Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

FFL Dealer - need guns, help!!

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by khaotic04, May 5, 2005.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. khaotic04

    khaotic04 Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2005
    Messages:
    2
    I'm a newly licensed FFL Gun Dealer in the state of Kentucky, I run a gun/pawn/card shop. Could somebody point me in the direction to where to buy bulk guns for cheap or some good distributors? I used the Blue Book of Gun Guides and called several gun manufacturer's home offices and they're sending me catalogs supposedly with dealer prices, but a lot of companies didn't even offer me any kind of dealer discount. I looked in ShotgunNews and GunList and didn't see very many good deals, ordered a few from in there. Any help on this issue is GREATLY appreciated! Thanks!
     
  2. RRTX

    RRTX Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2004
    Messages:
    542
    Location:
    Crowley, TX
    http://www.rsrgroup.com/
    Try here, they are one of the bigger wholesalers and a lot of places seem to use them.

    Edit: Welcome to THR :D
     
  3. DontBurnMyFlag

    DontBurnMyFlag Member

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2004
    Messages:
    891
    Location:
    VA
    Im still an amatuer, so please dont think im posting to waste your time. However, if you order off of Gunbroker.com and gunsamerica.com, the gun has to be sent to a FFL dealer. So there are ALOT of good deals on there. Mainly single guns, no bulk. Some are nice and cheap. However, they arent the same prices you would get when you order with the manufacturer. So sorry if this wasnt any help. :eek:
     
  4. Fred Fuller

    Fred Fuller Moderator Emeritus

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2004
    Messages:
    21,220
    Location:
    AL, NC
  5. boofus

    boofus Guest

  6. khaotic04

    khaotic04 Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2005
    Messages:
    2
    Thanks for that txt list, but that was published in 1989.. so I'm doubting most of those businesses still operate or do you know for sure?

    Thanks
     
  7. simmonsguns

    simmonsguns Member

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2004
    Messages:
    316
    Location:
    overlandpark,kansas
    simmons gun specilties(sp). or RSR,we use SGS because there close,we drive to them,it saves shipping.Jerry's sports owns simmons gun specilties,we are not part of that company anymore,thank god.
     
  8. 8830

    8830 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2004
    Messages:
    310
    Location:
    Victoria, TX
  9. Sir Aardvark

    Sir Aardvark Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2005
    Messages:
    1,277
    Location:
    Southern California
    First off, make a bunch of photocopies of your FFL. Nobody will send you anything without a signed-in-ink copy of your FFL in their hands - no faxes. Mail them out to everyone you wish to do business with.

    Jerry's Sport Center - JSC
    P.O. Box 121, Main St. Forest City, PA 18421-0121
    (800) 234-2612

    JSC also does business as: Simmons Gun Specialties, Bonitz Brothers, Outdoor Sports International.

    Davidson's
    6100 Wilkinson Drive, Prescott, AZ 86301
    (800)367-4867

    RSR Group NV, Inc.
    4700 Aircenter Circle, Reno, NV 89502

    RSR has locations throughout the country.

    SOG International
    240 Harmon Ave., P.O. Box 590, Lebanon, OH 45036
    (800)944-4867

    Moteng (Wholesale Knives)
    1220 Parkway Centre Drive, Poway, CA 92064-6867
    (858)715-2500

    Bill Hicks & Co., Ltd.
    15155 23rd Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55447
    (800)223-0702

    Zander's Sporting Goods
    7525 State Route 154, Baldwin, IL 62217-9706
    (800)851-4373

    CDNN Sports, Inc.
    P.O. Box 6514, Abilene, TX 79608
    (800)588-9500

    Lone Star Wholesale (More knives)
    2407 Interstate 40 West, Amarillo, TX 79109-1852
    (877)868-9540

    Kiesler's Police Supply
    3300 Industrial Parkway, Jeffersonville, IN 47130
    (800)444-2950

    Natchez Shooter's Supplies, inc.
    P.O. Box 182212, Chattanooga, TN 37422
    (800)251-7839


    There are so many more wholesalers than this......but these should be a good start.

    Have fun!!
     
  10. Pointman

    Pointman Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2002
    Messages:
    283
    Location:
    Indiana
    Might see if Sport South is still around, down in Louisiana... Back in the day I bought 90% of my inventory from Sport South, Zanders, Ellet Bro's, SOG and RSR.
     
  11. Sam

    Sam Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2003
    Messages:
    1,384
    Location:
    Alamogordo, New Mexico
    Sportsouth is still there. Good folks to deal with and they seem to like small folk.

    sportsouthinc.com/

    P.O. Box 51367
    Shreeveport, La 71135-1367
    1800-388-3845
    Meet 75% of what I need between these folks and Zanders



    Sam
     
  12. GreenFurniture

    GreenFurniture Member

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2003
    Messages:
    673
    Location:
    East Tennessee
  13. yesterdaysyouth

    yesterdaysyouth Member

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2002
    Messages:
    1,129
    Location:
    N. KY
    where's the shop at??
     
  14. Henry Bowman

    Henry Bowman Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2002
    Messages:
    6,717
    Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Look at the National Assn of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (link ). You may want to attend their trade show in November (as well as SHOT Show in Jan/Feb).
     
  15. noonanda

    noonanda Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2004
    Messages:
    155
    Location:
    Virginia
    If you want to sell Military surplus, check out Century Arms international, they are the big dog when it comes to milsurp importers. SOG buys their stuff from Century.
     
  16. TechBrute

    TechBrute Member

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2003
    Messages:
    3,264
    Location:
    DFW, TX
    Call RSR (as RRTX suggested) and talk to Ed.

    Ellet Brothers is good, too.
     
  17. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2003
    Messages:
    48,717
    Location:
    0 hrs east of TN
  18. Jeff OTMG

    Jeff OTMG Member

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2002
    Messages:
    845
    Location:
    OKC, Ok. and Austin, TX part time
    If you are looking for used guns in bulk try KY Imports. I have purchased from them before and had no problems, BUT there are many who have run into attitude problems with them though I don't know how many of them were for bulk sales.
     
  19. logical

    logical Member

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2005
    Messages:
    637
    Location:
    MI
    I thought I read just recently that fax and even Email attachment copies of an FFL are now as long as you verify them with EZ check. I'll see if i can find the referance....makes sense if it's true. Of course it will take the FFL dealers about 10 years to all learn it if it is now OK...half don't even know they can take a shipment from a non-FFL. I can understand if they don't want to...but to not know it is legal is unacceptable.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page