Prepper Diary January 10: It’s Official, I bought a Suppressor

I pull the trigger on buying a suppressor. See the full details on what I bought, where, and why.

Two days ago, I wrote about the possibility of buying a suppressor, also known as a silencer.  Now it is official, I’ve paid a deposit and the paperwork has been started.  I still have to submit my fingerprints and a photograph, but the process is underway.

Best of all, I did it all from my desk; I didn’t even have to leave my house.  Once the approvals are complete, it will be mailed directly to me.  I’m also getting a free NFA firearms trust which will legally own the suppressor.

This is my first NFA weapon. I guess now the BATE knows who I am now.

Who am I kidding; they’ve probably had my name in the database for years.

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Prepper Diary January 8: I Decide to Buy a Suppressor

Like muscles, your rights deteriorate if not exercised, so in light of yesterday’s events, I decided to do my part for freedom by buying a suppressor.

I am seriously considering buying a suppressor, paying for the tax stamp, and filing the paperwork before Inauguration Day.  I don’t expect to get the BATFE approval for months and months, but I figure it cannot hurt to get the paperwork started before Joe Biden starts signing executive orders or forcing legislation through the Senate.  It is also possible that prices will increase and availability will decrease if there were to be any significant gun control legislation.

Right now, finding ammo is tough because demand is so high.  That’s driving up the price of common calibers like 9mm and 5.56/.223 as well as specialty ammo, hunting ammo, and even unusual calibers.  Reloading components are also in short supply.  Suppressors are still available, so I think I will act now, while I still can.

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