Thank you if you think gunshops have ammo and guns aplenty

but it's been 1 year since Covid began March 16, 2020 resulting

in calamities nationwide; demonstrations, rioting and politics.

Basically, the unavailability of guns and ammo still continues.

There still is no normal supply available from distributors so

shops will not have abundant supply of ammo or firearms.


BE AVAILABLE, especially at my renown discounted prices.


Once supply starts to improve thru firearm distributors and

if HPD does away with mandatory appointment scheduling,

then I can build up inventory of more guns, especially pistols.


And to reiterate a serious issue that has been increasing over

the past 6 years: I've had people (most of them 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)?








Hearing  Feb 12  9:15am    SB301  Assault weapons and magazine ban

... their definition of 'assault rifle' and 'assault shotgun' has been EXPANDED to include

'ANY SEMIAUTO RIFLE OR SHOTGUN (regardless of caliber) that accepts a detachable magazine or has a revolving cylinder' and has ONE or more of following characteristics:

[some alarming points to take note of in their existing list of common characteristics]

(3) A thumbhole stock (in addition to the folding or telescoping stock already listed)

(4) A second handgrip or protruding grip that can be held by the non-trigger hand

(9) A threaded barrel [nearly everything in our fun and/or defense gun lineup has a

     threaded barrel - YES, even your .22 rimfire rifles are affected - and even if you

     don't have a threaded barrel now, you wouldn't be able to install a threaded later)

Section 3 (f)  After July 8, 2021 no person shall bring or cause to be brought into the State an assault rifle or assault shotgun.

No assault rifle or assault shotgun can be transferred on or after July 8, 2021.


Friday 2/12/21: 

Committee on JDC deferred measure to Wednesday 2-17-21 9:55am

2/12/2021 S The committee(s) on JDC deferred the measure until 02-17-21 9:55AM; Via Videoconference.


Wednesday 2/17/21:

2/17/2021 S The committee(s) on JDC recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in JDC were as follows: 4 Aye(s): Senator(s) Rhoads, Keohokalole, Lee; Aye(s) with reservations: Senator(s) Kim ; 3 No(es): Senator(s) Acasio, Gabbard, Fevella; and 0 Excused: none.


Expect many firearm restrictions and legislation

to be passed this year 2021 by Biden and Harris



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.




Be aware: these directives are on Biden's website


[some listed below] These will change America's freedoms for

personal firearm ownership and your ability for self-defense!!


Ban manufacture and sale of assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.

and as always, the criminals will prevail as they never abide gun laws


Buy back assault weapons and high-capacity magazines in our communities.

how would individuals recoup their true costs for such items?


End the online sale of firearms and ammunitions.

[prohibit all online sales of firearms, ammunition, kits, and gun parts]

Restrictions on non-serialized parts kits, spare parts for repair/replacement?


Reduce stockpiling of weapons.

[Restrict the number of firearms an individual may purchase per month to one]

Wait now - a lawful citizen would be limited to how many firearms they

can acquire for sport, hunting, defense, collecting, investment?





'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


Mon-Fri  12-5pm



No commonly requested ammo is orderable like before

no .22 rimfire, .223/5.56, 7.62x39, .308

no 9mm, .40cal, .45acp, .38spec, .357

Any ammo that arrives for sale must be paid by cash,

will be sold higher than retail, and have quantity limits


No positive estimate when more will be available.

It has been dismal since July 2020, and now with

resulting election shenanigans; it doesn't matter

who gets into office. The fallout either way affects

everyone and all commerce, perhaps all thru 2021

due to Covid & shameful actions of fellow citizens.



FFL transfer fees and shipping costs: CASH

Any merchandise purchases under $20: CASH

And since two individuals ran charge card disputes to my shop in

just 8 months of Covid, any ammunition purchase must be cash




Popular semiauto guns and ammunition is still non-existent at distributors,

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

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



Virtually all commonly requested/desparately needed inventory

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


Big distributors with multiple locations nationwide still have

2 - 3 day 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 July 2020, 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!


February 1 2021

How anyone (even if they became gun owners at the end of 2020)

claims they didn't know guns & ammo have been unavailable for

the past 6 - 8 months has got to be clueless or truly ignorant.

On Monday March 16 of 2020, news of Covid hit worldwide.

Senseless calamity and infighting among fellow Americans

within the continental US itself has caused unprecedented

demand for everything firearms. By May 2020 it was clear:

popular guns & ammo have all been sold out at suppliers.

For those who call or come by asking about ammo availability

thank you for checking - but don't tell me or other gunshops

you don't see how there is no ammo. Now commonly desired

guns, parts, and especially ammunition is at a continuing rise

in value and selling price. It can be seen on Gunbroker.com.


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.

Everyone must recognize however, shops cannot reorder any item normally

as in peace time; like before CoronaVirus / when politics were of no concern

Since July 2020, resurgence of national inventory purchasing has

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

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.


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

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

And since two individuals ran charge card disputes to my shop in

just 8 months of Covid, any ammunition purchase must be 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.


TAKE NOTE - From Feb 2021:  Regardless of Covid situation -

because of constant delays for applications in permit process

& unavoidable HPD appointment scheduling difficulties,

firearms planned for local pickup will have storage fees.

Majority of these are out-of-state inbound firearms that cannot be stored rent-free

for months with mere FFL transfer fees in this troubled/unknown time in our nation.


If you do not have prerequisites satisfied for handgun permit process,

no reserves of inventory or out-of-state incoming handgun transfers will be done.

If you do not have valid current longgun permit [or at least in-process]

no reserves of inventory or out-of-state incoming longgun transfers will be done.



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 }










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


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