• 1024 South Kerr AvenueWilmingtonNC 28403


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    Bore Sighting

    Boresighting adjusts to an optical firearm sight or iron sight, aligning the firearm barrel and sights. This will align the cross-hairs of the scope to the spot where the barrel is pointing at a particular distance. Because of variations in the trajectory of ammunition and other factors the bore-sighted rifle will probably not shoot to the exact spot that the cross-hairs indicate. We can provide bore sighting services that will accurately align your sight with the barrel. Never miss a shot with our professional bore sighting services!
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    Concealed Carry Classes

    Backwater Guns & Outfitters-Backwater Guns offers the North Carolina Concealed Carry Course every six weeks, and the course is always held on Sunday. The fee for the course is $100, and at the end of the course you will receive a certificate of completion that allows you to apply within the county you reside. Visit our store to sign up for the next course that fits your schedule. learn more »

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    Gun Appraisals

    Wanting to sell, buy, insure, or are just curious about the value of your firearm? At Backwater Guns & Outfitters, we can appraise rifles, handguns, tactical weapons, and other firearms. Using the most up-to-date information about firearms value in the industry, we can give you an accurate appraisal.
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    Gun Cleaning

    Part of proper firearms maintenance is proper cleaning on a regular basis as well as after firing. Come to Backwater Guns & Outfitters for a thorough cleaning using top-of-the-line technology. Our cleaning process  includes:

    • Completely disassembling gun
    • Providing ultrasonic and hand cleaning
    • Reassembling gun
    • Ensure the firearm is properly lubricated

    Any gun brought in that’s antique in nature will be hand cleaned due to the sensitivity of the wood furniture. In many instances breaking down and removing the wood can result in cracking of the pieces and or screws being stripped.

    We clean all types of pistols, rifles, shotguns and tactical firearms. Ultrasonic technology is used to clean and lube firearms. Firearms are usually ready for pick up in a couple of business days.

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    Laser Engraving

    Backwater Guns & Outfitters is pleased to offer custom laser engraving services. Laser engraving is the perfect way to personalize your weapon and make it a one-of-a-kind to fit your needs. We can engrave everything from firearms and knives to metal goods and polymer magazines. No job is too large or too small for our engraving specialists. Choose your favorite design from our in-store catalog of options, or pitch your own idea to our engravers for a truly unique piece. Nearly all engraving is done on-the-spot and your final product can be ready in ten minutes or less. See store for engraving options and pricing. learn more »

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    Optics and Accessories Installation

    Let us mount your optics, sights, and other accessories! We understand how important alignment is when it comes to shooting. Even minor flaws in installation can become a problem with aiming, especially over long distances. Let us mount your accessories onto your firearms so you can get back to doing what you love—hitting that target!
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    Selective Gunsmithing

    At Backwater Guns & Outfitters, we know how important it is to maintain your firearms in top firing condition. Our staff consists of both a certified AR Armorer and a certified Glock armorer. We are fully capable of breaking down, diagnosing, and repairing these weapons for you. If we can’t offer what you need, we will gladly help you find the right gunsmith or assist you in sending your firearm to the manufacturer for warranty work.

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    Sight  Installation 

    We understand how important it is for sights and barrels to be aligned. Even minor flaws in installation can become a problem with aiming, especially over long distances. Remove any chance of error and let us mount the sights onto your firearms so you can get back to doing what you love--hitting that target!
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    Backwater Guns & Outfitters will be happy to transfer any non-NFA item for a fee of $40.00. Please contact our store prior to the transfer, and we will gladly submit all paperwork and information to the transferring party. We also assist in the transfer and and extensive paperwork required for NFA items. Our NFA transfer fee is $150.00. Please contact us if you need assistance with an NFA transfer, and we will be glad to help.