ForceofWill wrote:Just picked up a used P228 bought from Top Gun Supply's website. I bought this last Tuesday, it was actually available for pickup Saturday, but I couldn't get to it until today. A quick check of the TGS website shows they have the 220R3-45-DSE in stock.My previous online purchase, from a dealer-placed GunBroker auction, went almost as smoothly.Anyone here ever bought online and had to have it shipped to a local dealer?
The key is to buy from a reputable seller, pay by credit card, and make sure you follow the rules of your receiving FFL. For example, some FFLs refuse to receive transfers from individuals, only from other FFLs.
When you buy from a dealer on-line, you pay for the firearm, and notify the dealer of the FFL you intend to use for the transfer. You must notify your FFL of an incoming transfer, and arrange for the dealer to get a copy of the FFL's license (unless they have it on file). The dealer will ship to the FFL and the FFL will notify you when it has arrived. Then you go to the FFL, fill out the forms, have the background check done, pay the transfer fee, and take your new baby straight to the range.