1. What is an FFL ?
A "FFL" is a Federal Firearm License. There are currently over 58,000 FFL holders nationwide. FFL holders are commonly gun stores, pawn shops, and retail sporting goods stores. However, there are also many individuals that hold a FFL. All firearms sold to individuals online must be shipped to a local FFL holder who will then transfer the firearm (via ATF form 4473 and associated background check) to the individual.
3. What is the average FFL transfer fee ?
Big guys has one of the lowest transfer fees around only 25.00 if paying by cash and 26.00 for card
4. Can you ship my firearm direct to me at my home or office ?
No, all firearms must be shipped to a verified FFL (Federal Firearm License) holder. The only exceptions are some black powder firearms, and then only to approved states.
5. How do I know if I can legally purchase a firearm?
Before you're able to take possession of your firearm from your dealer you'll be required to pass a background check. This is a fairly simple process. You'll fill out the below form and your dealer will call the information in to FBI NICS. Typically, while your dealer is on the phone he'll receive one of the following responses - approved, delayed, or denied. Please check your state and local regulations as well, several states/locals have additional requirements.
12. Do you price match?
We do accept requests to price match. Please call or email us and let us see what we can do for you. If we are able to match a price, we will let you know immediately and you can proceed to purchase at that price. If we can't match it, we will let you know what we can accept. Keep in mind, when you purchase from us you will not have to pay the transfer fee, so factor that into your total price when comparing our prices with other firearms retailers.
14. Do you accept PayPal?
Unfortunately, we are not able to accept PayPal. PayPal refuses to process payments for firearms or ammunition. Per their web site:
"We don’t allow PayPal members to buy or sell any kind of firearm, whether it’s in working order or not. The same goes for certain firearm parts and ammunition.
For example, using PayPal, you can’t buy or sell:
Any firearm, including rifles, shotguns, and handguns, whether they’re for sport and recreation, collectibles, or curio or relic firearms.
Firearm parts, including but not limited to receivers and frames, silencers, and kits designed to modify guns so that they fire automatically. High capacity magazines, multi-burst trigger activators, and camouflaging firearm containers are other items in this category.
Ammunition, including propellants like gunpowder or blank ammunition; ammunition or cartridge cases; and primers, bullets, or propellant powder designed for any firearm."
17. Do you guys accept gun trades and/or will you buy my used gun?
Yes! Big guys is always looking to make trades and buy guns from customers. Singles or multiples. We will quote a trade/purchase price based upon condition of the gun and apply that amount to your trade order or give you a check or cash for an outright purchase. Please just email us from our Contact Us page or stop by the store.
18. I just received my new gun. It looks used, as if it's been fired, what's up ?
Many new firearms are test fired at the factory. You may notice residual powder, rotation marks on revolver cylinders, residual cosmoline which sometimes appears to look like rust, etc. All firearms sold as "new" are in fact new in box as received from the manufacturer or distributor and include new manufacturers warranty....no exceptions.
Any used, factory recertified, certified pre-owned, show guns, or guns in any other condition than new in box will be clearly marked as such on the website.
Please watch the below video for more information: