When Buying and Selling Firearms

Gunspot.com facilitates the legal exchange of firearms and accessories between legal adults. It is legal to buy and sell firearms in the US, provided you adhere to all Federal, State and Local laws.

Transfer of Firearms ownership REQUIRES an FFL Licensee holder:

A Federal Firearms License (FFL) transfer dealer is required for the transfer of firearm(s) ownership between individuals. Buyers should Find an FFL Dealer in their local area to receive and manage the transfer of the item for them. Ideally, this would be done before they place a bid or purchase an item on Gunspot.com. That way you are ready to go and there will be good communication between the buyer and the seller, with little or no delays. This typically means the buyer must contact a local FFL transfer dealer to make arrangements for the transfer and make sure they are willing and able to work with you on your particular item (for instance, you will need to make sure your FFL choice is able to do Class 3 Transfers, etc…). Accessories such as: Non-ATF registered parts, holsters, mags, sights, scopes, etc., often are not required to ship to a FFL. Non-firearm items such as: ammunition, antique guns built before 1899, and some gun parts also do not require transfer by a licensed dealer BUT may require proof of age before shipping.  Please review the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) FAQ about transferring ownership of firearms by unlicensed persons: http://www.atf.gov/qa-category/unlicensed-persons.

Shipping restrictions:

If you have any questions or concerns about whether an item can be shipped to you, please contact your local FFL transfer dealer and/or ATF field office, or send a message to the seller by clicking "Contact Seller", located in the item listing prior to placing a bid.

Age restrictions:

You must be a Legal adult who is able to enter into a contract. There are age limits on the sale of certain items. The seller will ask you to verify your age (typically, by providing a copy of your driver's license) before you purchase the item.

Background checks:

Anyone purchasing a firearm must be able to pass a background check. See https://www.atf.gov/questions-and-answers/firearms-qas for more information.

State Restrictions:

Certain types of items are illegal in certain State, County, and/or City; for example, certain weapons cannot be sold in California or New York, and certain types of ammunition are illegal in certain States and Cities. We recommend you review:

Strictly Prohibited:

We encourage buyers to comply with all laws and regulations regarding the purchase of firearms and related items on Gunspot.com. Not complying with the law is a breach of the Gunspot.com User Agreement, and may result in the suspension of user privileges or legal action. As a reminder, these actions are prohibited by our User Agreement:


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