First off-----welcome to the forum. Secondly I've never bought a firearm online although I've come close. In my opinion--you can find something local you can put your hands on and get the same or better deal, and that's my experience. Your purchased firearm would need to be shipped to your local dealer and there would be a dealer to dealer transaction fee as well as shipping fees probably. Then there may be a question of which state you would be required to pay the taxes in or maybe both--not sure. You really need some input from a FFL holder that knows how it all works.