A longtime local resident who has been a gun club member and a private collector of firearms for 15 years has opened a new business in downtown Washougal.
Erik Cain, 41, sells pistols, revolvers and rifles, as well as ammunition, scopes, swords, knives and binoculars at NW Cain Inc. armory. Examples of the current inventory include a Ruger P95 automatic pistol and a Smith & Wesson 629 Classic revolver.
Cain is a licensed federal and state firearms dealer, and his business is an authorized Swift Sport Optics and ProTec gun cleaning supplies dealer.
Cain, a 1987 Camas High School graduate, has been an electrician for 14 years.
“It’s been a longtime dream to open my own gun shop,” he said. “There is a real need to support gun safety and sportsmanship.”
Cain said his family has lived in Washougal for more than 100 years.
Chris Cottrell, a junior firearms instructor, provides gun repair and maintenance. He is an Olympic hopeful who aspires to participate in the shooting competition at the 2012 Summer Games in London.