Buying a firearm
Federal gun laws prevent us from shipping directly to individuals. However, you can buy from us and we can ship your firearm to a licensed gun dealer in your area of the U.S. Since most States do not charge sales tax on an interstate sale (we're based in Arkansas), people living in most other States can save money by buying through us (known exceptions: New York and New Jersey collect sales tax on out-of-state sales).
Buying a firearm from Andean is an easy process. We do most of the work. You comply with Federal, State, and local laws by filling out paperwork and going through a background check to verify you're not a criminal.
- We will find a licensed gun dealer in your area willing to do a transfer. This is your "transfer agent."
- We will get the transfer agent to mail or fax a signed copy of his firearms license (FFL)
- Send payment to the selling dealer. If you
are buying a gun from us, you can purchase online, or call
in your order by phone. You can pay with credit card, check, cashier's
check, or money order. There is a 10 day hold on personal or business
- The selling dealer sends the gun and a signed-in-ink
copy of his license (FFL) to the transfer agent.
- The transfer agent contacts the buyer.
- The transfer agent helps the buyer fill out all Federal, State, and local paperwork. The Federal Form 4473 must be completed. The paperwork process may include a background check on the buyer.
- The buyer takes the gun after complying with
all the regulations.
It is possible for a person who does not live in the USA to purchase a firearm here, but Andean does not
have an import/export license. Andean does not export firearms to other countries. Non-USA-residents may not purchase a firearm in the USA and take delivery of it here; the firearm must be legally exported outside the USA to your country, in compliance with all laws of both countries.
These questions are asked on the Federal Firearms Transaction Record you fill out for each gun purchase or transfer:
- Last, First, Middle Name | Are you Male or
- Residence Address (No., Street, City, County, State, ZIP Code)
- Date of Birth
- Place of Birth (City and either State or
- Certification Questions:
- Are you the actual buyer of the firearm indicated below? If you answer no to this question the dealer cannot transfer the firearm to you.
Are you under indictment or information in
any court for a crime for which the judge could imprison
you for more than one year? An information is a a formal accusation
of a crime made by a prosecuting attorney.c. Have you been convicted
in any court of a crime for which the judge could have imprisoned
you for more than one year, even if the judge actually gave you
a shorter sentence?
d. Are you a fugitive from justice?
e. Are you an unlawful user of, or addicted to, marijuana, or any depressant, stimulant, or narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance?
f. Have you ever been adjudicated mentally
defective or have you been committed to a mental institution?
g. Have you been discharged from the Armed
Forces under dishonorable conditions?
h. Are you an alien illegally in the United States?
i. Have you ever renounced your United States citizenship?
j. Are you subject to a court order restraining you from harassing, stalking, or threatening an intimate partner or child of such partner?
k. Have you been convicted in any court of
a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence? This includes any
misdemeanor conviction involving the use or attempted use of
physical force committed by a current or former spouse, parent,
or guardian of the victim or by a person with a similarrelationship
with the victim.
l. Are you a citizen of the United States?
m. What is your State of residence? If you
are not a citizen of the United States, you have a State of
residence only if you have resided in the State for at least
90 days prior to the date of this sale.
I certify that the above answers are true and correct. I understand that a person who answers "Yes" to any fo the questions 8b through 8k is prohibited from purchasing or possessing a firearm. I also understand that the making of a false oral or written statement or the exhibiting of any false or misrepresented identification with respect to this transaction is a crime punishable as a felony. I further understand that my repetitive purchase of firearms for the purpose of resale for livelihood and profit without a Federal Firearms License is a violation of