Meet The Crew

Michael “Big Mike” Morin

A long standing member of the Lewiston-Auburn community who has been involved with pawnbroking since a young age at his family store, Pine Tree Trading. Mike brings an extensive knowledge of firearms, precious goods, and antiques that is unrivaled in the area. Whether you need help locating an item or simply want to hear a good story, come in and he can help you with whatever you need.


Nick “Bodic” Bolduc

Nick comes from a background of commercial automotive parts sales and wrench turning. A fan of all firearms regardless of manufacturer or country of origin his specialty is modern firearms and soviet weapons. An avid shooter from a young age he has a passion for the sport and for firearms. He is always ready to give advice and assist you with selection of your next firearm or accessory so feel free to stop in and have a chat.


Jim Green

Jim is a U.S. Marine and Gulf War veteran. His primary job was as a field artilleryman, he also spent 4 years as a¬†small arms instructor at Camp Lejeune. He is an accomplished gunsmith with training from the American Gunsmithing Institute and capable of tackling any job that you may have. His services include but are not limited to custom built firearms, slow rust bluing, hot salt bluing, nitre bluing, Cerakote application, rebarreling, caliber¬†conversion, and color case hardening. Blacksmithing, knife making and leatherworking are all hobbies of his that add to his arsenal as a gunsmith. If you would like to see some of his work or get started on your next custom project, please stop in today and we’ll show you his handiwork.


Wendy Karkos

The newest member of the Coastal Defense family, we welcome her from a career as a Coating Specialist from the Aeronautical and Nautical fields. If you need something Cerakoted from basic to the most intricate, she can handle it. Examples of her work can be found in our showroom and on her Facebook page.


This is the newest store to open in our family of pawnshops and the only gun shop. We officially opened our doors for business May 2016, we currently cover 30,000 square feet and are looking to expand in the near future. We are conveniently located at the intersection of Minot Avenue and High street, right next to the Village Inn restaurant in Auburn. We have an inventory of over 800 new and pre-owned firearms.



YES! We purchase new, pre-owned, antique and "basket case" firearms. Bring yours in and we'll make an offer.


Yes. We require a 20% deposit, no interest, and you have 6 months to pay if you make monthly payments.


Coastal Defense,
179 High St. Ste. B, Auburn, ME 04210
Phone: +1(207)-344-1486
Business Hours:
Tuesday - Thursday 9:00AM - 6PM
Friday 9:00AM - 7PM.
Saturday 9:00AM - 2PM.
Sunday - Monday - Closed


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