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Noob in need of a FFL dealer

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by coastal steelheader, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. coastal steelheader

    coastal steelheader Aberdeen Well-Known Member

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    I've just committed to buy a shotgun from a forum member in Oregon, however there are no more gun shops in my immediate area (Aberdeen WA) and the only places that sell locally are Big 5 and Wal Mart.
    Can someone recommend a reputable dealer in SW/Coastal Washington for me? Also as a noob, what exactly what does the process entail?

    Thanks - any help would be much appreciated!
     
  2. ExTXAstro

    ExTXAstro Whatcom County New Member

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    A quick search online yielded a couple possibilities...
    Gun Shops 98520 - FFL gun dealers directory

    I don't live anywhere near you, so I can't vouch for any of em, but I use a sporting goods store here in town where I live (Bellingham). Basically if they sell guns, then they have to have an FFL. Basically, give these places a call and ask for someone at the gun desk (or just talk to the guy, if it's not a store). Then ask how much they charge to receive a firearm for you. Going rate here is about 25 bucks. Once you find someone you want to use, you ask them to fax their FFL info to the seller. The seller ships to your FFL, who gives you a call. You go in, pay the fee, do the background check and out you walk.

    In washington state, they are required to charge sales tax on the purchase price when you pick up.
     
  3. Riot

    Riot Benton County, Washington Well-Known Member

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    GunBroker.com - FFL Holder Network

    Just enter your zip code and press enter....it will tell you all the dealers in your area, their business, phone numbers and even how much they charge; however, be warned that a lot of the dealers have raised their dealer fees and now charge sales tax. So I'd call them up and ask them how much they charge, when is a good time to pick up the firearm (since many of these private FFLs do business from home) and if they've done business in the past from the place that you plan on buying the firearm.

    Good luck.
     
  4. coastal steelheader

    coastal steelheader Aberdeen Well-Known Member

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    Thanks to all for the help, its much appreciated
    I was able to make connection with a forum member here who had FFL
     
  5. Ruger41

    Ruger41 Yakima New Member

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    You are close enough to Elma--go see Andy over at East County Guns. He is reasonable on prices and friendly. When I lived in Seattle I'd stop in and buy my guns and have internet transfers done there since I went there weekly for work.
     
  6. coastal steelheader

    coastal steelheader Aberdeen Well-Known Member

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    I would but I'm not sure if he is still around. Over the last few years most of the gun shops in the county have closed.
    If he is still around I will have no problem sending some business his way
     
  7. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    It's actually use tax, and it's nothing new. The DOR is, however, starting to enforce it. Those FFL's that aren't collecting it are liable to be in for a nasty (and expensive) shock since they're liable for the uncollected amount.

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  8. Riot

    Riot Benton County, Washington Well-Known Member

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    Sounds more like to me that you're just justifying pocketing years worth of charged taxes!