Buying a used gun can be a great way to get a better value for your money, and your local Eagle Shows gun show is a great place to do it. In order to make sure you’re getting your money’s worth, however, you need to know what to look for before the show, ask of the seller at the table, and how to inspect a used gun. This not only can save your hard-earned money from going toward a lemon, but it also helps ensure you get the firearm you truly want to add to your collection. As Pennsylvania’s Largest Gun Show, we’re proud to give buyers and sellers a place to trade used guns legally in a safe, comfortable environment.

A Unique Shopping Experience

We pride ourselves on being a family-friendly event that is centered on fostering and supporting Second Amendment rights in the cities we visit. Deciding to buy a used gun at a gun show gives you access to regional and national vendors as well as your friends and neighbors. It’s a chance to find a quality weapon in a truly free market environment that has a wider selection of modern, vintage, and antique firearms most brick-and-mortar gun stores can’t match. For many would-be gun owners, their next local show is circled on the calendar as the perfect chance to buy, sell, or trade a used gun.

Rifles on display at a gun show

While we do provide a safe venue for commerce, it’s up to the buyers and sellers to make sure the deals are fair and square. That means it’s up to you–the buyer–to do your due diligence and make sure the used gun you’re buying is what you’re looking for. Buying a used gun comes with a lot of freedom, but you need to be prepared to look for what you want, evaluate it when you find it, and have the confidence in your knowledge to walk away if the value just isn’t there. The preparation starts before the doors to the show ever open.

Do Your Research

When you’re considering a used gun purchase, research becomes your best friend. Start by asking yourself what kind of gun you want to buy? Is it a handgun or long gun? What kind of action do you want? Is there a specific purpose for the gun you want to buy? Once you have a few general answers, it’s time to get to work.

Shop Smart

The day of the show has arrived, and both you and your copious notes are ready to go pick out your firearm. Before you can make your purchase, however, you need to make sure you’re taking a few steps to avoid overpaying or missing out on an even better opportunity.

Eagle Shows Gun Show attendees browsing vendor tables

Inspect It Like A Pro

There’s a good chance you aren’t a trained gunsmith. That doesn’t mean you can’t look for the warning signs of a lemon. With the research you’ve done, some patience, and attention to detail, you can spot some of the most common red flags and walk away.

Get Your Tickets To Find Your Next Gun

If you’re in the market to buy, sell, or trade a used firearm, we’re ready to welcome you with open arms. There’s a local gun show coming to your neck of the woods soon, and along with it, the chance to buy a used gun, get a great deal, and experience one of the most unique shopping experiences around. Preorder your tickets to secure early VIP access to an Eagle Shows gun show near you today.