I got into a discussion with a couple guys from work. Both seem to be big gun guys and one is into silencers. It turns out the whole fairly decent NFA trust rules change in July. So if a guy wanted to pick up a can or 3 and be able to give them to his kids he would need to do something about it pretty soon.
The con's of silencers are being on another list and the cost. I'm not that worried about the list thing. I'm probably on a list or two anyway. The $200 for a tax stamp plus the cost of a suppressor puts them at several hundred bucks or more a piece. I will have to look at the money situation but silencers might well be my little divorce present to myself.
A 7.62 can, a .45 can (with 9mm insert), and either a 5.56 or .22lr can (initial research says 5.56 will work for .22lr if you clean it regularly so screw apart helps) would give me a ton of options. Very rough price tag for the full meal deal would be a bit above 2,500 including the NFA trust. Now I could get the kinda OK one suppressor option or the fairly decent 2 suppressor option if the cash for the full meal deal doesn't come together.
The pro's are significant. Being able to shoot with minimal hearing protection would be nice. Shooting the random annoying animal in a safe but kind of near town scenario would be handy. The tactical benefits would, within some scenarios, is significant. Having a house gun that won't deafen me (if I forgot to put on ear's) would be nice. Also the possibility for discretely harvesting game or sentry removal could be handy.
This came on pretty fast for me but if I am ever going to do it and be able to give them (legally) to my kids down the road the time to do it is now.