PURCHASING from us
Yes, it is legal to purchase a firearm through us! All pistols/handguns purchased by a customer who lives outside the state of Ohio (where we are located) must be transferred to a licensed dealer/FFL local to you. Since each state has their own laws and regulations for firearms, all handguns and pistols must be legally processed in the state you live.
The person purchasing the firearm and whose name is on the transfer paperwork is the only authorized person to pick up that firearm and complete the legal paperwork necessary. There is no exception to this rule.
You will be required to submit a 4473 (the legal application that will be provided by your local dealer) prior to any firearm being released to your possession. You will also be required to submit and pass a background check (unless you provide a government-issued license that legally dismisses the requirement of a background check).
Please check with your state and local laws PRIOR to purchasing a firearm! We cannot be responsible for making sure you follow state and local laws in regards to what you are/are not allowed to own. The dealer/FFL we transfer the firearm has the right to refuse the transfer of the firearm. A restocking/processing fee will apply should a firearm need to be transferred back to us for reasons of this nature.
Shipping a Firearm you already own to us for customization.
Yes, it is legal to send your firearm to us to be customized - since we are a licensed manufacturer.
HOW TO SEND US YOUR ENTIRE FIREARM:
1. The easiest way to ship a firearm is USPS. Yes, it IS legal to send your firearm to us to customize since we are a licensed firearms manufacturer. If you already own the firearm, this does not require an FFL transfer. Please keep in mind we can only return mail it to the EXACT PERSON & ADDRESS that sent it to us. It can not be shipped to someone else. USPS Flat Rate shipping already includes tracking, but please insure the box for the full value of your firearm. Place the firearm in the shipping box and SEAL the box BEFORE entering the post office.
2. Please DO NOT mark on the outside of the box that it contains a firearm.
3. DO NOT SHIP ANY AMMUNITION IN THE BOX WITH YOUR FIREARM. MAKE CERTAIN YOUR FIREARM IS CLEARED OF ALL AMMUNITION PRIOR TO SHIPPING.
4. Mail your firearm to :
Hesseling and Sons
Attn: Custom Dept
2818 Elida Road Ste A
Lima, Ohio 45805
5. INSURE your shipping AND add TRACKING to it.
6. Inside the box include:
-Your Phone Number
-Your Customization (Example: "Rose Gold Glitter Slide, Rose Gold Frame, Rose Gold Cerakote Mag Plates") - If you built a design on our Customization tool, feel free to include/email the screenshot!
*If we have questions on the customization we are to do, we will call you prior to work being started.
****Even if you're only having us customize your slide, we require the entire firearm so our expert gunsmiths can ensure proper fit and function.
NOT COMFORTABLE SHIPPING VIA REGULAR MAIL?
That's okay! The other option available is to transfer the firearm to us using a dealer/FFL local to you. They may charge a small fee for this service, but it adds some extra insurance the firearm gets to us, and returned to you, in the proper manner.
*Keep in mind that some states (such as California, Maryland, New York, New Jersey) have certain restrictions on the firearms you may own. Please check with your local laws prior to making your purchase.