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

& Repair

& Reviews

Hours of Operation & Appointments

Dancing Giant Sales operates seven days a week.

For walk-in clients, DGS is regularly open 12:00pmĖ4:00pm on Sundays, but appointments are always preferable. Appointments are available at almost anytime, including evenings and weekends.

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, KP Gunworks in 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.

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 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 doesnít have much space available for accessories. 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 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 providerís 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 when I canít answer immediately. I will get back to you as soon as possible.

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, thatís your prerogative.

Legal firearms sales or transfers require identification, proof of address, completion of BATFE Form 4473, and a successful background check. Waiting periods are now mandatory for all types of firearms.

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 CPLóeven if you donít plan to carry a handgun on your person.

Waiting Periods

As of Jan. 1, 2024, Washington state
mandates a waiting period of 10 business days, excluding weekends and holidays, on all firearm transfers. Furthermore, no firearm may be delivered until the results of all background checks are known.

In other words, you will really have to wait at least two weeks before you can take your new gun home.

Training Requirement

Firearm purchasers must also verify 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.

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 HB-1143 training course.

Prohibited Items

Due to recent unconstitutional legislation, a variety of firearms and accessories are currently prohibited in Washington. These prohibitions are being challenged in state and federal courts. Meanwhile, DGS can offer compliance services in some cases. Please consult for specific examples.
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.

Transfers are $32 each, but I also 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 ďenhancedĒ background checks now required for all firearm transfers. This fee applies only to each transaction, so purchasing multiple firearms as part of single transaction will require just one $18 background-check fee.

All original sales and commercial transfers are subject to sales tax (locally 8.3 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 2024 price schedule.

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 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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