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I am thinking of getting together with a group of people 100+ (Hopefully maybe 500+) to make some purchases of firearms. Basically I would like to become a broker/middleman for the group purchasing the weapons.

I was wondering if anyone knows the pricing of guns at wholesale? I'm planning on buying in bulk (50-200) of the same gun. Any idea what the pricing would be in comparison to retail (60% of retail, 50%?). It has to be a decent mark up as the gun stores that I see usually have many people working at a time, not making lots of sales.


Also, anyone know anything about ammunition wholesale prices?

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wholesale to retail on guns is usually a 10% 15% mark up, anything more and people shop else ware. No one makes squat on ammo due to the shipping costs unless you're like ammoman and can move millions of rounds.
 

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Look for the magazine "shotgun news" or "gun list". They show dealer pricing. You can find them at some book stores, walmart, bloom grocery store.
 

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The easiest way to find wholesale pricing is to send your FFL to the major distributors.

You DO have an FFL for all of these sales you plan to make…?
 

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you can't be a middleman .thats called a dealer and you MUST have an ffl unless you want a nice retirement at club fed.besides wholesalers won't sell to you without a ffl or tax#
 

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you have to have a ffl in order to sell weapons in any major number. if you have one rifle you could sell it to a friend but if you sell it to a known felon youll still get a trip to the federal penn. no offense but your whole idea sounds a little fishy. if you do decide to do anything make sure its absolutly legal and all your t's are crosses and your i's are dotted.
 

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Guns have a terrible mark up. 10-20% depending on the local competition.
As stated, the mark up on new firearms is minimal at 10-15% on average. Where I make better profits is on trade ins and outright buys from customers, also on the accessories.

If anyone walks into a retail center and sees a lot of people "standing around doing nothing" I'll bet that business won't be around very long. In the five months that I've been running my business I've had exactly 2 days off, and I still worked.
 

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I am thinking of getting together with a group of people 100+ (Hopefully maybe 500+) to make some purchases of firearms. Basically I would like to become a broker/middleman for the group purchasing the weapons.

I was wondering if anyone knows the pricing of guns at wholesale? I'm planning on buying in bulk (50-200) of the same gun. Any idea what the pricing would be in comparison to retail (60% of retail, 50%?). It has to be a decent mark up as the gun stores that I see usually have many people working at a time, not making lots of sales.


Also, anyone know anything about ammunition wholesale prices?

Thanks!
You never see a retail price in a gun shop. They may be making 10% on average.
Ever hear of commission?

Now days most dealers charge $15 for recieving and doing your paperwork.
More wholesalers are drop shipping to your dealers and selling to anyone.

FYI More profit in a hipoint than a Browning.

There are scores of people doing that. They start out undercutting other dealers to get market share and when they raise their prices another dealer opens and undercuts them.
 
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