Retail FAQ

Yes, we love to buy and sell used handguns and long guns. We specialize in the purchase of estate firearms/antique firearms and militaria. We will come to you. Our company is licensed as a secondhand dealer in firearms and has excellent working relationships with local law enforcement property bureaus. We also accept trade-ins when purchasing new firearms and other store items. We have an extensive inventory of pre-owned firearms and accessories.

Yes, a consignment gun is a gun that our shop will sell on behalf of another individual. A person may not want to deal with the process of selling a firearm for a multitude of
reasons. They then bring the gun to us, and we put it up for sale with our inventory or can list it online. The benefit of Baits & Barrels selling your firearm enables the seller to have a better chance of getting their gun sold for a higher price than if they sell it on their own. However, since we are doing the leg work for you (photographing,
listing, auctioning and collecting payment), you pay a fee, generally in the
form of a percentage of the sale price rather than an upfront cost. Consigner
fees vary depending on the type of firearm and its value.

Yes. If we don’t have the item you’re looking for, we will be happy to order it.
Some special orders will require payment in full if it is not a standard store
inventory item or a deposit. Please email us for more information.

Absolutely, we specialize in purchasing large collections, used guns, militaria, antiques, and curios and relics. Our staff can appraise the items and make a cash offer on the spot. Baits & Barrels is licensed to engage in the sale of secondhand items. In certain circumstances, we can come to you and evaluate the firearms left behind by a spouse or other family member. We offer this service in conjunction with all the federal, state, and county regulations and will provide identification upon our arrival.

Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office License
To purchase a handgun as a SCSO licensee, you will need to visit the sheriff’s office pistol license bureau and obtain a purchase document. You will then bring the purchase document to the store and purchase the firearm of your choice.

Suffolk County Police Department License
For Suffolk County PD licensees, you must first visit the store, purchase the firearm that you desire, and then we will prepare a “purchase document/receipt” that you will provide to the pistol licensing bureau. You will need to furnish a check or money order in the amount of $5 for this transaction at the licensing office.

Nassau County Police Department License
The Nassau County Police (NCPD) require the purchase receipt for the specific firearm/s purchased accompanied by the NICS transaction number listed on the purchase document.

Yes, we have working relationships with many distributors, and most have our FFL on file. Once the order is received, we ask for one business day to
process the delivery. Upon the ammo pick up, the fee is $10 for up to 1000 rounds.

Yes! Our online portal at is available to enroll in classes. You must also complete the online Liability Waiver for any classes that utilize our indoor range.

At our store, we sell a wide variety of handguns, shotguns, and rifles. We also offer accessories, including sights, magazines, scopes, mounts, and ammunition. Gift certificates are available for purchase online.

$ 149.99 per hour plus the cost of ammunition includes:

  • Personalized Instruction with a Certified Instructor
  • Range time
  • One Basic Firearm Rental
  • Safety Glasses and Ear Plugs
  • Includes one guest
  • Additional Guests are $30: (Max 3 persons including main shooter)

We also have an Introductory Special:

  • $100 for a half-hour session with an instructor, including ammunition
For health reasons, we no longer rent eye and ear protection. However, we do have them available for purchase.

Range FAQ

Our state-of-the-art indoor range is unique to the industry, including:

  • A two lane Static Rifle 3600 FPS Ready Range® for up to 50’ (33’ Shooting Distance)
  • Steel bullet traps with dust collection system and lead bucket collection system.
  • Sonex Acoustic Foam and AR500 Steel
  • Full HVAC range ventilation system with heating, cooling, and medical-grade HEPA filtration.
  • Hard rail target retrieval system as well as MILO Simulated & Live Fire System – This can actually simulate out to over 200 yards. Visit for more information.
  • Dimmable Lighting package to allow low light drills.

This Range is rifle-rated and can accommodate calibers up to .50 BMG. However, all bullets/projectiles must be FMJ (full metal jacket). No hollow points.

Yes, we have a large selection of handguns, long guns, short barreled rifles, and suppressors available for rent. All rentals must use in-house FMJ ammunition. In special circumstances we will offer packages for law enforcement and security agencies.

We ask that all firearms be unloaded and cased when being transported to the range.

When you come to the store, make sure your firearm remains cased until asked for by the range staff. Complete the safety waiver in store on our tablets or online here. You will then need to present a picture ID card to check in and a credit card will be held if any firearms are being rented. Range staff will accompany you to the range, check your firearm and ammo, and ensure you have proper eye and ear protection. You can purchase ammunition, accessories and eye or ear protection at the counter from the instructor.

No outside ammunition is allowed unless approved in advance by the instructor. Hollow points will cause damage to our screen and are not permitted. 

We use MILO’s live-fire and laser system. We also have a conventional steel-track target system that utilizes paper targets.

The backstop of our range is capable of stopping high-power rifle fire. Industry-leading ventilation system. This range has been designed with safety as the number one priority.

Minors are welcome. However, youth shooters must be at least 12 years of age or above for rifles and 14 years of age for handguns. All shooters under the age of 18 will need consent from a parent or guardian in order to shoot.

Absolutely! We are always training with law enforcement and have over 800 scenarios to practice with, including Taser and Mace simulations.

Classes FAQ

Yes, we offer several different classes. We offer Concealed Carry Permit courses for Florida and Utah. We also offer basic and advanced handgun, rifle, and shotgun classes, as well as private instruction for 1 or 2 hours.

You do not need prior instruction in order to shoot at our range. We do require first-time shooters to notify our range personnel to be given guidelines on how to operate their firearm and maintain safety at the range. We do offer private instruction and a variety of classes for everyone from beginners to veteran shooters. We always encourage firearms training to enhance proficiency and safety.

We are currently not offering refunds or rescheduling for missed or canceled classes at this time.

General FAQ

Each customer may reserve the range for a specific time slot. Range reservations are subject to availability. The time slots must be paid for in advance, and in the event that the session must be cancelled, the fee is not refundable. Remember, if you booked the range, someone else couldn’t, and if you get stuck in traffic and miss your time slot, we suffer the consequences along with the other customers who have their own lives and schedules to adhere to. Moral of the story: take the transaction seriously and be on time and ready to learn.

Yes, the use of personal cameras is allowed, however, this is at the sole discretion of the instructor or range safety officer. Any use of electronic devices shall in no way interfere with the safety measures and rules set forth by the posted range rules implied herein or articulated verbally by a range safety officer or instructor.

Flip-flops, sandals, or open footwear of any kind can be dangerous and are prohibited for live fire. Tank tops and low-cut tops are potentially hazardous because of hot projectiles i.e. shell casings causing burns and are therefore prohibited. Clothing or jewelry items that display drugs, obscenities, lewd or illegal behavior, sexual overtones, or any reference that is disruptive to others are prohibited. Undergarments worn as out garments are not permitted, including muscle shirts. Torn or ragged clothing is not permitted.

We specialize in purchasing or taking possession of estates that contain firearms, militaria, and other weaponry. Bring them to us and we will either purchase them or transfer them to a buyer/transferee of your choice. In certain circumstances, we will make a house call to evaluate and/or appraise your firearms or entire estate.

Pursuant to the NYS Penal Law Article 265.20, and in conjunction with the NYS Safe Act, when a gun owner dies, the law states that within fifteen (15) days of the death of the owner, the person in charge of the decedent’s personal belongings must either: 1) lawfully dispose of the gun(s); (ie. Licensed Firearm Dealer) or 2) turn the gun(s) over to the police. Failure to do so can result in a criminal charge.

My firearms were surrendered to a Police agency, can you retrieve them? Yes, please fill out this form and deliver or send it back to us signed. We will retrieve the firearms on your behalf. If you are interested in selling them to us, we will purchase and pick them up, making it as easy as possible for you. Call us for more information on fees as they depend on firearm types and the location of the property being retrieved.

A valid Driver’s License or other government issued identification with photo ID is required. You must be a NYS resident or prove residency by providing other qualifying documents: vehicle registration, voter registration card, property tax receipt, etc.

This is not a store policy. It is a federal law. For further clarification on FBI NICS background check acceptable proof of identity and residency, please refer to

In New York State, you must be 18 years of age to purchase a rifle or a shotgun, and possess a valid New York State pistol license to purchase a handgun (Does not apply to Mossberg Shockwaves or its equivalent). You must be 21 to purchase a lower receiver due to its ATF designation as an “Other” 

Each licensing jurisdiction has a different purchase procedure. You should refer to the “Issuing Agency” handbook for up-to-date information. All Licensing officers require a “Purchase document” or “voucher” to be obtained prior to the disposition of a Handgun to the individual licensee. Nassau County, NY as of 6/1/21 requires the NICS check to be performed and for the NTN1 number to be listed on the purchase document prior to the issuance of a purchase document. New York City residents must have prior authorization and an approval number prior to the acquisition or disposition of a firearm.

You will provide us with a driver ’s license or other government issued identification with a photo then fill out ATF form 4473 that transmits information to the National Instant Background Check System (NICS), a federal database mandated by the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act (known as the “Brady Law”) of 1993, and created by the FBI in 1998. The NICS database is used by gun retailers, known as Federal Firearms Licensees (FFLs), to instantly determine whether a prospective buyer is eligible to buy firearms. Before the sale, a call or e-check is made to the FBI or to other designated agencies to ensure that each customer does not have a criminal record or isn’t otherwise ineligible to make the purchase. Upon submission of your 447 info to the NICS portal, you will receive one of three outcomes: 1. Proceed, 2. Delay, 3. Deny

There can be any number of reasons why an application can be delayed, and it does not always mean that you have been denied for gun ownership. It simply means that the NICS, which is operated by the FBI, needs more information before either approving or denying your application. For example, if your name or information is similar to someone who is prohibited from owning a firearm, then your application may be delayed. Your FFL dealer will inform you when the background check is completed. The NICS is afforded three days to complete its research. If the delay takes too long, you can file an appeal on it, although the FBI recommends waiting 30 days beforehand.A denial means you will not be able to purchase a firearm. If you are still interested in completing the purchase, find out why your application is denied. There is an appeal process for denials, and according to the National Rifle Association (NRA), a significant number of cases result in the decision being ultimately overturned. So, if you think your denial was made in error, it is worth your time to fight it. In cases where you are delayed for no good reason, you may make an application for a UPIN number. More information if available online. Click here for the NICS deny card.

The range hours are the same as our store hours, as well as by special off-hour appointment when necessary. Please call us to accommodate your specific needs.

Yes, you can discharge rifles in our onsite indoor range up to 50 BMG, but long-distance shooting instruction is mostly performed at several different affiliate outdoor local ranges. These accommodations are based on the weather/season and the instructor. Shotgun familiarization is done in our indoor range, but extensive training is done off site.

1315 W. Main Street, Riverhead, NY

We are just west of the Riverhead Post Office and east of Tanger Outlets.

For general information: [email protected]

If you are a gun broker, please message us through the gun broker messaging portal.

FFL stands for FEDERAL FIREARMS LICENSE. Established to implement the Federal Firearms Act of 1938, all firearm manufacturers and dealers who ship or receive guns and ammunition require an FFL to conduct business, and it forbids them from transferring these items to a customer unless certain conditions are met.

Okay, so why is it important to the average gun buyer? This is where background checks come in. FFL dealers have to abide by a strict set of rules and regulations, including validating the customer’s identity. Before you are able to complete your purchase of a firearm, federal law requires that you have a photo ID and to fill out ATF Form 4473, otherwise known as the Firearms Transaction Record.

We perform many dealer-to-dealer transfers, in which case our FFL is provided to another licensed dealer. In no case do we provide our license copy to unlicensed individuals.

Yes, we are a licensed New York State dealer in Firearms pursuant to NYS Penal Law Article 400 and also licensed by Suffolk County as a dealer in secondhand articles.

Baits and Barrels Q & A

Tuesday-Friday: 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday: 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Other hours by appointment only.

Yes, we have a full line of bait, including live and frozen bait, and a full line of fishing accessories.

NO, you MUST have a valid New York State pistol license and pass a federal background check.

YES, as long as you are 18 or older, have a valid driver’s license and pass a Federal Background Check. You must also be a US Citizen.

Yes, and we have many top brands to choose from. To purchase pistol ammunition, you must have a valid NYS pistol license.

Yes, we have a large selection of different target types. Please ask if you don’t see what you want on display.

Yes, we sell pellet and BB guns in different action types, both CO2 and air pump. We also carry an assortment of nonlethal options, including Pepper Ball brand and BYRNA

Yes, we are an authentic Glock Blue Label dealer. We offer Glock factory discounts to law enforcement and first responders. These prices are set by Glock, and we have no control over the pricing.

Yes, it is a fully interactive indoor training range with more than 800 live fire and laser shooting scenarios, in which you can shoot training guns (laser) or real handguns (must have a pistol permit) or rifles.

NO, not with live shot shells, BUT we have blank ammunition to teach the fundamentals.

YES, simply call the store at (631) 740-9004 to make an appointment and pay online at this link:

YES, and even if they don’t have a pistol permit, they can shoot our laser guns. They can also fire a pistol-caliber Carbine rifle as well. There is a maximum of three shooters per session.

NO, it is not an open self-serve range; please call for an appointment.

YES, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, our active law enforcement instructor is on site. Just call for an appointment: $50 for one gun and $90 for two guns (Pistol/Revolver)

You must qualify and shoot the NYS Municipal Police course of fire with a passing score annually. HR-218 is a congressional bill that provides protection against prosecution for possession of a handgun in a state where a RETIRED law enforcement officer is not licensed. There are many requirements in order for the Law Enforcement Officers’ Safety Act (LEOSA) (a.k.a. HR-218) (at 18 USC §926C) to provide a retiree with protection against prosecution for possession of a handgun in any state where a retiree is not licensed. Even when a retiree has the protection of HR-218, he or she may nonetheless be subject to a field investigation or station-house investigation to verify compliance with each requirement of HR-218.

Please see our Resource page for more information.

Our inventory of hunting apparel and accessories is seasonal, however, we have plenty of Baits & Barrels branded apparel as well as other clothing, hats, etc. online and in our showroom.

Unfortunately, no. You must contact the NY State DEC or local municipality directly.

The answer is YES. However, you must be fully familiar with the NYS Penal Law section 265.20 EXEMPTIONS subsection 6. Possession of a switchblade or gravity knife for use while hunting, trapping, or fishing by a person carrying a valid license issued to him/her pursuant to section 11-0713 of the Environmental Conservation Law.

Basically, if you present a valid hunting or fishing license, you can purchase a switchblade according to the above law. Baits & Barrels does not give legal advice pertaining to any subject matter. The except listed above is for informational purposes only and should be verified with the law enforcement associated with your use and/or residency.

Transfer FAQ

Yes, we accept internet transfers. We do charge for the service. When transferring a firearm, you must make sure that the incoming firearm is NY compliant. The firearm must be New York compliant or the package will be refused. You must make sure that the firearm is compliant with the NYS Safe Act. If you have any questions, please contact us prior to purchase.

Our standard transfer fee of $40 per firearm applies. Complete this form and email it to [email protected] upon ordering your firearm.

Our fee for firearm transfers is $40 per firearm. Please contact us if you have a large quantity of guns, a collection, or an estate sale, and we will be happy to assist you.
We charge $40 to process face-to-face in-store transfers. This includes the required NY State and Federal NICS Background check.

Any firearm purchased by a customer and then shipped to our store must be sent from a federally-licensed dealer. The transfer dealer must include a copy of their FFL with the packaged firearm. Failure to do so will result in refusal and/or shipping and storage expenses.

We need one (1) day past arrival to process your firearm into our system prior to disposition. Please call ahead. Our transfer fee is $40 per firearm.

Store Policies FAQ

Class Instruction and Range Refunds. Because of limited class capacity and our financial commitments to instructors and support staff, Baits & Barrels. Inc. does not offer refunds on any training or instruction course if you change your mind or are unable to attend. You may cancel or move to a different class if you give us written notice by e-mail to [email protected]  at least one week in advance of the scheduled course or class.  Cancellations over the phone or in person in the store will not be honored.  In the case of a cancellation you will receive a store credit that can be applied toward a future training course, class or Range session only (Must be redeemed within 120 days or otherwise mutually agreed upon by written correspondence.) Your registration in a course or class may be transferred to another person if that person meets all training prerequisites and is otherwise qualified to take the course, provided you give us at least 2 days prior notice by e-mail with the name, e-mail address, and phone number for your substitute.

Cancellation by Baits & Barrels, Inc. Some courses require (by statute or rules) a minimum number of participants as noted in the course description. If you register for a course with a minimum and the minimum number of participants have not registered by the end of the day which is 2 days prior to the course, Baits & Barrels, inc. reserves the right to cancel the course and refund your registration fee. There may also be occasions when the instructor is not available to teach the course and a satisfactory substitute is not available requiring cancellation and rescheduling of the course. In such cases, you will receive e-mail and telephone notification. If you are unable to attend the course on the rescheduled date, we will refund your registration fee upon written e-mail request received at least 2 days prior to the rescheduled course date.

Refund requests must be made via email to the Training Coordinator at T[email protected]  and must fit within the guidelines below:

  • For full refund, registrants must cancel at least 72 hours before the Training session, class or course.
  • Cancellations received within 48 hours of the Training session, class or course date will not receive a cash refund. Instead, a one-time class rescheduling can be made. A rescheduled course must occur within 120 days from the original, training session, class or course date. All fees are forfeited by the registrant if a replacement ,training session, class or course has not been attended within the 4-month period.

Phone calls, text messages or voicemails are not accepted as a means to request a refund.

Cancellation and refund requests received via email after the class date/start time forfeit the class cost and are not eligible for refund or reschedule.

Rescheduled courses are not eligible for a refund.

Failure to attend the course,class, training session or cancellations less than 24 hours in advance, will result in no refund, credit of the course fee, or rescheduling.

Cancellations. To cancel your course, class or range session appointment please contact the Training Coordinator atT[email protected]and attach the original email confirmation or Store receipt for the course you wish to cancel.

Please be sure to provide a valid email address and check your e-mail  submitted for accuracy before class registration.

All the Policy parameters listed above shall be in full force and effect.

Rescheduling. Reschedule requests must be made via e-mail to the Training Coordinator at [email protected] with the following information:

  • Attach the original email confirmation or store Receipt for the course (NOT any REMINDER (if applicable). that requires reschedule, AND
  • The date and time of your requested reschedule.

Courses can only be rescheduled one-time and must occur within a 4-month period from the original course date, and are non-refundable.

Phone calls, text messages or voicemails are not accepted as a means to request a reschedule.

Reschedule requests received via email after the class date/start time forfeit the class cost and are not eligible for refund or reschedule.

Attendee substitutions may be made at any time.

ITEMS not picked up after 30 days will incur a $2 per gun/per day storage fee. After 180 days, unclaimed property will be deemed abandoned/Forfeited and sold to recover Storage and disposition fees.

Paid in advance Storage pricing for firearms is $60 and includes STORAGE FOR 30 DAYS. Items left AFTER 60 DAYS will incur a $5 PER DAY charge UNLESS OTHERWISE AGREED TO WITH LONG TERM STORAGE CONTRACT.


Our indoor gun range is for both new shooters and seasoned veterans alike who are looking for regular practice options, or just a new hobby.