Do you take trades?
Yes, we do take department trades and individual trades. Please present all items and accessories (magazines, boxes, etc.) when you bring in the firearm or item to properly evaulate the trade. We are not able to trade by email or telephone, and we will not attempt to evaluate what we cannot handle and see in person. We do not estimate values or attempt to appraise secondhand guns. The owner of the trade item MUST do all individual trades in person. There is no fixed value on secondhand guns, nor is there a "book" from which values can be derived. A qualified salesperson will do their best to arrive at a fair trade value that is agreeable to both parties.
Do you have layaway?
Yes, we have a 90-day, in-store layaway program with 20% ($100 min.) down. This is non-refundable. We also offer financing through Friendly Financing.
What type of identification is acceptable to buy a firearm?
You are required to bring a government issued ID with a photograph, date of birth, and residential home address. In the event the buyer does not have all three things listed on one ID you may use a combination of acceptable documents to satisfy the requirements. Examples of acceptable documents are: Louisiana drivers license, voters registration card, fishing/hunting license, concealed weapons permit with address, property tax statement, vehicle registration, government operated utility bill (i.e. water bill), agency ID, etc. Expired documents, PO boxes, non governmental utility bills (i.e. cable TV or power company) are not accepted by the Federal Government.
Can I order a firearm from The Trading Post and have it shipped to my home?
No. Even if you are a police officer or a state concealed weapons permit holder, it is against federal law to ship a firearm to a buyer's home. Firearms can only be shipped to a licensed firearms dealer or to an individual officer at the agency with appropriate paperwork.
Can I prepay for a firearm?
It depends on the gun being requested. Most guns can be paid for in full, reserved for you, and then you will be notified when they come in. The gun business has always been one of consistent shortages. Most guns that are hard to find are only temporarily in short supply. In the case of short supply and heavily backorder items we do not take prepayments on firearms, as to not upset our customers with long wait times and long holds on payments. Since deliveries and demand changes with time, please check with us regulary if there is a specific firearm you have in mind.
Can I custom order a firearm?
Yes, if the firearm is available through one of our distributors we are more than happy to custom order it for you for cost + 10% plus shipping. This excludes all items that we regularly stock. We also encourage our customers to search though our online selection, shipped directly to our store.