Armslist is a website that allows people in our country to sell guns on a 3rd party platform over the internet in a safe, secure, and legal way. Whether you’re a dealer, manufacturer, or individual gun owner, Armslist provides you an alternative to Gunbroker.com.
Armslist offers gear, guns, accessories, blogs, and reviews on hundreds of products that you’d be interested in owning. The point of this website is to give buyers and sellers of guns and gear a platform to conduct business easily and legally.
We will go into detail on what separates Armslist from its competitors and let you decide for yourself if it’s a company you’d want to support.
Armslist Legal Defense Fund
Armslist is considered to be a very controversial company because of the way it does business and the fact that its business is guns. Anytime someone can put a gun online to sell without being an official dealer or manufacturer, the government steps in to monitor the legalities. As America struggles with the mass shooting epidemic in our country, many people want to find out who or what’s to blame for it. As a result, honest, hardworking, and law-abiding businesses, such as Armslist and Gun Broker, are being targeted every time someone does something unforgivable with a gun.
The government and citizens from both sides of the political spectrum try and prey on these companies because they see them as easy targets or scapegoats. The Armslist defense fund was created to combat any lawsuit that seeks to shut down Armslist from being the platform for law-abiding citizens to sell their guns legally. With the help of thousands of Americans, Armslist can fight back and provide the excellent services that they’ve come to be known for. Regardless of where you stand on the 2nd Amendment, Armslist will continue to fight against unfair lawsuits as long as they can afford it. If you’re interested in donating to their defense fund, you’ll receive updates on where your money is going and what case your money helps fight against.
The biggest win for Armslist is Daniel Vs. Armslist, in which Armslist was blamed for a murderer’s actions against an unfortunate family in Wisconsin. The court found that Armslist could not be held accountable for someone’s illegal actions, despite that person buying a gun on the site. They cited the Communications Decency Act, which prevents online companies from being held accountable for the actions of a criminal. The reason this law is so important is it prevents misinformed and grieving families from suing someone that is completely unrelated to the actions of a criminal. Without the defense fund, Armslist would not be able to fight against these court cases brought up to destroy their business and any business like them.
Firearms safety is the most important thing to know about guns, and Armslist goes to great lengths to make sure you know what you’re doing with a gun in your hand. We can’t stress enough about the importance of firearm safety and Armslist provides a great video that outlines the most important factors to consider with gun safety. Once you have the basic mechanics and range safety, its time to practice and we have some great drills for the range for you to try.
While you’re learning how to handle your gun properly, don’t forget to get some kind of safe or a safe and secure place in your house to keep the gun. If you need help with finding a gun safe, read this article and you’ll get all the info you need to make the best decision for you. Once you have a safe and learn how to properly conduct yourself with your gun, its time for you to think about if you want a concealed carry license. If you’re interested in a concealed carry license, but don’t know where to start, try a concealed carry class.
How do I Sell Guns on Armslist?
There are two different ways to sell guns on Armslist and we’ll discuss both of them below, but we want to make sure you understand the things you need first. The first thing to know about selling a gun on Armslist is that you don’t need an account to sell a gun. However, if you’re a gun nut and have a lot of guns to sell or buy, then creating an account will be a great option for you.
Armslist Premium Vendor
The Armslist Premium Account is specifically designed for vendors who sell up to 500 guns at a time and get the most profit out of it. This is perfect for gun manufacturers who want another platform to sell their guns and not have to worry about the legality of the sales. Armslist takes care of the legality issues as long as they have a copy of your FFL and other relevant information, such as (company name, driver’s license, etc…).
The biggest thing that separates Armslist from their competitors, such as Gun Broker, is Armslist doesn’t charge you fees per sale of the gun. You will end up paying $25 per month and you get all profit for each sale at the monthly rate. No other company that we know of offers you this kind of deal. The Premium Vendor account gives customers access to their own personalized webpage that organizes their entire portfolio. As someone who works on creating content for websites, I can’t overexaggerate how important it is for someone else to manage that web page for you. The Premium account will save you dozens of hours, so you can focus your time on your business instead of working on websites. With over 200,000 visitors to Armslist every day, The Premium Vendor account will give you the exposure that would cost thousands if you paid a contractor to sell your guns and gear.
|Armslist Premium Vendor|
|Cost of Membership||$25/month|
|Do You Need an FFL?||Yes|
Armslist Personal Account
The Armslist Personal account is designed for individual gun enthusiasts that sell a few guns per year and need help with organic traffic to their products. This account is free of charge and does not require you to have an FFL or a business license. Any commercial dealer trying to avoid the fees by creating a personal account will have their account turned down and they will not be able to operate under any false pretenses. The Personal account is great for any American that just wants to sell a gun or gear and not worry about the legality of the sale. You do not get your own personal webpage, but Armslist does place all of your listings in one location for easy access for you to look and observe what’s selling and what you still have. Normally, there’s a lot of added typing with all the paperwork it takes to sell a gun in our country, but Armslist provides auto-fill on their applications to decrease your paperwork time significantly.
|Armslist Personal Account|
|Cost of Membership||None|
|Do You Need an FFL?||No|
Armslist Vs. Gun Broker
Armslist and Gun Broker are two similar websites that sell guns, gear, gun parts, etc…, but are still very different companies. For starters, Armslist simply allows a platform for any American or business to sell their guns and gear without any extra fees. Any person selling or buying a gun on Armslist is responsible for the purchase, Armslist does not get involved in individual transactions. Once a price is set by the seller of the gun, the price is set and it’s up to the seller if they would be willing to come down on a price or not.
Whereas, Gun Broker is an auction site for guns that goes to the highest bidder, which can significantly increase your profits. The best thing about Armslist is they don’t have any hidden fees or extra taxes when someone sells and buys a gun, the profit goes to the seller. Gun Broker does not have a monthly rate or recurring bill but does charge for each sale. The fees associated with Gun Broker can be very tricky though and it’s important to understand them before you create an account and sell your guns on their site.
|Armslist Premium Vendor||Gun Broker|
|What are the fees?||$25 per/month||Final Price of the item sold: (0-$250) Gun Broker gets 6%|
Final Price of the Item Sold: (Over $250) Gun Broker gets 6% of the first $250 and 3.5% of the remaining value.
|Who needs FFL?||Anyone selling an Automatic gun, Commercial sellers||Anyone selling an Automatic gun, Commercial Sellers|
|Application Fees||None||$1.00 Activation Fee|
$2.00 Verification Fee
|Commercial Use||Yes||Anyone can sell here|
Armslist is a mediator who allows individuals or companies to sell their guns on their website without having to market their products by themselves. Armslist offers two different account types, which are the Premium Vendor account and the Personal account. Each account is dictated to the needs of the seller, which provides options that many online companies don’t offer. The Legal Defense Fund from Armslist protects the 2nd Amendment rights of all Americans who want to conduct business online.
Armslist also provides up-to-date news articles related to guns, gun laws, and opinionated articles to educate the public on issues affecting the 2nd Amendment. We strongly encourage anyone interested in selling or buying guns to give Armslist a chance. If you’re not interested in buying or selling products, you could always go support their Legal Defense Fund to ensure the 2nd Amendment rights of Americans are not taken away.