Originally Posted by hogger129
I guess I don't really know where to put this. This seems the most appropriate. I am wondering how does one go about getting a Federal Firearms License? I mostly want one so that I can buy firearms directly from the manufacturer without having to pay a transfer fee, etc, etc.
I am an old ex ffl holder and i can tell you this. It aint worth it. Not if your just looking to supply yourself. You are not going to save a thing. To be successful you need to buy volume from a dealer that will cut you a deal. It is hard to get into. The cost of the license if i am not mistaken now is over 200 bucks. Then you need to have your local license to resell usually 50 bucks. Set up your sales tax account and get books to keep your records. If you do sell to the public then you will have to follow all those rules for selling. If by chance you become a big dealer then the atf will want you shut you down by pinning you with a straw sale. I have seen it happen to many times down here. You are not going to save 300 bucks a year. Go out and brown nose your local gun shops for what you want, make your best deal and be happy. There is not a whole lot of mark up in this business. I tried to be a true gun shop. I had commercial property and tax account. After a couple of years i ran from it. Your not going to compete with wallyworld.