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Looking for a good FFL

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by LLF, Jan 13, 2018.

  1. LLF

    LLF NES Member

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    I am looking for a good FFL.
    Specifically, someone who will:
    • Be available during normal business hours & occasional Saturdays to answer questions, help with transfers
    • Return calls promptly
    • Give me definitive "yes" or "no" to prospective transfers
    • Be up on the latest C&R guidelines & knowledgeable about transferring collector firearms.
    I am in the Boston area. Any and all leads appreciated.
    Thank you.
     
  2. mac1911

    mac1911 NES Member

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    Really , that's a lot to ask.o_O
    Anyway not exactly Boston but BK sales natick, four seasons , collectors in stoneham, gfkarmstech just to name a few.
    For all things C&R try pack and postal but they might not live up to your normal hour and return call requirements
     
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    Precision Point Firearms in Woburn
    Northeast Arms Peabody Rt. 1
     
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    Ask Jack ( One Eyed Jack) if he's interested. There are also a couple of dozen FFLs in his building.
     
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    Northeast Arms in Peabody (Route 1)
    Patriot Arms in Ipswich
     
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    +1 on Northeast Arms
    That said, I don't know how well versed he is in C&R stuff.
    Steve's a good dude, you treat him with respect and he'll treat you right.
     
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    C&R is easy. MA does not recognize it until 2021. Until then sale to an 03 falls under the same rules as selling to anyone.
     
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    One of the two shops in Natick, either GFA or B&K.
     
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    Another recommendation for Northeast Arms in Peabody. I've emailed Steve when I needed to do transfers and he got back to me within minutes. He's never let me down.
     
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    I do all of my out of state transfers through Dan Rau at Armadillo Arms in Shirley. $25 transfer fee is hard to beat. When he's not at his shop he can sometimes be found at Old Glory Guns in Mason, NH. At least I think he still works there part time.
     
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    +1 Northeast Arms.
     
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    +4? Northeast arms. Steves the best
     
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    B&K Sales has always been great to me after mediocre to bad experiences with a bunch of other shops. 30 minutes down the pike isn't a bad drive and commuter rail drops you off a block from their shop.
     
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    Thank you all for your recommendations.
     
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    LOL

    Strange trivia - did you know the actress that played the gf went off the deep end??? Like BAD! Like sad case. I was looking for her (saw another film with her in it) and thought "what happened to her?"
     
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    A little out of your area but Mark at Holliston Firearms has always been great for this. Been doing my transfers there for a while, plus the small shop is always good for a unique consignment from time to time.
     
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    Yes, I guess she ended up in a mental hospital for some time. I hope she's doing ok. Really seemed like a nice kid. Lovely, actually. As a Father of 3 (2 little girls), I can only have the best wishes for her!!
     
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    Whatever shop you end up in don't mention your screen name. You seem just as demanding as my wife.......
     
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    +5ish? for Northeast Arms, Steve is a good guy and very honest, I've never before had an FFL talk me OUT of buying some dumb unnecessary stuff that I really didn't need or would use.
     
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    I don't mean to be too demanding -- I just want to be treated the way I treat others. I also expect to pay for what I get. I been paying $40 a transaction which is on the high end but I think for that fee I shouldn't have to nag my FFL to send his license, call me when the gun gets in, etc.
     
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    Four Seasons is a great shop, and wonderful service (defined as getting you what you want at a good price, not "no line on a Saturday"), but not the best for transfers if you "push the edge". For example, I do not believe Four Seasons will do a transfer of a stripped frame for a gun not on the EOPS list, even though doing so is legal and does not even require processing a MIRCS entry.
     
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    Couldn't agree more. Definitely two of the finest shops I've been into. I have to travel almost 2.5 hours (roundtrip) to use these shops and it's well worth it.
     
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    Right ?

    "Oh shit,LLF just left a message on the answering machine...Quick ! Stop all transactions and return his call promptly" lol

    Seriously though OP,besides getting your own FFL,you need to be spending a shit ton of money with the dealer to get the things you want...$100 of transfers and a million questions in 6 months is hardly worth any business owner going out of their way to treat you like a special snowflake.

    Go to one of the dealers mentioned,spend a bunch of money on new guns and the dealer will go out of their way for you.
     
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    This pretty much covers it. Not exactly close to boston, but clearly worth the drive.
     
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    It's maybe 20 minutes from garage to door for me. If you can get to the pike easily and it's not during the morning or evening commute it's a piece of cake.
     
  28. LLF

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    Not asking for special treatment, just some help building my collection. Unfortunately I have a liking for older collectible guns, some of which I can get with my FFL 03 but others are more problematic. Actually I have been in contact with a very helpful forum member who may be very useful in this endeavor.
    And for the record, with any new purchases I ALWAYS go to a Mass. dealer. I think it would be insulting to ask them to transfer an out-of-state gun that I could have bought from them directly. If it costs me a few more $$ I'd rather pay the money & support a local business.
     

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