Whether you are looking for firearms for sale for self-defense, hunting, competitions or hobby, there are some paths that are better than others. You have a few options, such as shopping at a gun store, big box retailer, pawn shop or from a private party. Here are the pros and cons of each method for finding firearms for sale:
- Private Party – Often you will get what you think is a great deal finding firearms for sale this way. You may save considerably, but then you could get ripped off, too. The downside of this method is you have no idea how well the gun has been maintained, and worse, whether or not it was used in a crime.
- Pawn Shop – Statistically speaking, you are even more at risk of getting a “hot” firearm this way. It may not have been used in a crime, but there is the potential it was stolen. Again, you do not know how well it was taken care of. Add to that the fact that pawn shops are not always the cost-cutter they profess to be, and this is obviously not a great method to find firearms for sale.
- Big Box Retailer – Because you are getting a new firearm, you do eliminate the inherent problems with private party and pawn shop purchases. You may even be fortunate enough to get good advice from the guy behind the counter – but don’t bet on it. One thing you won’t be able to do is test out various types before you purchase one.
- Gun Shop – This is hands down the best way to find firearms for sale, particularly if you go to a place that has a firing range and rental firearms. You’ll get expert advice and the ability to try various firearms before you make your selection.
At Denver Defense in Denver, North Carolina, we offer firearm rentals, including pistols and rifles, as well as a state-of-the-art shooting range, so you can be sure you are purchasing the right firearm for your needs. Our staff is trained to provide you with the accurate advice you need, so you can feel confident you have made the right decision.