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How To Buy Guns Online


How To Buy Guns & Ammo Online

To Purchase Firearms Online:

You must be 18 or older to purchase long guns and 21 or older to purchase hand guns. Check your local & state laws.

Federal firearms laws prevents Tinman's Guns from shipping firearms directly to individuals without a valid Federal Firearms License (FFL), however we can ship them to a local FFL Dealer who will accept the transfer and perform your background check..

In order to purchase your firearm and have us ship it, you must complete the following steps listed below before we can process your order and ensure a trouble free transaction.

  1. Complete your firearm purchase online. You will receive an order confirmation e-mail with your order number.
  1. Find a FFL dealer near you that will accept the transfer of the firearm for you. This can be your local Gun Shop, Pawn Shop, Gun Range or any other location that holds a current FFL and will help you with your transaction.
    • If you know the dealer you are going to use during checkout enter their (Dealer's Name, Phone) in the comments box. 
    • If you need to locate a nearby FFL Dealer click this link to find one near you.
    • Please realize that this FFL dealer is doing a service for you and is possibly losing a sale so be polite.
  1. Contact your FFL and tell them you would like to transfer a firearm from Tinman's Guns. This transaction and associated transfer fees are between you and the dealer.
    • We do not contact the dealer to arrange a transfer.
    • Most dealers charge a fee for a firearm transfer. ($20 - $50)
    • You must confirm the transfer with your local dealer in advance.
    • It will expedite the process by making arrangements with a FFL dealer prior to placing your order.
  1. Have your licensed firearm dealer email, snail mail or fax a signed copy of their FFL to:

Tinman's Guns
PO Box 4015
Bergheim, TX 78004
Email: tinman@gvtc.com
Fax: (830) 336-2770

  1. Once we have received a copy of your dealer's signed FFL we will ship the firearm to the FFL dealer.
    • Handguns must ship air freight due to shipping regulations.
    • Long guns will ship ground. 
    • Please ask yourchoosen FFL to write your name and order number on any corespondence with us.
  1. Once your FFL dealer receives your firearm, they will contact you and perform your background check. You will then need to complete all the necessary paperwork and pick up your gun.

Write your Name and Order Number on any correspondence you send us.

To Purchase Ammunition Online:

Please note that Firearms and Ammunition must be purchased on separate orders.

Federal law requires that you must be at least 18 years old to purchase shotgun ammunition and 21 years or older to purchase handgun and rifle ammunition.

  • You do not need an FFL to purchase ammunition online.
  • All ammunition will be shipped UPS ground.
  • We can ship ammunition to your door via UPS.
  • When you are checking out, you must select UPS Ground if you are purchasing ammunition.
  • Ammunition cannot be shipped air freight, due to shipping regulations.
  • Ammunition and firearms must be purchased separately.
  • For safety reasons, we do not accept returns on ammunition.
  • Always make sure you use the correct ammunition for your specific firearm.
  • Check your local laws for any other regulations before ordering.

Ammunition Restrictions:

Alaska

No Ammo

Brooklyn, NY

No Ammo

Chicago, IL

No Ammo without a FFL

Cook County, IL

No Ammo without a FFL

Hawaii

No Ammo

Los Angeles, CA

No Ammo without a FFL

Massachusetts, NY

No Ammo

Manhattan

No Ammo

New York City, NY

No Ammo

Orange County, CA

No Ammo without a FFL

San Francisco, CA

No Ammo without a FFL

Sacramento, CA

No Ammo without a FFL

Washington D.C.

No Ammo

APO & FPO Address

No Ammo

PO. Boxes

No Ammo

Please check your local laws for restrictions before ordering ammunition.

NOTE: Ammunition and Firearms must be purchased separately, in two separate orders.


State & Local Purchase Restrictions:

Air Gun Restrictions:

Hawaii


Illinois


Massachusetts


Michigan


New Jersey


New York


Please check your local laws for restrictions before ordering air guns.


Blackpowder Firearms Restrictions:

Hawaii


Illinois


Massachusetts


Michigan


New Jersey


New York


Please check your local laws for restrictions before ordering blackpowder firearms.

NOTE: For all other states, we can ship most blackpowder firearms directly to you.


Firearm Restrictions:

Connecticut

No Semi-Auto Rifles

Maryland

No Handguns

Massachusetts

No Handguns

New York

No Handguns

Washington D.C.

No Firearms

Please check your local laws for restrictions before ordering firearms.

NOTE: Ammunition and Firearms must be purchased separately, in two separate orders.


States Prohibiting Large-Capacity Magazines:

California

10 round limit without permit

Colorado

Hawaii

15 round limit

10 round limit

Maryland

20 round limit

Massachusetts

20 round limit without FFL

New Jersey

15 round limit without FFL

New York

10 round limit

Please check your local laws for restrictions before ordering large capacity magazines.




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