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Old 08-16-2007, 19:15   #1
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LA Area Transfers?

I don't know which forum would be the most appropriate for this question. But since I'm about to buy yet another Glock, I figured General Glocking should suffice

It seems that dealers in Los Angeles area are out of their darn minds. The fee charged to do an out-of-state mail-in transfer ranges from $40 to $100 plus DROS fees I suppose, I would bite the bullet if I was purchasing a $2000 firearm, but for a $450 Glock it hardly seems prudent to add an additional 10% for 20 minutes worth of paperwork. Just so you know, I did do searches on GunBroker and a couple of other sites and haven't been able to find anything cheaper locally. So here are my two questions:

1) Does anyone know a licensed dealer in LA area that charges a more reasonable amount?
2) If you had a firearm transferred from out-of-state, did you still have to pay the sales(use) tax?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 08-16-2007, 19:46   #2
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There are a number of resources for info on lower cost FFL's. And here is a great California gun site.
http://www.calguns.net

There are no additional taxes after the DROS bribe is paid.

The great state of California tells FFL's that they can charge $35 for FTF, but does not say anything about out of state stuff. I have one guy that currently charges me $50 for out of state but he is in Northern Calif, so no good for you. Look around, there are guys out there. However, the guy that charges me $50 tells me that charging $100 + DROS really makes sense when you consider what the state and the Fed put him through. Often 8 - 10 hours per month to review his books, etc...........
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Old 08-16-2007, 23:55   #3
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Thanks a lot! Appreciate the good info! Now that I know there's no sales tax it makes a lot more sense to get the gun shipped in from out of state. That way even I do end up paying $40-50 for transfer fee it would be about the same as paying the sales tax (on a ~$450-500 Glock) but the savings are still very significant. Thanks again.
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Old 08-17-2007, 01:34   #4
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Have you checked with Turners Outdoorsman? I have used them for local transfer ($35) but never with an out of state transfer.
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Old 08-17-2007, 09:12   #5
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I asked them last time I was there (their Reseda store). They told me it was $105 .... I wanted to tell the greedy SOBs to go hump themselves, but of course the polite boy that I am, I simply smiled and vowed to never buy another gun from them.
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Old 08-22-2007, 21:14   #6
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Leo Zamboni is your guy-- very very nice, price is resonable and he really wants to do what he can to help you.

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3008 Dow Avenue
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Hours: 6:00pm-9:00pm Tues-Fri, Sat-Sun by Appt
Transfer fee: $50.00 plus DROS fee for the first gun, multiple gun discount available.
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Old 08-22-2007, 23:35   #7
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Here's a tip. Look for a reasonable, PROFESSIONAL, affordable, RELIABLE and TRUSTWORTHY FFL dealer.

Description in CAPS are worth the price.

If you go with a "cheap" price, guess what you're going to get? A "cheap" FFL dealer. Trust me. I've had my share of bad experiences with shiesty FFL dealers because I wanted to save a few bucks on fees.

Find a great FFL guy who knows his stuff off the bat and cling on him.
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Old 09-06-2007, 22:42   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by CaliTheKid
Leo Zamboni is your guy-- very very nice, price is resonable and he really wants to do what he can to help you.

Leo E. Zamboni
West Coast Guns
3008 Dow Avenue
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
email: Click here to email me
phone: (310) 371-7726
fax: (310) 371-7726
cellular: (310) 245-4498

Hours: 6:00pm-9:00pm Tues-Fri, Sat-Sun by Appt
Transfer fee: $50.00 plus DROS fee for the first gun, multiple gun discount available.
Do you have his e-mail, I can't find a site on the net and am looking for an FFL in the RB area.

Thanks.
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Old 09-06-2007, 23:02   #9
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here is his email westcoast.guns@verizon.net
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Old 09-06-2007, 23:16   #10
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Thanks for the quick reply brotha!
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