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What is an FFL ?

A "FFL" is a Federal Firearm License. There are currently over 58,000 FFL holders nationwide. FFL holders are commonly gun stores, pawn shops, and retail sporting goods stores. However, there are also many individuals that hold a FFL. All firearms sold to individuals online must be shipped to a local FFL holder who will then transfer the firearm (via ATF form 4473 and associated background check) to the individual.


How do I arrange to have a local FFL handle my transfer ?

You can simply choose a local FFL from our list, or we can add your preferred local FFL to our list by simply having them fax us a copy of their FFL to (800) 804-5569. Please communicate with your chosen FFL prior to completing your purchase with us. You will want to ask for their approval of the transfer as well as their transfer fee.


What is the average FFL transfer fee ?

Although the transfer fee varies widely among the +58,000 FFL holders nationwide, the average fee tends to be around $25. For their exact transfer fee, please contact your chosen FFL directly.


Can you ship my firearm direct to me at my home or office ?

No, all firearms must be shipped to a verified FFL (Federal Firearm License) holder. The only exceptions are some black powder firearms, and then only to approved states.


How do I know if I can legally purchase a firearm?

Before you're able to take possession of your firearm from your dealer you'll be required to pass a background check. This is a fairly simple process. You'll fill out the below form and your dealer will call the information in to FBI NICS. Typically, while your dealer is on the phone he'll receive one of the following responses - approved, delayed, or denied. Please check your state and local regulations as well, several states/locals have additional requirements.

https://www.atf.gov/files/forms/download/atf-f-4473-1.pdf


Why does my Customer and Billing information have to match?

Due to firearm regulations the Customer name must match the Billing name, and this person must be the intended recipient of the firearm, meaning no one can pick up the firearm but you--the actual purchaser. If this information doesn't match, your order can be delayed or canceled with fees. Simply put, no one can order, pay for, or accept transfer of a firearm except you, the actual buyer.

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