Any decent Gun stores left in Kitsap County?

Discussion in 'Firearm-Related Business Discussion & Reviews' started by TwoPoint, Jan 31, 2010.

  1. TwoPoint

    TwoPoint New Member

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    With the closing of Gehrings and Foxes, are their any places left to go
    in Kitsap for good gun experience, preferably with a gunsmith?

    all I can find are pawn shops and sports stores. neither seem to have
    any expertise and knowledge.

    I know I can buy online, but I prefer to see things in hand, because
    picture are not always accurate.

    I checked out Boerings (sp?) yesterday. For parts they had a little
    cabinet with everything mixed together. it was kind of like a mini gun
    store

    I miss being able to talk to people, about the best way to make fixes
    or things to watch out for. a forum is not quite the same
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    I don't know of any. I stop at Boerner's in Gorst pretty regularly because its the only place close but they don't have the best service or prices.

    I usually go to Mary's Pistols in Tacoma if I actually want to buy something. They have great service, and good prices and a gunsmith next door. If anyone knows of any good local ones let me know. Its a long drive to Mary's but Boerner's and that tiny place in downtown Port Orchard aren't cutting it.:(
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    Yeah, or maybe the small shops around here were horrible. I hadn't been to the store up in Poulsbo in forever but the rest of the stores before Sportsman's Warehouse put them out of business were pretty lousy in my opinion. Just environment wise they were small, dirty dimly lit shops with high prices and gruff slightly unpleasant sales people. I can see why they went out of business. It was unpleasant to go to them.:(

    They didn't go out of business from price. The prices weren't amazing at SW. If anything it was from selection, and ever since they were bought out Wholesale Sports doesn't stock anything!:huh:

    The last shop I really liked in the area was Bayside Shooters Supply.:paranoid:
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    That's the truth! Only went to Gehrings once because the guys there were jerks who wouldn't give you the time of day unless you were buying something, didn't like Sportsman's because the hick jocks I went to school with worked there and were a combination of stupid and rude but the new store is great but too commercial (they replaced the idiots with quality folk), Boerners is disorganized and pretty rag tag but the people are ok. Too bad there isn't a nice mom and pop store with quality hardware, ammo, and decent friendly folk that run it. I shoot out in the boondocks because the two ranges out here are ran by fascists. I'm a big boy, if I don't want to wear eye protection I'm not going to.

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    You know, there should be some kind of "fair trade" law that prohibits ANYONE from buying directly from a manufacturer.
    That would really even out the playing field, and we'd probably see the big box stores go the way of the Dodo.
    As for the gun enthusiast comment, I was just thinking about that earlier today.
    Im noticing that all of the "No Hunting" signs that became prevelent as I entered my teen years, have been replaced by "No Dumping" signs.
    A "sign" of the times, I suppose.



    Dean
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    What ever became of the Bremerton Music store on the east side of Bremerton. I use to go there in the late 80's to buy firearms.

    James Ruby
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    Besides Kitsap Music, the only music store I can think of, that was in East Bremerton was the old Bremerton Music.
    It was down in the old Sheridan Village, then moved across the street from 7-11 on Sylvan.
    It was just a little place and never did much biz.
    Never remember ANY music store selling guns, but after the music store closed down, it did become a gun shop for a while.
    Two different businesses, though.


    Dean