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9mill 11-14-2012 10:09 AM

procedural question on purchase
I want to purchase a handgun, but Im leaving town for a month soon. Can my ffl delay the dros process until I return? or should I have the seller delay shipping until I return? thanks

NytWolf 11-14-2012 10:11 AM

I thought you had 30 days to pick up the firearm.


paul0660 11-14-2012 10:14 AM


I thought you had 30 days to pick up the firearm.
Hence, his reference to "month", I think.

The gun can sit in your FFL's safe until the DROS is started, at which point the 30 days starts. I think.

9mill 11-14-2012 11:34 AM

yes if the gun is shipped now I wouldn't make it back in time.

tenpercentfirearms 11-14-2012 1:59 PM

Only your FFL can answer this question. I personally would have zero problem sitting on a customer's firearm for a month or even more. I have plenty of storage space.

Toby's Tactical 11-14-2012 3:17 PM

Some dealers charge a holding fee. Check with the dealer if they request such a fee and if they do, it's your choice if you want to pay it, ask them not to charge, or find another dealer.

kemasa 11-15-2012 8:54 AM

As said, it is up to your FFL. It is also possible to fill out the DROS worksheet, which then your FFL could submit 10 days before you return. Your ID/DL would still need to be run through the reader (strange requirement).

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