GEMTECH Frequently Asked Questions

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This page addresses our most frequently asked questions that we have received from our customers, with answers based on our experience learned over the past few decades and making tens of thousands of suppressors. The questions are divided into various topics to help narrow down your search. If you are new to suppressors think of this as a bit of "Suppressors 101". If you don't find the answer to what you are looking for below, just e-mail our staff by clicking here.


HOW TO PURCHASE SILENCERS FAQ:
  • Are suppressors legal to own?
  • Do I need a license to buy or own a suppressor?
  • What is the process to purchase a suppressor?
  • Where can I download the necessary forms?
  • Should I fill out the paperwork now to get a head start?
  • Can Gemtech provide me with a serial number to put on my paperwork?
  • What is the $200 Transfer tax about?
  • What is a Chief Law Enforcement Officer (CLEO) Sign-off?
  • What is the procedure to purchase as a Corporation or Trust?
  • Can I purchase a suppressor directly from Gemtech?
  • Can I purchase accessories directly from Gemtech?
  • I am Law Enforcement / Military. Can I purchase direct from Gemtech?
  • Does Gemtech offer a Law Enforcement / Military Discount?
GENERAL FAQ:
  • Silencer or Suppressor? What's the difference?
  • How does a suppressor work?
  • What is First Round Pop (FRP)?
  • How does a suppressor mount to my gun?
  • How long will my suppressor last?
  • Does Gemtech make any shotgun suppressors?
  • What is the minimum barrel length I can use with my suppressor?
RIFLE FAQ:
  • I have a "Brand X" AR-15 type rifle. Do you make a suppressor for it?
  • You have several different models of 5.56mm suppressors. Which one should I buy?
  • You have several different models of 7.62mm suppressors. What is the difference?
  • What types of flash hiders/brakes will the HALO fit?
  • Can I use a .308/7.62mm suppressor on other calibers?
  • Can I shoot .22-250 through a 5.56mm suppressor?
  • Can I shoot .22LR or other rimfire calibers through my 5.56mm suppressor?
  • Can/Should a rifle suppressor be shot "wet"?
  • What ammunition do you recommend for best performance?
  • Do you make a suppressor for 6.8mm SPC, 6.5 Grendel, .270 Win, etc.?
  • Are your 7.62mm suppressors rated for use with .300 Win. Mag. or .300 WSM?
  • I have a non-AR-15 rifle in .223/5.56mm, will your suppressors fit?
AR-15 SPECIFIC FAQ:
  • What AR15 rails will your suppressors fit under?
  • Do I need to shoot subsonic ammo with my suppressor?
  • What is the minimum barrel length recommendation?
  • Why is there more gas blow back when I shoot with a suppressor?
  • Do your suppressors work with gas-piston type AR-15's?
  • Can I use my suppressor with a .22LR conversion kit?
  • Can I use a 5.56mm suppressor on an AR Pistol?
PISTOL FAQ:
  • What is an LID and do I need one?
  • How does a suppressor mount to my handgun?
  • Can my factory barrel be threaded?
  • Does Gemtech sell threaded barrels for pistols?
  • Where can I get a threaded barrel for my pistol if it's one Gemtech doesn't sell?
  • What pistol ammunition do you recommend for best performance?
  • Can I shoot .22LR through my 9mm or other pistol suppressor?
  • What is a "wet" suppressor?
  • What should I use as media/ablative to "wet" my suppressor?
  • Do you have any QD pistol suppressors?
  • Do you offer the Multimount in other calibers?
  • How do I mount a suppressor to my Walther P22
  • How do I mount a suppressor to my Sig Mosquito
  • How do I mount a suppressor to my GSG-5P or GSG-5PK
  • Is the Blackside-45 rated for .45 Super?
  • Is the Blackside-40 rated for 10mm?
  • Can the Blackside-40 or Blackside-45 be used on a carbine?
  • Is the Blackside-40 or Blackside-45 rated for full-auto?
  • Can a revolver be suppressed?
RIMFIRE FAQ:
  • Can I shoot Aguila Sniper SubSonic (SSS)?
  • What .22LR ammunition do you recommend for best performance?
  • Is the Outback-IID rated for full-auto?
  • Can the Outback-IID be taken apart for cleaning?
  • Can I shoot .17HMR, .22 Mag, 5.7x28mm, or other calibers through my Outback-II?
  • Can I shoot shot shells (snake shot)?
  • Can/Should a rimfire suppressor be shot "wet"?
SMG FAQ:
  • Which suppressors fit on an MP5?
  • Do you offer the MULTIMOUNT in other calibers?
  • Does the MULTIMOUNT fit on a MAC?
  • Does the Mossad-II fit the Micro Uzi?
  • What SMG's do you make suppressors for?
FN 5.7 x 28mm FAQ: TALON UPPER FAQ:
  • What is the barrel length of the TALON?
  • What mount do I need to put a MULTIMOUNT onto the TALON?
  • Does the TALON include a bolt and charging handle?
  • Can I have a barrel with 3-lug or other threads?
  • Can I have a different rail?
  • What lowers will the TALON work with?
  • Do you make a non-SBR version of the TALON?
AMMUNITION FAQ:
  • General Ammunition Notices - Gemtech
  • What ammunition should I use with my suppressor?
  • Can I use frangible ammo?
  • Do I need to shoot subsonic rifle ammo with my suppressor?
  • Can I shoot subsonic rifle ammo with my suppressor?
  • What is the maximum velocity for ammunition to remain subsonic?
  • Can I shoot tracer ammo through my suppressor?
  • Do you have any loading data for subsonic loads?
  • Can I shoot different calibers through my suppressor than what it was made for?
ACCESSORIES & ADAPTERS:
  • Can I order accessories and adapters directly from Gemtech?
  • Do I need a license to buy accessories?
  • Can I order replacement parts from Gemtech?
CLEANING & MAINTENANCE FAQ:
  • Do I need to clean my suppressor?
  • What solvents should I use or avoid using for cleaning?
  • Do any of your suppressors come apart for cleaning?
REPAIR FAQ:
  • Can a suppressor be repaired?
  • What is the process to send a suppressor in for repair?
  • Can you rebuild your suppressors?
  • I have a suppressor model you no longer make. Do you still repair them?
  • I have a suppressor made by someone else. Can you repair of modify it to your specs?
SHOP SERVICES & CUSTOM WORK FAQ:

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