How to buy a gun online. Legally, of course.

To buy a gun online, there basically three simple steps:

1) Find the gun you want to buy at our online store, add it to your cart along with any accessories and etc. you may want and then proceed to checkout.

2) During checkout under ‘1. Select your shipping preference:’ You have two options:

A) Choose ‘Ship this order’ if you want the gun shipped to your FFL dealer. A window will pop-up and you will enter your FFL transfer dealers information. (We cannot ship a gun directly to you; we must ship to the local FFL dealer of your choice. Any legitimate gun store or gun dealer has an FFL license; pawn shops may also have one.)

B) Choose ‘In-store Pickup’ if you reside in Michigan and want to pick it up in person at our store.

3) Once your gun arrives at your FFL dealer go and process the transfer and take it home. If you are picking it up locally, in Michigan, at our shop, we will let you know when your order is ready to be picked up.

If you are not familiar with online gun buying here is how to arrange a shipment and transfer:

1) Find a licensed FFL transfer dealer in your area. Ask around or you can click HERE for an FFL dealer search site.

2) Contact the dealer and let them know you would like to receive a firearm for transfer from Red Circle Tactical. Be sure to ask about their FFL transfer fee.

3) If you agree to their fee, arrange the transfer with your FFL dealer. (We do not arrange the transfer for you) .

4) Provide your dealer with our mailing address or email address so they can send a copy of their FFL to us.

5) Please be sure to contact us and let us know these details and we will also send you our form that you need to complete.

To Speed Up Your Order:
Please include your name and order number on any correspondence you or your FFL send us.

Be sure to inspect the firearm to be sure it is the item you ordered. If there are any concerns, do not let the dealer transfer it to you. Have them wait and you should contact us right away. Once it is transferred to you it is then considered a used firearm and we cannot help and have to refer you to the manufacturer for repair or replacement.

Click here to start shopping and buy a gun online.

Here is the link to locate a licensed FFL transfer dealer near you.

Medical/ Recreational Marijuana Use As Related to Gun Ownership

As you likely aware, several states have legalized the use of recreational marijuana and many more have legalized the use of medical marijuana.

I am not going to discuss that topic specifically, but instead its impact on firearm and ammunition ownership.

Marijuana is still considered a controlled substance at the Federal level. Because of this simple fact, any user of recreational or medical marijuana cannot own a firearm or ammunition.

The ATF has written an open letter to FFL license holders on this topic. Please visit their site and read the entire letter. It can be viewed here:

I have taken the main points from the letter and shared them here.

Here is the Federal law:

‘Federal law, 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(3), prohibits any person who is an “‘unlawful user of or addicted to any controlled substance (as defined in section  102 of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 802))” from shipping, transporting, receiving or possessing  firearms or ammunition.   Marijuana is listed in the Controlled Substances Act as a Schedule I controlled substance, and there are no exceptions in Federal law for marijuana purportedly used for medicinal purposes, even if such use is sanctioned by State law. ‘

‘Federal law, 18 U.S.C. § 922(d)(3), makes it unlawful for any person to sell or otherwise dispose of any firearm or ammunition to any person knowing or having reasonable cause to believe that such person is an unlawful user of or addicted to a controlled substance. As provided by 27 C.F.R. § 478.11, ”an inference of current use may be drawn from evidence of a recent use or possession of a controlled substance or a pattern of use or possession that reasonably covers the present time.” ‘

The ATF letter goes on to state:

‘Therefore, any person who uses or is addicted to marijuana, regardless of whether his or her State has passed legislation authorizing marijuana use for medicinal purposes, is an unlawful user of or addicted to a controlled substance, and is prohibited by Federal law from possessing firearms or ammunition.’


I wanted to make a quick mention of this information because I don’t believe this is common knowledge. I am also unaware if any of the states that have legalized the use of marijuana are alerting those who apply for a medical use card or who are engaging in recreational use that they are basically giving up their rights to gun and ammo ownership by doing so.

Please keep in mind I am not offering any legal advice and this is a very simple presentation of this information. If you have any specific questions I would suggest calling your local BATFE branch, your state and local entities that administering these programs and/or your legal counsel.

Ruger Announces SR-556 Takedown AR Platform Rifle

Ruger Redefines the AR Platform with the SR-556 Takedown

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE-RGR) is pleased to introduce the new Ruger® SR-556® Takedown autoloading rifle, an innovative twist on an already innovative rifle. Compact and easy to maintain, the SR-556 Takedown sets a new standard for the modern sporting rifle.

Like the popular Ruger 10/22 Takedown®, the SR-556 Takedown was designed with ease of use in mind. The barrel is removed from the upper receiver by simply moving the slider bar towards the breech, rotating the barrel and pulling it free – no tools required. Installation is simpler yet – just slide the barrel into the upper and twist until it locks. The takedown mechanism provides a repeatable point of impact and employs a patent-pending, chrome-plated, two-stage piston driven operating system for a cleaner, cooler running, reliable firearm that is truly state-of-the-art.

“We are excited to bring the portability and ease of storage that we introduced with the 10/22 Takedown to a modern sporting rifle” noted Mike Fifer, CEO. “The SR-556 Takedown has all the reliability of the original two-stage piston SR-556 and adds new and innovative features for MSR shooters.”

The removable 16.1″, chrome-lined, cold hammer-forged Mil-Spec 41V45 chrome-moly-vanadium steel barrel is chambered in 5.56 NATO. The headspace is set at the factory so no adjustment is necessary. The barrel assembly includes an elevation & windage adjustable flip-up front sight so that the zero stays with the barrel. The SR-556 Takedown also sports the shorter Ruger flash hider on the ½”-28 threaded muzzle.

MSR shooters that desire a larger cartridge will be excited to find that a replaceable barrel kit chambered in 300 AAC Blackout is available on The cold hammer-forged 300 AAC Blackout barrel is 16.1″ long, has a 1:7″ twist, and is capped by a 5/8″-24 threaded muzzle fitted with a Ruger flash hider. This range-ready barrel’s headspace is set at the factory and comes complete with a metal flip-up elevation & windage adjustable front sight and two, 30-round metal magazines marked with “300 AAC BLACKOUT” to ensure easy differentiation.

The SR-556 Takedown maintains the best-of-class elements of the SR-556 and comes standard with a host of accessories that todays shooters demand. The quad rail handguard provides ample mounting area for accessories and provides a stiff and secure mount for the takedown mechanism. The slider bar for removing the barrel is located on the bottom rail under the gas block and is out of the way of accessories. The upper receiver is complete with dust cover, forward assist, and metal flip-up windage adjustable rear sight. All aluminum parts are hardcoat anodized.

The Ruger Elite 452™ two-stage trigger is installed in the standard mil-spec pattern lower receiver. At 7 pounds 10 ounces, the SR-556 Takedown handles easily with Magpul’s MOE grip and MOE SL stock on a mil-spec buffer tube. MSRP $2049.00.

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