Private, semi professional dealer

A step away from the private collector, the semi professional deal is looking come out at least a little ahead when dealing with you. These guys usually have their "feelers" out for what some people want to get and others want to get rid of. By acting as a go-between, they hope to make a little profit. The main difference between this fellow and the collector is that they are slightly more ambitious and a bit less discreet.  The small scale survival group will do well to have such a person as a member or at least as a known contact.   This person does something other than sell guns for a living, therefore you can usually be assured that he does not have to make his mortgage payment out of your budget.