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Reloading Ammo for friends legal?

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by djthemac, Dec 23, 2011.

  1. djthemac

    djthemac eugene Member

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    Howdy all! I have been reloading on a single stage for 6 months now and I finally got the coin together to step up to the big leagues with a progressive press (xl650). I have now found that I can reload faster then I can shoot.

    I would like to start reloading for my friends, but I am aware there are some legal grey areas. From my reading, a FFL type 6 is required if I reload for profit or livelihood. What if I ask them to provide all of their own components and all I do is put the peices together with no fee charged what so ever?

    I understand that there are liability factors at play as well, but I have gone to great lengths to ensure safe and accurate reloading techniques for all of my weapons and I trust my loads.
  2. duran21

    duran21 Lacey Active Member

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    Do you have the statute right there so you can post it on here... if it only states you cant make money on reloads with out a FFLtype 6, then your in the clear if you dont charge for the service. However it would be smart to find that law and give it a quick read to be sure.
  3. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    You got it homer. If your friends want you to load and your using load data that your guns like load em up. I generally keep 200 of the 1000 and they get the rest.
    Liability could be an issue but if they are your friends and know you are doing it right there will be no issues. And if you are really concerned tell them to come over, make the coffee, bring your favorite ice cream and let them do it themselves.
    I don't load for many people but the ones I do load for brag about the ammo.
  4. coyoteman5

    coyoteman5 North south east west Active Member

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    Liability could be an issue yeah if it does blow up tag your it is very possible. So becareful.
    evltwn and (deleted member) like this.
  5. skydiver

    skydiver Sandy,OR Well-Known Member

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    Murphy's Law : Something will go wrong ... your fault, their fault or nobody's fault...doesn't matter. Who will get sued in the end?

    Question : Is it worth the risk? Your friends may not sue, but their family members might.
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2015
    evltwn, mjbskwim, duran21 and 3 others like this.
  6. beavertonbuck

    beavertonbuck Beaverton Active Member

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    I happen to work in insurance so I might be able to address the liability issue. If you aren't running it as a business (and it appears you can't do that without the ffl type 6) then if something did happen you would likely have some coverage if you have a homeowner's policy which typically has liability coverage. Don't know in your specific case of course but should be easy enough for you to check if you are concerned about the liability issue.
  7. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    They take the ammo.leave you some money or trade stock.no papers signed

    I never saw them take any ammo!
    Only deal with those that can talk in code (and that you trust)