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Purchasing Firearms on the Internet

General Information

By Federal law, firearms purchased from a dealer must be delivered to individuals through a Federal Firearm Licensee (FFL).


To purchase a firearm from Cattail Run LLC

For purchasers in Iowa that wish to pick up their purchase at Cattail Run LLC in Nevada, IA:

  1. Add the firearm to your cart and checkout.
  2. Select the local pickup option (only available to those with Iowa ship to addresses).
  3. Contact us within 5 business days to arrange a time to fill out the paperwork and pick up your firearm.
  4. If you do not contact us within 5 business days of placing your order, your order will be canceled.
  5. There is no fee to transfer a firearm when you purchase and pick up the firearm from Cattail Run LLC.

For other internet purchasers:

  1. Find a local FFL willing to receive your shipment and execute the transfer. Most gun shops will do this for a fee. The fee will vary. Shop around for the best price.
  2. Add the firearm to your cart and check out. It is the customer's responsibility to only purchase items legal in your state and/or municipality. If you are not sure, discuss the matter with your local FFL before ordering. Firearms returned due to the inability to transfer to the purchaser will incur a 20% restocking fee.
  3. Your selected FFL must e-mail a copy of their FFL to sales@cattailrunllc.com. Include a copy of the order or at least the order number so we can match the FFL to the shipment.
  4. Once the FFL information is received, your firearm will be shipped to the FFL.
  5. Your FFL will receive the firearm and will arrange delivery with you.
  6. Be sure to thoroughly inspect the firearm. Once it is transferred to you, it cannot be returned to Cattail Run LLC. Warranty or defect claims must then be addressed with the manufacturer.
  7. If you do not supply FFL information within 5 business days of placing your order, your order will be canceled.

Cattail Run LLC is happy to receive your firearm shipment and execute a transfer for Iowa residents.
  1. Fee to transfer a firearm purchased from another retailer is $20.00 for the first firearm per form 4473 and $5.00 for each additional firearm per form 4473.
  2. Check for Cattail Run LLC in the FFL list upon checkout.
  3. If our FFL is not on record with your retailer, we will provide it to them. contact us and let us know where to send our information or forward your order information to sales@cattailrunllc.com with an explanation.
  4. We will contact you when we are ready to transfer the firearm to you. This will be 1-2 business days after delivery to us. Transfers are by appointment only, but we are flexible and accommodating.
  5. By Federal law, you will be required to complete an ATF form 4473 on the premises of Cattail Run LLC. We are in Nevada, IA.


Terms and Conditions for Firearm Purchases

  1. Be sure to thoroughly inspect the firearm. Once it is transferred to you, it cannot be returned to Cattail Run LLC. Warranty or defect claims must then be addressed with the manufacturer.
  2. If Cattail Run LLC is executing a transfer to you of a firearm purchased from another retailer:
    • We will contact you when we are ready to transfer the firearm to you. This will often be 1-2 business days after delivery to us.
    • If we are unable to transfer the firearm(s) to you due to lack of contact or positive action on your part, a storage fee of $10.00 (ten dollars) per week will begin to accrue for each firearm in your name after 30 days of the date we receive the firearm.
    • Once the accrued storage fee equals 50% of the value of the firearm, it will be sold to cover the storage cost. The storage cost will be deducted from the sale price and the difference will be returned to the buyer.
  3. In the event the FBI National Instant Check System (NICS) denies the transfer the buyer may:
    • File an appeal with the FBI. Cattail Run LLC will hold the firearm without a storage fee until there is a response on the appeal if the appeal was filed within 14 days of the denial.
    • Buyer may arrange to return the firearm to the seller. Cattail Run LLC is happy to help return the firearm in this case. Buyer is responsible for all shipping and handling charges.
    • Buyer may consign the firearm to be sold by Cattail Run LLC.


By purchasing firearms from us or sending your firearm order to us, you agree to these terms and conditions. Contact us if you have any questions or concerns.