July 22, 2017
TO ALL OREGON FIREARM DEALERS:
The Oregon Department of Justice review of the Mossberg Shockwave and the
Remington 870 TAC-14 has been completed.
Effective immediately the Oregon State Police Firearms Unit will no longer
pend or delay background check transactions solely because they involve the
transfer of one of these firearms. The FICS Unit will continue to make determinations
as to the eligibility of the transferee, as well as ensure that a firearm being
considered for transfer has not been reported as stolen.
For the purpose of conducting an Oregon FICS check, the Mossberg Shockwave and
the Remington 870 TAC-14 should be entered into the dealer-facing FICS web
application or phoned in as a handgun and select "pistol pump" or "PP" for the
designated firearm type. This will ensure dealers provide the appropriate
information for compliance with state and federal law regarding age and out-of-state
resident requirements for this type of firearm. Please refer to information in a
letter by ATF dated March 2017 specific to the Shockwave (http://www.mossberg.
All transfer requests that had been previously pended/delayed by OSP FICS,
specifically due to the Mossberg Shockwave or Remington 870 TAC-14 firearm type,
will be completed in accordance with state and federal law as they pertain to the
eligibility of the transferee.
Oregon State Police appreciates your patience during the review of this public
PLEASE MAKE NOTE THAT THE OREGON STATE POLICE FICS UNIT IS LOCATED AT 3565
TRELSTAD AVE SE SALEM, OR 97317.
THE FICS UNIT PHONE AND FAX NUMBERS HAVE REMAINED THE SAME. PLEASE ALSO SEE
OUR EMAIL ADDRESS BELOW.
TOLL FREE DEALER LINE 800 432 5059
FICS UNIT LOCAL NUMBER 503 585 6245
CHALLENGE LINE 503 373 1808
FICS UNIT FAX # 503 370 8584
USEFUL INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND ON OUR WEBPAGE AT:
OREGON STATE POLICE