What is a Transfer?
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Firearms can be purchased online and from individuals via the internet by anyone with a credit card, but in order to receive said firearm, you must transfer it via a local Federal Firearms Licensee. This is commonly called a transfer and, because of internet deals, this is often a great way to go for the consumer. This has caused some controversy with local dealers who simply can't compete with online mega dealers, such as Grab-A-Gun, Bud's Gun Store, Primary Arms, etc. The local FFL (gun store) charges a fee for the transfer and, due to the loss of revenue to the online stores, transfer fees have been rising, with some reaching as high as $55 in San Antonio. We believe in the consumer's ability to purchase at great prices and keep our transfer fee low, starting at $20.
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Our transfer fees start at $20 for current Texas License to Carry or Concealed Carry permits, active duty military, veterans, EMTs, and fire fighters with valid credentials (non-NFA items only). Additional firearm transfers are $15 each during the same transaction.
All other transfers are $30 and $20 per additional firearm (non-NFA items only).
The cost of NFA transfers are $95 per item and you will have to provide a Silencer Shop account for the transfer. All of our paperwork is filed through Silencer Shop and any fees associated with setting up the account will be the responsibility of the customer.
What's an NFA?
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Someone somewhere thought certain guns needed special taxes added, so the National Firearm Act (NFA) was born. Some examples of items that are covered by the NFA are short barrel rifles, suppressors, and machine guns. These items also have special paperwork and extended wait periods for every item purchased.
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Once you have chosen us as your local FFL, please take a moment to FILL OUT THE FORM BELOW so we know you have a firearm on its way to us. Without this, we may not know who the item is for, and shipment may be refused.
We will contact you by email once your item has arrived, been logged, and is ready for transfer. This may take up to 24 hours depending on the volume of transfers.
UPS /FedEx tracking is not an indicator that your firearm is ready.
Once you are contacted, you will be able to pick up your firearm during normal business hours:
The firearm MUST be picked up by the person who purchased it from the seller and verified by State ID.
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In order to transfer, you must follow all State and Federal laws for owning a firearm. This includes a full background check. For more on background checks and purchase requirements, please see our FAQs.
In accordance with the Child Safety Lock Act of 2005, All firearms leaving the store must have a child lock included. If your transfer does not include a lock YOU WILL HAVE TO PURCHASE ONE BEFORE IT CAN LEAVE THE STORE. This generally only applies to used guns.
Any transfer not picked up within one month will be subject to an additional fee, unless prior arrangements are made. If a transfer is abandoned (not picked up 90 days from arrival) the firearm will be disposed of, with no compensation to the purchaser.
Once you have chosen Transfer Station as your local dealer, please fill out this form so we will know your firearm is on the way!
We will contact you once your firearm is ready for pick up.