About Us

Who you’re doing business with by Scott Jansen

Silencer HQ, YOUR Silencer Headquarters.



Silencer HQ started life as American Reaper Arms LLC in the small town of Shelby, Nebraska. It started as a hobby located in the basement of a house back in 2007. In 2012 we moved the business to a shop in downtown Columbus, Nebraska. We were a part-time venture at the time and worked in the evenings and weekends to accommodate my day job. A year later we relocated again, this time to Bennet, Nebraska. We began operating as a full time retail shop specializing in NFA sales. This was the result of a partnership that has allowed us to venture into many other things in the firearm industry.
Silencers have been my passion since I was first handed one while serving with the 101st Airborne division (Air Assault) while in Iraq. That allowed me to see the benefits that silencers offer first hand and I have been hooked ever since. Now my passion is selling silencers and sharing my knowledge of the benefits they offer with others.

Today, Silencer HQ is an 1800 sq. ft. brick and mortar store located in Bennet, NE and now a great online place to shop for the latest Silencer and firearms products. We now offer a wide variety of other services and products at a very competitive price and backed with the real world knowledge and honesty our customers have grown to love and deserve.

Silencer HQ is a veteran owned and operated business.

We also offer some very specific gun smithing services such as NFA engraving, Cerakote, Stippling, Optic mounting and most AR building services with more to come very soon……

Here is a introduction to Silencer HQ’s staff.

Scott Jansen, President 
Scott’s background includes 1 and a half years in the Nebraska Army National Guard as an 11B Infantryman and 8 years active duty Army with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) as an Infantryman. His duties included: Team leader, Scout Sniper, Scout Sniper Team Leader, and SOTIC Sniper Instructor. He completed two combat deployments to Iraq in 2003 and again in 2005. After leaving the military Scott obtained a Machine Tool Tech degree. He is married with 4 boys.

Michelle Jansen, Office Manager
Michelle is the real brains of the operation and keeps the ass-hatery to a tolerable level. Michelle is married to Scott and has the most difficult background of anyone in the shop. She put up with married life in the military while raising the kids on almost entirely on her own during Scott’s absence while on training and multiple deployments. Michelle runs the behind the scenes show and handles all of the NFA paperwork ensuring that everything runs in a timely manner.

Jon Simons, Chief BSO
Jon spent 4 years on Active Duty as an 11B Grunt. He tried 1 year in the Arizona National Guard before deciding to move on to bigger and better things. He completed one combat deployment to Iraq from 2003-2004. Jon had to privilege of being deployed with an amazing group of guys which included Scott Jansen. Jon held the positions of Rifleman, SAW gunner, M240B machine gunner, Machine Gun Team Leader and Rifle Team Leader while serving in the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). After leaving the service, Jon became a Factory-Certified Harley Davidson Mechanic until his love for all things that go boom brought him into the Firearms Industry.