Other places to buy guns online, along with a few tips to help you in the process:
We thought we’d put together a short list of places where people go to buy guns online, to help combat the stupidity of Facebook. Granted, the thing that was nice about Fakebook (no, I didn’t miss-spell that), is the fact that it was quick and easy to find local firearms for sale without having to order one. But Flakebook (yeah, I meant to spell it that way) has shut it down for law abiding citizens to trade online, even though most of the time the laws are followed to the “T.”
Again, this isn’t meant to be an end all list, and there are plenty of other places. Please insert your favorite online gun seller in the comments section, for everyone to see.
Everyone has heard of gun broker. Usually, it is where I go when I need to check the price of a firearm before I buy at my local FFL (because I’d rather keep him in business). But, even more than that, Gun Broker is an online auction where you can bid on guns and gear, or buy them outright. Guns you buy are then shipped to a local FFL, where you fill out the proper paperwork to get your background check done. User experience is great and the website is easy to navigate.
Bud’s Gun Shop:
Bud’s Guns is basically a huge online gun shop with pretty decent prices. You can browse their selection, buy, and have a gun shipped to your FFL. As usual, the background checks are done, and there is no exception to this. User experience isn’t that great because the site can be glitchy and is not easily navigable. If you want advanced access to specific guns, you can buy a Team Bud’s subscription for just under $30.00.
This website is set up so that you can navigate easily to find what you’re looking for. There is an option to buy via auction, as well as buying outright. There are no fees associated with buying from Guns America, and you can take your pick of which sellers you’d like to work with. That way, once you have a positive experience, you can keep it up with that person, should you decide to.
Some tips about buying online:
Sometimes, you just can’t get a gun online. Make sure you check your local laws, to see if the gun you want to buy is even legal in your state. Furthermore, some of these websites won’t even sell you a gun if you live in an un-friendly gun state. That’s just the way it is, and if you don’t like that, you should move to a different state.
If you decide that buying a gun online is the best way to get one, go to a local shop, first, to see if you actually like the thing. That way, you don’t end up buying something that you won’t carry. On the bare minimum, you need to put the thing in your hands to see how it feels. And, really, you should go to the range with it to see how it handles. Sometimes, that isn’t an option. But, you can always narrow a search down at a store.
And, who knows, if you like a gun while at the shop you may get a deal on it. Tell the guy behind the counter that you saw it listed online for a good price, and that it raised your interest and figured you come down and see what his price was. It can’t hurt. Maybe he’ll give you a better deal just to move it.
Finally, even though you may get a better deal on a gun from the internet, some FFL dealers will actually raise the price of the background check because you didn’t buy it locally. It’s a good idea to shop around a bit, because you may get a better deal somewhere else.
Some FFLs can barely pay the bills on the sale of guns, forcing them to rely on the transfer fee/background check to live.
Sound Off Gun Carriers! Where do you buy your guns online? Let us know in the comments below. After that, make sure you head on over to the Gun Carrier YouTube Channel and hit the subscribe button.