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F2F Purchasing Poll

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by freestoneangler, Jan 1, 2014.

  1. freestoneangler

    freestoneangler wa Well-Known Member

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    Have you/would you buy handguns F2F?
     
  2. watchman

    watchman SW Portland Active Member

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    Absolutely. It's your right, not illegal, (yet), and there is no paper trail for nosy tyrants to follow.

    If you are worried about whether the gun is stolen, a quick call to the OSP can verify the gun's status. You need not identify yourself or the seller to the police. Only the serial number and make/model of the gun are relevant.
    If you are worried about being robbed, meet for the deal in a very public place, and take measures to ensure your own security.

    Good luck.
     
  3. freestoneangler

    freestoneangler wa Well-Known Member

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    How about here in WA... WSP offer the same service?
     
  4. Major Payne

    Major Payne PNW Active Member

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    Only way I buy guns FTf
    Never had a problem
     
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  5. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    I bought my EDC (Glock-30) in a FTF from the classified here a couple 2-3 years ago. It's my favorite pistol that I own.
     
  6. watchman

    watchman SW Portland Active Member

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    I don't know.
    Perhaps one of our Washington members can speak to that...
     
  7. JRuby

    JRuby St. Helens Oregon Well-Known Member

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    There are a few people on this board that I trust more than any store. I actually have purchased several handguns F2F.
     
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  8. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner You'll Never Know Well-Known Member

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    I don't have a problem with it. As stated; take precautions, take a buddy, trade in a public place, buy from a trusted source, the usual drill!
     
  9. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    40+ FTF transactions. I have never had a problem with anyone I have met in my home, at their home, or in a public place.

    Keith
     
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  10. FullCaliberII

    FullCaliberII Pierce County, WA Active Member

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    Take advantage of your rights... while they still exist!
    FTF deals or FFL deals... honestly no preference. It all depends on where the gun is- if I want it, I'll buy it from you, get it shipped from Oregon, or buy it at a store. I've met many great people from this board in parking lots at malls, McDonalds, Starbucks, etc. and would readily do repeat business with em all.
     
  11. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    no complaints, I have an FBI background check due to my CCL and so do the PPL I buy from
     
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  12. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I don't know of any other way to legally buy a gun.

    Unless "Face to Face" means only buying privately from a non-FFL dealer, in which case that should be the question so everybody would understand the context.

    I am sorry if I take the question too literally, that is what I do.

    So, if buying privately is what is meant (non-FFL), then yes, I would and have bought that way - not very often though. Most of my non-FFL buys have been at WAC gun shows where I bought a private collector's firearm.

    At an Oregon gun show it doesn't make much different because you have to do the background check either way and that includes the gun serial #

    Generally I would be pretty careful as already mentioned, and I would probably only buy from someone who I could verify had some kind of history in the community.

    It would be nice if NWF had some kind of buying/selling rating system like eBay does.

    BTW - I have sold a rifle to someone I never met face to face; it was an FFL dealer in AZ. He bought a rifle of mine that I advertised online, sent me his FFL and a check. I cashed the check and mailed him the rifle through the Post Office. Yes, you can do that - I was surprised. I was also surprised that a person who didn't know me, who had not seen the rifle in person, would send me a check for $2800, but he did - I wouldn't have.

    As far as I know he still has the rifle - it is still on his web page. It was kind of a unique rare rifle, I kind of hated to give it up.

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  13. Oklahomie

    Oklahomie Marysville Active Member

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    I have one f2f sell on here but it doesn't show up in my feedback score, I have to dig around to find the comment that nice gentleman left.

    Anyway I prefer f2f you never know when you might make another friend!
     
  14. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Not that I know of. But I've only lived here 67 years so far.


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    "Having a gun is like a parachute, if you need one and don't have it you may never need it again"
     
  15. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    I only buy/sell face to face.
     
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  16. rufus

    rufus State of Jefferson Well-Known Member

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    On a good day I buy 'em back to back.
     
  17. B5Ben

    B5Ben Boise Well-Known Member

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    There is a feedback system on NWFA pretty similar to ebay, just doesn't offer links to specific transactions which I think is fine. Could be a bit more robust but for a forum site, its pretty decent. Just need to put it to good use on a consistent basis.
     
  18. semperfi68to70

    semperfi68to70 South Salem, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    My preferred way of purchasing. I usually only buy from a retail store as a last resort.
     
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  19. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Okay - found it in the member profile section

    thanks
     
  20. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    I am a licensed FFL, and I recommend everyone buy at least SOME guns FTF. At least the ones you want to keep forever.

    Just make sure the seller is a resident of the same state you are.