Other services offered by the stores include in-store, internet and consignment sales that are either trade ups or direct purchases, interstate transfers, short- and long-term storage of firearms, and estate and insurance appraisals. The sales and appraisals part requires the client to call in advance and book an appointment so that the staff can have a good look on his used firearms before taking them up for resale. As for gunsmithing, this involves repairing, modifying, installing optics, functionality testing, electronic sighting and refinishing. In consignment sales, most stores allow clients to come with their products for advertisement and display at a small fee upon reselling. On the other hand, the client might also consider a reasonable price for an outright purchase from the store. In addition, the stores are also offering law enforcement packages particularly for selected duty or off-duty purposes. These packages are inclusive of the gun, night sights and holsters if desired.
These stores have a good reputation on cost in that they also do heavy volumes of firearm sales. This might need proper record keeping as a means of keeping their ledgers and databases up-to-date for new or used guns as well as repairs or transfers. This is also in line with local by-laws, which dictate they should have proper records for Federal, County and State purposes. They are also required to have an appropriate payroll for their staff including how they pay their bills just to ensure things are transparent for the relevant authorities.
The stores also provide timely and accurate information regarding their products or on-going production on guns, ammunition as well as accessories, which makes it simpler for clients to make decisions on what to buy as per what is being offered in the market. Some stores also hold campaigns to encourage customers to join shooting sports, especially women or younger shooters. In addition, they maintain constant communication with shooting industry marketing representatives who keep them abreast on the latest trends or technology. This means they get to have first-hand information before they pass it on to clients and the public.