Ad Astra Arms -- Helping you shoot for the stars!

Wuhan virus (COVID-19 Notice

Please do not come for a transfer if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms

  • nasal congestion
  • sore throat
  • achiness
  • fever (>100.4F)
  • cough
  • shortness of breath

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, self-isolate and call your Primary Care Provider (PCP) or other health care clinician for guidance.

We will store your firearm free of charge until the emergency passes and you are healthy.


By law, all transfers must occur on premises. We will be conducting transfers on the premises in the driveway.

We've long been doing this for clients with physical handicaps, so it is not something that novel for us, and works fine. The major changes you will notice:

  • Upon arrival, park in the driveway. If we aren't out in a minute, call us at 999-1446.
  • We will come out with the paperwork, and begin the transfer. The basic process will be the same, just everything will be conducted in the driveway.
  • Upon a "Proceed" determination from the FBI NICS section, we will bring out the firearm for the final serial number check.
  • The process takes a bit longer, so we will be scheduling people a bit further apart.

Specializing in the new and economically-minded shooter

We are a small, veteran-owned, home-based, business, providing firearms transfer and other services. We particularly desire to aid people new to firearms, hobbyists, and the "economically-minded". Not much in the way of frills, but a lot in value.

Transfers and Internet Purchases

By federal law, any interstate transfer of a firearm must be done through a Federal Firearms Licensee (FFL). This applies to internet and catalog purchases, private purchases, and even gifts from family members. See the Transfers tab on the menu or click here.

We also do background checks for face-to-face private sales.

Training opportunities

We are a husband and wife team certified to teach basic pistol instruction. This is a class designed to help you become a safe and competent handgun shooter. Call (505.999.1446) or email (info[AT] — replace the [AT] with the @ symbol) to arrange for a special class.

Other services

We also do special orders of firearms and ammunition, as well as shipping firearms out of state. Please contact us at for more information. Email is info[AT] — replace the [AT] with the @ symbol. Our phone number is (505) 999-1446.

Hours; by appointment. We do most of our transfers in the late afternoon (5PM to 7PM); most of the rest are on the weekend.

If there are any other questions, please ask.

Last edited 2 June 2019.