About Us

SafeSide Tactical is a federally licensed manufacturer and dealer of firearms. We are a family-owned-and-operated business that is dedicated to giving you a way to properly and safely protect yourself. We have been open since December 2012 and moved to our current larger facility in November 2015.


About Our Store

Make sure to stop by our Retail locations in Roanoke, VA and browse our wide selection of handguns, rifles, ammunition, and apparel. We also hold regular promotions throughout the year for your convenience and are exhibitors at many local gun shows. 

The level of service and high-tech products you get from us are second to none. We take pride in offering great products at reasonable rates, and go out of the way to get what you want. If you don't see what you need in the store, we'll be happy to order it for you. With many resources and connections, we are able to get many one-of-a-kind items. 

Hours of Operation

Our hours vary by department. Click here to see current hours.



We would be happy to facilitate the transfer of your ATF regulated firearms. Request FFL Transfer.

  • $30 - Title I firearms include most shotguns, rifles, handguns, and receivers.

  • $100 - Title II firearms include NFA-regulated items such as machine guns, silencers, Short-Barrelled Rifles (SBR), Short-Barrelled Shotguns (SBS) and Any Other Weapons (AOW).;

  • A $2 fee is imposed by the State on each BG check submitted.


Weapons maintenance, gun building, and gun cleaning classes are all offered. We'll teach you to how to build your own custom rifle in AR-15 Armorer's Course, and how to clean and maintain your handgun for best performance in our handgun course. Visit our Training & Classes page for more information.