Quantcast
  1. Sign up now and join over 35,000 northwest gun owners. It's quick, easy, and 100% free!

Good Prices in Vancouver?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by KTM530XCW, Apr 23, 2015.

  1. KTM530XCW

    KTM530XCW Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    736
    Likes Received:
    504
    Now that Brightwater is closed, what stores in Vancouver have reasonable prices on firearms? Discount guns and sportsman's make me bubblegum myself when i look at their price tags.
     
  2. ron

    ron Vancouver, Washington Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

    Messages:
    745
    Likes Received:
    617
    Discount guns is a oxymoron. There prices are ridiculously high. Sportsman is about
    your best bet.
     
  3. thirtycal

    thirtycal Camas, WA Active Member

    Messages:
    202
    Likes Received:
    193
    Not sure what items you're specifically referring to, but on average (for handguns at least), Sportsman's was usually just a few bucks cheaper than Brightwater. But don't get me wrong, I always bought at Brightwater if they had the item I was looking for - even if it cost more... I wanted to help keep them in biz.

    I dunno maybe sportsman's has raised their prices now that Brightwater is gone? Haven't looked there recently.

    Check out Cascade Firearms about a mile east of Sportsman's on Fourth Plain. Can't speak for his prices, but the owner is a good guy and I've been buy all of my reloading gear there; again, to help keep him in biz.

    Thirtycal
     
  4. thirtycal

    thirtycal Camas, WA Active Member

    Messages:
    202
    Likes Received:
    193
    And yes, forgot to mention that Discount Guns might as well be a pawn shop. I don't think they actually intend to sell any of their firearms. I'm guess they must be some sort of money laundering operation for the Russians or someting. I have no idea how their doors stay open - there can't be that many stupid rich people buying guns

    Thirtycal
     
    techiej and bakersman345 like this.
  5. djwalley

    djwalley Vancouver, WA Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

    Messages:
    98
    Likes Received:
    22
    Agree, Discount Guns is not discounted in many cases their are MSRP and more. Cascade on 4th Plain is great shop... Prices are close to Sportsmans, I encourage all to support the small business owners whenever you can...
     
  6. bakersman345

    bakersman345 Camas wa Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    676
    Likes Received:
    526
    S.W Washington Surplus has good deals. There cases are empty but you order from there website and get free shipping and no transfer fee. The prices are good on there.
     
    coyotecaller, edslhead and techiej like this.
  7. semajg

    semajg Vancouver Member

    Messages:
    66
    Likes Received:
    17
    311 Tactical on the East side is my go-to place. Knowledgeable and friendly staff from everything I've encountered, veteran owned/operated, they own up to and fix mistakes vendors make, have a good distributor network (last thing I ordered was from Lipseys direct through them), and have an active military/vet discount.
     
    dwaineshort likes this.
  8. edslhead

    edslhead Vanc Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Silver Supporter Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    2,171
    Likes Received:
    4,253
    I give S.W Washington Surplus two thumbs up also. I'll have to checkout the 311 Tactical. Haven't been in there yet.
     
    coyotecaller likes this.
  9. bakersman345

    bakersman345 Camas wa Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    676
    Likes Received:
    526
    I can't figure out how discount guns was able to open another store, these guys are slow, rude, and way way over priced. I second the the laundering scheme idea. The only place that matches there ridiculous prices is the fred Meyer on 117th.
     
    ron, dwaineshort and semajg like this.
  10. dwaineshort

    dwaineshort Vancouver WA Active Member

    Messages:
    459
    Likes Received:
    192
    There is also that new shop around 137 and 4th plane. Nice people they will try to order what you need. So will 311 also nice guys.
     
  11. djwalley

    djwalley Vancouver, WA Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

    Messages:
    98
    Likes Received:
    22
    Most important thing of all do what we can to support the small local gun store. Cascade on 4th Plain and 311 all need your support... Good people at both businesses...
     
    dwaineshort likes this.
  12. bakersman345

    bakersman345 Camas wa Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    676
    Likes Received:
    526
    I am always raving about SW WA SURPLUS. They dont have much stock but your order from their site comes with free shipping and no ffL fee. Only takes a couple days and they are great people.

    - the guy that owned brightwater has a new store called west coast gun exchange. It's by appointment only.

    - cascades he charges too much for his stuff in my opinion but you got to try to keep the doors openI suppose. He's nice

    - F discount shooters.

    Tropics prices are decent.

    Amd I think sportsman's has the most averge price
     
    clearconscience likes this.
  13. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    5,568
    Likes Received:
    7,052
    Personally I think sportsman is retail + $100 give or take.
    Just like all their other stuff.

    Now that you have to have a BGC I think it's worth it to shop online and ship to your favorite FFL. ( I like clark county gunsmithing)

    I like budsgunshop.com
    and kygunco.com
    They have awesome pricing and great specials.
    But I wouldn't hesitate to shop the classifieds here first.
     
  14. STANGBOYTOM

    STANGBOYTOM WA STATE Member

    Messages:
    88
    Likes Received:
    38
    Woodland guns and ammo always has a good selection of cool stuff and prices