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Firearm Transfers

Before you buy a firearm, contact us to see if we can get you a better price and save you money. You can also see a list of some of our dealer accounts here.

If you are a prohibited person as defined under State or Federal law, attempting to purchase a firearm or lying on the Firearm Transaction Record (ATF Form 4473) is a felony. We reserve the right to refuse to sell or transfer a firearm or do business with anyone we deem suspicious or suspect of committing a straw purchase.

  • Customers are responsible to know all local, state, and federal laws.
  • Firearms will only be transferred in accordance with all Utah FAST store policies.
  • Firearms purchased from our online store, or that we order for you, are exempt from the transfer fee.
  • Additional storage fees WILL apply for each firearm if the transfer has not been completed within fourteen (14) days from the date the firearm was entered into our records and the customer was notified to schedule an appointment.

For more information see our Store Policies.


Handguns, Rifles & Shotguns

$20.00 (First Firearm)
$10.00 (Each Additional Firearm Within The Same Transfer)

NFA Transfers
See Our NFA Firearm Transfer Page

Law enforcement, military, veterans, first responders, and teachers with proper identification receive a $5.00 discount on all transfers


This fee is assessed by the Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification (BCI).

FREE For Utah Concealed Firearm Permit Holders. Utah residents with a valid Utah Concealed Firearm Permit are exempt from the background check fee ONLY if the permit is provided at the time of the transfer and verification has been completed.

Transfer Process

Our firearm transfer process is designed to make everything faster, easier, and better for you.

Once you have purchased a firearm from another dealer, they will need a copy of our FFL, if they do not already have it on file, before your firearm can be shipped. It is your responsibility to complete our Firearm Transfer Form. If you receive an email requesting our FFL, please forward the original email, not a screenshot.

IMPORTANT Things To Know:

  • This process isn’t always flawless.
  • It is your responsibility to make sure the seller has received everything necessary for the firearm to be shipped.
  • If you are going to be delayed in picking up your firearms (vacation, etc.), please ensure you are aware of our “Product & Firearm Storage” policy.
  • You must be a Utah resident to pick up handguns and receivers. Non-residents can purchase/transfer rifles and shotguns; the firearm must be legal in your state and it is your responsibility to know what is and is not legal in your state.
  • When you come to pick up your firearm, we will provide you with the ATF Form 4473 (Firearms Transaction Record) to fill out. Do not fill out this form before you arrive. It MUST be done at our location at the time the transfer is being completed.
  • The individual who purchased the firearm and listed on the order as the purchaser MUST be the one to fill out the ATF Form 4473. Be aware that using a credit/debit card or banking account with another person may cause the order containing the firearm to have the other individual’s name. There Are Absolutely No Exceptions!
  • The address shown on your acceptable identification MUST be current. See “What Is Acceptable Identification” in our FAQs at the bottom of this page.
  • If you need assistance, please let us know and we will be happy to help. We will verify the form has been filled out correctly and then submit a background check online. Once the background check has been approved, payment for the transfer is made, and you take the firearm home.
  • If you have had issues related to mistaken identity or identity theft, your background check may be delayed an indefinite amount of time or denied. You can apply for a Voluntary Appeal File (VAF). Anyone may apply for the VAF, but it is designed for firearm purchasers who believe they are legally allowed to buy firearms but have been denied more than once or frequently experience delays in their transactions. Purchasers sometimes find themselves experiencing delays or denials in firearms purchases because of a past misdemeanor charge or because an ineligible person has a similar name. When you apply for the VAF, FBI personnel will research your case and assign you a Unique Personal Identification Number (UPIN). For more information see more information on the FBI website for Firearm-Related Challenge (Appeal) and Voluntary Appeal File (VAF).
  • We accept all US credit/debit cards including Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, JCB, and UnionPay. Contact and Contactless EMV, Magnetic Stripe, and Manual Card Entry. NFC payment to pay using a phone or smartwatch such as Apple Pay®, Google Pay™, Samsung Pay, and digital wallets such as Venmo, Paypal, and Cash App. Tax Is INCLUDED – NO Added Card Processing Fees. We Do Not Accept Personal Checks Or Money Orders
  • There is no Utah firearm registry.
  • There is no national firearm registry.
  • Completing the ATF Form 4473 is NOT a firearm registration.

Things That Cause Delays In Picking Up Firearms: 

  • Expired identification or ID that does not have your current address.
  • Problems with the background check.

Background Checks:

  • EVERYONE completing a firearm transfer will have a background check conducted. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • A background check costs $7.50. Utah is a Point-of-Contact (POC) state which means the Bureau of Criminal Identification (BCI) charges this fee for electronically accessing the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) which is operated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to conduct firearm background checks for Federal Firearms License (FFL) dealers.
  • A background check is good for 1 transaction or 30 days, whichever occurs first. A transaction is 1 business day.
  • A background check usually takes a few minutes.  However, the number of background checks submitted to BCI at any point in time may affect how quickly a result is returned. If the BCI system or the NICS system is down, background checks will not go through until BCI and/or NICS have been restored. A delay such as this can last a few hours but usually not more than a day.
  • If the background check is returned with a “Proceed” or “Approved” response we can complete the firearm transfer.
  • If the background check is returned with a “Delayed”, “Pending”, “Research” or “Denied” response we will NOT complete the firearm transfer. See “Causes for Denial of a Purchase” on the BCI website.

Concealed Weapons Permits:

  • A Utah Concealed Firearm Permit holder, who provides the permit to the FFL dealer, and the permit is verified “Valid” is exempt from paying the background check fee but does NOT eliminate the background check.
  • A background check using a permit is instantaneous. If the BCI system is down, background checks will not go through until it has been restored.
  • If the background check is returned with a “Valid” response we can complete the firearm transfer.
  • If the background check is returned with an “Invalid” response we will NOT complete the firearm transfer.
  • Concealed firearm permits from other states, which are valid, allow a person to carry a firearm concealed in Utah, but cannot be used to purchase a firearm or be exempt from the background check fee.

Alien Residents:

  • You MUST bring your alien registration card with you at the time you fill out the ATF Form 4473.
  • BCI is required to check multiple databases. The background check may be delayed a few hours to a few days before the completion of a final determination.

Step 1:
You can begin the firearm transfer process by completing our Firearm Transfer Form. After we have received your firearm you must allow AT LEAST 24 HOURS for it to be logged into our acquisition records. You will then receive a text message and an email to continue to step 2.

Step 2:

  • An appointment is required for all firearm transfers.
  • We Do Not Accept Walk-Ins.
  • DO NOT schedule an appointment until AFTER we have notified you.
    Just because a shipping carrier or tracking number says it has been delivered does not mean it actually has and it does not mean that we have had time to enter it into our system. If you schedule an appointment before we contact you, it will be canceled.
  • You must bring acceptable identification that has your current residential address to complete the transfer. See more information under “What Is Acceptable Identification” in the FAQs below.

Or Use The Calendar Below


What Is An FFL?

A Federal Firearms License (FFL) is a license in the United States that enables a company to engage in a business pertaining to the manufacture or importation of firearms and ammunition, or the interstate and intrastate sale of firearms. Holding an FFL to engage in certain such activities has been a legal requirement within the United States since the enactment of the Gun Control Act of 1968. The FFL is issued by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (BATFE) and is commonly known as the “ATF”.

The 1968 Gun Control Act states “engaged in the business” is applied to a dealer in firearms; a person who devotes time, attention, and labor to dealing in firearms as a regular course of trade or business with the principal objective of livelihood and profit through the repetitive purchase and resale of firearms.

Unless you are specifically buying and selling guns to make money to spend on living expenses, rather than get a job, you are not conducting business.

A person who makes occasional purchases firearms for the enhancement of a personal collection or hobby, who sells all or part of his personal collection of firearms such as liquidating a firearm collection (for instance, after the death of a relative), sells a large number of firearms to pay for a sudden financial need, or simply selling a firearm you didn’t like in order to buy another is not “engaging in the business.”

If you are buying and selling firearms as a hobby, purchasing firearms to “upgrade” with accessories, or building firearms from “kits” or individual parts with the intent to sell them, you must obtain a Federal Firearms License (FFL). The ATF can arrest and charge you under Federal law, taking away your right to ever own a firearm again.

See more under 18 U.S.C. 922(a)(1).

What Is A Straw Purchase?

It is ILLEGAL to purchase a firearm posing as the real buyer for someone else. If you do, it is called a straw purchase because the person posing as the buyer likely has a clean background and is doing so on behalf of another, often because that second person may not pass the background check.

A straw purchase is any purchase in which a second person agrees to acquire a firearm for someone else. This is not the same thing as purchasing a firearm as a genuine, bonafide gift. Any individual that purchases a firearm from a Federal Firearms License (FFL) dealer who lies on the Firearm Transaction Record (ATF Form 4473) about the identity of the ultimate possessor of the gun can be charged with making false statements, a felony, and can be punished by up to five years in prison in addition to fines up to $250,000 even if the transaction is denied by the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).

It is LEGAL to purchase a firearm as a gift for another since you are actually buying the firearm for yourself to gift to another.

What Is Acceptable Identification?

A valid government-issued photo identification at the time of background check initiation that displays the buyers;

  • Full legal name
  • Date of birth
  • Current residential address

Example: Driver’s License or State Issued Identification Card

– Utah temporary (paper) driver’s licenses ARE accepted.
– A handwritten sticker showing an address change on the back WILL NOT be accepted.
– Identification that is expired WILL NOT be accepted.

As explained by the ATF:
  • The identification document presented by the transferee must have a photograph of the transferee, as well as the transferee’s name, residence address, and date of birth. The identification document must also be valid (e.g., unexpired) and have been issued by a governmental entity for the purpose of identification of individuals. An example of an acceptable identification document is a current driver’s license.
    A combination of government-issued documents may be used to meet the requirements of an identification document. For example, a passport that contains the name, date of birth, and photograph of the holder may be combined with a voter or vehicle registration card containing the residence address of the transferee in order to comply with the identification document requirements. A passport issued by a foreign government is also acceptable so long as it has all of the required information.*
    See Important Information Below For Utah Requirements.
  • Whether a hunting license or permit issued by a retailer meets the definition of an identification document is State law specific. This license or permit meets the definition of an identification document if the State in which the retailer is located has authorized the retailer to supply State issued documents. If the State recognizes the hunting license or permit as government-issued, then this license or permit would qualify as being government-issued for the purposes of supplementing another government-issued identification document.
    A description of the location of the residence on an identification document, such as a rural route, is sufficient to constitute a residence address provided the purchaser resides in a State or locality where it is considered to be a legal residence address.
    [18 U.S.C. 922(t)27 CFR 478.11 and 478.124]
Utah Requirements

As provided by a Brady Supervisor at the Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification (BCI)

“Utah requires a driver’s license or ID card from a state that can be verified by our system in Rule 722-380.”
R722-380-3. Verification of Identification.
(1) For purposes of a criminal history background check as established in Section 76-10-526, the only form of photo identification the bureau shall accept is a driver’s license or identification card that may be accessed through the issuing state’s database and verified as a valid form of identification.

“If the address is not correct on the driver’s license or ID card, Utah does allow any government-issued document to be used as long as it has the current address. This could come from a municipality, state, or federal document. So there are many documents or letters that could be used for this alternative to the address not being correct. The FFL would have to see one of these documents to add to his FFL paperwork in support of a new address.”
“A city bill would work, but something like Rocky Mountain power would not work because it’s not a government agency. If you use taxes or registration, they have to be the current year.”
– Our Addition: A current hunting or fishing license with the individual’s current address will also be accepted because it is issued by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) since it is a government agency.

If you maintain property (a home) in another state see the FAQ “What constitutes residency in a state” for more information about the ability to purchase firearms in multiple states.

What Constitutes Residency In A State?

As explained by the ATF:
  • For Gun Control Act (GCA) purposes, a person is a resident of a state in which he or she is present with the intention of making a home in that state. The state of residence for a corporation or other business entity is the state where it maintains a place of business.
    A member of the Armed Forces on active duty is a resident of the state in which his or her permanent duty station is located. If a member of the Armed Forces maintains a home in one state and the member’s permanent duty station is in a nearby state to which they commute each day, then the member has two states of residence and may purchase a firearm in either the state where the duty station is located or the state where the home is maintained.
    [18 U.S.C. 921(b)922(a)(3), and 922(b)(3)27 CFR 478.11]
  • May a person who resides in one state and owns property in another state purchase a firearm in either state?
    If a person maintains a home in two states and resides in both states for certain periods of the year, they may, during the period of time they actually reside in a particular state, purchase a firearm in that state. However, simply owning property in another state does not alone qualify the person to purchase a firearm in that state.
    [27 CFR 478.11]
Utah Requirements

As provided by a Brady Supervisor at the Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification (BCI)

“Utah does allow for this situation if the person is currently residing in Utah and produces a government document (as described in the FAQ [What Is An Acceptable Valid Form Of ID To Purchase A Firearm]) that shows their current address. Then the out-of-state driver’s license just has to show as valid still and not be revoked or expired.”

– Our Addition: This means that if you own a home in two (or more) states, while you are living in your home in Utah it is LEGAL to purchase a firearm, including a handgun, using your valid nonresident driver’s license or ID card. Since the address on the Driver’s License or ID card would not be a Utah address you would be required to use any government-issued document as long as it has the current Utah address to show Utah residency as described in the FAQ “What Is An Acceptable Valid Form Of ID To Purchase A Firearm?”. You would enter your Utah residence address in response to question 10 on the ATF Form 4473.

If you have updated your address with the government entity (e.g. DMV) that issued it, your driver’s license may still be used for identification and date of birth verification purposes only. Another valid government-issued document that contains your name and current residential address can be used to supplement your driver’s license as proof of current residence (e.g. Vehicle Registration, Voter Identification Card, Concealed Firearm Permit, etc.).

If My Background Check Is Denied Can Another Person Pick Up The Firearm?


If your background check is denied, having another person pick up a firearm on behalf of a prohibited person is committing a “straw purchase”. This is a federal felony punishable by a fine of up to $250,000.00, 10 years in prison, and makes the individual who transferred the firearm a prohibited person as well.

How Much Does Shipping & Insurance Cost?

USPS (United States Postal Service)

Flat Rate Priority
Small Flat Rate Box: 5 3/8″ x 8 5/8″ x 1 5/8 = $8.45
Medium Flat Rate Box: 11″ x 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2 or 13 5/8″ x 11 7/8″ x 3 -3/8″ = $15.50
Large Flat Rate Box: 23 11/16″ x 11 3/4″ x 3″ or 12 1/4″ x 12 1/4″ x 6″ = $21.90

Priority (Non-Flat Rate)
Long guns and bundled parcels too large to fit in Flat Rate boxes must be calculated by weight and package dimensions.
All packages containing firearms must include Adult Signature Required = $6.90 (per package)
We also recommend shipping insurance.

Priority Insurance Rates
$0.01 – $50.00 = $2.30
50.01 – 100.00 = $2.95
100.01 – 200.00 = $3.60
200.01 – 300.00 = $4.75
300.01 – 400.00 = $6.00
400.01 – 500.00 = $7.20
500.01 – 600.00 = $9.70
600.01 – 5,000.00 = $9.70 plus $1.45 per $100.00 or fraction thereof over $600 in declared value
(maximum liability is $5,000)

Example cost for $1000 insurance:
$1.45 x 4 = $5.80
$9.70 + $5.80 = $15.50

UPS (United Parcel Service)

UPS Next Day Air Services, specifically, UPS Next Day Air® Early, UPS Next Day Air®, and UPS Next Day Air Saver®

Rifles, Shotguns & Other Long Guns
UPS Ground

Packages shipped through UPS are calculated by weight, package dimensions, and value.
All packages containing firearms must include Adult Signature Required = $6.70 (per package)

Insurance Rates
Insurance for in-transit goods is available through UPS’s licensed affiliate UPS Capital Insurance Agency, Inc.
UPS is liable for loss or damage, at no extra cost, for up to $100.00 for each domestic package where there is no declared value. If the value exceeds this amount, you can declare up to $50,000 per package by entering the declared value when you create a shipment on and paying an additional charge.


FedEx Express Only

Rifles, Shotguns & Other Long Guns
FedEx Ground or FedEx Express

Packages shipped through FedEx are calculated by weight, package dimensions, and value.
All packages containing firearms must include Direct (Adult) Signature Required = $5.55 (per package)

Insurance Rates
FedEx covers a value of $100 automatically on all packages.
The shipping label must have a declared value to include insurance, but FedEx does not provide specific “insurance” or have a table to view exact insurance costs. You must contact them and give an exact value amount.

We have obtained the following estimated values for you

Value Amount Insurance Cost
$101 (minimum) $3.45
$500 $5.75
$1,000 $11.50
$2,000 $23.00
$3,000 $34.50
$5,000 $57.50
$50,000 (maximum) $500.75

We do not recommend shipping with FedEx.

For more information and laws for shipping firearms and ammunition click here.

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