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  1. #1
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    Default What does it take to get an FFL?

    Can someone give me the short version?

    Thinking of a part time retirement job.
    They call me "Simple Jack".

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    Default Re: What does it take to get an FFL?

    Good place to start: Read the entire thread.

    http://forum.pafoa.org/showthread.php?t=253718&p=2717928
    Last edited by WCMG; October 22nd, 2019 at 08:26 AM.
    Washington County Machine Guns & Tactical Range -- CMP Affliated Club -- 07/02 FFL/SOT and Type 20 FEL (Manufacturer of High Explosives)
    Specializing in Bachelor parties with 50+ machine guns including M2HB, M249 SAW, M1919, RPD, and M60.

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    Default Re: What does it take to get an FFL?

    Quote Originally Posted by ItchyTick View Post
    Can someone give me the short version?
    There isn't one.

    but it's also not impossible
    TriggerTime LLc 01/02 FFL CRSO/Pistol/Rifle/Shotgun inst. BSA Rifle/Shotgun MB Counselor

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    Default Re: What does it take to get an FFL?

    You'd be better off working part time at gun shop.
    Not sure exactly what your plan is, but most businesses require some sort of initial investment and have reoccurring cost of doing business.
    You need to figure that stuff out ahead of time to make sure your "hobby" FFL is not going to drain all your savings.
    Even if you're only going to just do transfers, talk to some other guys already doing this, they will have knowledge of things you didn't even think about.
    Toujours prÍt

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    Default Re: What does it take to get an FFL?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post
    You'd be better off working part time at gun shop.
    Not sure exactly what your plan is, but most businesses require some sort of initial investment and have reoccurring cost of doing business.
    You need to figure that stuff out ahead of time to make sure your "hobby" FFL is not going to drain all your savings.
    Even if you're only going to just do transfers, talk to some other guys already doing this, they will have knowledge of things you didn't even think about.
    No.
    I saved alot on LLC fees being a Veteran but Lic fees were $300 state and ATF, my zoning change was free, my start up stock ($900) was transferred from my collection to my FFL. I paid myself back after they sold and I made some $$$.
    Brownells has a great start up kit -forget the $$ but not too much (A&D books, price/repair tags). Also $60 on my logo and $25 for cards to hand out.

    Got an low cost business acct at a local bank (who looked at me if I was crazy when I asked would they work with a gun dealer) to set up. Still have not picked a CC provider.
    TriggerTime LLc 01/02 FFL CRSO/Pistol/Rifle/Shotgun inst. BSA Rifle/Shotgun MB Counselor

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    Default Re: What does it take to get an FFL?

    Quote Originally Posted by WCMG View Post
    Good place to start: Read the entire thread.

    http://forum.pafoa.org/showthread.php?t=253718&p=2717928
    Thanks

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