What is a Courtesy Transfer?
Because of various state and federal gun laws, the ways you can sell or transfer a firearm are subject to various restrictions. Because of these restrictions, a firearm sometimes has to be transferred between two Federal Firearm License (FFL) holders before an individual can take possession of it.
Here are a few examples of when this is required. This is not a complete list. If you would like more information on the specifics, we recommend contacting the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.
- An individual wishes to purchase a firearm from another individual who lives in another state.
- An individual wishes to purchase a handgun from a dealer in another state.
- An individual wishes to purchase a rifle or shotgun from a dealer in another state, and there is a law in his state of residency or the state of the dealer that prevents them from purchasing it directly.
You can also contact us if you have any additional questions. The fees provided on this page are subject to change. The fees shown are current as of August 22, 2006.
Shipping a firearm to another state?
If the firearm is purchased at Outdoor America Store, you only need to pay the cost of the firearm plus shipping. No additional handling fee is charged. If the firearm was not purchased from us, we charge $25.00 plus the cost of shipping.
You will need to provide the name, address, telephone number and fax number for the FFL holder at the destination.
Having a firearm shipped to you?
We charge $35.00 for receiving a firearm from another FFL holder. Please contact us before the firearm is shipped to pay the fee and let us know it will be coming. This helps us to ensure that you are contacted promptly and that all the paperwork is in order.
Class III Firearms
We also handle transfers of Class III firearms. Our fee for these transfers is $50.00 or 10% of the cost of the firearm, whichever is higher.