Transfers

As an FFL/SOT, Detroit Armament is capable of handling standard firearm transfers as well as NFA item transfers.

READ THIS BEFORE YOU ORDER: As a dealer, I am able to order a wide range of firearms from nearly every manufacturer.  I am typically able to be very competitive on pricing - at the very worst, I can at least match a price.  Plus, if you order the firearm through me, there is no transfer fee or other additional fees.  The price I quote is always an out-the-door price.  Give me a call or send me an email and let me know what you're in the market for.  It's a win-win for both of us, I earn your business and you save money!

Firearm Transfers

Fees

Transfer fees for firearms is $15.00 per 4473 (background check form).  Up to 3 serial numbers can fit onto this form.  This means that you can pick up 3 firearms at a time for only $15!

Since storage space is limited, an additional $15 per firearm will be charged for every 30 days that has elapsed after the firearm arrives.

How it works:

You don't have to check in with me before having a firearm sent.  However, particularly around the holidays and hunting season, I may close up for a few days and have all my packages held.  If waiting until I get back in town would be a dealbreaker, I absolutely understand.  Just contact me to check my availability. 

 

Lots of retailers already have my license information on file.  In that case, you can just select me off their list the rest will be handled automatically!  Some retailers haven't worked with me yet, so they'll provide you with an email address where they want my license to be sent.  Give me that information plus your order number and I'll handle the rest.

Once your firearm arrives, it is very common that your name is not on the shipping label, so I won't know that it's yours.  I ask everyone to watch the tracking, and touch base with me when it is marked delivered.  I realize a lot of FFLs get irritated when customers call as soon as the tracking says it's delivered - I am quite the opposite.  Call or email me as soon as you see it shows as delivered!  If the tracking shows that the delivery was missed for the day, it's probably because they came by when I wasn't here.  That's okay.  I'll either make arrangements to have the package held for pickup, or they'll try again the next day.  I typically receive a handful of packages from each carrier (UPS, FedEx, USPS) every single day, and the deliveries are not scheduled.  They could come at 9AM or they could come at 6PM, I have no control or knowledge of when it is coming until the truck pulls up outside.  Unfortunately this means I can't be here for every delivery, but if I miss it one day, I do my best to stick around all day the next day.

 

Please do not show up without contacting me first.  I am a one person operation, and if I'm not expecting anyone to come by, I may leave for any number of reasons.  I feel terrible when I return to missed calls and voicemails from someone who showed up to my door with nobody here.

When you arrive, we'll fill out a few basic forms, and once a background check result comes back, the firearm is yours!

For information on how the background check works, you can feel free to call me with specific questions or do a google search for "NICS check" and you'll find a basic rundown on the system.

NFA Item Transfers

 

NFA Items include suppressors, short barreled shotguns, short barreled rifles, "Any Other Weapon", et cetera.

Fees

If you order the firearm/suppresor elsewhere, the transfer fee for a Form 4 NFA item is $75.  This includes storage until the tax stamp is approved.  If you order it through me, I do not charge a fee for transfer or storage.  Please note that the $200 tax stamp cost that is paid to the government is separate and is not included in any price I quote.

What happens while you wait

Many SOT dealers are also a gun range, so customers waiting on their tax stamp to be approved can come and "check out" their NFA item.  There is not a gun range on the premises, so this is not an option.  On occasion (about 8-12 times a year), range days will be scheduled.  Customers who have an NFA item here will be notified of the date and time.  Those who attend the range days will have the opportunity to use their own item(s) for which they have a pending Form 4 for the duration of the session.  Afterwards it will be returned to secure storage.  For items such as a suppressor, customers are welcome to make an appointment to come by and test fit onto their firearm, take pictures, etc.  Suppressor alignment rods in the calibers of .22, .30, 6.5, 9mm, and .45 are available for use.  Assistance with timing muzzle devices is also available.