Out with my wife and her new gun

Had great fun today out with my wife at the range with her new Sig P365XL. After renting and shooting many handguns the Sig won so I ordered it for her and surprised her with it today. Picture is his and hers carrys. Mine is the M&P Shield 2.0 9mm.


Life is sooo much better when She shoots too. :+1:


All I hear are horror stories of people trying to buy a firearm or ammo these days. Glad to know some are getting new homes.


Nice pieces of hardware and congratulations on your new toy.

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There are lots of guns on our local base. Ammo is short but there is some.

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Are you legally allowed to buy a firearm for someone else where you live? Do you have to legally transfer or gift it to her?

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Both very nice guns

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On the NICS background check form there is a question asking if you are the actual purchaser. In the explanation for the question at the back of the form it states you are the actual purchaser for the purposes of the form if the firearm is a bona fide gift. To be a bona fide gift no money, goods or services may have changed hands in exchange for the purchase. So in the case of my wife we are good federally.

As to Minnesota where we live she does not require anything to be gifted or to make a private transaction for a firearm so long as buyer and seller know there is no legal issue that would normally block such transfer. I know her well as she is my wife…no felonies here. As an added plus she does have MN permit to transfer/purchase which means she has all she needs to purchase from an FFL and supports my belief that there is nothing blocking her from receiving a handgun.

So we are good with the fed and state. Hope that all made sense.

Edited to include instructions from NICS form:

Question 21.a. Actual Transferee/Buyer: For purposes of this form, a person is the actual transferee/buyer if he/she is purchasing the firearm for him/herself or otherwise acquiring the firearm for him/herself. (e.g., redeeming the firearm from pawn, retrieving it from consignment, firearm raffle winner). A person is also the actual transferee/buyer if he/she is legitimately purchasing the firearm as a bona fide gift for a third party. A gift is not bona fide if another person offered or gave the person completing this form money, service(s), or item(s) of value to acquire the firearm for him/her, or if the other person is prohibited by law from receiving or possessing the firearm.
EXAMPLES: Mr. Smith asks Mr. Jones to purchase a firearm for Mr. Smith (who may or may not be prohibited). Mr. Smith gives Mr. Jones the money for the firearm. Mr. Jones is NOT THE ACTUAL TRANSFEREE/BUYER of the firearm and must answer “no” to question 21.a. The licensee may not transfer the firearm to Mr. Jones. However, if Mr. Brown buys the firearm with his own money to give to Mr. Black as a gift (with no service or tangible thing of value provided by Mr. Black), Mr. Brown is the actual transferee/buyer of the firearm and should answer “yes” to question 21.a. However, the transferor/seller may not transfer a firearm to any person he/she knows or has reasonable cause to believe is prohibited under 18 U.S.C. 922(g), (h), (n), or (x).


Nice. The family that plays together, stays together.

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This is easy. When my wife qualified for her CCW license, she did so with the Instructor’s M&P 9 EZ. She liked it much more than my P365, so I bought her one, and shipped it to our FFL. When it arrived, she went on all the paperwork. That’s where the gov’t check happens.

It’s not about who buys, it’s about who accepts the transfer on paper.



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