How to Buy

Six Easy Steps to Purchasing a Firearm from The Bullet Ranch Online Store

Step 1 Choose a firearm on our website: Choose from the selection of firearms we have listed for sale online at .
Step 2 Add it to your cart, and check out with your own address: When you check out, specify your own shipping address during the payment process. You will be asked to specify your FFL dealer (see step 3).  By purchasing a firearm from us you acknowledge that you may have to pay your dealer a fee for transferring the gun to you.  An order confirmation will be send to you after checkout.
Or Step 3 Locate an FFL dealer near you: Locate a Federal Firearms License (FFL) dealer near you that will accept the transfer of the firearm for you. This can be your local private dealer, Gun Shop, Gun Range or Pawn Shop that holds a current FFL license and will process your transfer. If you don’t already have a dealer to process the transfer you can use  to find an FFL dealer near you. Select the FFL you would like your firearm shipped to during checkout. If you do not know which FFL you plan to use at the time of check out, please choose the option, “My dealer is not listed, and I will provide a copy of their FFL license”.  If you are in the Columbus Ohio area you may also choose “Local Store Pick Up”. Please be aware that we must charge Ohio sales tax if you pick a gun up from the retail store. (You should see this amount calculated into your order before you complete your purchase).
Step 4 After you choose an FFL dealer please have them email/fax their address/license to us: You or Your dealer will need to email (, or fax (855) 356-1911, a copy of their license (FFL) to us.
Step 5 We ship your firearm to your chosen FFL dealer’s address: Once we receive payment for the firearm and a copy of your FFL dealer’s information, we will ship the firearm to their mailing address.
Step 6 You pick up your firearm at your dealer: After your FFL dealer receives the firearm, you will complete the background check at your dealer’s place. Be sure to inspect the firearm to make sure it is exactly what you ordered. If there are any problems, do not accept the transfer. We will gladly have the firearm picked up and returned to us at our expense.

Once you accept the transfer, the firearm is considered used and must be returned directly to the manufacturer for warranty repair, or replacement. Any unauthorized returns to after accepting the transfer from your dealer will be subject to a 15% restock fee, no exceptions.

Note:  Most FFL dealers charge a small fee to perform the transfer, generally about $30. You will be responsible to pay their fee.


Q: How old do I have to be to purchase a firearm online? 

A:  Federal minimum age laws governing firearms also apply to ammunition used for those firearms. Federally licensed firearms dealers (FFLs) are prohibited from selling or transferring a shotgun or rifle, or ammunition for a shotgun or rifle, to any person the dealer knows or has reasonable cause to believe is under the age of 18. Federal law provides no age limitations with respect to the sale of a long gun or long gun ammunition by an unlicensed person.

FFLs are prohibited from selling or transferring handguns or handgun ammunition to any person the dealer knows or has reasonable cause to believe is under the age of 21. Unlicensed persons may not sell, deliver or otherwise transfer a handgun or handgun ammunition to any person the transferor knows or has reasonable cause to believe is under the age of 18.


Q: Can i purchase ammunition online?

A: Yes, most states allow ammunition to be shipped directly to your home or place of business.

  • All ammunition will be shipped FedEx or UPS ground.
  • Ammunition cannot be shipped air freight, due to shipping regulations.
  • Ammunition and firearms must be purchased separately.
  • For safety reasons, we do not accept returns on ammunition.
  • Always make sure you use the correct ammunition for your specific firearm.
  • Check your local laws for any other regulations before ordering.

Note:  Federal law requires that you must be at least 18 years old to purchase shotgun or rifle  ammunition and 21 years or older to purchase handgun and rifle ammunition.

State Ammunition Restrictions (updated 09/01/2013):

NOTE: The list below is our current view but changes are happening every day. It is your responsibility to research, understand and comply with the rules and restrictions for where you live.

Alaska No Ammo
Brooklyn, NY No Ammo
Chicago, IL No Ammo without a FFL
Hawaii No Ammo
Los Angeles, CA No Ammo without a FFL
Massachusetts, NY No Ammo
Manhattan, NY No Ammo
New York City, NY No Ammo
New Jersey No Ammo
Orange County, CA No Ammo without a FFL
San Francisco, CA No Ammo without a FFL
Sacramento, CA No Ammo without a FFL
Washington D.C. No Ammo
APO & FPO Address No Ammo
PO. Boxes No Ammo


Q: How do I find an FFL Dealer in my area to process my transfer?

A:  You can use to search for FFL Dealers in your area.


Q: I would like to buy ammunition with my order. Can they be shipped with my gun?

A:  No, Ammunition and Firearms must be purchased and shipped separately, in two distinct orders.


Q: How do I return an item I have purchased?

A: Returns are accepted for merchandise that is defective. will provide a refund, or exchange on all defective firearms, prior to transfer, and accessories found defective within 10 days.  The will also arrange for the defective items to be picked up and returned to us by the original shipper.  Please do not return packages prior to receiving a return authorization.



The Bullet Ranch
12425 East Broad Street
Pataskala, Ohio 43062

Attn: Returns
Firearm Returns – Please take your time to inspect all firearms thoroughly before proceeding with the transfer. Once a new firearm is transferred to you it is considered used, even if unfired.  We cannot provide a full refund for new firearms once they have been transferred into your possession.  Also, we do not reimburse FFL transfer fees on returned items.

We do understand that some manufacturer defects may not be identifiable upon initial inspection.  However, upon discovering a defect after the transfer, the firearm must be returned directly to the manufacturer for replacement or repair (in accordance with manufacturer’s warranty policy).  By sending a defective firearm directly to the manufacturer, you can avoid the unnecessary transfer fees of returning the firearm to us through your local FFL dealer.

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