Local prints?

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  1. Jeffncs

    Jeffncs Professional Knucklehead Charter Member Supporting Member

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    Any suggestions on where I can get fingerprints taken locally around town? I know many of you roll your own, but I don’t have that option... will a gun shop do it? Local PD?
     
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    Why don’t you have that option?

    Sheriff’s office will. Some gun shops will. I think some shipping and/or passport places might. If you’re using SS for the other stuff they’ll mail you a set for $15.
     
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    Jeffncs Professional Knucklehead Charter Member Supporting Member

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    @BigWaylon is back on my Xmas list this year for having all the answers I can ever ask and answers to questions k haven’t asked yet!!
     
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    Did my own. ATF sent the cards in about 5 days and messed up a couple cards by having too much ink on my fingers. Was not using the inkless fingerprint pad, just a regular stamp pad.
     
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    Silencer shop has a do it yourself kit for $6
     
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    Except it doesn’t include an ink pad. It’s just two cards, the instructions, and a return envelope.

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    You can get unlimited cards from the ATF for free...don’t even have to pay shipping.

    $8 or so gets you an inkless fingerprint pad from Amazon, and you’re done until the pad stops working.
     
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    BigWaylon Head philatelist Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Pretty sure this info is in the link I posted above, but I’ll put it here as well. To get the cards from the ATF:

    1. Visit https://www.atf.gov/distribution-center-order-form
    2. Enter your info
    3. Check the box for Fingerprint Cards
    4. Enter quantity (I usually order 24 at a time)
    5. Choose FD-258LE from the menu
    6. Click Preview (you don’t have to click Add Item for the first row)
    7. Hit Submit after confirming you entered everything correctly
     
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    I get 50 at a shot . Theyre FREE and I screw some up but to be honest Ive sent some pretty bad prints in. They really dont care.

    The pads are $7 on amazon.
     
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    I had a few bad prints on the Silencer shop kiosh and the guy said don't worry, so I went with that.