Transfers Explained

The most affordable and efficient firearm transfer services in Northern Virginia.

Overview

Search Aardwolf Solutions for the firearm or NFA item you want – if you don’t see it on our site, call or email us your request and we will check with over a dozen distributors and get you a quote. We will let you know as soon as the item arrives to set up a free transfer appointment. We are available, by appointment only, all day on weekends and 1600 – 2000 on weekdays.

If you are using our transfer services for an item bought from a third party seller, simply tell the seller you want to use Aardwolf Solutions as your FFL. We will let you know as soon as the item arrives to set up a paid transfer appointment. Fees are outlined below.

PHONE: 703-539-2488

EMAIL: sales@aardwolfsolutions.com

Please review our house rules and abide by them during your visit.

What is an FFL Transfer?

Simply put, a Federal Firearm Licensee (FFL) is required to document the shipping, official sale, and transfer of a firearm from one location and/or owner to the next. FFLs conduct the required instant criminal background check required for firearm transfers. Many gun shops charge anywhere from $40-$50 per firearm for these basic services. Aardwolf Solutions has the cheapest fees in Northern Virginia. You will need our FFL services for the following scenarios:

  • You want to buy a firearm from us: Our site lists thousands of items – we can order your item and handle the transfer free of charge!
  • You bought an item from someone else: You need to have the firearm shipped to a local FFL – send the item to us and we will handle the transfer for the lowest fee in Northern Virginia!
  • You are selling a firearm and want to be extra safe: Many states allow private sales without the aid of an FFL. You may want to use one anyway to conduct a criminal background check on the buyer. Simply arrange an appointment with the buyer at our office for the same low transfer fee!

Aardwolf Solutions charges the lower prices in Northern Virginia for firearm transfers and provides the most responsive service. Our fast, responsive communication and processing prevents common delays. We also offer a $5 discount on transfers for veterans, law enforcement, and first responders.

Requirements

Virginia State Residency Requirements for Handguns: Aardwolf Solutions only provides transfer services for handguns to Virginia Residents. We can transfer long guns to out-of-state residents.

Identification: Virginia State Police require all customers to present a valid state driver’s license ID card showing their current residential address. If you are a new resident to Virginia, the driver’s license must be at least 30 days old, based on the issue date printed on the license. If you are a long-standing resident and recently renewed your driver’s license, this requirement does not apply. We cannot accept temporary permits, car registrations, utility bills, or leases as proof of residence except for members of the military on active duty orders in Virginia.

Military Residency Exception: Active duty military personnel stationed in the Pentagon, at Quantico, or at any other station in the state of Virginia are treated as Virginia residents. They must present a combination of their military ID (Common Access Card only), a copy of their orders or Leave and Earnings Statement (LES) showing their duty station, and a state utility showing their residence at a Virginia home address. We cannot transfer to service personnel who live in Virginia and are stationed out of state, or service personnel who are stationed in Virginia but live out of state. The individual must both live in Virginia and work on a base in Virginia.

Age Restrictions: Federal law restricts the sale of all firearms and ammunition to persons 18 years of age and older. Handguns and handgun ammunition are restricted to persons 21 years of age and older. People who are aged 18-20 are limited to purchasing rifles, shotguns, and ammunition for rifles and shotguns.

Virginia State Police Background Check: All firearm transfers require a National Instant Criminal Background Check (NICS). We perform this check through the Virginia State Police. In order to pass the background check, you must meet all of these requirements.

Federal Requirements: The ATF requires all transferees to present valid identification at the time of all firearms transfers. In general, a state or government-issued photograph ID meets this requirement. For Virginia residents, we will only accept a current Virginia state-issued driver’s license showing a current residence address.

Pricing

Prices reflect the total in a single visit. Fees include a $2 cost for Virginia State National Instant Criminal Background Check (NICS). One NICS search is required per customer per visit.

Transfer fee for 1 item (handguns and long guns): $27

Transfer each additional item in same visit: $15

Transfer for 5th item in same visit (**requires additional Form 4473): $25

Transfer each additional item in same visit: $15

Multiple handgun fee (more than 1 handgun within 120 hours-requires additional form): $10

Veteran, Law Enforcement, First Responder discount: $5 off total

**4473 forms only allow 4 item to be transferred per form, for every extra form used the prices will reset. EX: 4 firearms = $72 ($27+$15+$15+$15), 5 firearms =  $97 ($27+$15+$15+$15+$25)

**Add $3 if you are having a long gun transferred as an out-of-state resident.

We offer the convenience of paying in-person via credit, debit, or cash. Services are by appointment only.

For civilians: The prices above reflect $25 per firearm transfer plus $2 for the VA State Police instant criminal background check. Add $15 for each additional firearm for up to 4 firearms on a single form 4473.

For active military/veterans, law enforcement, EMS, EMT, and Firefighters: The prices above reflect $20 per firearm transfer plus $2 for the VA State Police instant criminal background check. Add $15 for each additional firearm for up to 4 firearms in a visit.

Step by Step Instructions

Preparation

Be prepared to fill out ATF Form 4473 and VA State Police Form SP-65. We use an online format for the SP65 and will provide a laptop for you to enter your data for the NICS search and we will provide a paper form 4473. You must fill out these forms in person at your appointment; they will be provided to you.

STEP 1: Purchase a firearm of your choice from our website or a third party retailer. Pay for the firearm and obtain a receipt via email.

STEP 2: If purchasing from a third party retailer, forward your order confirmation to sales@aardwolfsolutions.com and let us know to expect the transfer, ensuring the seller’s contact info is clearly indicated on the receipt or in the email. Also, please make sure your contact information is listed on the order, or include it in the email body. Aardwolf Solutions will email your seller a copy of our license and arrange to receive your purchase. If you have any questions about the process, call Aardwolf solutions at 703-539-2488.

STEP 3: Aardwolf Solutions reach out to set up a transfer as soon as the item arrives – we schedule the vast majority of transfers the same day the item arrives.

Please note – you must schedule an appointment before paying us a visit.

Transfers typically take no longer than 15 minutes. Appointments are available 7 days a week.

STEP 4: Come to your appointment at:

1127 N Chambliss St, Alexandria, VA, 22312

**Use the office entrance with white door – not the main entrance.

Please review our rules and abide by them during your visit.

STEP 5: During your appointment, you will fill out the following forms:

One Virginia SP-65 form (entered on our customer laptop) for your instant criminal background check and one ATF Form 4473 for the firearms transferred.

Unfortunately, these forms must be filled out on-site; you cannot fill them out beforehand to save time. Upon successful completion of the background check, Aardwolf Solutions will hand your order to you.