If you're looking to buy or sell a gun, go online. That's where everyone is buying and selling these days. But where exactly will you get the best price and the fastest sale? That depends.
Retailers versus marketplaces
Some retailers have great prices on certain items. The problem is that these deals are hard to find. You must search retailers one-by-one. Also, professional retailers offer great deals less often than private individuals. That's why lots of buyers skew towards marketplaces. On the whole, it's much simpler for both buyers and sellers to use a marketplace that aggregates listings across thousands of retailers and private individuals.
Types of marketplace listings
Some marketplaces skew more toward auctions, like GunBroker and GunsAmerica. Others are focused on classified ads, like Armslist and Tacswap. Sellers tend to prefer auctions because it maximizes the price. Buyers tend to prefer classified ads because it's more likely they will get a uniquely low price.
National versus regional versus local marketplaces
Marketplaces aren't only distinguishable by their listing types, they are also differentiated by their scope. You can use a national marketplace to get the best price or the fastest sale, or you can use a state marketplace for a simpler transaction.
What are the best marketplaces?
You should be the one to pick the best marketplace for you. Auction or classified ad, national or local. Below are lists of all the national and state marketplaces we're aware of. If we're missing one, please let us know.
If you want the power to search and post across the whole country, use a national marketplace. Keep in mind, these national marketplaces can still be useful if you're searching locally.
- ArmoryClassifieds.com (classifieds)
- Armslist.com (classifieds)
- BuySellAmmo.com (classifieds)
- GunAuction.com (auctions)
- GunBroker.com (auctions and buy now)
- GunListings.org (classifieds)
- GunsAmerica.com (auctions and buy now)
- GunsClassifiedsNetwork.com (classifieds)
- GunsInternational.com (buy now)
- MyGunTrader.com (classifieds)
- NexTechClassifieds.com (classifieds)
- ShootersXchange.com (classifieds)
- ShowMeGuns.com (classifieds)
- TacSwap.com (classifieds)
- TheOutdoorsTrader.com (classifieds)
- WeaponDepot.com (buy now)
- ArizonaGunOwners.com marketplace
- CalGuns.net private firearm sales
- GeorgiaPacking.org buy/sell/trade
- GON.com classifieds
- 2AHawaii.com classifieds
- IndianaGunOwners.com classifieds
- KentuckyHunting.net classifieds
- BayouShooter.com classifieds
- LouisianaSportsman.com classifieds
- MDShooters.com classifieds
- SOMD.com classifieds
- MIGunOwners.org classifieds
- MSGO.com classifieds
- CarolinaFirearmsForum.com classifieds
- NCGunOwners.com buy/sell/trade
- NevadaShooters.com classifieds
- OhioGunClass.org classifieds
- OKShooters.com classifieds
If you know of an Oregon marketplace, please let us know.
- PAFOA.org classifieds
- TNGunOwners.com classifieds
- TexasGunTalk.com for sale
- TexasGunTrader.com classifieds