Here's how it works in Indiana, not sure if CO is the same...
A FTF sale is always a little awkward. Meet during daylight in a neutral place so you can take a GOOD look at the firearm. If there happens to be one, meeting at a gunshow or a shooting range works well. Also, believe it or not, if you're a trade with a LEO, the police station is good too. A couple guys fondling a firearm doesn't draw much attention in those places,.... unlike a McDonald's parking lot.
Make sure you describe your vehicle & yourself while you're setting up the meeting, or you're both liable to be passing each other up for twenty minutes.
Most important of all -- trade information
when you do a FTF. It protects both of you!
For all the buyer knows the gun is a sizzler or has been used in a crime. For all the seller knows, it's being purchased TO be used in a crime, or to be recklessly resold to a third person who'll do who knows what
Never let the paper trail end with you -- know who you're selling to! If you're going to do a FTF sale or trade I'd strongly suggest clicking on the appropriate link below and print two
copies out (1 copy for the seller, 1 for the buyer) and USE them!
As long as nothing goes wrong, nobody except the buyer and seller will ever see either copy.Firearm Private Bill of SaleFirearm Private Bill of Trade