How do I buy a firearm online?
Buying a firearm online is a bit of a misnomer. You can’t just order one and have it shipped directly, rather, the seller needs to ship the firearm to a licensed dealer (FFL) in your state of residence. Then you need to go, in person, to complete the paperwork process (transfer) in order to take possession of the firearm.
In Michigan, you don’t need a License to Purchase (LTP) if you are transferring/purchasing from a local dealer. You will need a government-issued ID that shows your current address as well as meet all other requirements for firearm ownership. As of March 4, 2020 a Michigan Concealed Pistol License (CPL) is no longer a valid substitute for a NICS background check. All applications will be run through NICS.
What do you charge?
Great question! Here is our pricing:
- $25 for transfers, both inbound and outbound
- Shipping a gun would be the above transfer fee plus shipping costs
- Gunsmithing is $40 per hour plus parts
Why would I use you for shipping?
For a long gun, you likely wouldn’t. For a handgun, things are a little more complicated. Non-licensed individuals are not allowed to use the postal service, rather, they must use a contract carrier (UPS, FedEx, etc). When doing so, the sender MUST declare the item to be a handgun, at which point the carrier will require it ship priority overnight. Due to the high cost, using a local FFL is often considerably cheaper.
We have a number of customers that sell on auction sites and bring those guns in for shipping.
Do you have a showroom or walk-in hours?
No. Part of being flexible and less expensive is that we are home-based. We do not stock firearms or have a showroom. We are strictly by appointment only.