I would bet this has been answered, but i searched for it pretty long, and came up with nothing. Plus this may be a little more specific. Would you sell your handguns to a local dealer? I have been collecting for about 4 years, and never sold one back (traded and got good value). Or do you think selling them straight to someone else would be a better route. Do you think that handguns bring a better value at a local dealer % wise or riffles do. Or is it that you are going to get a straight % of the gun value no matter what (i.e. you wont get more of what a rifle is worth vs getting less than a handgun is worth). What can you usually expect to get percentage wise from a local dealer, if the gun is in VERY good condition? I have wondered if the amount you loose is worth the headache of trying to sell online, and worry about fraud - seems like you have to be REALLY careful. Scares me that i could get taken, as i once sold something else on ebay, and the bank said the check was good (posted the money to my account, and i even talked to the m to verify, i sent the item, and then five or six days later, the bank removed the deposit and said it was not good. I dont trust the bank - they sure can get the money i spend out of my account with in 24 hours, but they just cant seem to make sure money I am owed is good.