: A new firearms auction website

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

Today, a new firearm auction site, was launched. It is good to see some competition in the online gun auction market.

I asked the founder Mike and David to tell us a bit about themselves:

My name is Mike Burkard and my partner is David Valle. I am an entrepreneur with a background in importing / online sales / marketing / Jewelry & Diamond Business. David is ex Navy and extremely passionate about firearms. We saw a need for a more user friendly place to buy and sell guns. We wanted to make it easy to list and

buy. Our “Gunfinder” we modeled as a cross between eBay’s Item specifics and on . You can select the Manufacturer, Style, Condition, Caliber, and other Firearm specifics. It is all organized in a homogeneous way. On the other auction sites, if some one post a listing for “ar15” and a buyer searches “ar-15” they will not see that listing in the results. Also we wanted to be able to filter out all of the accessories and other items when customers were searching for a specific gun.

Another great thing we have in development is, promoting local business. When a user logs into his account. He will have the option of displaying items that are listed by different sellers near his location. This and the ability to search the gun finder by zip code is a great option for people not wanting to have there items shipped to an FFL and deal in person.

We are also working on streamlining the firearm purchase procedure,

They have at least 100 auctions on right now.

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!

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  • Ryk Scott Ryk Scott on Sep 19, 2010

    I'm interested in an inexpensive personal carry. Willing to invest in a used 9mm semi-automatic. Suggestions?

    • Raven Lee Raven Lee on Sep 01, 2014

      @Ryk Scott For Personal Carry, Kel-Tec PF9 can't be beat. Not fun to shoot, but you'll be glad to have it in case you need it. Cheap and reliable.

  • Kristeen Kristeen on Feb 04, 2011

    Hi, I was wondering if the Hi Point 9mm pistols are good to buy? I am a female and this would be my first handgun and I am just curious if this would be a good one for me to buy since I know their not too expensive. Please email me or message back with comments im new to this too lol :) Thanks.

    • Raven Lee Raven Lee on Sep 01, 2014

      @kristeen Hi-Point firearms are very simple to operate, extremely reliable, have been torture tested by many online including Iraqveteran8888 and reviewed by nutnfancy, very inexpensive and legal in CA due to it's 10 round magazine.

      On the other hand, it's big, heavy, very ugly and cheap feeling.

      Also taking it apart is a pain.

      Personally, I wouldn't recommend it to a novice, because you don't learn how most guns function. So you won't learn how to take other guns apart as you will by purchasing a non-blowback pistol.

      Another, more expensive gun is the Kel-Tec PF9. Small, lightweight, pretty reliable, inexpensive, and easy to takedown like most modern semi-auto pistols. But, because it's small and lightweight, it's not fun to shoot. But, if you are looking for a Concealed Carry pistol or a home defense pistol, it's a good buy.