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Austin FFL Transfer Fees

Discussion in 'Austin' started by 512Ram, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. 512Ram

    512Ram Member

    Sep 11, 2009
    Central Texas
    I'm currently looking to buy a new handgun and so far i'm most likely going to buy it online from gunbroker.

    I thought it would be nice to have a list of FFL's that accept transfers and list their fees.

    Here's what i got so far, feel free to reply with any information you have and i will add it to this post.

    [SIZE=+2]Red's Indoor Range[/SIZE]
    [FONT=Verdana, Comic Sans MS, Arial, Helvetica][FONT=Verdana, Comic Sans MS, Arial, Helvetica]6200 Highway 290 West
    Austin, Texas
    (512) 892-4867 [Voice]
    FFL Transfer Fee: $50
    (Anyone know if north location is same price?)

    [SIZE=+2]Gary Gerding[/SIZE]
    537 B Woodward St.
    Austin, TX 78704
    FFL Transfer Fee: $35.00 ($5 CHL Discount)

    [SIZE=+2]Hank Fleming[/SIZE]
    4722 S. Congress Ave
    Austin, TX 78745512 445 6339
    FFL Transfer Fee: $40.00

    [SIZE=+2]GTDistributors Austin[/SIZE]
    2545 Brockton Drive
    Suite 100
    Austin, TX 78758
    FFL Transfer Fee: $25.00

    [SIZE=+2]Gary Foster[/SIZE]
    8703 Hwy. 290 W.
    Austin, TX 78736
    FFL Transfer Fee: $25.00


  2. Libertarian_Longhorn

    Libertarian_Longhorn Active Member

    Apr 28, 2009
    $50??? Reds like to push their own guns I guess
  3. AusTex

    AusTex Active Member

    Nov 16, 2008
    Austin, Texas
    Ram send me a PM or an email i have a guy that will do it for $7 - $10 .. He is nice and unless family issues arise very responsive. He is in north Austin. So unless you live in kyle or something the drive is worth it at $2.30 a gallon.

  4. Texas1911

    Texas1911 TGT Addict

    May 29, 2017
    Austin, TX
    Actually, alot of people don't seem to take the time to do things correctly on the FFL transfers. I can't tell you how many guns have just magically shown up at the store.
  5. Hoji

    Hoji Bowling-Pin Commando

    May 28, 2008
    Mustang Ridge
    Lone Star Gun Range in Lockhart $50 or $25 if you have a CHL
  6. jdh

    jdh Active Member BANNED!!!

    Mar 2, 2008
    $50 for 10 minutes worth of paperwork and a toll free phone call. Damn I'm in the worng business.
  7. Parker

    Parker Member

    Sep 30, 2009
    Buda, TX
    Email sent...
  8. Texas1911

    Texas1911 TGT Addict

    May 29, 2017
    Austin, TX
    It's more of a process than you think.

    You have to first receive the FFL info, fax ours off, receive the firearm, log it into your books, call the owner to come get it, store it until the owner comes and gets it, have the owner fill out a 4473, call it in, log it out of your books, and file the 4473 away. That's assuming it's not damaged.

    At any point of the way there is a mistake you can have your FFL revoked.

    By the time you take out all of the labor and fees you really are only making 50% of the original charge. It's the same with guns, by the time you take that $75 profit on a Glock it's really not much in the end.

    $531.95 + Tax = $575.84
    CC Fees = $17.28
    Labor = $15
    Shipping = $10
    Profit = $39.72

    More expensive guns translate to more margin because of the labor and shipping are roughly the same. All in, we make 8 - 15% tops on a sale. It's fair money, but it's also why we don't do discounts. Larger companies offer better deals because they have far greater buying power. Companies like CDNN purchase huge lots of the guns at a significantly lower price and can get presumably the same margin, but with much, much higher volume.

    The guns and transfers really don't make us much money in the long term. What really pays the bills are the range fees, ammo, targets, CHL classes, sight-ins, and accessories.
  9. jdh

    jdh Active Member BANNED!!!

    Mar 2, 2008
    I am well aware of the process. Search my past post to find out how I know about the process.

    The post was about transfer fees not the dealer ordering a gun for the buyer. This is for a gun the buyer bought on line and had shipped to a local FFL for transfer.

    Ups drops off package unexpected package
    Sign for it
    Open package
    remove senders FFL (if it came from another FFL) (FFL can accept a shippment for a non-license holder)
    Log in bound book.

    Buyer arrives
    Fills out 4473
    Check ID confirm 4473 is correctly executed
    Call NICS toll free number spending 3 to 5 minutes on the phone
    collect transfer fee from buyer
    complete transfer
    log out of bound book

    Gun broker sellers can look up and confirm an FFL on the internet and, OOPS, forget to call them and tell them the gun is one the way. FFL has no idea it is coming until UPS drops it off.

    Some times it is not about the money. It can be considered a service to foster a good long term relationship with the customer encouraging them to consider you first the next time.
  10. Ric_Knight

    Ric_Knight Member

    Oct 12, 2009
    San Marcos
    If your in or near San Marcos, Cash Box Pawn, 1515 Aquarena Springs Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666-7261 (512) 558-7296 Charges $30.00.

    I have bought several guns from them and they're good people.

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