View Full Version : Obtaining a Class III permit in AZ

June 30, 2001, 04:55 PM
Just out of curiosity what is required to get a class III permit so I can get an M-16 or something equivalent. I bought myself and AR-15 for my 18th birthday and for my 19th I think I want to go a step up. Appreciate the info.

James K
June 30, 2001, 08:48 PM
You find a seller, make the deal, fill out the Form 4, get it approved by your local chief law enforcement officer (CLEO), and send the feds the signed form and a check for $200. If your record is clean, no problem. M16s and selective fire AR-15s are a bit hard to come by and expensive, but are available.

AFAIK, AZ is a Class III friendly state, but some CLEOs refuse to sign the Form 4 on general principles. I suggest finding a local Class III dealer who can help you. However, on a purely intrastate (within a state) transaction, a dealer is not needed unless state or local law requires it. An individual can submit the Form 4.


Victor Romen
July 1, 2001, 07:06 PM

You also have to be 21.


James K
July 2, 2001, 10:35 PM
Boy did I blow that one! Sorry, no Class III until you are 21. Of course it says that on the Form, but I should have made it clear.


Robert the41MagFan
July 2, 2001, 10:50 PM
And you forgot to mention the $5000 to $6000 that it will cost to get into the game. :)