Sportsman's Warehouse - Guns Purchase Terms & Conditions
It is the customer's responsibility to follow all Federal, State, and Local Laws. All firearms MUST be picked up by the BUYER (ACTUAL PURCHASER) at your selected Sportsman's Warehouse store or chosen Independent Firearm Dealer (“FFL”). A valid U.S. and/or state government-issued identification document, or combination of government-issued documents, which reflect the buyer's current residential address, must be presented at the selected store location prior to the completion of any firearm-related paperwork and background check initiation. The actual purchaser must be 18 years of age or older to purchase rifles and/or shotguns. The actual purchaser must be 21 years of age or older to purchase handguns and/or firearm receivers, frames, silencers, or pistol-grip only firearms. Certain states have stricter laws regarding a firearm buyer’s age and Sportsman's Warehouse complies with such requirements.
Depending on the selected store location and firearm type, additional identification credentials may be required. The actual buyer must personally fill out BATFE Form 4473 as well as any applicable state and/or local forms. Upon completion of all required forms, Sportsman's Warehouse or the Independent Firearm Dealer ("FFL") will conduct a required background check on the buyer (actual purchaser) in accordance with Sportsman's Warehouse policies and all Federal, State, and Local Laws. Sportsman's Warehouse or the Independent Firearm Dealer ("FFL") will generally accept a valid ATF-approved NICS exempt firearms permit in lieu of the background check. In certain states, a fee is associated with the background check; the purchaser is responsible for this fee and it is paid at the store location. For any additional questions pertaining to waiting periods, the background check process, and/or the firearm transfer process, please consult the firearm laws of the state where your desired pick-up store is located as well as your home state, county, and city. For your reference, please consult the following publications: ATF Federal Firearms Regulations Reference Guide and ATF State Laws and Published Ordinances - Firearms.
Customers wanting to have firearms shipped to an Independent Firearm Dealer “FFL” not listed on our website (Sportsmans.com) are required to contact Sportsman’s Warehouse Customer Service. Sportsman’s Warehouse will make shipping arrangements if the Independent Firearm Dealer “FFL” meets the company’s criteria. Firearm transfers to Independent Firearm Dealers “FFL's” are subject to an FFL transfer fee (charged by the independent firearm dealer), applicable taxes (if required), background check (if required), background check fee (if any), and waiting period (if any). A customer selecting an independent firearm dealer 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.
At this time, Sportsman’s Warehouse is not shipping/transferring firearms to Independent Firearm Dealers “FFL’s” in Washington D.C. and locations outside of the 50 United States.
Customers wishing to have firearms shipped to a Sportsman's Warehouse store from third-party locations (i.e. non-Sportsman's Warehouse facilities) require prior approval from the receiving Sportsman's Warehouse location. Such transfers are subject to an FFL transfer fee, applicable taxes (if required), background check (if required), background check fee (if any), and waiting period (if any). Firearms will only be transferred in accordance with all Sportsman's Warehouse policies. The FFL transfer fee is $50.00 for non-California locations. The FFL transfer fee for California locations is $100.00.
Firearm Buyer Acknowledgements:
- I CERTIFY THAT I AM THE ACTUAL TRANSFEREE/BUYER (PURCHASER) OF THE FIREARM(S) ON THIS ORDER, AND SPORTSMAN'S WAREHOUSE WILL ONLY TRANSFER THE FIREARM(S) TO THE ACTUAL BUYER WITH VALID U.S. IDENTIFICATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH SPORTSMAN'S WAREHOUSE POLICIES, ALL FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS.
- I UNDERSTAND THAT THE FIREARM(S) I HAVE PURCHASED WILL BE SHIPPED TO OR BE AVAILABLE AT MY SELECTED SPORTSMAN'S WAREHOUSE STORE OR MY SELECTED INDEPENDENT FIREARM DEALER ("FFL") AND MUST BE PICKED UP BY ME (THE ACTUAL BUYER) AND THAT MY VALID U.S. PHOTO IDENTIFICATION AND METHOD OF PAYMENT WILL BE VERIFIED AT THE STORE PRIOR TO DELIVERY OF ANY FIREARM(S).
- I DECLARE THAT I AM 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER IF BUYING A LONG GUN*; OR THAT I AM 21 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER IF BUYING A HANDGUN AND/OR OTHER TYPE OF FIREARM. THE BUYER'S AGE WILL BE VERIFIED DURING THE FIREARM PAPERWORK PROCESS. *SOME STATES MAY IMPOSE ADDITIONAL AGE RESTRICTIONS.
- I UNDERSTAND IT IS MY RESPONSIBILITY TO COMPLY WITH ALL FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL LAWS REGARDING FIREARM TRANSFER AND OWNERSHIP.
- I UNDERSTAND THAT ADDITIONAL STATE BACKGROUND CHECK FEES MAY APPLY (E.G. TRANSFERS TAKING PLACE IN CA, CO, NV, OR, TN, UT, VA, ETC.) AND WILL NEED TO BE PAID BY ME AT THE STORE LOCATION.
- I UNDERSTAND THAT IF MY BACKGROUND CHECK IS NOT APPROVED, A REFUND WILL BE MADE IN ACCORDANCE WITH SPORTSMAN'S WAREHOUSE REFUND POLICIES. ANY ADDITIONAL BACKGROUND CHECK FEES AND/OR FFL TRANSFER FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.
- I UNDERSTAND THAT AFTER THE FIREARM IS TRANSFERRED TO ME, THE SALE IS CONSIDERED FINAL AND THE FIREARM IS GENERALLY NOT ELIGIBLE FOR RETURN.
- I UNDERSTAND THAT ANY WARRANTY CLAIMS MADE AFTER TRANSFER WILL BE HANDLED BY THE MANUFACTURER AND/OR AUTHORIZED WARRANTY REPAIR FACILITY. SPORTSMAN'S WAREHOUSE WILL COVER REASONABLE SHIPPING AND INSURANCE FEES FOR FIREARM WARRANTY AND/OR REPAIR CLAIMS MADE WITHIN 30 DAYS OF THE FIREARM TRANSFER. AFTER 30 DAYS, THESE FEES WILL GENERALLY BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE BUYER.
- I UNDERSTAND THAT UNCLAIMED ORDERS AFTER 30 DAYS WILL BE CONSIDERED CANCELLED.
- BY PURCHASING A FIREARM FROM SPORTSMAN'S WAREHOUSE, I AGREE TO ALL OF THE ABOVE DECLARATIONS, TERMS, AND CONDITIONS.
Firearm Buying FAQ's:
What type of identification document will work to pick up my firearm?
A U.S. and/or state government-issued photo identification valid at the time of background check initiation that displays full legal name, date of birth, and current residential address (e.g. Driver's License, State Issued Identification Card, Certain States' Concealed Firearm Permits, etc.).
The address printed on my driver's license is not correct, what supplemental documentation do I need to bring to pick up my firearm?
If you have updated your address with the government entity (e.g. DMV) that issued it, your driver's license may still be used for identification and date of birth verification purposes only. Another valid U.S. and/or state government-issued document that contains your name and current residential address can be used to supplement your driver's license as proof of current residence (e.g. Vehicle Registration, Voter Identification Card, Concealed Firearm Permit, etc.).
I don't live in the same state as my desired pick-up location; can I still order a firearm online?
Handguns and firearm frames/receivers may only be transferred to residents of the state where the transaction is taking place. Under certain circumstances, long-guns may be transferred to residents of different states. If you are uncertain, please consult the firearm laws of the state where your desired pick-up store is located as well as your home state, county, and city. For your reference, please consult the following publications: ATF Federal Firearms Regulations Reference Guide and ATF State Laws and Published Ordinances - Firearms.
Can I purchase a firearm online using my Sportsman's Warehouse gift card(s)?
Are there additional in-store fees associated with the firearm background check or an FFL transfer?
Yes. Depending on the store location selected for firearm pick-up and final transfer (e.g. CA, CO, NV, OR, TN, UT, VA, etc.), additional state background check fees may apply. If you're picking up your firearm at an independent firearm dealer, they may charge additional transfer fees beyond the Sportsman's Warehouse FFL Shipping Charge seen in your online order total.
What SHOULD I do if I'm unsure THAT I can pass a FIREARM background check?
Consult with your local authorities and/or private counsel.
What if my background check is denied? Can I have my spouse, relative, or another individual pick up the firearm?
No. If your background check is denied, the purchase price of the firearm will be refunded to the original buyer (a restocking fee may apply). Another person picking up a firearm on behalf of a prohibited individual is committing a "straw purchase". This is a very serious federal crime punishable by a fine of up to $250,000.00 and 10 years in prison.