Albuquerque Firearms Transfer

Transferring ownership of a firearm comes with legal requirements to protect both buyers and sellers, and to help safeguard the public. Whether you’re purchasing a new shotgun for yourself, gifting a rifle to your beloved hunter, or selling a handgun you no longer need or want, we make the transfer easy while making sure every necessary box is checked. Below are some important things to know when buying or selling with Los Ranchos Gun Shop.


Incoming Federal Firearms License (FFL)

  • All incoming firearms to Los Ranchos Gun Shop, whether from a manufacturer, distributor or another FFL dealer, must be pre-approved.
  • We charge a $35 fee per gun for all approved FFL transfers.
  • We do not warranty guns ordered and purchased from another individual, FFL or manufacturer.
  • Los Ranchos Gun Shop is not responsible for damage caused in transit or for incomplete orders.
  • Verify the validity of an FFL here


Outgoing FFL Transfers

  • There is no transfer fee on any gun sold in our store.
  • We will ship firearms for outgoing FFL transfers for a $35 fee, plus a charge for the cost of packing, shipping (and insurance, if you want additional coverage).
  • Please clear every transfer with your local FFL before purchasing a firearm online. Ask for any necessary fees and legal regulations, and make sure you’re eligible to own or possess the firearm.


Background Checks

  • While there are exceptions to the Gun Control Act of 1968, the person taking possession of the firearm is required to pass an FBI NICS background check.
  • The NICS background check is not the same as registration, it simply confirms that you are a legal purchaser.
  • Once the FBI NICS background check has been approved, you are clear to take the firearm.If NICS takes no action, you may take your gun three business days following the date you completed your date application to purchase.
  • New Mexico does not require registration or a license to purchase a firearm.
  • Some jurisdictions may have additional processing requirements such as state or local criminal history, substance abuse, or psychiatric background checks. Others have mandatory firearms registration and licensing. We are required to follow the law of the State in which you are a resident.

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