How Do I Obtain a Gun?

Whether you are living in New Jersey or New York and would like to obtain a firearm, we’ve got you covered! Below is the best information to help you navigate the sometimes confusing waters. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out!

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The Basics of Pistol Shooting

If you live in NY and are applying for a firearm you are required to take the NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Course. Gun For Hire is the leader in this course and is only second to the Boy Scout of America when it comes to the amount of family we train. If you live in NJ this course is not required for you to purchase a firearm but if you are a new shooter the information from our highly experienced staff of Retired Police Officers is INVALUABLE and incomparable.

Basics of Pistol Shooting
Living In NJ

First time applicants wanting to obtain a firearm in NJ (IE: Handgun, Rifle or Shotgun).

NJ has switched over to the more convenient online application form calls “FARS” (Firearms Application & Registration System),

this is the new digital way to complete an application for a Firearms Purchaser Application. This is the first step to obtaining any type of 

firearm in NJ. 

Step one is to call your local Police Department in The town you reside in and ask them for their barracks ORI#. The ORI # (Originating Agency Identifier)

When you have the ORI# click the FARS link below to begin the online application.  Please note you will need the ORI#.

The ORI# is linked to your local police department. When you fill out the FARS form they get notified that you are requesting a firearm.

Click the link to get started

Some Tips from Gun For Hire

1) If this is your first time applying online, the cost is $5 for a Firearm ID card. This card does not expire and will allow you to purchase ammunition, Shotguns and Rifles. Handguns require a handgun permit which is $2 plus a background check fee of $20. This is required for each handgun that you purchase.

2) We suggest every time you are applying for a handgun to always obtain 3 handgun permits , the fee is only $6 total ($2 per handgun permit). But the bigger picture is NJ has a law that you can only purchase 1 handgun every 30 days. The process to obtain the handgun permits might take you few months and if you want to get a second handgun you have another permit available and in hand. If you don’t use them within 90 days they expire.  You can also time it correctly so you could utilize all 3 permits.


3) Be patient, at the moment applications are in higher demand. This process may take a few months!

4) Choosing the perfect firearm for YOU is a very important decision. At Gun For Hire we have over 250 different guns to choose from. This amazing selection will help you choose the perfect firearm, grip and caliber. We created a special package for anyone purchasing a firearm. Come in and select 3 of your favorite firearms and we will wave the $25 rental fee for all 3! You save $75 bucks. This is our way of making sure you choose the right firearm for your hand and build. All you need to do to qualify for this special offer is to show us your pistol purchase permit. 

5) While you are getting your permit the next best thing is to take a beginner course for your specific firearm. It is better to understand gun safety before your new firearm arrives. Check out our exclusive courses below taught by the industries best instructors. Any questions please shoot us over an email!

6) In these times it is easy to see how important it is to be able to protect yourself and your family. Please be sure to visit our 2A page and stay up to date with Anthony’s continued fight for our rights.

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NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting

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NRA First Steps Rifle

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NRA First Steps Shotgun