Buying a Firearm – Transfer Process
Step 1 – Find a local FFL
When you’re buying online (or having it shipped from another FFL), you need to make sure that the FFL is willing to conduct the transfer.
Also, if you’re having the gun sent to the FFL dealer, you need to see if they have any special rules to follow (transfer form to fill out) and what their transfer fee is. It’s a good idea to let them know what to expect if you already know what you’ll be transferring.
If you need help finding a local FFL, we cover that below.
Step 2 – Purchase the Firearm
Before a transfer can take place, you must purchase the firearm.
If you purchase the item online, you’re going to need to ship it to the FFL dealer you’ve found.
Step 3 – Ship the Firearm (optional)
When you purchase the gun online you are going to need to ship the firearm to the dealer where you want to transfer the gun.
We cover how to ship firearms below.
If the FFL you selected has a special form or process, be sure to follow it. It’s also a good idea to make sure the gun has your name and number in the package so that they can call you when the shipment arrives.
Step 4 – Transfer the Firearm
When you are on-site at the dealer’s location (or at a gun show), you start the transfer process by filling out the customer portion of the ATF Form 4473.
Take your time and answer honestly!
Common mistakes are including “USA” as the country instead of your county (e.g. Maricopa or Davidson) as required for your address and/or failing to answer all of the yes/no questions.
Once you have completed the form, you will hand the form and your government issued photo ID (don’t forget this) to the gun store employee and they’ll complete their portion of the form and run the NICS background check (unless you qualify for an exemption).
Once approved, they will give you the gun and it’s yours!
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