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Frequently Asked Questions& Legal Information


We are a Class 3 / SOT Weapons Manufacturer and we are proud to bea Georgia Company that manufactures US Made Products.

Legal Information


We, “Dawn of Defense” sell firearms, ammo and custom firearms only in accordance with Federal, State, and Local firearm laws.

In order to Purchase Firearms Online:

You must be 18 or older to purchase long guns and 21 or older to purchase hand guns. Check your local & state laws. You must complete the following steps listed below before we can process your order.

 1. Verify that the product you wish to purchase from “Dawn of Defense” meet your state, county, or city firearm laws.

  1. Once you have completed your firearm purchase online. You will receive an order confirmation e-mail.
  • If you do not receive an email order status update within two business days after placing your order, please give us a call at 1-423-991-8331.
  1. Find a local FFL that will accept the transfer of the firearm for you. This can be your local Gun Shop, Pawn Shop, Gun Range or any other location that holds a current FFL and will help you with your transaction.
  • You can use the search function below to view the list of FFL holders that are currently on file (we do not endorse or suggest the use of any FFL listed here).

FFL Gun Dealers

  • Please make sure you write your name and order number on any correspondence you send us.
  • If you choose a FFL not on the above mentioned link, have them e-mail,  fax or mail a file copy of their FFL to us at the address below:

Dawn of Defense
Attn: Ben Richardson
1462 Cross St. 
Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742

E-Mail forms to: ben@dodefense.com

 

  1. Contact your FFL and tell them you would like to transfer a firearm from “Dawn of Defense.” This transaction is solely between you and the FFL holder.

 

  1. Once your FFL holder receives your firearm; you will need to pick it up.

 


***Important: **** 
Upon arrival at your FFL, inspect your firearm to make certain that everything is acceptable before filling out the necessary paperwork. Once the transfer of the firearm is complete, the manufacturer’s warranty is then in effect and from that point on any complications with the firearm will need to be handled by the manufacturer.

Restrictions:

Firearm Restrictions by State:

 

 

CaliforniaHandguns must be on Approved List. Assault weapons must be CA Approved.
ConnecticutNo Semi-Auto Rifles.
MarylandFirearms sales only to Class 01 FFL Dealer. Varying restrictions on Assault Weapons
MassachusettsNo Handguns, Varying restrictions on Assault Weapons
New JerseyFirearms sales only to Class 01 FFL Dealer. Varying restrictions on Assault Weapons
New YorkNo Assault Weapons, No Handguns (NYC)
Washington D.C.No Firearms

Please check your local laws for restrictions before ordering firearms.

NOTE: Ammunition and Firearms must be purchased separately, in two separate orders.

To Purchase Ammunition Online:

Federal law requires that you must be at least 18 years old to purchase shotgun ammunition and 21 years or older to purchase handgun and rifle ammunition.

  • We can ship ammunition to your door via ____________.
  • Use of known shipper, no third party
  • No sales outside the U.S
  • Ammunition shipped by air requires Hazardous Material (HazMat) classification and additional fees will apply.
  • Ammunition shipments to Alaska and Hawaii must be by air.
  • Ammunition and firearms must be purchased separately.
  • For safety reasons, we do not accept returns on ammunition.
  • Always make sure you use the correct ammunition for your specific firearm.
  • Check your local laws for any other regulations before ordering.
  • All sales over 100.00 that are being shipped to a residence will require an adult signature and are not allowed to be left at the door, fees will apply.

Ammunition Restrictions by State:

IllinoisWe must have a copy of your FOID and State ID on file
ConnecticutWe must have a copy of your AEC or Pistol Permit and State ID on file
Chicago, ILNo Ammo without a FFL
Cook County, ILNo Ammo without a FFL
Los Angeles, CANo Ammo without a FFL
Massachusetts (Statewide)No Ammo without an FFL
New York City, NYNo Ammo
Oakland, CANo Ammo without a FFL
San Francisco, CANo Ammo without a FFL
Sacramento, CANo Ammo without a FFL
Washington D.C.No Ammo
APO & FPO AddressNo Ammo
PO. BoxesNo Ammo

Please check your local laws for restrictions before ordering ammunition.

NOTE: Ammunition and Firearms must be purchased separately, in two separate orders.

Air Gun Restrictions:

Hawaii
Illinois
Massachusetts
Michigan
New Jersey
New York

Please check your local laws for restrictions before ordering air guns.

Blackpowder Firearms Restrictions:

Hawaii
Illinois
Massachusetts
Michigan
New Jersey
New York

Please check your local laws for restrictions before ordering blackpowder firearms.

NOTE: For all other states, we can ship most blackpowder firearms directly to you.

States That Prohibit Large-Capacity Magazines:

California10 round limit
Colorado10 round limit
Connecticut10 round limit
Hawaii10 round limit
Maryland10 round limit
Massachusetts10 round limit
New Jersey15 round limit
New York10 round limit

NFA firearms are divided into seven types – Machine guns, silencers, Short barrel shotguns, short barrel rifles, AOW’s and Destructive devices. For all practical purposes, these can all be considered pretty much the same in the way the transfer process is handled by ATF. These types of weapons are legal in most states (see our legality map) and are easier to require that many people realize. In fact, if you can buy a handgun at your local gun store ATF will most likely approve your transfer of an NFA weapon. We have had very few customers denied the transfer of an NFA weapon. There tends to be a lot of confusion about how the NFA transfer process works. The following is a brief description of the process, designed to help our potential buyers understand what is required.

First, it is helpful to understand an NFA weapon is a registered weapon. These can be owned by individuals, Corps or trusts. The NFA branch of ATF must approve the transfer of these types of weapons from one individual or entity to the next prior to transfer of actual physical possession. You can think of an approved transfer document as a title so to speak, and the said weapon to be actually titled to its owner. It is a serious violation for anyone to possess an NFA weapon which is not currently titled to that person or entity and is therefore important that the item remains with its previous owner until the NFA approval of transfer is received.

ATF regulations require that an NFA weapon is transferred to its new owner from a class 3 dealer in their own state. For this reason, after payment is received for an item purchased, we submit a request for transfer by submitting an ATF form 3. This form 3 is submitted to the NFA branch of ATF via fax and is currently approved within 30-45 days. When approved NFA branch will physically mail the approval to our office. We will not be able to send the NFA item to your dealer until this approved form is received.

When your NFA item is received by your dealer, it will be time to inspect the weapon. If there are any issues we should be made aware of, this is the time. We stand behind our product with an unconditional 3 day inspection period after your item is received. If needed we will refund the purchase, or repair the item. Problems are fairly uncommon but we want you to know your satisfaction is important to us.

Your local class 3 dealer will work with you on submitting one page (front and back) form called an ATF form 4. The dealer normally completes the front of the ATF form 4 with information about the firearm, serial number, etc. as well as his FFL numbers and info. On the front page, your name or trust name will be listed as the transferee of the item. You will normally complete the back of the form and will attach a passport size physical photo of yourself. Fingerprints are also currently required. The CLEO sign-off is no longer required. This is a big change as this means your local law enforcement agency will no longer be able to block your acquisition of legal NFA firearms.

After your form four is ready to send, it should be sent in duplicate to NFA branch along with a one-time 200 dollar tax payment. The NFA branch will do a background check and verify the document sent is correct prior to approval. You will be able to check on your transfer via phone but will need the serial number for the item in order to check. The process times for items going to individuals, trusts, and corps vary based on ATF workload but have been averaging roughly 4-6 months. When the item is approved NFA will send the approval to your local dealer. At that time it will be legal for you to possess your new NFA firearm!

The NFA purchase process takes time and is frustrating for some because it takes a fair amount of time to actually acquire the item purchased. It is, however, worth the wait. Most of our customers very much enjoy their machine guns and silencers. It’s an amazing privilege to own these types of weapons and is a privilege not available to law abiding citizens anywhere else in the world!  Due to the 1986 ban on the further production of machine guns for civilians, these have become the most collectible firearms available. Our sources tell us there were approximately 250,000 registered transferable machine guns when the 1986 ban was put into place. Due to various causes of loss, there are now approximately 186,000. As a result of a decreasing supply and a vastly increasing demand, these have been an excellent investment.  It may be a wise decision to invest in machine guns as part of your retirement portfolio.

For more information or clarification, go here: ATF NFA

Anyone at Dawn of Defense would be glad to help you, give us a call today!

(423) 991-8331

This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which Dawn of Defense collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users (each, a “User”) of www.dodefense.com or www.dodefense.net (“Site”). This privacy policy applies to the Site and all products and services offered by Dawn of Defense.

Personal identification information

We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our site, register on the site, place an order, fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name, email address, mailing address, phone number, credit card information and verification. Users may, however, visit our Site anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personal identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.

Non-personal identification information

We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service provider utilized and other similar information.

Web browser cookies

Our Site may use “cookies” to enhance User experience. User’s web browser places cookies on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. User may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If they do so, note that some parts of the Site may not function properly.

 

 

 

How we use collected information

Dawn of Defense may collect and use Users personal information for the following purposes:
To improve customer service
Information you provide helps us respond to your customer service requests and support needs more efficiently.
To improve our Site
We may use feedback you provide to improve our products and services.
To process payments
We may use the information Users provide about themselves when placing an order only to provide service to that order. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to provide the service.
To run a promotion, contest, survey or other Site feature
To send Users information they agreed to receive about topics we think will be of interest to them.
To send periodic emails
We may use the email address to send User information and updates pertaining to their order. It may also be used to respond to their inquiries, questions, and/or other requests. If User decides to opt-in to our mailing list, they will receive emails that may include company news, updates, related product or service information, etc.
How we protect your information

We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site.

Sensitive and private data exchange between the Site and its Users happens over a SSL secured communication channel and is encrypted and protected with digital signatures. Our Site is also in compliance with PCI vulnerability standards in order to create as secure of an environment as possible for Users.

Sharing your personal information

We do not sell, trade, or rent Users personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above.

Changes to this privacy policy

Dawn of Defense has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

 

 

Your acceptance of these terms

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy and terms of service. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY AND DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY

This site is provided by Dawn of Defense on an “AS IS” basis. Dawn of Defense makes no warranties of any kind, expressed or implied regarding the operation of this site or the information, content or products appearing on this site. To the fullest extent permissible by law Dawn of Defense disclaims all warranties expressed or implied, including but not limited to implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose and also such warranties for any merchandise offered on this site. This disclaimer does not apply to any product warranty offered by the manufacturer of any product sold on this site. In some jurisdictions, limitations of liability are not permitted. In such jurisdictions, some of the foregoing limitations may not apply to you. Dawn of Defense, its employees, officers, agents, and suppliers shall not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of this site including direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, or consequential damages whether in contract, negligence or tort even if Dawn of Defense knew or should have known of the possibility of such damages. Your use of this website is at your sole risk. If you are dissatisfied with the website or content of the site you are sold, the exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the site.

All products sold on this site are for adult use only and by ordering on this site you certify that you are of legal age and not prohibited from purchasing the products. Merchandise listed herein is not for sale in any state district of territory where the receipt, possession sale of use of any such merchandise is prohibited.

Shipping & Returns


We ship using USPS, UPS, & FedEx and we do everything in our power to provide you with the most efficient and cost-effective shipping methods available to us, however, if there is a method you prefer just let us know!

Phone: (423) 991-8331

Email: info@dodefense.com

All items that are in stock will be shipped within 24 business hours and you will receive a shipping notification as well as a tracking number. The timeline for delivery after that will depend on your location, weather patterns, and other factors out of our control, but we promise we will get it to you in a timely manner. If you have any questions or if you need your tracking number resent to you, don’t hesitate to reach out to us asap!

Phone: (423) 991-8331

Email: info@dodefense.com

Anyone at DOD!

We love helping our customers, so contact us however it is convenient for you.

Phone: (423) 991-8331

Email: info@dodefense.com

Yes, we do!

Keep in mind, however, we will only ship where it is allowed by US Law and The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the US Department of the Treasury.

For more information, check here: OFAC

If you feel you cannot order from us and your country is incorrectly disallowed, please contact us and let us know. We will look into it immediately.

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