RK Guns & Rural King
Rural King sells guns in their stores and RK Guns is Rural King’s online gun selling store/platform. Essentially, both stores are one and the same. If you purchase your gun at RK Guns and have it shipped to your local Rural King store, you will have to go into your local Rural King store to process the paperwork and see/inspect your firearm before you purchase it. If you purchase your gun at your local Rural King, you won’t need to contact or work with RK Guns.
What Does The Internet Say About Rural King Guns
If you look around the internet and do some Google or Yahoo RK Gun review searches, you will find a mixed bag in regards to their reviews. Sitejabber gives RK Guns a rating of 2.31 stars from 33 reviews. On their website, you will see some 5-star reviews and you will also see some 1-star reviews. If you Google Rural King, you will find that Rural King currently has a 4.5-star rating with over a thousand reviews on Google. That is a really good rating. If you do a search and land at the Better Business Bureau, you will find that most of the complaints made there are because the RKGuns’ website said that a particular gun was in stock when in reality, it was not. It sounds like their online ordering system/inventory is not aligning with the actual inventory. If you read the reviews at Knoji, another popular review website, you will see Rk Guns’ overall score is 4.4 out of 5 stars. There are seven reviews on the site. Overall, there are mixed reviews for Rk Guns on the web.
My Experience Buying Guns at Rural King
I have purchased several firearms from RK Guns. Although I am very happy with the guns I purchased, my only complaint is the level of service I received. I will be totally honest, the biggest problem was that I was unaware of all the rules surrounding the purchase of my guns. I suppose I should have researched the gun laws in Illinois thoroughly prior to my purchase. My purchasing experience in Illinois could be entirely different than your gun buying experience in another state because each state has its own set of gun laws. I will say that my first purchase at Rk Guns went smoothly until I had to go to my local Rural King store to do the paperwork. The line was long, the gun counter was understaffed, and it was not a great experience. When it was time to fill out the paperwork, my driver’s license home address and my FOID card home address did not match up because I had recently moved. So guess what happened next? Nothing. That session was over. I had to leave. I could not move forward with paperwork until my driver’s license home address matched my FOID card home address. To say the least, I was not happy. I wish RK Guns would have given me clear instructions telling me EXACTLY what I would need to have when picking up my gun.
Have you bought a gun from RK Guns or Rural King? Did you have a good experience? Would you purchase another firearm from them? Let me hear your thoughts.
Terrible. Ship to store so slow I could have walked to the factory they build them in, built one, and walked home backwards, faster.
Corey. Just out of curiosity, did you purchase your firearm from RKGuns.com or from RuralKing.com? Did you have it shipped to a Rural King store or an outside FFL?
They sent me a rifle that did not have a removable side-baffle break when the one I ordered specifically stated that it was removable. I contacted customer service and they were extremely rude and repeated the same line over and over that “since I received the rifle I had to take it up with the manufacturer for warranty” and did not back up their sale in any way. They advertised something that they didn’t provide after I paid for it, should be false advertising or straight fraud. Absolute garbage.