Firearm Transfer Information
If you are a prohibited person as defined under State or Federal law, attempting to purchase a firearm is a felony. We reserve the right to refuse to sell or transfer a firearm or do business with anyone we deem suspicious or suspect of committing a straw purchase. It is the customer's responsibility to follow all Federal, State, and Local Laws Firearms will only be transferred in accordance with all UtahFAST policies
For any additional questions pertaining to the background check process, and/or the firearm transfer process, please contact us or consult the firearm laws of the state where your desired FFL dealer is located. For your reference, please consult the following publications: ATF Federal Firearms Regulations Reference Guide and ATF State Laws and Published Ordinances - Firearms.
Laws: Purchasing/Selling Firearms | Purchasing/Selling NFA Firearms
All transfers are subject to an FFL transfer fee, background check, and background check fee (if applicable).
NOTE: NFA firearms require additional fees, forms, and extended wait times from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (BATFE/ATF) BEFORE the buyer can take possession of the firearm(s). The current estimated wait times for a Form 1 and Form 4 can be found on nfatracker.com.
Firearms Purchased On Our Website
Customers who have purchased a firearm on our website must set up an appointment to complete the transfer at our location. If the item is listed on our website as "Available In-Store" this means we have the firearm in stock at our location. If the firearm is listed as "Available Online" the firearm is not physically at our location and must be shipped to us from our distributor before completing or continuing the transfer process.
Handguns, rifles, and shotguns purchased from our website and the buyer completes the transfer in person at our location or purchased from our website that is shipped to another FFL dealer are exempt from paying our transfer fee. This exemption does not apply to NFA firearms which require additional time and paperwork.
Private Party Transfers
A private party transfer also called "private sales" is when one individual (non-FFL Licensee) is selling a firearm to another individual (non-FFL Licensee). Although there is currently no law or requirement for a buyer to complete a background check before purchasing a privately owned firearm, we are happy to assist a seller to ensure they are selling their firearm(s) to an individual who is not prohibited under state or federal law from purchasing or possessing a firearm by completing a background check on the buyer before selling them the firearm.
All details of the transfer between the seller and buyer must be agreed upon before setting up an appointment. We WILL NOT assist in the actual sale or payment between the Seller and Buyer. This includes who (Seller/Buyer) is paying the required transfer fee and background check fee (if applicable). All state and federal laws apply as if the buyer was purchasing the firearm from an FFL dealer.
- BOTH the Seller and Buyer must be at our physical location at the same time
- BOTH the Seller and Buyer must be residents of Utah or a member of the United States Armed Forces and have Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders showing they are currently stationed in Utah.
- BOTH the Seller and Buyer must have VALID identification (see more information in the"Identification Required" section below)
- The Buyer must be AT LEAST 18 years old to purchase a rifle or shotgun
- The Buyer must be AT LEAST 21 years old to purchase a handgun
We WILL NOT transfer a handgun through a private party transfer to an individual who IS NOT at least 21 years old. We WILL NOT transfer any firearm(s) through a private party transfer to an individual who IS NOT a Utah resident. If you are a private party who is selling/has sold a firearm to an individual outside the state of Utah and need to have the firearm(s) shipped to an FFL dealer please see the "Firearm Transfers - Shipping" section below.
We do not accept walk-in transfers
See more information below under "Appointment Required".
It is ILLEGAL, punishable as a Federal felony with up to 10 years in prison, for any individual who makes a profit from buying and selling firearms or ammunition without a Federal Firearms License (FFL). This law does not state how much profit an individual can make or how many firearms can be sold.
See more information and laws for "Private Sales: Selling A Firearm" here.
It is ILLEGAL, for any individual to sell an NFA firearm without the transfer begin completed by an FFL dealer AND approved by the ATF.
All NFA requirements apply. The Buyer WILL NOT go home with the NFA firearm.
Firearm Transfers - Receiving
Customers who have purchased a firearm(s) and/or NFA firearm(s) on another retailer/website and selected us to receive the firearm(s) from another Federal Firearms License (FFL) dealer require additional information. All firearms purchased from a non-FFL Licensee (private seller) must be transferred through an FFL dealer. We WILL NOT accept firearms from non-FFL Licensees. If your purchase was from an online retailer/website please send us an email to email@example.com and include the following information.
- Your full name
- The name of the website/company where you purchased the firearm
- The website/company phone number and email address to send our FFL/SOT
- Your order number
- The firearm type (handgun, rifle, shotgun, suppressor, etc.), manufacturer, model, and caliber
- Any additional information about the firearm(s) or NFA firearm(s) you purchased.
After the firearm has shipped you should receive an email or other notification. Please email us the carrier and tracking number.
Firearm Transfers - Shipping
We have two (2) shipping categories:
FFL to FFL
Private Party to FFL
FFL to FFL - Customers who have purchased a firearm(s) and/or NFA firearm(s) on our website and selected another Federal Firearms License (FFL) dealer to receive the firearm will require us to contact the selected dealer and obtain their FFL and SOT (if applicable). A customer selecting an FFL for shipment/transfer must certify that they are the actual buyer/transferee before purchase. This information will be provided to the participating firearm dealer. Independent firearm dealers may have additional firearm transfer policies; complying with these will be the responsibility of the customer and independent dealer.
Private Party to FFL - Individuals who are selling a firearm(s) through a private party transfer to a non-FFL licensee require the collection of additional information which is obtained during the appointment. Shipping costs are NOT included in our transfer fees. You will have the option to choose the shipping carrier (USPS, UPS, or FedEx) and method for the firearm(s) to be sent. The seller or the buyer will be required to pay all shipping costs and package insurance (if applicable) BEFORE the firearm(s) will be shipped.
After the firearm has been shipped we will send the seller, the buyer, and the receiving FFL an email that includes the carrier and tracking number of the package(s). All firearm transfers to another FFL dealer are also subject to additional fees which may include a transfer fee (charged by the independent firearm dealer), applicable taxes (if required), background check, background check fee (if any), and waiting period (subject to state law, if any).
NOTE: All NFA firearms require the FFL dealer (us) to submit an ATF Form 3 which must be approved by the ATF and returned to us BEFORE the NFA firearm(s) can be transferred (shipped) to another FFL dealer.
It is ILLEGAL, punishable as a Federal felony with up to 10 years in prison, for any individual who makes a profit from buying and selling firearms or ammunition without a Federal Firearms License (FFL). This law does not state how much profit an individual can make or how many firearms can be sold. See more information and laws for "Private Sales: Selling A Firearm" here.
- All firearms that are shipped to us from another FFL dealer require a transfer fee to be paid before a transfer can be completed.
- All firearms that are shipped by us to another FFL dealer require a transfer fee to be paid before a transfer can be completed.
$20.00 (First Firearm)
$15.00 (Each Additional Firearm)
LE/Mil/Vet/EMS receive a $5.00 discount Licensed Armed Security Officers receive a $5.00 discount on handguns only
All NFA Firearms:
- Step 1: Fingerprints, Passport Pictures & Paperwork
- $65.00* (Per Item)
- $45.00* (Each Additional Person)
LE/Mil/Vet/EMS receive a $10.00 discount
- Step 2: Competition of transfer, ATF Form 4473
- $20.00 (First NFA Item)
- $15.00 (Each Additional NFA Item)
* The fee for NFA transfers INCLUDES the cost for completing fingerprints and/or passport pictures, the proper ATF Form(s) such as the Form 1 (Application to Make and Register a Firearm), Form 4 (Application for Tax Paid Transfer and Registration of Firearm), ATF Form 5320.23 (Responsible Person Questionnaire "Trusts or Corporations"), and submission of the forms to the ATF/CLEO with tracking.
Utah Background Check Fee
- $7.50 This fee is assessed by the Bureau of Criminal Identification (BCI).
Utah residents with a valid Utah Concealed Firearm Permit are exempt from the background check fee ONLY if the permit is provided at the time of the transfer and verification has been completed.
A VALID government-issued identification document, or a combination of government-issued documents, which reflect the BUYER/TRANSFEREES current residential address, must be presented prior to the initiation of any firearm-related paperwork and background check. The BUYER/TRANSFEREE must be at least 18 years of age or older to transfer rifles and shotguns. The BUYER/TRANSFEREE must be at least 21 years of age or older to transfer handguns, firearm receivers, frames, NFA firearms (silencers, machine guns, etc.), or pistol-grip-only firearms. Certain states have stricter laws regarding a firearm buyer’s age and we comply with such requirements. See more information in the FAQ below.
All firearms MUST be picked up by the BUYER/TRANSFEREE (ACTUAL PURCHASER). This is the individual who purchased (paid for) the firearm and whose name appears on the order/invoice that we receive with the firearm. If you are NOT the BUYER/TRANSFEREE (ACTUAL PURCHASER), we WILL NOT complete the transfer. The BUYER/TRANSFEREE must personally fill out the Firearms Transaction Record (AFT Form 4473). If a prospective transferee is unable to read, write, and/or complete the required firearm paperwork, such a prospective transferee can contact us to discuss potential accommodations that may be available depending on the circumstances.