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West Coast Armory - Firearm Sales

Discussion in 'Washington Reviews' started by Northwest Firearms, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. Northwest Firearms

    Northwest Firearms Pacific Northwest Site Maintenance

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    West Coast Armory - Firearm Sales
    675 NW Gilman Blvd.
    Issaquah, WA 98027
    (425) 391-4867

    West Coast Armory
     
  2. rmlarsen

    rmlarsen Seattle Member

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    It's great we have a gun store here in Issaquah!!!!!

    Not a bad selection of guns and supplies, but bring your checkbook, they are not giving anything away. Ammo is real pricey, but they do have it.
     
  3. JCL

    JCL Eastside Member

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    I really like their customer service, and the ammo Ive bought wasnt that overpriced. Its not wholesale, but its not gouged. Pretty good prices on most things, IMO.
     
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    Contento Seattle Member

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    Love the guys who work in this place, and I think their prices-while not a bargain- are fair.


    They're also opening a huge indoor gun range in Factoria pretty soon- from the brochure it looks like it's gonna kick ***!
     
  5. oldkim

    oldkim Kent, WA New Member

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    The address for the new range looks like the old WSI Range.

    Looks great and I can't wait to go.

    A new range will mean competition for Wade's and Champion Arms (two closet indoor ranges).

    Thanks for the info!
     
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    bshnt2015 CA & WA Member

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    at-home-daddy Eastside < Puget Sound < WA New Member

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    Membership is cheaper than Wade's, too. Looking forward to checking it out. Hadn't heard a thing about it until now...thanks for the heads-up.
     
  8. fxdl

    fxdl Washington New Member

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    They'll deal if you can show them price from another source. They're way cheaper than Wade's if your using them to receive an order.
     
  9. at-home-daddy

    at-home-daddy Eastside < Puget Sound < WA New Member

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    Not unless they've changed their business practices. Last time I checked with Discount Guns (of which this range is part of), they wanted $50 to do a FFL...and that was a couple years ago. I've since heard they won't even do them anymore.
     
  10. at-home-daddy

    at-home-daddy Eastside < Puget Sound < WA New Member

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    My mistake -- I thought we were talking about the new range in Mill Creek, not the new one from West Coast Armory (which has nothing to do with Discount Guns).
     
  11. Jackalope

    Jackalope Seattle New Member

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    Nice guys. They installed a sling mount on my Rock River at no cost. I didn't even buy the sling mount from them.
     
  12. fxdl

    fxdl Washington New Member

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    WCA is great for customer service, I'm very happy to live down the block from them. They just told me the range should be opening in about two weeks, they'll be running discounts on membership for the first couple months.
    Can't wait.
    ~Ken
     
  13. TwoPoint

    TwoPoint Kitsap County New Member

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    very good customer service, with the exception of Baby Huey , all of the guys behind the counter are very knowledgeable
    or will send you to someone that is.
    the new range is outstanding so far, and they are still working out a few bugs. it looks like they now have a gunsmith on site.

    Range is great but can be ridiculously crowded on the weekends. they have 2 10 lane ranges 1 20yd -pistols only and 1 25yd
    for .308 or less (have to be a member for the 25yd)

    it is heated, so when you go it, its very comfortable. even when it was 35 out

    and No, I don't work for them but I and down there at least once a week during lunch!! :laugh:
     
  14. crosse

    crosse Bellevue Active Member

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    love the customer service there. rentals limited. But I would deal with the guys at WCA over Wade's ANY DAY. Prices are alright. I would try to negotiate, but I would gladly support WCA if the pricing was within $50 of internet prices considering shipping, transfer, and taxes. And often times they are.
     
  15. JCL

    JCL Eastside Member

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    I know exactly who you are talking about.


    But I am still extremely satisfied with their entire operation. I had a transfer for an AR15 and it went smoothly.WCA =$35, Wades quoted me at $35 transfer fee, plus tax, plus $10 service fee, plus 10% of the gun's value which came out to something like $110. LOL.

    Needless to say, I went to WCA in issaquah, paid off the transfer and bought a MBUS and box of Hornady 75g OTM .223.
     
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    USMC0811 Seattle area Member

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    bought my first gun in washington there. a glock 26. i requested to switch out the second mag for a g19 mag and the manager did without an extra charge :eek:

    so when i say its a good place, that is just my experience, and i'm going to buy there again.
     
  17. artifactr

    artifactr Seattle, WA Member

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    The guys both at the shop in Issaquah and at the Range are great. I'm a member at their range and before it was open I always had really great service from their store. They once gave me a full refund for an AK mag that failed when I took it in to show them and they gave me a refund no questions asked. They also put some night sights on that I didn't even get from there (did buy the gun there), only charged $25 and had it done the same day. I was also really impressed the first time I went to check out the new range. I was greeted by a cute red head girl who offered to give me a tour of the range. She showed me all of the ranges and some of their plans for the spaces that weren't even finished yet. She was very thorough and friendly, it was actually really informative. Every time I go to the range it's a good experience. The guys are always helpful and friendly. Needless to say I'll be doing business with them for a long time if they keep up this great level of service.
     
  18. DAE51D

    DAE51D Redmond, WA Member

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    I was apprehensive about going to this range because you have to be a member to even go, and that's $25 to join or something, so for months, I just kept going to Wade's.

    But as luck would have it on Saturday, a friend had joined and invited me, so it was only $10.95 and he said I could bring my AR15 (as a guest even!) Well more of our friends showed up than was planned and the guys there didn't even sweat us, they just let us all go in on his guest list (he's only allowed 3 normally). :thumbup:

    We were having a blast (no pun intended) and my friend with the Silver membership had to go (load up on fireworks) after a few hours. The range didn't tell the rest of us we had to leave. We even spread out and took up a few lanes and they didn't care or make us all share a single lane or anything. The staff were very very helpful and even fired off a few rounds of my AR and gave some pointers. :cool:

    The electronic target control panels in the member/rifle range are great. You can even program a distance. The nice thing is it's the same distance every time. It came in perfect for sighting in my scopes and lasers.

    I thought, this place is awesome. I immediately purchased a Silver membership of my own (for $300 with tax) and they even credited me back the $10.95 I had just spent.

    Then one of the guys there said, "you haven't even gotten a tour yet have you?" I had no idea there was sooooo much more to the place than the range we were on! This was all just gravy. They have class rooms and a full on gun cleaning room with ultrasonic/solvents/air hoses/etc for $5 to use, then he showed me the LE bay and and he told me about the IDPA pistol shooting on Tuesdays and the rifle one on Fridays for $12 each. I was getting a bit of a chubby at this point. :laugh: Those sound like a great time and I can't wait to go.

    It was so much fun a bunch of us went again a day later on Monday (being a holiday and all) and we brought our AR's, AK's, and one friend was even going to bring his new maritime shotgun (but didn't make it).

    Unlike Wade's they don't try to molest you for more $$ if you use your own ammo. All they care is that it's not steel core or jackets and they run a magnet over them if in doubt. Their target selection is good and includes the zombies, some hi-tech cross section weird one, standard circles and IDPA styles. I'd like to see more though, such as the numbered dots, color shapes, tactical body, and others. Also, they don't dry hump you for $10 for shooting the paper clip! It's hard not to compare this range to Wades, but honestly, it's like comparing a new car to an old one. The old standby is cheap and you get what you pay for. This is plush and luxury and you feel you are there with serious shooters and you're not going to accidentally get a bullet in you from some newb flailing around, talking and being a 'tard. I never feel at ease at Wade's, especially during the days when it's a madhouse of people and first time shooters. It's freezing cold there compared to this nice 68 degree WCA. And WCA filters the air from lead and such.

    I really can't say enough good things about this range and can't wait till they get more of it built out. They mentioned they're looking into reactive targets and bowling pins and other goodies! Shooting Sports Northwest has the lock on the automatic targets right now, and they charge way WAY too much to use them (and it's members only), not including the fact you have to use their fragable ammo on top of the hourly range rental fee!

    I would like to see them build a room that's more of a lounge. Maybe one where there is some couches, LCD TV, water cooler, vending machines, magazines and just a place to chill and give your ears, eyes, fingers a break and a place to bond with other like minded guys/gals. Old WSI had something like this in the lobby. SSNW has also something kind of like that.
     
  19. DAE51D

    DAE51D Redmond, WA Member

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    It's not the same place. It's an old DHL shipping building they have gutted and renovated with state of the art and brand new stuff. WSI was a few streets over I think.
    Wade's isn't even in the same league as WCA. Wade's got complacent and failed to innovate and keep up. I think they're going to get their asses handed to them by WCA if they don't step up their game with quickness. The ONLY thing they have going for them is their name/legacy and that they're relatively cheap to shoot there. (The range that is. The gun shop is still very very nice and I don't think anyone else has the selection and quantity of stuff Wade's Shop has)

    I've never been to Champion Arms so I can't say, but I doubt they compare either.
     
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    bigmacattack KING COUNTY Member

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    Aside from baby huey, whom i've not seen there for a long time, the store and range are great. Ammo prices are the same or often $1 cheaper than wades. Wish they had more military surplus 7.62x54 and 5.45 for my russian friends.

    The main thing is that they are friendly. They love answering questions and they don't treat you like you are an idiot if you ask a dumb one.(hey i don't own a AR). But they are very knowledgeable and they get most if not all my business.

    Just bought a G19 for 499. Same gun goes for 549(or 589 if you use a credit card:bluelaugh:) at wades.