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micks75scamp
06-15-2012, 6:52 AM
Pretty much the title says it all, but turners has the stripped lowers on sale and with this sunday being fathers day i was considering dros'ing two of them. How many can i buy at a time in California? I appologize if this is the wrong section.
Thank you,
Steve

joelogic
06-15-2012, 6:57 AM
How much money do you have? Only pistols are limited.

Don29palms
06-15-2012, 7:02 AM
As many as you want.

Merc1138
06-15-2012, 7:07 AM
You can buy all of the lowers.

CSACANNONEER
06-15-2012, 7:17 AM
No more than your dealer's suppliers can furnish at one time.

Munny$hot
06-15-2012, 7:26 AM
If your in CA only 1 every 5 days if you don't want to go on the BATF Boarder State Watch List.

Black Majik
06-15-2012, 8:16 AM
I believe up to 99, with a complimentary knock on the door by the JBT.

mif_slim
06-15-2012, 8:48 AM
You can buy as much as your paycheck and credit card allows you, then apply for personnel loans and get more all in one day. :)

MiddleKingdom
06-15-2012, 8:58 AM
If you can buy more than one at a time you save on the DROS fee. That's always nice.

Man Incognito
06-15-2012, 9:16 AM
If your in CA only 1 every 5 days if you don't want to go on the BATF Boarder State Watch List.

This does not apply to receivers. See lines 3 and 4 of A2:

http://www.atf.gov/firearms/industry/080911-qa-multiple-rifles.pdf

trob
06-15-2012, 9:22 AM
i think they start asking questions at around 100,000 units. :cool:

daybreak
06-15-2012, 9:26 AM
we can only put 5 per DROS thought right? But does that mean we can still buy 10 lowers and DROS them that day?

steves86ta
06-15-2012, 10:11 AM
great, thanks a lot guys so i should be perfectly okay with two then
thanks again

CHS
06-15-2012, 10:15 AM
we can only put 5 per DROS thought right? But does that mean we can still buy 10 lowers and DROS them that day?

No, you can only put 99 on the DROS.

The 4473 has space for only 5 firearms, but there are instructions to simply use another piece of paper if you need to add more than that.

So in California the technical answer is that you can only purchase up to 99 receivers or long guns at a time without having to fill out a second DROS and paying another $25.

CHS
06-15-2012, 10:17 AM
great, thanks a lot guys so i should be perfectly okay with two then
thanks again

After your first AR, you will immediately begin building out a second. I promise you this. They don't call it a disease for nothing.

So if you're only PLANNING on one AR, buy three receivers instead of two. Trust me on this :)

h0use
06-15-2012, 10:59 AM
buy at least 3 or so...save on dros fees

mif_slim
06-15-2012, 11:17 AM
After your first AR, you will immediately begin building out a second. I promise you this. They don't call it a disease for nothing.

So if you're only PLANNING on one AR, buy three receivers instead of two. Trust me on this :)

This is true, but in some case some start to build the third and fourth along with the second. ;D

jsipe007
06-15-2012, 11:56 AM
Ok... Stupid question warning. If you have to be 21 in order to purchase a stripped lower since it could be classified as a pistol, why can you purchase multiple stripped lowers without problem?

CHS
06-15-2012, 12:02 PM
Ok... Stupid question warning. If you have to be 21 in order to purchase a stripped lower since it could be classified as a pistol, why can you purchase multiple stripped lowers without problem?

It has nothing to do with it being potentially classified as a pistol.

Federal law states that dealers may not transfer ANY firearms to people under the age of 21, then EXEMPTS rifles and shotguns only to those who are 18.

Since stripped receivers are NOT rifles or shotguns, you must be 21 in order to buy them.

Since stripped receivers are NOT pistols, there is no 1-in-30 days restriction on their purchase.

jsipe007
06-15-2012, 12:07 PM
Well that clears it up :) So stripped lowers are essentially in the middle because they dont fall under any other classification category. Good info to know! Thanks!

MiddleKingdom
06-15-2012, 12:36 PM
After you DROS and build your 99 lowers you'll say, "now I have to build an 80%." It is a disease. I wish "more cow bells" was the cure.

high_revs
06-15-2012, 1:35 PM
After your first AR, you will immediately begin building out a second. I promise you this. They don't call it a disease for nothing.

So if you're only PLANNING on one AR, buy three receivers instead of two. Trust me on this :)

very true. i did mine in 2 batches - 3 the first time when OLL was still rolling out and i needed lube over for each additional receiver and a second time another 3 from the sale lauer was doing. i paid a lot the first time because the OLL movement was still in infancy and this was one of the few stores that was doing transfers on OLL receivers.

CHS
06-15-2012, 2:26 PM
Well that clears it up :) So stripped lowers are essentially in the middle because they dont fall under any other classification category. Good info to know! Thanks!

Receivers and frames are officially Title 1 "other" firearms.

1919's, M2's and pistol grip-only "shotguns" (like the mossberg cruiser) are more examples of Title 1 "other" firearms. They are neither pistols, rifles, or shotguns, so they fall into the "other" category.

MrExel17
06-15-2012, 2:26 PM
what they said!^^^^^

SDM44
06-15-2012, 2:49 PM
How much does it usually cost for any stripped lower receivers to be DROS'd after the 1st one at $25? Are they $10 each after that?

micks75scamp
06-15-2012, 3:05 PM
thanks a lot guys i appreciate the help

CHS
06-15-2012, 4:10 PM
How much does it usually cost for any stripped lower receivers to be DROS'd after the 1st one at $25? Are they $10 each after that?

One DROS fee covers one receiver, or multiple receivers. There are no fees above the single DROS fee for any additional receivers.

pinoy916
06-15-2012, 6:31 PM
I use to buy dozens at a time because I hated the waiting periods.

high_revs
06-15-2012, 8:25 PM
One DROS fee covers one receiver, or multiple receivers. There are no fees above the single DROS fee for any additional receivers.

there there might/will be added "transfer" fees per additional receiver though after the first one.

mattywrecker
06-15-2012, 9:19 PM
I know what sale you are talking about- they have the PSA stripped lowers for 79.99- I went in this morning and got 2 (teetering on 3- wish I would have just done the 3), and it was $206 and change out the door- 1 DROS fee for both.

mattywrecker
06-15-2012, 9:23 PM
After your first AR, you will immediately begin building out a second. I promise you this. They don't call it a disease for nothing.

So if you're only PLANNING on one AR, buy three receivers instead of two. Trust me on this :)

What CHS said.... I started my first build 6 months ago with a stripped Spikes from RifleGear.

I thought I would only want to do 1- I have since finished that one, bought another PSA lower a few weeks back and BCM upper, and haven't even finished that one and have my 3rd planned out already with my purchase of #3 and #4 stripped lowers I bought today!

Disease indeed...

Merc1138
06-15-2012, 10:02 PM
there there might/will be added "transfer" fees per additional receiver though after the first one.

Yeah, but that's if you're buying them elsewhere and having them shipped to your local FFL. If you're buying inventory that your local FFL already had(or had your FFL order them through their distributor or whatever), there are no transfer fees.

If you go to your local gun shop tomorrow and buy 50 lowers outta their stock, you're paying the $25 dros and that's it(beyond the cost of the items and sales tax of course).

scglock
06-15-2012, 10:41 PM
Buy em all!

S470FM
06-15-2012, 10:42 PM
buy an 80% and don't deal with DROS at all.

Maddog5150
06-15-2012, 11:57 PM
42.

j6p2004
06-16-2012, 12:23 AM
Since stripped receivers are NOT rifles or shotguns, you must be 21 in order to buy them.

Since stripped receivers are NOT pistols, there is no 1-in-30 days restriction on their purchase.

In that case, can you DROS 2 or 3 'virgin' receivers and build all of them into AR pistols?

Oceanbob
06-16-2012, 5:33 AM
buy an 80% and don't deal with DROS at all.

True but might as well stock up on lowers before the rifle/shotgun registration law. I don't think the DROS info is kept anyway for more than a couple of weeks. (I may be wrong).

sharxbyte
06-16-2012, 8:19 AM
If your in CA only 1 every 5 days if you don't want to go on the BATF Boarder State Watch List.

As long as he's not leaving the country, or selling any of them he should be fine x)

feelgood
06-16-2012, 8:29 AM
chs,
why is it that your words are so true... i am a newbie and now i am looking at purchasing another one....why??????? i now have an incurable disease!!!!

datsunrdster67
06-16-2012, 8:45 AM
Why is it so hard to get just the right answer for a serious question? People to to this site to get advice not to be joked about. I believe theres a joke section too. Advice is asked then if you really know the answer then answer. If you dont just wait for someone that knows to post. Its so weird cause it took 10 replies to get the proper answer. Just my thought. Cause im also interested about the "RIGHT" answer.

mif_slim
06-16-2012, 9:30 AM
^ actually, all answers are correct. I don't see any that isn't..

GILMORE619
06-16-2012, 10:30 AM
Why is it so hard to get just the right answer for a serious question? People to to this site to get advice not to be joked about. I believe theres a joke section too. Advice is asked then if you really know the answer then answer. If you dont just wait for someone that knows to post. Its so weird cause it took 10 replies to get the proper answer. Just my thought. Cause im also interested about the "RIGHT" answer.

Why so serious?:rolleyes::

CSACANNONEER
06-16-2012, 10:35 AM
In that case, can you DROS 2 or 3 'virgin' receivers and build all of them into AR pistols?

On a federal level, this is perfectly legal. On a state level, no one knows for sure. Wanna be the test case?

Merc1138
06-16-2012, 12:18 PM
Why is it so hard to get just the right answer for a serious question? People to to this site to get advice not to be joked about. I believe theres a joke section too. Advice is asked then if you really know the answer then answer. If you dont just wait for someone that knows to post. Its so weird cause it took 10 replies to get the proper answer. Just my thought. Cause im also interested about the "RIGHT" answer.

Umm, the first 4 replies to the thread are completely correct. Apparently you didn't bother to read what has been posted. If you had, then you'd have seen everything beyond the first 4 replies was explaining why the first 4 replies are correct.

The question is, how many stripped lowers can you buy at a time.
How much money do you have? Only pistols are limited.

As many as you want.

You can buy all of the lowers.

No more than your dealer's suppliers can furnish at one time.

That is 4 correct answers.

ssaction
06-16-2012, 9:03 PM
In that case, can you DROS 2 or 3 'virgin' receivers and build all of them into AR pistols?

Don't they need to be DROS'd as pistols, which would mean 1 every 30 days?

sigstroker
06-16-2012, 11:10 PM
I know what sale you are talking about- they have the PSA stripped lowers for 79.99- I went in this morning and got 2 (teetering on 3- wish I would have just done the 3), and it was $206 and change out the door- 1 DROS fee for both.

So the DROS fee is over 30% the cost of 1 receiver! Yeah, buy a handful.

CHS
06-17-2012, 5:29 PM
Don't they need to be DROS'd as pistols, which would mean 1 every 30 days?

Why would you DROS something as a pistol that's not a pistol?

micks75scamp
06-25-2012, 8:57 AM
I bought Two and only paid one Dros Fee i pick them both up tomorrow :-) Thanks everyone for the advice