Firearms Pro Shop » How to Buy

Purchasing a firearm is relatively easy to do, whether it is your first firearm or not. No state permit or license is required in the state of Ohio, since there is no firearm registration in this state. Ohio also does not have waiting periods on firearm purchases.

Once you've decided which firearm(s) you'd like to buy, the rest of the process takes only about 15 minutes.

To purchase a handgun at Black Wing Shooting Center:

  • You must be 21 years of age or older
  • You must fill out a Form 4473 to be used for your instant background check.
  • You must show your driver's license or state I.D. with current address on either form of identification
  • Anyone who is 21 or older and a resident of Ohio may purchase a handgun in the state of Ohio and take possession of it once the background check is passed.
  • Anyone who is 21 or older and not a resident of Ohio may purchase a handgun in this state; however, you may not take possession of the handgun here. The handgun must be shipped to an FFL holder (Federal Firearm License) in your state of residence.

To purchase a rifle or shotgun at Black Wing Shooting Center:

  • You must be 18 years of age or older
  • You must fill out a Form 4473 to be used for your instant background check.
  • You must show your driver's license or state I.D. with current address on either form of identification
  • Anyone who is 18 or older and a resident of Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Pennsylvania or West Virginia may purchase a long gun in the state of Ohio and take possession of it, once the background check is passed.
  • Anyone who is 18 or older and not a resident of Ohio may purchase a rifle or shotgun in this state; however, you may not take possession of the long gun here. The long gun must be shipped to an FFL holder (Federal Firearm License) in your state of residence.
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