Getting started

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing Forum' started by Liflavor, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. Liflavor

    Liflavor New Member

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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?
     
  2. Catfish

    Catfish Member

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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.
     

  3. mechsmith

    mechsmith New Member

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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?
     
  4. Liflavor

    Liflavor New Member

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    Thanks for all your help!!!
     
  5. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    Gettin LEO business helps alot

    God didnt make all men equal colonel Sam Colt did
     
  6. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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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.
     
  7. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  8. Liflavor

    Liflavor New Member

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    Thanks for your help