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FFL dealers that dont transfer???

Discussion in 'Indiana Glockers' started by USMCGLOCKER, Feb 5, 2007.


  1. USMCGLOCKER

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    I live in Indiana, a very gun friendly state, but i cannot find a dealer that will accept a transfer of a weapon from a firearm company (not an individual) for me! Is this a common thing? I mean, they have a bunch of weapons transfered to them already... so what gives???? This is totally lame if you ask me. Any thoughts on the situation?
     

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  2. vafish

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    Since they are businesses they probably want to make money selling the gun to you instead of a few bucks transferring it to you.
     

  3. kimberguy2004

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    Try a gunsmith. They can accept transfers. Alan here at Sprinco accepted one for me and did the transfer for $15.
    There are a few dealers here that aren't interested in doing it and they make it known by charging $40-50 to do one.
     
  4. SIOP

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    Check with the local pawnshops.
     
  5. MrGlock21

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  6. Giggity-Giggity

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    That's rare. My FFL dealer got me my G35, straight from Glock (via GSSF).
     
  7. sjstill

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    What dealer did you try?
     
  8. USMCGLOCKER

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    Um, i tried The Archer Shop in Bloomfield, IN... I tried Cosner's Guns in Bedford... A couple more i can't remember. It just seems kinda lame for them not to do it. I understand the business angle, but they need to understand that by not doing the transfer for me they are losing out on virtually FREE money! They make a little instead of a lot, and for negligible amounts of effort.

    I did find a dealer. In Seymour, IN. ACME Sports. 25 bones.
     
  9. USMCGLOCKER

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    Does anyone know of a GOOD class III dealer in the Bloomington, or close to it, area? I'd like not to drive an hour for a decent gun store.
     
  10. pesticidal

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    I went through the same thing. Finally decided to go through the paperwork and become an FFL. I've only sold a few guns, but have transferred a bunch for guys.

    Besides earning beer money, I've met a bunch of great gun owners, and been able to handle a lot of neat weapons in the process.
     
  11. dblagent

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    Well, you found the same class III dealer I used and I would recommend him to anyone. Joe is a great person to deal with. There is one in Martinsville but it's out there and just as far as Seymour by the time you get there.

    As far a FFL transfers I have only found Chuck's Gun Repair in Bloomington, I have not used him yet but I'm getting ready too. I have stopped by and talked to him, seemed great to me. I'll know for sure soon. Transfers are $20 for a handgun if I remember correctly. I have his number somewhere if you cannot find it let me know.

    I'm in Bloomington myself.
     
  12. Gump

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    Gene Arnold owner at Spencer B&T (right across the road from McCormicks Creek State Park) does it for $20. I've not used him but he is a good man.
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  13. Buckaroo

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    Here is my local dealer... Guess he will not be handling any transfers for me!!! What a load of crap!

    Kyle R. Blythe
    Blythe's Sport Shop, Inc.
    2810 N. Calumet Ave
    Valparaiso, IN 46383
    email: Click here to email me
    phone: 219-476-0026
    fax: 219-464-7342

    Hours: 9:00am-8:00pm Mon-Fri, 9:00am-5:30pm Sat
    Transfer fee: $50.00

    as per http://www.gunbroker.com/User/DealerNetwork.asp
     
  14. KSFreeman

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    There's a gun store right outside McCormick's Creek!!! I was there for a family vacation last August--ARRRRRGGGH!:sad:
     
  15. FESTUS

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    You have been to Kempfs in Michigan City...$20.00 for the first GSSF pistol I won .....???? Actually Sue (Sassy Sue) took the 27 as a trade on a single action I wanted.:supergrin: