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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Farmer View Post
    My wait time was 8 weeks but that was back in 2008. Back then the prices were high, but not as bad as they are now. Prices will always reflect what the market will bear.

    I heard suppressors were under a hundred bucks in Europe and they are sold over the counter at sporting good stores.
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    Quote Originally Posted by racer88 View Post
    Naa... According to Fletch, "It's all ball-bearings these days."
    Racer,I guess you have never seen The Graduate. PLASTICS PLASTICS
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fish View Post
    Racer,I guess you have never seen The Graduate. PLASTICS PLASTICS
    Actually, yes. I thought of using THAT quote, but went for the Fletch quote instead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AFJuvat View Post

    Second, quality cans are made of various grades of steel, titanium and aluminum. Some of the grades of steel and titanium are not easy to machine. Also, the openings on both ends of the suppressor MUST be concentric with all of the baffles inside to avoid a bullet strike.

    Current wait times to get a stamp is currently about 6 months.
    Machining a can is not a complicated task. Any competent machinist could knock one out in no time. Even better, they are likely CNC machined. The cost is, minus overhead, one day of an engineer's time amortized over the number of units produced plus the cost of raws. Plug and play. I am simplifying a bit. There is also R&D, but again that is amortized.

    Tooling in my occupation (pharma tablets) has to be machined out of high grade tool steel to tolerances just as tight as a suppressor then put through heat treatment and QC. Each punch is less than $80 FOB.

    They're expensive for your first reason, because they can charge that much. It's a prime example of over zealous government regulation allowing for artificial markets.

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    Some stores like SilencerShop run promos from time to time where they will pay the $200 for the stamp if you buy from them.
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    I have a 7.62 can in tax stamp jail at my local GS, when I was shopping I found E-silencers had the lowest web price on the one I was shopping for. I never used them because my local store was within 30$ but it's somewhere to check.
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