1. What is an FFL ?
A "FFL" is a Federal Firearm License. There are currently over 58,000 FFL holders nationwide. FFL holders are commonly gun stores, pawn shops, and retail sporting goods stores. However, there are also many individuals that hold a FFL. All firearms sold to individuals online must be shipped to a local FFL holder who will then transfer the firearm (via ATF form 4473 and associated background check) to the individual.
2. How do I arrange to have a local FFL handle my transfer?
You simply choose a local FFL from your area, have them email us a copy of their FFL at email@example.com. Please communicate with your chosen FFL prior to completing your purchase with us. You will want to ask for their approval of the transfer as well as their transfer fee.
3. What is the average FFL transfer fee?
The transfer fee varies widely among the FFL holders nationwide, the average fee tends to be between $25-$50. For their exact transfer fee, please contact your chosen FFL directly.
4. Can you ship my firearm direct to me at my home or office?
No, all firearms must be shipped to a verified FFL (Federal Firearm License) holder. The only exceptions are some black powder firearms, and then only to approved states.
5. How do I know if I can legally purchase a firearm?
Before you're able to take possession of your firearm from your dealer you'll be required to pass a background check. This is a fairly simple process. You'll fill out the form 4473 and your dealer will call the information in to FBI NICS. Typically, while your dealer is on the phone he'll receive one of the following responses - approved, delayed, or denied. Please check your state and local regulations as well, several states/locals have additional requirements.
6. Why does my Customer information have to match?
Due to firearm regulations the Customer name must be the intended recipient of the firearm, meaning no one can pick up the firearm but you--the actual purchaser. If this information doesn't match, your order can be delayed or canceled with fees. Simply put, no one can accept transfer of a firearm except you, the actual buyer.
7. I just bought a gun from you guys and now the advertised price is less than what I paid. What's up ?
Our website updates every 15 minutes, 24/7, with our distributors current inventory and cost. We do not price our guns manually based on our cost in each, rather we use a live download from manufacturers and distributors to set our price based on our current replacement cost. As our cost changes, the corresponding website price of each make/model will change up/down accordingly. Although our profit margin remains unchanged, our advertised prices will change frequently, sometimes several times per day.
8. Do you accept PayPal?
Yes but only for items that are not firearms, accessories, or ammunition. We do accept Paypal for apparel, custom laser engraved wall décor and items of a similar nature. Paypal refuses to process payments for firearms or ammunition. Per their web site: "We don’t allow PayPal members to buy or sell any kind of firearm, whether it’s in working order or not. The same goes for certain firearm parts and ammunition.
For example, using PayPal, you can’t buy or sell:
Any firearm, including rifles, shotguns, and handguns, whether they’re for sport and recreation, collectibles, or curio or relic firearms. Firearm parts, including but not limited to receivers and frames, silencers, and kits designed to modify guns so that they fire automatically. High capacity magazines, multi-burst trigger activators, and camouflaging firearm containers are other items in this category. Ammunition, including propellants like gunpowder or blank ammunition; ammunition or cartridge cases; and primers, bullets, or propellant powder designed for any firearm.”
Paypal also charges us to receive payments so expect a 4% charge to be added to any PayPal orders.
9. Why are the firearms shipped "within 1 to 2 weeks" of completing my order ?
Our firearms are located throughout our distributors warehouses and may not necessarily be on site physically. We have to wait to get the item from our distributors to ship it out after.
10. Do you guys accept gun trades and/or will you buy my used gun?
No. We are a dealer and we also manufacture custom firearms. As a homebased business we do not have the space or customer base for used guns.
11. I just received my new gun and It looks used, as if it's been fired, what's up?
Many new firearms are test fired at the factory. You may notice residual powder, rotation marks on revolver cylinders, residual cosmoline which sometimes appears to look like rust, etc. All firearms sold as "new" are in fact new in box as received from the manufacturer or distributor and include new manufacturers warranty....no exceptions. We do not test fire any new firearms unless specifically requested by the customer. We do test fire custom builds and gun repairs.
12. Do you ship to California or build California compliant firearms?
No. We do not ship or build firearms to any gun restrictive states (see store policy for complete list).
13. What colors can you cerakote?
We have a swatch kit to help you with deciding from one of more than 160 different colors or go to https://www.cerakote.com to pick a color you want and we will apply it.
14. How do I break in my new barrel on my custom build?
A. Shoot one round and then clean the barrel. Do this for ten rounds.
B. Shoot three rounds and then clean the barrel. Do this for fifteen rounds.
C. Shoot five rounds and then clean the barrel, once.
D. Shoot a fouler round.
E. Shoot three rounds for accuracy.
15. Why do you charge Gun Broker fees for returned items if you can get Gun Broker to drop the fees owed to them?
Because it is neither one of our fault that you cannot read my description and then bid on my items from a restricted state that is clearly spelled out in our policy as well as any of our listings.
16. Can I order a custom build for someone else?
Yes. The only stipulation is that we will only transfer the firearm to the person for whom it is intended and that person will also be the one to approve the build process during each step. If you intend for a build to be a surprise, that person will still be the only one allowed to have the firearm transferred to them, and anything they do not like can be fixed at your expense. Surprise!!
17. How do I purchase a silencer/suppressor or any other class III/NFA item?
A. Figure out what you want and purchase the item.
B. Purchase tax stamp ($200 fee to ATF). We will help with the form and can do finger print cards and passport photos right here so you don't have to run around town.
C. Choose how you want to file (individual, trust or corporation).
D. Finish and send paperwork (we can file it for you).
E. Wait (roughly 6-9 month wait times but could be sooner or later....basically whenever the ATF wants to approve it).
18. What's the difference between an individual, trust and corporation for NFA sales?
Individual- less paperwork but only the individual on the tax stamp is authorized to possess/store the item. Others may use it but the individual must be present at all times.
Trust- You can name multiple people on the trust, but at a cost. Trusts can also be amended. Notarized copy must be with whatever individual possesses the item at the time and they must be named on the trust. A lot more paperwork as it requires every individual to fill out the questionnaire paperwork.
Corporation- This is a little easier. All we need is the articles of incorporation of the corporation/LLC and be in good standing with the Secretary of State. All officers of the corporation/LLC need to be listed and they will all need to register as well.
19. Is it legal to own a silencer, SBR/SBS or machine gun?
Short answer is yes except for the machine gun, those can only be owned or transferred to a law enforcement or government agency. The silencers and SBR/SBS both go through the same process of ownership and the tax is exactly the same.
20. Is there a way to own silencers or machine guns without having to go through the ATF?
21. Do you require a special license to own or purchase class III/NFA items?
No. The only criteria is you must be 21 years of age, live in a state that allows ownership and not have any felonies (same requirements as a handgun honestly).
22. What states allow silencer ownership?
AL, AR, AK, AZ, CO, CT, FL, GA, IA, ID, IN, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, ND, NE, NV, NH, NM, NC, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WV and WY.
23. Can I use one silencer on multiple weapons?
Yes, as long as the bore allows for the projectile to pass through. For example, you can use a silencer chambered for .308 on your 5.56 rifle, but if you have a silencer chambered for 5.56 and try to use it on a .308 you will risk serious injury, death, and damage to the firearm and silencer.
24. Is there a way to attach a silencer made for a .308 with a 5/8 X 24 thread on my 5.56 rifle with a 1/2 X 28 thread?
Yes, we offer a jump brake that will allow the silencer to be attached between the different sizes of threads offered on most standard barrels. Other suppressor brands such as GSL will actually include bi lug flash hiders to make the swap easy between guns.
25. Can I use my silencer during the waiting process?
Yes, however the item must remain here and the dealer must be present when using it. I do have a private range to use as well.
26. What are the requirements for a passport photo?
Now that the new Form 4 has come out, we can take a digital picture and upload it straight to the eForms website during the process.
27. What are the requirements for a finger print card?
The fingerprints must be clear for accurate classification and taken by someone properly equipped to take them. There is a way to submit them electronically with the new eForm process but Big Bee Bee LLC does not currently have that technology....yet. We are currently looking into getting and purchasing that capability. Currently the only way to submit the fingerprint card is to mail it with a cover sheet during the process.
28. Now that the eForms allows me to electronically submit form 4, what do I need to do?
First you need to apply for an eForms account at https://eforms.atf.gov/login where you will register and set a pin number. It is with that pin number and login information that you will be able to electronically sign your form 4 for submission. The process is the same, just without the paperwork, and hopefully this will also reduce wait times, but is currently still to early to tell.
FAQ Updated 7 Jan 2022
If you have a gun and just not comfortable with it, come see me. If you have any doubts about your firearms, come see me. If you are buying your first gun and need to find one for you, come see me. I will Ensure you are comfortable and safe and ready. All you have to do is book your appointment.