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Good gun stores in Portland?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by njames, Mar 5, 2016.

  1. njames

    njames medford,or Member

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    Im going to be in Portland this coming weekend and I'm looking for some fun stores with good pricing. I'm hoping to be picking up a concealed if the price is right. Any suggestions ?
     
  2. pietro beretta

    pietro beretta Spokane, WA Active Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Ehhhh.... Good? I have been to NW Armory a couple of times but their prices aren't always that great... sometimes it takes them awhile to lower their prices to be competitive.
     
  3. pietro beretta

    pietro beretta Spokane, WA Active Member 2016 Volunteer

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    If you happen to be in Vancouver outside of Sunday or Monday, I would suggest stopping inside Sporting Systems downtown - get yourself a free coffee and red bull while you browse. You can pick yourself up a Spikes Lightweight Nickel Boron BCG.
     
  4. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    Depends on what you mean by "Portland".....

    J&B Firearms in Beaverton always has a good selection of handguns and NFA stuff
    NW Armory in Milwaukie has a good selection of most anything non-NFA
    99 Pawn in Oak Grove has a bunch of used guns
    Keith's out in Gresham has a great selection, but isn't great for information and chit-chat

    As you can see, none of these stores are in Portland. But they're in the greater surrounding metro area, so depending on where you're at you can probably find at least one to go to!
     
  5. CHLChris

    CHLChris Portland Metro East Love me some guns! Bronze Supporter

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    In my humble opinion, Keith's Sporting Goods is the best LGS in Portland. It happens to be way out in Gresham, but prices are rock bottom and they never give the stupid answers to questions bad gun stores are infamous for. They seem really quite even-handed, in that they don't push certain brands or platforms. On the other hand, they're also a bit aloof and dispassionate. You're not going to get a lot of yucks there. They won't ignore you, though. As long as you wait patiently, they'll always get to you.
     
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  6. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    Do you know what you want or do you want to kick around different options and yak at the guy behind the counter?

    I use to recommend Gun Broker off 82nd Driver, but last time I went in there, they had very little selection of new and a limited selection of used. Prices still seemed good and I did find a couple of used hunting rifles I would have taken home had I been in the market. Sportsman's Warehouse off 82nd Ave is good for chatting, assuming they are not too busy. I've always found the staff to be knowledgeable enough to carry on an intelligent conversation with. I like NW Armory (off 99E) and have purchased a few firearms from them. They are usually busy, but I've always found the sales people willing to take time with the customer. If I am just looking, I usually tell them to help someone else until I am ready to by. They aren't the place for deals (frankly I don't know of any place that has "deals" Bi-Mart is about the best price locally but have a very limited selection). NW Armory has a great, knowledgeable staff and their stock is very hard to beat. If you know what you're looking for and just want to buy it at a good price and then go, Keith's off of Powell is a great place for that. The staff isn't the most talkative, mainly because they are just very busy. I've never had bad service from them, but then again I am usually happy just looking around until I find something I want to buy. I don't like chatting and fondling every gun under the sun. I usually have a few options in my head, handle those and then purchase. Keith's is good for this and usually have good prices. It's a driver for me and NW Armory is way easier to get too.
     
  7. Randoja

    Randoja Beaverton, Or New Member

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    I like Curt's discount shooter supply in SE.
     
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  8. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    Does Curt's sell pistols? I've always gone there for AR and reloading supplies. Frankly I thought that is all they sold. Regardless they are a great place to stop.
     
  9. Randoja

    Randoja Beaverton, Or New Member

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    Yes, I got my Fnx .45 and shield there. They have a solid pistol selection imo.
     
  10. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    Huh....guess I just over looked it. In my defense both times I was in and out pretty quick, check powder selection and grab a few magazines.
     
  11. Randoja

    Randoja Beaverton, Or New Member

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    Ha it happens, I had time to look around during bgc.
     
  12. jblake00

    jblake00 North Oregon Coast Active Member

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    They had a Legion p226 last week that almost followed me home... $50 cheaper then NW Armory down the street!
     
  13. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Ditto on Keith's!
    However, they are busy! Have what you want or want to know on the tip of your tongue! They won't fool around with you if your a time waster! I'm with them to the nth degree! I don't want to stand around waiting for you to spit it out either! If you just want to fondle guns I suggest a box store like Cabalas or Sportsmans!:)
     
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  14. HarryHaller

    HarryHaller Kalama, WA Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Based on what everyone else has said and my personal opinion, I think the answer is there isn't a great gun store in Portland, you want to go to Milwaukee.

    Kurt's and 99 Pawn and gun are both great shops. 99 pawn doesn't have a huge selection but they'll definitely work with you on the price if you're interested in something. Gunbroker on 82nd was once my favorite gun shop, but their used selection hasn't knocked my socks off the last few times. Then there's NW Armory down the road too, I've never been impressed by their prices or selection but it's right there. I bet they're all within 10 miles of each other, I try to make that circuit once a month.
     
  15. Goosebrown

    Goosebrown Beaverton Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    I know it isn't local, but Sportsman's warehouse has good prices and they have a load of guns to check out. Also rumor has it that Cabela's matches prices on new guns. They have good service too. Not local if that is your primary thing though.
     
  16. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Hmm, never related to that 'till now. Portland doesn't have a gun shop. A few pawn shops that have a few used guns I guess, though the few occasions I've been in one to see the guns they have, well worn and Hi Point come to mind!
     
  17. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    I would highly recommend The Gun Room on 55th and Foster in Porkland! Everyone needs to stop in that store at least once!

    :)
     
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    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    And make sure you ask to see the Glocks ;)
     
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  19. 308

    308 ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ Platinum Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Isn't that the place owned by Warren who, when the AWB subsetted, said on camera that no one needs to own a "thug gun" like an AR15 or AKM/47? The place where, last time I checked listed their rifles above retail because the have "good service"...at least that is what the guy told me.

    But then again, maybe things have changed?
     
  20. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Hey! Yeah, Portland DOES have a gun store. I'd forgot.

    OP, be sure and get a review of The Gun Room before you stop in, K?