Purchasing a firearm online is easy! Contrary to what some may believe, doing so does not create a loophole that allows a person to avoid doing a background check. You can purchase a gun online just like any other product. However, it cannot be shipped directly to you. Every gun purchased online is shipped to a licensed firearms dealer (FFL holder), where the buyer can pick it up. Below are some commonly asked questions when it comes to buying a gun online. Please note that individual states may have local laws and restrictions that prohibit you from purchasing certain types of firearms, ammunition or accessories. Please make sure to check your local laws before ordering.
1. Can I buy a gun online?
Yes, you can purchase a gun online just like any other product. The only difference is that we cannot ship a firearm directly to you. A firearm must be shipped to a licensed firearms dealer, where you can pick it up.
2. Can you ship a firearm to my house?
No, we can not ship a firearm to your house, unless you have an FFL.
3. What is an FFL?
An "FFL" is a Federal Firearms License. These licenses are commonly held by gun stores, pawn shops, and sporting goods stores. However, there are also many individuals that hold an FFL.
4. 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 an FFL Dealer Locator.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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. Also, please watch any tracking information we have sent you for your order. 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.
8.Can I return a firearm?
All firearms are brand new and in the manufacturer's packaging unless otherwise noted. Because of our great deals, firearms cannot be returned to GunsNBows.com. If you find the firearm defective, the manufacturer will be more than willing to assist you in a repair or replacement.
General Firearm Information:
All firearms, magazines, receivers and restricted law enforcement items are sold and shipped in accordance with all existing federal, state and local laws and regulations. Many of the firearms, magazines and parts for sale on this website may be restricted or prohibited in your area. Please check your local and state regulations before ordering.
All new firearms are shipped in the original manufacturer's box, with magazine(s), accessories and applicable warranty. Firearms requiring warranty work must be returned to the factory within 1 year of purchase for repair. Accessories and special order items not normally sold by our store will not be covered under warranty even if these products are part of an integrated firearms package, unless we have guaranteed the entire package in writing. Please contact the original manufacturer for warranty information on all accessories and special order items.
There are some products that require GunsNBows.com to have a Federal Firearms License (FFL) on file in order to ship. These items are regulated by the BATF.
It is the buyer’s responsibility to comply with all Federal, State, and Local laws in their area.
The recipient of FFL items must be at least 21 years old.
You must be 18 or older to purchase rifle or shotgun ammunition and 21 or older to purchase handgun ammunition. All ammunition will be shipped ground with adult signature required. Always make sure to use the correct ammunition for your specific firearms. Check your local laws for any other regulations.
ATTENTION: Residents of California, Connecticut, Delaware, Washington DC, Illinois, Kansas, Massachusetts, New York and Washington - please check with your local laws for restrictions before ordering any ammunition products.