Best place to buy used guns

Best place to buy used guns

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NRA Member

Elkview, WV

#1 Nov 1, 2012
Where is the best place to buy used guns in the Tri-state area? I am looking to buy a good used hand gun and it must be from a reputable dealer.

So where is the best place around here?

Level 5

Since: Oct 11

Hurricane, WV

#2 Nov 2, 2012
Unless you're looking for a specific gun and it's no longer made, just buy a new one. With the increase in gun sales, the resale values are literally just about as high as buying new. Also, there are tons of new models out now that have low price points, but still well-made, accurate, and reliable...in most cases, a cheap new gun is better than an older model. They are smaller/lighter for concealed-carry and have more durable finishes.

If you're still in the market for a used handgun, try Classic gun & pawn in Bbville, Milton Gun & Pawn, or Backwoods on Rt60. TIK may have some decent stuff, but I haven't been back since the owner pist me off (first and last time I went there).

Whatever you do, stay away from Mac & Dave's and Johnny's Pawn in the east end. Their prices for used junk are quite literally the same or as much as used. To check prices for new items, just look them up online. Buds gun shop has good prices, but you have to account for shipping and ffl transfer fees. You should buy local, though...not just to support local business, but also because it's much easier to have them handle any problems you might have with it as opposed to having to ship one back on your own.

Oh, 1 more thing: There is a new gun shop right beside Big Lots on rt60. They are good and also handle archery equipment. And "Herd Tactical" on the hill near Golden Coral is also great.

Good luck.
adolph

Saint Albans, WV

#3 Nov 2, 2012
As above stated there's lots of places in tri state. I bought 1 from Mack and Dave's but it was only because I found 1 that I'd been looking for there (walther p99 in tan) can't remember name of 1 by big lots by they are decently priced. Tik and classics are my main places to buy tho. Gander mountain in corridor g and there's 1 in cattlesburg I think that has pretty big selection of hand guns. No matter where you go buy what you want and not what they push on you. Buying guns is just as fun as shootin
NRA Member

Elkview, WV

#4 Nov 3, 2012
I am looking specifically for a Glock 23, 30, or 32.

Or a Smith and Wesson compact .45 or .40 caliber.

“look up and laugh”

Level 9

Since: Jun 08

guess, where

#5 Nov 3, 2012
trunk of a car in the ghetto.
jim

Ardsley, NY

#6 Nov 3, 2012
sempron wrote:
Unless you're looking for a specific gun and it's no longer made, just buy a new one. With the increase in gun sales, the resale values are literally just about as high as buying new. Also, there are tons of new models out now that have low price points, but still well-made, accurate, and reliable...in most cases, a cheap new gun is better than an older model. They are smaller/lighter for concealed-carry and have more durable finishes.
If you're still in the market for a used handgun, try Classic gun & pawn in Bbville, Milton Gun & Pawn, or Backwoods on Rt60. TIK may have some decent stuff, but I haven't been back since the owner pist me off (first and last time I went there).
Whatever you do, stay away from Mac & Dave's and Johnny's Pawn in the east end. Their prices for used junk are quite literally the same or as much as used. To check prices for new items, just look them up online. Buds gun shop has good prices, but you have to account for shipping and ffl transfer fees. You should buy local, though...not just to support local business, but also because it's much easier to have them handle any problems you might have with it as opposed to having to ship one back on your own.
Oh, 1 more thing: There is a new gun shop right beside Big Lots on rt60. They are good and also handle archery equipment. And "Herd Tactical" on the hill near Golden Coral is also great.
Good luck.
I have to disagree here!
I have bought guns from all of these businesses and would recommend Mack and Daves above the others!
Their list price may be higher, but they will negotiate and are much more knowledgeable of ALL guns and not just the ones that they have in stock at the time!
They gave me their best price on a Glock and I bought it. A few Weeks later I was at classic and asked if he would march the price on the same gun.
He told me there was no way that he could do that and didn't believe me that Mack and Daves did it.
I later took the receipt to show him. He told me that they lost money on the gun and can't stay in business long selling for that price!
I went back to Mack and Daves and they said that was there bottom line price, but they still made money and would sell me another for same price!
Shop around and compare!
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Huntington, WV

#8 Nov 3, 2012
Tristate gun trader on fb, or herd tactical
boo

United States

#9 Nov 3, 2012
jim wrote:
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I have to disagree here!
I have bought guns from all of these businesses and would recommend Mack and Daves above the others!
Their list price may be higher, but they will negotiate and are much more knowledgeable of ALL guns and not just the ones that they have in stock at the time!
They gave me their best price on a Glock and I bought it. A few Weeks later I was at classic and asked if he would march the price on the same gun.
He told me there was no way that he could do that and didn't believe me that Mack and Daves did it.
I later took the receipt to show him. He told me that they lost money on the gun and can't stay in business long selling for that price!
I went back to Mack and Daves and they said that was there bottom line price, but they still made money and would sell me another for same price!
Shop around and compare!
What a big hassle. If I can find it online for a certain price, I'm willing to go a tad higher to buy local, but what you described sounds just as annoying as buying a new car off a lot. Start out with displaying a good price, maybe a hair higher than online, give me good service and information and I'll be your customer for life. Mack and Daves kills me with their stupid price tags. Why even put prices on guns? So annoying. Some people like to do the haggle thing. Not me.
boo

United States

#10 Nov 3, 2012
But, to the op, used guns may be a little harder to apply my above post to. Used = may have to haggle a little. New = shouldn't have to haggle.

Level 4

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#11 Nov 3, 2012
I bought 2 or 3 from a guy who had a gun n archery shop on Route 2. Last time I was up that way tho, he was closed.

Whatever the name is of the one in Hurricane (he has 'Yosemite Sam' on his sign). They were pretty reasonable on the shot gun I bought.

There's also on over in Proctorville. Grey building by Holzier Medical Center. They worked with me on the .38 I bought.
jim

Ardsley, NY

#12 Nov 3, 2012
boo wrote:
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What a big hassle. If I can find it online for a certain price, I'm willing to go a tad higher to buy local, but what you described sounds just as annoying as buying a new car off a lot. Start out with displaying a good price, maybe a hair higher than online, give me good service and information and I'll be your customer for life. Mack and Daves kills me with their stupid price tags. Why even put prices on guns? So annoying. Some people like to do the haggle thing. Not me.
What hassle?
I asked their bottom dollar, they told me, I bought it!
I just mentioned it later to the guy at classic who took $10 off the sticker and told me I wouldn't find it any cheaper! I had bought the same gun 2 Weeks earlier for $35 less than classics "bottom dollar", so the next time I was at Mack and Daves, I asked them again!
Why wouldn't someone put the price on their guns?
Some people pay sticker so they make a little more. When I ask the best they'll do, I will buy if the price is what I consider reasonable.
But if you assume I don't know what the going rate is on a gun that I am asking about, and tell me I can't find it cheaper somewhere else, you probably just lost my sale!
harry

Petrie, Australia

#13 Feb 16, 2013
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Pro 2nd

South Point, OH

#15 Dec 9, 2013
NRA Member wrote:
Where is the best place to buy used guns in the Tri-state area? I am looking to buy a good used hand gun and it must be from a reputable dealer.
So where is the best place around here?
Check out JD armory in South Point. They have plenty of guns and you won't find better deals.
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Guy

Huntington, WV

#17 Dec 10, 2013
A lot of people don't know but the powder coating place in guyandotte has a few guns in there. Around valentines day I was looking for a pink pistol for my wife and I checked everywhere and this was the only place that had one. Decent negotiable price.

It's either extreme custom coatings or custom coatings.

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