Purchasing Guns Online Vs. Your Local Gun Store

This question seems to be raised from time to time if you are searching around on any gun forums. People are starting to purchase more guns online rather then their local gun store. There are many reason why people are doing this.

The main reason people are choosing to purchase online is because of the price. Most online gun stores have a very low profit margin. This helps be competitive. Most online gun purchases are only $10-30 over cost. This beats any local gun store price by far. Local gun stores are not able to match this price because they have more bills to pay at the end of the month. Their prices need to be competitive. It will keep your customers spending money in your store and keep you from having transfers. If you have to order a gun in for a customer because you dont have it in stock, you might want to be very competitive with the price.


Another reason why people choose to purchase online is because of availability. If your local gun store does not have or cant get the gun you are looking for, you are going to purchase online. This is very common. Some people don’t want to wait 5 months until the local gun store can order it in. They consumer wants it now. If you get someone looking for a older gun this is going to be very common.


The last reason I believe consumers rather purchase online is because most gun store clerks/owners don’t understand the meaning of customer service. They treat customers with disrespect and make the environment uncomfortable. With the economy being as bad as it is, this is something I am going to stress local gun stores to change. Treating customers badly is going to hurt your business. The number one advertising in the gun industry is word of mouth. I can almost guarantee you that if you treat a customer with bad service they are going to let everyone know. Its a hobby, not a need. Your customer service better be a par, or you might just go out of business.


Online gun sales are super simple. They purchase the gun and all they got to do is go to the gun store and fill out paperwork. When the gun comes in they pick it up. That’s a very simple process. Many lawmakers are trying to change this and make it harder for gun store to sell online. I assure you we will be standing ready when they do.

Shot Show 2012

2012 Shot Show


We are finally only one month away from the 2012 SHOT SHOW. The important dates for this event is:

January 17-20th
Sands Expo Convention Center
Las Vegas, Nevada

With the 2011 SHOT SHOW being a record breaking trade show, we can only imagine the turnout that 2012 is going to bring us. Every year thousands of people across the country come to see what new products are coming out for shooting enthusiasts. The SHOT SHOW is know to be one of the largest trade shows for gun store owners. This is the time of the year that weapon manufactures go above and beyond to win the business of retail gun stores. Do not miss your chance to see what the manufactures have been working on all year!


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With gun sales on the rise for the past 16 months, this could be one of the best years for the SHOT SHOW. The shooting industry is already bringing in just over 4 billion dollars to the U.S. Economy, and continues to grow. Most gun store owners believe that 2012 just might be the biggest year the industry will see. With the election right around the corner and more liberals pushing for more gun control, gun sales are not going to start decreasing anytime soon.