Are Silencers Legal?
Yes, silencers are legal and they are easy to obtain through proper channels.
No, you do not need a license to purchase a silencer but you do have to pay a one-time $200 tax for each silencer you purchase. You also have to live in a state where silencers are legal and have to meet certain criteria to be eligible to own one.
There are several benefits to hunting or target shooting with suppressed firearms. Because listening to your surroundings is an important strategy in tracking prey, hunters very rarely if ever use hearing protection in tracking prey. Whether you are hunting big game, small game, or predators and varmints, a silencer will add enjoyment by removing the risk to your hearing and to the hearing of those around you. For target shooting it helps when you are giving instructions to a novice or a child and also will keep complaints down from neighbors for noise.