using cabelas as an FFL


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Humakavula
October 6, 2009, 01:17 AM
I'm wanting to use the local cabelas as an ffl and was wondering what the process is... i've never bought a gun that needed to be shipped. any help would be greatly appreciated.

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mptrimshop
October 6, 2009, 01:48 AM
they will over charge....go to a small gun shop. They don't like to do that sort of thing so they charge more so nobody will want them to do it

Humakavula
October 6, 2009, 04:13 AM
cabelas told me they charge 35$... the only other shop i go to said 50$ if they had to do paperwork (snapshot guns)... i'm in kc any ideas guys?

CooperThunder
October 6, 2009, 04:27 AM
Here in Miissouri, we have On Target. That was where I bought my gun. Anyway DS went there with me once and he was told they charge $25 for FFL. I do not know if they have other stores around the country. I haven't checked. They are good people over there too and you get to share their lunch on Wednesdays even if you just happened to drop by.

natman
October 6, 2009, 08:06 AM
cabelas told me they charge 35$... the only other shop i go to said 50$ if they had to do paperwork ... i

They'll have to do paperwork, that's the whole idea.

Wishoot
October 6, 2009, 09:10 AM
I've used Cabela's a number of times and never had a problem. The local shops around me want $50-$85. Cabelas only wants $35.

PandaBearBG
October 6, 2009, 09:13 AM
Call more local shops, mine here does it for $15

spyder1911
October 6, 2009, 09:50 AM
Check Gun Broker Dealer Network (http://www.gunbroker.com/User/DealerNetwork.asp) to find a FFL in your area that charges less. Most of the time it is $15-$20, $35 seems high.

Hillbillyz
October 6, 2009, 09:59 AM
I've never done a transfer but 2 local shops I talked with both quoted me $100. for a transfer.

Sam1911
October 6, 2009, 10:01 AM
what the process is

Get the contact info and fax number of whomever has the gun now. Take that info to Cabelas. Ask the gun coutner manager to fax a copy of the store's FFL to the party with the gun.

The other shop will ship the firearm to the store. The store will receive it and log it into their bound book.

When you come to pick it up, they'll have you fill out the 4473 form, call NICS, and transfer the gun to you.

-Sam

CoRoMo
October 6, 2009, 10:35 AM
CLICK HERE (http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/FFLDealers/default.aspx), and put in your zip code and search. It will bring up all the 'kitchen table' FFLs in your area, as well as the retail shops. Call one of the at-home guys and offer him $10/$15/$20 for the transfer. Otherwise, try some pawn shops too. I've always used a local pawn shop @ $10/gun.

jackstinson
October 6, 2009, 10:48 AM
Use Gunbroker.com's FFL listing. I did.
I found out a guy here at work that I knew has his FFL! It's been easy street ever since.
Sure beats paying a gun shop $35-$50 for each transfer!

soundguy
October 6, 2009, 11:22 AM
My local Cabela's did a mail order transfer for $20, far lower than local shops and kitchen table dealers near me. And this is the Cook County Illinois store. By far the easiest transfer I have ever completed.

Birdmang
October 6, 2009, 11:24 AM
Everyone else in Cook County is around $50. $20 from cabelas seems great!

rondog
October 6, 2009, 11:42 AM
Wow! I use a kitchen table guy that charges $15. He's retired, does hundreds of transfers a year, and makes damn good money at it! I'd consider getting into it if I were single.

Humakavula
October 6, 2009, 02:01 PM
thank you very much. its funny that whe I was in Cabelas they said "yeah just have them ship it to us". I think I'll go have a talk with them again. thanks everyone for your help.

CoRoMo
October 6, 2009, 02:28 PM
I use a kitchen table guy ... He's retired...

My dad uses a retired fellow that doesn't much like taking money from my dad, for transfers, anymore. He tells my dad not to bother paying, but Dad will always leave a $10 bill on the desk anyway.:)

tyler500e
October 6, 2009, 02:35 PM
Are you on the KS or MO side? If you're on the KS side, I know a good FFL that runs his operation out of his house and only charges about $20 or so IIRC

kda
October 6, 2009, 02:52 PM
Another place to check for local FFLs.

FFL by Location (http://v4.beta.gunbroker.com/FFL/SearchForFFL.aspx?st)

SSN Vet
October 6, 2009, 03:41 PM
small local shop told me $50 to transfer an AR lower :eek:

with some lame excuse about added liability

fortunately..... Ray @ Ray's Diversified Machine (small gunsmith/repair guy operating out of his home ) renewed his FFL and the days of the $10 transfers will keep on a rollin' ;)

gigante
October 6, 2009, 05:32 PM
Try Show-Me Shooters. They are up north a bit, and depending on where you are in KC, the drive may not be worth it. I'd give them a call and see what they charge.

Acera
October 6, 2009, 05:34 PM
Humakavula I put zip code 66101 in the Gunbroker site like spyder1911 suggested and found a bunch of people who would do it for $20-25.
This guy was really cheap @ $10! That is better than I find here in Houston.

Jason Steele
13028 S. Brougham Dr.
Olathe, KS 66062-1406
phone: 913-829-4197

Hours: Mon-Sat 1:00pm-5:00pm
Transfer fee: $10.00 per firearm

I know you would rather spend the extra savings on ammo, than on their profits.

mptrimshop
October 6, 2009, 05:41 PM
My local Cabela's did a mail order transfer for $20, far lower than local shops and kitchen table dealers near me. And this is the Cook County Illinois store. By far the easiest transfer I have ever completed.


to have a HG shipped from the store in indy to the store in Hoffman is $25..and then ya gotta pay the transfer fee.... sounds like buying from the Hoffman estates store is where it's at... i buy all my long guns from indy

mptrimshop
October 6, 2009, 05:43 PM
o ya i live in Grundy country ....just south of will county

rogertc1
October 6, 2009, 06:40 PM
A Pawn Broaker only charges me a $10 fee.

Flame Red
October 7, 2009, 11:37 AM
Around here in Central Florida, FFL's have been charging insane prices for years. Pawn shops are now a good bet if you have a relationship. Most FFL's here don't want to be bothered anymore. Some change $100. One charges $50. There is one that still charges $35 but they won't transfer anything that they can order or have in stock. The one I use is a newer shop and has not been poisoned yet - charges $35 for anything even if he has it on his self. None will accept a transfer from a private party anymore.

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