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Hi Addicts.

Hoping you can clear something up regarding FFLs. When I go to Gunbroker their site shows 1 FFL transfer agent within 5 miles of my house. Auction Arms shows the closest is almost 60 miles away. People I work with say several of the local Pawn Shops are licensed FFL transfer agents (and say they have used them).

What’s the real deal on FFL transfer agents near me? Definitely want to be on the up and up when I purchase a firearm and have it transferred.
 

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I would contact your local friendly FFL dealer’s shop and ask them if they will accept transfers (in my area some will, some won’t). Nothing different with Gunbroker vs any out of state FFL in regards to the transfer process (following all Federal laws/regulations, and obey shipping services rules).
 

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Any shop retailing guns in your area...has an FFL.

Like others said, not all 'shops' ...will allow guns to be transferred to them, especially if they sell the same gun ...and some charge more than others to do a transfer.

You just need to go and talk to some of your local shops....pawn shops, etc...and find one you can trust to handle it properly for you.
 

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Not all FFL's are registered with Gunbroker, Auction Arms, etc. That doesn't mean that they are not an FFL. It just means that they haven't bothered to send a copy of their FFL license to that particular seller.

If there is a particular FFL that you want to work through, call them and ask if they'll transfer a shipment from whomever you're buying from.
 

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Yep, call the individual ffl to ask. The one I use exclusively is becoming quite a friend and knows when he receives something different it’s for me;) you know brands you usually don’t see everyday!
 

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Thanks everyone. I’m looking through the classified section every day and am drooling over the Staccato C among others. Apparently I’m getting close to getting something new (or used).
 

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Definitely check on local FFL's before ordering. Ask their fee for a transfer. Also ask if they will accept a firearm from an individual. You never know when you may find a great deal from an individual who only wants to ship himself. I have three FFLs that help me with transfers but only one will accept shipment from an individual, kind of aggravating.
 

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As others have stated above, call all the FFLs in your area. Gunbrokers checkout doesn't show my preferred FFL on their website. Theres a few other FFLs I've used in the past who do show up on Gunbrokers checkout.

Just google FFL and go from there. Some don't like excepting shipments from out of state for whatever reason. I also always send a copy of the listing to my FFL before I bid. Additionally I live in CA, so I always check with the seller before I bid too.
 
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