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Incoming FFL Transfers to Champion Firearms:
Please Review the Following Terms & Conditions Carefully before having any firearm shipped to Champion Firearms:
  • All incoming firearms, whether from a manufacturer, distributor or another FFL dealer, must be pre- approved.
  • When mystery guns arrive without instructions, without a clear indication as to who the sender or intended recipient happen to be, it creates a logistical nightmare for our ATF paperwork requirements.
  • In the past, many of these mystery guns have sat on our shelves and in our logbooks for several months without resolution.
  • Therefore, no firearm will be accepted that has not received our express prior consent in advance.
  • Please contact a store manager prior to shipping the firearm to authorize an FFL transfer.
  • Firearms not approved in advance will be refused at the door. The freight company will then be instructed to return to sender.
  • All incoming transfers must include a complete invoice (envolope taped to shipping box- see "Sample Template" below)
Champion Firearms Price is $25 per gun for all approved FFL transfers.
“Approved Transfers"- we will be happy to perform a FFL transfer on any firearm that we don't ordinarily sell, stock or special order.
  • Examples include used guns, estate sales, inheritances, out-of-production / hard to get guns, guns we simply cannot otherwise offer for sale. Again, please check with us first.
Champion Firearms Price for performing transfers on firearms that we normally stock / non- approved tranfers, will be the standard 10% mark- up that have have on all new guns in our store.
  • Performing FFL transfers is a customer service that we perform to ensure our customers enjoy the widest selection of firearm possible.
  • Since the $25 transfer rate typically will not cover the labor costs involved in a transfer, we simply cannot perform FFL transfers on guns we ordinarily stock in our store.
Sample Invoice Template an invoice that has been securely sealed inside an envelope, taped to the shipping with the following information clearly listed within--
Attention- FFL Transfer (On Envelope taped to outside of package)
(On Invoice Inside Envelope):
Your Name, Phone Number & Email
FFL / Seller's Name, Phone Number and Email
Firearm(s) Make, Model & Serial Number
Name of Champion Manager (that Authorized Transfer)
This will allow us to quickly identify your gun as a transfer and then contact you as soon possible.
Store Policy Madates that we not open the transfer package until you arrive and federal law disctates you must be the one picking up the firearm. In other words, you break the seal, but may not legally send anyone else in to pick up the firearm or fill out the paperwork on your behalf.
Please Note: Champion Firearms is Not Responsible for damaged or missing items. Please contact the seller / carrier directly for all claims.
Outgoing FFL Transfers:
There is No Transfer Fee on any gun sold in our store. The only fee involved will be the actual cost of shipping.
New Firearms From Our Store are the only guns that will be outgoing FFL transfers.
  • Effective Fall 2008, we no longer ship walk-in firearms for outgoing FFL transfers.
Please Clear Every Transfer With Your Local FFL before purchasing a firearm online, ask for any fees and legal regulations that might be involved, then make sure you're eligible to own or possess the firearm.

General Information:

  • FFL (Federal Firearms License)- provides legal authorization for a dealer to engage in the intrastate & interstate sale of modern firearms.
  • NICS (National Instant Criminal Background Check System)- regulatory division of the FBI that verifies legal eligibility for firearms purchases.
  • "Straw- Man" Purchases- an illegal firearm purchase where the actual buyer of the gun, being unable to pass the required federal background check or desiring not to have his or her name associated with the transaction, uses a proxy buyer who can pass the required background check to purchase the firearm for him/her. It is highly illegal and punishable by a $250,000 fine and 10 years in prison.

FFL Transfers Allow a Firearm to be legally bought or sold over the internet.

  • While there are exceptions to the Gun Control Act of 1968, the person taking possession of the firearm is required to pass an FBI NICS background check.
  • In addition, some jurisdictions may have additional processing requirements such as state or local criminal history / substance abuse / psychiatric background checks. Others actually have mandatory firearms registration & licensing. (Click Here to view "Legal Restrictions & Requirements...States w/ Restrictions").
No Gun Registration or Licensing in Texas-
  • Once the FBI NICS background check has been approved, you are clear to take the firearm.
  • The NICS background check is not the same as registration.
  • The FBI NICS background check simply confirms that you are a legal purchaser.
  • In addition, a Texas CHL will bypass the NICS requirement, though the purchaser must still complete an ATF form 4473 to take the firearm.

Most States Allow privately held firearms to be shipped directly to an FFL in another state for transfer.

  • A private individual in most states (like Texas) can legally ship their gun directly to an FFL in another state for legal transfer.
  • Please consult all local, state and federal laws before selling or shipping any firearm
Selected Jurisdictions Mandate all firearm transactions take place between FFL's.
  • Such jurisdictions may even have additional firearm registration, licensing, criminal history, psychiatric or substance abuse requirements (Click Here-- see "States w/ Restrictions").
  • Specifically, individuals in some jurisdictions may be prohibited from shipping their firearm to an FFL in another state for final transfer. Therefore, the transaction must be FFL to FFL.

FFL Transfer Regulations in Texas (firearms transferred over-the-counter):

  • Champion Firearms may ONLY transfer guns over-the-counter to eligible purchasers.
  • "Eligible" purchasers are those individuals that successfully pass the NICS background check, or have a valid Texas Concealed Handgun License.
  • To be "eligible", the purchaser does not have state, local or federal laws that prohibits the possession or transfer of the firearm.
  • Handguns may only be tranferred over-the-counter to a Texas resident.
  • Rifles or shotguns may be sold or transferred over-the-counter to an out-of-state resident, provided there are no restrictions against it.
  • We may not mail firearms transactions to a home or business that is not an FFL.
  • By federal law, all FFL transfers must take place in person.
A Signed Copy of Your Transfer Dealer’s FFL is the fastest & easiest way for Champion Firearms to perform FFL transfers.
  • For reasons of speed & simplicity, Champion Firearms humbly requests an exchange of licenses between our store and your FFL (our fax # is 979-696-6340, email:
Gun Transfers from Non- FFL’s- sorry, we do not provide copies of our FFL to individuals.
  • To confirm that we are a valid FFL, please Click Here to access the ATF's online FFL database. Then, enter the first 3, and then last 5- digits of our FFL (provided upon request at the time of transfer via email).
Straw Man Purchases- are illegal and will be refused by Champion Firearms.
  • Specifically, the purchaser (named on the invoice) must be the person legally taking possession of the firearm-- and no one else.

Please Make Sure that You're Legally Eligible to own a firearm and are willing to fulfill all local, state or municipal requirements before buying a gun.



All Sales Final on Firearms- we want you to be happy with every purchase from Champion Firearms, but firearms present a unique situation which prevent us from taking returns:
  • All firearms purchased back will be at a reduced price.
  • If the firearm has been used or carried, depreciated book resale values will be applied to determine purchase price.
30- Day Return / Exchange Period for Mail-Order Accessories- (excluding ammo) similarly, we also want you to be happy with every accessory item that you purchase from Champion Firearms. Please review the following conditions carefully:
  • If you change your mind within 30- Days of receipt, at its sole diescretion, Champion Firearms will be happy to give you a full refund or exchange on the accessory item (minus shipping, insurance or financing fees).
  • The merchandise must be returned or exchanged in its original, unused, untested, sealed condition with all packaging and paperwork intact.
  • If used, tested or after a period of 30- days, we will be happy to purchase your accessory item back at a reduced price in accordance with book resale values.
All Sales are Also Final- on ammunition, special order or closeout items.
All Returns- require prior authorization. Please contact us via email or by phone.
  • For Mail Order Returns, please contact us for a RMA (return merchandise authorization) number that will be placed on the package.



In- Store Customer Service Program- Champion Firearms will handle all over-the-counter defective merchandise for a period of 30- days from the date of purchase.
  • After 30- days, all claims of defect must be reported directly back to the manufacturer for repair.

Unfired, Unused or Unhandled- over-the-counter defective merchandise will be replaced with the exact same item, if available, for a period of 30- days.

All Fired, Used or Handled- over-the-counter products found to be defective will be returned directly to the manufacturer for repair, at our expense, for a period of 30- days from the date of purchase.

  • In other words, Champion Firearms will pay for the shipping and also coordinate the repair with the manufacturer.
  • Merchandise that has been abused, neglected or otherwise used in a manner that the manufacturer did not intend-- will not be handled by Champion Firearms.

This Program Strictly Applies- to over-the-counter products found to be defective.

All Mail Order Merchandise- found to be immediately defective will be replaced at our expense, as soon as possible.

Mail Order Merchandise NOT Found- to be immediately defective must be returned, by the customer, directly to the manufacturer for repair or replacement.

All Used Merchandise- sold over-the-counter by Champion Firearms will be warrantied for a period of 30- days from the date of purchase.

  • If the merchandise warranty is still in effect, at our expense, we will ship the item back to the OEM for repair
  • If the manufacture warranty has expired, at our expense, we will have the item repaired
  • If the item is found to be unrepairable, we will provide a full refund.
  • After 30- days from the date of purchase, Champion Firearms assumes no warranty on used merchandise- expressed or implied.
  • Merchandise that has been abused, neglected or otherwise used in a manner that the manufacturer did not intend-- will not be handled by Champion Firearms.