The Gun Broker
13500 SW Pacific Hwy, Portland, OR 97223
One of Oregon's Last Real Gun Stores - Licensed Gun Broker Serving Portland Metro Area since 1990
Fax: (503) 908-1989
Three Locations to Serve You: 14981 SE 82nd Drive -Tigard Gun Broker 13500 SW Pacific Hwy - Woodburn Gun Broker 1083 N Pacific Hwy
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09/12/2011Provided by Citysearch -
New firearms are covered by factory warranty and we inform customers that the warranty is between the customer and the factory. If a customer buys a new gun that has a problem only the factory can do an exchange on it.
We still try to help the customer by packaging the firearm up and taking it to the post office; we try to be as helpful as we can. Sometimes the manufacturer will pay for shipping and sometimes they will NOT-we have no idea when they will or when they won
09/09/2011Provided by Citysearch -
What a horrible store. They sold me a new gun that did not work. Tried to take it in to have them fix return or exchange but they would do none of the above. ON top of everything the owner told me he could send the gun into the manufacturer at my cost. However I called them myself and they paid the shipping and fixing of the gun with not a penny cost to me. Cant say how upset I was as I even made a trade to them knowing they were a local company and trying to support them. Filed with the BBB as they should not be able to sell people broken items they claim are new and then not refund or exchange when the customer call bull on their practices. The manager/owner was even rude and arrogant from the start when I had come in very calm and polite. Despite the fact I was furious. I would HIGHLY recommend that if you plan to make a gun purchase skip The Gun Broker stores and either make a trip to the new Cabelas in Springfield or go online to BudsGunShop. Either of these are much better options than the shady practices of The Gun Broker shops.
12/28/2010Provided by Citysearch -
A few weeks ago, I stopped by the Gun Broker in Tigard to inquire about classes offered for CCW (Concealed Carry Weapons).
The young lady behind the counter informed me of two upcoming classes (Dec 14th and 28th) at 7:00 P.M. and a cost of $40.
She also admonished me to try to be there by 6:45 P.M.
Tonighte (Dec 28) we showed up at 6:30 P.M. to find the class had started at 6:00 P.M. and the paper taped to the front window indicated the cost was $80.
You have got to be kidding me.
To add insult to injury, the permit they were speaking of was for the state of Utah (due to it's reciprocal acceptance).
I do believe this will be my last visit to the Gun Broker (who by the way seems to have collected a number of very dissatisfied reviews other than the few listed on Cit y Search which seem to praise the place).
Old proverb......""BUYER BEWARE""
By the way...I still have their business card on the back of which the woman wrote the specifics in red.
11/25/2010Provided by Citysearch -
My experience with the Gun Broker covers about ten years, I've probably bought a dozen guns from them.
This shop has the combination of a good inventory, very friendly counter service, good prices, and knowledge of their sources. They also have a heck of a lot of knowledge about firearms, as well.
By their sources, I mean their distributors. In one recent case, I wanted a specific target handgun, and shopped the Gun Broker and a bigger local sporting goods store. The big store had one distributor, they didn't have the gun and couldn't get it for several (think the figure was six) weeks. The Gun Broker checked with two or three distributors, and had the gun in the store in two or three days. Steve knows EVERYBODY in the gun business, I think.
So, while their inventory isn't really massive, they are connected to the inventory sources, and they can get what you want very quickly. I've never encountered anybody who knows how to get specific guns for customers as well as Steve does.
In addition to their ability to deliver for you, they accept trade-ins and consignments. I've traded in a couple of times, and the prices were fair. You're always going to want more than the market price, so do a little research and be prepared before you walk in and expect to get the price you paid for a common handgun or rifle. They know their markets and they are fair dealers.
Prices are always competitive, sometimes surprisingly so. I believe that their prices are set based on knowledge of the market and the competition, and that the price you see on the gun is the price you'll pay, so don't expect to haggle with them.
The Gun Broker is always my first stop when I'm ""in the market"". The people there seem to have been there a while, so they actually recognize their customers and have the time to talk with you, if the place isn't crowded.
Like most gun shops, there are usually customers in the store. If you're there to chat, and there's a line waiting, be respectful of the time of the other customers and the person behind the counter, and ""decide and buy"" or come back at a later time, when there's no crowd. The folks behind the counter want to help everyone, and remember, they are there to sell guns.
It's a business, after all.
I want to add that background checks are handled very quickly at the Gun Broker. I don't know how they do it, but I don't recall seeing them wait for the State to answer the phone for more than 5 minutes. Maybe it's just luck, or that I tend to go to this store when there aren't a lot of people out shopping. They handle the paperwork very smoothly and quickly.
05/01/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I happened to be in town last month and visited this shop. As I was browsing through the used rifles, I heard a ""click-click-click-click-click"" sound behind me. I turned to see a teenage girl behind a corner counter, dry-snapping a revolver. She then proceeded to the display case behind the main counter, and TWIRLED it on her finger before placing it down. There were two other employees present and neither one seemed concerned about her unsafe firearms handling.
I have NEVER seen such a casual attitude when handling firearms in a gun shop, especially by the staff. That kind of behaviour gives a horrible impression to those unfamiliar with proper handling techniques. I did not stick around after witnessing these two foolish acts. I don't want to be around anyone who doesn't treat firearms with respect or at least common sense.
03/19/2009Provided by Citysearch -
OK, that review from the guy who posted in February '09 has GOT to be complete fiction. I have been in the Tigard, OR Gun Broker store many times, and have never been treated this way. Every time I have gone in there, the guys have been helpful, friendly, and didn't treat me like I was an idiot for asking questions.
Yes, their prices are a little higher than other stores, but you know what? It's worth it for the kind of service they give you.
02/05/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I moved to Tigard but I never knew about this place. I went there today looking for some Cor-Bon 115 grain +P for my 9mm. I walked around with by infant son in his car seat for a bout 5 minutes and no one said a word to me.
I went to the counter and stood for a few seconds. The clerk, a salt and pepper haired older gentleman, wouldn't make eye contact with me. After I stood there long enough he finally asked if he could help me. I barely said ""Cor-Bon"" before he said ""Nope,"" and started shaking his head. Didn't ask what caliber for alternatives, no suggestions or offers to order some. No tips on where to buy some since he didn't want to sell it. He looked back down and didn't say another word. I felt like I had insulted him or something.
I was going to ask about LE discounts on a couple thousand rounds of .223 for my new M4 but the guy made it clear he wasn't interested in helping me. I was also going to ask about other LE discounts to see if any of my coworkers should bother spending money there but after the cold shoulder treatment, for whatever reason, I'm going to tell everyone I work with and everyone I know not to bother going there. Go to Keith's, especially if you are in LE. To think, I almost did an FFL transfer here and nearly gave them some money. Glad I checked it out first. Don't waste your gas and time with these clowns.
Hey Phatass, was reading comprehension not one of your strong points? I'll try to break it down in to bite size morsels so you can get out of your own way when using your frontal lobe.
I went to the store looking for ammo. I asked and before I could finish the guy said ""Nope"" and didn't even make eye contact. Not, ""No sir, but we have other plus P or how about this?"" etc etc. You see the difference there genius? It's called customer service. I was there to buy whatever jhp 9mm they had but I wanted Cor-Bon as a first choice. And by the way 50 rounds of 9mm is not a case of .223. Compare and contrast d!psh!t. I bought two AR-15's during the same time period and they can't get 50 rounds of 9mm? Wow you drank the koolaid didn't you? I'll bet you were one of the the douchebags that was willing to pay $50 for p-mags too.
And as a matter of fact because I am a LEO is exactly why know about ammo trends. Who do your think uses the most ammo next to the military? Lets see thousands of cops x a minimum of 50 rounds each = more ammo then you've ever shot in your life. Or do you think cops have magical powers to make ammo appear out of the sky? C'mon dude, you really have to do better than that. They suck and you are an idiot for playing their game. Good luck with that.
01/07/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I took my concealed weapons class here, and this is where I will go for all my research when looking for any new or pre-owned gun. I was also impressed that they take me serious and they are respectful of me there. I like the customer service and how they make me feel comfortable and welcome. The staff are knowledgeable and helpful without over pushing just to make a sale. They seem to really care that you get what will fit you, rather than push merchandise.