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IMPORTANT NOTICE: K3 Armory will be implementing rate increases on most FFL Transfer services starting on January 1, 2023. Read more about these price changes.

Inbound FFL Transfers for Online Firearm Purchases

Federal law requires that all firearms are shipped to a Federal Firearm Licensee (FFL) Dealer like K3 Armory. The buyer that the firearm is being transferred to, will then fill out the proper paperwork and complete the required background check prior to being allowed to take possession of the firearm.

Firearms CAN be legally purchased online. But they CAN NOT be shipped directly to your home. Federal law requires that firearms must be shipped to a local Federal Firearm Licensee (FFL) Dealer in your State, such as K3 Armory. Then the firearm will be “transferred” to you via an Inbound FFL Transfer.

A long distance transfer is when a seller is too far away to bring the item in person. This is common when someone purchases a gun through an auction service like GunBroker, classified website, from a distant gun store/FFL Dealer or receives a firearm from an out of state seller. This requires an Inbound FFL Transfer.

K3 Armory provides inbound FFL Transfer services for firearms that you have purchased online (or long distance from another seller/dealer) and have then been delivered to us by the seller on your behalf.

When you are ready to purchase, simply follow the easy steps below to start your Inbound FFL Transfer with K3 Armory. These steps should only be followed if you're local to the Richmond, Virginia area and/or are able visit our location in Chesterfield, VA to complete your transfer.

Inbound FFL Transfer Steps

If you are in the Richmond, VA area and would like to use K3 Armory as your inbound FFL transfer agent, please follow these important steps:

  • STEP #1:

    Review and fully understand the following info and links before proceeding!

    1. How to Buy a Gun Online
    2. Inbound FFL Transfer FAQs
    3. FFL Transfer Terms and Conditions
  • STEP #2:

    Purchase the firearm online from another seller/FFL Dealer.

    Since firearms can't be shipped directly to your home, you'll have to pick a local Federal Firearm Licensee (FFL) Dealer like K3 Armory to have your order shipped to. Then you’ll need to have the firearm “transferred” to you via an FFL Transfer.

    During the checkout process with most online firearm sellers, you'll be required to select your preferred local FFL Dealer. Search for us by city/zip code/name and select K3 Armory as your ship-to local FFL Dealer.

    IMPORTANT: Your seller will not ship your order until they have confirmed that K3 Armory is a valid FFL holder. It's possible they have this information on file already. If not, your Seller will need to be provided a signed copy of our FFL license document. Give your seller our email address or other contact info and they will coordinate this with us directly.

  • STEP #3:

    Contact us by email and provide the following:

    1. Your seller/FFL Dealer's name, phone number, and email address.
    2. Your contact information such as name, mailing address, email address and phone number. This is very important so that we can contact you once we receive your order.
    3. A list of what you purchased - what is being shipped to us on your behalf for an FFL Transfer.
  • STEP #4:

    Wait of the firearm to deliver to us. As soon as the firearm arrives at our location, we will log it in to our system and contact you by phone and/or email to let you know that it's ready for pickup. Please allow us 1-2 business days after we receive your item to process it and contact you.

    Once you have heard from us confirming that your firearms has been received, visit our online scheduling page to book your FFL Transfer appointment. FFL Transfers are by appointment only. Please do not schedule an appointment until you are instructed to do so AND do not call, email or drop-in to request an appointment time.

    Payment for your FFL Transfer fee is preferred at the time of booking. You'll be able to submit a secure, online payment through our website. All fees are outlined in detail on this page.

  • STEP #5:

    Before the appointment time, you should be proactive and ensure that they have the necessary identification, documents and payment that will be required to complete the FFL Transfer. Refer to our Inbound FFL Transfer FAQs for a complete list of what documentation is needed.

  • STEP #6:

    Arrive at our location for your scheduled appointment time to complete your Inbound FFL Transfer. Be sure that you have the necessary identification and payment for the transfer fee. Refer to our Inbound FFL Transfer FAQs for a complete list of what you will need to pickup your order.

    Once here, you will fill out the federal and state firearm purchase forms and present the proper identification. K3 Armory will then complete a background and criminal history check.

    Anyone buying a gun in Virginia must pass a background check before the firearm can be transferred to their possession.

    Once the paperwork is complete, you have passed the required background check and paid the FFL Transfer fee; the firearm will be officially transferred to you and you'll be able to take your new gun home!


Inbound FFL Transfers

Inbound FFL Transfer services for firearms that you have purchased online from another seller that have then been delivered to us and are ready for you to pickup.


* For Virginia residents and $50 for out-of-state residents (long guns only). Additional weapons are $10 each.
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Quick Links and Resources

Important quick links to Inbound FFL Transfer information and resources for buyers:

Schedule A Transfer Appointment Inbound FFL Transfer FAQs FFL Transfer Terms How to buy a gun online Contact Us