Originally Posted by cycloneman
tell you what hogger. what are you looking for? maybe i can point you to the right direction to find a supplier for it. then you take the advertized price to a dealer and see what he wants to bring it in. if you do this you gotta be sure of what you want.
Not totally sure what I want. I mean I was looking at a Walther PPK/S they had at Gander Mountain, and seriously, Gander Mountain is overpriced.
I like the dealer in Sun Prairie. I don't think he carries Walther. He carries quite a few Springfields, Glocks, and Smith & Wessons and from time to time usually has some nice used guns.
I was also looking at an H&K USP Compact, but I don't know if it's worth paying nearly $800.
That's just why I wonder if maybe it would be less expensive in the long haul to get an FFL so I can just have them sent right to me. But if you say it isn't worth it, then it isn't worth it. And as pinecone said, you have to prove you have a legit business having to do with selling guns.
Do most dealers charge a lot for a transfer fee? I've heard some will usually charge $20. Some more.
Just kind of curious about it.
It's just that sometimes I wish I had a larger selection of guns rather than what's at Gander Mountain or the Sun Prairie shop.
Like some things, Gander Mountain has that the Sun Prairie guy doesn't - such as AR15 rifles, Kimbers, H&K pistols. Sometimes Sun Prairie doesn't have Sig Sauers either.
And sometimes Sun Prairie has things GM doesn't. Like AK rifles (SP guy has a large selection of them), lots of combat shotguns, used rifles (he has a couple SKS's), some Mausers, a few Remingtons. He has like one or two Colt 1911s. He had a Series 80 Gold Cup awhile back I almost bought. He has Springfield's better 1911s like the Loaded and TRP - which GM doesn't. He's got CZ's - which GM doesn't.
I just wish the SP guy could transfer me a gun I wanted but at a lower price than GM sells it at. It seems like ALL of their guns are overpriced. SP guy also has mostly used guns. Not many of them are brand spankin new. And his guns are usually kept in better shape. When I bought my Loaded 1911, I even told him that I preferred his shop because it looks like he takes care of his guns better than GM and his are a better price too.
I would also say SP guy also has more pistols and rifles out in his store than GM does. GM has like four cases with handguns. But half of them are just .22 target pistols. The new ones are just GI 1911s, they have a Citadel, a couple Kimbers and the rest in one cabinet are all used police issue stuff. They had a S&W Model 36 .38 Special I was eyeing up. They have a couple 92FS's. They had a P226 Sig Sauer. There was a S&W 5906 (the stainless full size 9mm auto).
The Deerfield Pistol Range also has some used stuff too. But they have all old police issue stuff. Like AR15s. They had an MP5 at one time I saw in their back room. I bet that costs a pretty penny. They have lots of Taurus, Glock, S&W, Beretta.
I mean I never really have just asked any of these dealers if they could transfer me a pistol I ordered. I guess it wouldn't hurt to try. But I'm just afraid they'd tack on a huge fee. When I got my Springfield, I bought a couple boxes of ammo from the dealer I bought it at too, which I think made him kind of happy.