Firearm Transfers

As an FFL/SOT, Detroit Armament is capable of handling transfers for firearms purchased online
Please read and understand this entire page before placing an order.

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 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. Please click here to see the fine print


Handgun Transfer: $25 for the first serial number on the transfer form, $20 for the second, and $15 for each additional handgun serial number.

ALL handgun buyers must have EITHER a Michigan Concealed Pistol License, OR they must go to their local police department to obtain a License to Purchase a Handgun. This is a new change for 2024.

Rifle, Shotgun, Frame, Receiver, etc Transfer: $20 for the first serial number on the transfer form, $15 for each additional serial number
Storage (ONLY with prior arrangements): $20/month
– This list represents the cash discount prices, for payment by card add $1/serial number.

These fees are only for transfers of firearms purchased from other retailers. Firearms purchased in-person from Detroit Armament will continue to have a 100% out-the-door price with NO extra or hidden fees on top of the pricetag.

How It Works

For most websites, the seller will give you an email address where they want Detroit Armament’s license sent after checkout. Email or text your order number and that email address (please copy and paste instead of sending a screenshot, this helps to eliminate the possibility of a typo) and I’ll handle the rest!

If you’re buying from a retailer that has a list of dealers, Detroit Armament might not be on that list. There should be an option to select the FFL later, just select that.

For orders placed on, you’ll need to type in the first 3 and last 5 digits of my FFL number: 4-38, and 13680.

It is the buyer’s responsibility to watch the tracking information and contact me when it is marked “Delivered”, at which point we can schedule an appointment for you to come in and do the transfer paperwork. I realize some 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! We can make an appointment to get you in as soon as I have an opening in my schedule.

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!

Please do not show up without contacting 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.

Do I need to check with you before having a firearm shipped?

If you’ve read this page, you’ve already done more checking than most people do. Generally it is okay to complete the order without contacting me, however, you should always check the Front Page of this website before placing the order. If I will be unable to accept transfers for any period of time, I will place a notice at the top of that page a few days beforehand. If you don’t see a notice, I am available and receiving transfers!

Can I call you to check if my firearm has arrived yet?

Probably not, unfortunately. Typically, your package will not have your name on the outside. They are most commonly addressed to “Detroit Armament, LLC”. 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 which package belongs to which person because the buyer’s name is on the packing list inside, not on the outside.

How can I confirm that my firearm has arrived?

Check the tracking number, if it has been marked as “Delivered” then it is most likely here. If it shows any other status, such as “out for delivery”, “in transit”, “running late”, or “delivery failed”, among others, means it is most likely not here.

I got a notification that delivery failed!

That’s probably because the delivery was attempted when nobody was here. That’s okay, it happens. There is no need to reach out to me or the carrier. Delivery is normally re-tried three times before being returned to sender. Unfortunately, deliveries do not come during a pre-determined time frame each day. 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 make sure I can receive it before it returns to sender.

Can I arrange with the carrier for delivery time, or redirect it to a pickup location?

If the package was shipped in accordance with carrier regulations, then probably not. Package carrier services generally do not allow a package to be scheduled or redirected if it was properly declared to contain a firearm.

What should I bring to my appointment?
  • A valid, unexpired, government ID that shows both your photo and your place of residence. Passports are not acceptable as they do not show your place of residence. “Temporary” Driver’s Licenses printed on paper are not acceptable as they do not show your photo.
  • Funds to cover your transfer fee
  • Know what company you bought the firearm from. It may also be helpful to have the tracking number on-hand, in case there are multiple packages for multiple buyers from the same seller.
  • Reading Glasses, if you use them. You can’t skip doing the paperwork just because you forgot them at home.
  • If your firearm arrived in a box larger than a “Medium” Flat-Rate Box, plan to take the box home with you. There is no dumpster on-site.
  • Handgun Purchasers Only: you must bring EITHER a valid, unexpired, Michigan CPL, or a valid, unexpired, Michigan License to Purchase a Handgun. This is a new change for 2024.

Appointments that must be re-scheduled due to a failure to bring all required items will result in an additional $10 fee.

What if I am running late or miss my appointment?

If you will be more than 10 minutes late, please call ASAP. Every effort will be made to accommodate your new time frame. However, appointments are often scheduled back-to-back, so re-scheduling may be necessary. No-shows result in an additional $10 fee.

Can I show up without an appointment/do you accept walk-ins?

No, an appointment is required. If you show up without an appointment, there may not be anyone here, or there may be other people already here who had appointments.

What if I am unable to pick up my firearm within 30 days of arrival?

Please reach out within 30 days of firearm delivery to make arrangements for storage. Storage fees for firearms with CONFIRMED prior arrangements are $20/month.

Firearms without prior arrangements, that are not picked up within 30 days of delivery, or firearms that exceed the arranged storage period by 30 days, are considered abandoned and become the property of Detroit Armament, LLC.