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How to Buy a Firearm Online

Purchasing a gun online is really, very easy.


There are only three simple steps

  1. Find the gun you want You pay us directly for the firearm. (We accept debit and credit cards as well as mailed money orders).
  2. Choose your FFL dealer (Federal Firearms License): We cannot ship a gun direct to you, we do ship to the local FFL dealer of your choice. Any legitimate gun store or gun dealer has an FFL license; pawn shops and collectors may also have them.
  3. Pick up your gun: Inspect your gun before accepting the transfer. If you are not happy for any reason leave the gun at the dealer. We will have it picked up for free and offer you an exchange or refund at no cost.


Here is how to arrange a shipment and transfer:

  1. Find a licensed FFL dealer in your area.
  2. Contact the dealer and let them know you would like to receive a firearm for transfer from
  3. Be sure to ask about their FFL transfer fee, commonly around $45 but varies by state.
  4. If you agree to their fee, arrange the transfer with your FFL dealer. (We do not arrange the transfer).
  5. Provide your dealer with our mailing address or [email protected] where they can send a copy of their FFL.
  6. Once you have selected an FFL for your transfer, please indicate the dealers name (name on the FFL) on your order so we know where to ship your firearm.


To Speed Up Your Order:

  • Please type the dealers name in the COMMENTS section of your order.
  • Please include your ORDER NUMBER on any correspondence you or your FFL may send us.

It is best to locate a FFL dealer to transfer your gun before you place your order. However, you can place your order first and then provide us with your FFL dealer info before we ship. We will hold your order for about 7 business days to give you time to locate a dealer and arrange a transfer.

If you have questions or concerns please contact us at [email protected] We will be happy to address your concerns.


Once the firearm is ready to be picked up at your FFL, Please INSPECT THE FIREARM THOROUGHLY to make sure it is exactly what you ordered and that there are no defects with the firearm. If there are any problems whatsoever, DO NOT ACCEPT THE TRANSFER !!  Contact us at [email protected]



Once you accept the transfer, the gun is considered used and must be returned directly to the manufacturer for warranty repair or replacement. Any returns to Liberty Guns & Equipment LLC AFTER accepting the transfer from your dealer you MAY be charged a restocking fee



Like many other items we use, when used improperly firearms can be dangerous. By purchasing through this system you agree to follow all manufacturer safety instructions and to only use the firearms in a safe manner in an approved area for a legal purpose.


YOU are assuming all responsibility for the legality of a specific item when you purchase it.


YOU are responsible for checking all local laws before ordering or using an item from Liberty Guns & Equipment or any manufacturer whose product is sold here.


YOU are responsible for complying with all firearms laws in your area.


YOU must notify us immediately should you have any concerns about the legality of any product you have ordered.


YOU are responsible for payment for all orders placed through this online system. If you are not sure if you want something - do not order it.


YOU must be of legal age to own any items you order.


YOU must be at least 18 years of age to purchase ANY item from Liberty Guns & Equipment. Liberty Guns & Equipment may request a copy of your state identification before shipping your order.


YOU must provide a valid contact phone number with any order placed. Liberty Guns & Equipment may contact you at the provided phone number before processing any order.


If you have questions or concerns it is your responsibility to contact us prior to placing an order.


In making a purchase from Liberty Guns & Equipment, YOU declare and warrant that:

YOU are not prohibited by Federal or State law, or local ordinance, from receiving firearms or ammunition, or ammunition components, of any kind.

YOU are at least eighteen (18) years of age if purchasing long guns or long gun ammunition or ammunition components.

YOU are at least twenty-one (21) years of age if purchasing a hand gun or ATF-defined “OTHER” firearm (including, but not limited to, stripped receivers, frames, and pistol-grip shotguns) OR ammunition or ammunition components for use in handguns.

YOU are the actual transferee/buyer of the fiream(s) you are purchasing from Liberty Guns & Equipment.  (WARNING: You are not the actual buyer if you are acquiring the firearm(s) on behalf of another person).

YOU are not under indictment or information in any court for a felony, or any other crime, for which the judge could imprison you for more than one year.

YOU have not been convicted in any court of a felony, or any other crime, for which the judge could have imprisoned you for more than one year, even if you received a shorter sentence including probation.

YOU are not a fugitive from justice.

YOU are not an unlawful user of, or addicted to, marijuana or any depressant, stimulant, narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance.

YOU have not been adjudicated mentally defective (which includes a determination by a court, board, commission, or other lawful authority that you are a danger to yourself or to others or are incompetent to mange your own affairs) OR have not been committed to a mental institution?

YOU have not been discharged from the Armed Forces under dishonorable conditions.

YOU are not subject to a court order restraining you from harassing, stalking, or threatening your child or an intimate partner or child of such partner.

YOU have not been convicted in any court of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.

YOU have never renounced your United States citizenship.

YOU are not an alien illegally in the United States.

YOU are not currently on Federal NICS or State agency “DELAY” OR “DENIED” status regarding your most recent attempt to purchase a firearm.  Firearm AND/OR  ammunition or ammunition component sales or transfers are prohibited during these conditions.

YOU understand that handling, cleaning, or discharging fireams, ammunition or ammunition components may cause exposure to lead, and YOU hold Liberty Guns & Equipment harmless and YOU assume all responsibility for any lead exposure.




1. What is an FFL ?

A "FFL" is a Federal Firearm License.  There are currently over 58,000 FFL holders nationwide.  FFL holders are commonly gun stores, pawn shops, and retail sporting goods stores.  However, there are also many individuals that hold a FFL.  All firearms sold to individuals online must be shipped to a local FFL holder who will then transfer the firearm (via ATF form 4473 and associated background check) to the individual. 


2. How do I arrange to have a local FFL handle my transfer ?

Please communicate with your chosen FFL prior to completing your purchase with us. You will want to ask for their approval of the transfer as well as their transfer fee, and then have them email us a copy of their FFL to [email protected]


3. What is the average FFL transfer fee ?

Although the transfer fee varies widely among the +58,000 FFL holders nationwide, the average fee tends to be around $45.  For their exact transfer fee, please contact your chosen FFL directly. 


4. Can you ship my firearm direct to me at my home or office?

No, all firearms must be shipped to a verified FFL (Federal Firearm License) holder.  The only exceptions are some black powder firearms, and then only to approved states.    


5. How do I know if I can legally purchase a firearm?

Before you're able to take possession of your firearm from your dealer you'll be required to pass a background check. This is a fairly simple process. You'll fill out the below form and your dealer will call the information in to FBI NICS. Typically, your dealer will receive one of the following responses - approved, delayed, or denied. Please check your state and local regulations as well, several states/locals have additional requirements.


6. Why does my Customer and Billing information have to match?

Due to firearm regulations the Customer name must match the Billing name, and this person must be the intended recipient of the firearm, meaning no one can pick up the firearm but you--the actual purchaser.  If this information doesn't match, your order can be delayed or canceled with fees.  Simply put, no one can order, pay for, or accept transfer of a firearm except you, the actual buyer.


7. How can I earn the advertised "Cash Discount Price" ?

The advertised "cash discount price" is earned simply by paying for your order with cash, check, money order or other secured form of check payment. Although we do not recommend sending cash via mail, we do have local customers who buy online and bring cash when picking up their order. Unsecure payments by mail, such as personal or company checks, will delay shipping 5 business days to allow the funds to clear our digital check processing system. Orders paid by money order, or bank check, are immediately approved and updated to "processing" for ASAP shipping.


8. I used my debit card to purchase online, why did I not get the "cash discount"?

Most debit cards are also credit cards.  As we do not have the option to accept debit cards and associated personal PIN numbers, your debit/credit card can only be run as a credit on www.Liberty Guns &

Giving out your debit card personal PIN on even the most secure websites is never a good idea. 


9. Why has my credit card been charged multiple times for only one order ?

All orders paid via credit card are processed immediately by a secure third party when you hit "confirm".  Our credit card processing has the highest level of security options available.  Our third party processor checks: complete credit card number, expiration date, CVV (3 or 4 digit security code), and the registered credit card billing address.

If any of these items are incorrect, your order will not process and you will not receive an order confirmation email.   However, by attempting to enter the incorrect information multiple times, your credit card company will put a hold on those funds against your available credit limit.  If you attempt to enter the incorrect info five times, your credit card company will placed a hold for each of those attempts.  The funds are eventually released, usually within 72 hours, without incurring any fees, by your credit card company.  This is a fraud protection measure of your credit card company and has nothing to do with   We are not holding your funds and do not have the ability to release them for you.  We suggest you contact your credit card company directly to clear up these issues.     


10. I just bought a gun from you guys and now the advertised price is less than what I paid. What's up?

Our website updates every 120 minutes, 24/7, with our current inventory and replacement cost. We price our guns manually based on our cost in each. As our cost changes, the corresponding website price of each make/model will change up/down accordingly.


11. Why is my credit card charged when I placed my order, but my order still has not been shipped ?

All orders paid via credit card are processed immediately by a secure third party when you hit "confirm". Our credit card processing has the highest level of security options available. Our third party processor checks: complete credit card number, expiration date, CVV (3 or 4 digit security code), and the registered credit card billing address.

If any of these items are incorrect, your order will not process and you will not receive an order confirmation email. We must confirm your credit card information is correct before we can proceed to process your order, which is why your card is charged when you hit "confirm"


12. Do you accept PayPal?

Unfortunately, we are not able to accept PayPal. PayPal refuses to process payments for firearms or ammunition. Per their web site:

"We don’t allow PayPal members to buy or sell any kind of firearm, whether it’s in working order or not. The same goes for certain firearm parts and ammunition."

For example, using PayPal, you can’t buy or sell:

  • Any firearm, including rifles, shotguns, and handguns, whether they’re for sport and recreation, collectibles, or curio or relic firearms.
  • Firearm parts, including but not limited to receivers and frames, silencers, and kits designed to modify guns so that they fire automatically. High capacity magazines, multi-burst trigger activators, and camouflaging firearm containers are other items in this category.
  • Ammunition, including propellants like gunpowder or blank ammunition; ammunition or cartridge cases; and primers, bullets, or propellant powder designed for any firearm.

13. Why are the firearms shipped "within 3 to 7 business days" of completing my order?

We normally process and ship handguns more quickly than long guns due to their proximity to our shipping department and ease of handling.  We also keep all firearms with highest sales volume closest to the shipping department to expedite processing and shipping.  We commit to ship all firearms within 7 business days of completing your order.  However, our goal is always to ship ASAP.            


14. Do you guys accept gun trades and/or will you buy my used gun?

Yes! We are always looking to make trades and buy guns from customers in all 50 states. Singles or multiples. We will quote a trade/purchase price based upon the condition of the gun and apply that amount to your trade order or send you a company check for an outright purchase. Please bring your gun into the shop for us to take a look at. 


15. I just received my new gun. It looks used, as if it's been fired, what's up?

Many new firearms are test fired at the factory. You may notice residual powder, rotation marks on revolver cylinders, residual cosmoline which sometimes appears to look like rust, etc. All firearms sold as "new" are in fact new in box as received from the manufacturer or distributor and include new manufacturers exceptions.

Any used,  pre-owned, demo guns, or guns in any other condition than new in box will be clearly marked as such on the website.



16. There is a problem with one of my items, what is your return policy?

Our return policy allows for item(s) return and your choice of refund or replacement item(s).  However, we do have a couple simple requirements for processing a return.

1.  Firearms - It is solely the customer’s responsibility to thoroughly inspect the firearm(s) at the FFL prior to accepting the transfer.  If there is a noticeable defect of any kind to the firearm, or associated case/contents, please simply refuse the transfer and we will arrange to have the firearm returned to us, at our expense, and issue the customer a full refund or replacement firearm if available.  If the customer accepts the transfer from the FFL, we can then only refer the customer to the manufacturer for warranty consideration.

2.  Accessories - ALL accessories found to be defective immediately upon receipt, must be returned to Liberty Guns & Equipment in SOUTH CAROLINA for refund or replacement.  Please contact us and we will arrange for a prepaid USPS label to be emailed to you for the return of the defective item at our expense.  Some accessories are shipped factory or distributor direct.  If you take it upon yourself to return items to the factory or distributor, it is very possible that we will not receive credit for those items and therefore will not be able to issue you credit/replacement.    



Customer Support

Please contact by email at [email protected] or by telephone at 843-561-0200.