Hours of Operation &
Dancing Giant Sales is now a full-time business!
For walk-in clients, DGS is regularly
open 12:00pm–4:00pm on Sundays, but appointments
are always preferable. Appointments are
available at almost anytime, including evenings
Showroom & Inventory
DGS does not maintain a public showroom,
nor will I have inventory available for casual
browsing. My goal is to provide products and
services at the lowest possible prices, which
means that stock and space are very limited. For
hands-on browsing, I recommend visiting a
storefront shop, such as Private
Sector Arms in Olympia, I5 Guns &
Ammo near Lacey, and Long Shot
Indoor Range in Yelm, or attending a Washington
Arms Collectors show.
When I do have something on hand that interests
you, please inquire about that specific item. My
current inventory will be listed on GunBroker,
but discounted pricing will usually be available
to local buyers.
Except when dealing with very large quantities,
it is difficult for DGS to offer
ammunition for sale at competitive prices.
Big-box stores or online retailers will usually
be the most affordable options, but for large
orders, I may be able to provide modest savings
for local customers. Please see Ammunition Sales
& Resources for more information.
Similarly, as a small-scale operation, DGS
doesn’t have much space available for
accessories. Special orders are always an
option, so I will be happy to supply price
quotes upon request.
The best way to reach DGS is by email,
but Yahoo, Google, Comcast, and other email
providers have recently begun blocking my
replies or marking them as spam, so please add
dancinggiant.com to your provider’s list of
trusted domains. Text messaging is also a good
alternative. Calls are always welcome, but I
have weird luck with phones. If you call, please
be prepared to leave a detailed voice message in
case I can’t answer immediately. I will get back
to you as soon as possible.
101 Pacer Ct SE
You can also connect with DGS on social
media. Like Dancing
Giant Sales on Facebook or follow @DancingGiantFFL
on Twitter to receive regular updates and other
Sale & Transfer
Until we can change things through political or
judicial processes, the law is what it is. DGS
is here to help those who want to stay within
the law to do so as easily as possible. For
those not ready to comply with recent
legislation, that’s your prerogative.
Legal sales or transfers require identification,
proof of address, completion of BATFE Form 4473,
and a successful background check. Transactions
involving handguns or semi-automatic rifles also
require the completion of the state Firearms
Transfer Application and are subject to
mandatory waiting periods.
Finally, the BATFE considers DGS to be
located within a school zone. Any firearms that
leave my premises must be unloaded and locked.
Concealed Pistol Licensees and certain other
individuals are exempt. This is a good reasons
to get your CPL—even if you don’t plan to carry
a handgun on your person.
Whenever a federal background check is delayed,
the transferee or buyer will be subject to a
waiting period of up to three business days, excluding weekends and holidays.
Transactions involving handguns or
semi-automatic rifles require “enhanced”
background checks to be performed by the
appropriate state or law-enforcement agency.
This requirement will necessitate a waiting
period of up to 10 business days, excluding weekends and holidays.
In other words, you may really have to wait up
to two weeks to take your new gun home.
Purchasers of semi-automatic rifles must also
certify their completion of firearms safety
training within the last five years. The
training must include instruction on basic
firearms safety rules, firearms and children,
suicide prevention, secure gun storage, safe
handling of firearms, and state and federal
firearms laws. However, no documentation is
Many trainers now offer compliance course for
modest fees. However, others have made the
training available online and for free. Sporting
Systems was among the first to do so, and
I am pleased to recommend their I-1639
DGS can accept cash, checks, or money
orders. Currently, my low volume and tight
margins don’t justify the startup costs and
regular fees normally required for credit cards.
are $30 each, though I do offer
multiple-transfer discounts. Special orders will
require a $35 nonrefundable deposit from new
customers. Though usually unnecessary,
FFL-to-FFL shipping services are available at
cost plus $10.
The state mandates an additional fee of $18 to
offset the cost of the “enhanced” background
checks required for semi-automatic “assault
rifles.” The SAR fee will apply to each rifle
All original sales and commercial transfers are
subject to sales tax (locally 8.1 percent),
which I must collect on the actual purchase
price or the fair market value of received
merchandise. Private-party transfers are exempt
from sales tax but may be subject to use taxes.
Buyers are responsible for paying use taxes.
For a detailed breakdown of all prices and fees,
please see my 2023
I’m often asked about the origin of my business
name. When I was younger, I played a lot of
tabletop role-playing games, including the
infamous Dungeons & Dragons. During one
session, our party of adventurers bested a
couple giants we couldn’t defeat in combat.
Through a bit of trickery and a lucky piece of
magic, we compelled them to dance forever after.
When our characters later retired from the
adventuring lifestyle, we established an inn and
tavern that we named the Dancing Giant in honor
of that earlier moment of glory.
I’ve continued to use the name for my personal
ventures ever since and registered the
dancinggiant.com domain name in 1999.