Buy-Sell-Trade or Consignment. We buy and trade guns every day, and we can usually make you an offer depending on the gun's condition, current market demand, our current inventory, and other factors. With regard to buying or trading, we will always need to see the item in person in order to offer the best deal. Establishing values cannot be done over the phone or via in-store conversation without the gun being present. We also offer a consignment program for selling your firearms. This program is often the best way to get the most out of your guns without dealing with the risks of selling them yourself and being assured that whoever buys your consignment firearms are legally able to do so. We charge a 20% consignment fee. Please recognize that once a gun has been consigned to us, a background check must be run by the TBI before you will be able to take it out of consignment. Therefore, your ability to take your consignment firearm with you is contingent on approval by the TBI and payment of the state's $10 fee.
Gunsmithing. Full-service gunsmithing is available on site every day, including night-sights installation, accurizing, bluing in high polish or matte finish, stock work, cleaning and rust removal, all types of repairs, trigger jobs, and restoration, as well as scope mounting and boresighting. For more information and pricing, please click on our 'Gunsmithing' link to the left.
Tennessee Handgun Carry Permits. Franklin Gun Training Academy offers classroom and range instruction to satisfy the state's requirements to apply for your Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit. The classes are $110.00 per student. All instructors are state- and NRA-certified. For more information, including topics covered in class, pricing, class dates/availability, and other classes offered, please click on the 'Handgun Classes' link to the left.
Transfers. We do accept the transfer of firearms you have purchased elsewhere, although we encourage you to check with us first to see if we can get the gun for you at the same or near the same price since there are transfer fee and shipping and handling charges. The transfer fee for most pre-owned guns is $50. For new guns, we generally charge $75-$100, depending on the value of the new item being transferred.
Insurance Appraisals. Your homeowner's or tenant-owner's insurance policies have theft limitations on coverage for your firearms. For full coverage protection, you will need to schedule your firearms via an endorsement to your policy. We offer written appraisals for this as well as assisting in replacement values of your firearms should you suffer a loss.
Records Search. If you have a firearm that you purchased from us that is stolen from you and you did not retain or lost your receipt with pertinent information on it, such as serial number, etc., we will try our best to locate this information for you in reporting to police to recover your firearm. Please be aware, however, that this effort can be time-consuming and we charge a minimum of $50 to research information requests.