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Friendly FFL SW WA

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by DirectDrive, May 6, 2015.

  1. DirectDrive

    DirectDrive Vancouver, WA Member

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    "Friendly" as in reasonable transfer fee and reliable service.
    Any recommendations ?
     
  2. spectra

    spectra The Couve Moderator Staff Member Bronze Supporter

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    311 Tactical is on the east side and is 20 bucks I think. Is this coming in through a FFL? If coming in through a FFL Cascade Firearms (Dale) is a real nice guy but is 30.
     
  3. No_Regerts

    No_Regerts United States Well-Known Member

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    Joes Outdoor Shop in the Lewis County Mall is a good spot. $25 IIRC.
     
  4. edslhead

    edslhead Vanc Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Silver Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    SWWS is $20. Just ask and they'll smile for you too.
     
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  5. JayDub

    JayDub I got your 6 Member

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    I just did a transfer at Joes and he's $30 now... usually has a nice selection on the used rack and is a super-nice guy!
     
  6. guitarguy

    guitarguy Longview, WA Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Vancouver Weapon Werx, private FFL, nice guy.
     
  7. Lilhigbee

    Lilhigbee SE Portland Visit Target550.com Gold Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    +1 on SouthWest Washington Surplus. Did a transfer there a month or so ago. $20 and nice guys to boot.
     
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  8. DirectDrive

    DirectDrive Vancouver, WA Member

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    Tried 311....will not be going back.

    1) Store opens late so they miss most of their AM deliveries.
    2) Owner does not promptly pick up missed deliveries (read 1 week delay)
    3) Poor communication...manager does not call when firearm is ready to be picked up

    They must get a lot of not-so-friendly phone calls.
    Go elsewhere for professional FFL transfer services.
     
  9. shibbershabber

    shibbershabber Vancouver Well-Known Member

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    +1 for SW WA Surplus.

    Thanks to the whiners that vote in this state I'm almost a regular there for transfers...

    Can't beat $20 + they keep decent hours 7 days a week.

    Also their selection is pretty much nil, so you can count on NOT seeing something competitive in their case when you meet for a ftf sale
     
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  10. DirectDrive

    DirectDrive Vancouver, WA Member

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    Yep, SW WA Surplus for the win.

    They do everything right.

    1) On line FFL transfer service form on their website. This is not any of the usual forms.
    It's a form that notifies SW WA Surplus that you have a pending transfer and who your seller is.
    SW WA then makes sure that your seller has a copy of SWWAS FFL.

    2) You are then invited to come to the store with a copy of your receipt and to fill out the
    necessary paperwork AHEAD OF TIME.
    This way there are no paperwork delays when your firearm arrives at SWWAS and you know exactly
    what you will owe (transfer fee + sales tax).
    Credit cards OK.

    3) You receive a call as soon as your firearm is ready to be picked up.

    4) You arrive, sign, pay fees and walk out with your new firearm.
    BTW, the firearm comes out of a safe and not from under the counter.

    5 stars
    I would give 6 stars if they told better jokes.


    :)
     
  11. ogre

    ogre Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    ^^^:s0101:
     
  12. guitarguy

    guitarguy Longview, WA Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    WEST COAST GUN EXCHANGE is now open, operated by Nick Pratka former owner of Brightwater Ventures. He's at 4420 NE St johns rd Suite B. 360-991-1105
     
  13. guitarguy

    guitarguy Longview, WA Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Filling out a 4473 ahead of time, as in a different day? Very unusual. I have worked at four local shops that sell firearms and have never been allowed to do this. It would be a real convenience if the BATF is OK with it.
     
  14. DirectDrive

    DirectDrive Vancouver, WA Member

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    I don't know when they run the background check.
    You'd have to ask them.
     
  15. guitarguy

    guitarguy Longview, WA Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Good point, possibly they hold it. Still not the norm but certainly easier on the customer.:)
     
  16. Benchrest

    Benchrest The Desert Planet Well-Known Member

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    +1,000 SWWS.

    Three transfers with these guys - friendly (they view transfers as a service, not a hassle), call you when it's ready to go, very reasonable charge... No reason to look anywhere else.