Link: Assault Weapons Ban 2022

Anti-gunners have been quietly and deviously working to pass this since 2021

and now, July 2022 it has passed the House. Don't let this get thru the Senate!



2022  KokoHead Shooting Complex  2022

starting Wed Aug 24 thru end of September:

public firing ranges Pistol, Rifle, Silhouette Club

will have caliber limitation of .22 rimfire only.

Temporary limitation is expected to remain in place until completion of

berm renovation project, to reinforce the back stop behind the northern targets, is completed. This project is scheduled to begin in Oct. 2022,

and will take up to a month for completion. During that time, the entire

shooting complex (including archery, trap, skeet ranges) will be closed.


Link: KokoHead berm renovation



[this is more than a week early : it was projected to close Oct 1]





Serious issue that has been increasing over the past 6 years:

There have been some individuals (most were in the military)

claim chargeback disputes on card transactions months after

they had guns sent over or shipped out, then left the islands -

and in each incident (averaging $50 ~ $100) it already is taken

out of my business account. How can gunshops prevent such

malicious acts? This has happened on non-gun items as well!

And this is in the sanctity in the world of firearms?

What kind of a gun owner disputes a gunshop's operational

costs when charges provided a service on their gun(s)?





FFL transfer fees and shipping costs: CASH

Any merchandise purchases under $20: CASH









Otherwise, there'll be no support on-island for your gun interests!



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.




VICTORY AND GOOD NEWS as of Sep 30th 2021:

Immense gratitude to incredible work efforts by HiFiCo and

key individuals; Hawaii's in-person registration requirement

in HRS 134-3 has been found unconstitutional in Federal

District Court. The win in the lawsuit Yukutake vs Conners removes requirement to bring firearms to HPD for inspection.

Procedures to aquire and register firearms now streamlined!



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 this week's schedule updates to be posted

[ check here for shop schedule, not Google! ]



Oct 3 Monday  12-5pm

Oct 4 Tuesday  1-5pm

Wed-Fri  12-5pm




-Firearms Training-

Training is the Priority



Many procrastinated and didn't heed when I offered low prepay pricing on ammunition

earlier in April and earlier this year 2022. From April 14 2022, fuel surcharges finally

have taken effect from several suppliers and will affect boat freight orders -

all ammunition, hazmat liquids (like bluing, cleaning solvents, most gun oils)

C02 cartridges for airguns, pepper spray canisters, paints and aerosol cans

- and pricing on affected products will immediately reflect these rising costs.

Remember what I posted way back in 2016 at beginning of Trump's term:

Everyone must recognize unstoppable measures are in the future


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 60 days are forfeit, will be sold, and cannot be claimed by anyone.



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


As of June 1 2021:

Firearms not picked up within 1 month: storage fees apply after 30 days

Handguns $1/day         Longguns $2/day

Unless arrangements have already been made,

firearms on hold over 2 months [many on hold 3 months or more!!]

will not continue to be secured and stored here rent-free.

They will be put up for sale and transferred immediately.

Continuous warnings and reminders have been posted here

with signage in store and verbally stated since October 2020


National Shooting Sports Foundation estimated 20 million guns sold in 2020.

8 million were first-time buyers. Spokesperson stated "if 8.4 million gun

buyers all bought only one box of 50 rounds, that equals 420 million rounds.


Strong recommendation for many years before 2020 coronavirus:

Maintain a minimum of 6 mags & 1,000 rds per semiauto firearm


 Secure ammunition and set aside spare parts. Don't want to be

affected by ammo shortage again - you know it's gonna happen



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!


-Firearms Training-

Training is the Priority


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?


What Really Matters in the times we live in

Firearms & Equipment Recommendations




July 2021: For those who have completed Handgun Course certificates from my classes; there is a required update needed on the certificate.

Must re-issue them with update; email me at:



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

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 -


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

Just a sampling of many pistol configurations at HRA Shooting Sports Fair 2019


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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