There are plenty of places to buy used guns in NH, but you need to go about it safely and smartly. Now, there are pros and cons to purchasing used guns. First off, pricing comes to mind. There are many good used firearms out there that are only a fraction of what they were new. Quite often you can find a firearm that has only a couple hundred rounds through it at a $200 savings or more. The downfall is, you don’t know exactly how much wear it has or how well maintained the firearm actually was. The obvious, you’re not holding a brand-new gun.
Used guns in NH are plentiful, but you have to go through the right sources so as not to get burned. First off, the best way to go about purchasing a used gun is to buy from someone you trust. This way, you will know the exact history of the firearm and will probably save yourself a lot of headaches. Next, buy from a reputable dealer. We have been building a great reputation at SL Gun Shop since 1998, and have a great selection of new and used guns in NH. The number one thing you should not do is purchase firearms through the mail or Internet.
What should I look for?
There are a multitude of points that should be addressed when purchasing a used firearm. Use this guideline, and you should always have satisfactory results.
· Take note of the general condition of the firearm. It should not have rust spots, pitting, or a lot of finish wear. The grips shouldn’t be all scratched, nor should the screws or the decocking mechanism. I’m not saying that the gun should show any wear, but it shouldn’t show abuse.
· Take a look down the barrel, and the slide and inspect for any bulging or unusual wear. Never purchase a firearm that looks as though the barrel has any bulging.
· Ask permission to dry fire a firearm. Although this won’t hurt most centerfire weapons, it is always proper etiquette to ask. Check the trigger pull for consistency. Also, cock the firearm and push against the handle with your thumb. It should stay firm and not release.
· Check the condition of the grips. They should be in decent condition, and not all scratched up, cracked or chipped.
· Raise the firearm to arms length as if you were about to shoot it. Take note of how it feels in your hand. Weight distribution, comfort, and grip size are all things to take into consideration.
· When inspecting a semiautomatic, always make sure that the safety engages and works properly, as well as any magazine safety if the firearm is so equipped. Also make sure that the magazine release work properly.
· Make sure all magazines are in good condition and that they are factory originals. Inspect the feed lips for damage, and look at the bottom of the magazine for evidence of drops. The last thing you need is for a magazine to fail.
While this isn’t a complete list of things to look for when purchasing used guns in NH, it sure will get you started in the right direction. When purchasing used guns from a reputable dealer, all of these points should have already been inspected. You are more than welcome to stop in at SL Gun Shop here in Mason, New Hampshire to check out our large selection of new and used firearms. We can be reached at 603-878-2854.
Ammunition in NH is still pretty scarce, but here at SL gun shop, in Mason, New Hampshire, we do have a fair amount of ammunition in stock. We may not have everything, so give us a call before you come out just to be sure what you need is in stock. Just as other gun shops in New Hampshire, our shelves have been bare more often than not this year. It has been a definite challenge keeping ammunition in stock in NH.
Manufacturers are doing everything they can to meet the high demand for bullets, which have been “all fueled by rumors and conjecture” and have put pressure on gun stores across the country.
“The current political climate has caused extremely high demand on all shooting industry products, including ammunition producers. Empty retail shelves, long backorders, and exaggerated price increases on online auction sites have amplified concerns about the availability of ammunition in NH and firearms-related items.
When will the supply of ammunition in NH return?
Ammunition manufacturers are struggling to keep up with the run on ammunition that began in the wake of President Barack Obama’s re-election and the the push by the anti gun lobbyists to ban ‘high capacity’ magazines and semi automatic tactical rifles.
Every time there’s a comment about some sort of gun control, that triggers a negative response among firearms owners, because they see it as a limiting factor. The law of supply and demand kicks in, and responsible gun owners’ stockpile. The demand breeds demand in a lot of ways, with the media pouring fuel on the fire, and the politicians struggling to gain recognition from the anti gun crowd, gun owners buy ammo at an incredible rate. Remington is in a large backorder position at this time, running their loaders at capacity, trying to meet demand for most calibers they produce. Still, at this time, they are looking for avenues to further increase production.
The ammunition shortage has gun store owners shocked at the persistent lack of bullets in their stores. Here at SL Gun Shop, we are using every option to put ammo on our shelves, and we hate to limit the amount of ammo one can purchase at one time, but we have to be fair to all our customers.
We absolutely are in uncharted territory, and this demand is setting precedence. We have never seen anything like this. We have had some spot shortages and busy gun times in the past, but this is a level (of demand) never before seen. At SL gun shop, we are doing our very best at supplying ammunition to NH. Our prices have remained reasonable throughout this, and will continue to provide you the same quality service and pricing as always. Give us a call at 603-878-2854. You can also find us on the web at www.SLgunshop.com.
With ‘hunting season’ upon us, it is time to head out on these real crisp mornings with a thermos full of coffee and a shotgun, hoping to bag that perfect pheasant or turkey. To hold that prized bird, wings spread wide… But, let us remember safety. When was the last time you fired your trusted shotgun? LAST hunting season! Many of us don’t shoot our shotguns nearly enough, and if you are like me, you hunt with a firearm handed down from your father or even grandfather.
These firearms need special attention, so bringing them in to a licensed gunsmith in NH, such as SL Gun Shop, in Mason, NH. is a great idea! Parts wear and corrode over time, especially without careful care and maintenance. The last thing we need while out in the deep woods, on a cold morning, is a malfunction, causing injury. Not as nearly important, but very frustrating, is putting that bird in your sights, and a mechanical malfunction causing your firearm to not fire at all, resulting in a lost trophy! The team at SL Gun Shop can keep your firearms, including long guns and hand guns, in top working order, ready when you need them. Having been in business for over 28 years, we have the knowledge and skill to maintain your most prized possessions, your firearms! We are a premier gunsmith in NH, with three gunsmiths and with a machinist on staff, we make sure every piece fits perfectly, when it comes to your guns. There are a few major points to remember when cleaning your shotgun…
1. Wipe it down with paper towels or a cloth, getting all carbon buildup, unburnt powder, and old oil off, paying special detail to the ejector port and chamber.
2. Get a good quality solvent, and be generous with it. Spray all areas that move, and have powder residue.
3. Using a soft bristle brush (I use old toothbrushes) scrub the entire gun, loosening all dirt.
4. Wipe it down with a clean rag, paying attention to any areas that leave dirt on the rag.
5. Swab the barrel with solvent soaked pads… Next, scrub it with the appropriate ga./cal. Brush., and then send clean swabs thru until they come out of the bore CLEAN.
Next, lubricate and gently wipe excess oil off all moving parts.
This procedure should keep your firearm clean. We have all the cleaning supplies and accessories you could need at SL Gun Shop. When it comes to gunsmiths in NH, If you have any questions, feel free to stop in or call us. We are here to help, and have a staff full of firearms knowledge. We can be reached here.
If you have ever wanted to have some great fun with a firearm, then you need to check out an AK or AR platform firearm with a “Slide Fire” stock! They are absolutely the most fun you can have in the shooting industry! I was recently at the “Monadnock Rod and Gun Club” in Peterborough, New Hampshire with the boys from SL Gun Shop, of Mason, New Hampshire. It was a really enjoyable experience.
The guys from SL gave a quick instructional on the new “Slide Fire” stock, which, when attached to an AK-47 or an AR-15, allows the firearm to fire continuously unloading 100 rounds in 7 seconds. With the Slide Fire stock, the firearm fires as if it was fully automatic.
At this point in time, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (BATFE) has approved this product, as it is not an adjustable stock, or a trigger-manipulating device. Therefore, these are totally legal and come with a letter from the BATFE stating such.
Before this accessory is regulated or restricted by the ATF, contact SL Gun Shop to purchase one. The Slide Fire stock is currently available for AR and AK platform firearms, with more to come. However, if the ATF steps in and restricts this accessory, all that have been produced up to this point will probably be grandfathered in.
Just as NFA firearms have skyrocketed in value, so will the Slide Fire stocks. Installed on your firearm, the stocks are about $400 and worth every penny. With the pricetag on NFA firearms, SBR’s, SBS’s, etc, it is very cost effective to own an AR or AK platform weapon, and be able to have some great fun with it! If you have a little extra cash in hand you may want to consider that yourself. Check out the video section of our website and you can see videos from firing with the Slide Fire stock. It’s a blast! With three gunsmiths on staff, we can gladly fit your AR or AK up with a Slide Fire stock… Give us a call at 603-878-2854.
Yes we can! SL Gun Shop, located in Mason, New Hampshire, can easily transfer your firearms purchases to a MA gun shop. The staff at SL Gun Shop is very well-versed in Massachusetts firearms laws, so if you have a question about compliancy on a firearm that you are thinking about purchasing, we can answer all of your questions here. Our seasoned team of veteran gun enthusiasts on staff addresses this situation on a daily basis, as SL Gun Shop is one of the busiest firearms sellers in NH.
SL Gun Shop has been in business since 1998, selling thousands of firearms to gun enthusiasts across New England and the US. We have built a great reputation with many manufacturers and other gun shop owners, so if there is something you are looking for in particular, give us a call and we can see if we can find it for you. We have a pretty darn good success rate, and very competitive pricing. If you own firearms that you need serviced, or maintained, give us a call at 603-878-2854, or bring them in, and one of our three gunsmiths on staff will take care of your firearm. Also, if the finish on your firearm is becoming worn due to age or holster wear, we can provide you with a very durable, high quality replacement finish known as “Duracoat”. This resin-based finish is available in over 200 standard colors, and can be mixed to make any color in the spectrum, again, applied by one of our Duracoat certified gunsmiths. So, whether you want to finish your Remington 1100 in a woodland pattern, your AR-15 in blued steel or camo gray, or your wife wants her Glock 26 a ‘pretty pink’, we can accommodate you! So if you live in MA, a gun shop that will take good care of you is just over the Dunstable line in Mason New Hampshire. Give us a call or stop in at SL Gun Shop. You’ll be amazed at the selection of firearms, accessories and supplies. We are located at 443 Fitchburg Rd., or find us on the web at www.SLGunShop.com.