Professional FFL Transfers Near Philadelphia, PA

At Shot Tec, we pride ourselves on offering the most seamless and professional FFL transfers in the Philadelphia, PA metropolitan area. Understanding the gravity of responsible firearm ownership, our team is dedicated to ensuring a lawful, safe, and efficient transfer process. Whether you are a seasoned gun owner or making your first firearm purchase, we stand ready to facilitate all necessary procedures and paperwork with expertise and integrity. Shot Tec LLC is your reliable partner for all FFL transfers, promising you a service that embodies both professionalism and compliance with all federal and state regulations. 

Types of FFL Transfers

An FFL transfer involves the legal exchange of firearms between two Federal Firearms License (FFL) holders, which includes background checks and adherence to state and federal regulations. This procedure is crucial to ensuring the lawful possession and sale of firearms, helping to maintain public safety by preventing illegal firearm transactions and ownership.

Transfer & Pickup

You will need: non-expired State issued Pennsylvania Photo ID with current address (or gov-issued change address card). $45 for each additional. Items held for more than 30 days incur a $30 charge. Missed appointments/denials within 24 hours are not refunded.

Person to Person Transfer

Select if selling a firearm to someone local. Covers appointment & background check to legally transfer a gun. $30 extra for more than 1 gun. No refunds, even for no-shows, ineligibility decline, or denial.

FFL Transfers

FFL Transfers - Person to Person


Check out our FFL FAQs below. If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

We will text you when your items has arrived. We are by appointment only. Use “Book Now” on our website to schedule and pay your transfer fee. You will need: non-expired State issued Pennsylvania Photo ID with current address.

Items held for more than 30 days incur a $30 charge. We look forward to your transfer. Note our new location is 246 Bala Avenue, Bala Cynwyd PA 19004.

Our transfer fee is $65 + $45 for each additional item you transfer to us.

If you are denied a transfer or fail the background check there are no refunds.

Our transfer fee is still an incredible bargain. We charge a flat rate of $65 whether it is a long gun or a handgun and $45 for each additional item. The reality is that the regulatory environment for firearms is increasing dramatically with new rules being added by the ATF almost on a weekly basis.

We are also by appointment only so that we can give the best customer service and run the fastest and most efficient transfers. We are one of the few FFLs for which you can sit and do your paperwork. We are also happy to curate items that will enhance your success. by being by appointment only, you are not waiting in a long line or dealing with a crowd of people ahead of you.

All firearms are subject to a $30 storage fee after 30 days. If a firearm accrues 3 months of unpaid storage fees and you have not chosen an alternative transfer option such as commission or return, we will sell the firearm.

All firearms are subject to a $30 storage fee after 30 days.

You have to send in an appeal form. Here is the link to form SP 4-197. Send your form to Pennsylvania State Police, Firearms Division, PICS Challenge Section, 1800 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17110.

Your firearm and customer service experience is treated with the utmost care at Shot Tec. Your firearm will be inspected when it arrives and we will notify you via call, text, and email to arrange pickup using the contact information you left with whomever you purchase the firearm from it will then be stored in a locked metal safe in a air conditioned and dehumidified room.

If there’s any perceived defect that we notice we will call and let you know once it has arrived in case you are not made aware of that defect when you purchased it or there was damage in shipping. to our knowledge we are the only FFL that locks up all firearms in safes and thus we offer the most secure storage for your firearms while they are in our care.

Shot Tec reserves the right to store your firearm at an off-site location in case of natural disaster or man-made emergency to ensure it’s Secure Storage in accordance with the National Shooting Sports foundation and ATF guidelines and recommendations.

While obtaining a concealed carry permit from the Philadelphia Licensing Center or your county sheriff’s department is a good practical idea even if you don’t consider or plan on concealed carrying a firearm, it is not required to own a handgun or long gun in Pennsylvania at your home.

You do however need a Pennsylvania state driver’s license or a Pennsylvania state ID that is valid and up-to-date to obtain a handgun in Pennsylvania and be 21 years old and not be a prohibited possessor.

To obtain a long gun in Pennsylvania you need a valid, state-issued identification for which it is lawful for you to own that firearm in your resident state and be 18 years old or older. Your address must be accurate without any typos or your identification must be accompanied with a valid state issued update card such as from Penndot.

If your primary identification is expired or has typos, then it is not valid. If you are a green card holder you must have your green card on you for the transfer. We will accept transfers for student visas and green card holders, but you must bring the proper identification required for your particular residency. If you do not have the proper identification at the time of the transfer we will have to reschedule.

We reserve the right to withhold the transfer if we are uncomfortable with the transfer in any way.

Our refund fee is 30% of the firearm value and we will mail you a check. We do not do cash refunds. We do not refund for transfer fees.

Shot Tec does not refund for transfer fees. As for the firearm purchase price from another FFL, that will need to be settled by the FFL you purchased from per their policy.

If they will accept the return but not pay for shipping, then you will need to pay for shipping for us to send it back. If they do not have a return policy or will not accept the return then we cannot transfer the firearm to a third party that you know as that would be considered a straw purchase by the ATF.

We can sell the firearm on commission for 30% or you can forfeit the firearm. The firearm accrues a $30 storage fee for every 30 days it stays with Shot Tec or from the time of the denial. If your firearm has storage fees, those must be paid before we send the gun back.

Shot Tec Client Reviews

Customer satisfaction is one of our top priorities. Here’s what past clients have to say.

Michael D.

August 23, 2023
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"Upscale firearm experience. Live in the Philadelphia Area ? This is the place to go!"
Albert W.

August 21, 2023
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"Just great my experience is over the top I will defiantly work with him again."

August 16, 2023
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"It was a great experience dealing with this company helpful and very knowledgeable in every aspect of the business. Thank you for everything."
Lisa H.

August 13, 2023
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"Both the guys were very pleasant and professional, everything went very well and a smooth transition. Thanks for everything and if anybody asks I will recommend them to come here."

August 9, 2023
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"They are good people. I've done business with them before and will continue to do so even though I have closer options."
Guy A.

October 20, 2023
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"The team is professional, knowledgable, experienced and highly trained. I have trusted them with my training, and have trusted them to help me make a firearm purchase. I cannot recommend them enough."
Al A.

September 7, 2023
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"I had a security emergency, so needed to purchase a firearm. I chose Shot Tec because they stressed that their mission is safety, not just selling firearms. They were fair, honest and extremely honorable. I signed up for their next training class. Please consider using these guys for your 1st firearms purchase (like me) or your 100th. You won't be disappointed!!"

About Shot Tec

Shot Tec is a boutique business designed for one-on-one firearm consultations and services for defense or sport.  Our office is conveniently located right outside of Philadelphia, PA. We are by appointment only, so please book a class, service, or consultation.

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