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mquejr
09-04-2009, 9:04 AM
I'm looking to purchase a handgun from an out of state vendor. I called a few shops and so far $70 is the lowest transfer fee, and that's including DROS. Any FFL out there that has it lower than $70 (including DROS)?

TIA

CowboyShooter
09-04-2009, 9:14 AM
I'm looking to purchase a handgun from an out of state vendor. I called a few shops and so far $70 is the lowest transfer fee, and that's including DROS. Any FFL out there that has it lower than $70 (including DROS)?

TIA

This is a pretty good list...

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=63050


hopefully you can find someone on there, but frankly, for out of state transfers, I would expect to pay $60-$70. Sad but true.



:(

mquejr
09-04-2009, 5:35 PM
thanks for the link

fragthefreaks
09-04-2009, 6:01 PM
You may find that out of state vendors are leary or downright hostile about the idea of dealing with Calif.
don't take it personally, lot's of times you're better off just finding another one than talking a balky one into it.
Remember to stress that it's coming in to an FFL and he is the one responsible and liable for compliance with California laws, this is what they're mostly afraid of.

Good Luck

mquejr
09-04-2009, 9:57 PM
You may find that out of state vendors are leary or downright hostile about the idea of dealing with Calif.
don't take it personally, lot's of times you're better off just finding another one than talking a balky one into it.
Remember to stress that it's coming in to an FFL and he is the one responsible and liable for compliance with California laws, this is what they're mostly afraid of.

Good Luck


thanks for the advice. i'm looking at a steyr m40, hopefully it won't be a problem. i just need to request a 10-rounder vice a high cap.

tenpercentfirearms
09-05-2009, 9:27 AM
thanks for the advice. i'm looking at a steyr m40, hopefully it won't be a problem. i just need to request a 10-rounder vice a high cap.

Why not go to your local shop and see what kind of deals they can get for you. Figure in a $70 transfer fee and shipping that puts you around $100. I fI could order it for you and have it in my shop in two days, how much is your time and energy worth searching all over for the gun out of state, a dealer out of state that will work with CA, finding a dealer in state that doesn't charge more than $50 for the transfer, and then going down to see if the gun is the right one you ordered?

Now if the local guys can't find one, then that is why. :D

squatting_caveboy
09-06-2009, 12:39 AM
Fort Courage Armory - Simi Valley, CA

ChuckGm3
09-10-2009, 12:53 PM
I'm looking to purchase a handgun from an out of state vendor. I called a few shops and so far $70 is the lowest transfer fee, and that's including DROS. Any FFL out there that has it lower than $70 (including DROS)?

TIA

$70 including DROS doesn't sound bad to me, can you tell me who that was? Everyone I've tried up here in the valley wants at least $85. Seems like you have to trek to Riverside or OC to get a decent rate.

mquejr
09-11-2009, 7:44 PM
$70 including DROS doesn't sound bad to me, can you tell me who that was? Everyone I've tried up here in the valley wants at least $85. Seems like you have to trek to Riverside or OC to get a decent rate.


Enterprise Arms http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=190131

mquejr
09-11-2009, 7:46 PM
Why not go to your local shop and see what kind of deals they can get for you. Figure in a $70 transfer fee and shipping that puts you around $100. I fI could order it for you and have it in my shop in two days, how much is your time and energy worth searching all over for the gun out of state, a dealer out of state that will work with CA, finding a dealer in state that doesn't charge more than $50 for the transfer, and then going down to see if the gun is the right one you ordered?

Now if the local guys can't find one, then that is why. :D

I totally agree with you but none of the shops I've called have not had any luck locating one. I'm always looking for a deal locally. Have to support the local businesses :)

CSACANNONEER
09-11-2009, 7:48 PM
Fort Courage Armory - Simi Valley, CA

+1! Even though Tim charges $50 + $25 (DROS), the customer service is first rate!

ELEVENTH HOUR
09-11-2009, 7:55 PM
Independent Armament Company

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=217355

mquejr
09-11-2009, 8:35 PM
Independent Armament Company

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=217355


oh yeah, them too http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=153854

nickvig
09-11-2009, 8:59 PM
$70 including the DROS is about as cheap as you're going to find it anywhere in LA county. Some guys in OC and SD know FFLS whom work out of their homes or have smaller shops that will do it cheaper, but they're few and far between, and you'd spend as much in gas to get there and back after your 10 days is up.

It would be nice if some of the California dealers would 'deal' as much as out of state ones, but with such high costs of doing business here, basically everyone sells at retail or very close to it. Not much discounting going on these days.

tuolumnejim
09-12-2009, 3:44 PM
This is a pretty good list...

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=63050


hopefully you can find someone on there, but frankly, for out of state transfers, I would expect to pay $60-$70. Sad but true.


:(

Which is why I'm getting a Nevada DL, FTF transfer and the State doesn't rob you. :D

Quemtimebo
09-12-2009, 4:17 PM
+1! Even though Tim charges $50 + $25 (DROS), the customer service is first rate!

Agreed. And it's why I will drive up there each and every time my money is burning a hole in my pocket! :D :D :D

Fantasma
09-13-2009, 1:26 AM
IAC $70 Including dros, cant beat that.