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There aren’t a lot of gunners who haven’t spent hours browsing Brownells’ site (and maybe their catalogs in the olden days) for parts and gear to fix and customize the firearms they already own. Now, though, they’ll be able to buy not only accessories and tools, but also the guns themselves. Brownells just announced that they’re jumping into the firearms sales business with both feet. As with most things when it comes to guns, more is better and competition is good. Here’s their press release:

GRINNELL, Iowa – For 77 years and counting, customers have depended on Brownells to provide all the tools, parts and accessories needed to customize, clean and repair nearly any type of rifle, shotgun or handgun.

Now, customers can turn to Brownells to buy rifles, shotguns and handguns from almost any brand imaginable.

The company’s entry into selling firearms online makes Brownells a true, one-stop-shop for gun owners and enthusiasts by offering the gun and nearly any part, accessory or tool possible to make that new firearm uniquely their own.

Brownells’ new firearms category, easily found by clicking on the Firearms tab at the top of, features more than 3,500 production firearms from over 30 popular gun manufacturers, including:

  •   Smith&Wesson®
  •   Glock®
  •   Ruger®
  •   Winchester®
  •   Remington
  •   Sig Sauer®
  •   Daniel Defense®
  •   Many more…“We’ve been a gun company from the beginning,” said Pete Brownell, CEO of Brownells. “For 77 years, we’ve serviced all corners of the firearms market – new shooters to gunsmiths. This is just one example of many upcoming programs we’ll be launching to serve every portion of the gun industry.”

Customers will be able to order guns online using the simple, step-by-step instructions at the Brownells FFL page. The quickest, easiest method for completing an online gun purchase will be to choose a Brownells Featured Dealer from the online list of FFL dealers who have already agreed to perform transfers on guns bought from Brownells.

FFL dealers interested in becoming a Brownells Featured Dealer can learn more at Featured Dealer Portal.

Brownells entire selection of guns can be seen at

About Brownells

Serious About Firearms Since 1939TM, Brownells is the world’s leading source for guns, gun parts and accessories, ammunition, gunsmithing tools and survival gear. With a large selection of both common and hard-to-find items, and an extensive collection of videos, articles, and gun schematics, Brownells is the expert for everything shooting-related. Committed to maintaining our great traditions, Brownells has more, does more and knows more – and guarantees it all, Forever. For more information or to place an order, call 800-741-0015 or visit Stay up-to-date with Brownells on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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  1. Gee, now you get to pay msrp AND an exorbitant shipping fee to go along with the joy of trying to talk your FFL into sending his license info into Brownells for the millionth time because they refuse to keep FFL records on file?

    • Brownells keeps my FFL on file, and makes it easy to send them updates.

      Brownells is one of my most preferred vendors. They’re easy to deal with, if I don’t like something I can return it, no questions asked. Their “Edge” program cuts my shipping costs.

      When I have a gunsmithing issue, often one of “where can I find X?” I give ’em a call and ask. Sometimes, they refer me to someone else they know.

      They’re good people.

  2. Brownell’s has been selling guns for a while now. They had Gen 3 Glock 19 for $499 with a $75 dollar Brownell gift card. I have never seen a better offer on a new Glock.

  3. There is now an option for to use Brownells Featured Dealers so keeping an FFL on file will be less of a headache than it has ever been. There is also free shipping happening too if you use the code LY4 at checkout!

  4. Profit margins aren’t exactly fat in new gun sales, Does Brownells have a bunch of staff on hand with too little to do?

  5. My local FFL is part of a dealer network, so you can browse their distributor inventory online. The prices are REALLY competitive (always lower than Cabela’s, Sportsman’s, and soon probably Brownells), and it ships to your nearest dealer with no hassle.

    This is definitely the future of buying firearms.

    • It’s the future of buying NEW firearms – the margins on which are getting compressed down to tin-foil levels of thin.

  6. I live about an hour from their Grinnell distribution center. Their gun showroom is very nice. I walked in there a couple months ago and bought a Ruger 10/22, but not before pawing their offerings from IWI, (Tavor, Desert Eagle) FN (PS90, FN Five-Seven) and Sig Sauer. They’ve got a really nice selection, and their handgun kiosks are all separated by make, e.g. all Smith & Wesson at one Kiosk, all Beretta at another. They didn’t have much CZ stuff, though.


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