DGS Frequently Asked Questions
Dancing Giant Sales
Firearms Sales & Transfers
Sales &

& Repair

& Reviews

Hours of Operation & Appointments

For now at least, Dancing Giant Sales is only a part-time business. Like everyone else, I have a day job that pays the bills. Nevertheless, I will do whatever I can to accommodate the convenience of my clients.

DGS is regularly open 12:00pmĖ4:00pm on Sundays for walk-in clients, but appointments are always preferable, since I can conduct only a few transactions in a given hour. Outside of Sundays, appointments are best scheduled on Saturdays or Mondays, but other times can also be made available.

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 and I5 Guns & Ammo near Lacey, or attending a Washington Arms Collectors show.

When I do have a specialty firearm on hand that interests you, please inquire about that specific piece.

Ammunition & Accessories

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 orders around $600 or above, 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 doesnít have the space for much in the way of accessories other than the associated magazines for in-stock firearms. Special orders are always an option, so I will be happy to supply price quotes upon request.

Contact Information

The best way to reach DGS is by e-mail, but text messaging is also a good alternative. I can rarely answer or return phone calls immediately, especially outside my normal business hours. If you call, please be prepared to leave a detailed voice message.

Dancing Giant Sales
101 Pacer Ct. SE
Rainier, WA  98576

Or you may use the online contact form [coming eventually] to submit your information, to schedule an appointment, to request a price quote, to inquire about an available item, or to ask other questions.

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 information.

Sale & Transfer Requirements

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, thatís your prerogative, but please look elsewhere for assistance.

Legal sales or transfers require identification, proof of address, completion of BATFE Form 4473, and a successful background check via the FBIís National Instant Check System (NICS). Transactions involving handguns require additional paperwork for the Washington Department of Licensing and your local law-enforcement agency.

Handgun transfers without a Washington Concealed Pistol License also require up to a 10-day wait before delivery. Thatís 10 business days, excluding weekends and holidays. In other words, you may really have to wait for two weeks

Finally, the BATFE considers DGS to be located within a school zone. Any firearms that leave my premises must be unloaded and locked. Licensees and certain other individuals are exempt.

These are two good reasons to get your CPLóeven if you donít plan to carry a handgun on your person.

Payments & Prices

DGS can accept cash, checks, or money orders. Currently, my low volume and tight margins donít justify the startup costs and regular fees normally required for credit cards. However, thanks to pay-on-demand services, I can now accept credit cards at a five-percent surcharge.

Transfers are $25 each, though I do offer multi-transfer discounts. Special orders will require a $30 nonrefundable deposit. FFL-to-FFL shipping services are available at cost plus $5 but are subject to the limits of my schedule.

All original sales and commercial transfers are subject to sales tax (locally 7.9 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.

Dancing Giants

Iím 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 couldnít 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.

Iíve continued to use the name for my personal ventures ever since and registered the dancinggiant.com domain name in 1999.

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