Silencer Shop vs Silencer Central

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  • Rondeezy

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    Aug 25, 2022
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    College Park
    Looking to purchase my first can Wednesday, most of the local shops are silencer shop affiliated and have the kiosk which makes it easier. Silencer central allows you to do ezpay for your can which for someone like me who wants multiple cans makes life a lot easier not having to fork out 3k in one go. I have no experience with either company but I’m sure most who have cans have. Are there any perks other than the ezpay that makes it a better option for me? All experiences welcomed with either or are welcomed and appreciated.


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    RRomig

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    Aug 30, 2021
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    SC doesn’t seem to have as many options and their prices are typically higher than SS.
    I may be biased.
     

    Rondeezy

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    Aug 25, 2022
    404
    College Park
    SC doesn’t seem to have as many options and their prices are typically higher than SS.
    I may be biased.

    Supposedly on a fb group I’m I a guy claiming to be a customer service manager for them said they can get almost any can if it’s not listed on the site. Fb is not really a place I take advice from or trust when ppl say anything but it had me curious.


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    rseymorejr

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    Feb 28, 2011
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    I used Silencer Shop for my suppressor and was aslo able to use it later for a Form 1, using he fingerprints already in the system. That was a plus for me, not sure if Silencer Central has hat same option or not?? There was a fee, $50 I think, but I was able to do it from home
     

    Rondeezy

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    Aug 25, 2022
    404
    College Park
    I used Silencer Shop for my suppressor and was aslo able to use it later for a Form 1, using he fingerprints already in the system. That was a plus for me, not sure if Silencer Central has hat same option or not?? There was a fee, $50 I think, but I was able to do it from home

    Did you buy your can at a dealer or in the site?


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    rseymorejr

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    Did you buy your can at a dealer or in the site?


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    I bought it through the website and desginated J&K as my dealer then went to the shop and they helped me with the kiosk. Very easy process and the people at Silencer Shop check your application over to make sure everything is good to go before it gets submitted. I've been waiting since July for the suppressor and September for the SBR approvals to come back.
     

    Rondeezy

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    Aug 25, 2022
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    College Park
    I bought it through the website and desginated J&K as my dealer then went to the shop and they helped me with the kiosk. Very easy process and the people at Silencer Shop check your application over to make sure everything is good to go before it gets submitted. I've been waiting since July for the suppressor and September for the SBR approvals to come back.

    I seen a lot of people posting paperwork on a fb group I’m in where it’s taking like 4-5 days for the approval to come back. Not sure if it’s cause they purchased a bunch before or not .


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    rseymorejr

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    I seen a lot of people posting paperwork on a fb group I’m in where it’s taking like 4-5 days for the approval to come back. Not sure if it’s cause they purchased a bunch before or not .


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    I think the average wait time right now is about 170 days. Mine will probably take 2 years LOL
     

    Rondeezy

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    Aug 25, 2022
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    College Park
    I think the average wait time right now is about 170 days. Mine will probably take 2 years LOL

    I know when the site went down it had to be cause too many ppl were getting approvals in 4-5 days so they had to fix it to go back to a yr lol


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    rseymorejr

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    thedutchtouch

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    Feb 14, 2023
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    I'm same debate, have seen quite a few negative reviews about silencer central customer service and filing times etc, no real complaints about silencer shop (or not nearly at the same level at least). I'll likely go with silencer shop. Also apparently eforms is back up.
     

    Rondeezy

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    Aug 25, 2022
    404
    College Park
    I'm same debate, have seen quite a few negative reviews about silencer central customer service and filing times etc, no real complaints about silencer shop (or not nearly at the same level at least). I'll likely go with silencer shop. Also apparently eforms is back up.

    Yea they came back up yesterday. I hope they didn’t **** with a good thing and leave the times to be 4-5 days. Shit I’ll even be happy with 2 weeks


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    exodus308

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    Assuming an application submitted electronically, if some people take 4-5 days and other people wait longer then I think it is safe to assume the following:

    1 - no issues or flags identified in automated review results in a quick turnaround
    2 - issues or flags identified in automated review results in your application being placed in a queue for review by a human and the resulting wait times measured in weeks/months.
     

    Rondeezy

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    Aug 25, 2022
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    College Park
    Assuming an application submitted electronically, if some people take 4-5 days and other people wait longer then I think it is safe to assume the following:

    1 - no issues or flags identified in automated review results in a quick turnaround
    2 - issues or flags identified in automated review results in your application being placed in a queue for review by a human and the resulting wait times measured in weeks/months.

    Didn’t think about that. That would make a lot of sense.


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    ChrisD

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    Jan 19, 2013
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    Conowingo
    I made a purchase through Silencer Central at the Great American Outdoor Show last month. My first suppressor purchase also. Had some issues with them. Problem is largely squared away now I think. But I likely won’t do business with them anymore.
     

    Rondeezy

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    Aug 25, 2022
    404
    College Park
    I made a purchase through Silencer Central at the Great American Outdoor Show last month. My first suppressor purchase also. Had some issues with them. Problem is largely squared away now I think. But I likely won’t do business with them anymore.

    What issues was that if you don’t mind me asking. I’m trying to stay away from problems lol.


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    rseymorejr

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    Feb 28, 2011
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    Assuming an application submitted electronically, if some people take 4-5 days and other people wait longer then I think it is safe to assume the following:

    1 - no issues or flags identified in automated review results in a quick turnaround
    2 - issues or flags identified in automated review results in your application being placed in a queue for review by a human and the resulting wait times measured in weeks/months.
    That makes sense. I had so many delays with NICS in the past I got a UPIN.
     

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