Boogaloo Tactical Considerations

For Firearms Transfers


Buying a firearm online can be confusing and nerve wracking. If you do your homework, it is actually really easy and seamless.

Start by making sure the firearm you want to purchase is legal for you to own in the state of California. If you are buying a handgun, then you need to check the “roster of approved handguns” through the California DOJ website here: http://certguns.doj.ca.gov/

If you are purchasing a bolt action rifle, there are few restrictions.

Semi automatic rifles however are heavily regulated in this state. Do not assume that because your vendor will sell it to you, that it is actually legal in California. Check our FLOW CHARTS link and connect the dots.

Same goes for semi automatic shotguns.

Once you have confirmed that the firearm you are after is good to go,  please scroll down to our “Boogaloo Tactical Policies” segment and read the entire thing. If you agree to and accept all of those policies, go ahead and list us as your receiving FFL with your seller. You may need to email us their contact information, along with your invoice # and full name so we can provide them with our FFL information and get your firearm on it’s way to us.

In addition to that, please include in your initial email, your full name, address and phone number, along with the total cost of your firearm including shipping, credit card fees and insurance, so we can get you into our system. If you neglect to complete this step, it is likely that your firearm will sit here until you email us that information.

There are state and federal requirements for I.D. and proof of residency. You will need a valid California drivers license, a  valid vehicle registration or a utility bill from the last 90 days that has your CURRENT residential address on it for handgun purchases. Long gun purchases only need a valid state issued ID card or drivers license as long as it has your CURRENT residential address on it.

You will also need a Firearm Safety Certificate. We are certified instructors and can administer the test and issue your certificate here at the time of your transfer. The cost to take the test is $25.00 whether you pass or not. if you pass, we will issue you a new certificate. Your transfer cannot commence until you have a valid safety certificate in hand.

Currently, the only form of payment we accept is personal or business check. We prefer not to accept cash and do not keep a change drawer, so if you absolutely need to use cash, please be sure to bring exact change.

 

 

Boogaloo Tactical Policies

If you engage us, you agree to these policies. 


Boogaloo Tactical will only accept transfer of firearms that are legal for sale in the state of California. It is YOUR responsibility to confirm that the firearm you are purchasing complies with ALL state and federal laws.

We expect you to be here on time. When we set a specific appointment time for you , we also schedule our other customers 30 minutes behind or ahead of you. If you are late, it impacts us, and our customers. Our policy is that if you are 10 minutes late, you forfeit your appointment. Call us back to schedule another one.

HANDGUNS: Must be listed on the DOJ roster of approved handguns :  http://certguns.doj.ca.gov/

If your handgun is NOT marked EXACTLY as it appears on the roster, IT IS NOT LEGAL FOR SALE IN CALIFORNIA and we will NOT transfer the gun for you. We will either send it back to the seller at your (or their) expense, turn it over to local law enforcement if you refuse to pay for return shipping, or sit on it until the “abandonment” period of 45 days expires, then we will sell it to cover expenses.

Please be aware that ANY handgun that has been modified in ANY way by a 3rd party vendor, either by changing the color, sights, trigger, slide or any other modifications, makes it non compliant prior to transfer. PLEASE make sure that you are purchasing a handgun that has NOT been modified. Just because it says Glock 17 on slide and also on the roster, does not mean that a Glock 17 that has had extensive slide modifications or customization’s prior to transfer is legal for us to transfer. It is NOT.

LONG GUNS: IF YOU ARE BUYING A SEMI-AUTOMATIC RIFLE – You must check the Calguns Semi Auto Ban (AW) Flow Chart (linked below) to determine if your gun passes the flow chart test. If there is even ONE variation to your long gun, or a feature that would make the firearm illegal in the state, DO NOT buy it. We cannot legally take possession of the firearm, and will be required to immediately turn it over to local law enforcement or ship it back to your seller. It is YOUR responsibility to confirm that the gun is California legal BEFORE YOU PURCHASE IT. We will NOT do your homework for you, nor will we re-package it and spend an hour at UPS/FED-Ex or the USPS for free to ship it back. Please refer to our return/shipping policy below for more information.      http://www.calguns.net/caawid/flowchart.pdf 


SHOTGUNS:
 You must check the Calguns Shotgun Ban Flow Chart (linked below) to determine if your shotgun passes the flow chart test. If there is even ONE variation to your shotgun, or a feature that would make the firearm illegal in the state, DO NOT buy it. We cannot legally take possession of the firearm, and will be required to immediately turn it over to local law enforcement. It is YOUR responsibility to confirm that the gun is legal BEFORE YOU PURCHASE IT. We will NOT do your homework for you, nor will we re-package it and spend an hour at UPS/FED-Ex or the USPS for free to ship it back. Please refer to our return/shipping policy below for more information.   http://www.calguns.net/caawid/sgflowchart.pdf


LARGE CAPACITY MAGAZINES (HANDGUN/LONG GUN/SHOTGUN):
 We can accept your (legal) handguns if they come with magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. We CANNOT deliver the gun to you with those magazines. Boogaloo Tactical will attempt to sell the magazines for you and compensate you 30% of the total sales price. If the magazines do not sell, you will not be compensated for the magazines. You will not be compensated for the magazines BEFORE they sell. We will do our best to sell the magazines for you, but make no guarantee that your original “high capacity” magazines will in fact sell.

All new and used firearms that come from out of state for transfer are subject to State Sales Tax which must be collected before we start the transfer process. The amount of sales tax collected, is based on the TOTAL invoice price of your firearm PLUS our “dealer fee”. Please have your seller send a copy of the sales invoice with your firearm when it is shipped to us.

Boogaloo Tactical handgun transfer fees:  $65.00 Dealer fee + State Sales Tax if/where applicable + $25.00 DROS fee .

Boogaloo Tactical rifle/shotgun transfer fees: $55.00 Dealer fee + State Sales Tax if/where applicable + $25.00 DROS fee .

Boogaloo Tactical Transfer Policies Continued:

All fees and taxes are due and payable at the beginning of the transfer process. This gives us 10 days for your check to clear during your waiting period.

ANY FIREARM left for more than 45 days will be considered abandoned and sold to cover storage fees! This is a NO EXCEPTIONS policy. We simply do not have the space to warehouse firearms for everyone. ALL storage fee’s which have accrued must be paid in cash before we release your firearm to you.

ALL firearms transferred through an FFL must be accompanied by the required “FIREARMS SHIPMENT APPROVAL” letter/number from the “California Firearms Licensee Check System” (CFLC). We cannot process the transfer without this authorization. Your seller should be clued into this, however some are not. We will do our best to help them through this process, but if they ship your firearm without this letter or authorization number, we cannot proceed until we have it.

All firearms that come to us from a NON-FFL must be preceded by a copy of the sellers VALID state issued photo I.D. IN ADVANCE. In other words, your seller needs to email us a copy of their drivers licence saved as a .PDF BEFORE THEY SEND THE FIREARM. It is YOUR responsibility to confirm that the seller is willing to do that before you engage us. We do NOT send copies of our FFL to NON-FFL’s or non-licensee’s.

All FIREARMS must have an approved lock. Most new handguns come with an acceptable (DOJ Approved) lock. You are REQUIRED by California law to provide us with a receipt for an approved lock which you purchased no sooner than 30 days prior to taking delivery if your firearm did not come with an approved lock. We typically carry approved firearms cable locks and can provide one at our cost. Firearms which require trigger locks (lever action rifles, single shot pistols, rifles and certain shotguns) will need to be provided by the customer. We do NOT stock them. Please get one for your gun BEFORE you come to start the process.

You are required to provide a “snap-cap” or “dummy round” for YOUR firearm when you come to start the process.  We do NOT have them for every caliber. We have them for most, but not all, so our policy is to require that you provide one unless you have confirmed with us that we have your caliber. This is necessary for you to be able to complete the safe handling demonstration on YOUR firearm.

Once the paperwork is started, we have done our part. If you are delayed or denied for any reason by the California DOJ or the BATFE, we will not refund any part of the dealer or DROS fees we collected from you.

RETURN SHIPPING or SHIPPING ELSEWHERE: We charge $55.00 PLUS ACTUAL SHIPPING COST to send firearms ANYWHERE, for ANY reason. If you changed your mind, and we received your firearm(s), and now you need us to ship them back to the seller, or another FFL, it will cost you $55.00 plus the actual cost of shipping, which includes any necessary packing materials. This is a time and materials charge.

Safe Affidavit: You will need to fill one out OR provide a receipt for an approved lock for YOUR firearm unless it came with one. If you are confused…PLEASE ASK US BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT.

 

Firearm Safety Certificate

If you have one, you need to bring the ORIGINAL with you.


If you do not have one, or yours is expired, you need one. We can administer the test and issue a new certificate at the time you come to start your transfer. The cost is $25.00 and the certificate is good for 5 years.

It is a good idea for you to download the study guide and prep for the test. There are quite a few questions that seem to catch everyone out. Don’t be the first person we have ever failed! You can miss 6 out of the 30 questions and still pass….. 

Here is a link to the study guide: https://oag.ca.gov/sites/all/files/agweb/pdfs/firearms/forms/hscsg.pdf