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Vsanzbajo
08-05-2011, 5:33 PM
I am swapping a gun with a friend, and I am trying to find a good ffl that will not charge me $100 to receive my gun and do the paperwork. Why do they charge so much?
I live in Berkeley, so the closer the better.
Thanks in advance.

drkphibr
08-05-2011, 7:12 PM
They all charge the same fee for a PPT transfer (when you both walk into the shop for the private party transfer) of $35. FFL fees (shipping inter/intra state between 2 FFLs) vary a bit more and I've seen $75-$100 in the bay area for that.

s*******n
08-05-2011, 7:17 PM
They all charge the same fee for a PPT transfer (when you both walk into the shop for the private party transfer) of $35.

Sadly, not true for all FFLs. Some charge more than $35 - I learned the hard way. :mad:

Try the following as a start. Call first to confirm prices.

Rob Blank
RMB Enterprises
1000 Jacklin Road
Milpitas, CA 95035
Phone: 408-946-5289

Kevin Smith
Martinez, CA
925-229-2553

GunBroker.com FFL Network.
http://www.gunbroker.com/FFL/DealerNetwork.aspx

BayAreaShooter
08-05-2011, 7:43 PM
[QUOTE=s*******n;6908111]Sadly, not true for all FFLs. Some charge more than $35 - I learned the hard way. :mad:

I would have refused the transfer than. $35 is the MAX amount they can LEGALLY charge you for a PPT of that sort.

JagerDog
08-05-2011, 7:43 PM
Is this a face-to-face private party transfer? Or are you trading with a friend out of the area?

+2 on Rob Blank. In the same 'hood is Valkyrie.

I don't know what's in Bezerkley.

In the general forum there is a listing FFL's and fees. Gunbroker also has an FFL search function.

zod
08-05-2011, 7:50 PM
+3 on Rob. Completed over a handful of transactions there. Good guy.

shooting4life
08-05-2011, 7:55 PM
Another recommendation for Rob. As long as you can do paperwork during the work week he is the guy to use. Only 65 for out of state transfer.

Vsanzbajo
08-05-2011, 8:00 PM
I am swapping with a guy in Riverside. So he will be shipping the gun.

JagerDog
08-05-2011, 8:20 PM
I am swapping with a guy in Riverside. So he will be shipping the gun.

Then Rob's probably your cheapest, but gotta figure locale (gas/time) since you gotta go there twice. Valkyrie will cost ya $10 more, but evenings and weekends is their M.O. Rob is kinda banker's hours.

Flyin Brian
08-05-2011, 9:38 PM
I do all of my transfers at Tracy Rifle and Pistol. They charged me $40 to receive a rifle from a So-Cal FFL, so it was $65 including DROS. Can't beat that price and they are friendly to work with.

Demontweak
08-05-2011, 9:48 PM
UG Imports in Fremont will do for $75. by appointment only

redrex
08-06-2011, 5:14 AM
I sold a gun to a Calgunner at Bullseye in Castro Valley.

They seemed fine about doing the transfer and I'm pretty sure they did it for the correct price. They stop doing them one hour before close and while I don't believe that they require it, it's nice just to call and tell them that you are coming in.

mugiwara
08-06-2011, 9:23 AM
city arms east.

goldengate
08-07-2011, 11:21 PM
Rob is the best. His office is under the gym if you ever go visit him. +1 to RMB Enterprise.

well206
08-07-2011, 11:41 PM
Andreotti in Castro Valley has always been easy to work with, prices are right.

reagan8
08-08-2011, 9:01 PM
Diablo Valley Gun Works in Pleasant Hill did a great job for me. However, they have a very small shop so service can be a little slow if there's more than one or two other customers in there.

James Bond
08-08-2011, 10:23 PM
Diablo Valley Gun Works in Pleasant Hill did a great job for me. However, they have a very small shop so service can be a little slow if there's more than one or two other customers in there.

Just used Diablo Valley Gun Works for a PPT. $35 is what they charge as long as you have a current handgun safety certificate. If not, add another $25.