I joined but haven’t received my verification email yet! How long does it take?

Email Verification Required!
When anyone joins this site, a link that you must click to verify your email address is sent to the address you provided immediately after you submit your registration. If you joined and have not yet received it, check your junk mail and spam folders! Gmail, Yahoo and others have a habit of flagging gun sites! This site must verify your email address before your registration is approved. Why? Because this is a gun classifieds site with contact forms in your ads that need to work so you get your emails and help you sell your stuff!

Google hates guns!
If you use Gmail, even current members should check their junk mail and spam folders and add us to your safe senders list! Then add the sent from email address of noreply@montanaguntrader.com to your web-mail contacts! If you have the option, whitelist this sites IP: 104.219.41.114.

Membership Approval
Once you verify your email address, a message is then sent to an administrator who then reviews your profile and approves or denies your membership. When approved, you will then immediately receive verification and a login link.

Registration To Post Ads Is Now Required!
Due to scammers discovering our site and posting garbage several months ago, posting gun classified ads at this site became only allowed to Montana members. We once allowed anyone to post at this site but the scammers and spammers discovered us and registration to post ads became required. If you’ve joined from outside of Montana, your profile won’t be approved and you will not receive a welcome message. You can contact members ask them about shipping out of state using the contact form in ads. Be sure to check the post content and see if they note whether they will ship out of state to your FFL, etc.

Should we allow out of state members to join?
So far, a majority of members do not want to allow out of state members to join. What do you think? Take the poll. Should this site allow out of state members to join? Remember, now that registration is required, location is collected before registration is approved. You can check someones profile before transacting with them.

Should Montana Gun Trader allow out of state members?
  • No 61%, 31 vote
    31 vote 61%
    31 vote - 61% of all votes
  • Yes 39%, 20 votes
    20 votes 39%
    20 votes - 39% of all votes
Total Votes: 51
10/14/2018
Only registered users can vote. Login to vote.

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Check out the major social network system overhaul!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Gun Lovers!

Welcome to your upgraded website! There is now a completely new social network system that is MUCH more user friendly!

It is a completely fresh start except you don’t need to worry about your classified ads. They are all still intact. Click Manage above to edit, delete or renew them after logging in.

As for the new and improved social network, you will find it is now much more like Facebook so a transition is much simpler if you want to make this your new social network home.

You will need to upload new avatars, cover photos and any other images you uploaded before. Unfortunately there was no way to save it. The forums have been removed because we simply don’t need them with groups. Friend connections will need to be renewed. Groups will need to be recreated. Remember! Group posts are only visible to logged in members. If you only want other members to see your posts, post in groups NOT classifieds. If you post in classifieds and want to share a LINK to your ad in a city group, that’s perfect!

If you like what you see here and want to help keep it alive, don’t forget to Feature your classifieds, Donate or shop through sponsor links anytime at made in Montana Top Ammunition Sites to help fund this free locally owned and administered site! https://montanaguntrader.com/donate/

Member Poll: Should we restrict Classified Ads Email Contact Forms to Registered Members only?

All Gun Classifieds at this site, whether you are logged in or not, include an email contact form so people can contact you about your item.

Although we do have a recaptcha system to stop bots, this site does NOT stop potential HUMAN scammers IN the USA from trying to send you junk email using the contact form. Login, share, vote in the poll and leave your local comments on the topic below.

Should we restrict classified ads contact forms that appear below your ads to registered members only?
  • Yes 71%, 10 votes
    10 votes 71%
    10 votes - 71% of all votes
  • No 29%, 4 votes
    4 votes 29%
    4 votes - 29% of all votes
Total Votes: 14
11/20/2018
Only registered users can vote. Login to vote.

Due to scammers discovering our site, only registered members can now use our classifieds

Unfortunately the scammers have found our website and began posting garbage. I guess we can chalk it up to popularity.

Three posts this morning were posted by a non-member that were obviously scams. If you saw the three Glock posts, two from different people in a different location with the same telephone number and stupid low prices, that was them. I’ve deleted the three posts and restricted the post ad form to registered members. Leave your comments and suggestions about the decision below.

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Member Only Poll: Should we allow out of state gun owners to join Montana Gun Trader?


More and more often we are getting out of state gun owners who attempt to join Montana Gun Trader. I have thus far denied them. Out of state visitors can already use the classifieds without being a member as long as it doesn’t get abused. But non-members are unable to manage ads, engage in the social network, use the forums or groups. Should we allow out of state members? This is a members only poll. Please login if you haven’t already to vote. Take the poll and leave your comments below. Donate to help fund this made in Montana site.

Should Montana Gun Trader allow out of state members?
  • No 61%, 31 vote
    31 vote 61%
    31 vote - 61% of all votes
  • Yes 39%, 20 votes
    20 votes 39%
    20 votes - 39% of all votes
Total Votes: 51
10/14/2018
Only registered users can vote. Login to vote.

NOTE! If a decision about allowing out of state members is to be made, it will require at least half of the current membership base to vote YES above in this members only poll. There are currently over 1800 members. View the Total Votes so far above.