February 12, 2020 - Guns & Other Firearms
Handguns are one of the most commonly pawned items, and you can get a great deal on these from one of your local pawn shops.
The popular media have historically portrayed pawnshops in a negative light, but shows such as Pawn Stars have brought to light in recent years the expertise and professionalism that pawnbrokers offer their customers.
It takes a lot of experience appraising various items to be able to run a pawn shop and resell the items for a profit. These guys know what they’re talking about when it comes to guns. You just want to make sure that the pawn shop you visit is one that sells guns.
Does that sound like too much research?
PawnGuru essentially does all the research for you for free to match you with pawn shops in your area that are interested in selling you the particular handgun you want. And what about the prices? The shops you’re introduced to on PawnGuru will give you a price upfront. All you need to do is enter the pawn shop with the best offer and check it out in person.
Did we mention that handguns are one of the best items you can buy at a pawn shop? Unlike electronics—and many other items—firearms are known to retain a large portion of their retail value. This means if you go to resell your handgun someday, you’re likely to be pleased with the offer you receive.
If you want to get a feel for common pawn shop handgun prices by brand, please reference our article called, “How Much do Pawn Shops Pay for Guns? (2019)”
This article contains a table that shows you the minimum, maximum and average prices that pawn shops paid pawners for their handguns in 2016. When you look at the list, keep in mind that you will be paying slightly more than those prices for the used guns, since the pawn shops will need to turn a profit on the guns pawned to them.
This will give you a rough idea for how much you’ll be paying.
Your research stops here, because this is the part where we tell you how to use PawnGuru to buy a handgun for a great price. Whether you’re looking to buy a used Glock, S&W, SIG Sauer, Mossberg, Remington, Winchester and or any other name, you’ve hit the jackpot here.
Here’s how to use PawnGuru to buy a used handgun near you at the best price possible, and with no hassle:
Please note that you’ll be required to provide the paperwork required by your state for owning a gun, and they’ll ask you for your ID, etc. You’ve probably already done your research on this, but we wanted to give you a heads up in case you weren’t aware! Once you settle that with the pawn shop, you’ll have yourself a great used handgun at a fantastic price.
Now that we’ve answered your question, “Where Can I Buy a Used Handgun,” we put together more resources and tips on pawn shopping below. Feel free to check these out and share them with your friends and family.
David Stiebel is one of the cofounders of PawnGuru. David was educated at MIT, where he studied Math. He subsequently worked at Bain as a data scientist before starting PawnGuru in 2015. He started PawnGuru to build a better tool for pawn shops and consumers to connect.More Articles