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That local gun shops aren’t taking transfers from individuals or C&R FFLs. At least here in my area in north Texas. Two shops have gone out business, one that still has my suppressor and one that it took me a month to track down the owner to get my Henry.....ATF is and was no help in trying to go after these guys. So now I am left with a couple of shops that just won’t do transfers. I am ranting because I bought a gun from a member here who was ready to ship as soon as the money hit and now I can’t find a dang gun shop to take the gun. I am now having to look beyond my town and get deeper into Dallas or Fort Worth......not a good sign of people in the gun business creating their own gun control......sigh.
 

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It would be well worth your drive to use either Jackson Armory or Rays' Sporting Goods for your transfers. The old, established businesses have been there for a long time for a reason.
My local gun store refuses to accept a gun from a C&R. They simply do not understand the law and will not make the effort to do the research.
 

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What reasons are the remaining shops giving for not handling transfers ?
My guess would be that they are upset that they did not sell the firearm. With a retail store it is impossible to compete with the online guys. I guess they think it is the only way they can get back at them. They feel that those are the guys putting them out of business. Not saying I agree, just what I think.
 

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Dont know where in the Metroplex you are but if up on the North side Celina Gun shop helped me with a transfer out to California.
 

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ATF has a place to check whether an FFL license is good or not. Not so for C&R's. It becomes a choice for the gun dealer to accept and take the chance, or not. No traceability is also a potential problem on private sale transfers. Why not just have your seller take it to his local gun dealer ad ship it for him?
By the way, to accept from C&Rs or individuals is legal, but up to the individual gun shop.
 

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My guess would be that they are upset that they did not sell the firearm. With a retail store it is impossible to compete with the online guys. I guess they think it is the only way they can get back at them. They feel that those are the guys putting them out of business. Not saying I agree, just what I think.
Thats EXACTLY it according to a dealer I know. No issues transferring old guns like Troopers or Pythons or older 94 or 92 Winchesters. Their issue is the modern guns they CAN get but lose to the internet sellers.
 

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Well I finally found a shop. I am familiar with Ray’s and Jackson armory never even thought of using them. I am located near Celina in the small town of Weston. I will be sure to make the Celina shop my FFL of choice. I had to have the gun transferred to a shop in midcities area. But at least it is close to my work. It will be here early next week.

As for reasons the shops I checked with gave me no real reason other than the seller didn’t have a general use FFL. I pointed out to the owners that they were personally imposing their own gun restrictions on us 2nd amendment guys.....answer was still no. They didn’t care that it was a used gun almost 50 years old. Oh well....... at least the gun is on its way.


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I found a small, hole in the wall shop, low rent building, etc., does transfers for $15 cash from FFL, C&R or individual with picture ID.
 

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I had the same problem as a seller when I tried selling my Walther P1 on Gunbroker. Buyer had to back out because no one near him in rural Mississippi would accept from a 03.
 

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They are just being a bunch of whiny bitches.

There is NO reason not to accept a transfer. Once the background check is called in, the FFL holder is completely off the hook and all he/she needs to do is keep the line item in their Acquisition/Disposition book for 25 years. It’s no big deal.

Its either laziness or they feel jaded you didn’t buy the gun from them.

Think of this: isn’t their unwillingness likened to an “infringement” on your Constitutional Right?
Ahd the exhorbenant costs some are charging are nothing more than an additional “tax”...again an infringement.

I wouldnt give them a penny of my business and I’d hope they went out of business - We don’t need their kind!
 

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“Really? It is not as easy as you think. Takes time”

My dad’s an FFL top, I’m pretty dang familiar with the process. And while my comment was written with a certain air of sarcasm, I have quite a few close friends who’ve gone through the hassle of obtaining said licensing for purposes other than opening a full scale brick and mortar. Custom fabrication, gun building/smithing, grip and stock building, large volume collecting, casual buying and selling and a myriad of other industry related services all fall under this umbrella. So yea, I know the suggestion isn’t practical for everyone, but it is a legitimate recommendation non-the less...and heck, who can’t appreciate dealer pricing on personal purchases!
 

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I use a shop in west Fort Worth for all of my transfers which most come direct from the manufacturer or a custom smith. I only will accept FFL to FFL and that is the policy of the shop I use a well. Most are going this way so in the future your options to not go FFL to FFL are going to be increasingly limited I am afraid.
 
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