Form 4 wait time

Papamo

Online Training Member
Online Training Access
Minuteman
Feb 10, 2018
9
9
6
Nevada
Form 4 individual
10/22/2018 Received at Atf
7/27/2019 Approved
8/3/2019 Picked up at dealer
TBAC 338 ULTRA
 

tlsmith22

Sergeant
Belligerents
Nov 9, 2008
578
164
49
48
ALABAMA
Form 4 single shot trust
9/8/18 check cashed
7/31/19 Approved
? Pick up at dealer

Have 3 more pending from 10/20/18
 

cecztayl

Private
Belligerents
Feb 4, 2011
52
4
12
30
We have had a couple approvals come back last week on forms mailed in October.

Today I called about my personal form 4.
Mailed 9/5/18
Payment charged 9/13/18
Approved 8/4/19
 

cecztayl

Private
Belligerents
Feb 4, 2011
52
4
12
30
That’s what the lady said. I called her yesterday and she said, “well I’ve got some good news. Your form 4 was approved yesterday 8/4/19.”
Then proceeded to tell me the form should arrive in about 10 days but could take up to 30.
 
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FUNCTIONAL

Dirty Civilian
Belligerents
Feb 19, 2012
771
211
49
Charlotte, NC
That’s what the lady said. I called her yesterday and she said, “well I’ve got some good news. Your form 4 was approved yesterday 8/4/19.”
Then proceeded to tell me the form should arrive in about 10 days but could take up to 30.
Guess this is why they havent gone to Eform....everyone wants weekend overtime.
 

Daherc

Private
Minuteman
Aug 10, 2019
14
4
6
I have 2 can stamps coming.
Trust
Ordered on 9/4/18
Cashed 9/22/18 according to my bank (9/24/18)
As of 7/23/19 - “still processing” and the lady said about 1 year from check cashing to receiving a stamp is typical right now.
Hopefully any day now.
 

awpk03s

Private
Belligerents
Jun 17, 2017
240
84
34
Ohio
I called today and learned that 2 of my cans (Dead Air Mask and Ghost) were just approved 11Aug, these were purchased at my dealer last year 6Sept.

So now to wait for the stamps to arrive.

My Sandman from October 2018 is still pending though.
 

Strykervet

Resident Phoenix Eye and Dim Mak Instructor
Belligerents
Jun 5, 2011
4,204
2,631
219
43
Pierce County, WA
Form 4, trust.

Filled out on Aug. 9 2019... STILL WAITING!!!

Seriously, they're saying 8 months in WA FWIW. About average I guess. I won't pester them unless it goes over ten months though.
 

Fixr

Sergeant
Belligerents
Nov 13, 2011
204
51
34
Northern Virginia
TBAC 338 Ultra paid in full w/50% off cert on 7/22/19. It won't have a serial number until January 2020, I'll be stoked if I have it in my possession by the first quarter of 2021....
 

Daherc

Private
Minuteman
Aug 10, 2019
14
4
6
I called again today and my forms are still in processing. Checks cashed on 9/22/18.
 

Tt78

Private
Belligerents
May 17, 2014
10
2
6
Filled out Form 4 and paid for stamp one year ago today, check cached 8/27/18, still no stamp. My CCW was renewed in the past month so I think I'm still not a felon.
 

NorthWesterner

Private
Belligerents
Minuteman
Dec 24, 2017
318
67
34
31
Sedro Woolley, WA
Any clue how long it would “roughly” take once it gets assigned to an examiner?
I have no idea. They even ventured to tell me “I should be close” to being assigned. I asked why some have received stamps who submitted form 4 trust after me. She said they go to different groups and some work faster than others. So basically it’s a total shit show and there is little organization going on. You just get lucky or you don’t. Seems legit for a 1+ year wait.
 
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Daherc

Private
Minuteman
Aug 10, 2019
14
4
6
I have no idea. They even ventured to tell me “I should be close” to being assigned. I asked why some have received stamps who submitted form 4 trust after me. She said they go to different groups and some work faster than others. So basically it’s a total shit show and there is little organization going on. You just get lucky or you don’t. Seems legit for a 1+ year wait.
I spoke to a local suppressor shop owner, who is one of the largest suppressor dealers in the midwest, a couple of moths back and he told me the government shutdown screwed up the ATF review teams.

He said the teams were mainly comprised of non-government contract employees, and that they transferred to “essential departments”during the shutdown because the fed was going to have to pay their contracts whether they worked or not.

I guess most of these contract employees did not come back to the review teams, so they had to train in a bunch of new people.

That in addition to the additional forms submitted during the shutdown have created a significant backup.
 

Backcountryguy

Private
Minuteman
Aug 18, 2019
47
17
12
Form 4 Trust- 1 RP
Purchase date: 8-22-2018
Check cashed: 9-3-2018
Paperwork “Accepted”: 9-11-2018
Stamp approved: 8-16-2019
Stamp received: ???

Called today, found out it got approved on Friday! Just giving a heads up for those waiting.

11 months, 5 days since paperwork acceptance

Dakota Silencer Varminter 4.0...have the 30 cal, 6.5 cal, and .22 cal end caps. Pretty excited to go test it out!
 
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little_scrapper

Sergeant of the Hide
Belligerents
Minuteman
May 31, 2019
130
42
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Gawd I hope so. This will be my first ever dip into the NFA pool. I want to be able to put my grandson on my knee and say **grandpa voice** "grandson, back in my day we were allowed to own a hollow tube." " It took a year of govt BS to get it but weeeeee would eventually get it" "too bad the liberals took over "
 

davere

Double Oh Negative
Belligerents
Jan 24, 2011
451
117
49
Kommiefornia
drperformanceshooting.com
Our check was cashed about the same time. I think mine was about a week before yours. Hopefully we get ours back in the next month or so.
I wouldn't get your hopes up too high, unfortunately. I have a can outstanding - check cashing date was 10/23/18. Seems like they're running about 11 months, right now, so I'm hoping to see it next month. You're probably looking at Thanksgiving, if things stay the same...
 
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nn8734

nn8734
Belligerents
Feb 26, 2013
441
148
49
Las Vegas, NV
Form 4 Individual

Suppressor: Knights Armament MK11 Mod 0
Submission date: 9/15/2018
Check cashed: 9/25/2018
Approval: 8/11/2019
Tax Stamp in hand: 8/20/2019

One down, three more cans to go, lol.
 

Daherc

Private
Minuteman
Aug 10, 2019
14
4
6
I hope my stamps show up in the next week or so. I should be picking up my FNX Tac 45 on Thursday or Friday, and it sure would be nice to have a can to thread on the end of it.
 

awpk03s

Private
Belligerents
Jun 17, 2017
240
84
34
Ohio
I called today and learned that 2 of my cans (Dead Air Mask and Ghost) were just approved 11Aug, these were purchased at my dealer last year 6Sept.

So now to wait for the stamps to arrive.

My Sandman from October 2018 is still pending though.
Picked up my Dead Air Mask and Ghost cans and stamps yesterday. 348 days from purchase to pickup.
 
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mudpig

Sergeant
Belligerents
Feb 6, 2013
246
45
34
48
Tacoma, WA
Form 4- 2 person trust
8/27/18 purchase
9/19/18 stamp cashed
8/26/19 phone call that my Lane Suppressor is being let out of Purgatory today :D
 

Daherc

Private
Minuteman
Aug 10, 2019
14
4
6
Check cashed on 9/24/18 and today's check in said it was still in processing. Should be soon though.
 

8pointer

Gunny Sergeant
Belligerents
Minuteman
Nov 20, 2018
557
286
69
For anyone doing e-file Form 1 did you guys use Silencer Shop? ATF site? I did my Form 4 through SS was easy peezey....