How to Order a Gun

Please note the following:

  • All prices and descriptions are subject to change without notice. Pictures of items are generic and might not match exactly. Refer to the written description of the item. Specifications given are from the manufacturers and importers and we reserve the right to modify our information provided herein.

  • Prices are rarely incorrect but we retain the right to refuse any transaction pending the correction of pricing.

  • Prices for items not in stock at time of order are subject to price change prior to delivery.

We will not ship firearms directly to you. They will be sent to your local FFL (Federal Firearms License) Dealer, who will then perform any background checks and paperwork required in your state/locality. We do not ship firearms to non-FFL holders. This is federal law. It is your responsibility to contact the FFL Dealer to make sure of their policies, procedures, and any applicable fees they might charge.

Nearly all dealers will accept a transfer for you. They will perform all the required background checks and paperwork for your area, and charge a transfer fee of around $25.00 - $50.00. If we already have your dealer's license (FFL) on file, there is no need to resend it with each order.

Please note, as of 2/1/05 it is now legal for us to accept a e-mail copy of your dealer's signed license! This is much faster than mailing it. You may e-mail scanned copies to:

It is important to make sure that your name or order number is with the dealer's license so that we know to apply it to your order.

Locating an FFL dealer for transfer:

You can go here to locate and FFL dealer in your area.

Layaway Plan (Available on Items over $500.00)

Like to buy an item from us, but don't quite have enough money on hand to purchase today? Consider taking advantage of our Easy Layaway Plan - 60 days.

Orders placed for layaway, MUST e-mail with a subject of "Attention Layway", with your full name, phone number, and address, and the item you would like to place on layaway. We will charge a 20% deposit of the total cost of the item(s) (unless otherwise specified). 

Item(s) must be $500.00 or more.

During the next 60 days, you can make payments, or make one final payment at the end of 60 days, at which time we will ship your item. There will not be any charges if paid in full within 60 days. Layaways DO NOT last longer than 60 days!!!

Layaways cancelled for any reason will be subject to a 20% restocking fee (of the total price- the deposit). No changes can be made to your layaway once the layaway is placed and the 20% down is charged.

You may have one active layaway at a time. But, once you pay off a layaway, feel free to start another one!

Items not paid in full within 60 days will be cancelled. Contact us to set up other arrangements-- depending on the circumstances we can sometimes set up an extension at $30 per month for a storage fee.

NOTE: Management reserves the right to revise or revoke these terms if necessary.

California Shipments

In order to properly process your transactions we will need a valid FFL number as well as a 5-digit CFLC (California Firearms Licensee Check) number. You can call one of your local gun dealers if you have any questions about FFL or CFLC numbers. Please have this information available at the time of purchase in order to expedite the process. If you have questions- please email us or call us. Please verify that the firearm you will be purchasing is certified in the state of California before placing your order. Links are found below.


Order Changes or Cancellations​

Cancellations: Orders can only be cancelled if the item has not shipped.

All firearm purchases are final once the firearm is picked up from your dealer. We do have a lifetime warranty on all new guns we sell. 

How to Buy a Pistol, Rifle or Shotgun

Federal firearms laws prevent the sale of a weapon from Blackwater Firearms directly to an individual in another state (we are located in Utah). We must ship your firearm directly to an FFL Dealer near you. The steps to follow are:

  1. Order your firearm online using our secure shopping cart. If you know the dealer you are going to use at time of order placement (not a requirement) enter his name into the 'Ship To' field.

  2. Find a dealer near you that will accept the transfer of the firearm for you. Most sporting goods stores and pawn shops will provide this service for a small fee. Also, gun clubs, shooting ranges, etc. may provide this service to you. If you don't know which dealer to use in your area, put a comment in your order and we will help you locate one near you. We have access to a large list of dealers in the USA that will gladly handle a transfer for you. Most dealers charge around $25 for a transfer. You must confirm the transfer with your local dealer in advance.

  3. Next, have the dealer get us a copy of his signed license if we don't already have it on file. To check whether a license is on file, contact us.Please Note: It is now legal for us to accept a faxed or e-mailed copy of your dealers license! Print out this convenient coversheet, fill it out and give it to your dealer to fax with his license. That's all there is to it!

  4. Make sure the dealer knows the firearm is coming from us. If you used a dealer that we already had on file, call him to let him know that a gun for you is on the way.

  5. We will send you an email when the firearm ships, which will include a tracking number.


Age Restrictions on Firearms

You must be 21 years of age to purchase a handgun or shotgun with a pistol grip. You must be at least 18 years of age to purchase a rifle or standard shotgun (without a pistol grip.)

Law Enforcement and Government Orders

For Individual Officers wishing to order 'Law Enforcement Only' Firearms, the following specific legal requirements (with limitations) apply:

1. A letter, (see example below), from your Department Chief, Sheriff, or Shift Supervisor authorizing such purchase. This letter must state:
A- The weapon/s (or magazines) are for the Officer's use in his/her official duties
B- Said purchaser understands the gun cannot be resold for non-duty use
C- That said buyer's record has been checked and found clear of any misdemeanor crime or domestic violence conviction.

2. The weapon will be paid directly by the Individual Officer.

3. N.F.A. (National Firearms Act) weapons (machine guns, sub-machine guns, etc) and short barreled weapons (rifles LESS than 16" barrel and shotguns less than 18.5") are NOT AVAILABLE to Individual and may NOT be owned by Individual Officers. (These items (transferrable only) may be purchased as civilians for your own possesion- ask us.)

4. If the Individual Officer leaves the Law Enforcement Agency, ownership of the weapon may be transferred to another Law Enforcement Agency through a Federal Firearms Licensed dealer, or presented to said officer by the department, after which he will own and use the firearm a he sees fit, but cannot sell the firearm to a civilian.

Example Law Enforcement Letter

You may a copy to

Send to:
Blackwater Firearms


900 N 400 W #13,

North Salt Lake, UT 84054

This letter must appear on official agency or department letterhead.

Name of Officer 

I hereby certify, under penalty of perjury, I am a duly sworn Law Enforcement Officer with our Department or Agency, and will use the requested firearm and/or high capacity magazine(s) specified below in the course of duty. The specified firearm and/or magazine(s) are not being acquired for personal use, or for purposes of transfer or resale.

Description of Firearm or Magazine(s)

Supervisor's Statement I further certify, under penalty of perjury, that a records check has been conducted on the Law Enforcement Officer named above who is purchasing the firearm and/or high capacity magazine(s), and that it reveals no convictions for misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence.

Signature of Supervisor

Signature of Officer

Home Address of Officer:


Government and Law Enforcement Agency 
The following legal requirements (and limitations) apply:

1. A letter, on official Agency or Department letterhead, requesting a purchase of a specific weapon must be received by Blackwater Firearms. The text of the letter is simply your request to purchase a specific product, and that is for official use. 

2. A Purchase Order from the Agency or Department must accompany the letter mentioned above.

3. Any orders for weapons or ammunition being shipped to Police Departments or Law Enforcement Agencies must also include a Letter of Tax Exemption which must be signed by the Senior Law Enforcement Office, Chief, Sheriff or Agency Director.


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