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9mmLuva
01-04-2005, 00:27
First of all let me tell you that I believe we should have stickies for FFL transfer fees and addresses etc for different areas. Hello mods :) .

I'm about to buy some guns online and was looking for an FFL today that still had sane transfer fees. I used to do my transfers at Donn's and they used to charge me $20, everything included. Donn's apparently is history now and I couldn't find the "new" store on 309 for the life of me. They say it's Lenn's or something now but I couldn't see it even after driving almost an hour on both sides of the 309. There is no phone number or anything for the new store on the i-net, either.

Here is what I could get today. All prices are current as of 01.03.2005


Let me begin with the ones that raised my blood pressure a bit:

1. Classic Pistol $35
2. Tanner's Sport Center $40
3. E F Precision ( They are listed as Transfer FFL on AK-47 net but they didn't have an idea about the whole "gun thing" when I called them today ;Q )
4. Greg L. Johnston Ent. (I got fax signal when I tried their "phone no" all day today)
5. Mike & Kates Sport Shoppe $35

Somebody please give me a few names that charge you around $15-$20 for transfers. I personally believe that it's what they should charge us for 2 minutes of paperwork (maximum).

Feel free to list your favorite FFLs and their fees. Thanks.


9mm

9mmLuva
01-04-2005, 03:53
And these are the UNCONFIRMED ones. Again, the fees and any other info ARE NOT CONFIRMED. Call them before making any plans to use them for your transfers. I've gathered their names and fees etc. by searching gunbroker's, shotgun news', firing line's and a few other sites' FFL lists.

I'm hoping that you would come up with good info that would help me to find my next "regular transfer FFL".

Thanks
9mm


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Greg L. Johnston Ent.
1438 Easton Rd.
Roslyn, PA 19001
215-659-8384
$15
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Better Bullets
124 W. Church Road
King Of Prussia, PA 19406
(610) 491-9901
$25
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DAVIDSGUNS.com LLC
1039 Winding River Lane
Phoenixville, PA 19460
610-917-8957
$20 for transfer
________________________

Ron's Gunsmithing
2504 Clayton Street
Boothywn, PA 19061
610-485-8457
$20
__________________________

Alan Fishbein
P.O. Box 1222
North Wales, PA 19454
215-362-1204
$25
__________________________

Len's Guns
2328 Bradley Way
Sanatoga, PA 19464
610-323-1259
$20
_________________________


PS. Anyone got a telephone number for what used to be Donn's (now Len's ???) ? Their old no is disconnected. I hope the new owners have realistic transfer fees as well.

Jeep274
01-04-2005, 08:39
My last dealing with Donn's left a bad taste in my mouth and I will not deal with them again. That was about a year ago. I don't have the phone number with me, but I'll check when I get home. Here are a couple I found a few months ago, but I haven't delt with any of them.

Lowe's Certified Guns LLC
521 W Butler Ave
Chalfont, PA 18914
phone: 215-822-1458
fax: 215-822-1458
First Transfer is free. Additional transfers $30.00 total inc tax and
background check.
http://www.lowescertifiedguns.com/

Drew B. Daubert
526 W 2nd St
Lansdale, PA 19446
phone: 215-885-5787
I am a holder of a FFL who is starting a home based business buying and
selling handguns online. Eventually I intend to open a gunshop locally. I
keep a small inventory of handguns which are locked in my safe at all times.
I will be happy to handle transfers for local people. Hours are by
appointment only. Thank You.
call first
Transfer fee: $30.00

Matthew Dorr
176 Wellington Terrace
Lansdale, PA 19446
215-362-6172

By the way, the Classic Pistol transfer fee you show is for in state transfers. They quoted me something like $50 for an out of state transfer. Good luck finding anything in our area under $30. I haven't yet. If you do please post it.

Jeff

9mmLuva
01-04-2005, 13:49
Jeep,
thanks for the input. I'm so ticked by these prices that I'm seriously considering getting the FFL myself next year or so. I'm sure the money I would save by not paying for my own transfers and a few of transfers for other people on the side would pay for the expenses.

BTW, how is "the first transfer free" at LOWE's ? How does it work?

BTT, I think somebody said in his post that Rich Barlow of Choice Firearms in Levittown charged $20.

Just got off the phone with him and he says he charges $31.50 not $20 ;Q .

If still interested ...

Choice Firearms
Rich Barlow
(215) 245-7211,
212 Dogwood Dr
Levittown, PA 19055
$31.50 (has to be shipped to him through FFL)

Jeep274
01-04-2005, 14:02
I never investigated the Lowes deal. It may be a free transfer if you buy through them, but I don't really know. Might be worth a call. Is it possible to get an FFL without having a shop or business? If you do it, post your info on this board. I would definitely prefer to deal with a fellow GT'r than my local shops.

glocking26
01-04-2005, 15:39
targetmaster in chaddsford $50 what a rip off and I'm a gold card member.

waktasz
01-04-2005, 18:55
www.doubleaction.org ...transfers go thru the police supply shop, I believe I paid like $28 or so for it.

The Firing Line in Whitehall charges $25 + tax

flyingn
01-05-2005, 05:54
I heard Abington gun sports is $20. Not sure if its true tho..

I work right down the street..

Im dealing with a guy in Warminster for a gun Im getting now and he gets $25. NO tax too:)

Frank

Jeep274
01-05-2005, 06:53
Originally posted by flyingn
I heard Abington gun sports is $20. Not sure if its true tho..

I work right down the street..

Im dealing with a guy in Warminster for a gun Im getting now and he gets $25. NO tax too:)

Frank

You've got a PM. :)

FortyCaliber
01-05-2005, 17:01
Originally posted by glocking26
targetmaster in chaddsford $50 what a rip off and I'm a gold card member.

;P


PM sent! ;a

01-07-2005, 23:16
better bullets (king shooters supply) in KOP is $25 for the first and I think $13 or $15 for additional transfers. I've always had great service going through them.

jmw722
01-27-2005, 20:02
As of 1/27/05:

Firing Line Inc
1532 S Front St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
215-336-1710
$40

South Phila Archery & Gun Inc.
831-833 Ellsworth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
215-551-4544
$40

Rip off IMHO.

Stainless Chili
02-03-2005, 00:58
South Phila Archery & Gun Inc.
$40

I think Jim charges $50 for an out-of-state gun.
But they did sell a couple pieces for me, no comission.

I took a gun from one Layton Fireng today. I got his name off gunsamerica.com. His shop is low-key. Not a scrap of inventory.

$25
Just west of West Chester, on Rt. 3

And the seller was from Oregon.

pstew
02-08-2005, 19:15
Originally posted by Stainless Chili
...

$25
Just west of West Chester, on Rt. 3

And the seller was from Oregon.

I'm in West Chester, is he just EAST of West Chester on 3?

Jeep274
02-18-2005, 08:27
9MMluva, gunsndogs gave me this info for what used to be Donn's, now Dell's Firearm Specialists,Inc. 641 Route 309 Montgomeryville, PA 18936 215-412-4540 215-412-4541. If you are still looking.

I am dealing with flyingn's guy this week for $25 flat. I'll let you know how it goes.

glocking26
02-18-2005, 15:39
is dell's prices any better? don's was a rip off place.

Jeep274
02-18-2005, 19:00
Originally posted by glocking26
is dell's prices any better? don's was a rip off place.

I don't know about Dell's. I haven't bothered to call them. Your dead on about Donn's.

sammy
02-26-2005, 15:27
I just stopped in Dell's today. His price for a transfer is $30-complete. He also offers discounts for multiple transfers within the same month-just ask. All in all a much better attitude than Donns. Tim will help in any way he can. Very interesting collection of Nazi swords and daggers in the cases.

flyingn
02-26-2005, 18:40
How did the transaction go??

Frank


I am dealing with flyingn's guy this week for $25 flat. I'll let you know how it goes. [/B][/QUOTE]

Jeep274
02-26-2005, 20:00
Hi Frank. It went great. Myron is a very good guy to deal with. He did the transfer the same day the gun arrived. Thank you for refering him to me. He will get all of my future business. Now I just have to make some time to get to Classic Pistol and shoot the new .38.:)

flyingn
02-27-2005, 07:41
yes. I was very happy with the 2 transactions i did with him very much..

sammy
03-06-2005, 08:08
Seneca Arms in Green Lane charges $20 for any transfer, includes background check and tax.

benchmademan
03-11-2005, 09:16
Trout Run Sports in Ephrata, PA charges $25 for the first and $10 for each additional... and they're right off the Turnpike. i live in Exton and it takes me about 30 minutes. great shop. nice guys. some of my favorite guns were purchased there.

SUE ROVR
04-16-2005, 09:45
Kings Shooter Supply in KOP was $25 today for a gunbroker auction win shipped to them. Its the Better Bullets people.

124 W. Church Road
King Of Prussia, PA 19406
(610) 491-9901
$25

Nice people. My new FFL of choice.

Stainless Chili
08-05-2005, 16:20
Originally posted by pstew
I'm in West Chester, is he just EAST of West Chester on 3?

Layton operates out of a Mailboxes Excetera store, or something like that.
It's in East Goshen, near an apartment cfomplex [I know, great directions].

He has come through for me several times., $25 each.

DanV1317
08-14-2005, 04:58
Bill's Sporting Goods
Scranton, PA

Charged me $15 once, and charged me $10 the other time. Might want to double check though by calling before you go.

Pa Glock guy
11-29-2005, 19:18
Hot Shot Sports in Schnecksville, Boyers in Slatington, and Army Navy Store in Whitehall all charge $20 for a transfer.

Sky042
01-30-2006, 21:45
www.snipercountrypx.com
Royersford PA
$30 for transfers.
$6 if you're buying from him and he's very reasonable.

Mikey444
03-08-2006, 10:58
Originally posted by sammy
I just stopped in Dell's today. His price for a transfer is $30-complete. He also offers discounts for multiple transfers within the same month-just ask. All in all a much better attitude than Donns. Tim will help in any way he can. Very interesting collection of Nazi swords and daggers in the cases.

I remember when Donn's got robbed at gunpoint a few years back. Pretty ballsy to rob a gun store at gunpoint, especially because the clerks used to carry there;g

Sky042
03-18-2006, 02:23
Originally posted by Mikey444
I remember when Donn's got robbed at gunpoint a few years back. Pretty ballsy to rob a gun store at gunpoint, especially because the clerks used to carry there;g

These days every gun shop I've been to the clerks are armed.
two of my local shops even have a sign that indicates the clerks and likely the customers are armed and there is nothing worth dying for in that store. The guys at french creek usually are even carrying 2 pistols on them.

Suburban
03-24-2006, 23:44
David Force, Chadds Ford Armory
29 Webb Road.
Chadds Ford, PA 19317
He lives off of Rt. 202 not far from where it intersects Rt. 1
Charged $25 + tax, IIRC, for out-of-state transfers.
I think he goes to the Allentown shows, has lots of military(-type) rifles.
(610) 358-1831

Old, Odd, & Otherwise
Prospect Park, PA
Charged $65 for out-of-state transfer, IIRC. I won a $50 gift cert., and everything was overpriced anyway. They are listed in the phone books.

CoolDrum3
05-20-2006, 15:13
Originally posted by sammy
Seneca Arms in Green Lane charges $20 for any transfer, includes background check and tax.

Where at in Green Lane?

mado
06-29-2006, 20:25
Seneca Arms is on 29 right in the center of town. I was just there today.

I am shocked to learn of the Sniper Coutry PX! I work half a mile from there. I'm going to stop by tomorrow.

MOHAA Player
07-23-2006, 15:34
Originally posted by jmw722




South Phila Archery & Gun Inc.
831-833 Ellsworth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
215-551-4544
$40

Rip off IMHO. [/B] I am a member of this range and for members it is $25.00
MOHAA

Lee-online
07-23-2006, 19:16
Hit or Miss, just above Halifax only charges $5.

MOHAA Player
11-12-2006, 17:01
Originally posted by MOHAA Player
I am a member of this range and for members it is $25.00
MOHAA Also Jimmy charges $25.00 to ship a gun out of state to another FFL and $35.00 for rifle.
MOHAA

G23.40
12-16-2006, 15:53
Originally posted by waktasz

The Firing Line in Whitehall charges $25 + tax

I know this's an old thread but can anyone confirm this?.

G10mm
02-08-2007, 23:38
King Shooter Supply Home of Roger's Better bullets
For any reloading supplies he has it or he can get it at a good price . I deal with them for all of my reloading supplies .
Good people :thumbsup:
124 W. Church Road
King Of Prussia, PA 19406
(610) 491-9901

FortyCaliber
02-09-2007, 21:39
Originally posted by 9mmLuva

________________________
Better Bullets
124 W. Church Road
King Of Prussia, PA 19406
(610) 491-9901
$25
Never used him but I've met him and know him to be a stand up guy.



Originally posted by 9mmLuva
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Ron's Gunsmithing
2504 Clayton Street
Boothywn, PA 19061
610-485-8457
$20
I have personally used him. He charged $20, no issues.



Gray's
Jeffersonville, PA
I have personally used them, they charged $25, no issues.



Gordon's
Broomall, PA
I have personally used them, they charged $37, no issues, I just think they charge too much.



Targetmaster
Chadds Ford, PA
Never used them for a transfer-only transaction because they were too expensive.



All of the prices were several years old, so I would not be surprised if they've increased slightly.

cgk
03-17-2008, 14:58
Can anyone provided updated data? I checked with Classic Pistol last week and they don't do this at all, the fellow said, at least not for members and for members I got the idea that the price is negotiable. He really wanted just to sell to me.

gunzrfunz
07-06-2008, 10:23
Can anyone provided updated data? I checked with Classic Pistol last week and they don't do this at all, the fellow said, at least not for members and for members I got the idea that the price is negotiable. He really wanted just to sell to me.

I deal with Donley's Gun Shop (http://www.gunrunner1000.com/)in Quakertown. Dave and Shirley are good ppl and charge $20 to receive a gun with transfer.

slewfoot
07-06-2008, 10:36
targetmaster in chaddsford $50 what a rip off and I'm a gold card member.

Yeah, I know. I learned the hard way. I hope he doesn't rely on me as a repeat customer.

I deal with Leonard's Sporting Goods on Lansdowne Ave in Upper Darby. They charge 35 bucks but with the price of gasoline, it sure beats driving to one of the less expensive shops.

slewfoot
07-06-2008, 10:38
Gordon's
Broomall, PA
I have personally used them, they charged $37, no issues, I just think they charge too much.

Gordon's in Broomall went out of business sometime ago.

slewfoot
07-06-2008, 10:45
King Shooter Supply Home of Roger's Better bullets
For any reloading supplies he has it or he can get it at a good price . I deal with them for all of my reloading supplies .
Good people :thumbsup:
124 W. Church Road
King Of Prussia, PA 19406
(610) 491-9901

Roger does run a first class operation. He is both knowledgeable and friendly.

FixedSights
07-18-2008, 22:41
Gray's
Jeffersonville, PA
I have personally used them, they charged $25, no issues.


Out of business

bigbore45colt
08-19-2008, 14:10
Seneca Arms in Green Lane is still $20 for a transfer.

BB45C

snuffy19608
10-27-2008, 14:04
Actually Seneca is $21.60, John is one of the best people you'll ever meet and has great prices!!

Oh, Hi everybody- first post after I got my G19 at Seneca Arms! :wavey:

glockman40357459mm
10-01-2009, 17:55
Trout Run Sports in Ephrata, PA sold me one of my first glocks as new come to find out it had a number stamped on the inside so I called glock only to find out it has been back to glock as a rebuilt gun. Was not a happy camper paying for a new gun and getting a rebuilt one so trout run you wont get my business ever again I called up about it and they said ooooppps.

Stainless Chili
08-02-2011, 05:02
Targetmaster came through over the past year.

I was shipping a revolver to California even!, and it was the same fee, $50.

High? Maybe, but it got done. California is a nut with which to deal!