Before building your own NFA item, you file an ATF Form 1. It involves the same $200 tax and registration process as the Form 4 that’s filed when purchasing an NFA item from a dealer, but the approval times are significantly faster. In fact, for quite a while now eFiled Form 1s have been consistently approved in just 2 to 5 weeks!
Since making your own silencer and navigating the ATF eForms system is difficult, JK Armament and Silencer Shop have partnered up to help on both fronts.
JK Armament’s Modular Solvent Trap Kits (pistol or rifle) are not controlled items — it’s just aluminum cups design to catch cleaning solvents coming out the muzzle of your firearm. However, should you drill through the cups in order to create a bore through which a bullet can pass, it becomes an effective silencer. JK makes the physical drilling of the MST cups easy and foolproof with their Drill Jig Kits. Nothing more than a hand drill and a bench vise are required to produce centered, concentric bore holes in the cups.
(Read TTAG’s easy guide to buying a silencer here.)
To make this process legal, Silencer Shop is providing Form 1 filing service for just $34.95 (you’ll still pay your $200 tax). They take care of the hard stuff and ensure that everything is filled out and filed correctly.
Just don’t forget, Form 1 approval is mandatory in order to legally turn a solvent trap into a silencer.
JK Armament’s and Silencer Shop’s press release follows:
JK Armament and Silencer Shop ink deal for Pistol and Rifle Modular Solvent Traps.
JK Armament and Silencer Shop announce revolutionary Modular Solvent Traps (MSTs) available exclusively on SilencerShop.com or through Powered By Silencer Shop dealers.
Effective immediately, all JK Armament Modular Solvent Traps, accessories, and tools will be sold solely through Silencer Shop. Additionally, with every MST purchase on SilencerShop.com, Silencer Shop will offer an optional eForm 1 service.
Form 1 qualified, configurable in any length, and multi-caliber, JK Armament’s Modular Solvent Trap is designed for pistol or rifle adaptation. The pistol model supports traps on 9 MM, 45 CAL, and 10 MM; whereas the rifle model supports 22 LR and 30 CAL traps.
“Silencer Shop is excited to be carrying JK Armament. Jake Kunsky has built a really awesome product with a wide range of applications. Plus, JK’s Modular Solvent Traps are form 1 qualified. Who wouldn’t want that besides Nancy Pelosi?” says Dave Matheny, founder and CEO of Silencer Shop.
“We are excited to supply customers with a unique tool that is tough and modular, and able to tackle any job a solvent trap could be asked to do,” states Jake Kunsky, owner and operator of JK Armament.
About JK Armament Widely known for their Jake brake, JK Armament has acclaimed recognition within the firearm industry for pushing the seams with innovative technology. Jake Kunsky, the founder of JK Armament, has over 20 years in the industry, including hands-on experience during combat deployments and weapons development with companies such as Gemtech Suppressors and Maxim Defense.
About Silencer Shop As the industry’s largest suppressor distributor, Silencer Shop’s goal is to supply customers with a suite of services that allow for a simpler silencer ownership process. With the most trafficked suppressor website, a robust nationwide network of kiosks, and ATF compliance and customer support, Silencer Shop provides the most efficient process of acquiring NFA items.