At Dark Horse Tactical, we are a Class III Firearm Dealer, and SOT Class 2 Manufacturer. SOT stands for Special Occupational Tax, and just means that we are able to be involved in manufacturing, dealing, and transferring NFA items. NFA items, also known as National Firearms Act items include: fully automatic weapons, short-barrel rifles and shotguns, and suppressors/silencers, and a selection of firearms that are classified under AOW (Any Other Weapon).
We can help you start the process to purchase or transfer any NFA item. For each NFA item that you purchase from DHT there is a $75.00 transfer fee (this covers all of the paperwork and setup costs) In addition to our fee, there is ONE of the following Tax Stamp fees:
- If you are looking to purchase an existing NFA item there is a one-time fee of $200.00 that will be paid to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF)
- If you are looking to purchase an AOW item, there is a one-time fee of $5.00 that will be paid to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF)
If you choose to do an NFA transfer by purchasing a firearm from an outside vendor that will be sent to DHT for pickup, instead of the $75.00 transfer fee with purchasing directly from DHT, the transfer fee is $150, in addition to one of the Tax Stamp fees listed above.
The process for completing an SOT/NFA transfer (which includes suppressors, machine guns, short barreled rifles and shotguns) is a fairly lengthy process. Initially, you choose the item, then pay for it. After that, we have to fill out a Form 4, and send it into the ATF. They decide if the person is allowed to have the firearm, and DHT gets a response. Responses are taking anywhere between 6-14 months to come back to us. Once you are approved, you come back to our shop and fill out a 4473 showing that we are transferring a weapon to your name.
Dark Horse Tactical is a Federal Firearms Licensee (FFL). In order to begin the transfer, we charge a $35.00 fee, which allows you to transfer up to 4 different serialized items. If you do not have a Nevada concealed weapon permit we also charge $25 for a background check.