Guide To Buying A Firearm Online

Guide to buying Firearms Online

Buying a gun online is easy and contrary to what many politicians may want you to believe, doing so does not create a loophole that that would allow a person who would otherwise be prohibited from obtaining a firearm legally to avoid doing a background check. You are allowed by law to purchase a firearm online just like you would any other product however, the firearm cannot be shipped directly to you unless you are a federal firearms licensee. Every firearm purchased online is required by federal law to be shipped to a licensed firearms dealer where you, the buyer can pick it up. In an effort to clear up some of the confusion we've provided the answers to the most commonly asked questions people have asked us regarding purchasing firearms online.

 

Is it legal to purchase a firearm online?
Yes! You are legally allowed to purchase a firearm online just like you would any other product. The only difference is that we cannot ship a firearm directly to you unless you are a federal firearms licensee. Your firearm must be shipped to a licensed firearms dealer in your area, where you can pick it up after completing the required transfer form (Form 4473) and background check.
Can you ship a firearm directly to me?
No, we are prohibited by federal law from shipping a firearm directly to you unless you have a valid federal firearms license.
What is an FFL?
"FFL" is an abbreviation for a Federal Firearms License or licensee. These licenses are required to be held by gun stores, pawn shops, and sporting goods stores. There are also many individuals who hold an FFL however the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (BATFE) has recently been limiting the ability of persons who are not actively engaged in the business of firearms manufacturing or commerce from obtaining a license.
How do I find an FFL in my area to have my firearm shipped to?

There are thousands of federally licensed firearms dealers across the country so there's a good chance you have a several if not many nearby. The easiest way to locate an FFL dealer near you is to use this FFL Dealer Locator.

Any time you place an order for a firearm with us it is recommended that you to contact the FFL dealer you have chosen in your area to receive it and let them know that it is coming. You can also use that call or visit to inquire about any possible transfer fees they might charge and make any necessary arrangements for picking up your firearm.