Checkmate Guns Firearm Transfer Service
I found a gun online and I want Checkmate to receive it on my behalf.
Checkmate Guns will receive firearms from other FFL holders as well as civilians, and conduct the firearm transfer to you for $20. This fee includes the background check.
Buying from On-Line Auctions: GUNSAMERICA, GUNBROKER, GUN AUCTION, etc.
If you win an auction or are making an on-line gun purchase, you should make arrangements to pay the seller and complete the form below to initiate the transfer:
Omission of any of these may delay the transaction. Please include all items even if you have used Checkmate Guns previously in order to expedite the transfer.
Checkmate Guns will submit our FFL to the seller and they will ship the firearm to us after you pay them. We do not need tracking numbers, delivery predictions, or shipping updates. A representative from Checkmate Guns will call you when your gun arrives. You can then pick it up at our location, paying only $20 cash or check. Sorry, we no longer take credit cards. You must have a Florida Drivers License. The required three-day wait time for all firearms begins when the gun is ordered so usually no further wait time is required. See our policies page for more info.
Appointments available 7 days a week.
Email is preferred over phone calls and text. Please include your name and phone number on your email even if you have used CheckmateGuns previously in order to expedite service.
Buying from On-line Dealers:
I recommend BUDSGUNSHOP. CHEAPER THAN DIRT, GUNS AMERICA, CDNN Sports. There are plenty of other online firearm dealers as well. If they do not currently have my my FFL, I can supply it to them after you make your purchase, just use the form above to let me know who needs a copy of my FFL.
Many sellers already have my license on file. If you buy a firearm from them, you can choose me as the FFL holder to receive the firearm. If they do not have my information on file, I can provide it to them after you complete the form above.
For pricing, ordering, or any other questions, please use the contact form located on this site or email me.
Checkmate Guns will not ship to foreign countries or states which behave like foreign countries. At present those states are: Connecticut, Maryland, California, Hawaii, Massachusetts, New York and I am most sad to say my old adopted home state, Colorado has now made the list as well. Sorry, but these states cannot receive any firearms from Checkmate Guns due to convoluted, contradictive, and confusing gun laws in those states.
If you purchase a firearm on line from somewhere in the USA, Checkmate Guns can receive the firearm for you and complete the transaction.
As a Florida resident you may pick up handguns directly from Checkmate Guns by appointment only. Non Florida residents may take delivery of long guns only.
If no contact/arrangements have been made for your firearm after 90 days we reserve the right to resell the firearm. If you will be out of town and need me to hold on to an item/items, I do not have a problem with that, but arrangements must be made.
Shipping A Pistol
If you need to ship a pistol, Checkmate Guns can save you a few bucks. The cheapest way to ship a firearm is through the US Postal Service. Only FFL holders are allowed to use that service. Everyone else has to use FedEx or UPS and they make you ship pistols OVERNIGHT at a very high rate. Checkmate Guns charges $45 to ship your pistol in the USA. This includes insurance up to a point. If it is a very expensive gun, your rate may be higher as the post office adds on insurance fees. Checkmate Guns can not save you any money on rifle shipping. BUT, if you pack it up and have on your person a copy of the recipients FFL, the FedEx on Mercantile is super gun friendly as they don't guess or make up the rules. They actually know what they are doing and will ship long guns for you without issue.
Sorry, but Checkmate Guns does not ship to California, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, Colorado or any other communist state. Checkmate Guns cannot ship a firearm to anyone who does not hold a Federal Firearms License (FFL). You can find a gun dealer in your area, Checkmate Guns can ship directly to that dealer who will charge you a fee to receive the firearm and complete the transaction. Checkmate Guns will require proof of an FFL prior to shipping.
Holy smokes, my background check did not pass and I cannot take my firearm!
If you tried to hide something from your past and it did not work, you will fail the background check and you need to make arrangements to ship the gun back to the seller. Be advised, the $20 you spent on the background check to Checkmate Guns was just for that...the background check. Pass or fail, you did not pay to get the firearm, you paid for the background check. On the other hand, if you think you have a nice clean background and the failed status is in error, then you need to go to and start working to correct this error. The forms you use are on this site.
I will hold your gun until you get it worked out.
We may disclose your personal information if we are required by law to do so.
To protect your personal information, we take reasonable precautions and follow industry best practices to make sure it is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed.
Legal stuff I am required to put on this site-
Firearms can cause harm. Contact a law enforcement agency or seek legal guidance from an attorney in your area prior to purchasing any firearm from Checkmate Guns, LLC if you are unsure of the legalities in your area. You should also read and understand all federal, state, and local laws regarding the purchase and ownership of firearms as Checkmate Guns sells only in full compliance with Federal, State and Local Law. By acceptance of the merchandise, you concede and agree that Checkmate Guns, LLC shall have no liability to the customer, or any other person whatsoever for any claim, loss, damage or expense arising from handling, use, display, or storage of any firearm. Federal law requires that-
You are the actual buyer of the firearm and not purchasing for someone else.
You are at-least twenty-one (21) years or older to purchase a handgun and eighteen (18) years or older to purchase all other firearms.
You must not be under indictment in any court for a felony or any other crime which would imprison you for more than a year.
You are not a convicted felon.
You are not a fugitive from justice.
You are not an unlawful user of or addicted to marijuana or any depressant, stimulant, or narcotic drug or any other controlled substance.
You have not been adjudicated mentally defective or have been committed to a mental institution.
You have not been discharged from the armed forces under dishonorable conditions.
You are not subject to a court order restraining you from harassing, stalking, or threatening your child or an intimate partner or child of such partner.
You have never been convicted in any court of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.
You have never renounced your United States citizenship.
You are not an alien illegally in the United States.
You are not a nonimmigrant alien.
Checkmate Guns requirements:
You must have a valid State of Florida license (or be able to prove residency in this state) to purchase or receive a handgun.
You must be in compliance with all federal, state, and local laws in regards to firearm ownership.