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Firearm Purchase Protocols

THE SHOOTERS’ SPORTS CENTER, INC
FIREARMS PURCHASE PROTOCOLS

Firearms cannot be delivered directly to a consumer via any means other than person-to-person.  Therefore; if you are purchasing a firearm online or by phone, you will need to involve a Federal Firearms License (FFL) holder.

Once you make your firearms purchase and have an order number in hand, you will be required to follow up with us and provide the email address and contact information (Business name, phone #, and address info) for the destination FFL holder and we will contact them, get a copy of their FFL, and initiate the shipment on your behalf.

You may choose any FFL that you want, to transfer your firearm to.  However; remember, that FFL holders may not always be willing to transfer in firearms that they can order on your behalf and sell you.  We always recommend that you use a local shop that would normally service your purchases anyway.

Things to consider when choosing an FFL holder;

             FFL holders may charge you an incoming Transfer Fee,

             FFL holders (dependent on the State of delivery) may charge you a Records Check Fee,

             (Fees may vary from dealer to dealer)

             FFL holder (dependent on the State of delivery) may require you to pay sales tax.

Once we receive the FFL holder information from you, we will contact them to arrange shipping (as soon as they provide us with their FFL info and we verify it).  If your selected FFL holder does not respond within two (2) days, providing their FFL info, we will contact you for an alternate. 

With the FFL info in hand, we will process and ship your order within two (2) business days and provide you with a tracking number by email.  Delivery to your chosen FFL holder will take between 2-7 business days (dependent on the carrier, FEDEX, etc…) and whether it is a long gun or handgun.

(You may want to complete any necessary Records Check forms at the FFL holder in order to reduce the time it would take to actually receive the firearm upon its’ delivery to the FFL holder)

It is your responsibility to thoroughly inspect your firearm prior to taking delivery from the FFL holder and before the FFL holder completes the ATF required delivery paperwork.  The Shooters’ Sports Center will not accept a return or exchange of firearm once it has been legally transferred into your name by the FFL holder. 

If a defect or failure of the firearm occurs after that point, you must contact the manufacturer directly.  Manufacturers (at their discretion) determine whether a firearm will be repaired or replaced.  The dealer has no standing in this decision.

 


THE SHOOTERS’ SPORTS CENTER, INC
SUPPRESSOR PURCHASE PROTOCOLS
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Suppressors cannot be delivered directly to a consumer via any means other than person-to-person.  Therefore if you are purchasing a suppressor online or by phone, you will need to involve a Federal Firearms License (FFL) holder that also is a Class 3 Special Occupational Tax (SOT) licensee.

Once you make your suppressor purchase and have an order number in hand, you will be required to follow up with us and provide the email address and contact information (Business name, phone #, and address info) for the destination FFL/SOT holder.  We will contact the FFL to initiate paperwork and shipping.       

Purchase of a suppressor requires that specific Federal and State laws be met.  You may, under current law, purchase a suppressor as an individual or as a tax entity such as a trust, LLC, etc…

  1. If purchasing as an individual, the current law requires that your FFL/SOT dealer submit an ATF Form 4 to include a set of fingerprints and 2 passport size photographs. In addition you must obtain the signature of the Chief Law Enforcement Officer (CLEO) for your jurisdiction on the Form 4 application prior to submission.
  2. If you are doing the purchase as a tax entity (Trust, LLC, etc…) then you can bypass the fingerprinting & photos and have your dealer complete the Form 4, obtain a copy of the legal entity documents, and he/she will send in your application packet to NFA Branch of ATF.

On July 13, 2016, the laws regarding Form 4 applications will change to require that all individuals and responsible persons of a legal entity submit fingerprints and passport photos.  However, the need for the CLEO signature on the Form 4 will be deleted.

In both cases, you will need to include a $200 check addressed to Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives (BATF&E) as part of the processing packet.  This check is not refundable and is generally kept by ATF whether there is an approval or disapproval.

Your FFL/SOT dealer will go through this paperwork with you and explain the estimated timelines for processing the paperwork.   The wait times may seem excessively long, but with the demand for suppressors growing at a strong pace, the timeline for a dealer-to-dealer approval (NFA approval for us to ship to the dealer of your choice) and the follow up dealer-to-consumer approval (from your dealer of choice to you) may grow to a total period of 7-9 months.  The 1st part may take approximately 2-3 months, while the 2nd part may take an additional 4-8 months.

You may choose any FFL/SOT that you want, to transfer your suppressor to.  However, FFL/SOT holders may not always be willing to transfer in suppressors that they can order on your behalf and sell you.  It is your responsibility to check with your chosen dealer prior to purchase.  We always recommend that you use a local shop that would normally service your purchases.

Things to consider when choosing an FFL/SOT holder;

            FFL/SOT holders may charge you an incoming Transfer Fee,

            FFL/SOT holder (dependent on the State of delivery) may require you to pay sales tax.

If you are a Wisconsin resident and live within 2-3 hours from our store location in Racine, WI, you may be better off purchasing from us, and having us complete the paperwork rather than involve an additional dealer.  By having us complete the paperwork and commuting as necessary for the paperwork completion, you may eliminate that initial 2-4 months dealer to dealer delay. 

Once we receive the NFA dealer-to-dealer approval, we will ship the suppressor to the target FFL/SOT licensee.

It is your responsibility to thoroughly inspect your suppressor prior to taking delivery and before the FFL/SOT licensee completes the ATF required delivery paperwork.  The Shooters’ Sports Center will not accept a return or exchange of suppressor once it has been legally transferred into your name by the FFL/SOT licensee.