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Old May 20th, 2018, 09:33 AM #11
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You really only need the Designated Collector Status if you want to buy more than one handgun in a 30 day period. It serves absolutely no purpose otherwise.
In 2013 many ffl's were granting 8 day release to customers who had the collectors letter while the MSP were taking months to give their not dissaproved. They came in handy then.
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Old May 20th, 2018, 10:05 AM #12
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In 2013 many ffl's were granting 8 day release to customers who had the collectors letter while the MSP were taking months to give their not dissaproved. They came in handy then.
Yup. That's the only time I almost used mine, in nine years.

But that's not their purpose. I think their real purpose is as Cred for the MDS Cool Guys Club.


Perhaps we should have a special secret restricted forum for Designated Collectors.
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12 in a year is pretty serious for most people. But it would always seem that you would stumble upon a bucket list pistol a week or two after a previous purchase . So it's flexibility of timing .
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I went through a short period of one handgun a week.

It just some great deals on things I wanted.

Of course, I purchased nothing for quite a while.
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I have my designated collectors letter and do not have an hql.
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When did you get it?

In the past, they did not required HQL. Far enough back there was no HQL.

And even past the HQL date, they were giving the letter to those without one, and without a regulated purchase.

But things changed.
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When did you get it?

In the past, they did not required HQL. Far enough back there was no HQL.

And even past the HQL date, they were giving the letter to those without one, and without a regulated purchase.

But things changed.
I had purchased 3 lowers prior to requesting a designated collectors letter, but I finally got my HQL 6 months ago. I got my DC letter 18 months ago.
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I went through a short period of one handgun a week.

It just some great deals on things I wanted.

Of course, I purchased nothing for quite a while.
That is largely why I got one. That and in case some law is going to change and I decide I need to buy 5 lowers at once or something to finish collecting a lifetime supply. I donít want to wait until the law is already on the books and I am facing down October 1.

Or in the very small off chance there is some great deal and I want to save on transfer fees so I am ordering 2 or 3 of something at one time. The law may allow for 2 in 60 days for things like estate sales and taking advantage of discounts and I havenít had an FFL give me any issues at all about buying or transferring 2 lowers at one time either before or after I got a DC letter, but a little butt covering in case I decided to and the FFL wasnít cool with 2 at a time and no letter.

But a lot more in case I buy something and lo and behold some member is selling something I need to have, or there is some awesome sale or something so I donít either have to miss it, or try to convince whomever to hold it or still honor the price for 1-29 days until I am in the clear again.
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Like most, I rarely have the money to buy more than 1 gun a month if I wanted. I got the letter anyway, just because. 2 pistols in 1 month with a 60 day wait in between is great for most people, if that. Pretty sure that is still allowed.
After not buying any regulated firearms for 3 or 4 years, i bought 2 handguns in 2013 and 2 lowers. I didn't intend to ever get my HQL. Figured I'd just do C&R...maybe straight to me via 03 FFL. But by the end of Oct 2013, I began to see deals on used handguns at prices I hadn't seen in 10 years. I bought a total of 6 from end of Nov 2013 (right after getting the HQL) until Feb 2014. The first purchase was an Uberti Cattleman at a near giveaway price and a S&W 629 for just $600....at the same time. I guess people had difficulty selling anything and sellers took what they could get during that time. After several months giveaway prices on used guns began to subside...but prices still were better than they had been prior to Oct 2013
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Actually for part of summer 2013 , I got screaming deals on revolvers and single stacks , because the initial rush was for so-call high capacity . ( I know , but that was the market perceptions .)

As things got down to the wire , pressure went up on everything handgun .
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