Alright, so I have these big dreams to one day open a gun store. I have been thinking a lot about this lately. Firearms are my third biggest passion in my life (behind my family and country) and I believe I couldn't be happier in a job unless I get to work with and be around them all day. I have served my country honorably, and am still contracted until 2017 (maybe a year before that, depending on things). So I believe it might soon be time to move on. Now, I will be stationed in San Diego soon, and I will likely ride out the rest of my term there. While there, I plan on getting my 01 FFL. I have done some preliminary research, not near enough yet, and have learned a lot of good things, especially from this very forum. One thing I plan on doing until we are settled down in Texas (or wherever) after life in the Corps is building up my lines of credit with various distributors, essentially out of my house. I have been thinking about it, and what I will try to do while in San Diego is set aside about $2000 for the sole purpose of building lines of credit. I will buy a couple easy to sell guns, such as Glock 19, on credit from some distributors who don't mind my not having a brick and mortar store. Within a week of receiving the firearms, I will use the $2k cash to pay off the credit. Then I can sell the guns at my leisure. When I have sold them all, I will use the money received (I plan on selling them for the same price I buy them for, plus the cost of shipping if applicable) from them to fund the next batch. I will keep doing this until we live wherever we plan on living after the Corps. Hopefully at such time I will have built up enough rapport and lines of credit with distributors that I won't have to worry too much about stocking inventory (when I have the brick and mortar store) using the business loan that I'll start out with. I don't exactly have any specific questions, and I know there's a lot of good information and advice buried in this forum. I haven't had time to comb through it all yet. but I plan on it. Basically I'm posting to give you guys something to sit on the edge of your seat about over the next several years. I know you're all on pins and needles, just dying to know if it works out for me. By the way, for what its worth, I have a tremendous amount of drive to make this happen. I won't allow myself to fail, and I believe that's the most important thing about running a small business. My brother has owned a car customization shop for 12 years, and I was just talking to him about this the other day. He believes the only reason his business has stayed open for the last 12 years, through two recessions, is because of his passion and drive. Thanks for reading. Does anyone have any specific or general advice, related to being an FFL or to running a business? Thanks.