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Hello, haven't seen a thread like this and I figured I'd start one. 

 

I know there are a ton of guys on here that are Dealers and maybe some that are at home based.  For anyone with FFL experience this question is for you. 

 

 

I want to get my FFL home based, and i've found a decent sized unrestricted lot but it is zoned undeveloped and not residential,  to get this done would I need a Variance put in place to zone it residential?

 

Second question,  if I get all of that taken care of and it's a go.  I know you must have a house on a foundation,  no trailers or anything mobile. Would a Quonset hut or something similar anchored to a concrete slab be enough? This Site would be away from my actual home,  a place to escape, do business and even set up a range.  Do you think if I had plumbing,  and electricity it would suffice the needs?

Basically a shop, or workshop for manufacturing. 

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Uh.. those are very strange questions and I have no idea of an answer.

I would look at your city zoning laws and see if you're allowed to do business on that plot of land. Getting a FFL and doing business has nothing to do with a house on a foundation, plumbing, etc.

Also why would you want the plot of land to be zoned as residential if you plan to make it a business, unless you plan to live there.

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Why not get an FFL where you are now?  Do you have a homeowners association stipulation against home based businesses?   If it is zoning you may be able to get a waiver to do a non-impact home based business.   Usually that means no signage and limited (if any) foot traffic.  Sounds like a lot of work and money the way you are thinking unless you just want to start a business on a specific plot of land.  Zone as a business.  Premise just needs to have secure storage as far as I know.  If you have not done so already just read the ATF regulations.   By themselves they provide enough info for you to follow directions and do everything yourself.  

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You will have to check with your local zoning authority to get a good answer.  I had to go round and round with my local guy because he though "manufacturing" was setting up a Colt plant in my garage. When I showed him my scope of operations he approved it.

AFA as a building I've seen guys use a conex next to a house. You don't need plumbing.  I nearly went with the conex setup but I had a garage. The couple I've seen were a conex with a enclosed front glass windows and doors behind the metal doors of the conex. Also had a porch/roof over the front so when you opened the doors, it made a nice semi enclosed porch.

Couple safes in the back with a work area, and a small counter. Made for a nice secure shop.

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