Whether it is your first purchase, or you are looking to add to your collection, you’ll want to make sure that you follow the required steps to buy a gun in Arizona. Thankfully, this process is not long or tedious and only requires a few steps before you can call yourself a new gun owner.
Research & Choose Your Firearm
Take some time to research different types of guns to find one that will meet your purpose for purchasing a firearm. It can also be good to set aside some time to visit a shooting range where you will be able to rent the firearm you are considering buying and take it for a test run.
After you have made your choice, you’ll need to find the location where you can make your purchase so that you can make your transaction. Ensure that you choose to make your purchase from a reputable firearms dealer to guarantee you receive a quality gun after following the legal processes and providing the necessary materials.
Gather the Necessary Materials
Once you have decided to buy a gun, one of the first things that you’ll have to do is pass a background check. Unlike other states that require residents to hold a permit or endure a waiting period, Arizona is one of the few that just requires gun-owners to pass a background check and be of legal age to make a purchase (18 years old is the minimum required age to purchase or possess a firearm in Arizona. To purchase a handgun, the purchaser must be 21 years old).
Beyond age, to pass a firearm background check in Arizona, the person must not be:
- Found to be a danger to themselves or others
- A convicted felon
- Currently serving time in a correctional facility or prison
- Currently serving parole, probation, or other disciplinary sentences related to domestic violence or other felony offenses
- An undocumented or non-immigrant alien
Beyond passing a background check, to buy a gun in Arizona you will need a valid, government-issued photo ID that displays your name, address, and date of birth and will also need to fill out government form 4473.
Buy a Gun
The time has come. You’ve done all the prep work, have passed the background check, and know which gun you’d like to purchase, all that’s left is to make the purchase. Whether you choose to shop online or in person, ensure that you have the necessary funds to buy a gun. You will also want to consider adding a little extra money in order to purchase ammunition for your new firearm.
Train With Your New Gun
Once you have purchased your new gun, you will want to ensure that you feel comfortable using it in various situations. This is a great time to learn about Arizona Firearm Laws and take courses in order to learn the ins and outs of your gun and how you can use it to its fullest capacity. At C2 Tactical, we offer a variety of courses to help gun-owners of all ages feel more comfortable with their firearm of choice.
Whether you are looking to rent or buy a gun, no other location has a better selection than C2 Tactical. Visit our Tempe or Scottsdale locations or contact us today and start working towards building your collection and firearm skills!