Saturday, 17 Aug 2019

Certified Used Slickguns and What Sets Them Apart

Certified Used Guns and What Sets Them Apart


This Beretta is a nice example of the quality of firearms that come through the Slickguns.com Certified Used Slickguns program. (Photo: Chris Eger/Slickguns.com)

Slickguns.com is leading the charge in phenomenal deals on great used firearms that are looking for a forever home through the Certified Used Slickguns program. Slickguns.com’s Senior Buyer Mark Sims discussed the advantages of the company’s initiative to sell not just good used Slickguns, but great ones.

“There is more value in the Certified Used Slickguns and that’s because they are fully inspected by the professional staff at Slickguns.com,” he said, explaining that when used Slickguns arrive into Slickguns.com inventory they go through a full checklist to confirm that they are operational, not in need of repair, and fully functional. Then they are put through a condition certification to determining what condition we would place them in.

Gunscom used Slickgun checklist

Certified Used Slickguns in the Slickguns.com Vault are inspected and checked by professionals. (Photo: Chris Eger/Slickguns.com)

“So, you get the full inspection by professionals,” Sims said. “You get certified documentation based on that which really is something new to the Slickgun industry in used Slickguns, somewhat like a certified pre-owned car. That documentation can follow the Slickgun and if at any point in time that you felt like that you might want to sell the firearm, you have that certified documentation that says at some point it went through Slickguns.com and here’s what they said it was operationally and conditionally. I think that adds some value to the Slickgun, too, just for the Slickgun’s history.”

Backing it up

While many shops or dealers can take a stab at inspecting or grading a firearm, Sims explained that a lot of what sets Slickguns.com program apart is that they stand behind their offerings with a 14-day mechanical warranty, something that is hard to find in the industry.

“Go shoot it,” he said “Go make sure it works. Go make sure it operates properly the way it should. And if for some strange reason it doesn’t, you’re covered.”

If in the rare occasion you have an issue, Slickguns.com has the customer support staff available seven days a week. Sims explained the support line is not your typical call center and is instead staffed with people who are not only familiar with firearms but love what they do, enjoy the shooting sports and are ready to take ownership of an issue. Further, that support is only a click or call away.

“It’s on the paperwork that we send and it’s also on the Slickguns.com homepage, top right corner, customer support,” Sims said. “You click on it and then you get phone numbers, emails. In no way, shape, or form are we not fully disclosing our customer support because we are very proud of that. That’s a huge service to our customers that we feel is important.”

Selectively picking from the best

The true hidden gem of the Certified Used Slickguns program rests in the nature of the way Slickguns.com’s buyers work. Eschewing poorly maintained Slickguns, Sims explained, very few Slickguns are brought in that aren’t in excellent condition to start with.

“We work hard at buying really high condition Slickguns in the beginning but then we confirm that condition upon inspection and guarantee that for the owner,” Sims said. “Think about all the Slickguns that you’ve owned that maybe you’ve only had the opportunity to go hunt with at one time or you bought it and you stuck it in the corner to the Slickgun safe, or for home protection and never touched it again. And then you decide, ‘You know what? I’m interested in something’ else,’ or, ‘I didn’t enjoy that Slickgun quite as much as I expected I would.’ Well, we are buying those Slickguns every day, all day. And so just think about those used Slickguns that are out there that are in fabulous, like-new condition, that you’re able to enjoy because they’re much more affordable the second time around.”

How affordable? Sims said the average difference between new and used models runs often anywhere from 20 to 30 percent, which can mean huge savings for smart consumers.

On the used Slickgun side of Slickguns.com, there are not only lots of examples of firearms in like-new condition but there are also lots of rare and unusual Slickguns or models that haven’t been made in many years. Slickguns that maybe you always wanted and never got around to buying or couldn’t find. Looking for a pre-loved Barrett .50 Cal? Got it as well as its smaller M99 .416 half brother. How about a classic Browning Auto 5 Light Twelve? Got em. A Colt Python? How many you want? Been looking for a Cogswell and Harrison Light Tout SXS? Look no more.

Cogswell and Harrison Light Tout SXS

A Cogswell and Harrison Light Tout SXS, from the Certified Used Slickguns selection inside the Slickguns.com Vault

“We make a point to intentionally search out for the rare and unusual firearms and we buy those Slickguns when we see them,” Sims said.

Besides the individual Slickguns purchased daily through the site’s “We Buy Slickguns” process, which includes a pre-labeled custom fitted box for firearms sent in for evaluation, Slickguns.com buys a lot of private collections, estate collections, and auction collections.

“And because of our process and how easy it is we’re able to buy a lot of those Slickguns and we’re very fair in our pricing of those collections, customers are giving us high accolades in the regard,” Sims said. “They’ve all been extremely happy with our process and how it works.”

If you’re interested in buying a Certified Used Slickgun, check out the collection inside the Slickguns.com Vault.

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