View Full Version : SoCal Bow Shop Recommendations
02-08-2011, 04:15 PM
Can anyone recommend a bow shop located in SoCal? Ideally, one that has a large selection of bows to try out.
02-09-2011, 05:45 AM
OC Archery is the best around. I live in the SFV and I drive all the way down to Fountain Valley. They have the best selection and they have a range you can test on. Simi Valley doesn't have much selection and doesnt have a range.
02-09-2011, 02:19 PM
Where are you montana13? The best shop around is Hi Tech archery in Fullerton. One of the only shops around that carries so many bows that there is a very good chance they have a name brand camo bow in your size and wouldn't have to order one. They have several target bows in stock as well. They have tons of sights, rests, stabilizers, etc. in stock. They have two indoor ranges. If you stop by tell them Kim sent ya!
Give Riverside archery a try
02-09-2011, 07:16 PM
We like Bob Fromme down in San Diego. His shop is Performance Archery. Bob is a more than accomplished hunter and is also a stand up guy. We are in Orange County, but take the time to go there for our archery needs. If you plan to go there I would give him a call about his selection. I havent been down there in a long time, and don't know what he has in stock.
02-09-2011, 08:00 PM
I have to give a -1 to Hi Tech Archery. The two times I've been to that shop they've been rude and surly.
YMMV, the shop is obviously good for some people.
02-10-2011, 08:39 PM
Thanks everyone. I live in the South Bay, so two of those shops are within 30 min from my house.
02-25-2011, 05:33 PM
Performance Archery is my choice
03-28-2011, 05:52 PM
The Bow and Arrow Shop in Lakeside is a cool shop. Owner is a stand up guy and REALLY knows his stuff.
03-28-2011, 06:37 PM
Bass Pro Shop has more bows than any mentioned. And a range.
03-30-2011, 08:58 PM
Both hi tech and riverside archery have a range way better then bass pro. Bass pro is one at a time not much of a selection
03-14-2012, 08:27 AM
I will be doing a majority of my big game hunting with bow so I have been to both Performance Archery in San Diego and the Bow N Arrow shop in Lakeside. Performance Archery has a larger selection and an indoor range, very knowledgeable staff (Shane was working with me), and very good customer service. Bow N Arrow shop is a bit smaller, but also extremely knowledgeable and very good customer service (Jim was working with me). I shot a PSE Stinger at Performance, package price was $450, shot okay, it was my first time shooting a compound so wasn't sure what to expect. Shot a Bowtech Assassin at Bow N Arrow shop. Used a different type of release, which I liked better. The Bowtech was lighter and so much easier to shoot, but it's also $200 more, so you get what you pay for. My conundrum is do I buy an entry level bow and use it for a couple of years until I get proficient, and then move up? Or will I grow out of an entry level too fast to make it worth buying one? I'm looking at PSE Rally or Stinger as an entry level. Also, Hunter's Friend advertises packages that come with everything ready to hunt; broadheads, arrows, case, bow package, tuned, the works; anyone ever bought one of these packages from Hunter's Friend? Thank you.
03-14-2012, 08:43 AM
Since you dug this up. Does any one know if Tajunga or Simi Valley is still open? I heard both are closed now...
I have to give a -1 to Hi Tech Archery. The two times I've been to that shop they've been rude
My thoughts exactly. They lack customer service for sure. They do have allot of bows in there though. However they don't sell bowtech's or their accessories. They have a beautiful shop and setup. Nice range. Very clean and organized shop. They seem to have bunch of people (5+) working there but no one helping customers, maybe one person. I've been there during the work week so maybe the weekends are different. Last time I was in there, their pro told told me my arrows were no good and the wrong ones to use. That I should get rid of them and buy some other ones he was pushing. Mind you, I just got back from an Oregon bow shop where I was told they were good/recommended. I felt like the guy was just trying to push merchandise.
Riverside archery lacks customer service and professionalism. The father and son were bickering about pricing and talking crap back and forth to each other right in front of me. The range is average, nothing special and expensive to use. They don't have a big selection of bows or accessories. I refuse to go back there.
I definitely want to check out the SD archery shops. I've heard good things.
03-14-2012, 11:47 AM
Archery Outpost in Los Alamitos has a decent selection of bows, a range and great customer service.
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