Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is an FFL?
    A "FFL" is a Federal Firearm License.  There are currently over 58,000 FFL holders nationwide.  FFL holders are commonly gun stores, pawn shops, and retail sporting goods stores.  However, there are also many individuals that hold a FFL.  All firearms sold to individuals online must be shipped to a local FFL holder who will then transfer the firearm (via ATF form 4473 and associated background check) to the individual.
  2. How do I arrange to have a local FFL handle my transfer?
    You can simply choose a local FFL from our list, or we can add your preferred local FFL to our list by simply having them email a copy to rob@spartanfirearms1.com  Please communicate with your chosen FFL prior to completing your purchase with us. You will want to ask for their approval of the transfer as well as their transfer fee.
  3. What is the average FFL transfer fee?
    Although the transfer fee varies widely among the +58,000 FFL holders nationwide, the average fee tends to be around $25.  For their exact transfer fee, please contact your chosen FFL directly. Our fee is only $20
  4. Can you ship my firearm direct to me at my home or office?
    No, all firearms must be shipped to a verified FFL (Federal Firearm License) holder.  The only exceptions are some black powder firearms, and then only to approved states.
  5. How do I know if I can legally purchase a firearm?
    Before you're able to take possession of your firearm from your dealer you'll be required to pass a background check. This is a fairly simple process. You'll fill out the below form and your dealer will call the information in to FBI NICS. Typically, while your dealer is on the phone he'll receive one of the following responses - approved, delayed, or denied. Please check your state and local regulations as well, several states/locals have additional requirements.
    Link to ATF 4473
  6. Do you guys accept gun trades and or will you buy my used gun?
    Yes! We are always looking to make trades and buy guns from customers in all 50 states. Singles or multiples. We will quote a trade/purchase price based upon your description of the gun and apply that amount to your trade order or send you a company check for an outright purchase. Please just email us from our Contact Us page to receive your no hassle trade value or purchase price and we will be happy to set the order up for you.