How to safely conduct a firearms trade online

Dbllunger

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If shipping, FFL to FFL. When I buy and sell in person, I have the people meet me at my office during business hours. I own the business and the building and people are always around so it feels very safe for me.
 

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What are your saftey concerns? Getting ripped off, having the gun fall into the wrong hands, or what?

Are you buying or selling?
 

CountryBoy053

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I've always just done face to face.
I don't fool with anything that isn't within a 45 minute drive from home, unless I'm already in that area.
And more often then not I will have someone else with me
and always meet in a very public place.
Also, being a HCP holder makes one feel a little better.
 

MoonBuzzard

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I've found everyone has their own method on this.
Some refuse face to face deals while others want to transact in front of a police station.

Personally I engage the buyer or seller on the phone ( a rare method these days,lol ) and judge based on our conversation. Not a guaranteed method but it works for me. Also note I have a permit and carry full time.
 

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Is there anything that you would have the other person sign or etc. stating that he is not a convicted felon? Just trying to cover all the bases.
 

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slugger118 said:
Is there anything that you would have the other person sign or etc. stating that he is not a convicted felon? Just trying to cover all the bases.
If that is your concern, a lot of people require in their ad that the buyer be a HCP holder, and show their license at the time of sale. It is a little unfair to those legal buyers that aren't HCP holders, but you can do what you want.

You can also ask them to sign a bill of sale, and should post this in your ad. Some legal buyers will not want to sign one.

I don't think that someone signing a statement saying that they are not a felon is going to help anything. Most felons will not have a problem lying.

The best safety measure that I know of though, is to sell on a site like this one and conduct business with people that have a history of good transactions.

Are you selling a handgun or long gun? Will you be shipping it in or out of state?
 

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slugger118 said:
Im trading a rifle for a handgun in state. FTF transaction.

Give him your gun, take his. Smile , shake hands and bs a few minutes if you have time or feel like it. Get in truck and leave.

I do above BUT make sure you are in a busy parking lot or where people are around....
 

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