What Are the Requirements to Purchase a Firearm?

What Are the Requirements to Purchase a Firearm

To purchase a firearm from Elite Gunz Store, you must be eligible under federal and state gun laws. You can be barred from a firearm transaction with a gun dealer for a few reasons. What Are the Requirements to Purchase a Firearm?

  • Age Requirements: At least 18 to purchase a long gun. For handguns and handgun ammunition, the United States prohibits possession under 18. You must be at least 21 to buy a handgun or receiver.
  • Criminal History: Also, Under federal law, you are a prohibited person if you have a felony conviction, certain domestic violence misdemeanors on your criminal record, or are adjudicated as a danger to yourself or others.

What to expect.

You do have to show government-issued identification, such as a driver’s license, to ensure your eligibility to purchase a gun. If you have a License to Carry (LTC), including a concealed carry license, bring it in, we will not need to conduct a background check. You will just fill out the required paperwork.

Complete the required paperwork.

As licensed firearm dealers, we must complete a federal Firearms Transaction Record, ATF Form, or Form 4473. The form will ask questions about your eligibility to own a firearm and your identity.

Wait for the dealer to complete a background check.

We perform the background check requirement on the spot through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). It ensures you are eligible to purchase a firearm. Due to federal laws, the individual purchasing the gun must be present.

A friend or relative cannot purchase a firearm for you.

Complete your purchase

Once you are found eligible to purchase a firearm, we will complete the financial portion of your transaction. We accept all major forms of payment, including Mastercard, Visa, Discover, and American Express.

How to Buy a Gun Online


Even if you purchase your firearm online, you must pick up your gun from a licensed dealer/FFL dealer. You will still need to satisfy the ATF Form 4473 and background check requirements to take possession of the firearm.

After Making A Firearm Purchase

The fun at Elite Gunz doesn’t stop with firearm rentals or our gun store. We also offer fun and unique machine gun experiences from World War II to Gaming packages. Or, if you just want to practice shooting as a new gun owner, we offer Range Memberships for you, your family, and more.