View Full Version : Gun shop fees for internet buys.

September 10, 2007, 02:24 PM
I know I want to support my local gunshops and if I buy something new they get my business. However.

When you find an amazing deal online or maby some used milsurp for an absolutely unbeatable price. What do your local shops charge to have them shipped to them?

I ask because in Kalifornia they pretty much took away all FFL's w/o storefronts. (I know, I know. Don't tell me to move)

One shop charges 10% the guns value + the 35 to register
$60 flat plus the $35 at another place
and lastly $100 flat plus the $35 at the shady gunshop

So OTHER THAN friends w/ FFL's, what do you guys pay to bring in that gun???

September 10, 2007, 02:26 PM
$15 Plus NICS Fee. In VA.

September 10, 2007, 02:48 PM
Shops around Amarillo charge between $15-30 depending on where you go.

September 10, 2007, 02:48 PM
$15 to $25 depending on the shop here in Indiana

September 10, 2007, 04:00 PM
I'm in N. Virginia. I pay $20 for the transfer and 2 for the background check. rellascout , where is this $15 FFL holder?

September 10, 2007, 04:24 PM
I'm in California to and prices range from "go away and don't bother me" to $35 or $50 in some places plus the DROS fee.

September 10, 2007, 05:29 PM
I paid $25 to have my Glock transferred, but I think I've found a smaller dealer with an FFL that will do it for $10-$20. I plan on using him this week so we'll see. :D

Shane Tuttle
September 10, 2007, 05:30 PM
I'm in N. Virginia. I pay $20 for the transfer and 2 for the background check.

This is what my dealer charges, but I also get 2 hours free indoor range time with it....;)

September 10, 2007, 05:34 PM
$20 + $5 background check fee $25 total.

September 10, 2007, 06:08 PM

September 10, 2007, 06:12 PM
$10, $20 or $25 depending on where I go. The more expensive ones are generally worth the extra money, so I rarely deal with the $10 guy anymore.

September 10, 2007, 06:14 PM
NorCal had a list of shops, and, IIRC, somewhere in Tracy had a very reasonable fee.

When you think about it, if the guys are smart, not only will they buy your gun, but more, and retail them.

Our local guys want 100 bucks just to do the transaction, just hassle, and time wise.


September 10, 2007, 06:17 PM
$15. at a pawn shop a few blocks from my house in the DFW area.

September 10, 2007, 06:20 PM
I'm in Cali, as well. The two shops here in town (Vacaville) must be in cahoots: $100 flat fee plus any paperwork :eek: Although, one of the shops is a Gun Locator member-dealer. Probably could get a new gun right at MSRP that way...no wheelin' and dealin' on C&Rs or private party deals.

September 10, 2007, 06:22 PM
Like you said, 10 - 15% plus a transfer fee, but if its a shop where I've bought several guns, and they can't get that gun for me, its common for them to cut me a deal and I end up paying about $50 - $75 total to make the transfer.

September 10, 2007, 06:46 PM
$50.00 @ "A" shop and make you feel every bit of that money with attitude.
Absolutely will not accept from non-FFL. I have no particular problem with that company policy, but no longer transfer-in there due to the attitude.
$ 45.00 @ "B" shop, but very professional. They have done a few for $ 25.00 and "waved-off" a couple over the years......they like to see the older revolvers and have a real conversation during the process. Again, no acceptance of non-FFL transfers. Actually like going in there. Imagine that.
$ 25.00 @ pawn shop but will only deal with faxed FFL forms both ways. Got lecture on BATF Rules every time and made to w-a-i-t while the "transfer guy"
finished with the "lemme see that other one....how come it's so expensive" crowd. Very expensive $25.00 in terms of aggravation.

Don't mind spending the money for customer service. These folks have to eat too.

September 10, 2007, 06:52 PM
$20-25 and CFP holders do not pay the BG check fees! I saved more than it cost me to get my permit in the first month of buying new guns!

September 10, 2007, 07:02 PM
Flat $25.00 transfer fee including State Police check here in Virginia.

September 10, 2007, 08:02 PM
I know of 3 shops that do it for $30, another that charges at 6%. The 6% guy is nice for cheap things, but it can add up quickly.

September 10, 2007, 08:32 PM
You might find a more reasonable transfer dealer in the Gunbroker FFL Network listing
http://www.gunbroker.com/User/DealerNetwork.asp. Purchases don't have to be from Gunbroker to use them.

September 10, 2007, 08:43 PM
I was checking out the FFL list on Gunbroker.com and their spreadsheet shows anywhere from $10+fees and taxes - $50+ fees and taxes. Some of GB's info is out of date. A few of the stores on their list have gone out of business and the one store was listed at $25 but when I call them the rate is now $40.

September 10, 2007, 08:49 PM
$10.00 at the receiving FFL plus shipping from the sending store. Most will use USPS priority between FFLs so the $$$ on shipping isn't that bad.

September 10, 2007, 09:42 PM
Shooters Paradise in Oxnard charges 80 plus the 25 DROS, their is a guy in Ojai that will do it for 50 plus 25 DROS, but that means driving to Ojai and back twice, so i havent used them yet.

September 10, 2007, 10:12 PM
These Rapists charging over $100 to transfer a gun!!! Thats crap! I can get an FFL for $500 and transfer them to myself and save $$ on the $25 that my local shop charges. My county will allow FFL without storefront although the neighboring county has started frowning on it.

September 10, 2007, 10:46 PM
The steepest for me is $35, and that is from a shop outside the city, that I know of, all of the shops around me in Philly charge $50. No way.

September 11, 2007, 09:03 AM
I've got quotes from gun shops for between $35 and $50 per gun. I use a local pawn shop which charges $20 flat, which includes a $5 background check.

September 11, 2007, 11:22 AM
i'm going to start calling pawn shops.

September 11, 2007, 01:05 PM
The shop nearest me charges $35 for a firearms transfer (used to be $20, then $25, then $30). Good selection, knowledgable staff. sometimes a real bargain in the display case.

Another pawn shop about 10 miles away charges $20 for a transfer, and advertises same. Family of shooters, and they have a very limited selection of handguns, but a nice variety of rifles and shotguns. They even provide me with a copy of their FFL for the next firearm I bid on or find online.

September 11, 2007, 01:38 PM
$30 for my gun shop. It was cheapest I could find after very short term looking (and near my work). Small place and I figure that I dont mind throwing him $30 since his prices are too high. He gets money and I get cheaper guns.

But anything higher I would look around.

Flame Red
September 12, 2007, 11:26 AM
Most of the big gun dealers here in Orlando don't even want to bother doing transfers anymore. One price it @ $100 to discourage it. The place I now use exclusively will do it for $30 only if it is a gun that they cannot order. They will not do transfers from individuals now either.

September 12, 2007, 12:12 PM
My SOT does Title I transfer for $25 including NICS, and Title II for $50.

September 12, 2007, 02:42 PM
$20 in KY, found my FFL from the list on Gunbroker.com. Most of the FFL's there list their fees.

September 12, 2007, 02:46 PM
...lists all the dealers who he has transferred weapons to in your area...anything over $50.00 including state polce check is a rip off.

September 12, 2007, 03:59 PM
Anywhere from $25 to $100. Its incredible but thats the big city for ya...

Average Joe
September 12, 2007, 06:18 PM
Eastern Pa, 20-25

September 12, 2007, 07:29 PM
Eastern panhandle of WV, I pay $25 if I use a local shop that has regular hours or $15 at a different local shop that has not so regular hours (since the proprietor has other employment ...)


Ohio Rusty
September 12, 2007, 07:34 PM
I'm having one transferred in as we speak .....er .... I mean type. They charge a $40 flat fee.
Ohio Rusty

September 12, 2007, 07:52 PM
first internet buy was $ 25.00 in fees total . Now its pay the insticheck fee ( 5 bucks ) and its free . Of course he makes it up on ammo , holsters , other trades , ect .

September 13, 2007, 09:10 PM
The going rate in my area is $40 per transfer. Some shops charge $45. As soon as one raises its rate, the others follow suit. Easy money. :cool:

September 13, 2007, 11:00 PM
$25 FFL fee here in Western Oklahoma.

September 14, 2007, 08:41 AM
I'm in deep east Texas and it ranges from $20 to $35, depending on the shop. The guy I usually use charges $20.


Willie D
September 14, 2007, 08:46 AM
The steepest for me is $35, and that is from a shop outside the city, that I know of, all of the shops around me in Philly charge $50. No way.

CGSteveor cheesesteak, where do you get stuff shipped? Every place I've asked quotes me around $50. $40 "discount rate" at the range I'm a member at! Seems they'll do anything to make their overpriced guns more appealing. I end up just waiting for gunshows because I don't want to pay a 25% premium on a $200 surplus item.

Anywhere to go where the employees don't act put upon for making a 5 minute phone call?