Gun Transfers

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gun transfers

Private Party Transfers happen between two individuals and will need to take place at a Federal Firearm Licensed Dealer.

It is illegal to sell, give, lend, or loan anyone a firearm without going through this process.

Both parties need to be present. The buyer will need to have a valid ID, proof of residence, a Handgun Safety Certificate (HSC), be legally able to posses a firearm and successfully complete a background check by the California Department of Justice. There is usually a cost of about $25-$35 and a ten-day waiting period.

Since this needs to be done at a Gun Shop, I cannot offer this as an in-home service.

If you have inherited or legally obtain a firearm, I can provide you with a Voluntary Registration form or you can download it from the California Department of Justice which is NOT required to do at a gun shop.

California Gun Services has s a Federal Firearm License and can legally come to you and take possession of a firearm without a Gun Transfer. The process happens when the gun is destroyed or transferred to the next owner.

What Our Clients Are Saying

My son inherited 4 guns from his father, 2 handguns and 2 AR’s. While he had been out shooting with his father, he didn’t know much more about them or the laws surrounding owning the guns. I reached out to Jeff McCabe to see if he could help us. Jeff researched to make sure that my son could legally own the guns, he showed him how to take them apart, clean them and put them back together.  Jeff also went over the proper way to store and transport the guns. Most importantly he went over my son’s responsibilities as a gun owner. Jeff let my son know there was always an open door if he ever needed help in the future. I truly appreciate Jeff’s knowledge and the time he took to help us.

-Anna & Christian Trusk, Rancho Santa Margarita

Five years ago, I found myself suddenly raising my 18-year-old son and 19-year-old daughter on my own.  My husband of 21 years passed away unexpectedly, and now I was solely responsible on all decisions when it came to my children whom still lived at home. Aside from getting through the obvious, I was concerned with the firearms my husband had stored in our home. I wasn’t sure how to handle the two hand guns and three shotguns that were used for recreational use by my husband. I was worried that my son or his friends may have interest in them and did not want any “accidents” happening. I then turned to Jeff McCabe for his advice as he came highly recommended.  Jeff then educated my children and I on the safety of guns, how to handle them, store them and transport them.  He also took the time to show my son how to load, unload and clean them. He advised me to purchase a gun safe, in which I did, and he installed it for me.  One of the guns had become illegal with recent law changes and Jeff altered it to make sure it was compliant with California Laws.  He also encouraged my son to take a safety class, which he has recently signed up for.  I now feel safe and comfortable with having the firearms in my home, knowing my children and I have now been educated on safe handling; I owe that to Jeff McCabe.  If I ever should need help in the future, I would seek Jeff’s expertise again.

-Roxanne Clawson, Orange

    There are many things to deal with when a loved one dies. In 2010, when cleaning out my husbands closet, I came across several of his guns.  I didn’t want to keep them and was unsure what to do with them.  My daughters didn’t want the guns and I didn’t want to have to deal with hassle of storing them as my grandchildren are often at my house.  A friend mentioned I should call Jeff McCabe. 
    Jeff was very nice, easy to talk with, trustworthy and knowledgeable.  He came to my house, checked all the guns to make sure they were unloaded and removed them. Jeff also told me one the guns was a collector’s item and was able to sell it for me.  One less thing to worry about.  I cannot recommend Jeff enough. 

-Rhonda Murphy, San Clemente

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