Houston >Sports & Recreation > Viking Archery Inc
9701 Honeywell St, Houston, TX | Directions 7707429.674839 -95.537054
Neighborhoods: Westside, Westwood
Rude, Rude, Rude – I was a patron of the Canyon Lake store for almost two years, shot in the league and spent lots of money in the shop. The owner was always rude and degrading to me and my wife. He took something we enjoyed doing together and ruined it. He ran off the only good help he had, and now he is losing customers because he is just a rude, mean person.
I went there because some said they were the best!
Went in for new strings and a rest.
This is where it goes from bad to worst.
Ask to set the bow at 55 lbs. with a new rest.Can you wait or leave it over night?
I'll wait.They come back out and say I'm puzzled your bow is a 40-50 bow not a 50-60.50 is the most we can get out of it.Now I've shooting this bow for 2 years at 55lbs.
Went in the range and shot it.After the first 10 arrows the rest fell off.They forgot to tighten it?
What about the strings and the pull?
The string was short and the buzz was long,
the string was wound way too tight.So much for custom strings!
Don't know what the specs. are for a bow?Must be a lighter bow.Waiting for the specs. from BEAR?
We think your bow is out of spec.Every excuse but not their fault?2 days and miles of driving.
Had to go somewhere else to straighten out this mess out.
They might have been good or even the best at one time but they are the worst of the worst now.
Do yourself a big favor stay away from these guys they are a mistake waiting for you to come in and take your money and only offer you excuses for what they did wrong that will cost you time and money at their lack of knowledge and customer service.
Simple you want to keep your bow shooting good take it to someone that knows how to do a simple thing like put a rest on and strings.BASSPRO or GANDER.
You want to listen to excuses and be treated poorly while you spend your hard earned cash in the process,bring it to these assclowns and let them insult you with the over priced bill too.
Hard Critic – I came to houston 6 years ago and hated it, customer service is bad especially in SW houston. My daughter who made a bow and arrow one day out of branches wanted to try archery for real. I went in saw animals on the wall and it was scary but the guys were really nice, told us about the free lessons for kids on Saturday. We did it for about 4 months. It was great, they were great, all of them. There was not alot of diversity so we stood out like a soar thumb and they could not have been nicer. I have not bought a thing except arm guards but my daughter still wants a bow and the nice ones cost a good amount. I going to invest this year for Christmas, by the way the arrows are expensive too. Maybe parents should look into this investment instead of letting their kids vegitate on the DS nintendo and the computer. I love going there just to look.
Couldn't be nicer. Now I'm hooked on a new hobby – I recently went to Viking to purchase a new bow and I couldn't disagree any more with some of the reviews I've seen here. They may have a very laid-back attitude at the shop, but they do a great job of making sure you are treated great and that you don't waste your money. The staff really knows what they are doing and gladly explains things in layman's terms for rookies like me. Maybe I just got lucky and had the right guy helping me (Rick), but I really thought the place was great.
Horrrible – I Used to take my son there. the owner was very rude. They only became nice when I spent Quite a lot of money. and when I Purchased every thing my son needed and was only going there for target practice they became rude once more. The only reason they are open is because they are the only one around.
Great Archery store worth the thousands of miles trip (4860 miles as the crow flies) from UK – Had a great time - very knowledgeable and friendly staff. Honeywell branch is wonderful - don't recognize the descriptions some people have said. Like being a kid in a candy store - great!
Look forward to coming back next time I visit Houston.
Best Archery Shop Anywhere!!! – For the past 16+ years I have been buying bows and archery equipment from Viking. You will not find any shop that is more informative on the ins and outs of archery and the history of the sport. They have been there for myself, my friends, and my family and they are the only pro shop I trust to touch my bow. PERIOD! I used to drive 3 hours to their shop in Houston but now have them 30 minutes away in Canyon Lake and it is a dream come true. If you are an expert or beginner you can benefit highly from Viking and they will always have my business.
Great People, Best inventory of any Archery Specialty Shop I have seen, You name they will more than likley have it – I was looking for a place to shoot in the Houston area when I found Viking Archery...The folks there are great and will bend over backwards to get you set up...They are a busy place and it is obvious why, as they know what they are doing... The folks that work there are easy to get along with and treated me like family for the 3 weeks I stayed in Houston...
For those that comented above about poor customer service it must have been when they are busy..If they are busy I can assure you that it will be well worth the wait... I have even seen them keep the doors open after closing to help folks out that got caught up in line...Archery is a sport that when you are about to drop a grand on equipment , you want that equipment to be right...These folks make sure that when you walk out of the shop you are totally satisfied with your purchase...I have also seen folks come from hundreds of miles away to have thier equipment worked on as the folks at Viking Archery are the only ones they trust...Now thats impressive...
As far as inventory, I have never been to an archery shop that has a bigger selection of Bows and accessories in my life...Not even in the major sporting good chains...And thier prices are hard to beat...I will reccomend this place to anyone and everyone I know that lives in or is about to visit the Houston area...I would love to take these guys and thier store back to Idaho with me...Thanks Viking Archery for keeping our sport alive
Great place! – I stopped by on a whim one day. I love archery, and have been doing it off and on recreationally for about 10 years. So I stopped by, and was greeted by friendly staff, who treat you like they really know you. They really know what they're doing, and are more than willing to help you out. I make my way down there when I have time to go shoot a few rounds. Their prices for the range are affordable, and it's never really too crowded, so you have a nice shooting atmosphere.
Lots of Great American Archery People : We are lucky to have them in Comal County – My experience was extremely positive. On my first visit to Viking I met several employees, the owner, and was introduced by the employees to several customers. I shot my bow on the shooting range, all my arrows were renotched and properly tipped. Since my bow was not strung properly, the owner restrung it. I observed the owner giving a family on 4 their first archrey lessons, at no cost. And was invited to sign up for there Tuesday night larchery league.
I have since referred several family members, friends, and business associates. All giving me good to excellent feed back. " I guess you can't please everybody: is a good idea."
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