Please fill out the form below so that we are aware of your incoming firearm transfer. Once your information is received, we will forward our FFL to your dealer. If you are not able to legally possess a firearm in South Carolina, please do not complete your purchase as a background NICS check is performed for every transfer unless a valid CWP is presented. You must be 21 years and older to purchase a handgun or rifle lower.
Firearm Transfers in Charleston, SC
Transfer Fee: $20.00
YOU MUST WAIT FOR US TO GIVE YOU A CALL BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO PICK UP YOUR TRANSFER. BECAUSE WE STAYED OPEN DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS, WE ARE OVERWHELMED WITH CUSTOMER TRAFFIC. AS OF THIS WRITING, IT IS TAKING US AT LEAST 72 HOURS TO RECEIVE TRANSFERS, EVEN AFTER YOUR FIREARM HAS ARRIVED. WE ASK THAT YOU REMAIN PATIENT.
Once that is completed, we contact you for pickup during the day and release all transfers between 3-5 pm weekdays. We ask that you remain patient on the arrival date to give us the appropriate time to ensure your item is received correctly. If you need to pick up earlier than that, please call to set up an appointment with the staff. Thank you for your patience.
Feel free to call our shop to verify arrival or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm what time you will be stopping by the store. 843-212-5790.
Your patience is greatly appreciated!
Allied Arms Staff
FFL Frequently Asked Questions
What Is An FFL Dealer?
Federal Firearms License. Allied Arms holds a firearms license for the purpose of selling firearms to individuals locally, out of state and to receive firearms purchased from other dealers around the country. If you are a local buyer, you can purchase a firearms online and choose us to be your ffl transfer dealer. This means that we will handle the necessary paperwork to receive the firearm from your dealer and transfer it to you. What makes us unique is that we encourage transfers when not purchasing from our store directly.
Can I Buy A Gun From An FFL Dealer Without License?
Not legally. By federal law, a 4473 Firearms Transfer Record must be completed along with FBI background check (NICS) or by using an SC Concealed Weapons Permit.
How To Find A Dealer's FFL Number?
This information is not given out to the general public. Once you click on our transfer request form, we contact your dealer and submit our FFL license and contact information so they may ship your firearm to our office.
What Type Of Paperwork Do I Need To Fill Out When Getting A Gun Through FFL Dealer?
A 4473 Firearms Transfer Record. We use an electronic system that is much faster to process than using paper records.
Can A Private Individual Ship A Pistol To An FFL Dealer Across The Us?
Yes, as long as it is done through an FFL, like Allied Arms. You can bring us any handgun you would like to ship along with the contact information for the out of state FFL where you would like the firearm shipped to. We will communicate with them, charge you the $20 transfer fee with corresponding freight and ship your firearm to them.
** If you have an iPhone, you can download the AIMI 4473 mobile app from the App Store and complete it remotely to avoid having to complete it at the shop. Once you complete the form on your phone, choose Allied Arms as the transfer dealer and your information will be sent to our office remotely.
** In the FFL Dealer's email box, do not input our email. Instead, give us the email for whoever is shipping the firearm to us so we can send them our FFL License. Thank you.