Precise Shooter store will be CLOSED on 1/21 and 1/22 for the SHOT Show 2015. We will resume our normal hours on Friday, 1/23.

Frequently Asked Questions


Q: How do I buy from you?

A: If you are local to Seattle area, see here. If not, here.

Q: Do you take credit cards? Is there a fee?

A: Yes, we do, except on special-order Freedom Arms revolvers. There is no fee for paying with a credit card.

Q: Will you ship to California?

A: Yes. We have an account with CA DOJ and we are authorized to ship to California. However, it is YOUR responsibility to ensure that the item is legal. If it is not, you will be responsible for all the return shipping charges and 15% restocking fee.

Q: Do you take trade-ins?

A: Sometimes, but we are only interested in firearms that are not in current production. We do not take optics, magazines, tactical items, or anything like that. The guns that we take in trade-in must match our personal collection which is focused on extremely accurate firearms (think Dan Wesson revolvers, competition pistols, bench-rest quality rifles) and communist block military weapons, although a few Enfields and Mausers have managed to take root there recently as well. We never resell the guns we receive in trade!

Q: Do you do layaways?

A: Yes, we do. We ask that the guns put on layaway are paid within 30 days. We do not charge extra for this service.


Q: I just bought something on the Internet, and need to ship it to a local dealer for transfer. Can you help?

A: Yes! Please see this page for the description of how this works.

Q: I-594 mandated that person-to-person sales we handled by a licensed dealer. How does this work?

A: It works roughly the same as any other FFL transfer. Please see this page for the description of the process.

Special orders

Q: A firearm I am looking for is not very rare, but you don't have it in stock. Can you special order it for me?

A: Most likely, yes. Please see this page for details.

Q: I am looking for a super-rare gun that is out of stock anywhere. If I backorder it from you, when can I get it?

A: Unfortunately our distributors NEVER project ETA dates, and so we can't, either. On some guns backorder time can last for 6 months, even a year. Some may never be received at all. Please see this page for what we can and cannot order.

Q: I am looking for a gun that is out of production. Can you find it for me?

A: Unfortunately, no. At the moment we deal only in new and surplus guns. We will be happy to help you with an FFL transfer from Gunbroker.

Q: I want a military surplus gun that you do not have in stock. Can you order one for me from (Century, SOG, SAMCO, ...)? I would like a fully matching gun with a nice bore, 95% or better metal, and a decent stock.

A: Unfortunately, as we cannot guarantee the quality of military surplus firearms, we do not special-order them. We will be happy to help you with an FFL transfer from one of many online sellers that do.


Q: Do you take guns for consignment?

A: No. Reselling guns acquired from private citizens is subject to a different, more complicated process (such as having it cleared by police). We are not set up to do this.

Q: I am out of town and can not pick the gun up right away. Can you hold it for me?

A: Yes, if you are out of town, we will hold your gun for you for up to two weeks. If you are not traveling however, we prefer that the gun be picked up within a week (excluding the time it takes for the paperwork to clear). If you fail to do this, we may sell it to the next customer who expresses an interest in it.