Firearm Transfers

We Make Transfers Easy

We get it, sometimes we don’t stock something and you want to order it online. No hard feelings. Penn Armory is poised on excellent customer service, which means it’s our goal is to get your gun in your hands with as little hassle as possible.

So whether it be ordering something online, buying something on GunBroker, or transferring a gun purchased from a local friend—we’ve got you covered.

How it Works

Buying Online

If buying through GunBroker, Palmetto State Armory, Brownell’s, CDNN, GunBuyer, or one of the many other organizations we partner with, you can select Penn Armory automatically upon checking out.

If your seller does not have Penn Armory’s details on file, you can point them to the FFL section of our website for a one-click solution to all of their questions.

Send us a quick message (preferred) or call the shop to let us know you’ve got something headed our way and we’ll call you once it’s in to schedule an appointment for your transfer.

Person to Person Transfer

Simply send us a quick message (preferred) or call the shop to schedule a transfer.

What to Bring When Visiting Penn Armory

When you’re ready to pick up your firearm, all you need to bring is a current Pennsylvania-issued driver’s license or identification card.

Please make sure to bring along your PA-issued change of address form if your license does not reflect your current address.

If private party person-to-person transfer, please make sure both parties bring identification.

Note: We cannot accept expired identification or non-resident identification.

Firearm Transfer Cost

We try to makes things simple—”$20 gets you your gun”.

However, there are some complicated circumstances that need to be explained more in-depth. Please refer to the following information to see our rates. If you have any questions, please give us a call directly at (717) 333-6938 and we’d be happy to give you an exact quote for your circumstance.

  • Internet transfers
    • Handgun: $20
      • $10 for each additional in the same transaction
    • Long gun: $20
      • $10 for each additional in the same transaction
  • Person-to-person transfer
    • First firearm: $20
      • Additional firearms on same 4473: $10
  • NFA transfer: Coming soon
  • Biohazard/Special Handling transfer:
    • NOTE: These are very rare. If buying a firearm online, your purchase will likely not fall into this category. Please reach out if you are unsure.
    • Handgun: $30
      • $15 for each additional in the same transaction
    • Long gun: $30
      • $15 for each additional in the same transaction

If you have any questions, please send us a message give us a call directly at (717) 333-6938 and we’d be happy to give you an exact quote for your circumstance.

Background Check

Background Checks and You

Any firearm transfer occurring at Penn Armory will be subject to a background check, as per Pennsylvania law.

After filling out the required federal paperwork, Penn Armory will process your background check with the Pennsylvania State Police. This process is entirely electronic and generally takes between 5 and 15 minutes to wait for an approval from PSP.

Once this step is completed successfully, a Record of Sale will be generated and you may leave with your brand new firearm!

Pennsylvania Instant Check System (PICS) Fee

In accordance with the Pennsylvania Uniform Firearms Act, the Firearms Division of the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) conducts background checks on applicable firearm purchases. Penn Armory will collect this fee on behalf of the state – you will be charged no more than $5 (this fee is not taxed since it is paid directly to the PSP).

PICS Denial

In the event of a PICS denial, we will provide you with a copy of a challenge form to dispute the deny: Download form here

Questions? Contact Us!