So, what's the deal with Rural King guns?
Why are the guns Rural King’s so cheap?
That is a great question. Over the years I have personally purchased several firearms from RKGuns and Rural King stores and in every case, the gun that I bought at Rural King was cheaper than what I would have paid at my local gun store.
I will also tell you that sometimes the process of ordering and waiting for your firearm to arrive at your local Rural King store may not be worth the squeeze if you are impatient or if you need your firearm quickly. You can either have a smooth process with no hiccups or have a process that you soon would like to forget.
Unfortunately, I have been frustrated on more than one occasion with the process of completing the paperwork and picking up my newly purchased firearm. I will also tell you that if Rural King has to order your firearm in from RKGuns, another warehouse or another Rural King store that you might be waiting anywhere from two days to 10 weeks to pick up your new gun.
I think the process was the best when I purchased my gun at RKGuns online and had it shipped to a licensed FFL dealer near my home. That process was butter smooth.
Unfortunately, Rural King no longer works with outside FFL’s other than their own stores.
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Are Rural King guns the same guns carried at my local gun store?
There has been debate online about whether or not Rural King is selling a different model of the firearm than your local gun store is selling. Based on the firearms that I have purchased and the many firearms that people across the country have purchased the answer is yes, the guns are the same guns that you can and are purchasing at your local gun store.
Rural King gun policies may be different than you've experienced
Rural King does have a few policies and procedures in place that may differ from your LGS. For instance, almost all of their firearms have trigger locks on them which will prevent you from dry firing your prospective firearm. It appears that some stores will remove the trigger lock while feedback has been that most stores are not allowing the trigger locks to come off.
Can you handle or inspect your new gun purchase at Rural King?
I was able to inspect each of my firearm purchases after the firearm was received by Rural King just to make sure everything looked good and that the gun was the gun that I ordered, had the correct number of magazines, hard case, etc. Also, after you complete the purchase of your firearm and are all good to go you will get an escort to the front of the store where they will hand you your new firearm purchase.
Will your local gun store price match RKGuns or Rural King's gun prices?
Last but not least check with your local gun store to see if they will price match to Rural King’s pricing. Be prepared to have the Rural King ad in your hand or on your smartphone for proof that it is being sold at that price at Rural King. Almost on all occasions of asking for a price match my local gun store was able to price match or offer up free-range time in addition to a discount to make up the difference in price from what Rural King was offering.
Would I purchase a gun from Rural King?
Absolutely, I would. Go for it. Just make sure you allow yourself plenty of time to order/pick up and receive your firearm. Would I order a gun from Rural King if I wanted to take that gun/firearm with me on an upcoming vacation or trip? Probably not. I would go to my local gun store for that purchase.
Have you purchased a firearm from Rural King? If so, what was your experience buying a firearm from them?