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Most all my firearms purchases have gone through Gators and I am a VERY satisfied customer! Now that gun shows are not the same anymore, I shop used stock at GCG inc. and I’ve found some excellent deals. I’ve also found ammo that I could not get elsewhere for very specific firearms I own. Love this gun shop!
This place is like Cheers....where everybody knows your name! Great prices, and excellent service.
I have been a client of Gator's for nearly 5 years. They are my go-to resource for firearms needs. Wally, Ben, Mike, and Cody are wonderful people and offer a service and friendship you will never get at most gun shops, and especially any big box stores. Prices are ALWAYS very good. My #1 FFL!
wally and Ben are great guys to work with, lots of stuff. Fair business
Lots of Stuff Fair prices, nice SM BIZ that works for you
Gators has been around for years. They are the premire gun store and gun smith in Cowlitz County. They have probly know more about guns than anywhere in the state. Great gunsmith and great guys to work with.
Plus I have always been fairly treated by the owner. They give it to you straight, no kinding around and all is done legally and above board. Visit them and their store and you will have a treat. Ammo is short but their prices are fair and I'd rather give my buziness to a local member of the community.
Don't go there asking stupid questions cause "Homey don't play that" LOL.
Staff; Service; Selection; Competitive Prices; Transfer Fees; Knowledge; Helpfulness
Lines Sometimes Longish; Distance From Vancouver
Of all the Washington gun stores between Olympia, Vancouver, and Tri-Cities, for my money the best is Gator's Custom Guns in Kelso. Even though they're not a big-box retailer, and the lines can be longish at times due to their popularity, they are nonetheless competitive. I realized this yet again a couple days ago when I bought ammo at Gator's then stopped by Sportsman's Warehouse on the way out of Kelso and, sure enough, prices were higher at Sportsman's. Rather strangely, the variety of ammo at Gator's was also better. That may be more of a poor reflection on Sportsman's than an atta-boy for Gator's, yet it is still striking when a local store is able to outperform a big-box retailer. The transfer fees they charge at Gator's are also quite reasonable. But the big plus with Gator's is the staff. Even though they really, really know their stuff, they don't treat you like dirt just because you ask them a question. There are some gun shops which have a terrible reputation for arrogance and mistreatment of customers who ask for help (there's one on Foster Blvd. in SE Portland that comes to mind), but you won't be treated like that at Gator's -- at least I've never witnessed it. Every gun store will have its pluses and minuses from the perspectives of different customers, but if you do your business at Gator's I'd wager you'll very much appreciate their quality service and selection.
I went here the other day and was greeted as I walked in the door even though they were busy with customers. They’re a bit out of the way for me but I will definitely be back when I’m in the area. They had a nice selection to browse through and the prices all seemed within reason.
Good prices. Technically great since most of the big stores are either wiped out or through the roof on ammo prices.
Clean layout, easy to move around stuff and other customers.
First visit. Meet up for a private transfer. Only $20 , very fair right now.
Tons of new stuff at decent prices.
Tons more used stuff at great prices. Laid out in easy to access areas. Excellent use of space.
Been a few weeks since I was in there, but everyone seemed friendly and helpful. Prices were very reasonable and the shop was clean. I look forward to going back and taking an antique firearm there and having it appraised.
The store is a treasure trove I have found magazines for H&K, Ruger and M1A's and at great prices. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly and while the new shop is roomy and a helluva lot easier to get around in I sort of miss the snug, cave like quality of their old digs. Nonetheless, I enjoy my monthly excursions up to Kelso just to go to Gator's
The best little gun shop you’ll ever visit. It’s no bigger than a walk in closet, but jam packed full of excellent deals. The owner says “I’m running a gun shop, not a museum” and the prices definitly reflect that. Very friendly and knowledgeable, veteran father and son owned and operated.
Excellent source for AR15 builds, Ammo, Silencers, and a large selection of good used guns as well.
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