View Full Version : CA requirements for gunsmithing FFL?

02-17-2009, 9:56 PM
Are the requirements for a gunsmithing FFL much less than for a "normal" FFL?

I've been gunsmithing my colts as a hobby and was thinking of doing a bit of repair work for other people. It'd be helpful to have them leave their pistols at my house, which seems to require an FFL.

I wouldn't be selling firearms, which seems to make things simpler.

I still need a business license I assume, but is that it? (In addition to the FFL of course :)


02-17-2009, 10:13 PM
Federally, there is no "gunsmithing" FFL.

02-17-2009, 10:44 PM
Federally, there is no "gunsmithing" FFL.

Sorry Quiet, I should have been more clear. Are there less CA requirements for a gunsmithing FFL? Or they about the same as for a storefront-type FFL?

The federal requirements don't seem too bad, other than that whole search part.

02-18-2009, 6:31 AM
A gunsmith must meet the same requirements as a dealer. To the best of my knowledge CA, like the feds, draw no distinction between a dealer and a gunsmith.