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using cabelas as an FFL

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Humakavula, Oct 6, 2009.

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  1. Humakavula

    Humakavula Member

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    I'm wanting to use the local cabelas as an ffl and was wondering what the process is... i've never bought a gun that needed to be shipped. any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. mptrimshop

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    they will over charge....go to a small gun shop. They don't like to do that sort of thing so they charge more so nobody will want them to do it
     
  3. Humakavula

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    cabelas told me they charge 35$... the only other shop i go to said 50$ if they had to do paperwork (snapshot guns)... i'm in kc any ideas guys?
     
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    Here in Miissouri, we have On Target. That was where I bought my gun. Anyway DS went there with me once and he was told they charge $25 for FFL. I do not know if they have other stores around the country. I haven't checked. They are good people over there too and you get to share their lunch on Wednesdays even if you just happened to drop by.
     
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    They'll have to do paperwork, that's the whole idea.
     
  6. Wishoot

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    I've used Cabela's a number of times and never had a problem. The local shops around me want $50-$85. Cabelas only wants $35.
     
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    Call more local shops, mine here does it for $15
     
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    Check Gun Broker Dealer Network to find a FFL in your area that charges less. Most of the time it is $15-$20, $35 seems high.
     
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    I've never done a transfer but 2 local shops I talked with both quoted me $100. for a transfer.
     
  10. Sam1911

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    Get the contact info and fax number of whomever has the gun now. Take that info to Cabelas. Ask the gun coutner manager to fax a copy of the store's FFL to the party with the gun.

    The other shop will ship the firearm to the store. The store will receive it and log it into their bound book.

    When you come to pick it up, they'll have you fill out the 4473 form, call NICS, and transfer the gun to you.

    -Sam
     
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    CLICK HERE, and put in your zip code and search. It will bring up all the 'kitchen table' FFLs in your area, as well as the retail shops. Call one of the at-home guys and offer him $10/$15/$20 for the transfer. Otherwise, try some pawn shops too. I've always used a local pawn shop @ $10/gun.
     
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    Use Gunbroker.com's FFL listing. I did.
    I found out a guy here at work that I knew has his FFL! It's been easy street ever since.
    Sure beats paying a gun shop $35-$50 for each transfer!
     
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    My local Cabela's did a mail order transfer for $20, far lower than local shops and kitchen table dealers near me. And this is the Cook County Illinois store. By far the easiest transfer I have ever completed.
     
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    Everyone else in Cook County is around $50. $20 from cabelas seems great!
     
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    Wow! I use a kitchen table guy that charges $15. He's retired, does hundreds of transfers a year, and makes damn good money at it! I'd consider getting into it if I were single.
     
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    thank you very much. its funny that whe I was in Cabelas they said "yeah just have them ship it to us". I think I'll go have a talk with them again. thanks everyone for your help.
     
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    My dad uses a retired fellow that doesn't much like taking money from my dad, for transfers, anymore. He tells my dad not to bother paying, but Dad will always leave a $10 bill on the desk anyway.:)
     
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    Are you on the KS or MO side? If you're on the KS side, I know a good FFL that runs his operation out of his house and only charges about $20 or so IIRC
     
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    small local shop told me $50 to transfer an AR lower :eek:

    with some lame excuse about added liability

    fortunately..... Ray @ Ray's Diversified Machine (small gunsmith/repair guy operating out of his home ) renewed his FFL and the days of the $10 transfers will keep on a rollin' ;)
     
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    Try Show-Me Shooters. They are up north a bit, and depending on where you are in KC, the drive may not be worth it. I'd give them a call and see what they charge.
     
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    Humakavula I put zip code 66101 in the Gunbroker site like spyder1911 suggested and found a bunch of people who would do it for $20-25.
    This guy was really cheap @ $10! That is better than I find here in Houston.

    Jason Steele
    13028 S. Brougham Dr.
    Olathe, KS 66062-1406
    phone: 913-829-4197

    Hours: Mon-Sat 1:00pm-5:00pm
    Transfer fee: $10.00 per firearm

    I know you would rather spend the extra savings on ammo, than on their profits.
     
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    My local Cabela's did a mail order transfer for $20, far lower than local shops and kitchen table dealers near me. And this is the Cook County Illinois store. By far the easiest transfer I have ever completed.


    to have a HG shipped from the store in indy to the store in Hoffman is $25..and then ya gotta pay the transfer fee.... sounds like buying from the Hoffman estates store is where it's at... i buy all my long guns from indy
     
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    o ya i live in Grundy country ....just south of will county
     
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    A Pawn Broaker only charges me a $10 fee.
     
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