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Brownells is my go-to for firearm accessories and specific tools.  But it’s also one of my favorites for actual firearms.  They have almost all of the popular handguns and rifles in stock and ready to go.

Prices are near MSRP but non-gouged but you can still score a great bargain if you keep an eye out for deals.

Some Upgraded AR-15s
Some Upgraded AR-15s

I also get most of my upgrade parts from them too.

Since they are such a big store, you get the peace of mind that you won’t get ripped off and that if there’s anything wrong they’ll take care of it.

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2. Palmetto State Armory: Low Prices

We saved one of our favorites for last!  Yes, we love PSA’s AR-15s…as well as their other guns.  Link to our PSA Review Section.

PSA 5.56 Uppers
PSA 5.56 Uppers

But did you know Palmetto State Armory now carries tons of popular handguns and rifles too?

It looks like they get all the new guns right on time. See all their in-stock Handguns and also other guns (rifles, shotguns, etc).

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And sometimes there’s really really good deals on older (but still great) stuff.  My guess is they buy a whole bunch of one thing at a time and pass on the savings.

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3. Kentucky Gun Company: The Massive Online Gun Shop

Kygunco Logo
Kygunco Logo

Known more as “Kygunco” since that’s their website.

Tons of gun selection with things that are actually in stock.  Plus decent shipping times.


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Oh and one of the most important things…they are super competitive in their pricing.  Especially when you can save 3% by using their “text a check” method of payment compared to a credit card.

Chances are someone already bought from them before and had the gun shipped to your receiving FFL…so it’s already in their system.

4. Gunbroker: Auction Route


If you’re looking for a screaming deal or something rarer…you’ll have to go the auction route.  And Gunbroker is the biggest one out there.

Since it’s an auction you’ll be dealing with individual sellers.  I would recommend going with a well-rated one since they’ve gotten it all figured out.

You’ll likely have to pay for shipping and also some sellers won’t accept credit cards (or will charge 3%).  Plus you’ll probably have to send in your FFL information since the chances are slim that the specific seller has sent a gun to your specific FFL.

5. Armslist: Face to Face


Ah…the world of private firearms transfers.

Armslist is where people post of their wares and you message to meet them up and complete the transaction.

It’s worth noting that Armslist charges a $6.99 membership fee to join which allows you to message sellers and post your own guns for sale.

Check out our guide to staying safe and getting a good deal if you’re unfamiliar.

6. Sportsman’s Warehouse: Lots of Selection

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Sportsman’s Warehouse

Sportsman’s Warehouse is another overall good place to buy guns online.

They get on the fast track for new guns (probably because they sell a lot) and have many of the most popular guns in stock.

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I’ve ordered from them before and had a little trouble with CA tax issues and my FFL, but I chalk it up to a very specific set of circumstances.

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