HOW TO BUY A FIREARM ONLINE
EASY STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS:
- Find a firearm you would like to purchase on botach.com. Make sure the firearm includes the features you want, such as caliber, magazine capacity, finish, barrel length, etc. (make sure the firearm is legal in your state or locality).
- Purchase the firearm on botach.com and receive an order confirmation with your order number.
- Contact your FFL dealer and request for them to receive the firearm for you. Ask them to send their FFL to firstname.lastname@example.org along with your order number.
- Don’t know any FFL dealers in your area? CLICK HERE to Find a Dealer Near YOU!
- FFL dealers may apply additional fees. Fees vary from dealer to dealer, so please ask them beforehand
- Upon FFL verification, we will ship out your firearm to the dealer.
- We can only ship firearms to dealers with a valid FFL
- Once delivered, complete your paperwork for the firearm transfer at the FFL dealer's location.
CLASS 3 (SILENCERS, SHORT BARREL RIFLES/SHOTGUNS & MACHINE GUNS)
The same basic process detailed above applies to class 3 weapons; such as silencers, short barrel rifles/shotguns and transferable machine guns. The dealer of your choosing will be required to send us a copy of their FFL and their SOT. We then complete an ATF Form 3 to transfer the weapon to your dealer, approval times vary and can take up to 14 days. Once approved the item will ship to your dealer who will complete the transfer to you. We charge your credit card upon submitting the Form 3 to the ATF.
A firearm can under no circumstances be shipped to your home. Only a dealer with a Federal Firearms License (FFL) can receive the firearm for you. It is at this dealer that you will go to fill out the appropriate paperwork before the firearm can be transferred to you.
You must be 18 years of age or older to purchase long-gun ammunition and 21 years of age or older to purchase handgun ammunition. All ammunition must be shipped UPS Ground. Check your state and local laws for any other applicable ammunition regulations. Orders canceled due to conflict with state or local laws are subject to a 15% cancelation fee.
We do NOT ship ammunition to the following locations:
- APO/FPO Addresses
- California, must ship to licensed dealer
- Illinois, must provide FOID card for ammo all purchases
- New Jersey, must provide FOID card for handgun ammo
- New York, must ship to licensed dealer
- District of Columbia
- P.O. Boxes
- International Addresses
- U.S. Territories
- U.S. addresses having zip codes beginning with (606, 607, 608)
- U.S. addresses having zip codes beginning with (100, 101, 102)
Illinois residents must provide a copy of your valid FOID card and driver's license to purchase ammunition. This is for orders with shipping and/or billing addresses within Illinois.
There are currently no federal restrictions on the sale of high capacity magazines, but several states do have their own restrictions. Orders canceled due to conflict with state or local laws are subject to a 15% cancelation fee.
California: No magazines over 10 rounds, LE ok with credentials
Colorado: No magazines over 15 rounds, LE ok with credentials
Connecticut: No magazines over 10 rounds, LE ok with credentials. As of 10/1/13 in order to comply with CT Senate Bill No. 1160 magazines holding 10 rounds or less can only be purchased if buyer provides a copy of driver's license and ONE of the following: state handgun carry permit, long gun certificate, or ammunition certificate.
District of Columbia: No magazines over 10 rounds, Including LE
Hawaii: No magazines over 10 rounds, LE ok with credentials
Illinois: Aurora: maximum capacity of 15 rounds. Cook County: maximum capacity of 10 rounds. Chicago: maximum capacity of 12 rounds, Franklin Park: maximum capacity of 16 rounds. Oak Park: maximum capacity of 10 rounds. Riverdale: maximum capacity of 35 rounds.
Maryland: No magazines over 10 rounds, LE ok with credentials
Massachusetts: No magazines over 10 rounds, LE ok with credentials (including retired)
New Jersey: No magazines over 10 rounds, Including LE
New York: No magazines over 10 rounds, LE ok with credentials
Vermont: No magazines over 10 rounds (rifles), and 15 rounds (handguns)
Military APO/FPO: Due to ITAR we cannot ship to overseas military bases, we can ship to a CONUS military base
Specific types of firearms may be restricted or outright prohibited in your area, we cannot list every restriction due to the constant changes made by legislators. It is your responsibility to know your state and local laws. Firearms deemed "assault weapons" are prohibited for sale to individuals (law enforcement officers may or may not be exempt, direct agency sales are always exempt) in states such as California, Massachusetts, New York, and New Jersey. Orders canceled due to conflict with state or local laws are subject to a 15% cancelation fee.
Firearms, suppressors, receivers, actions, and frame sales are regulated by federal law and require an FFL to ship. Such orders will be held until we obtain and verify your FFL.
Valid FFL requirements are as follows:
A current copy with an original signature!
If it has been changed or altered in any way it will be considered invalid.
FFL purchases will only be sent to the address on the FFL - no exceptions.
We will keep your FFL on file until it expires, at which time you will need to send a renewed copy.
Failure to provide a valid FFL for a firearm order within 30 days will result in order cancelation and a 15% cancelation fee.
EXPORT POLICY & RESTRICTIONS
The U.S. Department of State's Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, the U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security, and the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control administer export control regulations that affect some aspects of our business. We request that you (the "Customer") read and familiarize yourself with the following information regarding certain applicable export regulations.
The sale, transfer, transportation, or shipment outside of the U.S. of any product prohibited or restricted for export without complying with U.S. export control laws and regulations, including proper export licensing, documentation or authorization, is strictly prohibited and may result in civil penalties and/or constitute a federal crime. Botach Inc. will not proceed with any transaction that requires the illegal export of any products and will not assist directly or indirectly with the illegal export or re-export of any products. An accurate Automated Export System (AES) filing must be made, whether or not the exportation requires a license.
If you wish to purchase an item for ultimate shipment or use outside of the United States, please be aware an export license may be required to do so. Depending on the value of the order, specific item(s), end user, country of ultimate destination and end use, Several items on our website may require an export license, including, but not limited to, the following:
Export Policy and Restrictions:
International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR): Some of the item(s) on this website are subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), and export is strictly prohibited without authorization or a license issued by the U.S. Department of State's Directorate of Defense Trade Controls. By proceeding with a transaction to purchase any ITAR restricted item(s), the Customer certifies that (i) the purchase does not require Botach Inc. to export such items, unless Botach Inc. is aware of the export and has obtained the appropriate U.S. Government authorization; (ii) the Customer does not intend to export such items after receipt from Botach Inc. without the appropriate U.S. Government export authorization; (iii) the Customer does not intend to export, transfer, sell, or furnish the item to any foreign person, whether abroad or in the U.S., including any Foreign Embassy in the U.S., without the appropriate U.S. Government export authorization; (iv) the Customer understands that a foreign person under the ITAR § 120.16 means "any natural person who is not a lawful permanent resident as defined by 8 U.S.C. § 1101(a)(20) or who is not a protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. § 1324b(a)(3)," and can mean "any foreign corporation, business association, trust, society, or any other entity or group that is not incorporated or organized to do business in the U.S., as well as international organizations, foreign governments, and any agency or subdivisions of government (e.g. diplomatic missions)" (See ITAR § 120.16); (v) the Customer is a U.S. Person as defined by ITAR § 120.15, meaning the Customer is a lawful permanent resident of the U.S., as defined by 8 U.S.C. § 1101(a)(20), or is a protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. § 1324b(a)(3), or is a "corporation, business association, partnership, society, trust, or any other entity, organization or group that is incorporated to do business in the U.S., or is a governmental (federal, state, or local) entity" (See ITAR § 120.15).
Export Administration Regulations (EAR): Some of the item(s) on this website are subject to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and export may be restricted by the U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security. By proceeding with a transaction to purchase any restricted item(s), the Customer certifies that (i) the purchase does not require Botach to export such items, unless Botach is aware of the export and has obtained the appropriate U.S. Government authorization; (ii) the Customer does not intend to export such items after receipt from Botach Inc.. without the appropriate U.S. Government export authorization.
Important Export Restrictions Warning!
(1) Export of some Botach Inc. products is strictly prohibited without a valid export license issued by the U.S. Department of State, in accordance with International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) (22 C.F.R. 120-130) or a valid export license issued by the U.S. Department of Commerce, in accordance with the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) (15 C.F.R. 730-774).
(2) U.S. law prohibits the sale, transfer, or export of items to certain restricted parties, destinations, and embargoed countries, as identified on lists maintained by the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the U.S. Department of Treasury. It is the responsibility of the Customer to be aware of these lists, which can be found at the following U.S. Government websites. By proceeding with any transaction, the Customer certifies that the Customer will not engage in any unauthorized transaction involving the export of any products sold by Botach Inc. to any restricted parties or destinations.
By proceeding with a transaction to purchase any items from Botach Inc., the Customer certifies that he/she will comply with all requirements imposed by all applicable laws, regulations and administrative policies.
Please note that laws change regularly.
Be aware of all your state, local, and federal restrictions. It is the buyer’s responsibility to comply with all laws.
For further information regarding the applicable laws, regulations, and policies contact:
U.S. Department of Commerce
Bureau of Industry and Security
Tel.: (202) 482-4811
U.S. Department of State
Bureau of Political-Military Affairs
Directorate of Defense Trade Control
Tel.: (202) 663-1282
U.S. Department of the Treasury
Office of Foreign Assets Controls
Tel.: (202) 622-2480