ATF Form 4 thread. Process and approvals!

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If those are paper form 4’s for suppressors that is very impressive and very odd. Most paper forms are taking 10-12 months currently and some even longer.

I’m at 11 months on one and 9 on another.
Also 34 days on a e-form 4.
 

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I have 2 pending from December and just submitted another one earlier this week. Hoping they get processed sooner than later. I am suppose to be get my BOGO Octane 45 before the end of June and get to do it all over again.

I did use the 24 month exemption this time for the Trust paperwork. I certified that nothing has changed on my Trust since the last approval (4/3/22) and provided the details of the approval. This cuts down having to send the Trust information. Works for the eForm 1s I do so I want to see if it works for the Form 4s. Will definitely save my some toner and paper in the long run.
 
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I have gotten 2 back this year for customers ( have only filed 2 this year also)
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E-filed 1-25-22
Approved 6-7-22
Mailed in prints
also not a US citizen, Has green card

#2
E-filed 6-15-22
Approved 6-29-22
Mailed in prints
This has to be the fastest I have seen, 14 days. He had emailed me yesterday and said his fingerprints had finally gotten there.
 

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So today I certified my first eForm 4, I still have 2 pending from almost a year ago that were done through SilencerCo before the new eForm4 came out.
Now I wait to see which comes through first.
 

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Paper form 4 - suppressor
Trust with two responsible people
Dead Air Sandman-S

Purchased 5/30/21
Went pending 6/18/21
Approved 9/2/22
Pickup 9/10/22

468 days since purchase date.
442 days from pending to approved.
Just shy of 15 months.

This is my first suppressor.
 

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So the supressor that started this thread finally came in
filed July 26 got the OK on Sept 13
And the one from Aug 23rd came in the shop's mail on Sept 17
So they were running a little over a year, on the old system.
I'm still waiting on a third, done through the new system back on/about mid July. Now to see how they compare.
 

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Paper form 4 - suppressor
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Rugged Obsidian 9

Purchased 8/22/21
Went pending 9/17/21
Approved 9/14/22
Pickup from dealer 9/26/22
Examiner was Sara B. Free????

400 days since purchase date.
362 days from pending to approved.
 

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Dead Air Mask HD

Purchased 3/18/22
Went pending 3/24/22
Approved 12/1/22
Pickup from dealer 12/1/22
Examiner was Cathleen Sheppard

258 days since purchase date.
252 days from pending to approved.
 

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so with the new system we are slowly creeping back to the old wait times, this is total BS
Yup, the entire process is a joke. It is a little better than the paper form but not by much, and now the paper form will barely be used.

I’m done with the NFA for now. Just got my third suppressor approved and have nothing else pending. Only other thing I would do is SBR my AP5 at some point.
 
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