I have never shipped a gun before, so I was extremely nervous about the whole thing. I called several stores near me and they would not ship my father's old rifle to my brother in Oregon. However, Pony Express would, and they charged me almost half of what I thought it would be. Regardless of the price though, the young man behind the counter talked me through the entire process, told me how it would be packed and sent to a gun store in Oregon so it was all above board, and I left reassured that I had followed all laws and that Dad's gun would get to my brother safely. I am not a shooter myself, so I don't know if I'll ever be buying anything from here, but they were so patient with me I wanted to leave a review to let everyone else know.
I will never go to any other gun store! I needed a very expensive, very specific hunting rifle for my husband for Christmas, but no one had one and not one store would order one for me....except this store. Miles, Jim, and the young girl who works there (I didn't get her name) all helped me through the process, got the rifle ordered, and went above and beyond to get it to me before Christmas, even though UPS was backed up for days. My husband was thrilled beyond belief because he was convinced no one locally could track the gun down. This place really cares about their customers, they were chatting and joking with me during the background check wait - they even helped me load it into my car! :)
I sold my father's Colt to these guys because they were the only ones who could tell me anything about it. I went to the two "big box" stores, and all they did was look in the "gun blue book" to try and guess what it was worth. At Pony Express, they pointed out specific things to me like the inspector's mark, the specific type of magazine it had, and the owner could even tell me the year it was made just by glancing at the serial number. These guys know their stuff. I didn't want my beloved Dad's gun going to someone who would use it for shooting practice because the place selling it had no idea what it was. I know it will go to someone who will care for it better than I could.