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CHL use for firearms purchase.

PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:53 pm
by BillytheKidder
Is there a datbase or list of what dealers accept a newer CHL for purposes of a firearm purchase? Just once, before i die, I would like to walk out of dealer with my purchase, rather than being delayed. Cleveland area.

If this is not the place for this question, please feel free to move it or remove it.

Re: CHL use for firearms purchase.

PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:55 am
by WhyNot
Too many in the area to simply call? Do you have a fav.

I am aware of no such list.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:09 am
by Brian D.
Not to speak statewide, but in the last year or so I've been visiting more gun shops and shows than just here in the SW part of Ohio. The number of dealers recognizing the "NICS compliant" Ohio CHLs has been increasing pretty quickly. I was tracking this by asking all the FFL holders, when I thought of it.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:21 am
by Curzyk
Dealers may use a valid CHL issued on or after a specific date in lieu of running a NICS check, but they aren't required to. My LGS mainly did that for repeat customers.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:40 am
by Brian D.
Starting this week, my renewed license is NICS compliant. Still have to fill out the 4473, but don't have to get hung up the the FBI end of things is down, or running slow as molasses.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:13 pm
by k3m1c6
Made a purchase at Field and Stream here in Cbus and clerk actually offered to use my CHL but it was not compliant at the time.

This was about a year ago do who knows what there policy is now.

Re: CHL use for firearms purchase.

PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:48 pm
by BillytheKidder
Thanks for the input. I'm fully aware that dealers are not required to, but may accept a new CHL and not run the check, it appears however, from my limited experience that most shops are not going that route and are running checks no matter what.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:43 pm
by hkdjoe
I don't know if they still do but Double Tap Shooting Supplies in Parma Heights did.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:13 am
by sd790
k3m1c6 wrote:Made a purchase at Field and Stream here in Cbus and clerk actually offered to use my CHL but it was not compliant at the time.

This was about a year ago do who knows what there policy is now.


Please do not give Field and Stream (owned by Dicks) any of your money. They recently bent to the will of the leftists with their anti-freedom sentiment. They stopped selling ar-15 rifles and destroyed the ones they had in inventory to show how they th8nk that an armed populace is dangerous.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:14 am
by Tru-Heathen
During my latest firearm purchase at the Lima gun show,the owners of 2A Supply ,LLC. located in Columbus Grove asked if I had an Ohio CHL.
I replied I was but it wouldn't be of use for the background check until I renewed it later this Fall.
Just wanted to add them to the conversation.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:49 pm
by k3m1c6
Yeah, I'm aware of the relationship between Dicks and Field and Stream and as I said, it was a year or so ago.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:10 pm
by Suckerspawn
NFA Arms in Fairborn.

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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 11:14 am
by Qfac
Just a note - My local FFL recently moved out of state and I had to find a new one and he will NOT use the CHL like my last one. When I inquired as to why, he said he knows he can but during his most recent ATF inspection the ATF inspector STONGLY advised against it and said they prefer he call them all in. If you are an FFL and it is your business {inappropriate language} off your ATF inspector is like {inappropriate language} into the wind :-(

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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2018 10:51 am
by Javelin Man
So the ATF can strongly advise against using the law to the FFL's benefit? :? If an agent tells me that, I'll ask what the consequences are and if he'll put that in writing.

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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2018 1:08 pm
by WY_Not
Better yet, have an audio recorder going in the pocket when you ask him/her.

Javelin Man wrote:So the ATF can strongly advise against using the law to the FFL's benefit? :? If an agent tells me that, I'll ask what the consequences are and if he'll put that in writing.