1. What fees are involved in purchasing a firearm from 1 Shot Firearms? (Does not include suppressors)

  • Firearms Transfer (Approved or Declined) - $20.00

  • 6% PA State Sales Tax if purchased from us directly. (Alleghany County 7%, Philadelphia 8%)

2. Can 1 Shot Firearms handle private firearms sale transfers or orders from other websites?

  • Yes, Firearms Transfer (Approved or Declined) - $20.00

3. What is the process of buying a firearm?

  • Purchase your firearm. If it is from another site we will need to send a copy of my FFL to that dealer.

  • The firearm will be shipped to: 1 Shot Firearms, 1081 Toll Rd., Effort, PA 18330.

  • We will contact you when the firearm is received to schedule your transfer appointment.

  • Bring your PA drivers license and $20.00 per firearm for the transfer.

  • During the appointment you will complete the necessary paperwork and have your PICS background check completed.

  • Upon passing the background check you will receive the firearm.

  • If you fail the background check you will be given a PICS Challenge Form, (SP4-197) and the firearm will be returned to the place you purchased it from.

4. Who is a Prohibited from buying a firearm? The following classes of persons are prohibited by federal law from possessing, receiving, shipping, or transporting firearms or ammunition:

  • Those convicted of crimes punishable by imprisonment for over one year, except state misdemeanors punishable by two years or less.

  • Fugitives from justice.

  • Unlawful users of certain depressant, narcotic or stimulant drugs.

  • Those adjudicated as mental defectives or incompetents, or those committed to any mental institution.

  • Illegal aliens.

  • Persons who have renounced their citizenship.

  • Those persons dishonorably discharged from the Armed Forces.

  • Persons less than 18 years of age for the purchase of a shotgun or rifle.

  • Persons less than 21 years of age for the purchase of a firearm that is other than a shotgun or rifle.

  • Persons subject to a court order that restrains such persons from harassing, stalking or threatening an intimate partner.

  • Persons convicted in any court of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.

  • Persons under indictment for a crime punishable by imprisonment for more than one year are ineligible to receive, transport or ship any firearm or ammunition.

5. What is a straw purchase?

  • A straw purchase is an illegal firearm purchase where the actual buyer of the gun, being unable to pass the required federal background check or desiring to not have his or her name associated with the transaction, uses a proxy buyer who can pass the required background check to purchase the firearm for him/her. It is highly illegal and punishable by a $250,000 fine and 10 years in prison.

6. Pricing Questions?

  • Merchandise prices and specifications are subject to change without notice. Typographic, photographic, and/or descriptive errors are subject to correction. Not all products are available in all areas due to country, state or local laws.

7. What is your return policy?

  • Firearms may not be returned due to safety considerations. All manufacturer warranties are in effect though.

8. Can I special order something?

  • Absolutely!!! Our website is still under construction with new things being added every day. If you don't see what you are looking for please complete a request form and let me know.

9. What can I do if my PICS (Pennsylvania Instant Check System) was declined and I can't buy my firearm?

  • The PICS Challenge Form, SP4-197 should be provided to all prospective firearms customers and license to carry applicants who have been denied by PICS. The dealer/sheriff/chief of police should advise the applicant that no information will be discussed by phone regarding denials. Upon receipt of a "properly executed" challenge form SP4-197, an initial written response will be mailed to the challenger within 5 business days of receipt of the challenge. Pursuant to Act 131 provisions which became effective on 10/17/2008, a final determination will be provided to the challenger within 60 days of receipt of the challenge.

10. Where can I find information about gun safety?



11. What payment methods do you accept?

  • Cash

  • Money Order