Class 3 License: What Is It?
Although the term is often thrown around freely, class 3 remains a mystery for many people. A class 3 license is one that is required to sell or deal with certain, more restricted firearms such as machine guns and certain accessories such as suppressors. Much of the confusion with the class 3 license arises from the difference between a regular, FFL dealer and a dealer with a class 3 license.
Although firearms dealers are required to have FFL’s, not all of them have a class 3 license. This fact means that although a dealer can sell handguns, shotguns, rifles, and the like, they are not allowed to sell firearms such as fully automatic machine guns without a class 3 license. In order to obtain this license, they must pay a “special (occupational) tax,” as well as follow a very specific process when transferring firearms. Because of the legalities and expenses surrounding the class 3 license, many FFL dealers choose not to get one.
Proguns.com is one of few companies and even fewer online gun retailers to be able to offer you the benefits of a class 3 license and to offer class 3 firearms. Plus, we aim to keep our prices lower than all competition, giving you the very best value.