Sportsman’s Warehouse has been selling guns since 1986, and we’ve been selling them online since 2016. In 2019 we added the ability to ship our guns to Independent Firearms Dealers for customers who don’t have one of our stores in their area. Our stores have offered services like scope mounting and bore sighting for many years, but we wanted to offer more. To enhance our firearms services, we also added The Gunsmith at Sportsman’s Warehouse in 2019, with convenient drop off and pick up at any Sportsman's Warehouse or direct shipping. When there are significant changes to legislation that may affect our customers, like California’s Prop. 63 or Washington’s I-1639, we strive to make that information available, too. We’ve put this article together to give you an in-depth look at our ever-growing list of firearms-related services.
So you’re thinking about buying a gun online. There are a lot of reasons to do it, and it’s completely legal. Maybe your local gun shop doesn’t have the exact model you’re looking for. Maybe you’re sitting in some boring meeting or recital and trying to give yourself something to look forward to. Maybe you don’t want to come down off the mountain until your gun’s ready to pick up. Maybe you don’t have a Sportsman’s Warehouse near you (sad!), but you really want one of the guns you found on our site. No matter your reasons, we’ve got you covered.
Buying a gun online is almost exactly like buying a gun in a store. Since firearms can’t be shipped directly to your house, and you’ll need to fill out the paperwork before you can take your new gun home, you’ll still have to get off the mountain at some point. If you’re lucky enough to have a Sportsman’s Warehouse within driving distance, you can buy your gun online and pick it up in store with a minimum wait time. If your local Sportsman’s doesn’t have it in stock, you can order it at Sportsmans.com and have it shipped to the store for free. We also have a local FFL (Federal Firearms License) program, so if you don’t have a Sportsman’s in the neighborhood, we can ship it to another firearms dealer in your area.
EASY. CONVENIENT. LEGAL.
HOW EASY & CONVENIENT?
- Pick the gun you like, we have thousands to choose from.
- If your local Sportsman’s Warehouse has it in stock, you’ll see that you can either pick it up today or tomorrow (depending on what time it is when you’re ordering). If not, you can also click “Check Nearby Stores” to see the nearest location that has it on hand.
- If no Sportsman’s stores near you have it, or you don’t want to drive that far, just click “Add To Cart” & continue shopping or checkout. It’ll be shipped to the nearest Sportsman’s location when you select it.
- If you don’t have a Sportsman’s Warehouse in your area, select your local participating FFL (if no local FFL dealer is listed, please call our Customer Service at 1-800-286-3076). (Note: only firearms will ship to the FFL.)
- Review the purchase & shipping details in your order & click “Checkout.”
- Enter your payment & billing info & click “Place Order.”
- You’ll get confirmation emails about your order & shipping status so you know when it’s time to come off the mountain. (Make sure you bring along proper ID & the card you used to pay with, for more info see our Gun Purchase Terms & Conditions.)
IS IT LEGAL TO BUY GUNS ONLINE?
Buying a firearm online is completely legal, as long as you’re following all the state and federal laws like we do. When you’re getting a gun, ammunition, knives, or certain other items online from us, you’ll notice a section called “Restrictions Apply” (right under “Add To Cart”) where you can learn more about any particulars for the item in question. For more information and FAQ’s on buying firearms online, or if you really like legalese, see our Gun Purchase Terms & Conditions.
WE SHIP TO LOCAL FFL DEALERS
Feeling left out because you don’t live near any of our stores? Now you can shop our selection of over 8,000 guns online and have them shipped to a local firearm dealer! Best of all, we’re making it easy:
- Pick the gun you like, we have thousands to choose from. It's easy, convenient, and legal.
- Select your local participating FFL (if no local FFL dealer is listed, please call our Customer Service at 1-800-286-3076).
- Add any ammo, accessories, & cleaning supplies that you need for your new gun. These will ship right to your house (where allowed by law).
- Review all of the items & shipping options in your order & click “Checkout”.
- You’ll get confirmation emails about your order & shipping status so you know when it’s time to head down & pick it up.
- Make sure you bring along proper ID & the card you used to pay with, for more info see our Gun Purchase Terms & Conditions.
- Have fun with your new gun!
We’d like to introduce our firearm service center, The Gunsmith at Sportsman’s Warehouse, available through all of our stores. We also offer direct shipping for customers all across the United States who don’t currently have a Sportsman’s Warehouse in their area. We’re offering a full-service, comprehensive gunsmithing center that can do just about anything for firearms within a reasonable turnaround time.
What is a gunsmith? In short, a gunsmith works on guns like a mechanic works on cars. They perform all kinds of repairs, renovations, refurbishing, and restorations. This is different from an armorer, who mostly replaces worn out parts in common firearms. Of course, gunsmiths can also do the work of an armorer, just like a mechanic who usually rebuilds classic cars can also change an oil filter. Gunsmiths have a high degree of skill in the various aspects of working on firearms, and usually have a combination of formal education and experience.
If you don’t have a gunsmith in your area, or at least not one that you trust with your guns, then our services are perfect for you. Our team of handpicked professional gunsmiths has over 34 years of combined experience, in addition to gunsmithing degrees from either Trinidad State College or Yavapai College. Satisfaction is guaranteed, and we are insured against loss, theft, or damage to your firearm. No work will ever be done on your firearm without prior authorization, and you’ll be given realistic turnaround times as part of your quote.
If you’ve ever looked for a gunsmith for any reason, you know that it isn’t all that easy to find a good one. Much like an auto mechanic, construction contractor, attorney, swimming instructor, et cetera, you often don’t know that you’ve found a dud until it’s too late. “Too late” is usually after you’ve parted ways with your hard-earned money, often with no other recourse but to pay someone else to fix the original issue and all of the new issues caused by the inferior work that you already paid for. That can be even more daunting when you look around and realize that there are far more mechanics, contractors, attorneys, and swim instructors in your area than there are gunsmiths.
There are a lot of reasons that you might looking for a gunsmith. Maybe what you want done is beyond your skill set. Maybe you thought you could do it yourself, and have since learned otherwise. Maybe your buddy or some dude you found on the internet claimed to be a gunsmith, and you’re starting to suspect their credentials are not exactly as advertised. Maybe you’ve heard about some other dude who does work out of his garage between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. every other Thursday and Saturday, except on full moons or in months that end in “y”. One of your buddies took something to him a while back, and now that you reminded him your buddy hasn’t even finished telling you about the guy, because he just realized a “while back” was 9 months ago and now he’s on the phone leaving a voicemail that may or may not result in a returned call. “Some dude” takes time, especially if they’re not a full gunsmithing shop with the faster turnaround provided by having all of the shop equipment on hand. They probably have a backlog, plus a different “day job”, and may have long wait times because they’re waiting on parts.
Perhaps you’ve searched the internet and found some gunsmiths in your area. Now you’re calling around and find out one won’t work on revolvers, but they’ll do MSR’s. This one will do MSR’s, but only if they’re AR’s. This one won’t touch MSR’s, does revolvers, but not black powder. It seems like everyone’s specialized into a niche, but finding that one-stop-shop that you can trust is a rare thing indeed. We aim to meet everyone’s needs, no matter what kind of specialty you’re looking for. Maybe you’ve been looking for a part to an old gun and heard over and over again “they don’t make that anymore”. No worries, we can make those parts that just can’t be found and have Ol’ Blue up and running again before you know it.
If you’ve started feeling like you’ve had to launch a full-scale investigation to find the right shop to work on your gun, you’re not alone. Many of us have had these experiences: asking friends, family, acquaintances, and total strangers at gun shops, ranges, clubs, competitions, hunting camps, and anywhere else that firearm enthusiasts hang out. Now you can turn in your badge, detective, because you’ve found us. We understand the intricacies of customizing firearms for women means far more than just a pink paint job. We understand the differences between a long-range match rifle and a long-range hunting rifle. We know exactly why you need that ultralight mountain rifle for your next backcountry big game adventure. We know you like your current carry gun, but you’d really love it if it was cut down and dehorned. If you’re looking to go from tactical to “tacticool”, we get it. Even if you want to do something sort of silly, we’re open to that conversation, too.
Let’s talk about turnaround times on gunsmithing. Some people seem to prefer a longer turnaround, feeling that this indicates the ‘smith really took their time on the job. Others feel that a big backlog equates to a good reference, since a lot of people are willing to wait for their work. Of course, we recognize that some jobs do take longer than others, depending on the size of the project and whether certain parts will need to be ordered or made from scratch. We try to have most jobs done in about a month, including shipping timeframes. To us, the only real reflection of the work performed will speak for itself in the final product, not how long it may or may not have taken.
If you don’t see something in our price list, contact us at (800) 761-1252 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and chances are we can do it. In fact, if we can’t do it, then maybe it just can’t be done. If it’s beyond repair and needs to go back to the factory, we can help you with that, too.
Whether you’re looking to customize a new gun, tune up and optimize a gun you already have, or see if you can get that antique back up to operational condition, we’re here to help.
JUST A SHORT LIST OF SOME OF THE GUNSMITHING SERVICES WE OFFER:
CLEAN & OIL
Either a field strip & clean including the bore, or a detailed cleaning of all individual parts including ultrasonic cleaning. May be covered by FSP (Firearm Service Plan)*, if applicable.
Refinishing, polishing, bluing & re-bluing, Belgian bluing, slow rust bluing/browning, niter-bluing small parts, case hardening, full restoration, plating, Parkerizing, engine turning or jeweling, checkering, & more.
CERAKOTE CERAMIC COATING
We are Cerakote Certified Applicators. Includes disassembly & reassembly. Handguns & long guns, all action types. One, two, three colors, camouflage, Micro Slick, etc. Accessories like scopes, bases, rings, magazines, & more.
All sight & scope work available. Bore sighting or range sight-in. Drill & tap, installing sights (including night sights & fiber optics), scope mounting, cut & lap rings, cut dovetails, drill & install shotgun beads, pattern shotguns, & more.
BARREL & ACTION
Headspace, install barrel liners, cut & crown barrel, fit & chamber barrel to action, new bolt handles, trigger jobs, install muzzle brakes or flash suppressors, thread barrels, contour or re-contour barrels, & more.
Refinishing, re-cut checkering, glass bed action, install recoil pads & adjustable butt plates, install studs & swivels, repair stocks, recoil reducers, comb hardware, reshaping stocks, & more.
Revolver action tuning, barrel porting, re-barreling, trigger jobs, chamfer cylinders & barrels, semi-auto action jobs, tighten slides, open & modify ejection ports, bevel mag wells, fit custom or new safeties, & more.
Maintenance rebuilds, aftermarket triggers, tune triggers, thread barrels, install flash hiders or brakes, tune gas port, install & tune gas blocks, pin & welds, install new barrels with extensions, & more.
Lengthen forcing cones, lengthen chambers, polish chambers & bores, straighten or adjust barrels for point of impact, open or modify choke, install screw-in chokes, port barrels, re-fit hinge pins & lugs, & more.
*Firearm Service Plan (FSP) not available in all states