Target Time Defense Teams with Silencer Shop, Debuts S.I.D. Kiosk

If you've never purchased a sound suppressor (aka, silencer), or other NFA item, you may be intimidated by the process.

The purpose of this page is to clarify exactly how the NFA process works.

Have you been researching how to buy a silencer, short barrel rifle (SBR), short barrel shotgun (SBS), or machine gun online?  Are you feeling a bit confused?

There is so much conflicting and outdated information that it seems overwhelming to even think about diving in to begin the process.

Fortunately, buying an NFA item (such as a silencer) is a simple process that generally requires less paperwork than buying a new refrigerator! (Plus, suppressors are way “cooler” than fridges. Ha!)

In an ironic twist, ATF 41F opened the door for Silencer Shop to apply revolutionary technology to the suppressor ownership process in a way that was not possible prior to the rule changes. With the Secure Identity Documentation (S.I.D.) Kiosk and the Silencer Shop Mobile App, they’ve streamlined the arduous process to a more efficient and convenient practice. The entire process can be handled digitally and you won't have to fill out any paper forms!

Target Time Defense has the ONLY S.I.D. Kiosk within 100 miles of the Kansas City Metro area!

Moreover, many people are still under the mistaken impression that they need a Class 3 license in order to own a suppressor. Thankfully, this is NOT true. If you live in a state where suppressor ownership is legal (and you may legally purchase a firearm), then you can buy a suppressor. Woohoo!

Assuming you have already established that silencers are legal in your state. The following steps will guide you through the simple process to get your new silencer, short barrel rifle (SBR), or short barrel shotgun (SBS). 

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If you haven't done so already, signing-up for a Silencer Shop Account is the essential first step. Using the S.I.D. Kiosk requires that you have a Silencer Shop Account. Everything involved with your purchase, Tax Stamp, Form 1 or 4, or Trust keys off your email address. There is no cost to set-up a Silencer Shop Account. O

Be sure that you have chosen Target Time Defense as your "Selected Dealer". The silencer or NFA item will ship to Target Time Defense. We will contact you when it arrives. There is no "Transfer Fee" or shipping charge when you select Target Time Defense as your preferred dealer.

Once you have a Silencer Shop Account you can use this link: to log in to the S.I.D. system remotely. You can update any of your registration information, upload your trust or photo, change responsible persons on trusts, etc. Anything and everything you need to do to manage your NFA items except scan your fingerprints.


An added benefit of selecting Target Time Defense as your Preferred Dealer is that you can come in to our range and shoot your silencer/NFA item while you wait for your Tax Stamp to be issued by the ATF/NFA Branch. We call it "visitation"!

You will NOT be able to take possession of the suppressor/NFA item until the selected transfer has been approved by the NFA branch. You can check out the current wait times here. Most suppressor owners will agree that it's definitely worth the wait!


Selecting the correct silencer is an important decision. We offer six major categories of suppressors, with a wide array of units in each.

  1. RIMFIRE: For many people, the logical choice for a “first silencer” is to pick up a .22 can. They're as close to “Hollywood” quiet as possible and very enjoyable. The .22 silencer is also a very economical way to take the plunge into the world of NFA items, with most models selling for well under $400.

  2. PISTOL: This category is a great way to start shooting with silencers. These units provide reduced sound levels (often more than a good set of earmuffs), reduced coil, virtually eliminate blast, make faster follow-up shots possible, can increase accuracy, and are a good way to introduce new shooters to handguns.
  3. 5.56MM RIFLE: For rifle silencers, there are several effective options on the market. This category can be easily navigated if you ask yourself, “What are the most important characteristics that I’m looking for in a rifle silencer, such as: length, weight, sound suppression, attachment method, and caliber?”
  4. 7.62MM RIFLE: The same aspects of the 5.56mm rifle category apply to the 7.62mm rifle category.
  5. LARGE BORE: For higher caliber firearms (e.g., .338, .458, .50), the large bore class of suppressors brings several impressive, effective options to shooters.
  6. SHOTGUN & SPECIALTY: Somewhat of a niche category, this grouping offers suppressors for integral units, dedicated submachine gun cans, and silencers specially designed for a specific host firearm.

After purchasing, you’ll receive your serial number(s) and a registration code. Keep the code handy. You will need it when you come to Target Time Defense to use the S.I.D. Kiosk.

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All silencers, or other NFA items, require a 'Tax Stamp'. Silencer Shop makes the process easier by simply selling the tax stamp on their website - which can be added to your order, or purchased separately on another order. Silencer Shop will write the check directly to the ATF on your behalf, and will notify you via email as soon as it gets cashed. This also allows Silencer Shop to track each order more closely to ensure nothing is falling through the cracks. As a result, Silencer Shop is able to fully guarantee every Form 4 submission that is Powered By Silencer Shop! 

Be sure you have selected Target Time Defense as your preferred dealer. The silencer will be shipped to us and allow you to shoot it while you wait for your paperwork to come in.


Target Time Defense has invested in the S.I.D. Kiosk to make it as simple as possible to own an NFA device. At this time, Target Time Defense has the only S.I.D. Kiosk within a 100 mile radius of Kansas City. When you purchase a silencer/NFA item at Target Time Defense or on the Silencer Shop web site, selecting Target Time Defense as your preferred dealer, there is no charge to use the S.I.D. Kiosk. 

When you arrive at Target Time Defense you will need the QR Code or number sent to you by Silencer Shop when you signed-up for your Silencer Shop Account.

Please be advised that if you wish to use Target Time Defense's S.I.D. Kiosk for documentation on a silencer/NFA item purchased from a dealer other than Target Time Defense there will be a fee. Click here for a fee schedule for Kiosk Usage and NFA Transfers


Although the entire registration process can be completed “manually” via traditional forms, the opportunity to introduce new technology to streamline the procedure was too tempting to pass up. Therefore, the S.I.D. Kiosk and Silencer Shop Mobile offer suppressor enthusiasts new, convenient means to register your NFA items. Below is a breakdown of the needed intel and the specific outlets to accommodate each.

  1. Fingerprints: S.I.D. Kiosk
  2. Signature: S.I.D. Kiosk, Silencer Shop Mobile App, or Website
  3. Customer Profile: S.I.D. Kiosk, Silencer Shop Mobile App, or Website
    1. Email address
    2. Physical address
    3. Phone number
  4. Personal Information: S.I.D. Kiosk, Silencer Shop Mobile App, or Website
    1. Gender
    2. Date of birth
    3. Height
    4. Weight
    5. Etc.
  5. Photo: Silencer Shop Mobile App

All-in-all, the entire process should only take you around 10 minutes to complete at the S.I.D. Kiosk. Everything except the fingerprints can be collected later on the app or site if you are in a hurry!


Once you’ve completed the registration process, download the Silencer Shop Mobile app on your smartphone to snap the necessary photograph. This app allows for submission of a quick and convenient “selfie” that meets the ATF’s requirements. Plus, no more going to the local pharmacy for a passport photo!

Make sure take your selfie in front of a plain neutral background. Do not wear a hat. The ATF might not accept the image if take against a "busy" background. If you use your Silencer Shop account to register NFA items in the future, you must update your photo annually.

Click the buttons below to download the app to your phone. 



After you’ve checked each step off the list and all intel is submitted, a confirmation email/text will be sent. So, keep an eye on your account/phone to receive the notification ASAP. Unfortunately, the final hurdle is the toughest: Kick up your feet and wait!

Click on the NFA Tracker button below to see current NFA wait times.


The sooner you start the process, The sooner you'll be able to take your silencer/NFA device home.


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