Owning a civilian legal silencer is easy: get a trust, buy a silencer, fill out some BATFE forms, pay the government $200, and pass go. In fact, the most difficult part of the process may be setting up your host weapon for the task. As a result, many clients find themselves on a wild goose chase for threaded barrels. Thus, a cottage industry has emerged. Firms like Storm Lake, Jarvis, Lone Wolf, EFK Fire Dragon, and Bar-Sto provide clients with threaded barrels for Glocks, Sigs, HKs, XDs, M&Ps, and 1911s. But, these barrels can reach upwards of $250-- a costly necessity that many users do not initially figure into the overall cost of the solution.
Thankfully, companies like Heckler & Koch, Sig Sauer, and Smith & Wesson are ahead of the curve. They currently offer models with threaded barrels as standard features. This is one of the reasons I purchased a USP Compact Tactical a few years ago. Eventually, I would want to suppress a weapon and wouldn't want to spend an extra $200 for a barrel.
The latest in this family of out-of-the-box tactical pistols is the brand new Sig Sauer P239 Tactical. It's a 9mm compact featuring Sig's awesome short reset trigger system (SRT), factory night sights, and three (3) 8-round magazines. It's everything you need to go silent-- save for the silencer, of course. It also has new forward cocking serrations on the slide, that are both functional and esthetically pleasing.
They're brand new, in stock, and only $725.34. If you're thinking about getting into the world of class 3 weaponry now, or in the near future-- take a look at the Sig P239 Tactical. It's a great solution in my opinion.
Have a good one.