Preferred way of buying?

What's your go-to website? What experiences have you had to make you switch sites?
I used to use Gun(scam) Broker for all my needs, but the pure boomer prices pushed me away.
I usually use armslist nowadays, sometimes gunprime. Local private is the way to go though.

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  1. 1 week ago

    >virginia gun trader
    >gunstore websites
    in that order

  2. 1 week ago

    I go where the deals are, but prefer to use local gun forums. I don't have a problem avoiding morons on gunjoker or avoiding scams on

  3. 1 week ago

    Gunbroker is alright, you really need to try to find the right prices for the guns you're looking for. Penny auctions are a good way to get in a pissing contest and pay over what a gun is worth.
    Primarily, I go to my lgs and check what's on consignment. I'll ask to see what's been sitting on the shelf the longest just for fun.
    I don't know how to hook up with local sellers here especially since my city is a moronic liberal college town.
    Gun shows are the absolute worst place I could ever go to buy a gun. I think boomers only go to profit off the garbage they don't want and rack up money for the NRA.

    • 1 week ago

      >Gun shows are the absolute worst place I could ever go to buy a gun. I think boomers only go to profit off the garbage they don't want and rack up money for the NRA.

      this is true but at the same time those are the guns you want to buy. boomers are moronic, they think that good, cheap, shootable guns aren't worth anything and overpriced form-over-function junk like smith and wesson is high quality. they're absolutely trying to pull one over on you in a hostile manner, but they think that they're pulling a fast one on you by selling you a taurus for under MSRP

      • 1 week ago

        Ironically I've gotten a lot of nice Smiths for cheap at gun shows.
        >$600 Highway Patrolman
        >$500 M39
        >$450 M36
        >$350 M10 etc

      • 1 week ago

        Count yourself lucky. I went to gun shows in surrounding counties this last year and all I found was C&R stuff that was absolutely neglected and if it was nice, it was overpriced. Maybe Midwestern boomers are just hoarding grifters.

        • 1 week ago

          boomers are grifters. silent generation are hoarders. old people die and the next generation buys their inventory but lacks the knowledge that came with it so it just rots on a shelf, being continuously marked up

          i just went to one at some fraternity lodge and it was full of literally only silent generation types so it was all overpriced revolver parts, 1911s, reloading components for milsurp, and overpriced curios in poor condition. not even a single ak or ak platform gun.

  4. 1 week ago

    V1 Tactical
    V Seven
    Local guys in-store pickup (they rarely have anything, but they sometimes have magazines and accessories)
    Precision Reflex for lower receivers
    Gunbroker for weird shit

  5. 1 week ago

    I've had decent luck with GB, but you have to be patient and not get wrapped up bidding more than something is worth. I've also had luck with local stores. sometimes they have prices that, after factoring in shipping and transfer fees, are just as good as online, or better.

    • 1 week ago

      Depends on what I'm after. If it's a new gun that's in production I call LGS and have them order it for me. Their prices are about the same as the big online places like Bud's once you consider everything (shipping, transfer fees, etc.). If it's something hard to find I use gunbroker, guns international, and real deal auctions like Morphy, Rock Island, etc.

      Gunbroker is honestly great. Yeah there's bullshit on there, but there's bullshit everywhere. Don't waste your time on that. The strengths of gunbroker are its automated search tools, the ability to check the prices of *sold* listings so you can see what guns are really selling for, and the fact that plenty of morons sell guns there which means there are really good deals to be had if you are patient.

      Auctions are good places to buy--both Gunbroker and others--but like said you don't want to get caught up in the hype of bidding and let your emotions get the better of you. Know what you are willing to pay for a gun and stick to your budget. Be sure to think about all the fees involved up front (taxes, auction house fees, shipping, transfers, etc.) when you plan your budget.

      My other piece of advice for auctions: you're much more likely to find deals if you shop generally. If you get your heart set on one very specific gun then you might have to pay out the nose to buy it. If you go to an auction looking for something broad like "a nice old levergat" or "a WWI surplus rifle" or "a fine double shotgun" you'll have many options to pick from, at least some of which will be a good deal.

      • 1 week ago

        I have heard of people getting 25 dollar revolvers before.
        I don't necessarily hate Gunbroker, but on average I find guns for $200 less on armslist, or local.
        I have picked up many a blaster from GB, what im after now is being boomered however, insane prices for something that shouldn't be that pricey.
        I Should just stick with atlantic and have patience.

    • 1 week ago

      This. Just like any auction identify what you’re willing to pay for an item and then mark off the cost it’s going to take to actually get it. If you’re going above that you’re just flat out not getting a good deal and that’s how you end up paying retail premium prices for used goods. Expect to get fricked occasionally as well. Also remember that literally every gun shopper in the country can see the same deal. I remember bidding on an Enfield and then seeing someone in milsurp thread literally posting the same one asking how high they should bid.

  6. 1 week ago

    The Boomer Reddit synagogue No thanks!

  7. 1 week ago

    >local forums and auction sites
    >Armslist (but it's been shit for years)
    >niche forums like the FALfiles, AKfiles, etc
    >gunshows (very hit or miss)

    Armslist was the shit until about 5 years ago or so. It went drastically downhill after the paywall. I still get some of my best deals from out of state private sellers on there, you just have to know how to not get scammed. Tacswap has been pretty good and it's feedback system makes it safer than Armslist. GunBroker fees are shit but it has a good selection. I also have an auction house near me that has firearm auctions every couple months, the fees aren't too bad and they get some interesting stuff. Lots of police seized firearms.

  8. 1 week ago

    >Florida Gun trader
    >Tac swap

    I also have 2 good gun auctions in my county that run about once a month

  9. 1 week ago

    I buy mine from I really enjoy them! Free pot of honey with every firearms purchase! Ask Agent, uh... I mean Bubba Johnson for his special minimum 5-10% discount!

  10. 1 week ago

    So far I’ve bought from
    >Midway USA
    >Sportsmans warehouse
    Only on sale and good deals. Only bought 2 guns from an actual gun store, and the mark up was horrible. Ironically it was the first 2 guns I ever bought too.

  11. 1 week ago

    I prefer Gunbroker

  12. 1 week ago

    Florida Gun Trader (lol Terry)
    I miss armslist.

    The Florida forums are either panhandle or schizo q anon crap.

  13. 1 week ago

    it is simply incredible how bad the average /k/ user is at finding deals.

    • 1 week ago

      I'll admit to being terrible at this. I browse gunbroker for shit I want and try to cross check it to make sure it's not a complete ripoff but that's it. Since half the shit I want is unobtainium it's hard to find a better localized place to search. I fricking hate singular gunshop boomer made webpages holy frick.

  14. 1 week ago


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