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Transfer Information, Requirements & Scheduling

Thank you for choosing Southland Armory as your trusted armorer. Although we are primarily a gunsmith shop, we provide our valued customer network with custom 2A sales and services by appointment and special orders. We do not maintain open public hours. All visits, transfers, and 'in-store' pickups are by appointment only. All appointments are scheduled on Saturday and Sundays. You can reach out to us to schedule a visit, pickup, or transfer by using our Contact request form. You can also use our Contact form If you are on the hunt for something, or would like a quote for services or products. Before scheduling your pickup or transfer appointment below please read through the following transfer requirements.

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2 Forms of Identification are required for all transfers

VA Resident Transfers VA Drivers License (Primary Form of Identification)

- Not issued less than 30-days from date of transfer

- Must display current address (or have proof of change of address from DMV)

Secondary Form of ID

a. A current lease.

b. Evidence of currently paid personal property tax or real estate tax.

c. A current utility or telephone bill.

d. A current voter registration card.

e. A current bank check.

f. A current passport.

g. A current automobile registration.

h. A current hunting or fishing license

The Secondary form of ID must display same address as on Primary form of ID.

- VA Conceal Handgun Permit also acceptable as secondary form of ID.

Military on Orders Identification Requirements

- A military photo-identification card issued by the United States Department of Defense is acceptable. A member of the armed forces whose photo-identification issued by the Department of Defense does not have a Virginia address may establish Virginia residency with such photo-ID and one of the below:

a. Permanent orders assigning the purchaser to a Virginia duty post, including the Pentagon.

b. Leave and Earning’s Statement.

Mobile Unit Assignments

- If permanently or temporarily assigned to mobile units in Virginia, the mobile unit's address should be considered when establishing residency. If the individual's home state is not Virginia, he/she shall be considered a nonresident and the transaction conducted pursuant to nonresident procedures. If, however, the homeport is listed as Virginia, the transaction may be processed as a Virginia resident the same as any other permanent military assignment to Virginia supported by military assignment orders or Leave and Earning’s Statement.

Nonresident Transactions Handguns

- The transfer of handguns to nonresident buyers is prohibited by federal law.

Other - Receivers

- The transfer of Lower Receivers / Others to non-resident buyers is prohibited by State Law.

Rifles and Shotguns

- Rifles and shotguns may be purchased by persons who are residents of other states under the terms of subsection A and B, Section 18.2-308.2:2, Code of Virginia; i.e., one photo-identification form issued by a governmental agency of the purchaser's state of residence. The noted statute requires the nonresident to present one other documentation of residence that contains an address identical to that shown on the photo-identification form. See secondary form of ID section above for approved secondary form of ID.

Law Enforcement Officers

State and federal law enforcement officers must meet primary and secondary ID requirements and must consent to a CHRI check for the purchase of a firearm by completion of form SP-65, with the exception of certification letter transactions described below.

Certification Letter - Under Section 925(a)(1) of the Gun Control Act, a law enforcement officer is exempt from the provisions of the Federal Brady Law if the law enforcement officer is issued a certification letter on the agency’s letterhead, signed by a person in authority within the agency, stating that the officer will use the firearm in performance of official duties, and the letter must state that a records check reveals that the purchasing officer has not been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.

a. The officer specified in the certification letter may purchase a firearm regardless of the state in which the officer resides or in which the agency is located.

b. Completion of a state form SP65 is not required in this instance.

Law enforcement officers are not exempt from the domestic violence prohibition of the Federal Gun Control Act.