Psst! Pass it on ... Silencer Central just released its new Banish Backcountry suppressor. Just in case you didn't know, it's lawful to own silencers in 42 states, and legal to hunt with them in 40 of those. Why would you want to hunt with a suppressor? Well, the biggest benefit is that it reduces the potential for hearing damage to the hunter. It also reduces felt recoil, and if follow-up shots are necessary, the reduced report is less likely to spook game. Finally, it's just plain polite to use your "inside voice" whenever you can!
The Banish Backcountry was created for serious backcountry hunts ... you know, the kind where you start out with a backpack that weighs 20 lbs., but somehow it magically doubles in weight by the end of Mile Two? This multi-caliber, extremely lightweight suppressor is specifically designed for backcountry hunts, where every ounce you carry matters. At 7.8 ozs., the Banish Backcountry promises to stay slim even at the end of your longest, most arduous treks.
Crafted of 100% titanium, the Backcountry is fully welded and can accept calibers up to .300 RUM. It's 5.5" long, 1.6" in diameter and features a direct thread and muzzle brake. It reduces sound by 30dB, a huge boon for those of us who are searching for hearing aids in our forties. The MSRP is $1,099 ... and buying it will be a lot simpler than you think. Our friends at American Rifleman detailed the process:
First, you call the company and discuss suppressor options with a sales associate until you decide on the right model. This employee takes your information and enters it into the system. You can also buy directly online.
Company software creates personalized ATF paperwork for you, and a state-specific gun trust comes free with every suppressor purchased through Silencer Central. The paperwork is then sent to you, either digitally via DocuSign or by hardcopy through the mail, for your signature. Ink and a set of fingerprint cards is mailed to your residence, as are instructions on how to take a passport picture using your cell phone—so both of these steps can be accomplished from the privacy of your own home.
You then send the fingerprints and paperwork back to Silencer Central in a pre-addressed envelope supplied by the company, and email your photo to the sales associate. Once received, your fingerprints and photographs are scanned into the system and saved for use with future purchases—so you’ll never need to repeat those steps—and you are notified by email (and SMS) that your packet has been received. Prior to submittal, your completed paperwork is reviewed by Silencer Central’s compliance team, and then emailed to you, along with your NFA gun trust.
Silencer Central then submits your application and notifies state law enforcement of the transfer for you, and not only provides monthly updates on your status, but also ATF’s email address and phone number so you can check on the progress of your application yourself. If approval takes longer than is the current norm, the system flags it and a representative contacts ATF for an explanation.
Once approval has been received, you are notified, and final documentation is sent for your signature—upon receipt of which your suppressor is shipped straight to your front door. So well-oiled is the procedure that—once the company has your fingerprints and picture on file—the staff can often submit a packet on the same day that the customer places the order. And while having an email address and/or a camera-capable cell phone will certainly help accelerate the process, neither is necessary to complete a Silencer Central order.
“We took the iconic Banish line a step further with the Banish Backcountry,” said Brandon Maddox, CEO of Silencer Central. “We’re in the business of creating the most successful suppressors in the industry. It’s no secret that Banish suppressors provide unmatched noise and recoil reduction, and the Backcountry encompasses all that and more.”
Want to get started? Check out the Silencer Central website here!