*** Store Schedule ***
Open Sunday Feb 25 11am-3pm
Closed Sundays and Holidays
It is important to secure firearms, parts and ammo:
Always be prepared; the evil and undesirable will continue unseen...
Everyone must recognize that unstoppable measures are in the future
All AR-15 pattern rifles ~ $600 to $1000 have basically been bought up
nationwide due to recent news & heightened attention on these rifles.
02/22 Be forewarned: pricing will rise as supply continues to go down.
I have been preaching preparedness for these events for over a year!
Always the lowest, reasonable pricing for a genuine brick & mortar storefront
Providing ETHICAL, HONEST, NO BULLSHIT recommendations and advice
on proven products I use and rely on, not just "another item to sell or markup"
I seek to find the best deals on quality proven firearms and products,
and will offer the lowest prices possible, rewarding repeat customers
Call or visit somewhere else if you:
Are prone to counter or argue every fact (not opinion) on gun/product
that you yourself have asked me what my observations or findings were -
Would ask 20 questions on insignificant details or frivolous issues
about what some internet gun blogger wrote on a particular gun/product -
Repetitively question what store price would be on every variation
of firearm then voice comparisons to online price houses in the CONUS -
Ask any of the above (and infinitely more) specifically on firearms,
then reveal you have no prerequisites done yet for Hawaii requirements,
and proceed to criticize/complain/compare procedures locally & elsewhere
Handgun purchases require 'notarized training certificate' and a two week waiting period.
Rifles and shotguns require a longgun permit. No one wants to deal with these procedures
but they are required and must be done along with filling out Federal fm 4473 upon pickup.
For rifles/shotguns: It takes two weeks to get a longgun permit and then it's good for a year.
- Firearm registration procedures with HPD -
I do not offer 'military or law enforcement discounts' because everyday prices are low enough.
I don't have items marked up high then offer a discount to give an impression of lower prices.
Repeat customers receive further discounts. Active NRA/LIFE instructors receive discounts.
That is how I believe it should be, and those who understand the concept will agree.
Factors considered on prioritizing: Demographics and local practicality
Priorities of shop inventory:
AR15 rifles, lowers, parts to build/repair ARs, Glock handguns, spare parts,
9mm - 5.56mm - 22lr ammunition, mags, few other popular calibers & mags,
few Surefire lights, reputable quality designed folding or fixed blade knives
Much of the decision is sensible; what will most people not only need now,
but also consider what will be sought after and be readily saleable/tradable!
- Firearms & Equipment Recommendations -
Not a priority for shop inventory:
.308 or larger calibers & firearms chambered for them, majority of revolvers,
most bolt/lever actions unless in .22lr, firearms circulating less than 10 years,
reloading items, binoculars, rangfinders, lasers, excess inventory of holsters.
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The final symbol of freedom in America is the right to own firearms.
I sell products ethically. I don't merchandise unnecessary items or steer customers wrong
by sales pitching firearms and related accessories the way most shops do nationwide.
Firearms are serious. For defense, hunting, even shooting as a hobby: when you've had
enough of the BS in the firearm industry, you'll get honest answers and experience here.
- Why I have a different approach to firearms and equipment sales -
POSTED: Fair Warning
Sorry, no service given to anyone who:
- Argues/whines about firearms permit requirements (there's no instant fix
for improving HI laws so don't try to teach me about how it is better in
other states) - You think I like the restrictions we have here in Hawaii?
No dealer can complete firearm transfers unless person clears requirements!
If we aren't involved with the good fight and political effort, we cannot complain.
- Proclaims that I don't seem to appreciate military service personel
because further discounts aren't offered on prices already as low
as possible yet somehow keep doors open as a gunshop in Hawaii.
- Insinuates they know more about firearms, training or tactics more than
others who haven't (as far as they think) served in a LE or MIL capacity.
(and often end up revealing they recognize only one side of numerous tactical situations)
- Projects an attitude of deserved entitlement because they are better than others -
or worse, brags about how much better they are since they conceal carry in other states.
If one is so superior, be humble and find out what it takes to bring others up to speed.
Amazing isn't it? There are those who go around presenting the above headaches
and I will not tolerate it - neither should the next good citizen in Hawaii or elsewhere
No extra charge (Visa,MC) for in-store standard credit card purchases
Credit card company Reward / Gift cards will have a 2% surcharge.
Retail shops lose insane amounts in card processing fees...!
* Exceptions will be on the obviously low, special cash sale priced items *
NOTICE REGARDING ALL FIREARM PURCHASES
Policy: No refunds on any firearms once serial numbers are issued to purchaser.
Arrangements can be made to sell firearm(s) without consigment fees for refunds
only upon medical waiver denial in permit process, options only in extreme cases.
Signs and signs - at gunshops in the Continental US
[ stark reminder that products and services aren't free ]
[ and yes, my pricing is good and fair for a small gunshop ]
My FFL usage fee is 8% of dealer cost,
minimum of $15 and maximum of $150.
[Storage fees added on guns left > 90 days]
HI state : $42 firearms procedure fee.
My shop has no additional NICS fees.
[ 2016 "Rapback" $42 is a one time fee]
Specializing in defensive firearms and training, Kaneohe Gun Shop is your source for products that are proven and hold true to the adage
“you get what you pay for”. Quality only needs to be bought once, and the knowledge one acquires through the sale is perhaps the most valuable of all. Firearms for hunting and target shooting are likewise offered based on personal experience and reputable gun manufacturers' history or track record. Selling bargain guns or accessories just to make another markup in the store is not in my interest. Helping people arrive at higher ability in firearm and fighting skills in rapid time frames is my goal and that path does not allow wasted time/money with unnecessary/ inferior products or tedious learning processes.
This is why I talk up training beyond the typical gun range and why I pursue aggresive physical training 4 to 5 nights a week. - Combatives -
It is also why I recommend knife, empty hand
and 'improvised tools' reality training even more than live fire practice at a peaceful firing range. Progressive annual training is also my personal requirement, and that takes a budgeting of time and money that does not need to be spent on the next miracle gadget or promised wonder gun. Rehearsals and drills should be recurrent and frequent, not excessive range visits to send rounds often wastefully downrange. It does not need to take years for responsible gun owners to cultivate mindset and formidable ability to thwart malice and evil that may present itself to loved ones and innocent around us. -Force on Force-
If you are concerned about personal protection, safeguarding your family and being prepared, why would you take ANY advice from
those who do not continuously train and progress in that manner?
Jump to common references on this site:
Firearm Registration Procedures with HPD
Handgun Courses for Hawaii Requirements
Firearm Testing and Protective Gun Finishes
Musings & Observations: Facts to Consider
LIFE / Hawaii Rifle Association Fun Shoot
TSA Regulations for Firearms, Ammo, etc
Koko Head Shooting Complex Information
SSF 2017 was held Father's Day weekend
June 17-18 at Koko Head Shooting Complex
Hawaii Rifle Association presented the annual Shooting Sports Fair at KHSC June 17 and 18.
A great time for many individuals and families who attended and enjoyed many firearms -
an incredible opportunity to handle and shoot numerous firearms at a singular event that one
just would not be able to see and experience at any given range location on any regular basis.
Archery and airsoft venues were also available to enjoy in addition to firearms.
Thank you to all the volunteers who presented this annual event!
Hunting & Fishing Weekend 2017 was held September 16-17 at KHSC
Held every fall, the Hawaii Hunter Education Program and Hawaii Food Bank presents a two-day
event to celebrate National Hunting & Fishing Day. Canned food and cash donations are accepted
for activity coupons to participate in archery, centerfire and .22 cal rifles/handguns, muzzleloaders,
airguns, fishing simulator, classic cowboy action firearms and shotgun trap shooting. Thanks to all
volunteers and attendees who supported the event and helped Hawaii Food Bank feed the hungry!