No. All firearms must be shipped to a verified Federal Firearm License dealer. After you've completed your purchase on our website, you will need to contact your preferred FFL with your order details.
What states do you ship to?
We only ship to the LOWER 48 STATES. No Alaska or Hawaii.
What are the restrictions for shipping firearms?
ALL firearm orders must be shipped to a valid FFL for transfer. Customer or receiving dealer must provide us a copy of the FFL before we can ship.
What are the restrictions for shipping ammo?
Below are the current requirements for CA/CT/IL/MA/NJ/NY. If your state isn't listed, there isn't a restriction to ship ammo.
California: ALL ammo orders must be shipped to a valid FFL for transfer.
Connecticut: A valid/not expired Connecticut Carry Permit or Ammunition Certificate is required.
Illinois: A valid/not expired FOID Card (Firearm Owner's Identification Card) is required. **Shipping address provided MUST match FOID Card or State Issued Driver's License.**
Massachusetts: A valid/not expired LTC (Firearms License to Carry) is required.
New Jersey: A valid/not expired Firearms Purchase ID or FPID (Firearm Purchaser's Identification Card) is required. **We must ship to the address on the FPID.**
New York: All ammo orders must be shipped to a valid FFL for transfer.
What are the restrictions for shipping magazines?
Below are the current requirements for CA/CO/CT/DC/IL/MA/MD/NJ/NY/VT. If your state isn't listed, there isn't a restriction to ship magazines.
California: No magazines over 10 rounds will be shipped to customers with shipping addresses in CA except to law enforcement or customers with high capacity magazine permit. Due to passage of Law CA AB48 we are no longer selling any magazine repair kits as of 12/07/2013.
Chicago and other counties within IL: No magazines over the below capacities will be shipped to customers with shipping addresses in the following areas. Aurora, Illinois: maximum capacity of 15 rounds, Cook County, Illinois: maximum capacity of 10 rounds, Chicago, Illinois: maximum capacity of 10 rounds
Colorado: No magazines over 15 rounds will be shipped to customers with shipping addresses in CO.
Connecticut: No magazines over 10 rounds will be shipped to customers with shipping addresses in CT. As of 10/1/13 in order to comply with CT Senate Bill No. 1160 magazines holding 10 rounds or less can only be purchased if buyer provides a copy of driver's license and ONE of the following: state handgun carry permit, long gun certificate, or ammunition certificate.
District of Columbia: No magazines over 10 rounds capacity will be shipped to customers with shipping addresses in DC.
Maryland: No magazines over 10 rounds will be shipped to customers with shipping addresses in MD.
Massachusetts: No magazines over 10 rounds will be shipped to customers with shipping addresses in MA.
New Jersey: No magazines over 10 rounds will be shipped to customers with shipping addresses in NJ.
New York: No magazines over 10 rounds will be shipped to customers with shipping addresses in NY.
Vermont: No magazines over 10 rounds for Rifles and over 15 rounds for Pistols will be shipped to customers with shipping addresses in VT.
Do you ship to Military APO/FPO addresses?
Due to shipping restrictions, we are not able to ship to APO/FPO addresses. If you would like to receive our products we can ship to a stateside military base (or other address) that is not an APO/FPO address.
What if my package is lost during transit?
If your firearm was lost during transit, we will notify the carrier and begin an investigation. During that time, we will try our best to replace your firearm (given we have it in-stock). If we don't have it in-stock, we will put you on the waitlist for a replacement firearm.
What if my package is damaged during transit?
If your firearm was damaged during transit, we will notify the carrier and file the insurance claim to recover the cost. Once the insurance claim is paid out, we will give you the choice to decide if you would like to keep the firearm at a partial refund, or ship it back for a refund of the purchase price.
What if my firearm appears to be defective?
If your firearm appears to have a physical defect not caused during transit, your first step should be to contact the manufacturer. 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 warranty.
There is a problem with one of my items, what is your return policy ?
We offer returns for all orders. You will find a breakdown below.
Firearms - It is solely the customers 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.
Ammunition - In the rare case that the ammunition you purchased is defective, you will need to work with the ammunition manufacturer. We do not offer returns for ammunition, period.
Accessories - All accessories found to be defective immediately upon receipt, must be returned to GunsLA for a replacement. Once you contact us, we will immediately email you a prepaid FedEx label for the return of the defective item at our expense. Some accessories are shipped directly from the factory, so if you take it upon yourself to return items to the factory, it is very possible that we will not receive credit for those items and therefore will not be able to issue you refund/replacement.
Why does my Customer information have to match?
Due to CA firearm regulations, the buyers name must be the intended recipient of the firearm, meaning no one can pick up the firearm but the buyer, which is the actual purchaser. If you would like to purchase a gift for someone, please purchase a gift certificate from our website.
I recently bought a product from you guys and now the advertised price is less than what I paid. Can I get a refund for the difference?
We handle this on a case-by-case basis. The pricing on our website updates every half hour, 24/7. This is an automated process which fetches price changes directly from the manufacturers and distributors. As our cost changes, the price is adjusted on the website accordingly. Although our profit margin remains unchanged, our advertised prices will change frequently, sometimes several times per day.
Do you accept PayPal/Venmo/CashApp/Zelle?
Unfortunately, we are not able to accept modern digital forms of payment. They all refuse to process payments for firearms, ammunition, or firearm parts/accessories.
Do you guys accept gun trades and/or will you buy my used gun?
Yes! We are always looking to buy guns from customers nationwide, any kind, any condition. We will quote a purchase price based on the pictures and description of the gun. If you're also purchasing a firearm, we will then credit the quoted amount on your purchase.
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 warranty. No exceptions.
Any used, factory recertified, certified pre-owned, show guns, or guns in any other condition than new in box will be clearly marked as such on the website and on your invoice.
Do you offer discounts to Military and Law Enforcement Officers?
Yes! We do offer Military, Law Enforcement and other Qualified Professional discounts. Please visit our AGENCY PRICING section, which can be found at the bottom of the web site. You can view a complete list of those who qualify.
Can I buy a firearm as a gift?
The buyer MUST BE the intended recipient of the firearm, meaning no one can register the firearm but the buyer, which is the actual purchaser. Please consider buying a gift card for the recipient.
CA GUN LAWS
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 application (form 4473), and your FFL dealer will submit your application for a background check. For CA, you can pick up your firearm after 10 days (10 full 24 hours) have passed since your application was processed (assuming your background check was approved).
Is there a limit to the number of firearms I can purchase?
There is no limit to the number of firearms a person can own, however there is a limit to the number of firearms that can be registered within a 30-day period. Currently, you may not register more than one handgun or semi-automatic centerfire rifle within a 30 day period. Exemptions to this rule apply to lower receivers, shotguns, lever action, bolt, and 22LR caliber long guns. If a buyer wanted to purchase more than one gun (from the limited options above), one would be processed normally and the other would be put on a 30-day hold status, which would be ready for registration after 31 days from the purchase of the first one. The buyer would have to return and compelete paperwork for the second firearm. Firearms sold via PPT are not counted against the 1-in-30 limit.
When can I pick-up my gun?
The pick-up day is usually 10 days after the registration date assuming there aren't any delays from the Department of Justice. All customers are given a copy of their DROS paperwork, which has an "earliest release date and time". That time can be found on the top left corner of your DROS. Remember it is 10 full 24-hour days to the exact second you started DROS. You have a total of 30 days from your registration date to pick-up of the firearm. If your pick up time is out of our business hours or falls on a holiday, you will need to come on the next business day we're open, Monday thru Friday 11am-6pm and Saturday 11am-4pm.
What if I can’t pick up my firearm before the last day of the "Latest delivery date"?
If for any reason you are denied, including a DMV reject, you will be charged a 25% restocking fee of the purchase price of the firearm (aside from forfeiting the fees of course). The balance of your refund can be credited back in the same method of payment, or can be put towards another non-firearm related purchase. In the case of being denied, we won't be able to register your purchased firearm under a family members or friends name, as that would constitute a straw sale. The firearm will be considered salable inventory.
What happens if my background check comes back as DENIED?
If you fail to take delivery by the end of your 30 days your paperwork becomes invalid. You will either have to pay an additional DROS fee of $37.19 for us to re-register the firearm, or we can cancel your registration and you will be charged a 25% restocking fee and state fees will not be refunded.
What happens if my background check comes back as DELAYED/UNDETERMINED?
If your status initially comes back as "DELAYED" and your status ends up "UNDETERMINED" at the end of the background check period, you are required to to submit a LiveScan request for the DoJ to perform a record review of your background. Usually within 60-90 days, you will receive a letter from the DoJ confirming whether you're eligible to own/possess or are prohibited from owning a firearm. Upon the approval of the DoJ Record Review (you're eliglble to own/possess), we will then re-DROS the firearm (subject to additional DROS fee of $37.19). If you are deemed prohibited upon the record review, then it's treated like a DENIED backgroun check. If you refuse to do the livescan, you will be charged a 25% restocking fee of the purchase price of the firearm (aside from forfeiting the fees of course). The balance of your refund can be credited back in the same method of payment, or can be put towards another non-firearm related purchase. It is a company policy to not release on an undetermined status. We will happily ship your firearm (shipping costs apply) to another dealer of your choice who is willing to risk their license and release on an undetermined status. You can find the livescan form here: https://oag.ca.gov/sites/all/files/agweb/pdfs/fingerprints/forms/bcia_8016RR.pdf
What happens if I can't provide a proof of residence, proof of citizenship, or any other required document?
If you're unable to provide any of the required documents needed to complete your firearm purchase, we will have no choice but to cancel the transaction. You will be charged a 25% restocking fee of the purchase price of the firearm (aside from forfeiting the fees of course). The balance of your refund can be credited back in the same method of payment, or can be put towards another non-firearm related purchase.
What if I take my gun home, and change my mind? Can I return it?
No. All firearm sales are final. Once the firearm has been delivered, it legally classifies as a “used” firearm even if it never gets taken out of the box. Due to this fact, we can only offer to buy the firearm at a used market value, or take it in as a consignment acquisition and place it as a consignment sale after 30 days (the 30 day requirement is mandated by the Department of Justice).
What is a Private Party Transfer?
A Private Party Transfer (PPT) occurs when one California resident sells his privately owned firearm to another California resident. Both parties must come to our store, present the needed documentation, and fill out paperwork. At that time we will take custody of the firearm for the mandatory 10-day waiting period.
What are the requirements for buying a firearm?
You must be 21 years of age or older
You must either be a citizen of the United States or a resident alien with a Green Card or I-94 documentation
You cannot be a under indictment for a felony, convicted of a felony or violent misdemeanor, a fugitive from justice, an unlawful user or addicted to controlled substances*, adjudicated to be mentally defective or committed to a mental institution, dishonorably discharged from the Armed Forces, subject to a restraining order, someone who has renounced their citizenship to the United States, or an alien admitted illegally into the United States.
Do I need a "REAL ID" or can I use my "FEDERAL LIMITS APPLY" ID?
Using a REAL ID is required for any firearm or ammunition transaction. If your ID or Drivers License says "FEDERAL LIMITS APPLY", you will then need additional documents for verification. The acceptable documents are as follows:
Valid, unexpired U.S. Passport or Passport Card
Certified Copy of U.S. Birth Certificate
Certificate of Naturalization or U.S. Citizenship.
Valid, unexpired Permanent Resident Card.
What do I need to present in order to buy a gun?
You will need ALL of the following:
A valid, unexpired California Driver’s License or ID card
A valid, unexpired Firearms Safety Certificate
A valid, unexpired Proof of Residence (Required for handgun purchases, not required for long guns)
IF the address on your California Driver’s License or ID card is not your current address you will also need a valid, unexpired Proof of Change of Address
IF you are not a U.S. citizen you will also need your Permanent Resident Card (Green Card) or your I-94 documentation.
Do I need a Firearms Safety Certificate?
A Firearms Safety Certificate (FSC) is a card issued to you after you take and pass a 30 question written test on general firearms safety and specific California gun laws. This test can be taken at our shop 6 days a week without an appointment at a cost of $25. FSC cards are issued immediately upon passing the test and valid for 5 years from the date of issuance.
Are there exemptions to needing a FSC Card?
Yes. The following individuals are exempt from needing a FSC card provided they present appropriate documentation:
Military - Active, Active Reserve, or Honorably Retired
California Peace Officer - Active, Reserve, or Honorably Retired
Federal Peace Officer – Active or Honorably Retired
Particular and Limited Authority Peace Officers
Holders of a Special Weapons Permit
Operation of Law Representative
CA Concealed Weapons Permit Holder
Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Certificate Holders
CA DOJ Certified Instructor
FFL 03 Holder with a COE (Only for Curio & Relic transactions)
What qualifies as Proof of Residence?
Proof of Residence is a state requirement for purchasing a handgun that serves as proof that you live where you say you live. It must include your name and the current address. If using a bill, your correct address must be listed as the service address and the bill must have a service date within the last 90 days.
Qualified forms of Proof of Residence:
CA DMV Vehicle Registration
Water and Power Bill
Trash Pickup Bill
Landline Phone Bill
Internet Access Bill
Cable/Satellite Television Bill
Residential Lease Agreement
CA Concealed Weapons Permit
Private Security Guard Card
Private Security Firearms Card
Are there certain firearms that are illegal to buy in CA?
Yes. California has more strict firearms laws than most other states and there are limits as to what can be purchased legally. Handguns must either be on the California Approved Handgun Roster or be exempt from the Roster. Rifles must have barrels at least 16” long and must be 30” long in their shortest configuration. Shotguns must have barrels at least 18” long and must be 26” long in their shortest configuration. No firearm listed as banned in the Roberti-Roos Assault Weapons Control Act of 1989 or in Senate Bill SB-23 of 2000 can be purchased. Additionally, firearms with certain features or combination of features are deemed “Assault Weapons” by the state and cannot be purchased. Determining if a given firearm or given feature makes a firearm an Assault Weapon can be done by using the following links:
The California Approved Handgun Roster is a list of handguns that the state allows gun dealers to sell. Certain firearms are classified as “Exempt” from needing roster status (single action revolvers with barrels at least 3” long and at least 7” in overall length, Olympic style target pistols, etc.) All non-exempt handguns not on the roster cannot be sold by California firearms dealers. Please note that just because a given handgun is not on the roster that does not mean that it is illegal to buy, own, or sell that firearm. It means that it is illegal for a gun store to sell that firearm. Off roster handguns can still be bought, owned, or sold via Private Party Transfers and Intrafamiliar Transfers.
Can I just buy an off-roster firearm online or from an out-of-state resident?
No. We can't register off-roster firearms unless the firearm was part of a Private Party Transfer or an Intrafamilial Transfer.
Is anyone exempt from having to abide by the roster?
Yes. Active law enforcement officers are exempt and can purchase any handgun.