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 12:00pm–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.

Contact Information

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.

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

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, 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 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.

Waiting Periods

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 written approval.

In other words, you may really have to wait up to two weeks to take your new gun home.

Training Requirement

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 training course.

Payments & Prices

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.

Transfers 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.

Dancing Giants

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.

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