At one time, just about all pawn shops sold guns.

It is a time honored profession to deal with fine quality arms, one that helps parent and child bond together in the spirit of of the hunt, the skill of the marksman and the learning of personal responsibility. However, most pawn shops today choose to deal with auto title loans, payday loans and other blights of financial dealings and ignore our proud history and heritage.

Rules for Sound Loan Firearm Safety

  • All firearms brought into the store (except personal carry firearms) will be checked in at the counter with a store staff member.
  • Any personal carry firearms will remain holstered.
  • Any personal carry firearms being un-holstered must be checked in at the counter with a store staff member.
  • All firearms being checked at the counter will be cleared by store staff only.
  • All firearms (pistols or long guns) shipped to Sound Loan will be cleared by a store staff member prior to customer inspection.

What does it take to get a handgun in Washington State?

We get a lot of questions about the handgun safety certificate and exemptions. People want to know what documents are needed, who can buy a firearm, the safe handling demonstration, proof of residence requirements and many other handgun related issues. Hopefully, this page will help out.

What you need to buy a handgun!

We can accept firearms from dealers and individuals instate or state to state LOW GUN TRANSFER FEES LONG GUNS 15.00 HAND GUNS 25.00.  Please visit Sound Gun Transfers for more information

  • You must be a Washington resident witha valid Washington ID or driver's license.
  • If you're active military stationed in Washington, you'll need to present your military ID and your PCS orders.
  • To buy a handgun you must be at least 21 years of age.
  • To buy a rifle or shotgun you must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Any felony and certain misdemeanors will prevent purchase of any firearm.



For all additional requirements please call us at 425-252-2222.

We are also happy to receive firearms purchased on the various gun auction sites. Just send me an email with the sellers name and address, your name and what the item is and I will mail out the FFL. You deal directly with the seller for payment.
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