Selling through FFL

Discussion in 'Beginner's Corner' started by Don Locke, Oct 29, 2020.

  1. Don Locke

    Don Locke Well-Known Member

    Aug 24, 2018
    I i sell a firearm on this site, is it necessary to ship to ffl, if not are there any benefits from doing so, thanks.
  2. ILED93

    ILED93 Well-Known Member

    Feb 17, 2017
    If you sell a handgun across state lines, transfer through an FFL in the buyer's state is required. For the seller, some FFL's will accept firearms from an individual and others won't.

  3. kaw_biker

    kaw_biker Active Member

    Feb 28, 2020
    An individual may ship a firearm across state lines to a FFL.

    An individual may NOT ship a firearm across state lines to a FFL via USPS. It must be through a carrier like UPS or FedEx.

    An individual shipping a handgun to a FFL across state lines via FedEx/UPS must ship it Next Day Air.

    A FFL may ship a handgun across state lines to another FFL via USPS Priority Mail.

    Some FFLs only accept firearms shipped to them from another FFL

    In a nutshell, you can ship it yourself if the FFL accepts from individuals and you overnight it with FedEx/UPS. So it mighy be cheaper to have your FFL ship it.
  4. Capthobo

    Capthobo NRA Endowment member Supporting Addict

    Nov 9, 2016
    You can if comfortable sell face to face in your own state. “Take proper precautions”, and I suggest you verify that buyer is legit and produce valid identification and a carry permit if required within your state of reside.
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  5. Ohio

    Ohio I like this place !

    Mar 22, 2018
    There is another service called “ship my gun” which is offered through Bud’s in KY. I used it once to ship a pistol to Oregon at the advice of the FFL there that was buying the pistol. Saved a lot of $$$, took 4-5 days to get there, mainly due to the time it took to process through the “ship my gun” organization.

    It’s fairly easy to use.....all the info is on line “ship my”.
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  6. kaw_biker

    kaw_biker Active Member

    Feb 28, 2020
    This is another good option that helps keep you in line with UPS & Federal regulations. However, you will still be shipping UPS and Firearms, and that has to be done through a UPS Customer Center – not a UPS store or dropbox or anything. I would use this service if my closest UPS Customer Center wasn't 45 minutes away. :/
  7. WVsig

    WVsig Well-Known Member

    Mar 8, 2018
    Also right now if you have a UPS account which you can sign up for online you can get 45% off next day shipping with promo code HOLIDAYS. This will be less than Ship my Gun. IIRC I use my individual UPS account to ship guns out for custom work. I pay with a credit card. You do have to ship through a UPS customer service center or hand it to your standard delivery driver.

    For selling I use my FFL. They basically charge me $10 over the cost of USPS Priority mail. Ends up being $25-$30 depending on the insurance and size of the package.
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  8. random84

    random84 Well-Known Member

    May 4, 2020
    I used my FFL for that... it wound up being $80. Lol
    .he felt bad about it (even showing the receipt) and waived my transfer fee on the trade, so it was reasonable.

    The regs don't make it easy tho.

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  9. WVsig

    WVsig Well-Known Member

    Mar 8, 2018
    That would be the full cost via UPS or Fed Ex but if he ships USPS they can use a flat rate box. $15-$20
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  10. Whiten

    Whiten Well-Known Member

    Jun 9, 2017
    My FFL charges me $50 to ship fully insured. That’s cheaper and easier when shipping a $2-3k firearms
  11. AZ Husker

    AZ Husker Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Oct 14, 2017
    Second recommendation for Ship My Gun. Much cheaper than FedEx or UPS if you're shipping yourself or an FFL, even though he can use USPS by the time you pay the transfer fees.
  12. random84

    random84 Well-Known Member

    May 4, 2020
    Thats why I used him - small town guy, he believes he cannot use USPS for some reason. I didnt argue as the gun was already shipped.

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  13. Capt Jack

    Capt Jack New Member

    Nov 3, 2020
    FYI...recently purchased firearm from individual using to handle the payment securely once the firearm is received. Of course FFL xfer is required across state lines
    Capt Jack
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  14. Don Locke

    Don Locke Well-Known Member

    Aug 24, 2018

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