3171 Mercer University Drive Macon, GA 31204
In Macon, gun store prices are usually higher than what you will pay at Howard’s Pawn and Jewelry. Not having this information, rather than shop at Howard’s to get the best deal, the first-time gun often buyers pay full price. But, paying retail prices is not only for first-timers. In fact, the number of weapons you have has nothing to do with how much you will pay for the next firearm you buy. Or does it?
The answer is yes, and no. Allow me to explain. Among gun-buyers, as with any group, some pay less, and some pay more. Bargain hunters are looking for deals, retail shoppers are paying full price, and others like good deals, but do not look for them. So, does the way people shop have anything to do with the number of guns they end up owning?
Honestly, I have no idea. But, what I do know is that gun owners share tips and recommendations. From their favorite outdoor shooting range to gun safety to their top picks for home defense, the tips and tricks flow freely in this community. As a result, you hear more tips, the longer you spend there. Some of the best tips shared are gun-buying tips. Here we are sharing the best advice on buying guns. In Macon, gun buying is an everyday topic of conversation, so there is no shortage of great tips to share.
Sometimes buying a used gun makes sense. In case you did not know, in Macon, guns are for sale, both new and used. With most firearms, the condition determines value. If you are searching for a gun value grading system, you will find plenty. Guns Digest and the National Rifle Association have developed condition guidelines. Although each method has its nuances, our second tip for gun-buyers is to understand these terms.
Factory New, As New, Perfect, and New In Box (NIB) all refer to new, never-fired firearms with no wear and no modifications in the original box with the original manufacturer papers. Just slight of that is Excellent. Gun condition then slips from Fine to Very Good to Good and then falls Fair to Poor. From Excellent to Poor, the original finish is increasingly worn; metal corrodes, rusts, then pits; wood more marred scratched and bruised. Expect to find more replaced parts, apparent repairs, and refinishing approaching poor. Also, the grades range from 100% functional and safe to operate to inoperable and unsafe to shoot. The latter being suitable for spare parts or wall art.
There are some legendary polymer handguns from well-known manufacturers that were incredibly popular originally. With millions of models sold, plenty are available used. We are talking about guns like the Springfield Armory XD Mod. 2 and Smith & Wesson Bodyguard 380.
When you are in the market for one of the models we mentioned or something similar, like a Walther PPQ M2, consider buying a used one and head to a pawn shop. That is if you want to get the best deal. Of course, in Macon, gun shoppers will get the best deal at Howard’s Pawn and Jewelry.
Do not be mistaken, pawnshops will have popular handguns, but that is not all. People pawn every type of gun you can imagine and others you cannot. Antique shotguns, estate sale rifles, service weapons, and more you have to see to believe. You can find hidden treasures when you gun shop at a pawnshop.
Attention Macon gun-buyers shop at Howard’s Pawn and Jewelry for great deals on handguns, rifles, shotguns, ammo, magazines, optics, knives, gear, and more. You will love the wide selection and knowledgable staff. Check out our online store or come by 3171 Mercer University Drive in downtown Macon.