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C&R FFL usefulness

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Oldnamvet, Dec 28, 2005.

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  1. Oldnamvet

    Oldnamvet Member

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    If you are not into military surplus rifles, how much use would you get out of a C&R FFL? I was wondering what other guns you could order using it. I shoot mainly shotgun for fun (skeet) and some rifle/pistol shooting to stay in shape/practice for hunting seasons.
     
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    Think discounts at Midway, Brownells, Olympic Arms and so on.

    Your C&R will pay for itself whether or not you ever buy a MILSURP.
     
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    They are also good for commercial firearms 50yrs and older (how about a old A5 or Model 12 for the trap field?) as well as modern collectables on the list.

    HTH,
    Mike
     
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    He's right. I have saved on everything from ammo to gunstocks.

    In the future you may want to purchase a milsurplus also.
     
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    C&R FFL usefullness

    It keeps you broke and your credit cards maxed out saving money at places like Brownell's, Midway, Graf and Sons....et al so you won't spend your money on frivolous stuff like bills.:D
     
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    The major reason I got (and an re-applying for one due to a move) a C&R is for the dealer discounts and not for the guns. I got my money back on my very first purchase from Brownells.
     
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    That is exactly what I did, too. The cool part about Brownell's is that their website catalog automatically updates with "your" prices, right alongside with the retail prices, so you can see the benefits while browsing.

    My only problem is that I can't seem to pick *which* C&R firearm will be my first purchase...too many good ones to pick from :) :)
     
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    And, very rarely, an L.C. Smith will close at a reasonable price on an auction site and can be sent directly to your door.
     
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    OK guys. You have convinced me that the $30 is well spent. I didn't realize that you could get "dealer discounts". I'll have to start the paperwork this week along with getting my CCW renewed. Three years sure went by fast.
     
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    Brownells will accept any kind of business license for a discount (as will Midway, Midsouth Shooters Supply, and most other wholesalers). In fact, if you call Brownells and tell them your buddy owns a business they will quote wholesale prices and will probably ship to your door. And I think we all know how to read the discount prices in their catalog. I don't know about your state, but Michigan charges ten bucks for a DBA (Doing Business As)...and you won't have to open your door to the ATF any time they want to check your books.:neener:
     
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    Anything over 50 years old qualifies as C&R. it dosen't have to be milsurp. There are lots of people who collect things like Smith & Wesson revolvers, Winchester lever actions, fine sporting shotguns, etc.

    Heck, the first AR-15's are due to be C&R status soon.
     
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