Can't find FFL to do transfer

Can't find FFL to do transfer

This is a discussion on Can't find FFL to do transfer within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; I have been trying to help a buddy find an local dealer that will do FFl transfers. He was interested in a 642 that someone ...

Results 1 to 12 of 12
  1. #1
    Distinguished Member Array BIG E's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    KY
    Posts
    1,443

    Can't find FFL to do transfer

    I have been trying to help a buddy find an local dealer that will do FFl transfers. He was interested in a 642 that someone offered up here.

    It seems that none of the dealers around will do FFL's for internet purchases. I understand this line of thinking. Why should they help you ship a gun that they sell? They would be cutting their own throats.

    So the closest one I can find is over an hour away and they are not real excited about the transfer.

    This leads me to think. Might there be money in just doing FFL transfers? Then again... I think you have to have a storefront to do FFL's Right?

    This has been really aggravating.

    Unfortunately there is no other way to go. They have us by the short hairs.
    Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft!

    -- Theodore Roosevelt --


  2. #2
    Assistant Administrator
    Array P95Carry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    South West PA
    Posts
    25,484
    That sucks. The thinking in my area seems to be - OK, no sale of a gun but - they are oiling the wheels of customer service and maybe will get a sale another time. Plus it can be useful to ''sweeten a deal'' by perhaps just buying some ammo - or consumables.

    My local guy has been great altho I have bought quite a bit from him - he used to charge a mere $10 but now wants $15 - still not bad IMO.

    If you wanted to be FFL then yeah - has to be storefront and trading business (proveable thru paperwork) - doubt transfers only would cut it.

    Sorry you seem to have such a transfer vacuum.
    Chris - P95
    NRA Certified Instructor & NRA Life Member.

    "To own a gun and assume that you are armed
    is like owning a piano and assuming that you are a musician!."


    http://www.rkba-2a.com/ - a portal for 2A links, articles and some videos.

  3. #3
    VIP Member Array SIGguy229's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Kommie-fornia-stan
    Posts
    7,078
    To my knowledge, you do not need a storefront...but the cost for maintaining an FFL license is $600/yr? 3 yrs? I'm spitballing here...

  4. #4
    Senior Member Array mech1369dlw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Kansas
    Posts
    610
    I will bet there are more ffl's in your area than you thought. Go to gunbroker, at the top, click the block that says FOR BUYERS. Click on Find Transfer Dealer. It will let you pick a state. I thought there wer the 2 pawn shops and a couple others in my area. I found guys that did very little business, mostly got one so they could get themselves and friends good prices. Mayhaps you have one in your area you didn't know about. It is worth a try.
    A person is justified in the use of deadly force, if such person reasonably believes deadly force is necessary to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm to such person or a third person.

  5. #5
    Distinguished Member Array sniper58's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Posts
    1,631
    Gander Mountain will handle the transfer, if there's one in your area. Mech's post is excellent. You'll be amazed with how many people in your area did what you are contemplating doing: getting your FFL. Sig's post is well taken. It's expensive to get and to maintain. Worst of all, you are ALWAYS on the radar screen - ALWAYS!
    Tim
    BE PREPARED - Noah didn't build the Ark when it was raining!
    Si vis pacem, para bellum
    ________
    NRA Life Member

  6. #6
    Distinguished Member Array BIG E's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    KY
    Posts
    1,443
    Quote Originally Posted by mech1369dlw View Post
    I will bet there are more ffl's in your area than you thought. Go to gunbroker, at the top, click the block that says FOR BUYERS. Click on Find Transfer Dealer. It will let you pick a state. I thought there wer the 2 pawn shops and a couple others in my area. I found guys that did very little business, mostly got one so they could get themselves and friends good prices. Mayhaps you have one in your area you didn't know about. It is worth a try.
    Oh your the man! I never looked there. Turns out there is one .2 miles from the house. Hmmm.

    Thanks.
    Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft!

    -- Theodore Roosevelt --

  7. #7
    Moderator
    Array Bark'n's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    West Central Missouri
    Posts
    9,917
    Most of the pawn brokers around here will charge $10 - $20 to get you something you find in "Shotgun News" if they don't already stock it.

    I have ran into a couple that may charge 10% of the price in Shotgun News.

    You definitely have to do a bit of searching to find the best price.
    -Bark'n
    Semper Fi


    "The gun is the great equalizer... For it is the gun, that allows the meek to repel the monsters; Whom are bigger, stronger and without conscience, prey on those who without one, would surely perish."

  8. #8
    Senior Member Array Cap'n's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Memphis, TN
    Posts
    1,100
    This has become a real "slap in your face" here in Memphis. It seems many dealers got together (can't prove) and decided since you were not buying the gun from their stock or ordering from them, that the transfer fee would be a flat $100.00 or 15% of the purchase price that you paid for the gun over the net. In addition to this fee you also have to pay $10.00 for the state fee.
    I found all this out when I bought my HK back in January from CDNN. Needless to say I was PO'ed due to the fact that before the first of the year, the going rate was $35.00.
    Did as mech1369dlw suggested and found an individual who works from his home doing gunsmithing and transfers more as a hobby (retired). He charged me $35.00 and that included the states fee of $10.00.
    Shop around, you will find someone that is not trying to rip you off.

    Good luck with your search!

  9. #9
    VIP Member Array Redneck Repairs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    5,134
    Hmm my first transfer at my ffl was $25 , Now he does it for free ( i pay for the background check ) , i guess its a volume discount or something lol .
    Make sure you get full value out of today , Do something worthwhile, because what you do today will cost you one day off the rest of your life .
    We only begin to understand folks after we stop and think .

    Criminals are looking for victims, not opponents.

  10. #10
    VIP Member
    Array dr_cmg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Alabama
    Posts
    10,808
    Just to provide some good information. No storefront is required for a type 01 dealer license. Cost is $200 for the app fee and three year license. Cost is $90 for three year renewal. Here is the ATF site that has most of the answers and the forms. If you have any questions send me a PM.

    BTW I charge $25 for a transfer except to LEO and a few special customers who pay $10.
    George

    Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe. Albert Einstein

  11. #11
    Senior Member Array sisco's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Kansas, GCK
    Posts
    616
    I'm a child of the 60's, but I got over it.

  12. #12
    Member Array frank's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    309

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. FFL Transfer age?
    By dbraves8 in forum The Second Amendment & Gun Legislation Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: July 1st, 2010, 10:18 PM
  2. Transfer of my OK CHL to TX CHL...
    By Sheriff3006 in forum Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: August 12th, 2009, 11:32 PM
  3. Transfer of CCL from one county to another
    By MurphyTWD in forum Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: September 9th, 2008, 08:06 PM
  4. Any way to transfer gun to someone living in DC?
    By kazzaerexys in forum General Firearm Discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: May 15th, 2008, 03:57 PM
  5. FFL transfer
    By NESTO in forum General Firearm Discussion
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: November 21st, 2006, 10:49 PM

Search tags for this page

can you get ffl for just doing internet transfers

,

cant find ffl to do transfer

,

find ffl transferee

Click on a term to search for related topics.

» Log in

User Name:

Password:

Not a member yet?
Register Now!

» DefensiveCarry Sponsors