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how much do you pay for FFL fee?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by dubya450, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. dubya450

    dubya450 Well-Known Member

    Hey all, im just curious how much various FFL holders across the country charge for a transfer and if you use one FFL exclusively. I recently bought my first rifle online and found a guy only 10 miles from my house, is open until 7pm 7 days a week and only charges $10. Everything has gone smooth with him so far and im pleased with his price and hour's considering i work in the concrete business and i work long hours, so its nice to be able to pick the rifle up late evening or weekend's. So how about you guys? What's the typical transfer fee in different areas?
  2. Kyle M.

    Kyle M. Well-Known Member

    My lgs charges $20 unless your a regular like me, then they do it free. The two other shops near me both charge $30.
  3. smalls

    smalls Well-Known Member

    I had a family friend who was an FFL, and if he charged my family anything, it was $10. But unfortunately he lost his FFL (He's a bit older and had a stroke, and was getting really bad at keeping good records).

    Then there's Gander Mountain, who wants something like $65, and one of the other LGS's charged $45. I haven't personally used the last two, but I did inquire, after my normal guy lost his FFL.
  4. Sam1911

    Sam1911 Moderator

    Anywhere from $10 to $50 in most places. Some states like CA can drive some dealers to charge up to $150, depending on the state and what it is. Heck, I was once quoted $75 in MD. Sure didn't pay it, but still eventually did pay $50 for a "regulated firearm" trasfer.

    We had a LONG thread on what makes a good gun shop and the last two pages had a lot of comments on transfer fees: http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=668230

    OARNGESI Well-Known Member

    I pay $15
  6. RhinoDefense

    RhinoDefense Well-Known Member

    $20 for Title I
    $50 for Title II
  7. somoss

    somoss Well-Known Member

    MoCo MD: $35-$50 is a good deal around here. My closest LGS charges about $100+
  8. Sniper66

    Sniper66 Well-Known Member

    $10 is a steal. Locally here in NE Kansas the going rate is $25.
  9. firesky101

    firesky101 Well-Known Member

    I have an FFL that does not gouge, at least for here. $25 if I am buying from him, $35 for private sale. He is the cheapest around for accepting online orders too but that is not saying much... $75.
  10. tarosean

    tarosean Well-Known Member

    10.00 bucks
  11. HDCamel

    HDCamel Well-Known Member

  12. CoRoMo

    CoRoMo Well-Known Member

  13. Revoliver

    Revoliver Well-Known Member

  14. dubya450

    dubya450 Well-Known Member

    Most other quotes ive gotten around the Twin Cities were $20-25 with the exception of gander which im pretty sure I've heard was over $60. If you buy a few guns a year like i usually do irs nice to have a reliable, cheap FFL to go through. I have a feeling ill be ordering more and more online rifles now that i found someone close to home and cheap. Ive always been wary of buying online and using someone to transfer but it went so smoothly with my first purchase im afraid ill become even more of a hoarder lol!
  15. forindooruseonly

    forindooruseonly Well-Known Member

    Here's my horror story. In my hometown, the FFLs want to charge $25 or 10% of the gun's value, whichever was higher. Yep. That's right. I contacted four FFLs in my area and they all had the same policy, I guess figuring that if one could get away with it, then they could too.

    I wouldn't have known about their fees, but my regular FFL who lives a couple of towns away was gone on vacation and I had just bought a $2400 rifle. I called around, expecting 25 or 30 bucks, but they all insisted on $240 dollars to transfer the gun in. I eventually had the seller hold the gun until my regular guy got back.

    Needless to say, I was not one bit sad when a couple of the these gun stores went out of business.
  16. brnmuenchow

    brnmuenchow Well-Known Member

    Usually it's in and around $50. (Austin/ San Antonio, Texas area)
  17. Arkansas Paul

    Arkansas Paul Well-Known Member

    $25-$50 here.
    I assume the ones charging $50 just don't want to fool with it, but will for that much.
  18. heeler

    heeler Well-Known Member

    $15 usually but $20 if ffl plan B guy is used.
  19. Teachu2

    Teachu2 Well-Known Member

    For transfers from another dealer, the LGSs here get $100-125, but two transfer dealers are $25. Private party transfers are $35 everywhere, IIRC - the state fixes that fee.
  20. powell&hyde

    powell&hyde Well-Known Member

    LGS charges $15 here.

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