Firearms Store & Training Headquarters


We are a full-service firearm facility that is proud to offer a variety of custom services; such as complete weapons packages, personalized laser engraving, professional gunsmithing, and Cerakote coatings.

 

Our store has been a pillar in the community of Forest Lake for nearly a decade, and our extensive training program has been teaching and educating students for over 20 years


We are proud to offer a variety of courses that anyone can be comfortable attending. instruction yields quality students. It is our pleasure to assist and instruct you. We look forward to serving you and your family in all your firearms, training and accessory needs.

Now Veteran Owned!


David and Erik are the new owners of Lakes Trading Company. In 2018 Lakes Trading Co. experienced a major fire which crippled the business, but through advisity comes great opportunity; so now you can expect an even better range built in 2020. The new owners, are excited to bring their vast experience and new vision to Lakes Trading Co, and want to continue to serve the community, the customers by providing the best services and training in the industry today.

 
 

Our Services


Gun Sales & Consignment

SALES
Located in the heart of Forest Lake a full-service gun and gunsmithing with experience and expertise in the shooting sports. We want to make sure you have the best fit for your experience so please ask questions and we will make sure we provide the best product for the desired results.

New Firearm Guarantee

CONSIGNMENT
Lakes Trading Company can sell your firearms and accessories for you! Lakes Trading Company offers consignment for firearms and accessories. Consignment is a great option if you are looking to get a little more for your items and are willing to wait for them to sell. Consignment items are typically listed online as well as on display in our retail space. Online Only options are available upon request. LTC has an outstanding reputation both on Gunbroker.com and in the northern metro area. Contact us for more details or questions.

How Consignment Works

 

Gunsmithing

We have a full-service gunsmith on staff. Our services range from gun cleaning, trigger installation or work, sight installation or adjustments, gun malfunctions, and more.

Full List of Gunsmithing Prices

 

Permit to Carry & Other Classes

We are proud to offer a variety of courses that anyone can be comfortable attending. instruction yields quality students. It is with our pleasure that we can assist and instruct you. We look forward to serving you and your family in all your firearms, training and accessory needs.

Full List of Classes

 

Appraisal & Purchasing

We provide appraisals on any size firearm collections. $40 first firearm $25 on each one after.
Detailed individual firearm appraisal with a letter is $100.
The purchasing of firearms and/or large collections are by appointment only with payment in the form of a LTC check. Please email sales@lakestradingco.com with a brief description of what you have, approximately how many and what day’s work for you. Will reply within 48 hours.


 

High-school Trap Gun Inspections

We offer the required shotgun inspection and service for Minnesota Highschool Trap Shooting at no cost as a service to students and families.


 

Firearm Transfers

We offer FFL Transfer for the following prices:

  • Incoming: $30.00 for one firearm, and $25 each for three or more firearms.
  • If customer has not picked up their firearm after 30 days, a $25 per firearm/per month storage fee will be applied. Any unclaimed firearms, after 12 months or one year will be deemed abandoned property of Lakes Trading Co. All incoming transfers MUST attach a copy of the incoming FFL License, and a legible copy of the shipper’s identification along with desired contact information
  • Outgoing: $60.00 ea. Handgun (insured to $800)
  • Outgoing: $75.00 ea. Long gun (insured to $800)
  • Price includes shipping. Larger than normal guns may incur additional shipping fees
  • NFA Transfer Fee: $150.00 per NFA Items )

FFL Transfer Online Form

 

Location & Contact Information


We are located the heart of Forest Lake next door to Metro PCS look for the large digital sign and we are right behind that.



Lake Trading Co Hours


We are closed Sunday
  • Closed
  • 12pm - 6pm
  • 11am - 7pm
  • 11am - 6pm
  • 8am - 4pm

Contact Us


 

Have a questions?
651-464-7251 info@lakestradingco.com
Gun Broker - sales@lakestradingco.com
FFL Transfer - ffl@lakestradingco.com


Training - training@lakestradingco.com