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Old 11-14-2012, 11:09 AM
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Default 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
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Old 11-14-2012, 11:11 AM
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I thought you had 30 days to pick up the firearm.

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Old 11-14-2012, 11:14 AM
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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.
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Old 11-14-2012, 12:34 PM
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yes if the gun is shipped now I wouldn't make it back in time.
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Old 11-14-2012, 2:59 PM
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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.
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Old 11-14-2012, 4:17 PM
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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.
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Old 11-15-2012, 9:54 AM
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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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