I have received many calls recently asking me to explain what is needed to buy a gun online. So I thought it might be time for a post on the topic.
If you want to buy a gun from an online retailer, go ahead. It is much like buying a book from amazon.com. For example, you go to www.budsgunshop.com, ⇒ find the gun you would like to buy, press the “BUY NOW” or “ADD TO CART” button, press the “CHECKOUT” button, sign in or register an account, complete the transaction.
During the checkout process, they will ask you what FFL you want to use to transfer the gun. Sometimes this step will come via email after you have checked out. When it comes up, tell them you would like to use Classic American Gunsmith (434-989-1263 / firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you are told during the checkout process, or by email afterward, that the buyer is responsible for making sure that your FFL sends the seller a copy of their FFL. To do this, simply send us an email that includes the seller’s email address, your name, your telephone number, description(s) of the gun(s) you are having transferred, and any identification numbers (auction number, item number, invoice number, etc.) that will identify the gun(s) being transferred to the seller.
Once you have completed the transaction with the seller and sent us the email described above you are good to go. You will receive an email from us letting you know that the paperwork for your transfer has been sent. When we receive your gun(s) in the shop, we will contact you to let you know.
Then you come into the shop with your Virginia driver’s license and five dollars cash (it is $6 in you pay by card) per gun. You fill out the federal and state paperwork. We run you through the computer, and as soon as it is approved you can take your gun(s) home with you.
It really is that simple. If you have any questions, please give us a call at 434-989-1263 or stop by the shop.