Sharp eyed TFB reader “RB” spotted an Instagram post showing SilencerCo suppressors and accessories on display at a Bass Pro Shop location. The original posting picture, ironically enough, was made by The Farm Gun Works, a firearms dealer in Naples, Florida specializing in the sale and transfer of NFA regulated items such as silencers. According to Bass Pro staff at the Estero, FL location, there are 6 locations that have begun carrying silencers (updated below to 10 stores nation wide via Capitol Armory).
The arrival of silencers at large retail sporting goods stores like Bass Pro is a significant event. As recently as a few years ago, NFA firearms like suppressors, were unique to smaller FFL/SOT dealers where customers come to shop specifically for “niche” items. Obviously, these high-traffic locations will give manufacturers like SilencerCo increased visibility.