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cornholio1
11-26-2006, 9:35 PM
If you buy an OLL or just a normal hunting rifle online and have it shipped to your local FFL, whats the going rate for transfers? I've seen some that do it for $50 and up.

Ryan HBC
11-26-2006, 9:38 PM
My local shop is $50 for the transfer. WIth the DROS and everything the total is $76.

rorschach
11-26-2006, 9:43 PM
I get mine for 40 + DROS.

Socal858
11-26-2006, 9:48 PM
i pay 50 for everything at bright spot

Hunter
11-26-2006, 10:12 PM
I pay $20 fees plus DROS, but that is probably on the low side from what I see posted here over the last few months.

cornholio1
11-26-2006, 10:28 PM
I pay $20 fees plus DROS, but that is probably on the low side from what I see posted here over the last few months.


Wow Hunter. Pm Sent

tenpercentfirearms
11-26-2006, 10:30 PM
$25 here at Ten Percent Firearms and that is for as many as you can on a single DROS.

cornholio1
11-26-2006, 10:38 PM
$25 here at Ten Percent Firearms and that is for as many as you can on a single DROS.


I'd do it through you if you weren't in NorCal.

xenophobe
11-26-2006, 10:58 PM
$25 here at Ten Percent Firearms and that is for as many as you can on a single DROS.

What if I want to buy 100 stripped lowers? lol

;)

JHC
11-27-2006, 4:07 AM
Mine charges $50 DROS included

rod
11-27-2006, 5:35 AM
I paid $45 + DROS. Seemed like a lot but this place is really cool and I'm willing to spend a couple of extra bucks if it helps them stay in business.

6172crew
11-27-2006, 7:03 AM
My FFL has raised his prices for both PPT and reg. transfers....and before you start throwing rocks at me he says he can charge a extra fee on top of the $35 total for PPT...like a $5 storage fee or something like that.

Oh he is $45 per receiver.

Blacktail 8541
11-27-2006, 7:36 AM
Mine charges $35.00 + DROS.

JPglee1
11-27-2006, 7:38 AM
Mine charges $25 + DROS.

IF I order outta shotgun news its add price + 10% + $25 + DROS + shipping (actual)

So if you buy an $89.00 mosin it would be

89 + 8.90 + 25 + DROS + $10 shipping



M3

xrMike
11-27-2006, 8:37 AM
Hmmmmm... SJGE charged me $50 transfer fee + $30 DROS ($80 total) for the last lower I bought from them.

Plus, it has been related in another post that they're making $160 profit per lower. (on the ones they stock in-house, I assume).

Kinda steep.

Hunter
11-27-2006, 8:51 AM
Hmmmmm... SJGE charged me $50 transfer fee + $30 DROS ($80 total) for the last lower I bought from them.

Plus, it has been related in another post that they're making $160 profit per lower. (on the ones they stock in-house, I assume).

Kinda steep.

If you bought the lower from them, then they shouldn't be charging an additional transfer fee!:eek:

Transfer fees should only apply to firearms that you buy from another location and had it shipped to them for transfer.

donger
11-27-2006, 9:08 AM
I'd do it through you if you weren't in NorCal.


Since when was Bako considered Nor-Cal?

I still consider it a part of Southern Cali.

zinfull
11-27-2006, 9:10 AM
Mine charges $35 total for the first and $25 for extras. Also %10 on any modern gun he sells which I buy else where.
Jerry

surprised
11-27-2006, 10:05 AM
For my FFL, it's a total of $65, including the $19 for DROS, $5 for Safety and Enforcement fee, and $1 for Firearms Safety Testing fee. So for the other posts, I assume that "+DROS" really means "+ DROS and other state-mandated fees."

CalGunsNoob
11-27-2006, 10:11 AM
Maybe you guys who don't have you location next to your name could put location in along with the info?

That way you may end up helping out a fellow CalGunner who lives in your area.

Also, do your guys charge taxes?

cornholio1
11-27-2006, 10:38 AM
Since when was Bako considered Nor-Cal?

I still consider it a part of Southern Cali.


Taft is in Bakersfield?

xrMike
11-27-2006, 10:48 AM
If you bought the lower from them, then they shouldn't be charging an additional transfer fee!:eek:

Transfer fees should only apply to firearms that you buy from another location and had it shipped to them for transfer.You're right -- my bad for not being clearer...

I've used SJGE to buy 2 lowers so far. The first one I bought directly from them. I guess the DROS was $30 on that one. I'm pretty sure the final cost to me for that lower (High Standard) was ~$300. That's a hefty profit for them. More than 100% markup, I'm sure.

The second lower I bought from CWS (a mega, for $155), who transferred to SJGE. I paid $80 (transfer + DROS) on that one.

I didn't mind helping them out the 1st time. I was new to the OLL game, and they had the balls to carry them IN STOCK, so they deserved the hefty markup that time...

But from now on I won't hesitate to find cheaper suppliers on-line and just do the transfer thru SJGE.

Sgt Raven
11-27-2006, 11:22 AM
My FFL has raised his prices for both PPT and reg. transfers....and before you start throwing rocks at me he says he can charge a extra fee on top of the $35 total for PPT...like a $5 storage fee or something like that.

Oh he is $45 per receiver.

This really ticks me off. The state says you have to go thru a FFL for PPT's and they can only charge "X" amount. Then the FFL's come up with some crap that they can charge more than the law allows. The last SG I bought PPT the dealer charged $50.00 plus state fees. I didn't find out he going to do this till I was at the FFL. Take the extra fees and the money for fuel for 2 trips to the FFL, I could have had it sent to a local FFL and the cost to me would have been the same. What the seller spent on gas would have paid the shipping to a local FFL.

thedrickel
11-27-2006, 11:31 AM
There is no going rate for FFL transfers. You'll have to call around to all the dealers in your area that are willing to do the transfer and find the best deal. Call CWS and/or DD's Ranch and find out who they have in your area, then call them all up and figure it out for yourself.

I'm on the peninsula, I drive to Santa Clara (30+ miles) to get to my preferred FFL (will handle AR oll's but not AK's, last I heard). IIRC, they charge 45 for the first item, 10 for each additional. Includes DROS. So when I bought 3 LAR Grizzly's from CWS, I was out the do' for ~150 each.

cornholio1
11-27-2006, 11:57 AM
There is no going rate for FFL transfers. You'll have to call around to all the dealers in your area that are willing to do the transfer and find the best deal. Call CWS and/or DD's Ranch and find out who they have in your area, then call them all up and figure it out for yourself.

I'm on the peninsula, I drive to Santa Clara (30+ miles) to get to my preferred FFL (will handle AR oll's but not AK's, last I heard). IIRC, they charge 45 for the first item, 10 for each additional. Includes DROS. So when I bought 3 LAR Grizzly's from CWS, I was out the do' for ~150 each.

Sure there is. Its like buying a truck or a car. Different dealers...different prices. Most are pretty close to each other, thus the going rate. The Dodge commercial on yesterday says their Chargers are going for 23k. Its the going rate.

ivorykid
11-27-2006, 2:57 PM
My FFL has raised his prices for both PPT and reg. transfers....and before you start throwing rocks at me he says he can charge a extra fee on top of the $35 total for PPT...like a $5 storage fee or something like that.


Sgt Raven is right. They can't do that.

http://ag.ca.gov/firearms/pubfaqs.php#8

JeepRescueService14
11-27-2006, 6:57 PM
Entreprise Arms, Irwindale, CA. 50 Bucks for a transfer.. Nice people, and they even let you fondle their FALs..
Go, buy from them.

WokMaster1
11-27-2006, 8:01 PM
My FFL has raised his prices for both PPT and reg. transfers....and before you start throwing rocks at me he says he can charge a extra fee on top of the $35 total for PPT...like a $5 storage fee or something like that.

Oh he is $45 per receiver.

Did he tell you about his mansion in Maui?:D

|-007-|
11-27-2006, 8:23 PM
I downloaded a list of the closest FFLs (using gunbroker.com) and started making phone calls. I ended up paying $35 total.

HKROB
11-27-2006, 8:34 PM
Entreprise Arms, Irwindale, CA. 50 Bucks for a transfer.. Nice people, and they even let you fondle their FALs..
Go, buy from them.
where is Enterprise arms located what part of irwindale

FatKatMatt
11-27-2006, 8:53 PM
Big 5 charges $10 + DROS, if I ever need a gun shipped it will be with them. It costs $15 + DROS for handguns, down from $19.

Solidsnake87
11-27-2006, 8:54 PM
My dealer in Sac asks a one time $25 fee for unlimited transfers + $25 DROS.

JeepRescueService14
11-27-2006, 8:57 PM
Entreprise is right on Irwindale avenue north of Arrow hwy. Just north of Mc Donalds in a discreet industrial building.

JeepRescueService14
11-27-2006, 8:59 PM
Big 5 does not deal with pistolas. (Not in socal anyways) Their inept sales staff are not qualified to take the required courses to sell or handle them.

CalGunsNoob
11-27-2006, 9:09 PM
I'm pretty sure Big 5 doesn't do transfers that are shipped. I think they only do PPT (both parties present) transfer on long guns. PPT transfers are limited by state law to $35. I don't see them faxing/sending out their FFL and receiving guns from people.

I'm also pretty sure they don't do PPT handguns.

Someone correct me if that's mistaken.

trouble
11-27-2006, 9:37 PM
I think the bottom line is that FFLs can charge whatever they want to. It is up to us to take our business to the companies that do us right for a fair price. If you think you're paying too much, go elsewhere. There are plenty of people that want your business, and want to make it easy for you to buy whatever you want online.

B.J.F.
11-28-2006, 8:14 PM
I work at Bright Spot, The FFL Transfer Fee is $50.00 Flat Including DROS, 20.00 For Each Additional Long Gun Transfer, Private Party Transfers are $35.00, DROS for Store Purchases is a flat $30.00 no mater how many long guns you buy at the store

cornholio1
11-28-2006, 8:17 PM
I work at Bright Spot, The FFL Transfer Fee is $50.00 Flat Including DROS, 20.00 For Each Additional Long Gun Transfer, Private Party Transfers are $35.00, DROS for Store Purchases is a flat $30.00 no mater how many long guns you buy at the store


Sup Brian.

B.J.F.
11-30-2006, 2:26 PM
Not too much over here cornholio1........

btw trouble.... FFL's can only charge certian prices on certian DROS services, like private party transfers, its $35.00 straight, if they charge more for private party transfers , its illegal private party transfer fees are set by the state. but all other fees must be posted on the wall.

Aluisious
11-30-2006, 2:29 PM
Not too much over here cornholio1........

btw trouble.... FFL's can only charge certian prices on certian DROS services, like private party transfers, its $35.00 straight, if they charge more for private party transfers , its illegal private party transfer fees are set by the state. but all other fees must be posted on the wall.
I ended up paying like 60 something bucks for an FFL transfer after a gun show sale on a Glock.

Live and learn.

Dr. Peter Venkman
11-30-2006, 2:34 PM
I go to Roger's Relics in Santa Clara. $55 includes DROS and Transfer.

chiefcrash
11-30-2006, 2:37 PM
I'm pretty sure Big 5 doesn't do transfers that are shipped. I think they only do PPT (both parties present) transfer on long guns. PPT transfers are limited by state law to $35. I don't see them faxing/sending out their FFL and receiving guns from people.

I'm also pretty sure they don't do PPT handguns.

Someone correct me if that's mistaken.

not sure about the PPT handguns, but the two Big 5's that i asked when searching for a mossberg combo said that they do NOT accept guns for transfers, only FTF PPT

ATS76
11-30-2006, 2:41 PM
You are correct. I tried a Big 5 in No CA and got the same answer. FTF long guns only.

AJAX22
11-30-2006, 2:48 PM
I go through Alan down in Westminster, he charges 35 per dros form, 20 per gun to receive from out of state.

so my cz's were 55 apice (plus the 120 apice they cost)

and my 3 ar's were 95 total (plus the 285 they actually cost from title2.com)

most places it seems are right round 50-60 bucks, although some buisnesses don't want to cut into their own profit margin and charge 100 bucks or so, which is understandable, but it means I go elsewhere.

cornholio1
11-30-2006, 2:53 PM
Is there any reasonable in the Pomona area? Thanks

sinner
11-30-2006, 3:35 PM
Anyone know what Turners and Gunrunners charge to do transfers?

DedEye
11-30-2006, 4:07 PM
I haven't paid yet, but the FFL in Napa that I had CWS send my OLL to quoted me $80. I'm assuming that price includes the DROS.

Sgt Raven
11-30-2006, 6:30 PM
Not too much over here cornholio1........

btw trouble.... FFL's can only charge certian prices on certian DROS services, like private party transfers, its $35.00 straight, if they charge more for private party transfers , its illegal private party transfer fees are set by the state. but all other fees must be posted on the wall.

You know this and I know this but some FFL's think they're above the law, talking about how much this and that costs, like computers and book keeping etc. Well all that they'd need even if they never did a PPT. I won't turn in the FFL that overcharged me for a PPT, but I won't do business with them again either.

M14Gunman
11-30-2006, 7:05 PM
You know this and I know this but some FFL's think they're above the law, talking about how much this and that costs, like computers and book keeping etc. Well all that they'd need even if they never did a PPT. I won't turn in the FFL that overcharged me for a PPT, but I won't do business with them again either.

I did not know this... What a local FFL told me was that the law REQUIRES them to do PPT but they can charge whatever fee they want to. As a result dealers that do not want to do a transfer need only charge a bunch.

Is it true that an FFL MUST do a PPT or can he refuse?

M14Gunman
11-30-2006, 7:30 PM
http://ag.ca.gov/firearms/dlrfaqs.php#17G

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Does a dealer have the right to refuse the transfer?

When the 50 cal gun ban happened I could not find a local FFL to do the transfer for less than $300.00 or they just flat refused to do it.

Sgt Raven
11-30-2006, 9:07 PM
Does a dealer have the right to refuse the transfer?

When the 50 cal gun ban happened I could not find a local FFL to do the transfer for less than $300.00 or they just flat refused to do it.

1. Any business has the right to refuse business.

2. Was the rifle you wanted to buy a "true" PPT, where the seller and buyer both shows up at the FFL?

Flux Capacitor
02-10-2007, 7:12 PM
Any cheapo places in the Redlands area for OLL? Thanks

rips31
02-12-2007, 10:58 AM
$55 for oos xfer in south san francisco. they don't do oll unless they know you well, tho.