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 12:00pmĖ4:00pm 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.
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.
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.
101 Pacer Ct. SE
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
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, thatís your prerogative; 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
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 at least 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
These are two good reasons to get your CPLóeven
if you donít plan to carry a handgun on your
DGS can accept cash, checks, or money
orders. Currently, my low volume and tight
margins donít justify the fees entailed by
credit cards. However, layaway options are also
Transfers are $20 each (with a $5 surcharge for
handguns without CPL). Special orders will
require a $25 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.
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 ever 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.