Our nation and the world is swept up in the newest spin

of events - because of most unexpected issue of virus.


And now, the sensible reminder locally and nationwide:


No need to go to questionable areas in concerning times.

Avoid instigators and troublemakers.


More than ever, those armed in the USA must be smart:

THINK FIRST.  GUNS LAST.  Don't be rash or act hastily!


Understand that you are responsible for your own actions!


All purchases and verbal discussions at Kaneohe Gun Shop

imply personal responsibility of the customer.





'TO WASTE SOME TIME' or to get information

on how to aquire a firearm. Go to HPD link below.

HPD Firearms procedures : all by appointment only

- HPD Firearms webpage: make appointment online -


Come on by when you are ready to purchase, have

specific item(s) in mind, or to see examples of featured items shown on main inventory page or specials page.


Got a longgun permit? Get here, pay for & secure the

rifles you wanted! It appears the gun-interested public

has forgotten the crucial election is Tue November 3 !


***  Store Schedule may vary this week  ***

check below for the week's schedule updates to be posted


Wed, Thu  12-5pm



From website oneoahu.org FAQs


At present time, there is a resurgence of COVID-l 9 within the City due to large gatherings in uncontrolled environments. To protect the public health and for the long-term benefit of the economy, the City must take measures through this Order, including slowing the reopening process and limiting certain activities and businesses again to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Pursuant to Haw. Rev. Stat. § 127A-25 and the Rules of the Mayor City and County of Honolulu, dated March 20, 2020 (“Mayor’s Rules”) promulgated under that section, each of the orders contained in this Order (“the Orders”) shall have the force and effect of law.



concerning current situation with coronavirus:

items harder to find, takes longer to ship out from distributor warehouses

demand of merchandise needed is higher than supply, select new inventory

cannot be found at distributors; thus pricing of current inventory must rise



From end of June, all hopes that national distributor inventories

will slowly regain ordering quantities has been dashed because

virtually all commonly requested/desparately needed inventory

from big distributors is still ZERO! [ guns - ammo - accessories ]


Big distributors with multiple locations nationwide still have

1-2 week covid issue delays in packing and shipping orders.


All across America there are thousands of new gun owners

depleting normal national inventories, bringing about gouging,

and produces more uncertain, inexperienced firearm owners.


Absolutely pray that individuals be smart, careful and thinking

of those around them and beyond what is seen at the moment.

Irresponsible individuals will bring blame upon all gun owners.


Since there is very limited supply of obvious necessities, crucial ammunition and guns have been at higher prices

nationwide; clear result of demand outpacing any supply.


-Enlightening: Gun industry vows not to get burned again-






Since end of July, all that can be found at most nationwide

distributors are the high echelon / top tier / specialty guns.

Since industry distributors don't have their usual inventories

of firearms and accessories, most consumers search online

sellers on gunbroker or similar to acquire their desired items-

unavoidably at much higher pricing than usual at local shops.

Buy locally when you can; ensure your local firearm sources!


I cannot believe how high the prices of guns and parts have risen to

across the nation - check Gunbroker.com and search the spectrum of popular semiauto handgun and rifle manufacturer or model keywords

and even as a 30+ years firearms dealer, I never thought the outcome

of coronavirus and nationwide entitlement / shameful actions / racism would create millions of new firearm owners & high levels of gouging.

Since July 1, the resurgence of national inventory purchasing has

depleted all popular guns, ammo, parts - cleaning out distributors!

Gun and ammo manufacturers will not be able to produce enough

quantity of high demand items in the next month before elections!

If you wanted to get this or that; firearm or not, you need to act now.

Pay for goods, get guns secured, complete prerequisites, do it now!


Want to protect yourself, family and loved ones?

Interested in shooting sports or collecting firearms;

preserving and building up on valuable investments

that you, friends or family already own? Get active

in firearms, prioritize and secure guns & parts now

before divisive politics and social media influence

more of the United States which will drive anti-gun

sentiment into votes; irreversible restrictive laws.

Learn facts, start permit process and get moving!

There will be election developments before you know it;

costs will rise & time spent on procedures will increase!


Get ready: Politics involving firearms (limitations & restrictions)

are heating up! All those who kept waiting and procrastinating

on purchasing mag-fed semiauto military rifles over the past 3

years had better secure some and get AR-15 lower receivers

before unexpected/unstoppable issues put more laws in effect!



HPD Firearms procedures : all by appointment only


- HPD Firearms webpage: make appointment online -



It is important to secure firearms, parts and ammo:

Always be prepared; the evil and undesirable will continue unseen...


Everyone must recognize unstoppable measures are in the future


 No gun laws will stop evil doers from conducting their crimes 


 Only the good citizens will be affected by firearm restrictions 


 Why can't the majority of Americans acknowledge that fact? 


Media, celebrities, and now an incredible number of younger citizens -

this is the unimaginable yet real outcome of what I referred to in 2016:

"Everyone must realize that unstoppable measures are in the future..."

Always more misdirected anti-gun sentiment and frenzied social media;

accumulated public outcry resulting from tragic events involving firearms

You or I or any good person - cannot guarantee stopping all evil or evil doers.

No additional restrictions or legislation could protect everyone every second.


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


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


3% fee for any card payments made by phone. No AmEx or Discover.

* 3~4% discount on cash purchases of firearms! *

( *all firearms new unless indicated* )


FFL transfer fees and shipping costs: CASH

Any merchandise purchases under $20: CASH


Guns purchased / unclaimed / not arranged for shipment to FFLs in other states after

60 days will be subject to sale or disposition. These guns are subject to storage fees.

Handguns $1/day, Longguns $2/day. Storage fees will apply to any claim for firearms.

Firearms left over 120 days are forfeit, will be sold, and cannot be claimed by anyone.


From May 2020: Guns purchased and planned for pickup locally

will have up to 180 days for pickup allowance because of delays

thru HPD appointment scheduling due to current Covid situation



No refunds on any firearms once serial numbers are issued to purchaser.


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.

Kaneohe Gun Shop is located at 45-1117 Kamehameha Hwy

Link: pictures of building on Kam Hwy

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. - Kickboxing -

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 often sending rounds 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:



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 2019 was held July 20 & 21 at Koko Head Shooting Complex

Just a sampling of many pistol configurations at Shooting Sports Fair July 20 & 21


Just some of the semiauto rifles that were at Hawaii Rifle Association's SSF 2019


Hawaii Rifle Association presents the annual Shooting Sports Fair.

Many firearms along with archery and airsoft venues were enjoyed by the public

including numerous youth and multitudes of interested first-time SSF attendees!



Thank you to all the volunteers who participated in this annual event!



Hunting & Fishing 2018: Sunday Sept 16 at Koko Head Shooting Complex

Held every fall, the Hawaii Hunter Education Program and Hawaii Food Bank presents an annual

event to celebrate National Hunting & Fishing Day. Canned food and cash donations are accepted

for activity coupons to enjoy firinng various centerfire and .22 cal rifles/handguns, cowboy action

firearms and shotgun trap shooting. This year H&F was Sunday only at KokoHead. Thanks to all

volunteers and attendees who support the annual event helping Hawaii Food Bank feed the hungry!

{ Benefit for Hawaii Food Bank; participation was thru canned goods and $$ donations }










Kaneohe Gun Shop
45-1117 Kamehameha Hwy.
Kaneohe, HI 96744
Ph: 808.247.3036


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