Ever worry your FFL/SOT will use your item while your waiting?
Just curious how you guys feel about that I mean you order and pay for a MG, sbs, sbr ect ect... and it has to stay with them for 5+ months so who knows whats going on in that time. Anyone worry about that? I suppose if you didn't you will now...
My dealer is a member here. I have specifically told him to take my suppressors to gun shows etc so that he can use them for displays. He cannot afford to stock a lot of stuff and it helps him by having something to show potential customers. I don't think he would shoot them and I don't think its right for other dealers to do that without permission with something that you have bought and paid for.
Considering the item is yours but you cannot take possession would placing a lock on it (that only you had the key) be viable?
It doesn't hurt to strip off everything but the registered part (usually the receiver), if you're worried about it. I know a dealer can easily put on another upper or insert another BCG, but they might not have one handy for that particular gun and likely would not find it worth the bother to locate one- JUST to shoot your gun.
Some dealers will just automatically start pulling parts off and handing to you when you've paid and are submitting the F4...and I had one guy who actually sealed the gun in a big baggie (w/dessicant pak inside) and had me sign the seams.
And honestly- my current dealer does so many extra things for me (small 'smith jobs) gratis, that I wouldn't give a shit if he DID decide to shoot one of mine that was awaiting transfer, as long as it wasn't NIB. Knowing him, I'm sure he'd ask if he really wanted or needed to pull one of mine out.
I wouldn't use one that I was worried would do that.
mine asked to leave mags so he can use my Sten and Macs.
My dealer will do the transfers for free if I leave the gun there and let them shoot it/use it as a shop demo. I know my sbs saiga helped sell a ton of saiga conversions for them.
My MGs always transferred directly to me (in-state or C&R), and it's pretty easy to tell if a silencer is new or if it's had a few rounds through it.
If you don't have a good feeling about your dealer, maybe you need to find a different dealer. Or, when he gets your item in hand, go inspect it and run a cable lock through it. It's your property, and that's not out of line.
Nope. But I have told him that he can show mine stuff to other customers. I use my stuff. Its not going to be a safe queen. So a mark here or there doesn't bother me.
If you have to worry use another dealer.
Seriously . . . I have enough of my own and would never use a customers gear.
My dealer happens to be a very good friend of mine, he knows that he is free to use any of my items to show to other customers as long as it's not abused or broken. In return I get a bit of a discount on his services.
All guns in for transfer stay in the safe unless the buyer wants to look at them.
My dealer doesn't shoot them (I know when and where he shoots). However, he will allow people to handle them, at least to me anyway.
I personally don't care if he allows people to handle to handle or shoot my stuff as long he's watching over.
I let me dealer shoot my SMG, he always gives me the best prices and HELL he even pulled me out a ditch when my work van got stuck and I couldnt find help. I don't think he uses my other cans as he likes to shoot the corrosive stuff out of his guns.