How To Purchase A Gun Online
You must be 18 or older to purchase long guns and 21 or older to purchase hand guns. You must comply with Federal, State and Local Laws at the time of order and transfer of ownership
Federal Law mandates that guns may only be shipped to a Federal Firearms Licensed (FFL) dealer. The dealer will ensure that you are legally allowed to purchase the gun under all Federal, State and Local Laws before completing the gun transfer. The majority of dealers charge a fee for this service that is NOT included in your purchase transaction with Sportsman’s Guide and is to be paid to the FFL Dealer at the time of transfer. If applicable the FFL Dealer may also reserve the right to charge Sales Tax on your gun total as well as the transfer fee.
In order to purchase your gun and have us ship to your chosen FFL dealer, you must complete the following steps listed below before we can process your order. Failure to complete these steps will cause a delay in the shipping of your order.
Pick your gun!
If your order also contains non-gun items, those items will ship directly to you.
Select a FFL dealer (Your gun will be shipped here)
Use our comprehensive FFL search tool to select an FFL dealer near you that will accept and perform your transfer. You can search for and select your FFL dealer now OR during the checkout process.
In-Network (Preferred Dealer) – While all authorized FFL dealers are available to select, using one of our In-Network dealers will expedite the processing of your order, saving you time. In-Network dealers have agreed to process compliant ATF gun transfers for Sportsman’s Guide customers (dealer transfer fees still apply).
Live in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area? Select Sportsman’s Guide’s Retail Store as your FFL dealer to avoid FFL transfer fees!
Out-of-Network – When using an FFL that is not a Sportsman’s Guide In-Network dealer; prior to placing your order, first contact the dealer to ensure they are willing to process the transfer for you and that the gun is compliant with Federal, State and Local Laws.
Contact FFL Dealer
In-Network (Preferred Dealer) – Contact the dealer to ensure the gun is compliant with Federal, State and Local Laws.
Out-of-Network – Contact the dealer to confirm that the transfer is compliant with Federal, State and Local Laws and that the chosen dealer will assist the transfer.
Submit Your Order!
A flat rate Gun Processing Fee of $14.99 will be applied for each gun on your order. Your gun will ship directly to your selected FFL Dealer via 2nd Day Air (Hand Guns) or Ground (Long Guns) shipping.
Pick up your gun at your selected FFL Dealer
Work with your selected FFL dealer to arrange your gun transfer. At the time of pick up, you will need to arrive with all proper identification and documentation / licenses to show that you can legally purchase and possess the gun.
The FFL Dealer will complete a background screening using the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) as required.
You should closely inspect the gun and verify the make, model, caliber/gauge and condition matches with what you ordered before any paperwork is filled out. If there are any issues with the gun do NOT complete the transfer paperwork, please contact Sportsman’s Guide Customer Service at
A 15% fee will apply to all cancelled or returned firearms. Once the firearm is transferred through your selected FFL dealer, returns are no longer accepted.
(When an Out-of-Network FFL is Selected)
Within 6 calendar days of placing your order, your chosen FFL Dealer must provide us with a copy of their FFL license. Failure to complete this process within 6 calendar days of ordering will result in your entire order being cancelled. Once the FFL license is received, the gun will ship to the FFL dealer within 3-7 business day pending FFL review and processing. You will receive a shipping confirmation when your order ships. We will request the dealer contact you when your gun is ready for pickup.
If you selected a dealer in California: California dealers must also include their CA firearms dealer (CFD) number on their license. Review CA State restrictions for firearms at http://certguns.doj.ca.gov/.
The chosen FFL Dealer can fax or Email Their FFL license along with your order number to: