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6-Time UFC Champ Randy Couture Talks Silencers

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Randy Couture has seen action in the U.S. Army and in the cage of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), but now, he’s talking about a different fight. He’s speaking out about the benefits of noise suppressors (silencers) and his fight to get a permit for them.

Couture says it took him over six months to get a permit to own a noise suppressor. Couture is an avid hunter, shooter and advocate who says shooting with a silencer would help people like him prevent further hearing loss after suffering hearing damage in the U.S. Army.

Randy Couture is a six-time world champion in mixed martial arts and even has his own action figure, but he found it difficult to get a permit to own a noise suppressor. Nevertheless, he continued to work at gaining the permit, and as a result, he has been able to explore a completely new and relaxing way to shoot.

He no longer worries about the potential hearing damage that can come from shooting and is able to focus on being a better shooter.

According to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, a noise suppressor is “any device for silencing, muffling, or diminishing the report of a portable firearm…” and is governed under the National Firearms Act (NFA).

So, can a person legally own a suppressor?

The answer is yes, but you must first fill out an ATF Form 1.

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6-Time UFC Champ Randy Couture Talks Silencers