Heads up: Legislature is reconvening the 2020 legislative session

on Monday May 11th at 11:30am. Expected to last from 6-10 days.

They may ram through the rifle magazine limitation to 10rds, 80% lowers and

80% frames restrictions, and "registration required to purchase ammo" bills...




Update 5/15: KokoHead Shooting Complex closed thru June 30


Link : Emergency-Order-No.-2020-11

May 13, 2020


This Order is effective on May 13, 2020, and will continue through June 30, 2020 ...

Order 6: Limited Opening of City Parks

All City and County of Honolulu parks (except Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve and Koko Head Shooting Complex) and botanical gardens ("City Parks"), are to be opened on a limited basis ...


Read up on the Assault Weapons Ban 2019

Lawmakers are counting on the fact that firearm owners simply won't read

what this House Resolution details and thus would easily be misinformed.

H.R. 1296

"To regulate assault weapons . . . the right to keep and bear arms is not unlimited, and for other purposes."



Any merchandise not requiring paperwork must be paid for by cash. [Ammunition, accessories, cleaning supplies, holsters and gear, etc]

Visa/MC ok for any firearm purchases requiring permits.

I will not tolerate jerks who DISPUTE charges months afterward

on necessities like ammunition, accessories, FFL transfer fees!

Those bad apples are who makes it difficult for the good people



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

of events - because of most unexpected issue of virus.


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.


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

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


Fri  11am-5:30pm

Sat  12noon-4pm

Sun  12noon-4pm



Tuesday March 31, 2020

Excerpt from one of many emails that I have been typing out for many inquirers;

this relays what began March 2020 and continues May 2020 with tough re-supply


There are no defense shotguns Mossberg or otherwise at any of the nation's large distributors. this is a repeat outcome of past political incidents yet now much worse because of the medical situations that developed and are still continuing; nationwide frantic purchasing and searching for EVERYTHING guns and ammo and accessories that clearly most firearm owners or those newly interested in guns should have already secured last month, last year, the last three years - has crashed into the most accelerated timeframe that has never been seen in history. March 16 (a Monday) is when I saw dramatic purchasing of distributor inventories, depleting any products available at whirlwind pace.

several distributor reps told me this morning "this is only beginning". I agree.

you can use my ffl copy to forward to a seller on mainland if you find Mossberg or other ones you like if found at reasonable prices, and remember there would be shipping costs from the shipper. My FFL transfer fees are very reasonable.

I will send my FFL in a separate email to you.


Kaneohe Gun Shop

concerning current situation with coronavirus:

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


Wednesday April 8, 2020

Excerpt of an email from one of my distributor's representatives that gives an example why orders across the US take so long - and all have to deal with it.


    We shipped orders from the 19th March yesterday.  Your orders have the inventory    committed to your company and are in the que to ship.

  I think your order ref# 0022922 from the 30th March should ship by next week.


   As I have been told orders from the 23rd March may take several days to get through.


It is somewhat like predicting the weather at this point as to when we are going to be “caught up” and back to our normal fast shipping. The first thing that will have to happen is we will have to be back to operating at full staff in the warehouse.  That won’t happen until the emergency order is lifted for the city, county and state.  We do not have a projection for when that could occur.  Although the firearms industry has been considered “essential” we still have to operate under the emergency order guidelines which requires us to maintain 6 feet of space between employees which impacts the number of employees that can be in the warehouse.


   Here is what is in the que to ship:


   Status     Notes   Ref#   Customer Name           Date     Time       Total  º

  ºSubmitted  Y Web  22922 KANEOHE GUN SHOP   03/31/2020 16:58  $7,490.20

Wednesday April 15, 2020

On Monday April 13 the distributor rep said this particular order appears it will go out next week (after April 20). Reduced staff working on week of March 23 orders.

Expected time frame now for many large distributors - 3 weeks before boxes ship.


Wednesday April 22, 2020

11PM: still no 2-day tracking info on any boxes that I hoped to see by now. And so, nothing from that order can arrive by Fri April 24 for Sun April 26 opening 12-3pm.


Friday April 24, 2020

10PM: HOLY SCHMOLEY insane sigh of half-relief ... almost half of the $7,490 appears to have tracking numbers issued and shows arrival Tuesday April 28.

After items are sorted and entered, I'll call those whose prepaid items arrived.


More should arrive later that week, and several other large orders should follow.


*  *  *  Wednesday May 20, 2020  *  *  *

This difficulty at major distributors where orders will sit for three to four weeks

before they can leave the warehouses is continuing, and if there is resurgence

of any virus situation nationwide there will be repeat fallout effect twice as bad.



 Locally and nationwide the selling majority continues price gouging 

 And while I have never gouged and refuse to participate in such antics - be 

 prepared to overpay from places that obviously have no qualms about that 


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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.


Hawaii Legislative session has introduced bills of serious concern:

HB1303  expanding and inclusions of 'assault weapon' definitions

HB1531  restating definitions plus naming specific 'assault' firearms


04/12/18  No one would have imagined Vermont having firearm restrictions!


> No purchase within Vermont (or online/out-of-state) of rifle mags over 10 rounds, pistol mags over 15 rounds.

Retailers allowed to sell magazine inventory until October 1, 2018. Individuals allowed to keep mags they own.

> Background checks will be required for nearly all private gun transactions, beginning with governor's signature.

Vermont gun sellers and gun buyers will need to visit a FFL dealer who is willing to conduct background check

and facilitate transfer for a reasonable fee. Immediate family members are exempt from background checks.

> People younger than 21 not allowed to purchase firearms unless hunter safety course completed.

Firearm sellers are expected to uphold law or face $1,000 fine and up to 1 year in prison.

Law enforcement officers, members of military and veterans exempt from age restriction.

> People at "extreme risk" of suicide or violence required to relenquish firearms up to six months.

> Bump stocks must be surrendered by October 1, 2018; no grandfather allowance on bump stocks.

> September 1: expansion of police officer's power to remove firearms from scene of domestic assault arrest.


07/09/19  And now, be aware of this development in the state of Virginia


Deep-pocketed interest groups and activists on both sides of the long-running fight

over gun laws are gearing up for a major clash in Virginia, now a key election battleground in the issue after

Republicans on Tuesday adjourned a special legislative session called by the governor to consider

gun-control measures after a mass shooting at a municipal building (Virginia Beach May 31, 2019).




there are many ways

Complete AR15 rifles, stripped lower receivers and complete uppers

are in stock - at my everyday low prices - no overpricing or gouging!


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.


*    *    *    *    *    *    *    *    *    *    *    *

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* )


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.



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. - 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:



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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