M and J Firearms
                                           24 S. Main Street | Fortville, IN  46040

M and J Firearms is happy to assist with your FFL Transfer needs

Have you purchased or planning to purchase a firearm
not local to you?

Need your new firearm shipped to a 
reputable shop in your area?

will help!
NEVER buy a gun for someone who is unwilling or unable to do so

  • An illegal firearm purchase (straw purchase) is a federal crime.
  • An illegal firearm purchase can bring a felony conviction sentence of ten years in jail and a fine of up to $250,000.
  • Buying a gun for someone who can't can cost you your good name and land you in big trouble.

What you need to know:
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1.  When making your purchase,
be sure to find out if the seller is an FFL holder or an individual.  If an FFL holder, SKIP to #3

2.  If the seller is an individual, inform them that
you need to have the firearm transferred to your gun shop (M and J) from a FFL Holder.   This requires the "seller/individual" to take the firearm to a dealer to have it properly documented and shipped.  There will most likely be an additional fee for this service. *Using a FFL to ship the firearm protects you/the buyer and us.  Without it, there is a chance you could be receiving something that is not what was represented, or worse yet, stolen or illegal property.  
If your seller won't use an FFL, it is in your best interest to tell them, "Thanks, but no thanks!"
We REFUSE to accept transfers from individuals, not matter how "trustworthy" they claim to be, or what their "interpretation" of the laws may be  

3. Follow these steps:
a.  Send us an email stating WHAT firearm is to be expected to be delivered to M and J
b.  WHEN to expect the arrival of the said firearm
c.  From WHOM the firearm will be coming from (FFL dealer's info:  Name, Address, Phone Number & Email) *This is required so we can contact them to validate both our and and their license
d.  Please include your Name & Phone Number as well
e.  This can be completed on our "Contact Us" form

4.  When we receive your firearm ... We will inspect it for shipping damage, check it into our system, and contact you.  This may take up to 24 hours depending upon our work load, even when you receive that email from your shipper stating that it is here.  Up to 24 hours, please be patient!

5.  When we contact you, you are expected to:

  • Physically come in to M and J Firearms 
  • Prove Indiana residency
  • Present a valid drivers license
  • Complete a federal background check form
  • Pass the background check
  • Pay our our Transfer Fee |$30|
  • Once completed, the firearm will be transferred to you!

M and J Firearms Transfer Policy  | .PDF File |

The purchaser represents and warranties that they are legally entitled to receive and possess a firearm under Indiana and Federal laws
. If this is not the case, M and J Firearms is NOT responsible for any fees or costs related to any firearm transferred to us from any FFL holder or individual. A fee of 25% of the retail value of the item transferred, or $100, whichever is greater, will be charged to the purchaser at that time to cover all labor and costs associated with paperwork, shipping, restocking fees, etc.

         Additionally, any transferred firearm that is not picked up within 180 days of receipt will be considered to be abandoned property, and will be forfeited to the store unless the delay is caused by a denial appeal to the 4473 background check process.

Firearms Division
Protecting America,
Protecting Communities
ATF Youth Handgun
Safety Act 5300.2
Personal Firearms Record
AFT Pub. 3312.8

ATF.gov Firearms Industry

Before a licensed firearms retailer can sell a firearm, the purchaser must complete, under penalty of perjury, the Firearms Transaction Record (Form 4473).  Once the form is completed, and before any firearm is transferred, the purchaser must pass a mandatory background check through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), which is run by the FBI. Once the purchaser passes the background check establishing that he/she is not a prohibited person, the firearm may be transferred.

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