Hours of Operation &
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 12:00pm–4:00pm 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 for
Mondays, but evenings are also available
throughout the week.
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
doesn’t 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.
The best way to reach DGS is by email,
but text messaging is also a good alternative. I
can rarely answer or return phone calls
immediately, especially outside of my normal
business hours. If you call, please be prepared
to leave a detailed voice message.
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, 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. Commencing
July 1, 2019, transactions involving handguns or
semi-automatic rifles will also require the
completion of the state Firearms Transfer
Application and will be subject to mandatory
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.
Commencing July 1, 2019, transactions involving
handguns or semi-automatic rifles will 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)
or until the appropriate agency has issued
In other words, you may really have to wait up
to two weeks to take your new gun home.
Commencing July 1, 2019, 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 required.
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 $25 each, though I do offer multi-transfer
discounts. Special orders will require a
nonrefundable deposit. FFL-to-FFL shipping
services are available at cost plus $5 but are
subject to the limits of my schedule.
Commencing July 1, 2019, 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 transferred.
All original sales and commercial transfers are
subject to sales tax (locally 8.0 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.
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.