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.
Lakes Trading Company offer classes for all ages and skill levels. From firearm safety to advance tactical, LTC is your one-stop-shop for your training needs. We will soon be rebuilding our Indoor Range, which will become the premier range in this region. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned shooter, Lakes Trading Company has something to offer you. We offer a variety of classes. Permit to Carry classes are held every Saturday, for more info on any of our classes visit of Classes page.
LOOKING FOR PRIVATE LESSONS?
Private lessons are a great way to improve your shooting abilities. With one-on-one attention, Lakes Trading Company is able to create a personal lesson plan around your specific goals. One-time and on-going lessons are available. Email or call our shop for pricing.
New & Used Guns
Lakes Trading Company offers a wide variety of new and used firearms that will fit whatever need you are looking for. All major manufacturers are stocked on a regular basis and items that are not currently in stock are available to be ordered upon request, based on availability. Lakes Trading Company's staff is well versed on all aspects of firearms, new and used, from basic function to complete cleaning.
Ammo & Accessories
WE HAVE PLENTY OF AMMO IN-STOCK Lakes Trading Company stocks ammunition for most pistol, rifles, and shotguns.
HOLSTERS, MAGAZINES, AND MUCH MUCH MORE! Holsters, magazines, cleaning supplies, optics, safety gear, range bags and more are available at Lakes Trading Company. If there is something that you do not see on the show floor, please ask an LTC staff member for assistance. If it is not in stock, it can be ordered (based on availability).
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.
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.
Permit to Carry & Other Classess
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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