Firearms Sales / Transfer Requirements

Long Guns:

  • Valid California Drivers License or Identification Card with current address
  • US Citizen (Legal Alien and Nonimmigrant Alien, see below)
  • Buyer must be at least 18 years of age (21 years of age to purchase a Stripped Lower Receiver)
Handguns:
  • Valid California Drivers License or Identification Card with current address
  • Valid FSC (Firearm Safety Certificate) See below for information
  • Secondary Proof of Residency (Utility Bill, Residential Lease, Property Deed, Current Government-issued License / Permit / Registration)
  • US Citizen (Legal Alien and Nonimmigrant Alien, see below)
  • Buyer must be at least 21 years of age

If the DL/ID does not have the current address, then another valid GOVERNMENT-ISSUED document showing the current residence address must be presented. Utility bills (privately owned company), Brown DMV change of address card, hunting license do not apply. Examples of acceptable documents: DMV Registration, City owned Utility Bill, etc. This is required for ALL firearm transactions.

DL/ID WITH PO BOXES ARE NOT ACCEPTED and above requirement applies.

Legal Aliens and Nonimmigrant Aliens MUST provide 3 current consecutive months of Utility Bills for all firearms transactions. Nonimmigrant Aliens MUST also provide a current Hunting License or Permit.

ALL FIREARMS SALES ARE FINAL

25% Restocking Fee on Denied DROS or any other circumstances where the firearm cannot be delivered to the customer.

All firearms must be picked up within 30 days from the date your DROS was submitted. If you go over 30 days, we must run another DROS ($25.00) on your firearm and wait another 10 days.

Storage Fees / Abandoned Firearms:

Firearms received that have not begun DROS within 2 weeks of being received from their transfering FFL will incur a $50 storage fee for up to 30 days. If the firearm is stored for longer than 30 days, it will incur an additional $50. Firearms will be stored for up to 90 days at $50 per month. Firearms NOT claimed after 90 days will be considered ABANDONED and will become property of Brian Nussbaum.

SPECIAL ORDERS: Payment/Deposit placed on Special Orders are NOT REFUNDABLE on abandoned firearms.

Firearms Safety Devices:

Effective January 1, 2002. Every firearm sold in CA, whether new or used, must include a CA Department of Justice Certified firearm safety device. It must be on the CA DOJ FSD Certified List - http://caag.state.ca.us/firearms/index.html. Most manufacturers ship their guns with a lock, however not all are CA DOJ certified. If your firearm does not include a lock, you may purchase a lock from us ($10.00 + Tax) to meet the requirement. You may also purchase a lock elsewhere and bring the lock and receipt with you when you pick up the firearm. The receipt must be dated within the last 30 days of your pick-up date.

For long guns, a Safe Affidavit may be filled out and signed if no lock is included to meet the FSD requirement. You must know the Make and Model of your safe when you fill out the affidavit.

FFL Transfers

  • $100 for all purchases up to $1000 total delivered cost.
  • 10% of total delivered cost over $1000.
  • $25 DROS Fee on first weapon.

California Board of Equalization Sales Tax Requirement:

If firearm is coming in from outside of CA, per BOE, CA Sales Tax must be collected on entire purchase price, including shipping fees. A detailed invoice must be provided at time of DROS so fees can be calculated accordingly.

Firearms purchased inside of CA must be accompanied by a detailed invoice showing that Sales Tax has been paid. Invoice MUST show purchaser's name, firearm make/model/serial number and any additional information.

If no invoice can be provided, CA Sales Tax will be based off of the "Fair Market Value" of the firearm, but we will still need a "Bill of Sale" stating the Seller's information, Buyer's information, firearm information and any additional information regarding the sale between both parties.

FFL DEALER MUST PROVIDE A DETAILED INVOICE SHOWING:

  • CUSTOMER NAME
  • FIREARM MAKE/MODEL/SERIAL NUMBER
  • PRICE OF FIREARM(S)
  • SHIPPING FEES

IT IS IMPORTANT THAT WE HAVE TOTAL COST SO WE CAN CALCULATE SALES TAX PER BOE REQUIREMENT.

WE WILL NOT BEGIN YOUR DROS PROCESS UNLESS THIS INFORMATION IS PROVIDED.

Large capacity magazines can no longer be accepted and offered as rebuild parts kits. Magazines must be 10 round capacity.

INSTRUCTIONS:

Complete your firearm transaction with the FFL/Seller.

Contact us upon completion of your purchase. Please call or fill out the FFL Transfer Form. If calling, please have the following information available:

  • Your full name
  • Contact information: Phone and/or Email
  • Firearm Type/Make/Model
  • FFL Name
  • FFL Contact information: Phone, Fax and/or Email

IMPORTANT, PLEASE NOTE: Firearms received that have NOT been entered into our incoming log book due to failure to contact us prior will not be accepted and will be returned to sender. Buyer will be responsible for all return shipping and handling fees.

It is the responsibility of the Buyer to know and understand California Laws. Firearms transfered into California MUST be CA Compliant, NO EXCEPTIONS.

Handguns MUST be on the CA DOJ Approved List: http://certguns.doj.ca.gov/

Please contact us if you have any questions.

 
 

Private Party Transfers

$35.00 ($10.00 Dealer Fee + $25.00 DROS Fee) + Tax (if applicable)

Both parties MUST be present at time of transfer.
A phone call is required prior to arrival, and an appointment is highly recommended.

Please be sure firearms brought in are unloaded. All Private Party Transfer weapons must arrive and remain in a lockable case or gun bag, with the DOJ-approved lock. If case or lock is absent, it wil be supplied and billed.

NOTE: Transfer & DROS fees are NOT REFUNDABLE on DENIED DROS.

 
 

FSC (Firearm Safety Certificate) Testing & Certification

Gunsmithing

Labor Rate: $75.00 per hour (charged in 15 minute increments)

Please contact us to discuss your requirements.