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how would i order a gun online? it says FFL required. would i have to go to my local gunstore and ask them to order it for me? one of the local stores sells the gun i want, but it's much cheaper online. please help me out. thanks
 

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You got it. Most on line dealers require FFL licence/permit #. The FFL may charge you a percentage maby 5% for his trouble. There used to be one where I work, I'd give him cost + $20, but he was a worken buddie.

BTW I'm moving this thread to the general discussion, but leaving a redirect here for better coverage.
 

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I buy guns on the net all the time,and it's a pretty straight forward proposition.I make the deal and then get the money-order for the full amount including shipping.Then I take it to the dealer,with a copy of the email providing the address for the FFL and payment to be sent to. I then pay $20 to the FFL dealer and he does the paperwork.One thing you might consider,is what kind of relationship you want,or might have with your dealer.I would feel akword going into a shop where I was not known and proceed to ask them to order a gun that they have on the shelf,unless it was from an auction,or used.Is there another shop you can go to? Just call around and ask what their fee is on an internet purchases.Most shops are familiar with the proceedure,and are happy to help.
 

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thanks for the replies. my local shop said they would charge me cost + $100 for their troubles. the other shop has the receiver for 350. the online store is selling it for 210. im pretty screwed here. thanks again for the help.
 

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All they do when they get the gun is write a few things in a book. Is that worth a hundred bucks??!! I get tired of the song and dance from the local gun store so I think the best thing is to check out any gun shows that are in the area.

You could also check the auction site as they will list dealers in your state who will do the transfer for a set fee and not rip you off.
 

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Yo DuMO! Check out this link:

http://www.gunbroker.com/user/DealerNetwork.asp

I found a very friendly FFL dealer from it that cuts a flat $10.00 deal for NRA members. (You're one, right?) He also got to sell me a new MINI 14, and lots of other neat things. Cooperation is a 2 way street. $100.00 "for their troubles?" Be kind to them and don't trouble them!

Lotsa Luck. Buying on-line is fun and if you are patient you will get what you want at a reasonable price. Just do a lot of looking around.:usa:
 

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If the dealer is trying to charge you 100 bucks I would run away FAST .The gun market is what it is yes we need to suport our local dealer but not let him take advantage of us The market now from what I can see is 20 bucks for doing the paper work and you handle everything else and let them know after the deal you expect no warranty from them.What I did when I moved to Missouri was get out the phone book look up gun dealers and go there ask them if you buy a gun online will he handle the FFL paperwork and send a ink signed copy of his ffl to your online dealer then before he answers tell him you would be willing to pay as much as 20 bucks and if he agrees bingo if he doesn't keep looking .I beleive a dealer should make a liveing but not a killing.I am sure you will find a dealer who will help you .I don't buy the normal bolt guns I like'em all but If I found a new gun online at a big saveings above my dealer I would show him and tell him I'll buy it from him for twenty bucks above that plus the real cost of shipping.Make sure he doesn't nail you on phony shipping .That's fair because if you bought it on line it would cost you 20 bucks plus shipping and he's makeing a sale .If he gives you a song and dance about how he's got to make more on that gun then have him order the one on line .If he gets mad you wouldn't buy his overpriced gun even with you knowing it's way overpriced then he's not gonna be someone I would do busniess with anyway.


The link the guy above gave is probably your best bet to find a good dealer !
 

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I once had a dealer tell me his charge would be $20 and when the gun arrived he wanted $50 because the gun was "new". Needless to say, he lost my business & I told him why. I have since transferred 3 guns through a dealer who only charges $20 for his paperwork.

There are good honest dealers around. You just have to find them.
 

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Either auction arms or gunbroker has a list of FFL holders.Check the list for your state and go from there.Average is around $20.00 Good luck.
 

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Apparently there are no honest dealers in my area. I will just go for the dealer that is selling the lower stripped receiver for $350. Thanks again for the replies.
 

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If you don't mind a short drive to Aptos (near Santa Cruz), this might be another option: http://www.mbiguns.com

I haven't done business with them, but have only stumbled across them on the web. Their fees are as follows (from the site):

"Currently California mandates various fees totaling $20.00 to transfer each firearm. Our fees are in addition to the State's fees, and they are quite simple; If your order totals less than $500.00, we will be charging you a flat fee of $40.00 per item ($60.00 total). If your order totals more than $500.00, we will be charging you a flat fee of $50.00 per item ($70.00 total)."

Not great, but somewhat less then you've found elsewhere. It also seems to be a good source of information on transferring of arms. Good luck.

-davey
 

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My local shop is named Reed's and the dealer w/ the reciever for $350 is Kerly's. I just found out yesterday that my dad's friend owns a FFL :D. I'm sure that my dad's friend would practically do it for free not including the state taxes/fees. Thanks.
 
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