Our Goal... Customer Satisfaction!
You purchased a firearm through some auction site or out of some catalog. They can't just send you the gun through the mail. How are they going to get the firearm to you?
Here is how:
You provide us with the information on the Firearm Transfer Form and then we send a copy of our FFL (Federal Firearms License) to the dealer you are purchasing the firearm from. Once they get our license, they know that we are a legitimate FFL and they can ship us the firearm. When we get the firearm in, we give you a call. You come to IFA and fill out the appropriate paperwork for your background check. A fee of $35.00 per item (For example: 1 gun = $35.00 2 guns = $70.00). $25.00 for all Leo's or First Responders.. Must show Id at pick up. NFA products $200.00 each. Ammo transfers are $10.00. Storage fee: Any firearm not picked up after 30 days will begin a storage fee of $5.00 per day. After 6 months the firearm becomes the property of Illinois Firearms & Ammunition, Inc.
*One detail - we do not send our license to individuals. We only send our license to other FFL's. If you are buying the firearm from an individual, they do not need a copy of our license. They can simply send the firearm to us - with a copy of their driver license. They do, however, need to confirm all of this with us before sending it. They can call IFA at:
Dear IFA Customer:
Thank you for submitting the below firearm transfer form. As a transferee, you may be provided a tracking number for your firearm shipment and can track the delivery to our facility. All firearms must go through an administrative process before they are available for pick-up. Due to the high volume of transfer requests, this may take up to 5-7 days. We are required by the Federal law to record all firearms within a short, defined time period. We always strive to process all transfers as quickly as possible. Please be patient – we will notify you as soon as your firearm is ready for pick-up. All transfer transactions require an appointment. As a rule, we will contact you to let you know when your firearm is ready to be picked up.
When you’re notified that your transfer firearm is available for pick-up, you will need to bring your Illinois driver’s license, FOID/CCL identification card that displays your current residence address. For additional information on acceptable forms of ID, please visit the firearms/concealed handguns section of the Illinois State Police website.
If you have any questions, please call (630) 313-2590 x101 and ask to speak with one of our FFL representatives.