I know, I’m excited about it too. As some of you may know, Suppressors, otherwise known as silencers or cans, are now legal in the state of Minnesota as of July 1, 2015.
Why would anyone want a suppressor?
According to Wikipedia, “A suppressor, sound suppressor, sound moderator, or silencer is a device attached to or part of the barrel of a firearm or air gun which reduces the amount of noise and visible muzzle flash generated by firing. Suppressors are typically constructed of a metal cylinder with internal mechanisms to reduce the sound of firing by slowing the escaping propellant gas and can also slightly increase the speed of the bullet.”
A suppressor allows hunters and firearm enthusiasts to enjoy their sport with less risk of damaging their hearing. Essentially, it’s a muffler for your firearm. It does not completely eliminate the shot but it does reduce the noise to much safer levels. This is the main reason why someone would want to purchase a suppressor.
There are other benefits as well such as reduced recoil. This allows better accuracy for the shooter, especially on follow up shots which means the projectiles are more likely to hit their intended target.
How do I get a silencer?
There are a couple ways to go about getting a silencer but all of them require a Special Occupational Tax (SOT) stamp. Watch for more information coming up on our blog with details of how to go through the process and how to find the best route for you.