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FFL Dealer in Chicago suburbs?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by oso123, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. oso123

    oso123 New Member

    Hi Everyone,

    I was wondering if anyone had recommendations for a FFL dealer in the Chicago area - specifically western suburbs. I need to find a new FFL dealer who can handle a shotgun with pistol grips. :)

    Thanks ahead of time for the help.
  2. BikerNut

    BikerNut Well-Known Member

    Chicago Suburban FFL Dealers

    There aren't very many left any more, since King Richard took the Cook County throne. The one I go to most often is Maxon Shooters Supply in Des Plaines, not too far west of Chicago and easily accessible from I-294:

    1226 Rand Rd
    Des Plaines, IL 60016
    (847) 298-4867

    Another good dealer is Midwest Guns in Lyons, SW of the city:

    8565 Plainfield Rd
    Lyons, IL 60534
    (708) 447-4848

    Then there's R Guns way out west in Carpentersville. They specialize in old military surplus and new AR-15's:

    140 N Western Ave #B
    Carpentersville, IL 60110
    (847) 428-3569

    There's one other in Lincolnwood, very close to Chicago. They do tactical stuff for local police, SWAT, security guards, etc. But then a shotgun with pistol grips may be right up their alley:

    Shore Galleries
    3318 W Devon Ave.
    Lincolnwood, IL US 60712
    (847) 676-2900

    There are about half a dozen others listed in online Yellow Pages and such, but when you call, you get a "number disconnected" message.

    Good luck.
  3. lochridge

    lochridge Member

    the guy i use is
    larry swanson
    he is in st. charles
  4. Kingcreek

    Kingcreek Well-Known Member

    a little further west but KennyP. (at kapguns.com) is a great guy and reasonable. He's in Loves Park.
  5. Picard

    Picard Well-Known Member

    Cabela's is also a good source. They'll transfer your shotgun without any issue. I've dealt with them a few times and they've only been helpful and friendly.
  6. Canuck-IL

    Canuck-IL Well-Known Member

    The dealers such as Maxon's are spendy!! Smaller guys that specialize in transfers rather than counter sales are a lot more reasonable.
    $25 from John Amato below ... my other guys are way out in the boonies and run $15 - $20


    WOOD DALE, IL 60191
    phone: 630-860-7807
    fax: 630-860-5709
    Hours: Mon-Fri 10:00am-4:30pm
    Transfer fee: $25.00

    The location is on Irving Park Road, a few miles west of York/Elmhurst road.
  7. oso123

    oso123 New Member

    wow, Thanks for all the help everyone!
  8. Marcus84

    Marcus84 Well-Known Member

    How much does Maxon charge for a transfer?
  9. Gator

    Gator Well-Known Member

    One more:

    Phil's Village Sports Center
    1731 E Central Rd
    Arlington Heights, IL 60005
    (847) 956-1133
  10. Picard

    Picard Well-Known Member

    I think Maxon charges $45. Phil's Village Sports Center charges $44. It seems that your best bet is John in Wood Dale. I was unaware of such an FFL. I think I will be doing business with him in the future.

    Thanks for helping me out too guys. I didn't even initially know that I needed the help. :)
  11. Roz

    Roz Well-Known Member

    I use Paul Philip at MCS Firearms. He's out in Lake in the Hills, IL.
  12. monkeyboy

    monkeyboy New Member

    Any one close to Deerfield/Northbrook?
  13. Rubble

    Rubble Member

  14. Devildawg

    Devildawg New Member

    Still Another

    Illinois Secure Firearms is in Glendale Heights. $25.00 for transfers and they discount police & military 20%. Very friendly and will do business on weekends. Their phone is 630-480-0186.

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