home based ffl

Discussion in 'NFA/Class 3 & FFL Discussion' started by hoyte, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. hoyte

    hoyte New Member

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    Waiting on approval for my ffl but not sure where to set up where I want to work at. I'm goin to be doing gunsmithing, online sale and face to face sales. Is it ok to do this out of my garage? Or basement?
     
  2. silverado113

    silverado113 New Member

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    I'm a home based FFL and it would depend on your setup. I have a walkout basement so there is a separate entrance that I will use once I get the pathway laid out which means nobody will need to walk through my house like they currently have to. The biggest thing is security. How secure is your garage? Its a little weird for some customers to walk through the house and I don't like it much myself.
     
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  3. hoyte

    hoyte New Member

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    I wouldn't want customers walking thru my house. And since I would be doin appointments they could come thru the garage door. This is the part I'm not to sure on. My basement has a seperate entrance but no walkway as well. N most of my sale would be online or at a meeting spot with customer until I can afford a store front. Which leads me to another ? Does the 4473 form have to filled out at the location. Or am I allowed to carry them to a meeting place.
     
  4. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    I have 3 home based dealers that I have dealings with. All 3 have a separate customer entrance. It is not required by regulation, but a darned good practice NOT to have folks tramping through the house.

    If you are married, it will help keep the peace in the family.

    Yes, you CAN use your garage- but would be sure I have a good safe and an alarm system- and good locks on the doors.
     
  5. silverado113

    silverado113 New Member

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    You CANNOT transfer a firearm at a meeting place. It has to be at your house (place of business), at a gun show, or a sporting club event (CMP or something similar). I've been lucky as most of my customers that have come to the house are people I know or have been friends of friends or have been from FTF :D. Still as c3 said better to have a different entrance which I plan on having in the next couple of weeks.
     
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  6. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    What he said up there- you do business at your listed premises.
     
  7. hoyte

    hoyte New Member

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    Ok thanks for the info
     
  8. Ron-O

    Ron-O New Member

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    I am a home based dealer. Right now everyone comes into my living room to fill out the paperwork. It does get busy from time to time so I am looking to add a second story to my garage for a shop. So far the wife doesn't mind but that will probably change soon, especially since Friday I had 3 guys sitting in the living room completing paperwork.. And now I need a display area for firearms and suppressors...
     
  9. silverado113

    silverado113 New Member

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    I picked up a display from storesupply.com their shipping sucks but its a decent product for the price. Unfortunately, I didn't have anyone around me who was looking to get rid of some display cases. You should probably check out the locals first. Here is a pic of mine: http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f12/gun-shop-basement-69705/
     
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  10. Ron-O

    Ron-O New Member

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    Thanks, I'll take a look.
     
  11. Blueguns

    Blueguns New Member

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    EDIT- Blue, this is a spammer. Spammer, this is Blue.

    Blue- they send random crap to random addresses, hoping for a live connection. Think of driving in a really bad part of town, and the ugliest thing you have ever seen walks over to your car window while you are at a stoplight, and asks "You looking for a date?" You would not answer then if you are smart- do not respond to these OTHER than hit that little triangle shape with the exclamation point in it- and a Mod will stop by, kick it to the curb, shoot it a few times, and pour Lysol on the remains. DON'T quote them, since that gives us a bit more work to do. And like the hooker, a lot of these things carry viruses.


    C3Shooter
     
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  12. M1Anut

    M1Anut New Member

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    WTF was all that? Guess Friday night came early! Lol
     
  13. Blueguns

    Blueguns New Member

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    He's done 6 of those. There all just as weird.
     
  14. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Has anyone reported him?
     
  15. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    I completely freaking missed something. Was someone seeing little Chinese girls again? Damn weirdos...
     
  16. Blueguns

    Blueguns New Member

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    I sent a pm to winds-of-change cause I can't click the button that reports on a mobile.