Sorry for the basic q, but this will be the first time I will be purchasing a used gun from an individual in another state. I do not know the individual personally, just that he is a member on a forum I frequent as well...It is a used pistol in "like new" condition as he indicates in his description and pics as well. I realize he has to ship to my local FFL which accepts from individuals... So my question is: What is the recommended general procedure or steps to properly complete this transaction and what paperwork/record should I expect at what point in the transaction? I would imagine the steps to be something like this (pls correct/add): 1. Agree on price/terms 2. Seller sends payment info: name and address (anything else?) to Buyer 3. Buyer let's his local FFL know to be expecting a package from Seller. 4. Buyer sends his local FFL's name and shipping address along with payment to Seller (Seller is requesting USPS money order) Should I expect some sort of "Bill of sale" or "Transfer of Firearm" to be included with the pistol from the buyer or should I specifically outline and request this? Also, what protection/recourse do I have in case the seller receives my money and decides not to ship the firearm? I have bought from private individuals in-state and typically fill out a generic Bill of Sale with both our FOIDs (required in ILLinios) and signatures on the document (I bring a template if the seller does not have one). I'd appreciate guidance from those who have done out of state pistol purchases from private individuals successsfully. Thanks in advance!