Are you interested to know how to buy a gun online? Take advantage of the internet from the comfort of your home and make sure you get your money's worth.
A growing number of people choose to purchase a gun they want without having to go into a gun shop. For first-timers who really want to know how to buy a gun online, let me give you a heads up. You have to understand you can't have firearms shipped to your house. If you want to buy a gun from the internet, you must have it shipped to a Federal Firearms License (FFL) Dealer. There are plenty of dealers in the market today, so you don't have to worry about that. Here are tips to make your online gun shopping experience a fun one!
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1. Where to Buy Guns Online?
You can find great gun deals on sites like Cabelas.com and GunBroker.com. Cabelas.com has an ongoing list of current pricing from a slew of different retailers, while GunBroker.com is more like eBay, where you can bid on different auctions or buy a gun straight out from an individual seller.
2. How to Find An FFL Dealer
An FFL (Federal Firearms License) allows a person or a company to be in a business that deals with guns and ammunition import. This license also allows the sale of firearms between states. Cabelas.com and GunBroker.com both have FFL dealer networks. You can also go to FFLgundealers.net for a directory of gun dealers in the country. The dealer will also ask you initiate the NICS (National Instant Criminal Background Check System) background check. This is to ensure people with criminal records won't be able to purchase a firearm.
Depending on the dealer, you may or may not have to pay for the completion of the background check. Overall, you can expect the transfer of the gun to be between $20 and $75.
The process of ordering a gun online is quick and painless. Always be sure to know what your state will and will not allow. You should already know this information and not rely on your retailer to do this for you. You do not want to get in trouble with state or federal police because you bought a weapon you were not supposed to own.
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Most gun folks, including myself, prefer to buy guns in the store and examine the gun physically before making a purchase. But modern times call for modern ways of doing things and the convenience that comes with it. Not everyone will consider buying guns online, but these online vendors do guarantee the authenticity and quality of the firearms they sell. They have to protect their reputation and the good name of the guns they're selling.
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in September 2017, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.