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Sporting Systems - Downtown Vancouver

Discussion in 'Business Discussion & Reviews' started by svxr8dr, Oct 25, 2015.

  1. svxr8dr

    svxr8dr Vancouver, WA OathKeeper #004404

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    After hearing from a couple of friends about a new shop in Vancouver (specifically because they had individual misc. lower AR parts in stock). I checked out their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/dmsportingsystems) and decided to head down and check them out myself.
    There are no neon "GUNS" signs out front and they are located in a restored older residential structure just a couple of blocks north of Esther Short Park. Great looking wood floors and fantastic lighting make for a very warm and welcoming interior that I can only assume was a lot of hard work and elbow grease to remodel. I really don't have the words to describe everything their showroom had to offer. It was great seeing dozens of muzzle devices that you could touch and examine, Seekins safety selectors in a variety of colors, Aero Precision parts in stock, multiple trigger options, JP Enterprises buffers, Hexmags (and accessories), Raptor and Fortis charging handles, Troy PDW stocks (in black and FDE). I even held an examined my first Sharp Bros. Jack lower as well as a Leupold D-EVO. The staff was ultra pleasant and very knowledgeable and left me with the impression that this is a business that is customer service orientated. I'm looking forward to going back, though I do find it dangerous that my Credit Union is right next door.:eek:
     
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  2. Mwee07

    Mwee07 Vancouver New Member

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    I've bought some things there. Even attended one of their bull-shoot nights. It's super chill and there is even a table where you can bring in your weapon and work on it. Bench vise and tools and all that are available.
     
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  3. svxr8dr

    svxr8dr Vancouver, WA OathKeeper #004404

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    They hooked me up with a muzzle device for my Oly Arms 10mm AR, getting rid of my plain jane birdcage. I brought in the upper and they installed it right there on the spot for me too! They also sourced a kill flash for my Mepro M21. Got to hold my first Sig P220 10mm in Kryptek camo as well.
     
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  4. Cogs

    Cogs Washougal, WA. Volunteer Coordinator Staff Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Talking with a guy at Ammo Depot, in Vancouver, and he highly recommended Sporting Systems. I'm goin in this week.
     
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  5. Cogs

    Cogs Washougal, WA. Volunteer Coordinator Staff Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    What's a 'bull-shoot' night? Is that on Fri night?
     
  6. Mwee07

    Mwee07 Vancouver New Member

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    Yep. Every other Friday.
     
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  7. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Pretty much "show and tell?":D
    Sounds like a cool shop! I'll have to go give it a look see. I live pretty close to Vancouver.
     
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  8. Cogs

    Cogs Washougal, WA. Volunteer Coordinator Staff Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Stopped by today. I'm impressed! Nice store, good displays, lots of guns, great folks. Not a typical gun store. They got it goin on!

    Looks like their next Bull-Shoot night is Fri Feb 19th. Gonna try to be there to see what it's all about.
     
  9. Belial

    Belial Vancouver, WA Active Member

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    Caveat Emptor

    Read this on another board and thought I should share with the original posters permission. I have not dealt with this dealer, but reading this takes care of that for me.
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  10. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    There is at least one thread on here with some negative feedback about the place that was started recently but I can't seem to find it.
     
  11. MattBG

    MattBG Battle Ground, WA Member

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    I was in today. Overall, i was impressed by the service and inventory. I'll be back.
     
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  12. pietro beretta

    pietro beretta Spokane, WA Active Member 2016 Volunteer

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    I bought my Spikes lower from them.

    It's a pretty chill place, I have noticed that they enthusiastically get into long drawn out conversations with customers, so enthusiastically sometimes they forget to greet the other people. I don't think they figured out how to spread there attention around.

    It's a pretty small shop, but stocked well, no parking, when farmers comes on the weekends good luck finding parking on Saturday just go to the garage. I have been in three times and so far the bench has always had two people on it.

    More AR parts in stock here than I have seen most places. Spikes, Noveske, Areo, Mega - in stock, pretty sweet.
     
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  13. Vanillagerrilla

    Vanillagerrilla Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I went there for the first time on Friday. Really nice place, the owner greeted me and shook my hand. I like the open layout - it is very friendly for the customer, not closed off with a back counter and a "divide" for the buyer. Its a great concept that you can browse and hold and touch at your own pace.
    Prices are about as average as any where else.
     
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  14. 308

    308 ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ Platinum Supporter Silver Supporter

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    That says a lot more than nice floors and Shane Company accent lighting...imo
     
  15. SportingSys

    SportingSys Vancouver Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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  16. pietro beretta

    pietro beretta Spokane, WA Active Member 2016 Volunteer

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    The team has gotten better for sure!

    That's what your bull-shootin' night is for; those long conversations. Invite the story tellers back in for bull-shootin' :)

    Parking is a breeze on the weekdays, like today, I was able to park in the lot. It's the weekend that always gets me. ;)


    I like your shop, a lot, I am in every week.

    Thanks for handing out the event flyers for us, I appreciate your doing that, the more people we can get to help clean up our local shooting spots the better. :D

    Thanks for showing me the Legion as well!
     
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