FAQs

Below are a few common questions grouped by category.

NFA

If you can legally own a firearm, and if you complete some extra paperwork, you can own a silencer.

Those names refer to firearms or firearm accessories that require a tax stamp. The National Firearms Act of 1934 (NFA) placed taxation and registration requirements on certain classes of firearms. These are referred to as Title II firearms. A dealer in these items pays a Class 3 tax stamp.

Nope! You do not need a license, just a tax stamp.  Here is a summary of the process to acquire one, but please talk to our NFA specialists for more details.

  1. Research and buy: First, select the NFA product you want.  Please research the options and run your selection by an NFA specialist before you make your purchase.  That will alert you to any additional products required for your project, such as adapters or smith work.
  2. Begin paperwork: Though you can apply for a tax stamp as an individual, many NFA clients prefer to open a free SilencerShop account, form a trust, and apply under the trust name.  There are two common ways to execute a trust. 
  3. Trust: Decide, if you form a trust, which kind of trust you wish to execute.
    • Single ShotUsing our in-store SilencerShop kiosk, you can pay a one-time fee for a "single shot" trust, which allows you to apply for a tax stamp for only one NFA item.  Any additional NFA items will require another Single Shot trust.
    • Traditional - You may also form a traditional trust. This allows you to purchase multiple NFA items without having to form additional trusts.  Attorney Dean Phillips works with most of our NFA clients. Upon receiving payment, he will send you a trust that must be signed and notarized. Contact [email protected] if you would prefer this course of action.  The GAFL staff gently recommends this option, as it will eliminate the need to pay for any NFA trusts in the future.
  4. Kiosk: Once you upload a signed, executed trust to your SilencerShop account, use the SilencerShop app to upload your photo and our SilencerShop kiosk to enter your fingerprints along with any remaining information required by the application. If multiple people are on your trust, they will have to submit their fingerprints too.
  5. Tax Stamp Fee: Submit a payment via SilencerShop app for a tax stamp. If you'd like, GAFL can accept payment and submit it on your behalf.
  6. And now... We wait. Wait times for paper applications vary from as little as six months to as many as twelve. It's rumored that the new eForm 4 applications will take 8 to 14 weeks.  During the wait period, you are welcome to use your suppressor or short-barreled rifle in our indoor range, though it cannot leave the building. Simply ask an employee for your item, hand your drivers license to the employee, and you will trade them back before you leave.

Most commonly, silencers, rifles with barrels shorter than 16 inches, shotguns with barrels shorter than 18 inches, select-fire firearms manufactured before 1986, and a category known as "any other weapon" which applies to unusual items.

$200. First-time NFA buyers may also choose to form a trust, which typically incurs a one-time fee of between $100 and $150 for a traditional trust or a per-item Single Shot trust fee of between $25 and $40.



Store

You can buy a gun online at GA Firing Line. Once you select your product and submit your payment in the online store, our staff will set aside your purchase. When you arrive at our store in person, we will fill out the necessary paperwork together and transfer the firearm to you legally. We ask you to pick up your purchase within 30 days.

If you order from a location that’s too far away for local pickup, we will happily ship it to an FFL (Federal Firearms License holder) nearer to you. Simply provide us with the FFL information, we will ship it there, and upon receipt they will transfer the item to you in person after completing the same paperwork you would have completed with us in a local pickup. It’s a common misconception that firearms can be shipped directly to buyers. WE WILL NEVER SHIP A FIREARM TO YOUR HOME ADDRESS.

Shipments of new inventory are uploaded to our website daily. If you are struggling to find a product online, try searching the UPC or the Product Code instead of the brand and model at shop.gafiringline.com. The search results will show you the quantity on hand. Some of our used firearm inventory is available only in store.

Though we will gladly share select product information over the phone, we cannot set aside any inventory without a deposit. If we are out of a product you'd like to purchase, you can still find the product on our website and sign up for the “alert” notification when the product is back in stock.

  • Sales Floor
    • Monday - Saturday: 10am-8pm
    • Sundays: 12pm-6pm
  • Range hours, walk-in
    • Monday 10am-5pm (6:30pm rifle match)
    • Tuesday 10am-8pm (.22 league 6pm-8pm)
    • Wednesday 10am-8pm (Ladies night 6pm-8pm)
    • Thursday 10am-5pm (pistol match 7pm)
    • Friday 10am - 8pm
    • Saturday 10am-8pm
    • Sunday 12pm - 6pm

If you do not have a GA Concealed Carry permit, you must store your firearm in your home or anywhere in your vehicle. Laws vary from state to state regarding firearm storage, so research the laws for your state of residence. Store it securely in a safe or locked case such that Meta/HTML Title Meta Desc Meta Tag Edit Entry you are the only one with access to it. If you have a GA Concealed Carry permit, you may conceal carry your firearm in public places, though government buildings, sporting events, and select other establishments will not allow this. Additionally, owners of private property have the right to restrict weapons carry on their property.

Firearms come with a lock to secure them. However, this lock's effectiveness is limited. Many responsible GAFL clients store their firearms in a safe or a locked case. Several secure and quick-access options exist for bedside tables, drawers, shelves, and even inconspicuous places where firearm storage is plausible.



Indoor Range

GA Firing Line reserves the right to ask any shooter with unsafe practices to leave.  Read these rules carefully, as they are crucial and non-negotiable.

Safe Practices

  • Keep your finger OFF the trigger until your sights are on your target and you have made the decision to shoot.
  • Always keep firearms pointed downrange.
  • Never handle a firearm behind another shooter.
  • No guns in hand while entering or exiting the range.  Buckets are available behind the range counter for you to use at no charge.  Please return them afterward.
  • Be sure of your target.  Do not shoot the walls, the carriers, the floor, the ceiling, the cables, or anything other than your paper target in front of the rubber backstop.  Remember, the bullet keeps traveling after it hits the paper!  Infrastrucure damage may incur fines.
  • Bags and cases must be in the lane with you, not by the walls or windows.  Tripping hazards are not tolerated.
  • If your firearm malfunctions and you do not know what to do, leave your firearm pointed downrange on the counter in your lane and immediately ask for an employee's help.
  • No food, drink, or tobacco products in the range.

 

Admittance

  • If you are pregnant or are trying to become pregnant, you may not enter the range.  This is for your safety and the safety of your child.
  • No children under 12 may be admitted.  Minors aged 12-17 must be accompanied by a parent or a legal guardian and must wear double hearing protection (earplugs and earmuffs).

No child under 12 may enter the range.  Minors 12-17 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and must wear double hearing protection (earplugs and earmuffs).

Range hours, walk-in

  • Monday 10am-5pm (6:30 rifle match)
  • Tuesday 10am-8pm (.22 league 6pm-8pm)
  • Wednesday 10am-8pm (Ladies night 6pm-8pm)
  • Thursday 10am-5pm (pistol match 7pm)
  • Friday 10am-8pm
  • Saturday 10am-8pm
  • Sunday 12pm-6pm

Yes, an employee will give you a "new shooter briefing" which covers safety and shooting basics.  This usually takes ten to twenty minutes.

No, but the required earplugs and protective eye wear can be purchased for under $6 total.



Gunsmithing

  • Gunsmith Hours
    • Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm
    • Sunday 12pm-5pm

Not at all. Our smiths will do a slide cut accurate to within 1/1000th of an inch and install an optic on your pistol of choice. Please consult our smiths before you buy, as not all optics fit all pistols.  *The More You Know* meme.

No. Converting a semi-automatic firearm into a fully automatic firearm is a felony.  If you are interested in high rates of fire in a rifle, consider upgrading to a Timney or Geissele trigger.  There are many effective, crisp aftermarket triggers.  There are videos where professionals using single-stage precision triggers outrun machine guns in side by side competitions.

If a task is simple and we have advanced notice, we may be able to complete your project while you wait.  For more complicated projects or repairs, plan on leaving your firearm with us.  Wait times vary, but our smiths will give you an approximation when you visit them.

Yes, you can ship your firearm to the GAFL gunsmiths.  Once we complete the work, we will ship it back to you.  We recommend insuring the contents of your shipment in full.