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how much do you pay for FFL fee?

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

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  1. dubya450

    dubya450 Member

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    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.

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

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    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
     
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    I pay $15
     
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    $20 for Title I
    $50 for Title II
     
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    MoCo MD: $35-$50 is a good deal around here. My closest LGS charges about $100+
     
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    $10 is a steal. Locally here in NE Kansas the going rate is $25.
     
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    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.
     
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    10.00 bucks
     
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    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!
     
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    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

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

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    $25-$50 here.
    I assume the ones charging $50 just don't want to fool with it, but will for that much.
     
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    $15 usually but $20 if ffl plan B guy is used.
     
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    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.
     
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    LGS charges $15 here.
     
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    Here in No. Indiana its normally $20.00.
     
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    $22.00.....but last time I used this local FFL he went on vacation without even a warning and I didn't get the gun transfered over to me in nearly a month. I guess the sayings true, you get what you pay for.
     
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    I've paid $15 at a pawn shop near me. However, when I purchased a SIG P210, I had it sent to an FFL who is also a SIG armorer and operates out of his home and charges $25, just because I felt more comfortable picking up my more expensive gun there than at a pawn shop.
     
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    $10 Title I, $25 Title II.
     
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    I have used 3 different ones over the years. One is 10 bucks the other 2 are 20-25.
     
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