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Brightwater Closed?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Jerry, Aug 20, 2014.

  1. Jerry

    Jerry Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I heard from a guy this morning that Brightwater Ventures has closed.

    Anyone know if this is true?
     
  2. Kimber Custom

    Kimber Custom Vancouver, WA Bronze Vendor Bronze Vendor

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    That was the word on Facebook from both Brightwater and SW Washington Surplus.

    Sad sign of the times.
     
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  3. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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  4. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    after I hear Crossroad arms (Joe) closing, brightwater was only my other option.

    now what. haha
     
  5. Throckmorton

    Throckmorton Florence,Ore ah gone Well-Known Member

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    is the gun store in woodland still open ? If so,isnt' he about the only one left 'locally' ?
     
  6. Kimber Custom

    Kimber Custom Vancouver, WA Bronze Vendor Bronze Vendor

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    Southwest Washington Surplus and of course Ortwein International
     
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  7. Martini_Up

    Martini_Up NW USA Well-Known Member

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    Where is Orwein?
     
  8. bassman2

    bassman2 SW WA Active Member

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    There's also 311 tactical on 164th - not much in the way of new stuff, a few consignments, and some accessories.
     
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    Kimber Custom Vancouver, WA Bronze Vendor Bronze Vendor

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  10. SynapticSilence

    SynapticSilence Battle Ground, WA Well-Known Member

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    Woodland Guns and Ammo is still open in the new location off of the Dike Road exit. Or at least it was a few weeks ago when I was in there.
     
  11. Thebastidge

    Thebastidge 10411 NE Fourth Plain Blvd Vancouver WA 98662 Well-Known Member

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    Brightwater Closing.jpeg I spoke with Nick Pratka this week. He's making every effort necessary to finish up any consignments or work in progress.
     
  12. PuddleMonkey

    PuddleMonkey Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Odd that his dilapidated A-Board was still out by the street today.
     
  13. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Is this any surprise?
    They had no inventory, and high prices. 311 is the same. They looked like they closed months ago.
    Why would you go spend money there when they have nothing to look at.
    I've gone in there a couple times and walked right back out angry I had to drive to portland to buy stuff, or order it online and wait for it to ship.
    Sportsman's is way overpriced. So I either go to northwest armory or curts, and mostly buying online.
    Online killed the retail store.

    I get so irratated walking into a "gun" store that has no parts/accessories and 5 or so gun to choose from, all over priced.
    There's a gun store off mill plain next to where gi joes used to be, but I haven't been in there.
     
  14. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I recently bought some uppers and lowers online and was going to have them shipped to 311 but after some troubles I decided to switch to another business, called brightwater and the transfer cost was triple what 311 was charging, so I told them no thanks, called clark county gunsmithing and they did it for less than anyone. And were great to deal with. I will be using them from now on.
     
  15. Sstrand

    Sstrand La Grande OR Well-Known Member

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    If you don't support your local gun shop with your business . . . THEY WILL BE GONE!!

    Consider this:
    The internet is cutting into the business of the local shop. When there are not many local shops, the "Powers- That-be" step in and close the internet to firearms transactions . . . THEN WHERE WILL YOU BE?

    Sheldon
     
  16. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Hopefully with all I need
     
  17. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    of course, but I personally never bought anything from there. because I never felt welcomed inside store. and they never wanted order a gun for me.

    too bad there is no solid gun shop in Vancouver area. :(
     
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