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10 Best Online Gun Stores [2021]: New & Used

Your local gun shop (LGS) not cutting it with their selection or price?

Try buying your guns online instead!

Buying Online
Buying Online

And remember…it’s not like it will ship directly to your house with no background check.  You’ll have to ship to your local shop/dealer with an FFL (Federal Firearms License) and follow the normal procedure for your city/state.

More questions on HOW and WHY to buy online?  Check out our guide.

Instead…we’re going to cover WHERE to buy your guns online.  There’s a bunch and here’s our list that we’ve bought from personally and have been treated right!

We’re going to break them down in categories so you can pick the perfect one for you…from big outdoors retailers to auctions, pure online stores, face-to-face listings, and where to find the more “interesting” guns.

Best Online Gun Stores

1. Brownells: The Big Store

Brownells
Brownells

Brownells is my go-to for firearm accessories and specific tools.  But it’s also one of my favorites for actual firearms.  They have almost all of the popular handguns and rifles in stock and ready to go.

Prices are near MSRP but non-gouged but you can still score a great bargain if you keep an eye out for deals.

During these crazy times they have an in-stock guns section that helps a lot.

Some Upgraded AR-15s
Some Upgraded AR-15s

I also get most of my upgrade parts from them too.

Since they are such a big store, you get the peace of mind that you won’t get ripped off and that if there’s anything wrong they’ll take care of it.

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2. Palmetto State Armory: Low Prices

We saved one of our favorites for last!  Yes, we love PSA’s AR-15s…as well as their other guns.  Link to our PSA Review Section.

PSA 5.56 Uppers
PSA 5.56 Uppers

But did you know Palmetto State Armory now carries tons of popular handguns and rifles too?

It looks like they get all the new guns right on time. See all their in-stock Handguns and also other guns (rifles, shotguns, etc).

And sometimes there’s really really good deals on older (but still great) stuff.  My guess is they buy a whole bunch of one thing at a time and pass on the savings.

Type 56 SKS Rear Sight and Action

3. Kentucky Gun Company: The Massive Online Gun Shop

Kygunco Logo
Kygunco Logo

Known more as “Kygunco” since that’s their website.

Tons of gun selection with things that are actually in stock.  Plus decent shipping times.

Oh and one of the most important things…they are super competitive in their pricing.  Especially when you can save 3% by using their “text a check” method of payment compared to a credit card.

Chances are someone already bought from them before and had the gun shipped to your receiving FFL…so it’s already in their system.

4. Gunbroker: Auction Route

Gunbroker
Gunbroker

If you’re looking for a screaming deal or something rarer…you’ll have to go the auction route.  And Gunbroker is the biggest one out there.

Since it’s an auction you’ll be dealing with individual sellers.  I would recommend going with a well-rated one since they’ve gotten it all figured out.

You’ll likely have to pay for shipping and also some sellers won’t accept credit cards (or will charge 3%).  Plus you’ll probably have to send in your FFL information since the chances are slim that the specific seller has sent a gun to your specific FFL.

5. Armslist: Face to Face

Armslist
Armslist

Ah…the world of private firearms transfers.

Armslist is where people post of their wares and you message to meet them up and complete the transaction.

Check out our guide to staying safe and getting a good deal if you’re unfamiliar.

6. Sportsman’s Warehouse: Lots of Selection

Sportsman's Warehouse Logo
Sportsman’s Warehouse

Sportsman’s Warehouse is another overall good place to buy guns online.

They get on the fast track for new guns (probably because they sell a lot) and have many of the most popular guns in stock.

I’ve ordered from them before and had a little trouble with CA tax issues and my FFL, but I chalk it up to a very specific set of circumstances.

7. Rainier Arms: Cutting Edge

Rainier Arms
Rainier Arms

Want the highest-end tricked-out pistol, rifle, or shotgun?

Or how about some NFA items like silencers and SBRs (short-barreled rifles)?

Check out Rainier Arms.

They’ve got a stellar reputation in the business and I’ve personally visited their shop and warehouse.  They’ve got their system down and will take care of you.

8. Rifle Gear: Local Favorite

Rifle Gear
Rifle Gear

If you’re in Southern California (and now Texas), you’ve probably stopped by Rifle Gear’s sweet store.  But their online gun store also boasts some of the best selections of handguns and long guns I’ve seen.

As an added bonus for California folks…they have an easy to use “CA Legal” search function for figure out which handguns are roster friendly and which rifles are assault weapon compliant.

9. Euro Optic: Sniper’s Paradise

EuroOptic
EuroOptic

I’ve already written about Euro Optic as the best place to get high-end scopes.  But their selection of rarer guns, especially in the precision rifle department, is also impressive.  If Desert Tech and Accuracy International are in your sights…go with Euro Optic.

I especially like that you can call in and ask questions and someone knowledgeable will answer.  This is an outfit run by people who love what they sell.

10. Guns.com: Trusted Used Guns

Guns.com
Guns.com

One of the best places for news and reviews…Guns.com recently stepped into the world of used gun sales.

And we’ve got to say…the prices are pretty good.

Plus you’ve got the peace of mind with a large company that has its own appraisal and inspection team.

We put in an order ourselves and documented the whole process in our review here.

Beretta from Guns.com
Beretta from Guns.com

Conclusion

If your local gun store isn’t up to the task or you want to try and save some dough…buying a gun online is the way to go.

How did we do on our list of the best places?  Any that you think we should have put up instead?  Check out our guide to the Best Places to Buy Ammo Online.

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    jonathan mcgowen

    Cabelas is another site where they'll list lots of items in stock... until you actually click on the item. I emailed them about it and they said their inventory doesn't always sync up with their site. When I asked how often it does sync, they said they didn't know.

    August 31, 2021 9:31 pm
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      Lou

      I've purchased from Cabelas and found that you need to make sure it is your location. I have then gotten a better reflection of what is in stock.

      September 22, 2021 1:38 pm
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    Franklin

    WORST online retailer is JoeBobOutfitters in Kansas. Check out their Yelp reviews before wasting your time.

    July 29, 2021 11:39 am
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    Lee

    Grabagun, Buds, and Classic Firearms.

    July 17, 2021 6:51 pm
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      John

      I agree and these three should have been at the top along with Aim Surplus and SOG or Southern Ohio Gun. The author says he got into guns starting with YouTube videos. That means about 2008 at the very earliest. I got into guns in 1982 and started at the gun and knife shows. Also am a master reloader and bullet caster with over 30 years experience. I am also a armorer on many makes and models and a amateur gunsmith. I'm thinking people who write these reviews need a slice of humble pie. Just a suggestion and maybe some help........

      September 23, 2021 5:16 am
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    John Mayhugh

    Optics Planet has guns now also, I haven't used them myself. The best one I have used is Grab-a-gun, they are fast, big list of FFL's in your area, wide selection except for the current gun grab their inventory can run low or out.

    June 27, 2021 2:27 pm
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    Tony

    PSA!

    They are even better in their stores!

    June 19, 2021 8:22 pm
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    chris

    Stay away from BattleHawkArmory.com
    They like to show "in stock" on things they don't actually have in stock. Then YOU have to follow up with them, to find out why your order hasn't arrived after 3 weeks. Only to be told "sorry it's out of stock".

    April 25, 2021 10:31 am
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    John Lakey

    These are the nicest stores without any stock.

    February 23, 2021 11:06 am
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    Daniel E Murphy

    Why is there no glocks in stock anywhere?

    February 16, 2021 3:40 pm
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      Bean sprout freddy

      There is at engage armament in rockville md

      February 26, 2021 11:32 pm
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      Mark

      I have one for sell but it’s used .... cheatwoodmark@gmail.com

      March 16, 2021 5:54 am
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      Hunter

      Biden

      March 25, 2021 10:01 pm
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      Tony

      Check PSA

      June 19, 2021 8:23 pm
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    GARY Belfast

    I BOUGHT PX4 BERETTA AT GLOCKSTORE.COM WITH PADLOCK EVERYTHING
    CHATTED TO GUY CALLED JAMES
    MESSED ME ABOUT SAYING NEVER RECEIVED PAYMENT
    SENT LETTER FROM BANK SHOWING MONEY WAS RECEIVED
    SINCE THAT NOT A WORD
    CONMEN

    February 7, 2021 10:43 am
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    Todd Redington

    I have had really good experience with Grabagun.com Not the cheapest, but excellent customer service and my recent purchases were shipped within days (I am sure some are drop shipped. Also they have flat rate shipping on all ammo, so you can go major bulk and only pay about $13 for the whole thing, that is of course if they have what you need, but they are pretty good with that too.

    November 8, 2020 8:32 am
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      Thomas Knoll

      Only place I buy guns. Unfortunately like most they don't ship AMMO to Cook County Illinois.

      May 4, 2021 4:16 pm
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    Damon Brown

    Primary ARMS is definitely one of my go-to first options.

    November 3, 2020 9:13 pm
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    JP

    Rather poor experiences with Kentucky Gun Co. Have tried to purchase several different items, and every time either their website has been unresponsive, prices change while checking out, or inventory status changes multiple times per day. Unreliable enough not to frequent anymore.

    October 24, 2020 11:50 am
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    Les Luehring

    Discreet guns shop is a big scam- they take your money-no credit card- and when they receive it, they will not answer any messages or phone calls. They make you use Zelle transfer which almost guarantees no refund.

    October 7, 2020 9:47 am
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      Simorah

      I'm currently finding this out. I bought three guns and some receivers from them.

      February 9, 2021 9:29 pm
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      Chuck Norris

      Agreed Discreet Guns is a scam. People are preying on the lack of inventory and the risks people are starting to take to buy things. Casey Firearms out of California is the same scam. They even followed up with a text asking for payment after I entered my information and found out they only offered Bitcoin and Zelle.

      February 15, 2021 1:42 pm
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    Maurice

    gunsonlinesales.com is a complete scam. A lesson I sadly brought, Zelle, Bitcoin, cashapp were the only way to purchase.

    September 12, 2020 3:09 pm
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    Larry

    I have had good experience with KYGUNCO although a little slow with shipping. But, I think GrabaGun is excellent.

    September 10, 2020 5:01 pm
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    Curtis

    I was looking online for an AR style semiauto 12 gauge. Atlantic Firearms had a lot of selection but little in stock, I eventually found what I wanted at Grabagun, shipping was super quick.

    I ran into this scam website called Glockstore.org. Very similar logo to Lenny's glockstore it with the .org instead of the .com. Everything was in stock and a lot less expensive than everywhere I'd looked. The payment options were sketchy, no credit cards just PayPal and Western Union. And shipping to an FFL was optional. I imagine they are preying on new gun buyers. Stay far away!

    September 9, 2020 6:58 pm
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    tunaman

    Avoid Cheaper Than Dirt, they are gouging again for ammo. They have a history and should be ashamed.

    September 2, 2020 9:27 am
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    John

    No BudsGunShop or ClassicFirearms?

    September 1, 2020 7:47 pm
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      DAMON BROWN

      Buds Gunshop is definitely legit. I've personally purchased 4 rifles, 1 shotgun, and a 9mm Pistol from them. And each transaction was smooth and fast shipping to my FFL

      November 3, 2020 9:10 pm
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        Michael Hubbard

        I am a Team Buds member. One on line purchase in the bag. Great experience

        May 15, 2021 4:00 pm
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        Dan McLaughlin

        I have purchased over a dozen guns from buds maybe more, rifles and handguns I've been completely satisfied and happy with every step of the process.

        June 18, 2021 8:00 pm
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    RB28027

    KyGunCo has terrible service. They put the wrong FFL address on the rifle and had to have it sent back. It has been almost three weeks since the original shipment and they haven’t even reprocessed it to send it again. They don’t answer emails and their in person customer service reps just say it will get shipped again. This is the among worst online gun purchasing experiences I have had.

    September 1, 2020 10:46 am
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    Domenico DiCosimo

    why can't I buy a red rider bb gun,we live in the country and were tired of watching t v.

    August 20, 2020 7:51 am
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      Domenico DiCosimo

      this shortage of ammo is BS,they didn't run out of ammo in WW2

      August 20, 2020 7:56 am
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    Terry Denman

    Hate websites that are not updated, go in looking for something and everything is out of stock. The list of sites I will not buy from is getting longer.

    August 6, 2020 7:15 pm
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      David, PPT Editor

      To be fair, everyone is out of stock of... everything. A lot of panic buying going on right now.

      August 6, 2020 7:32 pm
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    Jean-Marc

    Grabagun.com has the best prices 99% of the time

    July 22, 2020 10:30 pm
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    Karl Vella

    Who has a Sig Sauer P365 w manual safety tacpac available? Everywhere I'm checking shows Out Of Stock.

    July 4, 2020 2:58 pm
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    Daniel

    Do any of these stores ship to Brazil?

    June 8, 2020 4:45 pm
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      angel

      no but i got one who ships to brazil

      June 10, 2020 10:20 am
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      Thiago

      cabelas.com
      Mas cobram 45% de taxa. E ainda tem a taxa de 60% para a receita federal.

      June 18, 2020 6:24 pm
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    Ryan

    I’d throw sportsmansguide.com in for sure. The annual membership went from $39 to $49 but they added free shipping that more than makes up for it. Any purchase over $150 can also be paid over 4 months w/ no interest. It takes the sting out of dropping cash all at once. I’d suggest them for guns and ammo as the pricing looks great but their accessories seem a bit behind. Ex: my CZ P10c was well below normal prices but my Rise 535 AR trigger a bit higher than most sites. Kinda hit or miss but the firearm prices look good

    June 7, 2020 2:21 pm
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    DaBill

    Has anyone used Big Daddy Unlimited? Is it worth the membership?

    June 5, 2020 12:52 am
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      Clint Eastwood

      Well the verdict is still out on that one as they are currently going through some re-warehousing thing and the $5800 dollar Nemo Arms rifle I ordered has been in "Order Received" status for 6 damn weeks. I've called several times and only receive apologies. Is it worth it at the moment, no. Will it be after they get their warehouse thing straightened out, don't know but I'm leaning heavily on the "Delete Account" option followed by a refund. Yes the rifle was a good deal, but that doesn't do me much good sitting in there warehouse and not my safe.

      February 15, 2021 1:51 pm
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    Buy Local

    Articles like this are why our gun culture and heritage are under attack. How do we expect to retain our right to bear arms when we advocate undercutting the local community gun stores. Of course if you are trying to find a odd part, particular firearm then on line can be the only choice. However, have we not learned from the recent pandemic limiting our access and shipping as well as the rioting that a local community needs to be supported. And how do we expect the local store to have the selection and pricing if we are always simply shopping for the best price (generally not much better if you figure in shipping and transfer fees) rather than being a customer and cultivating a local relationship.

    June 4, 2020 11:51 pm
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    Mark Albert

    Was looking for a 556 bullpup, nothing to expensive. Need for close quarter when home. Don't seem to be able to find anyone to talk to me about this type of rifle.

    April 28, 2020 8:55 pm
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    Connor P Haughton

    Sportsmans Outdoor Superstore has been great to me over 3-4 firearm purchases (free shipping) and 6-8 ammo purchases. Very attentive customer support and shipping department.
    AR15performance.com gets an honorable mention as a niche maker of excellent 6.8SPC and 5.56 barrels and bolts. Great for hunting builds, and guaranteed MoA with a lapped receiver and good ammo.

    April 19, 2020 3:32 pm
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      CORNELIUS RING II

      I totally agree. I have bought at least four guns from them at best prices I found on line. Shipped fast. Always my first place to look

      June 4, 2020 4:16 pm
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    AJ

    Buds and Classic Firearms. Great customer service and when we aren't in a panic buying pandemic scenario they have pretty good inventory.

    April 16, 2020 3:41 pm
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      CORNELIUS RING II

      found Bud's to be slow ship, and didn't like to be bothered with inquiries. Once was enough.

      June 4, 2020 4:18 pm
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    Briley

    Davidson's Gallery of Guns and CDNN: I have bought handguns, rifles, and shotguns from both and their prices and service was outstanding. Davidson's has a life time warrantee (keep your receipt...although you didn't used to have too), which I used one time for a rifle that had a bad chamber. Not a problem. CDNN has great buys but you have to be quick to get the best ones. Ask for Steve. He has always been really helpful and treated me like a friend even though we have only met over the telephone. Concur on Sportsman's being the worst. Their only service is out of Utah so they probably get really busy and short of temper.

    April 7, 2020 10:56 pm
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    Snoopy

    Recently I ordered from PSA and SW on the same day. Both dealing with heavy orders and shipping delays due to the pandemic. PSA performed exceptionally well. All three items (including one FFL transfer) they beat their shipping estimates. Customer service was responsive and informative. My experience with Sportsmans Warehouse was the exact opposite.

    April 3, 2020 8:18 am
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    Spanky

    You guys are nuts recommending Sportsmans Warehouse. Worst customer service ever. And you be lucky if your order only takes 2 weeks to arrive, guns and gear.

    February 23, 2020 10:19 am
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    Jenn Jacques

    I like that guns.com is featuring firearms from small mom-and-pop gun shops from across the country on their site! Great way to buy online and STILL support the local gun stores that deserve our business.

    February 21, 2020 11:15 am
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    J. Adelberg

    I was done dirty by Vizards Guns and Ammo and would like people to know they have terrible Customer Service and refuse to correct their errors, even a $12.12 error on a $611.49 order where they shorted me 2 boxes of cheap Tula .308 and refused to give me credit towards my next order. This was my 4th order with them, and I had purchased well over $1000 in ammo from them.
    They refused to have a manager call me, they alienated me and lost what was previously a good customer and a frequent shooter, who buys lots of ammo. (In 10 Calibers)
    #VizardsGunsAndAmmoSucks

    February 3, 2020 11:03 pm
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    robert quinlan

    Customer service at my local Sportsman's Warehouse stinks. It took me 3 hours to pick up my prepaid online order!!!!! My background check only took 15 minutes.

    December 20, 2019 4:07 pm
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    FLoKi

    what do u guys think about CheaperThanDirt, they really have good prices there

    November 27, 2019 11:41 pm
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      carl ethridge

      cheaper than dirt has always done me a good job had no problems at all with them

      January 3, 2020 7:50 am
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    Darren NG

    Who had use the cyeleeholster? they give me a code. But i don't know the quality.

    September 29, 2019 1:40 am
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    Robert

    Can I put a Different frame on a barrel like a Glock 19 9mm frame to ah hipoint c9 9mmbarrel?

    September 23, 2019 5:23 pm
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      David, PPT Editor

      Generally, no. There are some limited exceptions like converting some 40S&W Glocks to 9mm, but that situation is rare and I've never heard of one being able to do so cross-brand

      September 23, 2019 5:38 pm
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    Dan T

    For antique and collector firearms Rock Island Auction Company.

    July 5, 2019 11:48 am
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    Rob

    Gunbroker is a scam. No customer support. You can email them which they will ignore. Transactions are not backed at all! A simple search, and read of their reviews will show you. The BBB gives them a very poor rating. Total scam....you've been warned....lol

    April 18, 2019 12:26 pm
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    Brad Prose

    Sportsmans Guide is always one of if not the cheapest, especially if you are a club member - the customer service complaint is anecdotal.

    February 12, 2019 10:59 pm
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    Rick

    classicfirearms.com is my favorite!

    October 11, 2018 9:42 am
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    Mark

    My FFL charges $25.00 any more is robbery. FFLs are trying to stop people from buying online because of the loss of business. I say get with the paln or shutdown. 100 $25 transfers is still $2500 and it's all profit in many states.

    August 9, 2018 6:07 pm
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      Mike T.

      You should just get your own FFL then you don't have to pay any transfer fees! It's easy and hardly cost anything!

      September 8, 2018 1:45 am
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        Vladimir Putin

        Your Funny

        February 15, 2021 1:57 pm
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      James

      Like Mike said, you could always get your own FFL. Sell a couple Glocks to people you know, and it pays for itself. Also, I've found that many shops are willing to work with you on the price - the last two guns I've bought, I brought an ad from the cheapest website I could find, talked to my gun guy behind the counter, and he matched online price plus FFL fee, so I spent what I would have spent, AND got to walk out with my hardware the same day.

      The shop's cost is probably higher than the website's cost, so they might not be able to beat the amazing deals, but there's no need to pay sticker most of the time.

      December 6, 2018 11:00 pm
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      Richard A Berry

      Am looking for a new FFL guy he was 25 now 35 which is BS.

      December 24, 2018 2:27 pm
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      Tommy

      I'm new to guns and made my first online purchase(Palmetto State PSAK 47) a couple of weeks ago. Everything went smooth until I picked it up and discovered the $50.00 fee my FFL charged. Needless to say, I will be looking for a new FFL when I can't support my local gun shop.

      August 12, 2019 5:48 pm
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    Mark

    Try buyyourgunsonline.com. Friendly service and fast delivery. Some of their prices are better than the big online gun shops. Also have instant discounts once your order is put in your cart. Well over 50,000 items to choose from. Was pleasantly suprised

    August 9, 2018 6:04 pm
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    Tom

    Try gun.deals
    Compare every ones prices and shipping charges
    (gun.deals was formerly slick guns)

    June 12, 2018 9:26 am
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    Erik

    Gunbuyer.com

    May 16, 2018 2:52 pm
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    Scott

    Primary Arms. Best kept secret on line

    April 22, 2018 4:45 am
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      jp64

      Their 1-6 ACSS Scope is a fantastic buy for the money

      December 31, 2018 1:32 am
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    lamont

    I’m looking for a Glock 20 fde do anybody know where I can order one from I been lookin for 5 weeks now

    March 9, 2018 10:33 pm
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    James

    Ok, let's get this straight. make SURE you are aware that FFL fees can range from $50.00 to $INSANE. Even if you save some serious dough on a gun, the FFL fees plus the DROS can wipe that savings right off your face. ALWAYS do a spreadsheet for real time comparisons and you may be surprised that even a higher price at your LGS can be LESS than bringing in a gun from out of state, etc. Just Saying...

    February 22, 2018 4:08 pm
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      Gerald

      My FFL has charged $15. for years, and has no plans on raising that. Do your research..

      April 5, 2018 5:24 am
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        David

        FFL fees are regional and vary widely. Near me, the cheapest option is $45 with the average being $60 and the high end at $100.

        James mentioned a DROS also, DROS is a California only document so I assume they are in California - like I am, so his statement is likely completely correct for his region. In the Northern part of the state, it isn't uncommon to see FFLs charge $120-150 for a transfer.

        April 5, 2018 1:49 pm
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          John

          Then shame on them for doing that that is complete BS. My FFL charges $20 that is insane to do that to customers

          August 6, 2018 4:58 pm
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        Robert Gaffney

        It's $50 and up everywhere I've ever lived.

        June 8, 2018 2:40 pm
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      John

      Most of the time that's incorrect. Online 90% of the time has the better deal just have to look around

      August 6, 2018 4:55 pm
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    Mike

    I have been trying to buy a Smith & Wesson model 10 from Robertson's Trading Post but the guy I ve been dealing with online is no very courteous. What every happened to treating your customers like you appreciate their businesses?

    October 31, 2017 3:01 pm
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    Troy.

    Something to note about buds. You mentioned likely insane volume, Buds does not touch the vast majority of guns, they sell and ship directly from distribution. Which is why they can charge literally $10 over cost compared to what a regular local gun store can buy them for. Which is also why local gun stores generally charge more for transfers from Buds.
    Buds is helping put the little guy out of business

    October 27, 2017 1:35 am
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      Eric Hung

      Thanks for that input!

      October 27, 2017 11:08 am
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      Bud

      Buds is one of the most expensive online gun shops

      January 1, 2018 2:35 pm
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        Block

        If you check often, Bud's usually has very good prices on most guns.

        April 11, 2018 5:52 am
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    John G. Reynolds

    Just remember, for new guns, if you are in California, a lot of the gun shops that you WILL have to have the gun shipped to will charge you over $100 interstate transfer fee as well as CA State tax in addition to the DROS. Some stores do not do this if you buy the gun through Gallery of Guns. Some stores are nice and charge less for this action. Be sure to shop around. Regardless, the transfer fee can really cut into savings of out-of-state purchases. Also remember that in California, if the handgun is new, it must be on the CA DOJ Roster. That means no brand new Glock Gen 4 or 5, for example, unless you are an LEO. If you are an LEO or If you don't live in California, don't worry about this and consider yourself lucky.

    October 24, 2017 11:03 am
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      Eric Hung

      Thanks for the CA insight John!

      October 26, 2017 2:33 pm
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      L. Elliott

      I paid PSA $17.00 for shipping and a $25.00 FFL transfer fee, Gallery of Guns builds in $100.00 for the transferring FFL. It also helps to pay for their lifetime REPLACEMENT warranty.

      October 26, 2017 5:19 pm
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        CCD

        I will never buy from PSA again. One month wait time for supposedly in stock. Not honest.

        November 6, 2017 4:10 pm
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    Grady

    U 4got Grabagun.com . I've been doing business with them for a few years now with never an issue. Online, by phone,or in person the staff is always very friendly and helpful.

    October 24, 2017 7:21 am
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      Eric Hung

      Thanks Grady! Another vote for Grabagun.

      October 26, 2017 2:32 pm
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        Gerald

        grabagun has great prices, but if you live in Texas, you will also have to pay tax.

        April 5, 2018 5:27 am
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    Mick

    I think RKGUNS is definitely worth a look. They aren't so big that they'll have everything but they offer some really good prices on firearms, IMHO.

    October 22, 2017 6:20 pm
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    Wzrd

    I agree with the commenter who mentioned PSA. I’ll add Prepper Gun Shop. They’re in one of the Dakotas. I’ve ordered firearms from them twice. Great prices, will allow you to make an offer & negotiate. I’ve also bought from Glockmeister, Joe Bob Outfitters, & AVGuns/Gunpoint out of FL. Never had a bad experience so I guess I’ve been lucky. But I try to deal with established companies & avoid the auction/classifieds type sites. Definitely recommend researching any seller prior to pulling the trigger.

    October 22, 2017 5:44 pm
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    Sean F.Alexander

    Meant Brownells

    October 22, 2017 5:29 pm
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    Sean F.Alexander

    Browned or Gunbroker would be the best choice in my opinion..Good article☺

    October 22, 2017 5:29 pm
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      Eric Hung

      Thanks Sean!

      October 26, 2017 2:31 pm
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    L. Elliott

    I bought a Glock 32 from Palmetto State Armory as it seemed to be the only store that had one in the USA. I assigned it to a local LGS who proceeded to tell me "we could have gotten it for you!" and I said "No you couldn't have and besides if I went that route, you'd have tried to sell me something I didn't want out of your stock which I can buy anywhere, That's why I chose this route.". Palmetto State Armory deserves mention and they have the 'build your own' AR biz down pat too!

    October 22, 2017 5:06 pm
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      Eric Hung

      Thanks!

      October 26, 2017 2:31 pm
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    Robert

    Here are a few I have used that you missed.
    cdnnsports.com
    grabagun.com
    classicfirearms.com
    aimsurplus.com
    jsesurplus.com
    sgammo.com -- for ammo and mags

    October 22, 2017 4:54 pm
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      Eric Hung

      Thanks Robert!

      October 26, 2017 2:30 pm
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    Monte Walsh

    Darn, I thought maybe you would include some of those places I hear about in the lib media ( mail order machine guns with no background checks...sarcasm button off).
    Seriously tho, I’ve had good service from Sportsman’s Guide and Cheaper than Dirt.
    Great article as usual.

    October 22, 2017 4:21 pm
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      Eric Hung

      Thanks Monte!

      October 26, 2017 2:29 pm
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    Louie

    Sportsman's Guide, MidwayUSA, Grabagun hell there are a lot of places to buy guns that are reputable and trustworthy. I've never had a bad experience.

    October 22, 2017 4:01 pm
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      Eric Hung

      Thanks Louie! Looks like another vote for Grabagun.

      October 26, 2017 2:30 pm
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    Clau de

    Gunsbuyer.com is my to go online store, they are usually cheaper with free shipping.

    October 22, 2017 3:56 pm
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      Eric Hung

      Haven't heard of that one yet!

      October 26, 2017 2:29 pm
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    Dave

    I like Midway, possibly more than Brownell's. They ship cheap and fast. Maybe they don't have the depth of available items that Brownell's has, but what they do have usually has good prices.

    October 22, 2017 3:45 pm
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      Eric Hung

      Thanks Dave! I haven't ordered a firearm from Midway before...but love how they carry some small stuff I can't find on Brownells.

      October 26, 2017 2:30 pm
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    Chip L

    Sportsman's Guide and Sportsman's Outdoor Super Store (Goggle 'em) both have excellent prices and the Guide has free shipping and a 4-pay plan if you are a member.

    October 22, 2017 3:23 pm
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      Eric Hung

      Yup, I've used SG but they collect CA tax on their end which messes up my FFL since the % they collect is different from my area. Trying to get help from the customer service has been not fun.

      October 26, 2017 2:29 pm
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      WilG

      The best part of Sportsman's Guide for me is that I live 5 miles away from them and I can go to their store and order almost anything from the catalog and have it handed to me in a matter of minutes. I've been shopping there for 30 plus years.

      December 28, 2017 10:57 am
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    Bryan W

    Thoughts on GrabAGun.com? I've ordered from them successfully twice in five years, but have also read horror stories. Curious for anyone that has a higher volume of purchases from them than I do.

    August 31, 2017 5:34 pm
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      Eric Hung

      Hi Bryan, I haven't used them but have heard of good things. One thing they've got going is their layaway program.

      September 6, 2017 1:36 pm