I have bought online from Colorado (dealer), California (dealer), and Kansas (individual from this site).
No problems at all for me, but you must do your homework. If you have a dealer in mind, post them here and see if anyone else has had an experience with them. Also, contact the BBB in that area to check for complaints.
I have always purchased items from Impact Guns and they have always been good to me. Although some items they have, that are "Out of stock".. Never appear to be in stock..ever. Otherwise that there are great. They are out of Utah and have pretty good customer service in my personal experience. You can try GunBroker too but be careful of who you buy from.
:lol: gunbroker.com is a fantastic site for buying guns online. I have made 8 transactions and have had no problems. auctionarms.com is not quite as exact as gunbroker; but there might be better deals for some reason. Always be very careful when you buy online and talk to the seller if you have questions. You will get a "feel" for the seller and his level of expertise by doing this.
I've purchased many used guns online and can honestly say that I've only been disappointed twice. In both cases, the seller agreed to a full refund. I've found the vast majority of the dealers and private parties to be fair and honest...maybe I'm just lucky but I do my homework:
1) Make sure you're sending money to a valid address that can be verified online via superpages.com or 411.com.
2) For used guns, require a three day inspection period; provided you don't fire or disassemble the firearm, the seller must agree to a full refund, less shipping, no questions asked.
3) Ask specific questions before you buy!!
I generally purchase new guns from my local dealer but you'd have to visit hundreds of gun shops to find a specific used or discontinued firearm that can easily be found on any one of the gun internet sites. I also buy new guns from CDNN on occassion but realize most of their stuff is "oddball closeout" items which could be difficult to find parts for later on. Still, for some of their guns, the prices are generally hard to beat.
I've bought several guns from web site dealers, but I'm talking real dealers with real gunshops and earned reputations, the likes of Jaquas, Joel Etchen, Indianna Gun Club, Higrade Shooters Supply. There are indeed others, but this is the kind of dealers I'm willing to trust. They for the most part were in the gun business long before any internet was arround.
I did buy a shotgun from an individual who had a couple guns listed on gunbroker too. We did communicate some before hand. Went fine, but I'm probably lucky?
I have bought several handguns on Gunbroker and Auction Arms and as of late I purchased 2 O/U on Gunbroker from Kimberlytrader (KT Guns) and have been completely satisfied. One handgun purchase I sweated a bit on though cause it took a while for the gun to arrive at my FFL dealer. This was a good buy but vendor had no feedback so now I only buy from someone who has a positive "pedigree".
This vendor has a Grade 5 Browning up for auction now and I wish I could afford to bid on it!
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