27 Best Subreddits for Gun Lovers (Complete List)

Best subreddits for gun lovers
Enthusiasts gather at the National Rifle Association (NRA) annual convention in Houston, Texas, U.S. May 28, 2022. (Photo by: REUTERS/Callaghan O’Hare)

Gone were the days when you can only meet fellow firearm enthusiasts at gun conventions.

Today, we’re diving into the virtual world of Reddit, a place where communities gather to share everything from cat videos to, you guessed it, guns and shooting! If you’re on the hunt for the best subreddits for gun lovers where you can chat about firearms, share tips, and connect with fellow gun aficionados, you’re in for a treat. 

This article is all about guiding you to the best subreddits where you can geek out over firearms, learn a thing or two, and maybe even show off your gun collection. So, let’s lock and load and dive into the digital armory of Reddit!

What is a Subreddit?

For the uninitiated, Reddit is like a giant tree with countless branches called ‘subreddits.’ Each subreddit is a community focused on a particular topic, and believe me, there’s a subreddit for just about everything under the sun. Think of them as specialized clubs where you can meet like-minded people. You can join these communities, post content, comment, and engage in discussions. 

Best Subreddits for Gun Lovers: General

r/Guns

From posts of one’s latest gun purchase to rare antique firearms to the coolest shooting gear, this subreddit has it all. However, since it’s a pretty huge community, we can’t help but notice inappropriate comments from some members. The good thing about it is the moderators are always alert in removing off-topic posts and comments.

Here are some of the top posts in this subreddit:

Can anyone here load their magazine more quickly? 15 Bullets, less than 10 seconds!
byu/alx241 inguns
Grandpa had one last surprise in the back of his gun safe. First production year Smith & Wesson model 41
byu/GameMisconduct63 inguns

r/GunPorn

This subreddit consists mostly of photos of aesthetically pleasing firearms. It’s like the Instagram of gun subreddits. If you’re into furnishing your gun, you can find your people right here. 

They’re very strict in including the gun’s make and model in every post, though (which we think is a good thing). So keep that in mind when posting.

Here are some of the top posts in this subreddit:

Wife’s edc, proud of her choice!
byu/Dirtyhrry inGunPorn
Post Malone casually showing off his SMG.45 with an Acog. Dude has a serious gun collection.
byu/IWasReloading87 inGunPorn

r/Firearms

This subreddit has one of the most active members among our list. It’s full of helpful firearm-related resources. Aside from guns, the most popular topics include 2nd Amendment news and politics.

No to racism in gun culture:

Still relevant
byu/Snoo_62846 inFirearms

Biden’s talk about prohibiting semi-automatic weapons fueled a lot of discussions:

Biden calls for ban on all semiautomatic weapons.
byu/kmoros inFirearms

r/gundeals

If you’re looking for the latest deals on firearms, accessories, and ammo, this subreddit is the place to be! Moderators encourage members to post only rare (and legal) deals or those with huge discounts. Links must also lead to authorized retailer websites or those with FFL.

Black Friday 2023 Megathread
byu/_not2na ingundeals
[pistol] CZ 91620 P-09 Full Size 9mm Luger 4.50” 19+1 Black Polymer Grip $302.23 (shipping $19.99)
byu/BranNisQ360 ingundeals
[NFA] Rugged Suppressor at SilencerShop: free $200 tax stamp with purchase of Rugged center fire rifle suppressor
byu/nitsuJcixelsyD ingundeals

r/reloading

If you’re looking for an online hangout for reloading junkies like yourself, this subreddit won’t disappoint. The mods limit topics to metallic and shotshell reloading. Also, only civilized posts and discussions are allowed so that’s a plus.

My wife said my .270 accubond loads look like they have “french tips” which is mildly infuriating.
byu/corrupt-politician_ inreloading
Thanks for the inheritance, Dad.
byu/CutoffThought inreloading

r/ccw

Want contents solely dedicated to concealed carry? This subreddit is our favorite! You can find videos, articles, and tips related to CCW.

We personally love these posts:

Full video has been released.
byu/ADEMlG0D inCCW
And will that be Small, Medium or Large for today?
byu/tsarcasm inCCW

r/homedefense

“It’s not that I’m paranoid, I just want to keep my family safe and sleep soundly at night.” If this is your mantra, you’ll feel at home in this subreddit.

Tips for a good home defense:

Tips for a good home defense (from an intruder specialist)
byu/AverageAntique3160 inhomedefense

The importance of a proper surveillance system:

To those looking on how to have a proper surveillance and alarm system for their home, watch this
byu/nekohideyoshi inhomedefense

r/hunting

Hunting enthusiasts gather in this subreddit to share personal stories, tips, and news about the latest and the best hunting gear.

Massive bear kill:

My uncle slept in a tent hunting this thing
byu/davidoseven inHunting

A rare white turkey harvest:

Don’t know how rare a white turkey is but my friend got it done this morning!
byu/IndependentPerfect inHunting

r/guncleaning

This subreddit not only has gun cleaning-related posts but also discussions about firearm modification. Some members seek advice on how to break down their guns safely. Others ask about reliable cleaning accessories brands.

Mass cleaning guns:

Is this a good way to mass clean my guns?
byu/Substantial-Bet2641 inguncleaning

Cleaning a Winchester 1894:

Winchester 1894, am I cleaning the surface properly and do I leave too much/not enough oil inside?
byu/Zealousideal-Box28 inguncleaning

r/competitionshooting

This subreddit is pretty huge. It has almost 26k members. Members share videos and photos of them during competitions.

Intense steel match:

Sunday Steel Match
byu/Agitated_Meat_2085 inCompetitionShooting

Clearing a malfunction

The proper way to clear a malfunction /s
byu/djdoublee inCompetitionShooting

Best Subreddits for Gun Lovers: Firearm-Specific

r/shotguns

If you’re a shotgun guy (or gal), this subreddit for gun lovers is dedicated to anything and everything shotgun. From those who use shotguns for home defense to those who hunt clay pigeons.

Throwback photo of a woman shooting a shotgun in the 80’s:

1980. My girlfriend (now wife of 39 years) shooting a shotgun for the first time.
byu/upandattem inShotguns

Which will you choose for defense?

home defense situation which shotgun are you grabbing?
byu/AspiringArchmage inShotguns

r/ar15

If you’d ask us, this is one of the most civilized gun-related subs in Reddit. That’s despite having 297k members (which they call ‘basement operators’). Here, members share their custom builds and show off how cool and reliable they are.

5k rounds through it and still running like a champ
byu/DomainTCP inar15

Build with BCM upper and Aero lower:

Did i do it right? BCM upper with Aero lower?
byu/Objective-Exam8787 inar15

r/airguns

In this sub, you can interact with your fellow airgun aficionados and exchange experiences and collections. However, the moderators aren’t that strict so expect some unruly comments and posts.

Home office reimagined:

My new home office
byu/sqwirlfucker57 inairguns

A 40-year old .177 Theoben Sirocco:

My mid 1980s .177 Theoben Sirocco. The gas ram that’s still poking holes 40yrs later!
byu/sqwirlfucker57 inairguns

r/ar10

We didn’t forget you AR10 lovers! In this subreddit, you can find tons of discussions and updates on your favorite gun and other .308 AR platform firearms.

Two does shot 20 yards apart:

Doubled up and tagged out
byu/tiredofshadowbans inAR10

Night hog hunt:

First hunt with my thermal and ar10
byu/go13ok inAR10

r/ak47

This sub is a well-moderated one. Posting memes and buying/selling stuff are prohibited. Here you can find informative buyer guides, tips, and content related to AK47.

Badass grandma with an AK:

My grandma, she used to smuggle guns into the Philippines during Marcos reign
byu/Cookie_succ inak47

Iraqi gunsmith:

Iraqi gunsmith creates a 5.56 AK and challenges the AK-12
byu/Desert-Wolf-2000 inak47

r/revolvers

The revolver gang is extremely active in this sub. We couldn’t stop scrolling because most of the posts are enjoyable and informative.

A 2020 Python with cool new grips:

New Grips for 2020 Python
byu/prodoccal inRevolvers

Spin and shoot:

Engraved Uberticattlemen spinning, and shoot
byu/AdFearless4921 inRevolvers

r/RetroAR

Wanna know if there’s someone else interested in retro ARs? The 21k members of this subreddit will show you! We particularly loved the “What is and is not ‘retro’?”

What is and is not “retro”? (v.3)
byu/TapTheForwardAssist inRetroAR

Best Subreddits for Gun Lovers: Manufacturers

r/ruger

Any Ruger-related questions, discussions, and photos, you can find them all in this sub. Here, members share their experiences with their Rugers, whether they use it for hunting or CCW.

First deer:

First deer with my Ruger American
byu/kurtroaren88 inruger

Newly-restored M77:

My M77 in .243 Win that I’ve finished restoring.
byu/AKeeneyedguy inruger

r/sigsauer

If you own a Sig or want to buy one, you can get answers right here. This sub is strictly no business and no threatening violence allowed. (Thank you, Mods).

‘Cause who doesn’t love a free sticker?

Thank you Sig, very cool 👍🏼
byu/derpceej inSigSauer

Sig Spear

My First Sig
byu/ctravdfw inSigSauer

r/glock

Yup, the Glock boys are also in Reddit. And if you are one, too, you will love this sub. Moderators allow memes to be posted but only after getting reviewed by them.

Gun IQ

Gun IQ
byu/raraGT inGlocks

GlockxSpyder

Glocks and Spyders
byu/Bad_Gunny inGlocks

r/smithandwesson

This sub has a smaller number of followers compared to the other gun manufacturer subreddits. The posts are moderated strictly as the rules allow hardware only posts (and of, course, buying/selling is prohibited).

The new M&P 5.7 (*whistles)

Uh oh…
byu/Sasquatch_Nurph inSmithAndWesson

Cool M&P setup

I call it Juan Wick!
byu/MGenesis50v8 inSmithAndWesson

r/springfieldarmory

You know it, if you love Springfield Armory firearms, you can find your folks here. However, we noticed that the members in this sub aren’t as active as the other ones in our list 

Ported, Cerakoted Echelon

Echelon Facelift.
byu/OmeNs- inSpringfieldArmory

Bye bye Hellcat, hello Hellcow?

My new pistol is coming in
byu/famefastlane inSpringfieldArmory

Best Subreddits for Gun Lovers: Caliber-Specific

r/300BLK

Got no one around to show off your 300 BLK build to? That will be appreciated in this sub! We find these builds sick AF! 

Noveske 7.94

7.94
byu/Cletus989 in300BLK

DDM4 

Completed – Final Stage – DDM4 Rig.
byu/h2squared in300BLK

r/22lr

If you shoot this popular cartridge, whether for your rifle, revolver, or pistol, you can definitely relate to the posts in this subreddit. Here are some of our picks from their top posts. We found it difficult to pick just two, but here you go:

Happy 10/22:

Happy 10/22! Oh I thought you said ten 22’s
byu/Sgt_Tackleberry in22lr

CZ 457 Pro Varmint:

I’ve fallen into a deep rabbit hole.
byu/thelias in22lr

r/1911

Looking to post 1911-related content? This sub will welcome you with open arms! Just make sure to abide by their rules and read them first before posting. Troll posts, elitism, and humblebragging are not allowed!

OG 1911 from in-law:

Gifted my in-law’s 1911 and know nothing
byu/chv108 in1911

1911 birthday gift:

Used my bday as an excuse to go big on my first 1911
byu/ThEaZnInVaZn in1911

r/10mm

What we like about this sub is, in the description box, they have a list of useful resources on 10mm basics. This reduces the number of posts asking questions and makes way for informative ones.

Bulk 10mm:

2000+ rounds of 10mm fit into a 50cal can
byu/Hammock2Wheels in10mm

Funny caliber meme:

If dis aint da truth
byu/jpelle414 in10mm

r/1022

Lastly, the crowd-favorite, Ruger 10/22, also has its own Reddit community. Mods are not too strict about rules so you can post whatever you like (as long as it’s 10/22-related).

Mags all loaded for range day:

I don’t like to reload at the range
byu/Schultztrio in1022

6″ barrel build:

Just got my 6″ barrel on
byu/ratrod79 in1022

Final Thoughts: Best Subreddits for Gun Lovers

There you have it! A guided tour through the best subreddits for gun lovers and enthusiasts. We hope you enjoyed reading it as much as we had a blast writing it!

Whether you’re in it for the knowledge, the community, or just to gawk at some beautiful pieces of machinery, these subreddits have got you covered. Remember, always engage responsibly and respect each community’s rules. Now go forth, explore, and may your barrels always be clean and your aim true!

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