Welcome to Precise Shooter - Aurora location
We are, at the moment, the only firearms store in Seattle. We are located on Aurora right above the northern tip
of Green Lake. Parking is tight, but we promise, it is worth it!
Just like your typical gun store, we carry a large collection of firearms, we have a very big (biggest anywhere near Seattle!)
selection of reloading equipment and components, and of course we have optics, magazines,
AR-15 parts, ammunition, and other shooting-related items.
But we are also different.
Unlike your typical gun store, we are great at using technology. This site, store point of sale and inventory system, and the state of the art NICS interface
make us extremely productive, reduce the paperwork tax to an absolute minimum, and allow us to have fewer, better paid employees who have time to focus on
customers. Our software is constantly evolving, making the customer experience better and better!
Unlike your typical gun store, we place value on humility and desire to serve before everything else. We are professional, courteous, and completely eschew
the arrogance that is unfortunately frequently on display at gun stores.
Unlike other gun stores, we are not politically exclusive. We welcome all shooters, regardless of their political leanings. You will not find "Extremely Rightwing"
stickers or anti-Obama propaganda here, nor swarthy men discussing liberal plots to destroy America. We are here to sell you guns, not preach political conservatism, and
we strongly believe that inclusiveness, rather than partisanship, is needed to ensure that the gun rights are preserved in this country.
Advanced technology = low prices
We are local full-service gun store, but in the 21st Century we have to compete with the Internet prices. We employ the 21st Century technology to make it possible.
First, we have built software that aggregates inventories from our distributors, finds the lowest price for every gun that they have in stock, combines
the result with our own inventory and makes everything available here.
This allows us to give our customers access to huge amount of guns without having to invest enormous amount of our own money. The ordering process is really fast:
handguns ship next or second day, which means that in many cases a special-ordered handgun is here the next day after the order has been placed. You can read
more about our special-ordering process here.
And because we don't have to invest our money, we can offer our customers the best prices in the area - we sell special-ordered guns above $1000 at 10% above wholesale,
guns below $1000 - at 13% above wholesale. And we don't charge extra for credit card purchases.
In most cases this means that we are cheaper not only compared to the local stores, but also to the Internet, when shipping and transfer costs are included.
Second, we have state of the art recordkeeping system that automates NICS and WA State background checks. As a result, the time spent on paperwork is truly minimal,
and we don't have to waste hours on the phone with NICS. When you come to our store to buy a gun, you enter your Form 4473 data on a computer terminal, and it gets
transferred to NICS automatically. All other aspects of firearms transaction is automated as well.
The result? Fewer people, which equates to lower prices and more focus on the customer, and, of course, less time for you to wait! We can complete most long gun
transactions in under 10 minutes, and most handgun transactions in under 20 minutes.
Our high level of automation does affect our on-site gun collection. For the most part, the guns that you will see on the shelves are ones that are either difficult to find,
or we bought them at a super-attractive price and can pass the value to you, the buyer, or we can personally recommend, such as our CZs or Savages.
We rarely stock common guns such as Springfield pistols, or most Glocks, because they can be easily purchased on demand from our distributors.
We do try to have a full complement of Keltec guns on hand, since they are not always easy to find. Here is what we have in stock right now:
We also try to maintain other technologically advanced and hard to get guns in stock, such as HK VP9s and FN Five-seveNs.
You can see our full inventory with availability and prices here.
One of our local distributors has a really nice collection of very clean (in some cases, almost unused!) police surplus Glocks, and we carry most of their inventory on hand.
Our collection of new Glocks expand in Spring when Glock runs their dealer program.
Our Glock prices are MAP - you cannot get better prices anywhere on the Internet, and when you buy from us, there is no shipping or transfer costs!
Looking for a different Glock? For a full list of Glocks, including the special-orders, click here.
We LOVE the wheel guns! They are as accurate as they are dependable, and we always keep on hand a great collection of revolvers from Ruger,
Smith and Wesson, and Freedom Arms.
We are a master dealer for Freedom Arms, so we have an excellent line-up of their revolvers. Most of them sell through the Internet, as our prices are among
the best (most likely, THE best) in the country.
In our store you will even occasionally find the Single Shot that you will never, ever see anywhere else...
Our in-store inventory of Freedom Arms varies (we sell $20k-$30 of them a year, and they go really fast), we also accept special orders,
which currently take 12-18 months to ship.
In the hundred years that 1911 was a staple of American combat and target shooting, many companies figured out how to make this particular type of pistol really, really well.
For the discriminating shooter, we are a Les Baer dealer, and occasionally would have guns such as this Monolith with a 1.5" group guarantee. Yes. This guns is guaranteed to shoot 1.5" groups at
50 YARDS. Which makes it more accurate than most AK-47s. Of course, you can buy 5 AK-47s for the same price!
For shooters interested in a great gun in mid-range price category, we have Ruger 1911s...
...and for those of you who are always looking for a fantastic deal, the price/performance ration of Armscor pistols are more or less impossible to beat.
We have a whole bunch of small pistols and revolvers, but among them Bersa Thunder guns deserve special mention. These are blowback operated guns similar to
Walther PPK (though they copy it less faithfully than the Polish P64 pistols), and given the recent quality problems with
S&W made PPKs and PPK/Ses, and, more alarming, general unwillingness of Walther to do anything about it, we tend to think about these guns as better Walthers than the modern Walthers.
We LOVE blowback guns for their inherent accuracy, and Bersa is a fine example of this design. You can read our review of T380 model here.
Rimfire pistols are extremely accurate - which is why this cartridge is so extensively used in various competitions. They combine the accuracy of the blowback design
with the very low recoil of the cartridge, producing a gun that is inherently accurate and also maximizes potential of the shooter. As our name indicates, we like that! We
recommend Browning Buckmark and Ruger MKIII series to
all shooters (but especially the beginners!) and we always carry an good assortment in stock.
You can read our reviews of Ruger MKIII Target and Ruger 22/45 Lite on our blog.
Exact same accuracy should be expected from Buckmarks as well - buy what fits your hand the best!
...including this USA Shooting Team edition...
Here is a TOZ 35M free pistol, waiting to be picked up for a trip to the Olympics, countless of which were won using one of these.
Of course the plinker crowd is not forgotten. We have a bunch of Bersa T22s, Ruger SR22s and other similar pistols.
CZ firearms have a special place in our heart. This Czech company makes inexpensive, yet incredibly accurate guns. Since accuracy is our second name,
we try to carry as much as we can get in stock (recently, getting them have been non-trivial as more and more people in the USA have been discovering them.
CZ 452 is a recently discontinued line of rimfire guns which were so known for their accuracy that they have been called "Czech Anschutz". However, over the years
we have been accumulating CZ 452, and so we still have them in stock. Please note that while we will ship Scout and UltraLux guns, the other rifles in this line
are for in-store purchase only!
You can read our reviews of a CZ 452 Military Trainer, CZ 452 UltraLux, and CZ 452 Scout
on our blog.
Of course we also carry the new CZ 455 line. This is the replacement for the venerable 452 design. These rifles can change calibers with a simple replacement
of the barrel and the magazine well insert. The barrels have been extremely difficult to find in the past - most distributors don't even have them in the catalogs, - but we have been able to
get a few kits recently. To check what we have in stock right now, please click here.
We also have a full collection of CZ pistols - possibly, the best East and West of Czech Republic. CZ 75 is possibly the most accurate service handgun currently in circulation, only p226 can
give it a run for the accuracy (though for quite a bit of extra $$$).
Here is our review of CZ 75 Tactical Sports pistol, one of the most accurate centerfire pistols.
In our collection you will find CZ 75B, CZ 75 BD, CZ 75B Single Action,
CZ 75 B Omega, CZ 75 High Polished and Matte Finish,
and occasionally even a CZ 75 SP-01.
We usually also have ambidextrous CZ 85 and CZ 85 Combat, and though it is EXTREMELY difficult to get,
as of this writing we managed to keep even a CZ 97 in stock.
Of compact versions we typically carry CZ 75 Compact and CZ 75 P-01. Occasionally they may run out,
but we are typically able to restock quickly.
For a full list of CZs available from Precise Shooter including the special-orders, click here.
CZ 75 is an inexpensive, but amazingly accurate line of modern service pistols, but if you want to extract the maximum value without any compromise in performance,
you need to learn about Canik 55 clones.
Canik S-120 is a faithful reproduction of CZ-75B. Side by side, these guns look identical. All characteristics are the same. The
famed accuracy of CZ 75 is the same. The trigger profile (crisp SA, short DA pull) is also identical to CZ-75B.
Compact versions of Canik 55 follow the shape of Magnum Research Baby Eagle, which internally follows the design of the same CZ 75 line. Canik Stingray actually improves on
CZ 75 P-01.
Though Canik is a relative newcomer to the US firearms market and is largely unknown, their products are truly superb, so I find myself shooting more Caniks than real CZs recently.
Please see my reviews of Canik pistols here and here.
If you've made this far on our virtual tour, you probably know that fantastic accuracy at the lowest possible price is our specialty. Of US firearms manufacturers no
one fits the bill better than Savage Arms.
Many a benchrest rifle starts with a Remington 700 action, but to get it to shoot right you have to replace everything else. Savage guns, by comparison, shoot fantastically
well out of the box.
Please take a look at our review of Savage 10TR to get an idea what a typical 10 series Savage should be expected to deliver.
Or peruse this 5-shot group (the bullseye is 1 inch across) @ 100yd from Savage 10FP in .223 from Wikipedia.
Or read reviews on Sniper Central, 6mmbr, or any other Internet forum dedicated to rifle accuracy. The consensus is clear: Savage rifles are the best in their price
We of course have tons of Savage target and law enforcement rifles.
Hunting rifles differ from target rifles in purpose, and this drives the differences in design.
Target rifles are designed for competitions, which most of the time requires firing many shots over a limited time span. In the process the rifle heats and, because of heat expansion, its geometry
changes, causing deflection in the paths of subsequent bullets. To minimize heat expansion, most target rifles feature massive barrels which warm up much slower and radiate heat much better.
They also tend to come with heavy stocks that help reduce the recoil while the bullet is still in the barrel, and as a result, reduce random deflection of the bullet due to rifle movement.
As a result they weigh quite a bit. Savage 12 F/TR, for example, clocks at 13 pounds. This is fine because while target rifles are fired a lot, they are carried very little.
Hunting rifles, on the contrary, are shot little, but carried a lot. Hunters rarely have a chance for a follow-up shot, and they never do a group of 10 shots on the game animal.
In this scenario, heat dissipation is unimportant - the first couple of shots will be on target, and that's all that matters. The weight, however, is very important, as no one
wants to lug around several kilograms of steel on one's back for miles and miles and miles on the hunting trail.
Because of this, the barrels are usually much thinner, the stocks much lighter, to save on the weight. Savage 11 Trophy Hunter XP, for example, only weights a bit over 7 pounds, and
that's with the scope. The barrel profile does affect the group size: you should expect 1.5"-2" 5-shot group size from a hunting rifle at 100 yards. You will notice, however, that the first
shot will still be dead on target, and for a hunting rifle, that's all that matter. This is because it is primary the heat expansion that affects accuracy, not the barrel's rigidity
or "barrel harmonics".
Our hunting rifles are mostly AXIS - they deliver the best value for the dollar. If you are a beginner, there is no sense in investing many hundreds of dollars before knowing that
there actually is game, and learning how to find it. For a more experienced hunter, 11 Trophy Hunter XP are a fantastic deal, since
they come with excellent optics at very modest prices - it appears that Savage is passing all of its discount on the optics to the buyer.
In addition to centerfire guns, Savage makes wonderful, extremely accurate rimfire rifles. The flagship model is MKII FV (you can read our reviews
here and here).
Our Savage rimfire section is rather substantial and includes guns even as rare as MKII FV-SR and 93 FV-SR, as well as the essential
club-level competition guns such as MKI FV-T and MKII FV-T (review). And, as always, what we don't have, we usually can special-order just for you.
Here is the guns we currently have in stock...
...and for more, take a look at our special Savage Section @ Precise Shooter.
Our stock of black rifles is purely opportunistic. We are not trying to keep one of everything, as there are just way too many options. Our distributors occasionally
have major sales on some rifles, we grab a bunch, and then they last until they last.
Currently the best deal appear to be the following Mossbergs...
Note that all of the rifles above are well BELOW current distributor prices, so when they run out, there will be no more - at least not at this price.
We also have a few AKs and a bunch of 22LR reproductions in stock - the deal is the same: they are here because we can sell them below Internet.
We also have a pretty big AR parts section. The idea is the same: you should be able to come to the store, pick the components you need, then look
at the prices on the Internet and not be disappointed.
Right now the best deal in the AR parts world are Anderson Manufacturing parts (not extremely inexpensive LPKs and barrels, for example), so that's what we have, plus a bunch of furniture
from Magpul and LaRue that we got cheap.
We have been building up our surplus section recently. One of our distributors carries quite a number of police surplus Glocks, so we have a bunch.
Some of them are as good as new, here are a few pictures of what to expect.
As you can see from the slide marks on the barrels, even the ones that have been carried have been shot but a little.
Another fixture of our military surplus collection are Polish P64 pistols. As the blowback guns bult along Walther PPK lines, they are superbly accurate, and have
really fantastic single action triggers.
Smith & Wesson makes some of the world's finest revolvers. Though they are DA/SA, in single action their triggers rival even the best SA revolvers. One problem - they are very, very expensive!
So when we have an opportunity, we try to grab as many surplus Smith & Wesson revolvers as we can. They typically have fantastic bores, great lock-ups and even better triggers.
Right now we have Smith & Wesson Model 13 (357Mag) and Smith & Wesson Model 64 (38 Special).
Speaking of rare ammunition, we sell our 22LR at regular, non-inflated prices, though we limit it to 100 per shooter per week, so everyone could have some range time. This was our 22LR section
when we started 3 months ago:
...and here it is now - less than what it used to be, but still have some in every category:
Though our 22lr has been dwindling, the rest was actually growing: we invested quote a bit in maintaining stock in every popular caliber, plinking, hunting, self-defense.
Here is the current list.
We have a really large reloading section - bigger than anyone else around Seattle. Our aspiration is to carry dies for every caliber one day - we're not quite there yet, but we are getting close.
We have large amount of Lee and RCBS dies - all popular calibers - and tons of RCBS, Lyman, Lee, and Frankford Arsenal equipment. We carry Sierra and Hornady bullets, Lapua, Norma and Nosler cases,
and all standard brands of powder and primer. Yes, you heard it right: we have powder and primers!
But where we really shine is our Dillon stand - we have more Dillon parts and equipment than anyone else in the state, and possibly anyone else in Pacific Northwest.
Here is the full list of our Dillon equipment.
We started slow in this department, but we have gradually grown our optics section to the point where it is at least competitive with other local stores.
We have an excellent collection of Ultra Dots and other mini red dot sights such as Burris FastFire and Eotech MRDS, as well as handgun scopes.
The prices on Ultra Dots - including our current 10% off Shot Show special - are better than anything we've seen on the Internet, even including tax.
For rifle scopes, the variety is so huge that we typically have only what we like and can recommend to a beginner shooter. We have entry level Leupold scopes for
hunting, the excellent Bushnell Banner Dusk & Dawn 6-18x50, and a few Konus and Redfield scopes which are inexpensive
but are highly reviewed and provide excellent value.
For benchrest applications we carry Sightron 36x42BRD - a scope easily in the same class with Leupold Competition line, at a fraction
of the price.
We also carry an excellent assortment of rings and mounts, covering the rifles that we sell.
A special mention in this category goes to Burris Signature Zee rings.
Burris Signature Rings is an amazing invention that eliminates most of the difficulty and expense that is associated with scope mounting.
These rings are made of steel, but they incorporate plastic inserts that grip the body of the scope. This completely eliminates the need for lapping the
scope - and unpleasant ring marks that reduce the value of your optics.
In addition, different inserts are available that can either add 5, 10, or 20 MOA to elevation adjustment, thus removing the need for expensive canted rail for
long range shooting. The same inserts can be used to eliminate the windage misalignment between the scope and the rifle, should your rail be not in a 100% alignment
with the barrel.
We carry a full complement of them here.
Like any gun store, we carry cleaning supplies and cases...
...holsters and snap caps...
...and, of course, lots and lots of magazines...
LaserLyte training systems is one accessory we heartily recommend. They allow you to practice shooting at home, with zero effort and of course it requires no ammunition.
These are almost as much fun as real shooting, but can be done at home at a low low price of... zero. Seriously, drop by and ask us to let you shoot some cans. It is crazy addictive, and it will
give you insights about shooting which you will NEVER get at the range - such as how incredibly inaccurate shooting from the hip - and other movie-related firearms antics are.
If you got this far - congratulations! You've made it to the end. Thank you for visiting our virtual store, and we hope that it gave you a reason to visit the physical one!