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I have used Tigard pawn for multiple firearm transfers. Their fee is reasonable and service is friendly and professional. Some folks have a beef with following their rules but it isn't difficult. If you are the seller, show up with a gun locking device (we all have a boxful of 'em!) and a color photocopy of your drivers license.
Well, first of all, the lady behind the counter does have temper issues, so I don't think some of the negative reviews in here are exaggerating at all.
I do agree with the other reviewer saying that they have their weird store policies (locks and $2 color copied ID) clearly written (if you pay attention) but nothing changes that they are still little traps trying to squeeze out more bucks from customers who are not aware of these. Stereotypical business tactics of a pawnshop in my view, plain bs.
Their firearm inventory is not impressive at all. And I find it funny for seeing that NWFA support banner because more than half of the NWFA members that I personally know have told me that they do not use them for the same reasons. Some stories I heard from them totally made me believe that every negative review on this forum is not exaggerating.
I once tried to support this business, but I just don't see any reason why I would continue when there are many other competitors with better attitudes.
Prices are a little higher but what can you expect from a dem state with panic buys
Would you recommend this resource?
Been there a while since way before I even turned 18. My first transfer there took long but my second one was under 30 minutes in and out. When I wasn’t able to drive home one of the guys even gave me a ride. Amazing customer service here, would recommend to anyone getting a transfer in the tigard or Portland area. Hopefully their selection increases
often have new pistols in stock at non piss-take prices
quick and reliable- no messing around
all the staff are great- there isn't that "one guy"
no free coffee or kettlecorn
Really the best place, whether buying or selling from the classifieds on here, or transferring something from Buds, CDNN, Aim etc or your auction wins. They'll contact the FFLs and exchange info quickly, and they'll call you promptly when your gun comes in.
If you're sending out a gun, they'll make that quick and easy too- you can provide a color copy, (both sides,) of your DL, or they'll make one for $2. Then they'll get it boxed up and sent out pronto. They have some USPS Flat rate Priority Mail boxes, or you can provide your own, unsealed box, though shipping will likely cost more.
Worth dropping by too, just to see what they might have for sale in their cases- there was a stack of new Glocks last week.
I've done more than 20 transactions this past year, ( so I should have written this ages ago), and each one has been utterly hassle free- The guys, (and lady), there are consistently pleasant & professional, which is more than you can say about me.
I was buying a gun from a friend recently, and we received a very fast & friendly service on the transfer from a young man working there. Due to Covid concerns, they were allowing only one transaction inside the store at a time(you wait outside if there are others), but that's understandable.
Years ago, before I got U.S. citizenship, they helped me with a weird transfer involving UPS shipping in/out. Because I was a legal resident(green card), background check took more work & longer, but people working there then were more than happy to help then, too.
Went there to do a purchase/transfer and the gentleman who answered the door, and did the transfer, was one of the friendliest people that I have ever come across. Had us in and out of there in no time at all, well except for the time it took for me to do the paper work and the maybe a minute for the approval to come back . I'll go back.
Bought a firearm online and had it transferred here. Was delighted by the experience.
Unlike multiple other FFLs in Portland I've dealt with:
They have a web site
It looks like it was created in the 21st century
It has all of their policies clearly spelled out
They answer emails
They don't open the package until you're there so you can inspect it
They call you within an hour of receiving the shipment
They have their license registered with many online companies and they keep it updated.
Considering some other FFLs I've dealt with, this is very professional.
The shop is clean and neat.
An earlier review referred to a "chubby blonde lady" behind the counter, which I think is very rude (she's not chubby). I talked with her while my background check was processing and she was a lot of fun to chat with - learned a lot about the pawn business in about 10 minutes from her.
They have a NWFA sign in their shop! Sweet.
Be sure to note their policies. Your gun must leave the store with a trigger lock - but who doesn't have a dozen of those laying around at home? Just bring one, otherwise you have to buy one. And they need a color copy of IDs when doing transfers from non-FFLs - either bring one or buy one. Policies are all laid out on their web site.
Can only base my review on this one transaction but this was one of the best FFLs I've dealt with for online transfers.
limited selection, but it's a pawn shop, so I can't ask for a fully stocked "gun store"
I've made several firearms transfers here over the past few years. Alan is great and we've had several conversations about firearms-related topics as well as just general discussions. He seems to genuinely care about his customers and I always feel welcome going there.
The transfer fees are reasonable and they're willing to negotiate on firearms prices. There is a $5 fee required for a copy of your ID if you are selling a firearm there; this is of course waived if you bring your own copy.