How to Buy a Gun Online
Ordering a new or used gun online at GanderMountain.com is simple! You can buy online and pick up your newly purchased handgun, rifle, or shotgun at a Gander Mountain retail location or a local Federal Firearms License (FFL) dealer. Simply place the gun(s) in your cart, follow all of the compliance guidelines, and proceed to check out. From your shopping cart you will be able to choose whether to pick up your firearm at a Gander Mountain store or select from our provided list of Independent Firearms Dealers. If you need assistance, simply call 1-888-542-6337 and speak to one of our Firearms Sales Associates who will help you in placing your order.
Buying a Gun Online - 3 Easy Steps
Common Questions about Buying a Gun Online
- 1. What are my shipping options?
- 2. Am I required to fill out any paperwork at the FFL dealer?
- 3. How do I locate an FFL dealer near me?
- 4. Is there a transfer fee for firearms shipped through an FFL dealer?
- 5. How will I know when my firearm arrives at my local FFL dealer?
- 6. What if there is an issue with the firearm I ordered?
- 7. Can I return my firearm?
- 8. What additional information do I need to know when buying a firearm online?
- 9. Is there a warranty on firearms purchased online?
- 10. Is there an inspection period on used firearms purchased online?
- 11. What are NRA Modern Gun Condition Standards?
- 12. What are NRA Antique Firearm Condition Standards?
What are my shipping options?
Ship to a Gander Mountain Store
If you are near a Gander Mountain store, you may choose to pick up the firearm at your local store. Simply select the store for pickup at checkout. You can also check to see if the store has the item in stock by clicking "Find in Store."
Ship to an FFL Dealer Near You
If there is not a Gander Mountain store near you, you can still buy your firearm and have it shipped to a local Federal Firearms Licensed Dealer, known as an FFL dealer.
Am I required to fill out any paperwork at the FFL dealer?
Yes, you must complete the government paperwork needed to satisfy all federal, state, and local laws concerning the transfer of firearms with that local dealer. Then the FFL dealer will transfer the firearm into your possession.
How do I locate an FFL dealer near me?
Use our FFL Locator to find FFL dealers in your area. If you already have a local dealer that you have previously used for firearms transfers and you don’t see them on our list, please contact us at 1-888-542-6337, and our Sales Associate will work with you to get them set up in our system.
Is there a transfer fee for firearms shipped through an FFL dealer?
Yes, please be aware that FFL dealers may charge a transfer fee at their discretion.
How will I know when my firearm arrives at my local FFL dealer?
Your local FFL dealer will contact you directly at the number you provided at checkout.
What if there is an issue with the firearm I ordered?
Please verify that it is the firearm you ordered by checking the make, model, and caliber/gauge of the firearm. If there is an issue with the firearm you ordered, do NOT complete the paperwork or background check. Please call our customer service immediately at 1-888-542-6337.
Can I return my firearm?
Once the firearm leaves the store (either an FFL dealer or a Gander Mtn. Store), the firearm cannot be returned. This is why it is very important to thoroughly inspect the firearm to make sure there are no issues.
What additional information do I need to know when buying a firearm online?
It is the customer’s responsibility to follow all federal, state, and local laws. There are many websites and agencies that provide information about firearm laws that must be adhered to when transferring a firearm. Here are a few:
atf.gov – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearm & Explosives (ATF) official website.
nraila.org – An NRA website that provides firearm laws and regulations by state.
atf.gov/publications/firearms/ – The ATF link for state laws governing firearms.
We will do our best to answer your questions, but it is your responsibility to be in compliance with all federal, state, and local laws regarding firearm transfer and ownership. As previously stated, Gander Mountain follows all federal, state, and local laws concerning the sale and transfer of all firearms and will not tolerate attempted illegal activity on this website or with our Company.
Is there a warranty on firearms purchased online?
New Firearms Warranty Info
New firearms purchased online at Gander Mountain are covered by the manufacturer’s warranty. Please see the manufacturer’s website or owner’s manual for specific details.
Used Firearms 30-Day Warranty
All used firearms purchased from Gander Mountain are guaranteed against defects in materials and workmanship for a period of 30 days from the date of purchase. Please save your receipt; it will serve as your proof of purchase should warranty work become necessary. Accidental damage, abuse, and barrel ruptures are not covered by this warranty.
Is there an inspection period on used firearms purchased online?
Gander Mountain offers a 3-Day In Store Only Inspection Period in which you can evaluate the used firearm you purchased. This inspection period begins on the day your used firearm is delivered to the FFL dealer. If the firearm does not meet your expectations, you must contact Gander Mountain within the 3-Day Inspection Period. Contact us at 1-888-542-6337; when prompted, choose option 3 for product assistance and then option 1 to speak to someone in the Firearms Department. If it’s determined that the firearm needs to be returned to Gander Mountain, it must arrive back at our facility in the same packaging and condition that it was in when shipped. Gander Mountain will pay for the return shipping of your firearm. Upon receipt and inspection of the firearm, we will refund your money, less the original $25 shipping and handling fee.
What are NRA Modern Gun Condition Standards?
NEW: Not previously sold at retail. In same condition as current factory production.
PERFECT: In new condition in every respect. (Many collectors & dealers use "As New" to describe this condition.)
EXCELLENT: Barely used. No noticeable marring of wood or metal. Perfect bluing (except at muzzle or sharp edges).
VERY GOOD: In perfect working condition. No appreciable wear on working surfaces. No corrosion or pitting. Only minor surface dents or scratches.
GOOD: In safe working condition. Minor wear on working surfaces. No broken parts. No corrosion or pitting that will interfere with proper functioning.
FAIR: In safe working condition, but well worn, perhaps requiring replacement of minor parts or adjustments which should be indicated in advertisement. No rust, but may have corrosion pits which do not render the article unsafe or inoperable.
What are NRA Antique Firearm Condition Standards?
FACTORY NEW: All original parts. 100% original finish. In perfect condition in every respect, inside and out.
EXCELLENT: All original parts. Over 80% original finish. Sharp lettering, numerals, and design on metal and wood. Unmarred wood. Fine bore.
FINE: All original parts. Over 30% original finish. Sharp lettering, numerals, and design on metal and wood. Minor marks in wood. Good bore.
VERY GOOD: All original parts. Up to 30% original finish. Original metal surfaces smooth with all edges sharp. Clear lettering, numerals, and design on metal. Wood slightly scratched or bruised. Bore disregarded for collectors' firearms.
GOOD: Some minor replacement parts. Metal smoothly rusted or lightly pitted in places and cleaned or re-blued. Principal letters, numerals, and design on metal legible. Wood refinished with scratches, bruises, or minor cracks repaired. In good working order.
FAIR: Some major parts replaced. Minor replacement parts may be required. Metal rusted or lightly pitted all over and vigorously cleaned or re-blued. Rounded edges on metal and wood. Principal lettering, numerals, and design on metal are partly obliterated. Wood is scratched, bruised, cracked, or repaired where broken. In fair working order or can be easily repaired and placed in working order.
POOR: Major and minor parts replaced. Major replacement parts required and extensive restoration needed. Metal is deeply pitted. Principal lettering, numerals, and design are obliterated. Wood is badly scratched, bruised, cracked, or broken. Mechanically inoperative and generally undesirable as a collector's firearm.