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Old 02-21-2012, 05:51 PM   #1
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Hello am currently just getting started into gunsmithing. As I gain more and more experience I want to open my own gunsmithing shop. I was wondering do I need a FFL also to be able to open my own shop?

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Old 02-21-2012, 07:52 PM   #2
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It would be a good idea so that you can handle transfers and sell some guns. Good luck with your quest, it a tough way to make a liveing, especially untill you have a good name.

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I have finished education and am very interested in starting my own shop. Between FFL, states, and county requirements I am having a hard time getting started, and I still need to buy tools! I guess the shop will have to start slow. Does anyone know a specific side of gunsmithing that will help get started or will it just take time as a hobbyshop?

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Thanks for all your help!!!

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I have finished education and am very interested in starting my own shop. Between FFL, states, and county requirements I am having a hard time getting started, and I still need to buy tools! I guess the shop will have to start slow. Does anyone know a specific side of gunsmithing that will help get started or will it just take time as a hobbyshop?
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Work with ranges. Even a $25.00 gun cleaning job helps.

If you keep a customer's firearm for more than 24 hours, I would suggest getting a FFL. Also, some parts dealers give discounts if you have a FFL.

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If you do gunsmithing , yes you need a FFL. Tactical stuff is hot. You might consider working on AR's and mainly sight upgrades for carry guns. Gun cleaning and parts replacement are the bread and butter for 90% of gunsmiths.

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