New Utah Firearms Classifieds Website Fills Void Left by KSL

Within hours of KSL’s announcement, founders launched the leading alternative.

Utah Gun Exchange
Utah Gun Exchange

Notes by Alan Murdock: Within days following the Sandy Hook mass shooting, KSL, an NBC affilliate covering the Utah valley suspended all private firearms listings. Previously KSL, owned by Deseret Media, itself owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was a primary outlet for private citizens selling or trading privately owned guns. Shortly after the announcement, a new site for private Utah gun sales was launched, the Utah Gun Exchange. On December 19, the Utah Gun Exchange issued the following announcement:

Utah Gun Exchange
Utah Gun Exchange

Salt Lake City, UT – Within hours of the announcement that KSL suspended private firearms sales through its classifieds service a new website was launched offering Utah citizens a place to buy and sell guns. was launched to provide a cooperative marketplace for Utah residents to offer and find firearms for sale. Utah Gun Exchange will fill the void left by KSL’s decision to depart from Utah’s private firearms market Tuesday, said Exchange co-founder Nick Moyes.

“Our site’s launch gives KSL an easy out,” said Moyes. “We appreciate what they’ve done thus far and understand that offering Utahns the ability to buy and sell firearms may not be a stance they wish to champion anymore.”

Those wishing to use the website may list their firearms at no charge. Utah law allows for the private purchase of firearms between adults in Utah with no registration.

“We applaud Utah legislators for protecting the free market for this fundamental tool of self defense,” said Moyes. “We want to enable Utahns to take advantage of that market to better be able to deter any life-endangering threats they might face.”

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About Alan Murdock:
Alan Murdock is a certified NRA pistol instructor and Utah Concealed Firearms instructor. Alan Teaches firearms classes in Salt Lake City, Utah as The Gun Tutor. Follow him on Facebook at!/pages/The-Gun-Tutor/284464574944107. He also produces video and writes about firearms and personal defense issues. His blog can be found at


  • 4 thoughts on “New Utah Firearms Classifieds Website Fills Void Left by KSL

    1. I appreciate the fact you are attempting to fill the void from ksl’s gun classifieds, seems that ksl was much better, is there a site that is as good as ksl was. please let me know

      have a wonderful and fun day…

    2. I have a box of 9mm with 45 unspent cartridges & I also have a box of 38 cal cartridges with 45 unspent cartridges that I am trying to sell since I no longer have a gun for them. I am asking for the best offer for them. If you are interested in either of them please get back to me. I am in the salt lake city area…. Phone number is 801-616-8418 ask for Shermon . Thanks.!!!!

    3. I have some unopened boxes of 9mm ammo that was bought by my wife by mistake and the store will not take it back. Can I legally sell it in the tate of utah

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