NFA Process

NFA Process


Triangle Shooting Academy is happy to partner with to meet the needs of our customers in a timely manner. Any NFA items not available in-store can be purchased directly through Silencer Shop. See Silencer Shop for a complete list of available brands.



-Must be 21 years of age

-Official government photo I.D. with current North Carolina residence



-Your tax stamp and silencer will be paid upfront. Tax stamps cost $200.00. Silencer Shop charges a $5.00 processing fee.

-There is no transfer fee when you purchase a silencer through Triangle Shooting Academy's retail store or through SilencerShop.

-NFA Transfers are $100.00. Prior to purchase please contact our Compliance Manager at for further processing information. In addition, applicants that use the SilencerShop Kiosk will be subject to a $40.00 fee.



Silencer Shop SID KioskNFA Purchase Process

Step One - Register

To purchase a silencer, SBR or any other NFA item, start by creating a free account with An email will be sent to the email account you provided that contains a QR code or a Kiosk code - save this email as you will need it at a later date.

Once an account has been created, download the Silencer Shop App to your mobile device. Within the Silencer Shop App, upload a passport-style photo of yourself.

When taking your photo remember the following:

-Remove any headgear such as glasses, hats, etc.
-Make sure you are well lit but not washed out or casting shadows
-Take your photo in front of a solid lighter colored background - no busy backgrounds
-Make sure your entire head, face and upper shoulders are within the frame. Leave a small space above your head and the edge of the photo.
-The photo will be printed with 2"x2" dimensions. When uploading, make sure the file size is a minimum of 720x720 pixels. If you are taking your photo within the Silencer Shop App, the dimensions and file size will automatically be the correct format.


Step Two - Buy

There are a couple of ways you can buy your NFA Item. Either in-store at Triangle Shooting Academy or online at Silencer Shop.



If you choose to purchase your item through Silencer Shop, it's as simple as logging into your account, adding the item to your cart and adding the required Tax Stamp to your cart. All you have to do after that is checkout!


If you choose to purchase your item through Triangle Shooting Academy's in-stock inventory, we suggest purchasing your Tax Stamp through Silencer Shop prior to purchasing your item. Simply sign in to your Silencer Shop Account and add the required Tax Stamp to your cart and checkout. After that purchase, you can visit us in-store and purchase your item through us.

Note: For paperwork to start being processed, your Tax Stamp must be purchased. There is no way to purchase an NFA item without paying for a Tax Stamp. Triangle Shooting Academy does not collect payment for Tax Stamps.


Step Three - Submit

Visit our Silencer Shop Kiosk located in our Retail Store and sign in under your account. Use the QR code or kiosk code that Silencer Shop provided you via email upon account registration. Once inside your account, complete and submit your fingerprints and demographic information. If you have any issues during this process, a Triangle Shooting Academy Retail Team Member will happily assist you! 


Step Four - Sign

Once your information has been submitted, Silencer Shop will begin completing your Form 4. Your Form 4 will be sent to you electronically via DocuSign to the email address you have provided. Sign and submit the Form 4 back to Silencer Shop through DocuSign. After it has been submitted, Silencer Shop will review all documents and submit the Form 4 to the ATF for processing. Please note that the DocuSign email is not immediate and can take between 1-2 weeks.


Step Five - Wait 

Waiting sounds like a weird thing to list as a step but it's definitely part of the process. Form 4s can take up to a year to be processed by the ATF. Triangle Shooting Academy and Silencer Shop have no way of expediting this process. However, we have made the wait more tolerable by permitting guests to "Shoot While They Wait". This means, if you purchased your NFA item through Triangle Shooting Academy and we are holding your item, you are permitted to use it on the range. Once you hit the waiting period, stop by the retail sales counter and we will explain the process of using your item while you wait.



If you would like to process your silencer through a Trust, you will need to work directly with Silencer Shop in providing the Trust document. Triangle Shooting Academy does not create Trust Documents. 



Questions and Comments

If you have any questions about the NFA Purchasing Process, please feel free to stop in or send an email to If your question is urgent, please visit us in person.


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