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Old 07-18-2013, 06:04 PM   #1
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I need some help from the pros here. I recently received my FFL for WV...Great! The problem now is distributors. I am working from my garage and would like to transition into a full time shop in a separate building in time. I am having problems, because they (distributors) want the store front picture, inventory, yellow page ad,...etc. Things I do not have at this time. I would like any help on finding distributors that are willing to help a new dealer get started and work with me.... Thanks

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Old 07-18-2013, 06:37 PM   #2
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RSR Group, Zanders, Davidsons, MGE, and there are others that do not care about you being home based. The first three there are my go to's for most of what I do. RSR and Zanders are pretty much always going to be cheaper than Davidsons. Shipping is good with Zanders if you order more than 750. RSR has a shipping srop off too but I dont remember what the point is. Good luck with your new business!

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A buddy of mine works out of his house too and his wholesaler is Lipseys

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Bud's, centerfiresystems, SOG

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Good Luck and Welcome.

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Moved your thread over to the FFL section- you were in "suggestions for the website".

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I need some help from the pros here. I recently received my FFL for WV...Great! The problem now is distributors. I am working from my garage and would like to transition into a full time shop in a separate building in time. I am having problems, because they (distributors) want the store front picture, inventory, yellow page ad,...etc. Things I do not have at this time. I would like any help on finding distributors that are willing to help a new dealer get started and work with me.... Thanks
Good luck with your business. Be sure to drop by the introduction thread and tell us a bit about yourself.
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Thank you all for your input

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Check this, they seem to have a pulse on what is being bought:
http://www.shootingsportsretailer.com/

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In the Clinton era, you could not get an FFL without a storefront. No home FFLs. When did they relax that?

Distributors like Southern Ohio Gun (SOG ) will find you in no time. Your mailbox will be stuffed in about three months.

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