An Interview With Mike Pappas and Gary Hughes of Dead Air Silencers

Have questions about firearm silencers and the silencer industry? Check out this great interview with industry titans Mike Pappas (who gives great back rubs) and Gary Hughes. The uncut interview is above, but new YouTube channel Shooter Opinions has also broken it down into chapters, which are linked below: 1 of 10: Sound metering […]

NFA Firearms, Forms, and Revenue Statistics

By Ryan Cleckner Welcome to the mother-lode of ATF-related data on NFA firearms. Each year the ATF publishes a report that includes data on the number of firearms in commerce (made, exported, and imported) and statistics on NFA firearms (forms, revenue, and distribution) and FFLs (applications and inspections). In the ATF’s Firearms Commerce in the United […]

New From Hurricane Butterfly: Typhoon 12 Magazine-Fed Shorty Shotty at SHOT Show 2017

Hurricane Butterfly has been importing and exporting firearms, components, and manufacturing for many years. With deliveries starting this month, they’re now officially diving into sales of their own firearms, too. First up is the Typhoon 12, which is sold in various configurations as an AOW (any other weapon) or SBS (short barreled shotgun). In either […]

Gun Review: Serbu SUPER-SHORTY Shotgun

  For nearly 20 years, Mark Serbu’s SUPER-SHORTY has been the standard-bearer among the super-compact shotgun set. Built from either a Mossberg 500 or a Remington 870 that started life with a pistol grip, the S-S is considered an “Any Other Weapon” (AOW) under NFA law, meaning a $5 tax stamp instead of $200 as […]

NFA For Beginners: Form 1 to Manufacture an NFA Item

When an individual or a trust/corporation purchases an existing NFA-regulated “firearm” (silencer, short-barreled rifle, short-barreled shotgun, “any other weapon,” destructive device, or machine gun), the application for transfer is done via ATF Form 4. When an individual or a trust/corporation wants to create an NFA item, whether it’s as simple as a minor configuration change or […]

ATF Imposes Unofficial One-Year Waiting Period For Suppressor Transfers

Canadian shooters don’t exactly live in a gun-owner’s paradise. Still, the news isn’t all bad up there. That image isn’t Photoshopped: it’s the Dominion Arms ‘Grizzly’ 8.5″ shotgun. It holds five shots and for our friends in the Great White North it’s in stock now for just $449 Canadian. But only for Canadians. Importation of individual firearms into the US […]

Some Good News (finally) About NFA Wait Times

As recently as June, Nick lamented the ever-increasing wait times for the NFA approval queue. As I am currently not-so-patiently waiting for approvals on three silencers, I’ve been watching this situation with more than a passing interest. Fortunately, there finally seems to be some good news on the horizon . . .