Family Armory Transfer Fees

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Fee Transfer Fee Description
$40 ea. “Walk-in” customers or Daily Members. (Effective July 1, 2021)
$30 One-time USPS retrieval if applicable.
$25 ea. Monthly Members
$20 ea. Annual Members
$0 ea. Firearms Purchased through OTactical.


USPS does not deliver to our physical address. Please remind your seller to send all purchases to Family Armory using FedEx, UPS, or DHL. If your seller disregards our warning and uses the post office, a Family Armory employee must drive out to the post office in order to collect your package and this service will incur an additional fee.


If your FBI background check results in a NICS DENY, Family Armory will not hold your firearm in our vault. Please make arrangements with the seller to return your firearm. For the best possible experience, Family Armory recommends that you obtain your Texas License to Carry a Firearm.


In order to acquire a handgun or lower receiver, you must be at least 21 years of age and must posses a valid, non-expired, government issued identification such as a Texas DL, Texas ID, or Texas LTC. In order to acquire a long gun, you must be at least 18 years of age, possess a valid, non-expired, government issued identification from your state of residence AND the firearm must be legal for you to acquire in your original state of residence.



When a customer requests an “inbound transfer” to Family Armory, it means that the customer has purchased a firearm elsewhere and wants their purchase shipped to Family Armory. Family Armory would then “receive” the transfer, log the firearm, process the required federal paperwork, and ensure that the buyer meets federal and state requirements before releasing the firearm to the original buyer.


  • Ensure that you meet all federal and state requirements for your purchase.
    • For example, Texas residency as proven with a valid non-expired government issued identification, such as a Texas ID, Texas DL, or Texas LTC, is required for all handgun transfers and lower receiver transfers for those 21+. 18+ individuals qualify for long gun transfers. See ATF requirements.
    • Ensure that the firearm you are purchasing is legal to own in your state of residence. For example, if you have a Colorado Driver’s License but intend to pickup your rifle in Texas, you cannot pick-up an AR Rifle that includes a 30-Round Magazine. You must have purchased either an AR rifle without a magazine or with a magazine that has a 10-Round capacity. Magazine restriction differ from state to state. Please read this article.
  • Purchase your firearm online.
  • Communicate with the seller that you desire for your purchase to be sent to Family Armory.
    • Send a message to the seller asking them to read Family Armory’s Transfer Information.
    • Make sure that the seller will ship using either FedEx or UPS for shipping to avoid the USPS acquisition fee. If your firearm arrives USPS, Family Armory assumes that you gave the seller permission to send it that way. We are not responsible for how others send packages to us!
      • Note: On Family Armory’s FFL, we have it written that all shipments to Family Armory be made using UPS or FedEx. If using UPS or FedEx is not feasible, then the seller should contact the buyer to arrange a different FFL for transfer. Family Armory discourages using USPS.
  • The seller will contact Family Armory and we will exchange FFL information with the seller.
    • Family Armory accepts transfers from other FFLs only – not from private citizens without a FFL.
    • The seller will provide your contact information (name, phone #, email) to Family Armory.
  • We will contact you after we receive and process the transfer.
    • Please allow 2 business days for us to process your transfer.
      • Note: Just because you receive a shipping notification that your transfer has been delivered does not mean that your transfer is ready to pick up. In addition to multiple transfers, we receive daily replenishment inventory that also has to be checked in. Please be patient. We will contact you when your firearm is ready to be picked up.
  • Come to Family Armory to do the Federal 4473 paperwork.
    • Bring valid, non-expired, and government issued identification that has your picture and your current residence address.
    • The information you enter on the 4473 is taken as “gospel.”
    • The ATF has published a blank 4473 online for your inspection. Any questions you have about the form is answered on the form.
    • We cannot accept government issued IDs that list a PO Box for the address. The 4473 says so.
    • The individual listed as the buyer must be the same person filling out the Federal 4473 paperwork in order to prevent a straw purchase.
    • No one else can use their money to help pay for firearm purchases. Read the explanatory material for Question 21.a on the 4473.



When a customer wants to do an “outbound transfer” from Family Armory, it means that the customer wants their firearm shipped from Family Armory to a different FFL. Before any outbound transfer can begin, Family Armory must have the chosen destination FFL on file. It is the customer’s responsibility to place the receiving FFL in contact with Family Armory in order for the two FFLs to exchange license information.


Note: The firearm that you are sending must be legal in the state where the firearm will be sent. (For example, some states or jurisdictions do not allow firearms with a magazine capacity exceeding 10 rounds. This means that Family Armory cannot ship an AR rifle with a 30-round magazine to Colorado; Family Armory cannot send a pistol with a 17-Round magazine to Colorado for example.) Family Armory cannot send a firearm to another state when that firearm violates that particular state’s law.

  • Contact Family Armory beforehand to provide the email address of the receiving FFL. Family Armory transfers firearms to those individuals or businesses in possession of a valid FFL. We do not ship firearms to private citizens without them having a FFL.
    • Family Armory and the receiving FFL will need to exchange licenses prior to shipment.
  • Bring your boxed firearm(s) to our store in an appropriate UNSEALED shipping container.
    • Do not expect us to have empty shipping boxes on site as we have limited space.
    • We need to record the firearm serial #, the caliber, the barrel length, type of firearm, manufacturer, manufacturer part #, and UPC.
    • You need to bring your valid non-expired government issued identification with you.
    • Family Armory is not responsible for damage resulting from shipping.
  • Pay the associated fee(s).
    • Transfer fee(s).
    • Shipping fee(s).
  • We will send an email to both you and the receiving FFL with tracking numbers provided to us by either FedEx or UPS.
  • We reserve the right to adjust shipping fees in light of the shipping weight, e.g., it will cost more to ship a 100# firearm than it will to ship a 5# firearm.
  • Ammo cannot be shipped in same container as firearms.
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