Create Your Gun Trust

Creating your gun trust is easy.  Just answer the following questions and we’ll use the information you provide to draft your gun trust.  Turn around time is usually 72 hours. If you have any problems or questions, contact us at and we’ll be happy to help.

Step 1: Settlor Information

This is the person who is creating the gun trust and who will also serve as the Initial Trustee.

Step 2: Successor Trustee Information

This is the person who will assume control of your trust after your death or incapacity. The Successor Trustee will make decisions on how the firearms in the gun trust are distributed to the beneficiaries.

Step 3: Beneficiary Information

These are the people who will receive the gun trust's firearms after your death or incapacity. You can add beneficiaries at any time by adding them to Schedule B of the gun trust.

Remember: You can always add additional beneficiaries later by listing them on Schedule B of the gun trust.

Step 4: Co-Trustee Information

A Co-Trustee is a person who will use and possess the NFA firearms held in the gun trust. The Co-Trustee can also conduct business on behalf of the gun trust, including buying and selling NFA firearms. You should make any person who has access to the gun trust's NFA firearms or who will use/possess the NFA firearms outside of your presence a Co-Trustee.

Note: Do not name someone as Co-Trustee if that person cannot be physically present with you to sign the gun trust agreement and have his or her signature notarized. Instead, you should add that person as Co-Trustee later by using the Appointment and Acceptance of Co-Trustee Form included with the gun trust.

Warning:Do not name anyone as co-trustee who cannot lawfully own or possess a firearm.

Remember: You can always add additional co-trustees by using the Appointment and Acceptance of Co-Trustee Form, which is included in the finalized gun trust package.

Step 5: Name and Address of the Trust

The best practice when naming a gun trust is to include all or part of your name. This helps prevent a situation where law enforcement is unable to identify you as the owner of the gun trust while in possession of NFA firearms.

Note: It is not necessary to include the words "gun" or "firearms," but most settlors choose to include them anyways to avoid confusion with the trusts they have established for other purposes, such as general estate planning.

Here are some examples of naming conventions for your gun trust:

  • The John Doe Gun Trust
  • The Doe Family Gun Trust
  • The JD Gun Trust
  • The John Doe Firearms Trust
  • The Doe Family Firearms Trust
  • The John Doe Special Purpose Trust
  • The Doe Family Special Purpose Trust

Warning: This product is not a substitute for legal service or the advice of an attorney. This form must be completed at your own direction. If you need legal advice, contact a lawyer licensed in your state for assistance.