Firearms Store & Training Headquarters

We buy, trade, and sell firearms, ammunition, and accessories for all shooting sports. We started out of an art gallery to build our business as one of the most locally influential shooting sports authorities. If you desire to learn more about shooting, hunting, or permit to carry then we are your guys.

We also stock and sell some of the best brand guns and ammunition on the market such as Glock, Sig Sauer, Smith & Wesson, Kimber, Benelli, FNH, H & K and more!

Under New Ownership!

Hello, we are David and Erik and want to introduce ourselves as the new owners at Lakes Trading Company. In 2018 Lakes Trading experienced a major fire which has crippled the business, but we have been incredibly humbled to find that business has continued without the gun range and the hopes are to open the range shortly. As the new owners, we are excited to bring our experience and vision to the future of Lakes Trading we want to continue to serve the community and specifically by providing the best in shooting sports.


Our Services

Gun Sales & Consignment

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

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 and in the northern metro area. Contact us for more details or questions.

How Consignment Works



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 Classess

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 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: $25.00 ea.
  • Outgoing: $60.00 ea. Handgun (insured to $800)
  • Outgoing: $65.00 ea. Long gun (insured to $800)

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 & Monday
  • Closed
  • 11am - 7pm
  • 11am - 6pm
  • 9am - 5pm

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