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How Our Auctions Work

Thank you for your interest in’s new Auction site! We are the first Veteran and L.E. owned auction site and we are proud to give back to our communities and to the guardians of our nation!

Below you will find a list of how to's so that you can start enjoying our auctions immediately!





It is completely free to create an account to buy or bid on


If your auction successfully sells, the following End of Auction Fees will apply. However, if your item does not sell, no fees will be assessed!

End of Auction fees are assessed as 3% of the winning bid

How to Register:

Buying and selling on is easy as well as convenient! First, please make sure you register for an account. It's quick and it's free. You can register for a new account by clicking 'ACCOUNT LOGIN' at the top right corner of our webpage. There are two options. You can register to buy only or you can register as a vendor to buy and sell. If you are a business and wish to register as a vendor just simply check the box "apply to become a vendor".

How to Register

Bidding on an Item:

Once you've found an item you like, bidding is simple. When viewing an item’s listing, you can place a bid by clicking the RED "Bid" button below the listed item’s picture.

Additionally, some auctions will have a "Buy It Now" option. With this feature, you can buy the item immediately without having to bid. You will then be asked to confirm your intention to buy out the item before the order is confirmed. Buy It Now's cannot be retracted after they have been submitted.


To place your bid, simply enter the amount you wish to bid (Example, 50.00).. Currency symbols are not required as the bid will be placed in the auction’s currency.

Once completed, you will be asked to review your bid. You will also be able to view vital item details, such as the shipping conditions, BEFORE confirming your bid. To submit your bid, simply press the "Bid" button.

If your bid is high enough to take the lead in an auction, a confirmation message will be displayed. However, if your bid has not taken the lead, due to a higher bid or not meeting the reserve price, you will be invited to make a further bid.

You will also need to choose your FFL dealer for shipping. Remember, once you submit a bid you are agreeing to purchase the item in the event that you end up as the highest bidder. You will not be able to retract your bid once it is submitted.

You can also place a proxy bid. Proxy bidding allows you to place your "High Bid." Should you win the auction, you will only pay the lowest required bid. For example, if the current bid on an auction is $500.00 dollars, you can place a proxy bid of $2,000 dollars. Should you remain the only bidder, you will pay $500.00 dollars for the auction. However, should the item receive other bids the site will automatically re-bid for you (up to $2,000 dollars in this scenario), to ensure you remain in the lead.

Selecting an FFL Dealer:

All firearms must ship to an FFL dealer near you. An FFL, or Federal Firearm Licensed dealer, have been approved by the ATF to do background checks and take all the other necessary steps to transfer guns to individuals legally. Any firearm being shipped to an individual must be shipped to a local FFL dealer so that its transfer can be processed in accordance with all local, state, and federal regulations.

If your preferred FFL dealer is not listed, they can simply email or fax in their license directly to the seller or they can register on our website.

When bidding on an item, you will have the opportunity to select your preferred FFL dealer. If you win the auction, the seller will ship your firearm to this selected FFL.

Paying for an Item:

You won an item, congratulations! Now you need to finalize payment with the seller. The acceptable types of payment will be stated in the auction listing. It is important that you contact the seller and work with them on finalizing the payment. Once the seller has received payment from you, they will proceed to ship the item.

NOTE: At this time, Tac Shack does not accept payment from buyers on behalf of sellers. Any transactions between buyers and sellers need to be handled between the buyer and seller.

Receiving Your Item:

Once payment has been finalized, the seller will proceed to ship your item to your chosen FFL dealer. Please note that all firearms are required to ship to FFL dealers. Once your item arrives at your FFL dealer, you can visit them to complete the transfer of your firearm. Additionally, the seller will upload your tracking number so that you can track the progress of your package!

If you need assistance selecting an FFL dealer, please see our list of dealers in your local area.

If your preferred FFL dealer is not listed, they can simply email or fax in their license to be added to our system or they can register on our website.

Buy It Now:

If the option is available, you can use "Buy It Now" to purchase the item immediately without having to place a bid. This option can be used at any time until a bid has been placed over any applicable reserve price.

The "Buy It Now" option will appear on the item details page. You will then be asked to confirm your intention to buy out the item before the order is confirmed. Buy It Now's cannot be retracted once they have been submitted.