View Full Version : Every gun store charge $25 for HSC card/test?

04-22-2011, 6:02 AM
Or does the fee vary?

04-22-2011, 6:12 AM
At Alquist here in Turlock its included when You purchase a hand gun. Ive never heard of a fee for it. Yo do it once and its good for 5 years

04-22-2011, 6:13 AM
Dealers buy the blank serialized HSCs from the DOJ for $150/10 and "sell" them for $25 each, usually.

04-22-2011, 6:34 AM
$25 is the most that can legally be charged. A dealer can always charge less. I don't know of anyplace that charges an amount other than $25.

04-22-2011, 6:48 AM
That is what I have always paid for mine.

04-22-2011, 7:00 AM
paid that for mine

NorCal Einstein
04-22-2011, 7:26 AM
Paid $25 for mine as well.

04-22-2011, 7:42 AM
I paid 20 years for mine... but it never expires...:D

04-22-2011, 8:27 AM
I use to have a lifetime hand gun certificate until they change the rules. just a though.


04-22-2011, 8:39 AM
Some charge an additional dollar for the card to be laminated.

04-22-2011, 9:29 AM
That is what DOJ says we're suppose to charge.

04-22-2011, 11:13 AM
That's the usual charge, but many dealers will give you the $25 "discount" if you purchase a firearm from them when you take the test.


04-22-2011, 11:22 AM
$15 is the cost of the test. The additional $10 is the maximum fee that the DOJ allows to be charged by those who administer the test.

04-22-2011, 3:58 PM
This might be slightly off track, but is there any place near Berkeley where the HSC can be taken? I don't want to go all the way down to Fremont to take it at Irvington Arms since I don't live in Fremont anymore. I have heard there was a cranky old guy at that store in El Cerrito, so I don't want to go there.