NFA-Controlled Weapons and Accessories

The National Firearms Act (NFA) was passed by congress in 1934. The law is also referred to as Title II of Federal Gun Laws, with the Gun Control Act of 1968 (GCA) being Title I. This law regulates the sale and transport of certain controlled classes of weapons.

While you do not need a special license as an individual to own these items, you will need to pass a more extensive background check. These weapons and accessories must also be registered with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). NFA regulations also require vendors to follow specific rules in order to sell firearms and accessories covered by this law. As a result of these regulations, NFA-controlled items can be harder to find than other guns. We are proud to carry NFA-controlled items and are always happy to help you find what you are looking for.

NFA-controlled items include:


    A rifle is a gun typically fired from shoulder level. The barrel has a specific pattern of grooves known as “rifling.” A short-barreled rifle is any firearm that fits the definition of a rifle and has a barrel less than 16 inches long or an overall length under 26 inches. If your weapon has a folding or collapsing stock, the overall length is measured while the stock is in the extended position.

    Like a rifle, a shotgun is typically fired from the shoulder, but has a smoothbore barrel rather than a rifled barrel. This type of gun typically fires spherical pellets known as shot or a solid projectile known as slug. A short-barrel shotgun is any shotgun with a barrel less than 18 inches long or an overall length under 26 inches.

    A machine gun is a type of weapon that is designed to fire repeatedly with a single trigger pull. This can include fully-automatic weapons. However, not all fully-automatic guns are also machine guns. A machine gun must not only fire repeatedly, but must be designed for sustained fire. The term can also apply to burst-fire guns.

    The NFA regulates silencers, which is the legal term for suppressors. The ATF, the US Department of Justice, and other regulatory groups use the term “silencer.” However, the term is not wholly accurate, so many gun owners as well as the NRA (National Rifle Association) prefer to use the term “suppressor.” These devices muffle, but do not completely get rid of, the sound of a gunshot. They do this by increasing the space at the end of a gun barrel, making the pressure change following a gunshot more gradual.

Other Services at The Hub

In addition to the Pro Gun Shop, we have an indoor shooting range. We offer firearm rentals, full-auto rentals, suppressor rentals, firearms training/certification, and we also host league competitions and sponsor many local events. Beyond our gun store, we offer:

Beyond our gun store, we offer:

  • We pawn. In a bind? Need help? We are here for you.

  • Our general store offers great deals on pre-owned merchandise including jewelry, electronics, vehicles, tools, and even art.

  • Rent a lane in our climate-controlled shooting range by the hour. Special deals are available for members.

  • We offer gun safety and Arizona CCW classes.

Our Staff

Our staff is here to help you with any questions you may have while looking for the perfect gun or accessory. Our firearm experts can help whether you are brand new to gun ownership or you have been an enthusiast and collector for many years. We always tailor our recommendations to your specific needs.

Meet Our Team

Michael G.
General Manager
U of A Graduate. 14+ years of firearms experience. Glock and Smith & Wesson Armorer. AR-15 Armorer. Extensive knowledge of NFA-controlled items and modern firearms, specializing in AR-15s. 10+ years of pawn experience. Range Safety Officer. Passion for the outdoors, off-roading and firearms.
Frank R.
Pawn Manager
16+ years of pawn experience. Smith & Wesson Armorer. Strong passion for helping people in need. Knowledge of precious metals, diamonds, electronics, tools, ATVs, UTVs, vehicles, and trailers. Range Safety Officer. Avid outdoors enthusiast who likes to take his RZR out on the weekends!
Bruce O.
Pro Gun shop Manager & Head Firearms Instructor
50+ years experience with firearms including hunting and hand loading. Firearms Instructor. “Point of The Gun” Reviewer. Glock and Smith & Wesson Armorer. Gun Appraiser. Extensive knowledge in ammunition. Head Range Safety Officer for the Hub.
Leziel T.
General Store / Pawn Services
20+ years in the hospitality industry. 7+ years in customer service. Loves the outdoors and animals. Knowledge of jewelry. Loves the pawn shop because she gets to meet locals and see a lot of unique items.
Steve P.
Pro Gun Shop
Avid Outdoorsman. Spent most of his life in Arizona. Grew up around the hobbies of shooting and hunting. Gained a passion for it from his father and has become an avid horse rider and member of the Sheriff’s Posse. Background in sales. Has owned and operated his own gun shop. Extensive knowledge of firearms and hunting with a passion for bolt -actions. Knowledge of saddles, riding gear, and outdoor items.
Lance E.
40+ years firearms experience. Drywall and home restoration expert. Extensive knowledge of hand-loading/reloading. Avid long-range shooter. Range Safety Officer.
Your One-Stop

Gun Shop

The Hub is the best place to go for all of your firearm needs. We sell handguns, rifles, and shotguns for collectors and new gun owners alike. We specialize in high-end, hard-to-find, and NFA-controlled items. If you’ve been looking all over for a gun or accessory and haven’t found it anywhere, you should check with us. If we do not have it in stock, we will help you locate it. Our facility also offers a state-of-the-art indoor shooting range as well as training, pawn, and a firearm selection like no other. You can even buy a gun online from our online gun shop.

Contact us or visit our Lakeside gun shop to learn more about our gun selection, shooting range, or any of our other firearm products and services.


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