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What is an FFL?

What is an FFL?

The term “FFL” stands for Federal Firearms License. These permits are frequently held by sports goods businesses, pawnbrokers, and gun shops. However, a sizable number of people also possess an FFL.

How do I choose an FFL to have my gun shipped to?

With thousands of dealers across the country, there’s a good chance you have a few nearby. You can find one by searching FFL Dealer Locator.

When you place your order with us, the FFL Dealer Locator will let you choose a licensed dealer to have your firearm shipped to. Out of courtesy to the receiving dealer, it is always recommended that you contact them to inquire about any possible transfer fees and to make any necessary arrangements for picking up your firearm.

Do I have to contact the FFL dealer?

Yes, you must contact the FFL dealer you’ve chosen to make them aware of the transfer and to make any necessary arrangements for picking up your firearm. It is also recommended that you inquire about any possible transfer fees they may charge.

By not contacting the dealer, there is a higher chance that the dealer will not accept your firearm, or that the dealer will not be available when the package is expected to arrive. If the firearm is returned to us for one of these reasons, additional shipping charges and/or return fees may apply.

Do I have to fill out a background check?

Yes, but not through us. Any necessary paperwork and background check is completed between you, the actual buyer/transferee, and the receiving dealer. This is usually done at the time you pick up your firearm.

How will I know when my gun is ready to be picked up?

When first contacting the dealer you’ve chosen, it is recommended that you make arrangements with them to pick up your firearm. When we ship your firearm, we include your contact information in the package. Most dealers will use this information to notify you once the firearm is ready to be picked up.

Some dealers may require extra time before a firearm is ready to be picked up. If you see that the package has been delivered, but you haven’t received a call from the dealer, you may also contact them yourself to inquire when the firearm will be ready.

Can I return a firearm?

If the firearm hasn’t been picked up from the receiving FFL dealer, it may be returned to Sportsman’s Outdoor Superstore.

Please check the handgun carefully to make sure there are no obvious flaws while it is still in the FFL dealer’s possession. Before you pick up the handgun from your dealer, please get in touch with us if you see anything unusual. We may arrange for it to be delivered back to us, and after careful examination, we will give you the option of a replacement firearm, if available, or a refund for the original handgun.

Depending on the cause of your return, restocking fees of up to $50 per firearm will be subtracted from your refund.

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