View Full Version : How do I buy a gun privately from someone too far to meet?

11-08-2010, 6:44 PM
This is my first time purchasing a gun and I need to know how, if possible, to buy a gun from someone that lives 8 hours away. I don't want to drive but am interested in the shotgun. Can he ship to a local ffl dealer in my town and I pick it up there? please help.

11-08-2010, 8:23 PM
Since there is no roster to worry about with long guns, yes he can ship it to your FFL. It then becomes a dealer transfer not a PPT and the fees can vary. Check with your FFL first on his receiving policies and fees.

11-09-2010, 5:42 AM
For a long gun just have it shipped. Use this thread to help you find a dealer that is cost effective.


Even if you had to pay $50 in transfer fees , that is $40 more than a PPT which would definitely seem to be worth saving a 32 hour trip. (8 hours one way four times)