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#5987114 - 10/21/15 09:05 AM Buds Guns and an FFL question
CCBIRDDOGMAN Offline
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Registered: 11/16/07
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Loc: CEDAR CREEK LAKE
First off, is Buds a good place to buy from?
Second, one of their preferred FFL Dealers close to my work and only charges $20 fee but when I look up the address, it's a house. Normal? Or not?
Would appreciate any feedback.
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#5987142 - 10/21/15 09:19 AM Re: Buds Guns and an FFL question [Re: CCBIRDDOGMAN]
charlesb Offline
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Registered: 04/07/10
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Loc: West Texas mountains
I have bought once from Bud's, a Leupold scope and they did right by me.

A FFL is an FFL.

My gunsmith shop is behind my house. If somebody drives by, all they see is a regular house with a motorcycle and a big 3/4 ton Ford van parked out front.

Twenty bucks is a reasonable transfer fee. Go visit the guy and see how you get along.
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#5987148 - 10/21/15 09:24 AM Re: Buds Guns and an FFL question [Re: CCBIRDDOGMAN]
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Originally Posted By: CCBIRDDOGMAN
preferred FFL Dealers close to my work and only charges $20 fee but when I look up the address, it's a house. Normal? Or not?
Would appreciate any feedback.


it's called home based business, pretty normal

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#5987153 - 10/21/15 09:29 AM Re: Buds Guns and an FFL question [Re: CCBIRDDOGMAN]
CCBIRDDOGMAN Offline
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Registered: 11/16/07
Posts: 9563
Loc: CEDAR CREEK LAKE
Thanks. Never done a transfer before. Have always just bought from a store. Considering it now. Buds seems to have good prices.
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#5987155 - 10/21/15 09:30 AM Re: Buds Guns and an FFL question [Re: CCBIRDDOGMAN]
redchevy Offline
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Registered: 10/25/04
Posts: 24170
Loc: Texas
I have bought from buds once, I was happy with the transaction and its the best buy I could find.

Only caution I have about the FFL's to a residential/home address is call them and check them out. I called one that was a few miles from my house and his reviews suggested more than one person took a long time for their schedules to match up to go get the gun, that's why I chose the nearest/cheapest one that had normal business hours.
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#5987171 - 10/21/15 09:37 AM Re: Buds Guns and an FFL question [Re: CCBIRDDOGMAN]
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Registered: 01/24/07
Posts: 13905
Loc: Sherman/North of Dallas
I have bought several guns from Buds, they're good to go. I do the bank transfer to dodge the CC fees takes about 3-4 days longer, but to me it is worth it. A lot of their guns have the best offer options as well. You can sometimes get 40-50 off by doing it that way. With no tax and free shipping on all their guns Buds usually can't be beat. My FFL only charges $15 for CHL holders and has a store front so transfers are very easy.

I've done 2 transfers with Morgan out of his house and they've gone off without a hitch and one of them was a Class 3 transfer for a suppressor.
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#5987192 - 10/21/15 09:44 AM Re: Buds Guns and an FFL question [Re: CCBIRDDOGMAN]
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Registered: 09/16/07
Posts: 2122
Loc: Valley View, TX
Bought a couple - all good. Their 'preferred' ffl list is nice - found a $10 very near my work.

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#5987213 - 10/21/15 09:55 AM Re: Buds Guns and an FFL question [Re: CCBIRDDOGMAN]
TxHunter80 Offline
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Registered: 01/04/15
Posts: 285
I have bought a few from them also. The FFL is a probably just an individual with an FFL as opposed to a business. If you haven't used that FFL before, I would call just to be sure that they are ok with the transfer. Bud's is great to buy from. I have never a had problem. The few problems I have heard of were individuals that found issues with the gun after they did the paperwork and came home with it. Inspect the gun before you do the paperwork and call them if you find a problem. I think they make mention of this in their instructions.

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#5987303 - 10/21/15 10:56 AM Re: Buds Guns and an FFL question [Re: CCBIRDDOGMAN]
11bravo Offline
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Registered: 09/03/14
Posts: 8
$20 is average. if you're a vet and/or CHL see if he will give a discount and mention the possibility of repeat business...

ive never bought from Bud's but have heard positive reviews. local, home based FFLs are often good ole boys who are in it for a hobby, not looking to get rich.

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#5987342 - 10/21/15 11:19 AM Re: Buds Guns and an FFL question [Re: CCBIRDDOGMAN]
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Registered: 07/11/11
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Loc: Fort Worth
I've bought many from them with zero issues. My FFL works out of his home too. I met him when a buddy had a pistol delivered to him and wanted someone to go along. Since then he does all my transfers.
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#5987356 - 10/21/15 11:25 AM Re: Buds Guns and an FFL question [Re: CCBIRDDOGMAN]
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Registered: 03/26/12
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I have had excellent dealings with Buds up
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#5987577 - 10/21/15 01:41 PM Re: Buds Guns and an FFL question [Re: CCBIRDDOGMAN]
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Registered: 09/01/04
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Loc: The Dogwood Capital of Texas
Bud's is good folks to buy from with ZERO issues for me. Ships and arrives as promised and in great shape.
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#5987786 - 10/21/15 04:19 PM Re: Buds Guns and an FFL question [Re: CCBIRDDOGMAN]
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Registered: 03/09/11
Posts: 1720
Loc: Parker County
I've bought from Bud's a few times. Good prices and good service.
Like mentioned, an FFL working out of a house is no problem. I've dealt with a few of them and never had an issue.
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#5987791 - 10/21/15 04:23 PM Re: Buds Guns and an FFL question [Re: CCBIRDDOGMAN]
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#5987889 - 10/21/15 05:13 PM Re: Buds Guns and an FFL question [Re: CCBIRDDOGMAN]
RiverRider Offline
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Registered: 11/11/07
Posts: 6443
Loc: Wise Co.
I've bought from Bud's and was never dissatisfied on their account. However, they have some crazy delivery policy that can make things difficult for your FFL. My FFL does not like receiving from Bud's because he often has to go to UPS to pick up the package. I don't recall the specifics, but your FFL may be aware of it.
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