View Full Version : Off list gun at gunshop want to buy - questions

10-24-2009, 12:50 PM
There's a walther-pps at a gunshop in another county. It's used - only 50 rounds through it. I want to buy it. How's the process work? I live in sacramento. i spoke with an FFL and he told me he's not sure how to receive it because if it's private party - and just on consignment then he said I would have to complete the transfer most likely in the store 6 hours away.

I asked if it was a used gun, but that the store owned it, like purchased it or took it in trade from a LEO or a person who legally brought it in out of state - could he receive it up here then? He wasn't sure.

Anybody know?

10-24-2009, 12:52 PM
I believe we (normal citizens) cannot purchase any non-rostered handguns any way except through FTF with the owner (whether it be LEO, out of state, etc.).

10-24-2009, 1:06 PM
The only way the gunshop can transfer the PPS to you is via a cosignment/PPT transfer. The handgun can not be shipped to your local FFL, because at that point it would no longer be a PPT/consignment transfer.

10-24-2009, 1:08 PM

10-24-2009, 1:14 PM
Do we have an acronym thread that us newbs can get the 411 on?

10-24-2009, 1:22 PM
^^^ um, like this one right above the post?


10-24-2009, 1:23 PM
FTF = Face to Face
LEO = Law Enforcement Officer (police, etc.)
FFL = Federal Firearms License (dealer basically)