Firearm Transfers

As an FFL/SOT, Detroit Armament is capable of handling transfers for firearms purchased online

If you’re purchasing a NFA item such as a silencer/suppressor, Short Barreled Rifle, or Short Barreled Shotgun, there is a separate page for information on those transfers: Link


As a dealer, I am able to order a wide range of firearms from nearly every manufacturer. I am typically able to be very competitive on pricing – at the very worst, I can usually at least match a price. Plus, if you order the firearm through me, there is no transfer fee or other additional fees. The price I quote is always an out-the-door price. Give me a call or send me an email and let me know what you’re in the market for. It’s a win-win, I earn your business and you save money!


Transfer fees for firearms is $15.00 per 4473 (background check form). Up to 3 serial numbers can fit onto this form. This means that you can pick up 3 firearms at a time for only $15!

Since storage space is limited, firearms that have not been picked up within 30 days of arrival will be assessed an additional $15 storage fee, and will continue to accumulate additional $15 storage fees for every 30 days beyond that. Once storage fees have accumulated reaching the value of the firearm, the firearm becomes property of Detroit Armament, LLC and will be sold to recover the storage fee.

How It Works

You don’t have to check in with me before having a firearm sent, unless you want to verify specific date availability before ordering. Lots of retailers already have my license information on file. In that case, you can just select me off their list the rest will be handled automatically! Some retailers don’t have a list, or haven’t worked with me yet, so they’ll provide you with an email address where they want my license to be sent. Give me that information plus your order number and I’ll handle the rest.

I ask everyone to watch the tracking information, and touch base with me when it is marked delivered, so we can make an appointment for you to come by. I realize a lot of FFLs get irritated when customers call as soon as the tracking says it’s delivered – I am quite the opposite. Call or email me as soon as you see it shows as delivered!

When you arrive for your appointment, we’ll fill out a few basic forms, and once your background check result clears, the firearm is yours!

It is very common that your package will not have your name on the outside.

I do my best to not cut open packages until the customer is here, except when legally required, due to instances of customers and/or sellers blaming me for items missing from the package or for the firearm arriving in worse-than-advertised condition. This means I don’t know what package belongs to who because the customer’s names are usually on the packing list inside, not on the outside. To confirm that your firearm has arrived, check the tracking info. When you come to pick up your firearm, please have the seller’s name on hand. I may also ask for the last 4 digits of the tracking number to help locate your package, in the event that I have multiple packages from the same seller.

If the tracking shows that the delivery was missed for the day, it’s probably because they came by when I wasn’t here. That’s okay. I’ll either make arrangements to have the package held for pickup, or they’ll try again the next day. I typically receive a handful of packages from each carrier (UPS, FedEx, USPS) every single day, and the deliveries are not scheduled. They could come at 9AM or they could come at 6PM, I have no control or knowledge of when it is coming until the truck pulls up outside. Unfortunately this means I can’t be here for every delivery, but if I miss it one day, I do my best to stick around all day the next day.

Please do not show up without contacting me first.

Keeping regular hours as a small operation makes a healthy work-life balance difficult, especially when there are days where nobody comes in. If no appointments are on the books, I may close up shop for the day. I feel terrible when I return to missed calls and voicemails from someone who showed up to my door with nobody here. For this reason, hours are by appointment only. Appointments are generally available for a broad range of hours, 7 days a week.