OUR STORY

Many people ask where the name Nina Guns came from; years of an entrepreneur selling firearms and ammunition at gun shows for cheap prices developed a repeat customer base. During one of these shows, a West Texas customer drawled.“You sell your stuff Nina!” As the years passed, this customer’s comment remained on the mind of the entrepreneur who had a vision of expanding the business through direct mail to reach more customers. My husband's vision turned into reality in 1993 as the direct mail company was formed and needed a name; the entrepreneur recalled the comment by the West Texas customer and thought this would be a great name for the company.

Carlasguns.com started in 2011 with a goal of creating a website where gun enthusiasts could come for news, product reviews, and the latest information on the issues that impact gun owners. Carlasguns.com rapidly grew into the most trusted source of information about guns online. Over the years, we have published thousands of articles and reviews, keeping gun owners in the know about the issues they care about. Now, in addition to being your most trusted source for news, we have evolved into an online marketplace that celebrates gun ownership. 

The Carlasguns.com team has talked to thousands of gun enthusiasts, store owners, manufacturers, and organizations. It became apparent that the process of buying a gun online was too cumbersome, slow, and confusing. We set about to change that. And so, we began the process of building a better way to buy guns online - one that brought ease and savings to customers, while protecting and growing local gun store owner revenue.   

Our mission is to Keep It Local, Make It Easy, Serve Our Customers, and Take Pride in Ownership.

KEEP IT LOCAL

Whenever possible, we want you to be able to get your gun from your local gun store owner. In addition to being a tremendous resource for local gun owners, gun stores provide jobs and support your local economy. 

We're not a big box retailer that takes money away from your community - if someone local has your gun in stock, we want to sell that one. Not the same gun from a warehouse located 10 states away.

MAKE IT EASY

Buying a gun online shouldn't be confusing. Finding the correct firearm should be an enjoyable experience. And getting your order fast, with full confidence and understanding of the background process is what Carlasguns.com will deliver to you.

We'll do the hard work for you - making sure the FFL you want to pick it up from is properly licensed (other sites will make you find out and send in proof), giving you a marketplace that is simple to use so you can quickly find exactly what you want, and letting you know the status of your order throughout the process, even after you've picked up your gun. Just order your gun, and we’ll do the rest – letting you know exactly when and where your gun is along the way.

SERVE OUR CUSTOMERS

When you do business with Carlasguns.com, you're getting a standard of service unmatched in the industry. We stand by our sales, giving you a full 7 days to test out your gun to make sure it works.

We provide you free access 7 days a week to our Rangemasters - customer service experts with a wealth of knowledge about guns. Not sure what you want? Have a question about a particular gun? Have an issue with the product you received? Our Rangemasters exist to help you through it all. They might even know some good spots around your town to try out your new gun!

TAKE PRIDE IN OWNERSHIP

And while we want to give you the best gun buying experience online, we also take great pride in owning guns. It is a right that we support and respect. Our staff is made up of gun owners and enthusiasts who have years of experience in all areas of guns. We are hunters, range rats, tactical experts, concealed carriers and more.

Our shared goal is to ensure you have a great gun buying and ownership experience. We will bring you the latest developments in the industry, show you reviews of the latest guns and gear so you can make informed decisions, and show you products in action. Whether it's out on a big bear hunt or after work at a local range, we want to show you why we believe gun ownership is a right to be proud of.

We've worked hard to bring you an online community that takes pride in gun ownership. And we'll continue to work hard to make it better for you. As always, if you have thoughts on how to make us better, please share them with us. Thank you for doing business with Carlasguns.com – we know your time and money are valuable, and we appreciate you spending them with us. If there’s anything we can do better, please let us know at service@Carlasguns.com

WE'RE EASY

Carlasguns.com is the best place to buy firearms online, period. We’ve worked hard to simplify what can be a complicated process. With an experience that's simple to navigate, Carlasguns.com lets you quickly find the gun you’re looking for and purchase it with ease. 

We bring you a great selection of products at a great price, and we don’t make you chase down paperwork. Spend less time dealing with the headaches of gun buying and more time out shooting.

WE'RE LOCAL

Carlasguns.com supports local business and we put gun store owners first. We work closely with a network of FFL's around the country to ensure a safe and secure transaction that prioritizes their own local inventory, supporting our nation’s gun stores and your local community.

WE'RE SUPPORTIVE

Our Customer Service team is bringing something back to buying guns that has been missing for too long – real service. Buying from us means something more than just getting a gun. It means getting a promise that we’ll be here to help solve your problems. 

And those problems will be solved by real Americans – lifelong gun enthusiasts and experts who understand the buying process, the guns we sell, and the importance and responsibility of being a gun owner. 

We want you to be completely satisfied with your purchase and will do our best to make sure that happens. Questions, comments, concerns... we are here for you.

OUR VALUES

Carlasguns.com is a no-nonsense solution for firearms owners that is intuitive, fast and secure. We are here to inform, empower and equip American gun owners and local gun stores. We value you, your time and your investment in the shooting sports, personal protection, and expressing your rights as an American citizen.

We think it's important that you know what we stand for and why Carlasguns.com is a different kind of online company. We have a long history of supporting gun ownership in America, and believe that what we have built will support these values that we hold in great importance:

Keep Things Local. We exist to support your local firearms community. Carlasguns.com is not here to put the local gun store out of business. In fact, our business is specifically setup to sell their firearms. We don't want to ship you a gun from a warehouse across the country if you can buy the same gun already located in a shop in your community. The local gun stores, ranges, and clubs are what make your shooting community rich, safe, secure and enjoyable. Carlasguns.com is here to embrace you and your local firearms businesses and associations.

Be Clear. At Carlasguns.com we value technology. But technology is only good when it helps makes things easier...not more confusing. Carlasguns.com has invested in technology with the customer in mind. Whether it's a better display of product information, assisting you in the post purchase paperwork, helping you understand the legal process, keeping prices low, or letting you know exactly where your orders is at any time, Carlasguns.com will continue to build our operation around technology to make your life easier as a consumer.

Provide Value. Carlasguns.com is more efficient, which helps us keep our prices fair. But buying a gun is about more than saving money. We pride ourselves on providing great customer service and helping you throughout the entire post purchase process to make sure the receipt of your gun goes quickly and smoothly. Other online sites leave you to figure it out and handle it all on your own. As Carlasguns.com expands we will continue to provide you more and more options of new and used firearms, with prices to fit every budget.

Ensure Peace of Mind. Unlike other online sites, Carlasguns.com won’t leave you hanging if you have an issue and need to return your firearm. Our return policy is designed to make things as easy as possible for our customers. Depending on the type of gun you bought, Carlasguns.com offers either a 7 day or 14 day return policy. And we'll make returns as easy as possible – no need to head back to the store where you picked it up. The details of our return process can be found here.

Don't Forget The People. Ultimately, we believe gun ownership is about the people. Whether it's a day at the range with close friends, protecting your family, or bagging a nice deer for your next cookout, we know our customers are honest, hard working Americans. Carlasguns.com was founded on reporting on the firearms industry and telling the stories of the people who make, sell, and own guns. We’re one of the largest daily online firearms publications, and our employees know what it means to own a gun. Carlasguns.com will always cover product and industry news, Second Amendment issues, gun and gear reviews, politics, and entertainment. We produce a wide range of original articles, videos and editorials that focus on fair journalism, quality content and, above all else, accuracy and authority.

We are striving to create a culture that our customers and employees can be proud of. This is more than a business, and you deserve more from your online buying experience. We will never stop trying to get better, and if there is ever anything you think we can improve on, please let us know – we’re always listening.

Be Responsible. Gun ownership is a responsibility we take seriously. We are committed to providing a service that consumers can trust. Carlasguns.com is licensed and monitored by the ATF to insure it operates with the best practices of the industry. We do not allow private party sales to take place on Carlasguns.com; any gun bought on Carlasguns.com will be delivered to the customer by means of a federally licensed gun dealer.

The local gun dealer then delivers the firearm ensures that every customer who purchases a firearm on Carlasguns.com must go through a NICS background check administered by the FBI. The delivering dealer will also insure that each buyer is of proper legal age.

We are also committed to being a responsible seller of guns. And any new firearm sold on Carlasguns.com or used firearm that passes through Carlasguns.com ’s warehouse has a firearms lock that accompanies it in accordance with the Child Safety Lock Act of 2005.

All firearms sold on Carlasguns.com are monitored in adherence with the parameters of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives National Tracing Center. In support of law enforcement efforts, we follow all federal traceability guidelines, and participate in local crime database and quarantine procedures.

YOUR RIGHT. OUR PASSION.

When you buy from Carlasguns.com, you can be assured that the gun you buy gets to you quickly, safely, and is exactly what you bought. We stand behind every purchase made on our site.