To purchase a handgun from Mid-City Guns you must be 21 years old and possess a valid Drivers License or ID issued from the state of Wisconsin. Upon completion of all paperwork (DOJ Form and ATF Form 4473) and having paid for your handgun, the Wisconsin Department of Justice is contacted for your background check. If approved, you take your gun and go. Sometimes it takes longer. When this happens the WI DOJ has 5 working days to get back to us on your background status. At that time if you are approved we finish your paperwork and you are on your way. If Denied, you will be refunded all your money except for a $35.00 denial charge. $25.00 is our denial fee and $10.00 is for the WI DOJ form you filled out. Either way approved or denied at this time you will be given a copy of the WI DOJ form for your records. If denied you can request a document for the appeal process should you wish to do that.
Any weapon purchased out of state or online and being sent to Mid-City Guns must go through the transfer process. Each purchase must be sent with a FFL (Federal Firearms License) included with the shipment to us. In turn Mid-City Guns must send a copy of our FFL to the organization shipping the gun to us. We will need their e-mail address for this. Included with your shipment to us we request they include your name and phone number so we can notify you when it arrives at Mid-City Guns. You will then come into our store and complete the proper paperwork. Charge for the above is $50.00 for long guns (rifles & shotguns) and $60.00 for handguns.
If you are from out of state and wish to purchase a handgun from Mid-City Guns you will need the name of an FFL (Federal Firearms License) person in your home state. You purchase the handgun then go home and have them send a copy of their FFL along with your name and phone number. We would then send the handgun to them via ground UPS along with a copy of our FFL and documentation stating your name and phone number. You will be required pay them whatever transfer fee they require.
Please Note: We fully service Illinois residents. We work with local Illinois dealers to transfer inventory if needed. Contact us for specific details.
To purchase a long gun (rifle or shotgun) you are required to complete the US Department of Justice Bureau of ATF Form 4473. Upon completion of this paperwork and having paid for your firearm the FBI is contacted for your background check. If approved you will have to wait however many days is required by your state (Wisconsin has no waiting period, Illinois has a 3 day waiting period). Sometimes you can be delayed by the FBI and if this happens they will notify us when you can receive you purchase. If you are denied you will be refunded all but $25.oo of your purchase. This is our denial fee.
Mid-City Guns layaway is the total purchase price of the weapon you are purchasing, minus 20% for your down payment. You then have 60 days to pay the rest.
Example Handgun: Cost of gun 200.00, Tax on this is 11.00, DOJ paperwork 10.00.
Total cost of the handgun is 221.00 minus 20% is 44.20 which would be your down payment. Your balance would be 176.80. That is the amount you would have to pay before your background paperwork would be completed and the call in to the appropriate government body.
Example Longun: Cost of gun 200.00, Tax on this is 11.00.
Total cost of the handgun is 211.00 minus 20% is 42.20 which would be your down payment. Your balance would be 168.80. That is the amount you would have to pay before your background paperwork would be completed and the call in to the appropriate government body.