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cobra2411
November 14, 2008, 03:42 PM
I keep seeing tons of deals on guns on the internet only to be told it's $50 or more to receive them. The more I dig the more I find lower prices, but I've started to think about starting a part time business out of my house so I can have an FFL.

Has anybody here done that? Pro's / Con's?

I'm not so much looking for the legal side, that's easy enough to read up on. I'm looking for if it's worth it in your opinion.

TIA

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dogtown tom
November 14, 2008, 04:34 PM
I received my FFL eight weeks ago. Doing transfers only, I have already recovered the expense of the licensing fee, extra insurance, business cards, etc.

Well worth it IMHO.

I don't expect to get rich by doing $10-20 transfers.

CountGlockula
November 14, 2008, 04:40 PM
Where to you start in becoming an FFL dealer?

KegCommando
November 14, 2008, 05:03 PM
Dunno if it is true or not, so someone please correct me if i'm misinformed, but
one drawback you may want to consider is I heard if you get an FFL you open up a small window of being subject to inspection. If you are running it out of your house and not a brick shop, you may not want that.

Now probably the likelyhood you'll raise some red flag that they want to check out is probably slim, but who knows.

Again, only something I heard.

SSN Vet
November 14, 2008, 05:07 PM
Where to you start in becoming an FFL dealer?

go to the ATF web. site, read up on the different types of FFL and then call up their number and request they send you the application package.

I believe you're going to have to get your local LEO agency to give you their blessing and you may have zoning issues...

but by enlarge, it's pretty easy.

You're going to get a visit from the nearest ATF office and your going to have to show them that you have a safe.

I get $10 FFLs from a guy I've known for years...so it doesn't make much sense for me to get into it. He tells me that the ATF inspectors (who call on him annually) have always been very professional and helpfull....giving him tips on how to stay out of trouble.

cobra2411
November 14, 2008, 05:09 PM
I'm still researching, but yes I do believe your place of business is open for inspection. Of course I plan on running out of my home which is ok based on what I know so far. Again, I'm still researching.

I'm not looking to get rich, but I'm a bit offended at people charging $50 just to receive a gun, then charging you extra to do the paperwork. So it's $70-80 by the time you're done...

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