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Why You Might Want to Make Your Own Suppressor

First, is it legal? Yes, so long as you follow the proper procedure and obtain Form 1 approval before you begin the build.

Second, how hard is it? Relatively speaking, not that hard. A suppressor must be properly built and has some demanding tolerances, but there are no moving parts.

But why? Because theATF eForm 1 approval process is 30 days while the paper form 4 (no e-filing available) is 10 months.

(Source: https://www.atf.gov/firearms/docs/newsletter/federal-firearms-licensee-newsletter-2019/download)

Is it hard? Not really. A good article is on Recoil magazine’s website here: https://www.recoilweb.com/diy-suppressor-155070.html

Is it expensive? No, it is probably less expensive than buying from a manufacturer.