Christmas Gift Giving Ideas

Filson Since 1897

It’s the giving time of year, Christmas makes it easy to give that someone special the gift of gear. Whether you like to hunt, fish, hike, or just be outside nothing warms the heart like Filson. The Gun Room Inc. has Filson gear in stock in our upstairs archery/clothing showroom for any activity. We even see military divers come in for tin cloth working clothes because they are the only thing that stands up to the rigors of deep sea and salvage diving. You don’t have to be a cowboy to appreciate the best in outdoor clothing! As they say “You might as well have the best!”.

Sitka Gear

Hunters rejoice in The Gun Room Inc.’s collection of Sitka Gear performance outdoor wear. New and old patterns in layer technology ensure that everyone is comfortable in the worst conditions the field throws at you. Come in and get the Sitka pattern you always wanted.

KORE Essentials

Everyone who carries a concealed firearm has come to realize that their belt is a weak link in their carry system. To address this often overlooked item The Gun Room Inc. stocks KORE Essentials belts. KORE Essentials come in one size to fit all, simply trim to fit and you’re done. Talk about a great stocking stuffer with KORE Essentials you can’t go wrong.

The Gun Room Inc. stocks cleaning kits, holsters, slings, gun belts and ammo carriers, and more! Stop in and see the stuff of dreams for your special someone and give them the gift of the outdoors for Christmas.

The Gun Room Inc.

5537 SE Foster Rd.

Portland Oregon, 97206

(503)777-3931

It’s Duck Season

Remembering back to the Loony Tunes morning cartoons as a young child the bit with Daffy Duck and Bugs Bunny saying what season it is comes to bear. Well without a doubt it’s duck season here in the NW despite Daffy’s prompting towards rabbit season.

With ducks coming down the flyways in droves many of us are up before the sun trying to get the best spots for ourselves. Dusting off old gear and unwrapping the very latest in outdoor tech the hunter sallies forth into the dark with a trusty dog and shotgun hoping to get a limit before work. The pace of technology seems to speed along developments for getting limits but the old timers have some tricks up their sleeve that us younger guys would love to know.

Things like the right shotgun for example can make or break a day in the field or marsh. Sometimes we take the shotgun for granted, thinking that the newest shell flavor will do all the heavy lifting for us. This is not really the case, the shells will only pattern as good as the shotgun will allow. Watching Warren or Shaun shoot shotguns you forget just how hard it can be to get on target as ducks literally fall from the sky around them.

The old reliable Remington 870 in Warren’s hands is like a painter’s brush to canvas. Warren paints the skies and the ducks are the canvas, the shells are the medium and the end result is a masterpiece duck dinner. Trying to find Shaun on a blustery day like today is next to impossible. Cammoed out in the latest Sitka Gear Shaun blends in to his surroundings, calling so realistically you’d never know he was there if it weren’t for the bang and falling ducks.

What Shaun and Warren bring to the duck game has been wrought out of the mud and years of bad weather culminating in the unparalleled knowledge base as it stands today.Three generations of hunting ducks in the NW area pays dividends when grandpa, dad and daughter rise before the sun. I know I either want to be right next to them in the blind or on the other side of the unit. If I’m next to them I’ll cleanup, but if I’m over a blind or two it means I don’t get any ducks at all so then you had better be on the extreme end of the unit to win.

What the guys have casually forgotten is more than I’ll ever know. Thankfully I can catch up with them at The Gun Room Inc. and glean a few tricks. Do yourself a solid and stop in to see Warren or Shaun to get the best gear and guns for the game you are hunting. Tell em Mike sent ya!

The Gun Room Inc.

5537 SE Foster Rd.

Portland Oregon, 97206

(503)777-3931

The Days Are Getting Shorter And The Air Has A Chill

It’s true that this time of year when the days are short and the air is cold the inner hunter awakes in us all. Whether you are a man or a woman the increased urgency to get up early and do something this time of year is an ingrained biological clock that ticks to get prepared for the winter. They love this time of year at The Gun Room Inc. as it means more time to scratch that itch that wakes us up before the birds and gets us outside. Hunting and fishing is what we are wired for and we gleefully stock our larders with game and fish to meet the winter head on in comfort, warmth, and security knowing that our clock is correct and our families are provided for.

Getting a hunting trip in is hard in today’s modern lifestyle, let alone a p.t. session in the ever demanding times we live in. To battle the people who chip away at our precious little time most of us follow the internal clock that Mother Nature put into motion the day we were born. Stomping thru the dark on a trail in the bitter cold may seem extreme to some but to those of you afflicted the same way as us it makes perfect sense. The Gun Room Inc’s  customers like to be first, they like to win, and they look towards the future at the same time as remembering the lessons of the past.

A great many of The Gun Room Inc’s customers like hunting with bows and come to them because of Shaun’s legendary Archery Department and massive bush skill. At The Gun Room Inc. they have some of the best gear on the planet for the bow hunter and archery enthusiast, not to mention Shaun will build you the “one off” that you dreamt about while counting sheep in your warm bed.

Myself, I’m a primitive hunter and (not so primitive as to use a bow) anything in my arsenal requires judicious use of black powder and big slow heavy lead. For me The Gun Room Inc. has everything I need to cast lead and work up loads for my 45-70 or .50 muzzle loader. My girlfriend is more of a modern hunter and uses wildcats that amaze me with their flat trajectories and unusual calibers. She’s a big fan of The Gun Room Inc.’s gunsmith Mark Fox because he gets the utmost accuracy out of some of the best looking rifles I’ve ever seen. Sure it aint cheap but she’s worth it if you ask her!

For those of you that caught the waterfowl bug (lucky I escaped that malady!) The Gun Room Inc. has you covered with the biggest selection of waterfowl shotguns and accessories anywhere in the greater Northwest region. When I have shotgun questions I always talk to Warren, he can paint the sky like Michelangelo when we shoot clays, and just about everyone else there can too. Nobody knows the region better for waterfowl than The Gun Room Inc., and nobody has more options for the even the worst case of duck fever then they do.

The Gun Room Inc. was founded on the principal of good guns and fine firearms over quantities of crap and plastic. Many of the guns I use today are older than myself and are highly prized by the people I shoot with, so when they ask where they can get one I always tell them the Gun Room Inc. that’s where! I don’t work for The Gun Room Inc., and I didn’t get anything to write these thoughts down out of them, this little article is aimed towards the beginner and the experienced alike who are looking for the very best money can buy. If you want to talk to me about this article or any guns that you may be looking for just flag me down. I’ll be the guy on the trail ahead of you whose headlamp you see bouncing off in the distance. My clock runs a bit fast!