Business Questions

Hey, Chuck,
I’m fairly new to the reloading scene and am contemplating starting my own gun business. One of the forum users (infobros) sent me in your direction. I was wondering if you could give me some insight into the situation. I’ve done some scant research and it looks as though you don’t stand to make a lot of money selling guns. Would you say that’s a true statement? Thanks for any advice you may have.
 
Hey, Chuck,
I’m fairly new to the reloading scene and am contemplating starting my own gun business. One of the forum users (infobros) sent me in your direction. I was wondering if you could give me some insight into the situation. I’ve done some scant research and it looks as though you don’t stand to make a lot of money selling guns. Would you say that’s a true statement? Thanks for any advice you may have.


Well I will say this its a labor of love. We don't do it for a living and are located in California one of the toughest states to do business in and even harder if its the gun business. If you love people, love guns, and don't mind never being able to leave the house go for it. Yes leaving the house is problematic you must be there for the gun delivery's fed ex, UPS. There is not a lot of money to be made that is true. I was told by a guy who was an FFL if we wanted to make money open a laundry mat.
 
Well I will say this its a labor of love. We don't do it for a living and are located in California one of the toughest states to do business in and even harder if its the gun business. If you love people, love guns, and don't mind never being able to leave the house go for it. Yes leaving the house is problematic you must be there for the gun delivery's fed ex, UPS. There is not a lot of money to be made that is true. I was told by a guy who was an FFL if we wanted to make money open a laundry mat.
That’s what I thought. I wish you the best in your endeavors. I know it must be tough going in Cali what with all the props that are in place. Come on out to Texas!! Not so strict here.
 
FWIW, I was an FFL holder and worked with a gunsmith for a couple of years. AS ChuckB says, "it's a labor of love". Just selling guns won't net you a lot of money. Repairing/customizing them can net you a little more, but you gotta know what you're doing and be pretty experienced/good at it. Liability issues come into play there too.
I do believe I would second that laundry mat statement..LOL
 
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