If you would like to purchase guns and ammunition, you must first have a valid California ID or Driver License. Double check the spelling of your LEGAL NAME, and the address to make sure it is correct. If the ID/DL says "FEDERAL LIMITS APPLY" *, you must bring in your US Birth Certificate or Passport proving that you are a United States citizen, or other legal documents proving that you are a non-citizen legally present in the US. You may not purchase a firearm if you are not legally in the USA. *For name changes due to marriage or divorce, your marriage license and/or dissolution of marriage paperwork may be needed if you have a "Federal Limits Apply" ID with your previous married/unmarried name. To avoid these complications, get your Real ID (details & link are at the bottom of the page).
*FSC or HUNTING LICENSE, CCW, LAW ENFORCEMENT & DOD CREDENTIALS*
To purchase a firearm, the CA DOJ requires individuals over the age of 21 to have a Firearm Safety Certificate, unless you are exempt law enforcement (Dept. ID required), active military (Valid DOD ID & orders required), or in possession of a valid California CCW. For persons aged 18-20, the hunting license is required for, and limited to long gun purchases. The FSC Test can be taken in-store for $25, Tuesday through Saturday 10AM-5:30PM. Non-citezens are also required to present a valid California Hunting License for all firearm purchases.
*PROOF OF RESIDENCE*
In the event that you'r ID doesn't show your current address or you are purchasing a handgun, you will need to provide an additional proof of your residence. Again, that proof must show your legal first and last name with current address. We would prefer your current CA DMV vehicle registration, Annual CA Hunting License, or PG&E / City Utility / Cable or Internet Bill. If you use one of those bills, ensure that it is not more than 90 days old as of the submission of your background. We will NOT accept bills for cellular service, pay stubs, bank account, credit or financial statements, insurance cards, or medical bills.
STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?
If we didn't cover something, or if you still have questions about any of these requirements, please reach out to us or visit the CA DOJ FAQ's link at the bottom of this page. We're happy to answer your questions here in the store, by email Joe@CentralValleyGuns.com, or by phone (559)891-8371.
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As of July 1, 2019, California has implemented a background check system for purchasing ammunition. You have the opportunity to add ammo to a firearm background when it is being delivered to you, or you can submit an instant background check (for $1.00) if you have already purchased a firearm in California, after 2014 with your current address and personal information. The alternative to the instant background is a $19.00 "Basic" background, which may take an undisclosed amount of time for the CA DOJ to complete, EVERY TIME YOU WISH TO PURCHASE AMMO.
If you have moved, or changed your personal information (Example: Name change due to marriage or divorce) since your last firearm acquisition, you must update the CA DOJ with the corrected info before you can successfully run another instant background check. You can do so by purchasing a new firearm, or visit the California Firearms Application Reporting System (CFARS link below). Create a login, and locate "Automated Firearms System (AFS) Personal Information Update". Click on that link and follow the prompts until finished. Make sure to "push" or process the cart located on the right side of the screen to submit the new info. *This may take a number of days or even weeks for the CADOJ to update, so you will need to log in periodically to see when it is processed.
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