Re: how hard is it to get c&r ffl ???
There's a lot to know and understand about the C&R license before applying. I wrote a rather lengthy thread on this topic, and there is quite a lot of follow-up discussion that follows it. Rather than repost it here, I'll just point you to that discussion.
How to get your C&R license (Edit: link is no longer valid)
If you have any questions, please let me know. I'll be more than happy to explain it to you.