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Buying a Used Handgun Online? 4 Critical Mistakes to Avoid

Buying a Used Handgun Online? # Critical Mistakes to AvoidBuying guns that were purchased and used by other people is hard to do. When you buy brand new firearms from dealers or manufacturers, you can expect the guns to work immaculately, and if for whatever reason the guns don’t work perfectly, then you can rest assured that the guns will be fixed free of charge. With used guns, it’s kind of like you get what you get. You buy something ‘as is,’ but that simply means that you better make sure the gun you buy is worth whatever you’re paying for it.

Discount Enterprises is a certified gun dealer in Lincoln, Nebraska and we know a thing or two about selling new and used guns. As the buyer of a used gun, it’s up to you to make sure that the gun you buy is one that you are comfortable using and the person you’re buying from is someone you can trust. The great thing about reputable gun shops is that they want customers who will come back again and again for business, so you can trust that they will make sure the used guns they sell are in great condition—or at least they’ll be honest with you if the guns aren’t the best.

Before you buy a used gun on the Internet, there are a few things you need to know about the most common mistakes made:

1.Buying From Just Anyone

The Internet in 2017 is an amazing thing. You can find practically anything on it and you can find out pretty much anything too. There are many websites online for where you can find used guns for sale. The best place to buy a used gun online is inarguably a reputable gun dealer’s website. This is because you can check out the gun dealer to make sure that the dealer is in fact reputable. We strongly suggest that you read more about a business before buying used guns from them—check out customer reviews, see what the dealer has to say about the used guns they’re selling, and look to see if they offer a try and buy program. Buying a used gun online can go horribly wrong, but if you’re patient and thorough enough to find out the right information that you need to know, then you can come away with a great gun for a much lower cost than a brand new firearm. If you’re a new gun buyer, know what you’re getting before you buy it.

2. Not Double Checking The Price

So you find a used gun online and the price seems just too good to be true. Well, it probably is. Before you buy a used gun online, you need to make sure the price it’s being sold for is a fair one—not too high and not too low. If the price is too low, then something is probably wrong with the gun. The seller might disclose this information to you, but if he or she doesn’t, then we suggest staying far away. If the price is too high, then obviously just look elsewhere for a more reasonably priced used gun. Guns hold their value well, so check the price and condition of used firearms before you buy.

3. Not Being Familiar With The Gun Before Buying

The most important part of owning a firearm is practicing shooting the firearm. If you’re not comfortable holding or shooting the gun you buy, then you shouldn’t have bought it. Before you buy a used firearm online, make sure that you can shoot the gun you want. You can do this by asking a friend who has the gun you want to try his or her gun out. Or you can rent the same gun from a rental range or some gun dealers offer try and buy programs.

For handguns, you want to make sure the gun is comfortable to hold, carry, and shoot. See if you can fit your hand around the grip and comfortably pull the trigger. Can you hit the magazine release without changing your grip? If you can’t find a way to shoot the gun before you buy it, then at least try to hold the gun and try the trigger pull.

Also, make sure the gun is suitable for your intended purpose and ergonomically suitable to you as the shooter.

4. Not Knowing What To Expect When Buying a Gun

Buying a gun is not really a walk in the park. There are many laws that must be regarded and the laws vary based on what kind of gun you have and where you live. Before you buy a gun, used or new, familiarize yourself the gun laws that are applicable to you. Also, know what to expect when you buy a gun. What kind of documents and procedures are involved with buying a used gun?

In the United States of America, you need to present a valid state identification card or driver’s license, fill out federally required paperwork (Form 4473), and undergo a background check to acquire a gun. Sometimes the background check takes a few days to come through and some states enforce waiting periods for the purchase of certain guns. Before you buy a used gun online, take a look at the Form 4473 and make sure you can legally buy a gun.

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