View Full Version : Where does one purchase an SMG?

Vampire Gerbil
June 12, 2000, 06:36 PM
I'm in Nevada. I went to The Gun Store in Las Vegas and one of the things I asked about was how to go about purchasing a full auto. In a nutshell, they told me to give them the money and they'd take it from there.
I was informed that SMGs start at $5,000 (with all the paperwork) and I have a real problem handing that kinda money over to a store, then waiting 4-6 months until the paperwork is completed.
Is this something I just have to deal with?
Can I find SMGs from other, legal sources?
Would I be able to apply first, then shop for the weapon?
Thanks in advance!

June 12, 2000, 08:52 PM
You have to buy the gun first and then proceed with the transfer. Most shops ask for a certain amount of money up front before they look due to the fact that a lot of people want to buy one but back out or don't have the money. If you are serious check out www.subguns.com (http://www.subguns.com) and go the the NFA Add Board. You can also check some of the online gun brokers. You can find machine guns from anywhere around $1000 to $100,000 range. If you know what king of machine gun you are looking for and what price you have in mind to pay for one post back and I will see if I can steer you in the right direction.

Mulio Rex
June 12, 2000, 10:45 PM
also http://www.urban-armory.com

They usually have an EXTENSIVE selection.

Big Guns again
No speakee well
But plain.

Vampire Gerbil
June 13, 2000, 12:28 AM
Thanks for the tips guys.
I can understand a store asking for a deposit, but laying down a minimum of 5 grand seems a bit excessive considering the wait involved. Then again, if they offered interest... heh heh....
I was hoping to buy something for about 5,000. The Gun Store informs me that I can get a brand new UZI for that price and I'd probably be happy with that, but if I can get more bang for my buck (pardon the pun, I couldn't help it) I'd obviously be willing to get something better.
The H&K MP5 is, I am told, in escess of 10 grand. I'd have to sell my Harley for that and I can't see myself being happy doing that. I'll check those links you posted and get a better idea of what's available.
Thanks again,

June 13, 2000, 01:18 AM
Give Machine Gun Kelly's Gun Vault a call, from someone on another board, he seems highly recommend them. http://www.machinegunkellys.com/
Best luck!!

James K
June 13, 2000, 11:43 AM
If you buy from out of state, you generally have to go through a dealer in your state. (There are exceptions if the gun is a C&R.) If you find a seller in your state, and state law allows, you can bypass the dealer. Of course, you still need to do the paperwork (Form 4) and pay the tax.

I see no reason for any dealer to demand full payment, especially without even determining if what you want is available.


June 13, 2000, 03:40 PM
5K is high for an Uzi, at that you are getting into M16 country.

Machine Gun Kelly's has a good rep. You might want to check at a gun show for the January (I think) issue of Small Arms Review. It had a guide to class 3 dealers in Las Vegas.

Generally you can find guns on boards such as www.subguns.com (http://www.subguns.com) or www.sturmgewehr.com (http://www.sturmgewehr.com) and then have the gun transferred to a local dealer who then transfers it to you.