Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Which AMTAC models are compatible with my rifle?

Compatibility varies by barrel diameter and gas-system length. Click here to check.

Is it Legal to own a suppressor?

Yes, Federal law allows private ownership of a suppressor.  Some states however do not allow civilians to own silencers.

Which states allow suppressor ownership?

Laws are always changing so check with your own state.  As of the posting of this answer silencers are legal for civilian ownership in AL, AR, AK, AZ, CO, CT, FL, GA, ID, IN, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MI, MO, MS, MT, ND, NE, NV, NH, NM, NC, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WV and WY.

What is required to purchase a silencer?

This depends on the method you use to purchase the item—as an individual, a corporation, or a trust. Each has their own benefits. To buy as an individual, you need a passport photo, a fingerprint card, a background check, and some paperwork. Check out our How to Buy article for detailed, step-by-step information on how to purchase a suppressor.

How do AMTAC suppressors improve accuracy?

All good Suppressors reduce recoil and muzzle blast, and everyone shoots better under those conditions.

The AMTAC uniBaffle design continues to add velocity while the bullet travels through the suppressor. This is referred to as suppressor push, and it leads to a higher muzzle velocity and flatter trajectory for long-range shooting.

As the bullet passes through the uniBaffle, the air around it loses pressure gradually instead of all at once. This effectively reduces the standard deviation of muzzle velocity by up to 20% and results in tighter groups and a smaller vertical spread on long-range targets. 

Where can I buy AMTAC suppressors?

Any FFL Class 3 dealer can sell AMTAC suppressors. Check our dealer locator here. If you don’t see your dealer listed, give your favorite class 3 dealer a call and tell them you want an AMTAC suppressor—or contact us directly and we will work with them to get your next suppressor in stock.

What suppressor fits my rifle?

Barrel length, barrel diameter, and gas system length all play into this answer. Check out our Suppressor Guide to find the right suppressor for your rifle.

Can the SNIPER-series suppressor be used on my AR?

As long as the over-barrel length is shorter than the distance from your gas block to the muzzle crown, yes.

Can the CQB be used on my bolt gun?

As long as the barrel is no larger than .76” when measured 6” back from the crown, yes.

Can I use my .223 suppressor on a .22 lr?

At this time, we do not recommend using our 556 suppressors on .22 rimfire rifles.

Can I use my .30 (762) suppressor on a .223?

Yes. A .30 (762) suppressor will provide slightly less noise reduction when used on a .223 than appropriately sized .223 (556) suppressor will, but it is still a drastic difference when compared to an unsuppressed rifle. You will need to buy a 5/8-24 to 1/2-28 thread adapter (available through our Store).

Are AMTAC suppressors full-auto rated?

Yes- go have fun!

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