Firearm Purchase Requirements

Firearm Purchase Requirements

 

Purchasing a firearm is always an exciting time. Whether it's your first firearm or tenth, take the time to make sure you have all the required documents.

 

Requirements to purchase a shotgun or rifle

  • Must be 18 years old
  • Have a valid non-expired government-issued driver's license or identification card
    • This documentation must reflect your current living address
  • Some firearm stores will only sell to select states - please check with your local store.
    • Restrictions may apply based on your state of residence.
    • Dealers must comply with Federal and State laws for both the state in which the business is located and the state your identification reflects.
    • Check your local jurisdiction for details.
  • A background check using the FBI NICS System will be performed by the firearm dealer on the day you wish to purchase your firearm.
    • If applicable, you may use your valid non-expired NC Concealed Carry Permit or NC Pistol Purchase Permit in replace of this background check.

 

Requirements to purchase a handgun

These handgun requirements include the purchase of a handgun, pistol or revolvers. Keep in mind, some firearms which may look like a rifle are classified as a pistol based on their barrel size or type of brace - these firearms also fall under these same requirements.

  • Must be 21+ years old

  • Have a valid, non-expired NC Driver's License or NC Identification Card

    • This documentation must reflect your current living address

  • Have a valid, non-expired permit - one of the two

    • North Carolina Pistol Purchase Permit

    • North Carolina Concealed Carry Permit - the address on this permit must reflect the same address as your photo identification or you must have a change of address card which was supplied by your Sheriff's Office.

 

Requirements to purchase a lower receiver

  • Must be 21 years old
  • Have a valid non-expired North Carolina government-issued driver's license or identification card
    • This documentation must reflect your current living address
  • A background check using the FBI NICS System will be performed by the firearm dealer on the day you wish to purchase your firearm.
    • If applicable, you may use your valid non-expired NC Concealed Carry Permit or NC Pistol Purchase Permit in replace of this background check.

 

 

If you have any further questions about firearm purchase requirements, please stop by our retail counter and speak with any Sales team member. We look forward to assisting you with your next firearm purchase!


 

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