What is an FFL?
What is an FFL?
Any business selling firearms is required by law to hold an FFL. An “FFL” is a Federal Firearm License. All firearms sold to customers online must be delivered to a local FFL holder who will help the customer perform a background check. There are over 60,000 FFL holders across the country. Don’t have an FFL holder to help you with the transfer? Don’t worry, we’ve worked with tens of thousands of dealers across the country.
What do I need to arrange with the local FFL holder?
It’s simple. You can get the list from the list that shows an “FFL On File”, or have your preferred FFL holder send us a copy of their license to email@example.com if they are not already on file with us. Alternatively, they may fax it to us. We recommend checking with your FFL prior to ordering to ensure that they are willing to accept the transfer.
How to Order a Gun
Please note the following:
- All prices and descriptions are subject to change without notice. Pictures of items are generic and might not match exactly. Refer to the written description of the item. Specifications given are from the manufacturers and importers and we reserve the right to modify our information provided herein.
- Prices are rarely incorrect but we retain the right to refuse any transaction pending the correction of pricing.
- Prices for items not in stock at time of order are subject to price change prior to delivery.
We will not ship firearms directly to you. They will be sent to your local FFL (Federal Firearms License) Dealer, who will then perform any background checks and paperwork required in your state/locality. We do not ship firearms to non-FFL holders. This is federal law. It is your responsibility to contact the FFL Dealer to make sure of their policies, procedures, and any applicable fees they might charge.
Nearly all dealers will accept a transfer for you. They will perform all the required background checks and paperwork for your area, and charge a transfer fee of around $25.00 – $50.00. If we already have your dealer’s license (FFL) on file, there is no need to resend it with each order.
Please note, that you have to send an e-mail copy of your dealer’s signed license! . You may also e-mail scanned copies to: firstname.lastname@example.org
It is important to make sure that your name or order number is with the dealer’s license so that we know to apply it to your order.
Like to buy an item from us, but don’t quite have enough money on hand to purchase today? Consider taking advantage of our Easy Layaway Plan – 60 days.
Item must be $500.00 or more.
During the next 60 days, you can make payments, or make one final payment at the end of 60 days, at which time we will ship your item. There will not be any charges if paid in full within 60 days. Layaways DO NOT last longer than 60 days!!!
Layaways cancelled for any reason will be subject to a 20% restocking fee (of the total price- the deposit). No changes can be made to your layaway once the layaway is placed and the 20% down is charged.
You may have one active layaway at a time. But, once you pay off a layaway, feel free to start another one!
Items not paid in full within 60 days will be cancelled. Call us to set up other arrangements– depending on the circumstances we can sometimes set up an extension at $30 per month for a storage fee.
This EASY LAYAWAY PLAN is ALSO available to local shoppers in our retail outlet.
In order to properly process your transactions we will need a valid FFL number as well as a 5-digit CFLC (California Firearms Licensee Check) number. You can call one of your local gun dealers if you have any questions about FFL or CFLC numbers. Please have this information available at the time of purchase in order to expedite the process. If you have questions- please email us or call us.
Order Changes or Cancellations
Most order cancellations can be handled directly from your account.
Cancellations: Orders can only be cancelled if the item has not shipped.
All firearm purchases are final once the firearm is picked up from your dealer. We do have a lifetime warranty on all new guns we sell. See Our Lifetime Warranty section for more information. Please refer to the following page for more information
All prices are subject to change without notice. However, we will contact you if prices change, before we ship. This applies to all items, including special orders and backorders. Due to the special nature of some items, exact prices are not known until delivery is made to us.
We reserve all rights of final pricing.
Many items with a long leadtime may change in price over time, there is no guarantee that we will be able to ship at the ordered price if the manufacturer changes the price to us, although we do strive to keep your price the same.
Incorrect items: If a product is not the product that you ordered, Impact will either replace the product or give you a full refund if returned within 10 days of receipt.
Shipping and Handling
Estimated shipping times are posted on the product information page under the title “Ships On Or Before:” please note that all leadtimes are estimates.
Please also note that some items are unique, hard to obtain, or one-of-a-kind, so Impact reserves the right to cancel your order should an item not be available to ship.
We will not charge your credit card until your product ships, except for certain special orders.
We normally will ship FedEx and US POSTAL. If you need faster shipment, we can ship 2nd Day or Next Day for an extra charge.
Alaska and Hawaii residents – your order MUST ship 2nd day or faster. Most orders over $100 value will ship with a signature-required to ensure they make it to you. Products that have free shipping only applies to the lower 48 states.
NOTE: We make every effort to get your order shipped as fast as possible. In some circumstances, especially during sales and after weekends, we may not get your order shipped in the time specified. Please rest assured that we will ship your item as soon as we can.
How to Buy a Pistol, Rifle or Shotgun
Federal firearms laws prevent the sale of a weapon from Impact directly to an individual in another state (we are located in Utah). We must ship your firearm directly to an FFL Dealer near you. The steps to follow are:
- Order your firearm online using our secure shopping cart. If you know the dealer you are going to use at time of order placement (not a requirement) enter his name into the ‘Ship To’ field.
- Find a dealer near you that will accept the transfer of the firearm for you. Most sporting goods stores and pawn shops will provide this service for a small fee. Also, gun clubs, shooting ranges, etc. may provide this service to you. If you don’t know which dealer to use in your area, put a comment in your order and we will help you locate one near you. We have access to a large list of dealers in the USA that will gladly handle a transfer for you. Most dealers charge around $25 for a transfer. You must confirm the transfer with your local dealer in advance.
- Next, have the dealer get us a copy of his signed license if we don’t already have it on file. To check whether a license is on file, contact us. Please Note: It is now legal for us to accept an e-mailed copy of your dealers license!
- Make sure the dealer knows the firearm is coming from us. If you used a dealer that we already had on file, call him to let him know that a gun for you is on the way.
- We will send you an email when the firearm ships, which will include a tracking number.
Age Restrictions on Firearms
You must be 21 years of age to purchase a handgun or shotgun with a pistol grip. You must be at least 18 years of age to purchase a rifle or standard shotgun (without a pistol grip.)
How to Buy Machine Guns, Suppressors, Short-Barreled Shotguns, A.O.W.’s and Short Barreled Rifles, as Regulated by the ATF and the National Firearms Act, (NFA.)
- It is a common misconception that machine guns cannot be owned by law-abiding citizens. This comes from the creation of a variety of confusing laws that have made purchasing a full-auto gun more difficult than purchasing a “normal” gun. But, if you can comply with the law, you may qualify to own a machine gun.
First a brief history: In May of 1986, certain laws went into effect that made it illegal for ‘civilians’ to own fully automatic firearms that were manufactured AFTER THAT DATE. Many fully automatic weapons manufactured, registered and tax paid BEFORE MAY, 1986, MAY BE OWNED BY AND SOLD TO INDIVIDUALS. The full-auto guns that may be owned by individuals are called ‘transferable’. Some states DO NOT allow machine gun ownership at all, no matter when the gun was made, but many states do.