Deactivation & Destruction

Sometimes it is necessary to have an item either deactivated or destroyed. There is a significant difference in the process, including specific legal issues, that we can help navigate. Each individual's situation is unique and we would be more than happy to find a solution that best suits your needs. 



Deactivation VS. Destruction



A process where the item is altered to make it non-functional. This alteration process can be 'semi-permanent' (meaning if the owner or future owner would like to make it functional again, it is possible) or rendered "permanently inoperable"*. In the case of firearms there are many options including chamber soldiering, barrel plugs, etc. and the item is still classified as a legal firearm allowing the individual to keep a piece of family history without worrying about safety concerns.  



A very specific process of destroying an firearm to the federal and legal standards as outlined by the ATF. For firearms this includes specific cuts to the receiver to be classified as "destroyed". Paperwork is then submitted to have the item officially classified as such. 

We can assist in finding the best solution for each situation. Perhaps you'd like to keep grandpa's firearm as a reminder of him but want it to be safe around curious children. Contact us and we can help you through the process. If you have inherited or found something that you absolutely want to be legally destroyed, we can help with that as well.

Always happy to provide free consultations. 



*The term 'permanently inoperable' is defigned by the ATF as "A firearm which is incapable of discharging a shot by means of an explosive and incapable of being readily restored to a firing condition."