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What is a reasonable price for transfer of a firearm through an FFL

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by JLStorm, Aug 31, 2007.

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  1. JLStorm

    JLStorm Member

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    The prices I am getting in this area (I moved recently) which is near a large city is between $40 - $50 no matter where I ask. That seems a bit high to me, what is a reasonable fee for transferring a gun to me which was purchased through an out of state FFL and will be shipped to a local FFL who will do the transfer.
     
  2. Jimmie

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    I haven't paid more than $20, but maybe your area just has a higher going rate. I've been paying $10 since I found my current dealer.
     
  3. highlander 5

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    40 bucks on average in my neck of the woods
     
  4. EdLaver

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    Between $20-$25 is average, anything higer is a rip off.
     
  5. DAdams

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    20-40 in the Tampa, FL area. I have only done one, but I need to find the $20 folks. I paid 30 on the only one I have done. My LGS gets $40, but I won't use them.

    Seems like Bud's has a zip code search for FFL. That's where I saw the $20. There are apparently lots of folks with the license who aren't actively in the business but supplement their income.

    I would hunt around.
     
  6. browningguy

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    Most gun shops seem to be in the range of $30-35, pawn shops probably average $20-25 or so. Individuals working from home will often be less. I have seen shops in Houston ask as much as $50, because they really don't want to do it, and I know of one shop who won't do a transfer at all because he says it's not worth the hassle.
     
  7. nalioth

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    My local guy charges $10 per item, and bulk pricing on large transfers.
     
  8. conan

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    15-20$
     
  9. Muddflap

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    Most places are $20.00 or $25.00. I found a pawn shop that will do it for $15.00. They have made $45.00 of me, the others haven't made anything.
     
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    $25 is the average round here. I try to buy local when I can so I don't do many transfers.
     
  11. GRB

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    Last time I checked, $50 to $75 on Long Island in NY.
     
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    Typically it's $40 around here. I know a guy that'll do it for $25 for me (normally $30).. but he's far enough away that it's just barely worth the gas and trouble.
     
  13. carsonbm

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    The FFL's are getting greedy.
     
  14. doubleg

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    My local gunshop charges 50$, they also make you buy their ammo at their range. :rolleyes: I need to find a new gunshop...
     
  15. fogdor

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    A shop close by me charges $25, but he quoted me such a good price to order the gun I wanted, I ended up buying directly from him.
     
  16. Willis

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    I sent a rifle in for repair through a gun store where I had never bought a gun $0. I bought a rifle at another gun store $0. I bought a Glock 27 at another gun store $0. I bought a Ruger Alaskan at another gun store $0. I won a 870 in a drawing in a far town and I had it sent to even another gun store where I had never bought anything and even for that $0. I have bought a few more at these same stores since the first time and it has allways been $0. I think I like the prices around here a lot better than where you guys are, but then in Montana buying a gun is not a big deal like it is in some places. I think the longest time it has taken to get the back ground check phone call done was maybe 3 to 4 minutes, so the people charging $50 to $75 have a good thing going.

    Willis
     
  17. Hoppy590

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    i wont pay more than 20 or 25. and DONT give them a % of the guns value. il give you a hint shops. i bought it from some where else because you didnt have it or didnt have it at a good price. and the only reason you are even seeing a cent is because big brother says i cant do it myself
     
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    The closest shop to my home charges $40 for pre-owned, custom, or heirloom guns. However, if the gun is new and could be purchased through the store, they will charge you 10% of the price of the gun. Basically, they don't want you to be using their services to buy guns at cheaper prices elsewhere.

    The other local gun shops are only slightly cheaper, as I recall. (~$30-35.)

    TMann
     
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    The SOT I use is it's $20 for the transfer plus the usual $5 for the FDLE NICS check for title I items. For Title II it's $50, not sure if they charge for the FDLE, but they likely do.

    Of course their hours are a bit meh. Mon-Thur 11am-6pm, and they often takes days off, since retail is a very very small part of their business.
     
  21. JP from Phoenix

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    25 dollars, i know one place that does it for 30. if they charge anymore than they obviously frown apon it and want you to special order guns through them.
     
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    The best I have found around here is $25 (used to be $20 until this year).
     
  23. JDGray

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    I use two, one charges $5, and the other is no charge. The guy who charges $5, is always available, and I use him most.:)
     
  24. Storm

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    Here 25 miles north of Atlanta the going rate is $25.
     
  25. Autolycus

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    I used to have a guy that charged $20 but I left that part of the state. Now I get charged $25 or so. It seems that they can charge whatever they wish as they have the ability to recieve the guns but at what cost.

    The ATF inspects their shops at least once a year if I remember correctly. Not to mention all the BS liability insurance they maybe required to have as well as the government invasion in their daily lives.
     
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