It was suggested on another thread that one shouldn't tell the whole world that one makes silencers at home for fun or advertise it on a public forum. Well what kind of downer is that? What is this forum for then anyway? I'll be damned if I am going to settle for the kinds of silencers that are commercially made in the USA or their sky high prices. I do not settle for the kinds of ammo in the store either. Ditto for how I configure my guns. Doing it yourself at home is friggin awesome and should be encouraged wherever it is legal to do so. I love making silencers. They are easy to make if you settle for so-so performance, a real challenge if you want the ultimate in noise reduction. My silencers lave a bit to be desired in finish, but I have had the opportunity to shoot them against some well made commercial brands and mine sound nearly as good or just as good. Compare it to the satisfaction of reloading your own ammo, and then multiply times ten. I learned how to operate a lathe by making my first silencer for a 300 whisper AR-15. It also fits on a TC contender carbine and a Universal M-1 carbine. So far I have made 12 cans and will not stop until it is illegal or I run out of guns to suppress. While the law is oppressive and strict, it is easy to follow and not run afoul of. I am here on this forum for two reasons. The first is to promote silencer use and lobby for changing the law in Washington State. WA is one of the 37 states that allow civilians to own silencers without an FFL/SOT, but the only one of those states that bans their use. They even permit people to move in close to rifle ranges then complain about the noise knowing that RCW 9.41.250(c) prohibits any kind of firearm noise suppression even if it is not attached to the gun. The second reason to get new ideas for my next projects. I am especially indebted to those builders outside of the USA as they are able to experiment more than I am as they do not have to pay a tax every time they make a silencer or a new part for it. In the USA a person needs to live in AL, AR, AK, AZ, CO, CT, FL, GA, ID, IN, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MO (with C&R), MS, MT, NE, NV, NH, NM, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WV, WI, and WY. FFL/SOT’s can own them in CA, IA, MA, and MI. WA bans use. A few states required that the silencer be registered with the feds. TX technically bans possession, but registration is an affirmative defense to prosecution, so the ATF routinely approves their transfer there. I will not discuss the means of title 2 firearms ownership by a licensee (FFL’s and SOT’s) but instead will limit it to buying, selling and making them by paying the $200 tax and using the various ATF forms to register them individually.