How to Buy A Gun Online | Gun Buying Guide

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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?

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You can find great gun deals on sites like and has an ongoing list of current pricing from a slew of different retailers, while 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. and both have FFL dealer networks. You can also go to 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.

3. Transfers

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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.


Check out this full video by VeryTraumatic on How to Buy a Gun Online:

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.

What can you say about this online gun purchase guide? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in September 2017, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.

7 Responses to :
How to Buy A Gun Online | Gun Buying Guide

  1. Dean says:

    I’ve bought several used rifles from Gunbroker and several new hand guns from Buds Gun Shop. All have worked out well.
    Key is do your research ahead of time and read the sellers ad several times, so you know exactly what you’re buying.

  2. Robert says:

    I have tried to do this a couple times with gun dealers in my area & there are quite a few.They don’t want to do this because the only money they make is in the transfer paper work.The last time i checked it was $25.00 it has been a couple years now so the cost could have gone up.All the dealers i talked to didn’t want to be bothered.1st they don’t get a gun sale.2nd the amount of money isn’t enough for the hassle in there eye’s.This has been my personal experience with 5 different gun dealers.Maybe if your friends with one of the owners or the dealer could make more money maybe they would be willing to do the transfer paper work.

  3. Jerry Marshall says:

    I purchased a Windham Weaponry AR15 from the Sportsman’s Guide last year, and by joining their “buyer’s club”, was able to pay for the rifle in 4 payments, paid much less than in a store, very easy FFL transfer.
    I have bought a lot of ammunition from the Sportsman’s Guide, usually at below wholesale prices, reloading supplies, boots, etc.
    I am currently in the process of buying a new pistol (1911) for my Son’s Christmas present.
    Good prices, 4 payments, and very easy process.

  4. Stanley Sokolowski says:

    As for FFL dealers not wanting to deal with a transfer, I have found that if you call the dealer you planned on using and told them the deal you were about to get online and asked if they could match the end price after transfer fees chances are if they have the weapon you want they may match the price. Mine did and I got a great deal and my FFL got the sale.

  5. Lucio Guerreschi says:

    Cerco magazin x coonan 357 M tipo B tante grazie

  6. Art Brown Sr. says:

    Search for FFL’s in you area BEFORE going online ASKING How much do you charge for a gun transfer including the BGC? Are there any online sources that you reject there firearms?
    After you have gotten the answers proceed to the online guns and BUY, BUY, BUY!

  7. Ron McCall says:

    Not the first time, but I just purchased a gun I’ve been looking for, but couldn’t find in my LGS. Presently waiting for it to arrive. Should have it in my hands before the end of the week. Then, it’s more range time, to practice with the new weapon, before committing it to CCW.

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