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Posted: 12/12/2013 3:47:22 PM EST
I am just starting to get more involved in the shooting sports and I am interested in getting my own FFL. I am just wondering at what point it would be profitable. Would you say it is worth it for purchasing your own firearms? I have heard good things about ffl123.com. Is it worth it?. Any input would be appreciative. Thanks!!
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Link Posted: 12/12/2013 3:49:28 PM EST
Not an ffl here but frim what i understand you HAVE i make money at it You cannot have it just for your collection
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Link Posted: 12/12/2013 3:54:18 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/12/2013 3:54:39 PM EST by Danj]
Forget about it being illegal I don't think it would pay to get an FFL just to enhance your personal collection.
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Link Posted: 12/12/2013 3:58:13 PM EST
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Forget about it being illegal I don't think it would pay to get an FFL just to enhance your personal collection.
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find someone to do transfers at a fair price and spend your time with your collection instead of paperwork
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Link Posted: 12/12/2013 4:13:20 PM EST
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Forget about it being illegal I don't think it would pay to get an FFL just to enhance your personal collection.


find someone to do transfers at a fair price and spend your time with your collection instead of paperwork



This… a decent transfer shouldn't cost you more than $20 or so per transfer… a LOT cheaper than the time and effort you'll expend on an FFL. Unless you absolutely plan on becoming a business…

That said, look into an FFL03 (C&R License). That's well worth the small amount of time and money to get, if you like milsurp and historical pieces.
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Link Posted: 12/12/2013 4:19:27 PM EST
How about the "benefit" of having the ATF up your ASS all the time?

I looked into it a few years ago (even got a business license) but decided I didn't need the man in my life that much.



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Link Posted: 12/12/2013 4:26:49 PM EST
ON another note. I have 3 friends with FFL's out of their homes. They all show legit business by appointment only. Friends and friend of friends only. Do they make money? not much if any. However, 1 went on to become an SOT07 out of it. I think to get an FFL, I would intend on a career change for the hassle though.... which I am not.
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Link Posted: 12/12/2013 4:28:03 PM EST
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Not an ffl here but frim what i understand you HAVE i make money at it You cannot have it just for your collection
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You have to be "in the business", but you don't have to make money.

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Link Posted: 12/13/2013 9:38:54 PM EST
All good info guys thanks. The more I look into it the more I seem to lean away from it although in my mind it would be cool to work in the "firearms" industry
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Link Posted: 12/13/2013 10:20:35 PM EST
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I am just starting to get more involved in the shooting sports and I am interested in getting my own FFL. I am just wondering at what point it would be profitable. Would you say it is worth it for purchasing your own firearms? I have heard good things about ffl123.com. Is it worth it?. Any input would be appreciative. Thanks!!
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Personal purchases only? Illegal. not worth inviting the feds into your life..

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Link Posted: 12/13/2013 10:47:07 PM EST
Originally Posted By ramms123:
I am just starting to get more involved in the shooting sports and I am interested in getting my own FFL. I am just wondering at what point it would be profitable. Would you say it is worth it for purchasing your own firearms? I have heard good things about ffl123.com. Is it worth it?. Any input would be appreciative. Thanks!!
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