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How To Buy A Pistol or Rifle (3 Easy Steps)

Federal firearms laws prevent the sale of a weapon from Premier Armory directly to an individual in another state (we are located in Texas). We must ship your firearm directly to an FFL Dealer near you. The steps to follow are:

  1. Order your firearm online using our secure shopping cart.

  2. Find a dealer near you that will accept the transfer of the firearm for you.
    Most sporting goods stores and pawn shops will provide this service for a small fee. Also, gun clubs, shooting ranges, etc. may provide this service to you. If you don't know which dealer to use in your area, put a comment in your order and we will help you locate one near you. We have access to a large list of dealers in the USA that will gladly handle a transfer for you. Most dealers charge around $25 for a transfer. You must confirm the transfer with your local dealer in advance.

  3. Next, have the dealer send us a copy of his signed license. Please Note: It is now legal for us to accept a faxed or e-mailed copy of your dealers license! Print out the transfer form with your receipt, fill it out and give it to your dealer to send with his license.

That's all there is to it!

Make sure the dealer knows the firearm is coming from us.
We will send you an email when the firearm ships, which will include a tracking number.

How To Buy A Silencer

If you’ve been researching how to buy a silencer online, you’re probably feeling both overwhelmed and confused. There is so much information coming from conflicting sources that it seems overwhelming before you actually dive in and get started.

The reality is that buying a suppressor is a simple process which generally requires less paperwork than buying a new refrigerator!

Many people are under the mistaken impression that they need a “Class 3” license in order to own a suppressor. This is not true. If you live in a state where suppressor ownership is legal, and you can legally own a firearm, then you can buy a suppressor.

Is It Legal For You To Own A Silencer?

The first thing you need to do is determine if suppressor ownership is legal where you live. Currently, the following states allow private ownership of suppressors: AL, AR, AK, AZ, CO, CT, FL, GA, ID, IN, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MI, MO, MS, MT, ND, NE, NV, NH, NM, NC, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WV, and WY. Even if you live in one of these states, you should verify that owning a suppressor is legal in your area.

How Should You Register Your New Silencer?

Once you’ve determined that you can legally own a suppressor, you should carefully consider what the best method will be for you to register a suppressor. There are three possible ways to register a suppressor, and each method has its own pros and cons:

1. Register The Suppressor To A Trust

  • Advantages
    1. When using a trust, it’s possible to register using the new ATF e-Form system – which is a faster & more efficient way to submit paperwork
    2. Anyone listed as a trustee in the trust can be in possession of the suppressor
    3. A revocable trust can be changed at any time without notifying the ATF
    4. No signature is required from chief law-enforcement officer
    5. No fingerprint cards are required
    6. You only need to create the trust once. The same trust can be used for all future suppressors or other NFA items (such as short barreled rifles)
  • Disadvantages
    1. Some initial work and cost is required to setup the trust. Many people create their trust using a do-it-yourself solution – or you can also talk to a gun trust lawyer who will set it up for you.
    2. In some states, a trust needs to be registered with the state – although that is not a requirement in most cases.
  • Best for
    1. People with family members who want to share possession of the suppressor
    2. People who want to go together with friends on the purchase of a suppressor
    3. People who want more flexibility in the long run
    4. Anyone planning on making multiple NFA purchases who want to avoid the overhead of getting the CLEO signature and fingerprints each time

2. Register The Suppressor To A Corporation

  • Advantages
    1. When using a corporation, it’s possible to register using the new ATF e-Form system – which is a faster & more efficient way to submit paperwork
    2. Any officer of the corporation can be in possession of the suppressor
    3. If you already have a corporation, this can be easier than a trust since you will avoid the initial trust setup
    4. No signature is required from chief law-enforcement officer
    5. No fingerprint cards are required
  • Disadvantages
    1. You need to keep your corporation in good standing, which can be more work than a trust (which is basically a “create it and forget about it” process in most cases)
  • Best for
    1. Anyone who already owns a corporation, and wants that corporation to act as the owner of the suppressor
    2. Anyone planning on making multiple NFA purchases who want to avoid the overhead of getting the CLEO signature and fingerprints each time

3. Register The Suppressor In Your Own Name

  • Advantages
    1. You can avoid initial work required to setup a trust or corporation
  • Disadvantages
    1. As of now, individuals are unable to submit paperwork using the new ATF e-Form system.
    2. Only you can be in possession of the suppressor (although, other people can still use it if you’re with them)
    3. Requires signature from chief law-enforcement officer where you live
    4. Requires fingerprint card
  • Best for
    1. People who don’t plan to buy a lot of NFA items
    2. People who just want to get the buying process started
    3. People who always plan to be present when the suppressor is in use

Now, You’re Ready To Buy Your New Toy!

Once you know you can legally own a suppressor, and you know how you’re going to register it, it’s time to go shopping!

The process of actually buying the suppressor online is similar to buying something from, or any other online retailer, with only two major differences:

  1. We can’t ship a suppressor directly to your house
  2. You won’t be able to take possession of the suppressor until the transfer has been approved by the NFA Branch.

After you go through the process the first time, you’ll realize that there really isn’t much to it. The hardest part is that “Kid Before Christmas” feeling while waiting on the ATF!

How To Order

Please place your orders "Online" for fastest service and lowest prices.

Please note the following:

  1. All prices and descriptions are subject to change without notice.  Pictures of items are generic and might not match exactly.  Refer to the written description of the item.  Specifications given are from the manufacturers and importers and we reserve the right to modify our information provided herein.
  2. Premier Armory is not responsible for internet order errors.
  3. Prices are rarely incorrect but we retain the right to refuse any transaction pending the correction of pricing.
  4. Prices for items not in stock at time of order are subject to price change prior to delivery.
  5. We notify customers of any error via e-mail. We are not responsible for e-mail transmission errors.

We will not ship firearms directly to you. They will be sent to your local FFL (Federal Firearms License) Dealer, who will then perform any background checks and paperwork required in your state/locality. We do not ship firearms to non-FFL holders. This is federal law. It is your responsibility to contact the FFL Dealer to make sure of their policies, procedures, and any applicable fees they might charge.

Nearly all dealers will accept a transfer for you. They will perform all the required background checks and paperwork for your area, and charge a transfer fee of around $25.00 - $50.00.

It is legal for us to accept a faxed or a scanned e-mail copy of your dealer's signed license. This is much faster than mailing it. You may e-mail scanned copies to:

It is extremely important to make sure that your name or order number is with the dealer's license so that we know to apply it to your order.

Premier Armory will NOT ship firearms to California. We do apologize for the inconvenience.

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