NICS hold?

Discussion in 'NFA/Class 3 & FFL Discussion' started by Flatman6, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. Flatman6

    Flatman6 New Member

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    So, I recently went to buy a gun and had a hold put on it when they ran my nics check. Has anyone had this problem before, and if so do you know why there would be a hold? I have bought several firearms and haven't had this happen before.
     
  2. jcd390

    jcd390 New Member

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    Just out of curiosity, what were you buying? It would be interesting to know if people that are buying high capacity handguns or rifles are being put on hold.
     

  3. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    quite possibly because of the increased gun sales, they are severely backed up and it's causing a delay. i know that when i usually bought a firearm it took about 10-15 minutes. i am now hearing several hours to a couple of days for the background check. personally i wouldn't worry too much, if you have never had problems before.
     
  4. Mosin

    Mosin Well-Known Member

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    Once in 1998, I think I had to wait like a day or two if I remember correctly.
     
  5. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    When the nics check is run, they ask if it is handgun, rifle, or shotgun. "High capacity", whatever that means, has nothing to do with it.
     
  6. rfield

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    Had it happen to me the day after Thanksgiving, had a seven day hold. Picked it up the next weekend. Other than the inconvience of having to make two trips, no big deal.
     
  7. jcd390

    jcd390 New Member

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    Good to know, thanks!
     
  8. Mosin

    Mosin Well-Known Member

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    Lol... A suppressor.
     
  9. jcd390

    jcd390 New Member

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    For his AK...
     
  10. chloeshooter

    chloeshooter New Member

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    I have an FBI security clearance from years back, hence there is an FBI "file" on me. Whenever I purchase a gun, the clerk on the phone sees this and must ask their supervisor to check it out. Evenings, weekends, supervisors are never available and I always get a "delay" until following business day. Every time. I try to avoid weekend purchases for this reason.
     
  11. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    This is happening to a lot of people right now due to the increase in gun sales and call volume.