Whether you’ve only ever purchased your firearms from a specialized gun store before, or you’re looking to purchase your first firearm ever, the following tips can help ensure your experience buying a gun from a pawn shop is always a positive one.
Make Sure The Pawn Shop Is Legit
In order for a pawn shop to be legally allowed to deal in firearms, they must first have all the appropriate licenses and registrations. That means, in addition to figuring our how reputable a pawn shop is on its own, you must also determine whether or not a pawn shop has the appropriate accreditations to lawfully buy, sell, pawn, or store firearms and ammunition.
Anytime you’re going to purchase anything from anywhere, you should always do your research to make sure you know what a good deal looks like and when to walk away. Buying a gun is no different. Whether you’re looking for a specific brand or model, or you just want to see what’s new, having an idea of what you’re willing to spend will ensure you never regret a purchase. Plus, you’ll be much more likely to recognize when an offer is too good to be true.
Don’t Forget To Check Out The Most Popular Brands
While you might save a few dollars upfront buying off-brand, if you even think you might want to resell or upgrade to something else in the future, buying name brand is the way to go, especially if you’re buying your first gun. Colts, Brownings, Remingtons, Rugers, Glocks, HKs, Hecklers, Smith & Wessons, Berettas, Sturms, Mossbergs, Sig Sauers, Savages, Springfields, and other trusted brands are all going to hold onto their values much longer than any others.
Don’t Be Afraid To Come Back
Didn’t find what you were looking for on your first visit? Not to worry, the greatest thing about pawn shops is that the inventory is always changing. Maybe the gun you were looking for isn’t in stock right now, but next week it will be. The best thing you can do to find what you’re looking for is to just keep trying – the savings will always be worth it!
Choose Traders Loan and Jewelry
Looking for the perfect pawn shop to purchase your new gun from? Traders Loan and Jewelry will never let you down. Not only are we fully licensed and registered to buy, sell, pawn, and store your shotguns, handguns, and rifles all under one roof, but we just so happen to have more than 60 years worth of experience helping people find exactly what they’re looking for. Plus our inventory of new, used, and rare antique firearms is unlike any other you’ve likely seen, which means we’re sure to impress! To get your gun adventure started, come visit us today at 18505 Sherman Way Reseda, CA 91335, call 818.345.8696 , or simply fill out the form on our contact page if you have any questions.