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How do you find private sales?

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

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  1. AlabamaDan

    AlabamaDan Member

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    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?
     
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  3. Texan Scott

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

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    Depends on the location. In Virginia, firearms are listed in the local classifieds. One is called "The Trading Post".
     
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    Trusted sites I've used are Gunbroker, here, AR15.com and M14 Forums.
     
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    Arms list.com
     
  7. Killian

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    Pssst...*whispers*....train station....men's restroom....third stall...bring cash.
     
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    Florida gun trader.com broken up by parts of the state. I love it.
     
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    CTGuntalk.com
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    Best thing to do is to join a local gun forum.
     
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    Try your local newspaper, if it isn't one owned by the New York Times
     
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    utahgunexchange.com
     
  12. Texan Scott

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

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

    ^^^^This.
    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.
    *shudders*
    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

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

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

    Maybe, Texas Scott.
    Maybe.
     
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    Killian, was that you with the wide stance?
     
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    Online (non-dealer) websites and forums are the best to look for. Local forums usually have people selling or trading guns at decent prices.

    I still don't understand people who buy from GB...
     
  22. tarosean

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    texasguntrader.com is one I frequent.

    I have not been to a flea market in many many years but I used to go just for guns. Added quite a few that way. Gun shows hit the private people up in the parking lots, etc.

    Ranges, competitions/events, etc.
     
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    In Kalifornistan it's calguns.net WTS board. In Alabama I would guess it'd be here somewhere. Being in a Free State it will be much easier for you.

    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&...9.3735.0j11j5j2.18.0...0.0...1c.1.1ALtUOKgYd4
     
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    In Colorado the main source is www.cologunmarket.com

    There are also some ranges in the area that have a section on their websites that list items that members have for sale.
     
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