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Old 02-10-2013, 07:41 AM   #1
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Where to sell a handgun?

I have a nearly new handgun I'd like to sell. I want to do this responsibly and not see it fall into the hands of bad guys.
I don't imagine dealers will offer as much as a private sale. How does one go about this?
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:07 AM   #2
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I have a nearly new handgun I'd like to sell. I want to do this responsibly and not see it fall into the hands of bad guys.
I don't imagine dealers will offer as much as a private sale. How does one go about this?
Lots of gun shops have a consignment counter where you can have them handle the sale.

Pawn shops are good for a quick sale too.

If you want to maximize your return, gunbroker.com is a good way to go. Out of state sales have to be shipped to a FFL dealer who will do a background check as part of the transfer, usually for $25.00. In state private sales don't require a background check, but if you want it done most shops will broker the deal and do a check for $25.00.

Gun shows are another option...rent a table, or carry around a sign stating what you're selling, then have the background check done at the show....state law prohibits private sales without a background check being done if the initial contact was made at a gun show.
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:31 AM   #3
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:59 AM   #4
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:05 AM   #5
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I was just wondering if he'd been swamped with pm's yet
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:09 AM   #6
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I was just wondering if he'd been swamped with pm's yet
No, but I'd like to be. I don't want to get cute with the rules around here but I'd prefer to do business with a fellow ADVer
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Old 02-10-2013, 10:34 AM   #8
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Uh, no.

Look, there are practically no rules on ADV, but weapons is one of them. A thinly disguised effort like this is pretty junior varsity.

Not going to ban or boot, but will do to the next one.
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Uh, no.

Look, there are practically no rules on ADV, but weapons is one of them. A thinly disguised effort like this is pretty junior varsity.

Not going to ban or boot, but will do to the next one.
If it's not appropriate, lets pull the thread.
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Old 02-10-2013, 02:14 PM   #10
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I used armslist.com with good results. It's modeled like craigslist except it's for guns, and the listings are by entire state rather than cities.

Like CJ said, if you want to go through an FFL for an instate sale, there's nothing stopping you.
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Old 02-10-2013, 03:10 PM   #11
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I second Armslist. Seems like the couple times I used it the deals went good.
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Old 02-10-2013, 03:12 PM   #12
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I second Armslist. Seems like the couple times I used it the deals went good.
You mileage may vary of course.


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Great resource. I listed the Airweight and immediately began receiving offers and just sold it.
Thanks for the tip guys.
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:16 PM   #13
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armslist is the craigslist of the gun world, I stay away. I either use GunBroker, CO-AR15.com, or AR15.com.
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:32 PM   #14
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armslist is the craigslist of the gun world, I stay away. I either use GunBroker, CO-AR15.com, or AR15.com.
I began to receive offers on the gun five minutes after posting on Armslist. Met the guy at our agreed upon spot, exchanged ID's, I wrote bills of sale for each of us, he handed me my asking price - all good.
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I would try Armslist

I have had good success there
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