Realco Guns Is Your Full Line Gun Shop


Serving Maryland, Washington D.C. & Virginia since 1970



Looking for a great gun shop in Washington DC? Realco Guns is just blocks off Pennsylvania Ave, minutes from the District Line! And we would love to see you. No appointment needed, we are open 10-7 weekdays and 10-6 on Saturdays.


You've heard that only certain guns are legal for DC residents to own. We are specifically tailoring our product line to suit our DC customers.
The right BRANDS. The right MAGAZINE CAPACITY. The right PRICES.


We would love to see you but if you'd rather shop online, just click the SHOP ONLINE button near the top of the page. We'll double check your order to make sure your selection is compliant with DC requirements BEFORE we ship.

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Navigating the details of DC's many gun laws can be confusing. REALCO GUNS has you in mind, from our DC-specific selection to detailed guidance through the red tape of gun purchasing, we are the local experts and we care about your specific needs.

    Only a few questions takes the guesswork out of your application process.
    Avoid the wasted time of searching through prohibited items.
  • INTERNET GUN SALES sells on-line, nationwide and has the brands you want.
    We're local and open Monday thru Saturday so you can make a smart personal choice.
    Our expert staff knows the law and can simplify your process.
    We're always glad to answer questions.

We know that buying your first gun can be a big decision. You have concerns beyond which gun to buy. There's a lot to consider: safety, childproofing, the rules, legal issues. We've been selling firearms and related products since 1972. At Realco Guns you will meet firearms professionals who are sensitive to your needs. We come from military, technical and sporting backgrounds. And we offer you a wealth of resources.

We take our responsibilities seriously and go beyond the sale to answer all your questions. Not only to simplify the process but to insure your safety and your peace of mind. Our customers are the best! They respect the law and choose to legally exercise their 2nd amendment civil right. Some do so for self defense. Others are hunters and sportsmen or target shooters or love the history inherent in collectible firearms. All of our customers and all of our sales are approved by City, State and Federal law enforcement agencies.

We are only minutes away. Drive SOUTH on Pennsylvania Ave. to Silver Hill Rd. TURN LEFT, go 2 lights to Marlboro Pk. TURN RIGHT, we're at 6108 ON THE LEFT, look for the brick Craftsman Style house.



An applicant must be 18 years old for long guns or 21 years old for handguns, must have no serious criminal record, no pending court cases, no protective orders, no outstanding fines or judgments, no medical marijuana card, have an honorable service record if ex-military, no history of serious mental conditions, does not possess a medical marijuana card and be a resident or a citizen of the US. A background investigation is required. (see quick check)


  1. DC uses the MD list and your selected HANDGUN model must be listed as legal. Your RIFLE or SHOTGUN selection must NOT be listed as banned. Check the MD Gun Roster Here.
  2. DC guns are limited to a magazine capacity of 10 rounds or less. Please note that DC bans all semi-auto “assault” type rifles.
  3. Handgun purchases will be shipped to CS Exchange, a federal firearms license holder (FFL) in DC who will handle your processing for $125. The DC Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) registration fee is approximately $50.
  4. Shotguns and rifles are processed and picked up at Realco Guns. The DC registration fee is approximately $50.
  5. All DC gun purchasers must take an online training course Here.

Please understand your local gun regulations before ordering anything from this website.



Q: Are there any fees?

A: Yes, MPD charges approximately $50 to register any firearm. Handguns have an additional processing charge of $125.00 to CS Exchange.

Q: Can I apply in advance?

A: No, the gun information and the serial number are part of the registration, so you must purchase a gun when applying.

Q: Will I be licensed to carry my new gun?

A: No, your application to purchase is NOT a license to carry.

Q: What do I need to bring?

A: You will need a valid DC photo ID. "Valid" means that the ID is active, no unpaid fines, no suspensions and all information on the ID is correct. If your address has changed you will need a change of address card from the MVA.

Q: Do I need to get some training first?

A: Training is part of the process. You'll do that as you proceed.

Q: I'm Military stationed at Bolling Airforce Base, can I buy a gun?

A: Yes. You will need your orders, your military ID and your home state driver's license.

Q: How long will it take to get my gun?

A: Both handguns and long guns are usually processed in 2 weeks.

Q: I am not a citizen of the US but I am a resident. Do I need anything additional?

A: Yes, please bring your immigration card.

Q: How can I get a permit to carry (CCW) in DC?

A: Good news! Thanks to legal challenges by pro-gun groups CCW permits are now readily available through the Metropolitan Police and applicants can no longer be denied without cause.

Q: What if my application is turned down?

A: If your application is disapproved by DC or if you cancel for any other reason Realco Guns will refund 70% fee of the total purchase. Later on, if you successfully appeal a DC disapproval, half of our fee will be returned to you when you reapply for the same gun. The DC registration fee and the CS Exchange fee are not refundable. Please do not apply if you expect to be denied. It is illegal to knowingly lie on the application.

Q: Do you sell used guns?

A: Yes we do sell used guns and we back them with a one year warranty.

Q: What other items am I likely to want with my purchase?

A: We offer a kit that combines all the important accessories for $90. You will get a transport case, a cleaning kit, eye protection and ear protection and membership to the NRA. The one year NRA membership provides $1000 of theft insurance, a monthly magazine and access to the state-of-the art NRA range and to NRA certified instructors. You can purchase these items separately too. Another good addition is a small, high-security safe.

Q: How can I legally transport my firearms and ammunition in DC?

  • Cased with your registration card
  • Locked
  • Unloaded
  • Directly to and from (e.g. shop, range, etc.)
  • Separated from ammo

Please understand your local gun regulations before ordering anything from this website.

Where To Shoot

MD Handgun Roster

DC Safety Course