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firearm transfers

If you want to buy a gun out of state we can help with the transfer of that gun into Michigan.


Before you purchase the firearm, verify that the item is legal in Michigan (you can contact the Michigan State Police Firearms Division by phone, email or in-person and they will help you if you are uncertain).


Click here to visit the MSP Firearms Website or you can call the firearms division at: (517) 241-1917.
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Please just shop locally when you can. We believe it's good to keep business local whenever possible. Please let us know what you are looking for and we will do our best to beat any dealer's verifiable total price (which includes their shipping, taxes, credit card fees and such).

Here is a link to our store: CLICK HERE



Quick transfer facts:


- Handgun, Rifle, Shotgun or Receiver fee = $40 for the first firearm and $10 for each additional if processed at the same time. (If no gun lock is included, per Michigan law, the transfer must include a trigger lock. In this case, you must purchase one from us at an additional $10 per firearm.).


- NFA items (Silencer, SBR, SBS, AOW) = $100


- NFA Machine Gun = due to the extremely high value of these items, it is determined  by value of the item on case a by case basis.


The dealer you purchased the firearm from will need a copy of our FFL. They can request a copy at this email address:




Read on for a more details:



Here is how a firearm transfer works:

Standard Rifle or Handgun Transfer:

You locate a firearm you desire to buy, but it's for sale in another US state.  Maybe you are attending a gun show in another state or are shopping online. You simply buy the item(s) and then have the seller contact us. In all cases, it is YOUR responsibility to arrange with them to contact us in order to process the firearms transfer. Please also let them know we only accept packages from UPS and FedEx.


Once your firearm arrives, we contact you and arrange a time and day to make the transfer.  All firearms transfers are by appointment only. You stop by our store and we complete the paperwork. The paperwork is the same paperwork that a dealer in Michigan would process if you were buying the firearm locally (an ATF form 4473). We then process the paperwork and complete a background check (NCIS).

As long as your background check (NCIS) is clear (or you have a valid CPL), you can take the firearm with you. Simple as that.

We charge $40 to process the first transfer and $10 for each additional firearm.


Same time non-NFA firearm transfers are covered by the single $30 + $10 transfer fees. However, the items must be transferred the same day, to the same person and be a reasonable quantity of firearms. Please contact us ahead of time for transfers of more than four firearms to discuss briefly.


If the firearm does not include a new trigger lock, you must purchase one which is required under Michigan law (PA 265 of 2000, MCL 28.435). If the transfer includes more than one firearm we must sell you additional trigger locks. Trigger locks are currently $10 including tax (price may vary due to market variances). We also have some lockable handgun cases for sale that can be utilized instead of the trigger lock. 


If you purchased a lock specifically for the firearm(s) you are transferring, you can bring it/them with you and THE RECEIPT and we do not have to sell you a lock(s). We can only use that lock and receipt for one gun and only one time.

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*Class III or NFA Item (Silencer, Short Barrelled Rifle/ Shotgun, AOW, Machine Gun)**:

The process to transfer an out of state NFA item such as a silencer, short barrel rifle or machine gun is a bit different but essentially the same.

Again, you might locate a tough to find item out of state (such as a rare machine gun, a short barreled rifle or silencer). You simply buy the item(s) and then have the seller contact us. In all cases, it is YOUR responsibility to arrange with them to contact us in order to process the firearms transfer. Please also let them know we only accept packages from UPS and FedEx.

Once your item(s) arrives, we contact you and arrange a time and day to fill out the required BATFE paperwork.  All BATFE transfers are by appointment only- plan on spending some time with us as the paperwork is a bit more detailed. The forms require you to obtain fingerprints and photos so that means more than one visit.  You stop by our store and we complete the paperwork together.  Once we complete the BATFE paperwork, we then submit it to the BATFE on your behalf.

We then wait until the BATFE processes and approves the transfer paperwork. This is the portion of the process that takes time and can get delayed a bit if they require any corrections and/or request any additional information.

Once this the BATFE paperwork is approved, we contact you and arrange a time and day to make the transfer. You stop by our store and we finalize the paperwork. At the time of transfer to you, you have to fill out a form 4473 (same form you fill out to buy a firearm). However, there is no background check required with an NFA transfer as they have already performed a detailed background check in advance.  Once the form 4473 is completed, you take your purchases with you. Yay!

As this process takes more work on our end, we charge $100 for this process, which is quite reasonable considering all the work that this entails.

*Machine Gun transfer pricing is different due to the extremely high value of these items. It is determined by value of the item on case by case basis.


**As we cannot evaluate the validity of Trust or Corporation documents, all transfers to a Trust or Corporation must be completed, in-person, by the original purchaser.



Of course, if you would rather just shop locally (We believe its good to keep our business local whenever possible.) Let us know what you are looking for and we can most likely get it for you in a day or two and our prices are set very low. NFA items take longer to arrive.


Again please check our store first before you buy elsewhere:  CLICK HERE



Additionally, certain out of state US residents living in and/or visiting Michigan (including Active Military) can also receive firearms (currently long guns only and the item must be legal in their home state). Please contact us if you have any questions.



*Do remember that licensed FFL dealers are not required to process transfers. They offer this service as a favor to YOU. Please treat the dealer with respect and give them a chance to sell you the gun locally.


*All state, local and BATFE and NFA rules and regulations apply. Make sure the gun you want to buy online is legal to be owned in your state/city.

Red Circle Tactical
2517 E MT Hope Rd # 7Lansing, MI48910
Phone: 517.798.GUNS