FAQs

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What are the requirements for buying a firearm in Ohio?

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For long gun purchases, such as a rifle or shotgun, you must be at least 18 years of age, for handguns and NFA items, you must be at least 21 years of age. You must possess a valid US photo ID, pass a federal background check, and you must be a US citizen. For an immigrant alien you need to provide proof of residence of a minimum of 90 days. Non-immigrant aliens must also provide 90 days proof of residence and a hunting license (or any other equal form of Federal exemption). There is no mandatory waiting period necessary for firearms, unless the NICS put a delay on your purchase.

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Are there any fees or special licenses for purchasing a firearm in Ohio?

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No, there are no special fees or required licensing for purchasing a firearm. A concealed pistol license is not required to purchase and own a firearm. Please refer to your local law enforcement for specific laws governing carrying and transporting your firearms. 

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What would make me ineligible to own a firearm?

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The following is a list of items that would prohibit you from possessing, receiving, shipping, or transporting a firearm:

  1. You have been convicted of crimes punishable by imprisonment for over one year, except state misdemeanors punishable by two years or less.
  2. You are a person who has been convicted of a felony offense.
  3. You are a fugitive from justice. (Have an active Arrest Warrant)
  4. You are an unlawful user of certain depressant, narcotic, or stimulant drugs.
  5. You were adjudicated as mentally defective or incompetent, of committed to any mental institution.
  6. You are an illegal alien.
  7. You have renounced your U.S. citizenship.
  8. You were convicted in any court of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.
  9. You are subject to a court order that restrains you from harassing, stalking, or threatening an intimate partner. (Restraining order, T.R.O, etc.)
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I do not live in the state of Ohio. Can I buy something on your website?

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Yes, we can sell to out of state residents as long as the item is legal to own in your state. It is up to you as the Buyer to check with your local laws and verify that you can legally own the item before you buy. All firearms sold to people living out of state must be sent to a dealer with a valid FFL. A copy of the FFL must be sent to Outlaw Tactical Arms before we ship any firearm. Firearms cannot be sent to a purchaser’s home or business. 

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If I do not see the item that I want on your website, can you special order it for me?

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Yes, Outlaw Tactical Arms proudly carries a diverse firearm inventory, but if you do not see what you want, feel free to contact us to check on pricing and availability. We are able to process your order over the phone as well.

All special orders must be paid in full prior to us placing the order. Cancellation of a special order for any reason will result in a 25% cancelation fee or $100, whichever is greater.

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Do you do layaway?

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Yes, we do offer a layaway program. The minimum lay-away deposit is 30% of the final sale total and the maximum layaway time frame allowed is 90 days. CLICK HERE for more details.

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What does it mean when my background check comes back as proceed, delay, or denial?

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Proceed – You passed the background check and the transfer may proceed.

Delays –A delay simply means the NICS examiner needs more time to gather more information to verify your identity and complete the background check. Common reasons for a delay include those with a common name or if the NICS computer systems are slow and the process times out. When NICS informs us that the transaction will be delayed, they will also provide a release date. If NICS does not respond before that date, then we, the dealer, can still legally transfer the firearm to you, the purchaser. Delays can take anywhere from 1 day to 7 days.

Denial – You did not pass the background check and the transfer of the firearm is prohibited. The reason for a denial is not provided to the dealer because this is private information regarding the customer. A person that has been denied can appeal the decision if they feel that it was an error. The appeal process can take anywhere from 14 days to 150 days to complete. We can supply you with the information you need to start the appeal process.

Q

Do you buy used guns or do trade-ins?

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Yes, we do buy used guns and take trade-ins on a case-by-case basis. 

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If I don't like what I purchased, can I return it to you for a refund?

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No, all sales are final once the item has left the store, unless we shipped the wrong item. For liability reasons, we cannot refund ammunition and firearms sales.

If your item has a manufacturing defect, then we can help you ship it back to the manufacturer for warranty repairs. 

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Do you do transfers?

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Yes, we do transfers for a fee of $25.00 for long guns and handguns. A fee of $100.00 for transferring NFA/Class 3 items.Transfers will only be accepted from other licensed FFL dealers. Sending FFL dealers are required to provide a copy of their current FFL prior to Outlaw Tactical Arms releasing the firearm. This can be mailed, faxed or e-mailed to us.FFL Purchase: For those who have purchased a firearm from another FFL, it is required the sending party encloses a copy of an invoice along with their FFL license. Used Firearm Transfer: For those who are simply having a weapon transferred through another FFL to our company, they are required to generate an invoice to be enclosed along with their FFL.**ATTENTION** If an invoice is not enclosed, we will not be able to transfer the weapon. However, we do offer a market value assessment service. This program will assign a "fair market value" of the transferred firearm by comparing this same product versus similar products in comparable condition. This information will allow us to generate an invoice and conclude the transfer. The fee for this service is $15.00. 

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What does NFA/Class 3 mean?

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NFA or Class 3 is a designation for a registered firearm, suppressor, or any other type of weapon that requires a special type of transfer for ownership. Machine guns, silencers and short barrel rifles or short barrel shotguns require a $200 one time tax paid to the government to approve the transfer of ownership. AOWs (any other weapon) require a $5 tax paid.

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Is it legal to own a machine gun or suppressor/silencer?

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Yes, depending on the state you live in. There is a limited number of machine guns that may be legally owned by civilians. These are considered extremely valuable and are highly collectible. Please contact our NFA/Class 3 specialist for any questions you may have about ownership.

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