’s better to ‘lose one’ of those military variants issued during the course of an operation, and then pick it up later, where it was lost. I don’t know who those people are who say that, but they’re around. Naturally, they’re deplorable.

  4. I have yet to read of a case that went smoothly.
    Mine took an additional 4 months, my boss’s was an extra year and a half.

  5. Recently the ATF rejected a bunch of SilencerCo kiosk applications over a squabble about digital signature…. After 15 months ….

  6. SilencerCo or Silencer Shop? They are two separate companies SilencerCo is a silencer manufacturer in Utah.

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