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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

To legally purchase a firearm or ammunition you must have a Firearm Owner’s Identification (FOID) card. The Illinois State Police issue these cards. If you are an Illinois resident you will not be able to purchase a firearm or ammunition in any state without a FOID card.
This card is issued by the Illinois State Police (ISP). State of Illinois residents apply be visiting the ISP website at www.isp.state.il.us. Click on Firearms on the left side of the screen under Agency Links and follow the menu to FOID Cards. You will need to register on the site. The cost is currently $10.00, the card is valid for 10 years.
Yes. You must be 21 years of age and have a current valid FOID card.  You must not be prohibited under federal law from possessing or receiving a firearm.  You will need to submit a complete Concealed Carry License application and successfully complete 16 hours of firearm training, including classroom and range instruction.  This is a summary of how you would obtain a Conceal Carry License. For complete information go to the Illinois State police website.
FFL stands for Federal Firearms Licensee. A person who has a license to sell guns. Issued by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Generally a local FFL holder will accept the shipment for you for a small fee, this is how a sale is handled and it’s what the seller is going to ask for.
Once you have made the purchase the FFL Dealer will need to know what FFL you want the firearm transferred to. The FFL’s need to exchange a copy of their licenses via regular mail, fax, or email. Once the FFL license exchange has taken place, your firearm will be shipped to Bolt Action Sports business address. You will be contacted when the firearm has arrived. You will come in and fill out the required federal form. From the date and time you filled out and sign the form, the waiting period starts, 72 hours for hand guns, and 24 hours for long guns. A background check will be done through the state of Illinois. You may pick up your firearm any time after the waiting period as long as the background check is approved.

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