Gun Spot 2.0 App For iPhone

Gun blogger (and TFB guest blogger) Olav has updated his Gun Spot iPhone app. The new Gun Spot 2.0 features …

Updated the FFL data to include January 2013…

✓ FFL Holders Records updated: 12,700+

✓ FFL Holders Records added: 6,700+

✓ FFL Holders Records retired: 3,500

Total records available for searching: Almost 70,000!

What’s New in Version 2.0

The Gun Spot iPhone app has been completely updated with a new look and features to make it even easier to find a gun store near you.

New Gun Spot App features include:

✓ Updated to iOS 6

✓ Radius search option for nearby searches to increase area being searched in more isolated areas.

✓ ZIP search now includes a radius search option.

✓ Address search includes a radius search option.

✓ You can now share on Facebook, Twitter, Message and email your favorite gun store using iOS 6 integration. Inform your friends about ammo availability and more!

✓ Share web pages with double finger tap on page.

✓ New interface

✓ New overall look

✓ Now you can orient the nearby map results.

✓ More cool features included and exciting technology roadmap ahead!

Steve Johnson

Founder and Dictator-In-Chief of TFB. A passionate gun owner, a shooting enthusiast and totally tacti-uncool. Favorite first date location: any gun range. Steve can be contacted here.


  • floppyscience

    I sure hope it’s more accurate than Apple Maps. Don’t want to send someone holding a bag of guns and ammo into a Post Office or a lady’s college locker room because its identified as a shooting range.

  • gunslinger

    is there an android version?

  • Criticalthinkingiscritical

    Heads up – it’s not possible to search in the Apple App Store and find this. Neither by the actual app name nor even the developer name (gun etools).

    The only way I was able to find it was to use the link directly off of Olav’s website

    The link is:

    • Criticalthinkingiscritical

      Steve, this actually might be worth post in and and of itself.

      A search for “gun” in the Apple App store turns up dozens of games. However it appears any app that isn’t a game but has gun in the name or description is filtered from the search results. Apple seems to be doing a sneaky censoring of their own app store since apps like Gun Spot aren’t in conflict with their official policies so they aren’t able to outright reject them.

      • Are you searching from an iPad? It’s not a universal app, so you have to hit the “iPhone” tab to show it in results. Searching “gun spot” works, as does a search for “FFL locator” or similar query.

        • Criticalthinkingiscritical

          That was the problem!

          Am I crazy or didn’t the search results previously include all the apps for both iPhone and iPad with icons indicating when it was an iPad specific, iPhone specific, or hybrid (it works on both equally well) app?

          • They completely redesigned the app store a while back. I don’t remember for sure, but I think you’re right about the sorting feature being one of the changes.