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How do you find private sales?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by AlabamaDan, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. AlabamaDan

    AlabamaDan Active Member

    Ever notice there are some people who always know someone willing to sell a gun? I'm never that guy. If I wanted to buy a gun I'd need to go to a pawn shop or gun store. How do you find individuals who are willing to sell a gun?
  2. mf-dif

    mf-dif Well-Known Member

  3. Texan Scott

    Texan Scott Well-Known Member

    Or in the listings here on THR. Welcome, btw!
  4. egg250

    egg250 Well-Known Member

    Depends on the location. In Virginia, firearms are listed in the local classifieds. One is called "The Trading Post".
  5. Redlg155

    Redlg155 Well-Known Member

    Trusted sites I've used are Gunbroker, here, AR15.com and M14 Forums.
  6. meanmrmustard

    meanmrmustard Well-Known Member

    Arms list.com
  7. Killian

    Killian Well-Known Member

    Pssst...*whispers*....train station....men's restroom....third stall...bring cash.
  8. Zardaia

    Zardaia Well-Known Member

    Florida gun trader.com broken up by parts of the state. I love it.
  9. mberoose

    mberoose Well-Known Member


    Best thing to do is to join a local gun forum.
  10. oneounceload

    oneounceload member

    Try your local newspaper, if it isn't one owned by the New York Times
  11. mljdeckard

    mljdeckard Well-Known Member

  12. Texan Scott

    Texan Scott Well-Known Member

    Spend more time at your favorite gun range. Regulars talk to regulars, maybe even make friends occasionally.
  13. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Well-Known Member

    Many state oriented forums will have buy and sell classifieds. You find what you are looking for at a price you are comfortable with and consider distance to make the deal. It would take quite a gun for me to drive the length of my state to buy a gun. It is too easy to go to a gun shop. But the seller may be within a reasonable distance.
  14. ozarkhillbilly

    ozarkhillbilly Well-Known Member

    Hang out with gun people, I am serious, it is usually insider info. If you want a good deal on a car hang out with car guys.
  15. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Well-Known Member

    You can also find such sales at your local gun range. Folks talk... I got this and got that and want to sell such and such.... you want it, you make the deal as long as you are allowed to legally purchase the firearm.
  16. Ms_Dragon

    Ms_Dragon Well-Known Member

    Texan Scott
    "Spend more time at your favorite gun range. Regulars talk to regulars, maybe even make friends occasionally."

    Be polite and respect the persons space and start a normal civilized conversation when they look like they aren't busy and for the love of all things holy don't squeal like a demented school girl in their ear the second they stop firing.
    I've seen that happen too many times with over excited newbies at the range.
    It doesn't go down well at all.
  17. Texan Scott

    Texan Scott Well-Known Member

    ^^LOL^^ Also good advice for meeting women at the range, presumably.
  18. Diamondback6

    Diamondback6 Well-Known Member

    NorthwestFirearms.com. Used to frequent SeattleGuns.net, then found a friendlier site and moved... now I gotta remember what it was.
  19. Ms_Dragon

    Ms_Dragon Well-Known Member


    Maybe, Texas Scott.
  20. gp911

    gp911 Well-Known Member

    Killian, was that you with the wide stance?

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