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Transfer Fees & Policies

Incoming Transfers – Per Each Firearm
$30.00 Without ND CWP    
$20 With ND CWP

Outgoing Transfers – Per Each Firearm
$30.00 + actual shipping charges

NFA Transfers – Per Each NFA Item
$100 each for items being transferred in

Picking up your transfer

The transfer must be picked up by the person to whom it is addressed. You cannot have a wife, family member, or friend pick it up for you. Do not order firearms for other people. 

All transfers must be picked up within 14 days (2 weeks) of arrival. Any transfer picked up after 14 days of arrival will be subject to an additional storage fee of $25.00 per firearm. 

Firearms picked up more than 42 days (6 weeks) after arrival will incur a $50.00 storage fee per firearm. 

Firearms not picked up after 84 days (12 weeks) will be considered abandoned and sold.

For persons conducting NFA transfers there will be a charge of $50 if you do not come in and do the NFA Form 4 paperwork within 21 days of us receiving the NFA item.  

You Ordered the firearm and know when it will be here, please be courteous and pick it up as soon as possible.

Exceptions to this policy may only be granted by one of the Owners. Exceptions will generally only be granted to Military personnel who are currently serving overseas and must be granted before ordering the firearm and having it sent to us. 

We will make a reasonable effort to call you when your firearm arrives. If your voicemail is full or not setup, we will not text you from our personal phone. Also, not being called by us, or receiving a voicemail due to your phone not having service or not having a working voicemail, will not result in Nodak Arms waiving the fee for you not picking up your gun.

Again… You ordered it and You know it’s coming.



Identification Requirements
When picking up your firearm, you will need a valid North Dakota Driver’s License or ID card, with your current address. We do not perform transfers to residents of other states, with exception to active duty military members who otherwise meet residency requirements.

Military Customers
Members of the armed forces who do not have a North Dakota Driver’s License but are stationed in North Dakota may pick up transfers so long as the following conditions are met. You must have a Military ID card and a copy of your PCS Orders that assign you to a duty station in the State of North Dakota. 

Other Issues
If you are unsure of our policy, or have any questions, please give us a call and ask to speak with a manager. We would much rather ensure you have the correct info, than to have you drive here and discover that you cannot pick up your firearm.

There are many dealers across the country that have our FFL information. Some of these dealers are on their game, others not so much. If you have a firearm shipped to us and do not inform us that it is coming, we will not be able to inform you of its arrival. We get numerous transfers in every month with no indication as to who they are for. Firearms that are received without contact info are still subject to the time limits listed above.

While we do accept transfers from individuals, we do not send out our FFL to them, they can verify our FFL status prior to shipping the gun to us by going to and entering the numbers 3, 45 and 00555.

Firearms must be logged in before they can be picked up. Some days we get in five or ten boxes, some days we get twenty or more. Package tracking may show you your firearm has been delivered, but that does not mean it is ready to be picked up. Give us a couple of hours to get it logged in. If you haven’t heard from us by the next morning, feel free to call and check on it. Firearms delivered on weekends will generally not be ready for pick-up until Monday.

In-store Transfers
An in-store transfer is a two-step process. Receiving the firearm can be done at any time. However, before we can transfer the firearm to the new owner it must be logged into our system. If you’re wanting the transfer process done all at once, it’s best to call ahead and ensure that the required personnel are present. Please note, once a firearm is logged into our system it can only be removed by being transferred back out. If for some reason the new owner cannot pick the firearm up then the original owner will have to do a transfer to get it back, and this transfer would be subject to all Federal and North Dakota State laws.

Returning Transfers
If for some reason your transfer cannot be picked up and has to be returned, WE will still charge the transfer fee plus return shipping. Any fees incurred from excessive storage will also be applied.

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