Buying your first suppressor. The Step By Step guide on navigating the NFA process to buy a suppressor.

Posted by Sir Howlitzer on 2nd May 2024

Buying your first suppressor. The Step By Step guide on navigating the NFA process to buy a suppressor.

Many new suppressor owners face a significant hurdle: navigating the complex process of purchasing a suppressor. It's often perceived as more daunting than the already intricate task of filling out a 4473 form for the purchase of a standard firearm.

But fear not! We're here to simplify your journey into suppressor ownership with our comprehensive step-by-step guide, though we are very partial to our ELIMIN8R, which is a premium choice for firearm owners seeking a quieter and more enjoyable shooting experience. I suppose you could use this for any other, less cool brands .

Let's get started!

Step 1: Verify Local Legality

Before diving into your purchase, it's crucial to ensure that owning a suppressor is legal in your area. Check out the American Suppressor Association for more information. Remember to meet all the requirements, including age, residency, and eligibility for firearm purchase.

You can learn more through the American Suppressor Association here!

Step 2: Find a Local Transfer SOT/FFL

Contact your local Transfer FFL to confirm their transfer process, fees, and willingness to accept transfers from Lone Wolf Arms.

Step 3: Purchase the ELIMIN8R .45 Suppressor

Ready to make your purchase? Simply add the ELIMIN8R to your cart and proceed to checkout. During checkout, select the FFL you've chosen for transfer. If your dealer isn't listed, reach out to our customer service team for assistance. Unsure about compatible accessories? We're here to help!

You can reach us at or through our chat feature!

Step 4: Lone Wolf Takes Charge

Once your order is confirmed and processed, we'll reach out to your transfer dealer and handle all necessary paperwork for transfer and shipment.

Step 5: Complete ATF Paperwork and Pay Tax Stamp Fee

Create an ATF eForms account and fill out the ATF Form 4 for transfer and registration at your local dealer. Follow the instructions carefully to avoid delays. Don't forget to submit the $200 Tax Stamp Fee along with your paperwork.

Step 6: Patience is Key, but some good news!

Now, it's time to wait for ATF approval. But thus far in this posting, the NFA wait times have SIGNIFICANTLY been reduced to mere days, read all about it here: Advancements in NFA Approval Times, A Game-Changer .

Step 7: Pick Up Your ELIMIN8R .45 Suppressor

Once your application is approved, your local dealer will contact you to arrange the transfer. Before taking possession, inspect your suppressor to ensure it matches your order.


Congratulations! You've successfully navigated the process of purchasing your ELIMIN8R .45 Suppressor. We can't wait for you to experience the difference it makes on the range. Share your feedback with us on social media and tag us on Instagram.