golden bear arms
Proudly helping you find the right firearms at the right price.
The gun buying process
- Find the firearm you want.
- Send us a request for a quote.
- Buy the firearm.
- Complete the Dealer Record of Sale (DROS) Paperwork.
- Pick up your Firearm!
Spend some time searching the internet and local gun shops figuring out what kind of firearm you want. Consider specific details like manufacturer and model (name or number), as well as caliber, barrel length, finish, sights, and any other specification you'd like.
Email us at email@example.com and let us know what you want. We'll get back to you with the absolute lowest price we can find.
There are two ways we can accomplish this.
Buy the gun from us: We'll order the firearm from one of our distributors, and you can buy it directly from us. This saves you from having to pay any transfer fees, but we will have to charge sales tax. At this time, we require payment in full before we are able to order any firearms.
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Buy the gun online: Buy the firearm from an online source and have it shipped to us for tranfser. The seller will need our FFL information, so we'll need their contact information. Send us an email with the seller's name, e-mail address, fax number and the transaction number of your purchase and we'll take it from there. Please note that this option requires us to collect CA sales tax if it is not already charged by the vendor you choose.
Both the CA DOJ and the ATF require a background check followed by a CA DOJ required 10-day waiting period (10 24-hour periods starting at the time the DROS is submitted). This process must be started by an in-person meeting during an appointment we'll set up as soon as we've received your firearm.
Transfer and DROS fees are non-refundable. It is your responsibility to make sure you can pass the background check. If you're unsure about the background check, the DOJ has a Personal Firearms Eligibility Check you can fill out and submit.
After the 10-day waiting period is over, you're ready to come pick up your new gun! All firearms must be picked up within 30 days of DROS submittal, or the DROS will expire and the DROS process must be started again.
Legal Requirements for purchasing a firearm
- All guns:
- Valid CA Driver License or ID Card
- Long Guns (Rifles and Shotguns)
- You must be over the age of 18.
- You must be over the age of 21 to purchase lower receivers.
- You must be over the age of 21.
- Valid Handgun Safety Certificate or Proof of Exemption
- Proof of Residency
- Utility bill from within the past three months.
- Residential lease
- Property deed
- Current, government-issued license, permit or registration
- CA DOJ resources
Please note that per CA DOJ regulations we can not accept expired Driver Licenses or ID Cards even with an extension from the DMV.
The CA DOJ requires a secondary proof of residency document when buying a handgun. The following documents are acceptable when they include the individual's name and current address:
(Other than a CA Driver License or CA ID Card. Must also have a specified expiration date or period of validity)