Looking for something new or your next hunting outing? Well today we're looking at the best gun shops in Melbourne, based on our 29-point criteria selection process.
After much research, looking at reviews, feedback, features, awards, pricing, experience and services, we've decided these are our top 5 businesses to consider checking out.
When it comes to choosing the best gun store, there's many out there. There's also used classified ad sites which we've covered below.
I'd love to know what you think of these businesses so be sure to leave a comment below.
1. Gun Emporium
With over 100 years experience in providing firearms and accessories to the public, Gun Emporium Melbourne has experience and variety under its belt.
Catering for the largest outdoor recreation market, Gun Emporium provides firearms, hunting, shooting and sporting equipment for both the amateur and expert.
Why choose Gun Emporium? Their selection of over 200 firearms and extensive hunting and accessory inventories means they are the largest of their kind of stores in Melbourne, providing you with the best possible choices.
Their experienced and like-minded staff can also assist with firearm and accessory maintenance, firearm set-up and instruction and training.
So, for experienced staff, a trusted community reputation and the most variety in choice, you can’t look past Gun Emporium.
Jason M left this recommendation:
“I had such a good experience in buying and great staff i would highly recommend them any day.”
47 Assembly Dr, Tullamarine VIC 3043
(03) 9338 9975
Firearm and accessory maintenance, firearm set-up, training and instruction, routine equipment maintenance, hunting gear, firearms, optics, clothing, knives, footwear, reloading, permit to acquire service
2. Melbourne Gun Works
Opening in 2016 as the newest of its kind in Australia, Melbourne Gun Works is not without experience, as their principle staff have over 30 years experience in the industry, making superior customer service their speciality.
Melbourne Gun Works’ premium service does not end at their friendly and knowledgeable staff - they also stock the most innovative and new products from international suppliers.
What’s more, Gun Works also pledge to price match, giving you the best deals for their premium equipment.
If you’re looking for a family owned business with impeccable customer service and a competitive nature, you’ve found it in Melbourne Gun Works.
Doug Morrison left this google review:
“The guys in there are great. Always happy to lend a hand and give advice. Won't up-sell you stuff you don't need and prices are great.”
4, 6 Ovata Dr, Tullamarine VIC 3043
(03) 8354 7655
In store permits, gunsmithing, scope fitting and mounting, interstate transfers, person-to-person transfers, ammunition, clothing, firearms, footwear, hunting, maintenance, optics, reloading, shooting, parts and accessories, storage.
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3. Hall’s Firearms
As Australia’s largest regional gun shops, Hall’s and O’reilly’s Firearms have over 40 years experience providing a wide variety of firearms and accessories with personalised service.
They operate in three locations across Melbourne and Queensland and online, giving you flexibility and convenience wherever you are.
Although, their brick-and-mortar storefronts are still worth a visit for their great customer service and to get a full look at their stock.
Need your gun appraised? Hall’s Firearms also provides a gun-valuing service online and in their stores. For gunsmithing, they can refer you to a local, trusted expert in the Melbourne area.
What’s more, Hall’s Firearms constantly update their stock, meaning your choices are ever-expanding.
Darran Maloney left this review on Facebook:
“Best customer service, very experienced staff that go the extra mile to explain everything which is something that is hard to find in other stores.”
869 High St, Thornbury VIC 3071
(03) 9480 3366
Gun valuing, firearm storage service, firearms, ammunition, optics, reloading, gun-safe, cleaning and maintenance services, accessories and clothing.
4. Epping Firearms
With amazing customer service and great value, Epping Firearms’ wide range of guns and accessories will suit your needs perfectly.
Epping Firearms are trusted in the community for delivering affordable prices to their customers, providing you with a relaxing, accommodating experience.
Going even further, Paul and Andrea offer package deals to set their valued customers up with all the required equipment.
While Epping Firearms is a modest, family business, if you want to skip their busy period, pop in for a visit in the morning or afternoon.
David Douglas left this positive review based on Epping Firearms’ high quality customer service:
“Well what a difference you guys have made! your customer service would have to be the best I’ve experienced with an awesome team who know what they are talking about and who go out of their way to help, one stop shop with all you could want and if they don’t have it they will get it. Good work guys keep it up!”
220 Cooper St, Epping VIC 3076
(03) 9401 3308
Firearms, ammunition, accessories, optics, firearm mounting, package deals, footwear, clothing, sporting and hunting gear.
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5. Centreway Firearms
Need a reputable, family owned gun shop? Centreway Firearms started in 1965 as a barber shop and slowly evolved into a trusted establishment catering to a nation-wide customer base.
What’s different about Centreway is that they sell both new and second-hand firearms, meaning you can get the best quality guns for lower prices.
Their expansive stock ranges across reloading, accessories, ammunition, and, of course, firearms. Centreway is also known for their fantastic customer service - feel reassured that they will look after you.
To sell your own firearm, just bring it into the store to show the team. They provide evaluations over the counter with proof of ownership.
Adam Mustapic left this reassuring google review:
“Amazing people to deal with, expert advice coming from people who are genuine. Family owned business that strives to ensure they look after their customers. Won’t shop anywhere else!”
65 Wyong St, Keilor East VIC 3033
(03) 9336 4647
Gun evaluations, second-hand gun purchasing, interstate transfers, firearm collection from police stations, customs firearm collection, licensing and registration assistance, firearm storage, firearm repairs, clay targets, reloading gear, accessories, ammunition, new firearms & second hand.
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Where To Buy Used Guns?
There's plenty of places to purchase used guns including shotguns, rifles, militaria, military and air-rifles. Some of the best platforms include;
- SSAA Gun Sales
Most of these are classified ad sites which allow anyone who is licensed to register and list their used gun for sale however according to 101(1) of the Firearms Act 1996 it says you must also be a licensed firearms dealer.
You'll need to ensure you follow the correct advice from Victoria Govt re the buying and selling of used firearms. This may change so please read here for further information.