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How To Buy Guns Online

Buying a gun online is an easy, no-hassle process.

In just FOUR simple steps you can be on your way to owning your new firearm.


1. Select The Gun You Wish To Buy

Find your next new gun at by searching for it and clicking on it, just like any other product.

On the same page the gun is listed on, there's the clickable link “Find An FFL Dealer” where you can see a list of Brownells Featured Dealers in your area. There's also a space where you can enter your zip code, click on “Submit” and verify that a particular gun can be shipped to where you live, depending on local laws.


2. Add The Gun To Your Cart

Enter the quantity of guns you want to buy, and then click “Add To Cart.” If you wish, you may continue shopping for more guns, or other products that do not require an FFL.

If you simultaneously purchase a mixture of FFL items (guns, receivers, etc.) and Non-FFL items (magazines, flashlights, cleaning gear, etc.), the FFL items will automatically ship to the FFL you choose, and the Non-FFL items will automatically ship to your selected/home address.


3. Checkout To Complete Your Gun Purchase

Click on “Checkout” and pay for your purchase. Brownells will charge a $10 FFL processing fee on orders containing FFL items. The fee is per order, not per item.

If you have not yet selected an FFL dealer, you will have to choose one at this time.


4. Pick Up Your Gun At The FFL & Hit The Range

Once your gun arrives at the FFL, go to that dealer to complete the background check and transfer process and pay any applicable fees and taxes. Check your local laws about what documents or identification you'll need to take with you to complete the transfer. Then hit the range with your brand-new gun and enjoy!

Selecting an FFL Dealer:

Brownells Featured Dealers

Choosing a listed Brownells Featured Dealer is the easiest way to complete your purchase. Brownells Featured Dealers have already agreed to perform transfers for guns purchased from Brownells. Just select the dealer on the Brownells website, pay for your gun, and it automatically ships to the dealer. We recommend you contact the Dealer you select to confirm business hours for picking up your gun.

Other Dealers

If you decide to go through an FFL Dealer who is not a Brownells Featured Dealer, you'll have to contact that dealer, and have a clearly-signed copy of the FFL emailed to, or faxed to 641-623-8143 or mailed to the following address:

Attn: FFL Dept.
3006 Brownells Parkway
Grinnell, IA, 50112

The FFL will also have to contact Brownells and give specific permission for your gun to ship to the FFL location.



  • You are responsible for following all Federal, State and Local laws pertaining to the purchase.
  • Federal law requires that guns you buy online from Brownells ship to a gun dealer who holds a Federal Firearms License (FFL).
  • FFL dealers typically charge a fee to perform the required background check and to transfer the gun to you. You are responsible for paying the fee. You may also be charged sales tax by the dealer.