Thank you for choosing to have your firearm transferred through Big Boyz Guns. Please note that Big Boyz Guns reserves the right to refuse acceptance of any transfer firearm/NFA item or to make transfer to any end user. All federal, state and local laws will be followed.
We are already on file with most online retailers. Just select Big Boyz Guns upon checkout. If you order from someone whom we are not on file with. We only release our FFL to other dealers and will not respond to customer requests for our license. Have your shipping dealer email us a request for our FFL with a copy of their license and we will respond in kind. We do not have a fax machine.
We only provide our transfer service to legal Virginia residents and active duty military personnel that are PCS to a base or station in Virginia (see below). You can only arrange a transfer for yourself. You may not arrange a transfer for someone else. If someone else is having the firearm transferred, they must contact us to initiate the transfer. The dealer sending the firearm must provide a copy of their FFL and your contact information in the box. In the event we receive a firearm without this information an extra handling fee of $10 will be assessed to the transfer for our time in tracking down you and where the transfer came from.
Only the end recipient of the firearm can arrange the transfer. You may not send someone else to pick up a firearm or do the transfer paperwork.
We only accept incoming shipments from Dealer FFL holders. We do not allow non-licensees (those without a Dealer FFL) to ship firearms to us for transfer (No C&R FFL Holder Transfers accepted as we cannot verify those online).. Our decision to only accept shipments from Dealer FFL holders will provide a measure of security to prevent the cases of fraud and theft that we have seen. This also prevents time wasted in dealing with firearms that just show up with any information. In the event a transfer is shipped to our store and it is not from a FFL holder, The item will not be transferred to you. The item will be returned to sender at senders expense plus a $25 fee for our wasted time.
Most transferees are provided with tracking numbers for their firearms, and in most cases you are aware that the firearm has been delivered to our store before we are. We get many firearms every day and mountains of other gear. Firearms have an administrative process that they must go through before they are available for pickup. We are obligated to process guns for Big Boyz as a first priority and therefore transfer firearms are a second priority. We are required by federal law to record all firearms within a short, definite time period. This is ASAP.
Your transfer firearm will be available ASAP. We will always work to process it as quickly as possible and will notify you as soon as it is ready, but DO NOT come to pick it up on the day it is delivered unless we have notified you that it is ready to be picked up. Our receiving department has to assign their resources by priority and will not be able to process your transfer while you wait on the day that it is delivered to our store. When your firearm is ready to be picked up we will most likely contact you via phone or email, but we will call if we can process your firearm at a time of day that is appropriate for telephone contact.
We have very limited storage space for transfers. We can only store your transfer firearm for 14 days. That should allow plenty of time for coordination of schedules to pick the firearm up. If you require that the firearm be stored for longer, you must arrange for the seller/shipper of the firearm to store it and ship it so that it arrives within a window of opportunity for you to pick it up inside the two week period. We will not store more than 5 firearms per transferee during this two week period. If you ship more than 5 to us for transfer each item will be charged a transfer fee and we will ask you to not do it again. Repeat violators will be denied future transfers.
Our transfer fee is $15 per firearm with a maximum charge of $45 plus the $2 Virginia state police background check fee per transaction. This fee is very competitive and, coupled with our speed and efficiency, makes our process the best value for your time and money.
We can verify the firearms legal status to make sure it is not reported lost or stolen on the Virginia State Police database for a $15 fee if desired. This gives you piece of mind that you are not purchasing a stolen firearm.
Finally, we are a gun store and we love guns. Law abiding transferees have nothing to fear, but unfortunately, we have seen transfers that involve firearms and transferees that we don't normally see and situations that don't make sense. We have a very small window of opportunity to make sure that someone on the receiving end is not trying to arrange for a straw purchase or other criminal activity. We will not hesitate to refuse a transfer or report suspected criminal activity to the proper law enforcement agencies. If you are denied transfer by the state we charge a $5/day storage fee. You have the option to consign the firearms for a fee, or ship them back at your expense. There will also be a $50 denied fee applied for our trouble.
All Transfers are AS IS WHERE IS and have no warranty from Big Boyz Guns. We will not be held responsible in any way for you or your firearms use. We require a signed release of liability before transfer.
When you come to pick up your firearm, you will need to bring your Virginia driver's license (or Virginia DMV issued ID card) that displays your current residence address. Thirty days have to have elapsed since the issuance of an "original" or "duplicate" driver's license. Check the issue date, REN and RIE are ok. ORI and DUP must elapse 30 days from issue date.
If you are active duty military and are stationed in Virginia, you will need to bring your home state driver's license, your active duty military ID card and a copy of your current orders that PCS you to a base in Virginia.
If you have a post office box displayed on your driver's license, there are additional ID requirements. A valid government issued card with your correct name and address. DMV registration, Voter Id card, etc. is required along with a VALID photo ID, if your photo ID is punched with void from the DMV it is no longer valid and will not be accepted.
Big Boyz Guns offers outbound firearms transfers for $25 per firearm plus the actual shipping cost. We ship with USPS and will select the most cost effective service for your shipment. The firearm must be shipped to a federally licensed firearms dealer. Please note that due to peculiarities with California law, we do not ship firearms to California under any circumstances.
When you drop your firearm off for shipment, you must provide us with a copy of the FFL (Federal Firearms License) from the dealer that is receiving the shipment. The dealer may provide their FFL to you, or they may fax or email it directly to Big Boyz Guns at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can't ship the firearm until we have a valid FFL copy. We prefer to have the FFL in-hand or on file prior to accepting your firearm for shipment.
Do not completely seal your packages as we must inspect the contents and verify the firearm information prior to shipment. We ask that you provide the shipping materials; we have materials available for additional minimal cost.
We insure all shipments upon request. There is a small additional fee for this, but it is money well spent. All claims must be pursued on the receiving end via the receiver and the post office. We have witnessed others who have opted not to insure a shipment and then regretted it.
You will be required to leave a credit card number with your shipment to cover the cost of shipping. We do this as we will not know an exact shipping total when the firearm is dropped off. Your card will be charged for shipping and transfer fee when the shipping total is calculated. If you insist on paying in cash we will overestimate the cost of shipping and apply the excess to a handling fee.
Your shipment will be made as quickly as possible. In most cases, your firearm will be shipped on Monday or Friday, pending our receipt of a valid FFL from the receiving dealer. We will email you a tracking number the evening of day of shipping, Please allow 24 hours for the tracking information to show up in the USPS system.