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Wal-Mart Stores Inc. announced it will no longer be selling guns, etc. in about 1,000 stores nation wide. They say there is no demand in these stores and it is not profitible to stock them.

This make some happy and some sad. Of course the antis wanted to make something out of it that it isn't - nobody wants guns anymore! Yeah, right!

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I used to work for Walmart in the Sporting Goods dept and we had no demand for guns. I was a manager there for 2 years and I only carried one rifle out the door. All the other guns I sold were paintball or bb

I don't think it is an anti-guns thing on the part of Walmart, but more of a a business thing. But you are right the antis will have a field day over this. :roll:
 

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Maybe people are starting to figure out that the Walmart guns aren't the same quality as the ones the local gun shops have to buy. Most Gun dealers won't even take a Walmart gun on trade. Sad, but true. Anyone noticed anything funny about the ammunition you buy at Wally World?
 

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The ammo seems to be fine, I think the person opening the sliding glass door may hand you the wrong ones. The customer service is terrible at Walmart. If you go to purchase ammo after 8pm you may have to wait at the desk for an hour or go searching other departments for a person with a key. Sometimes a few phone calls and 3 or 4 intercoms later a lady who works over in the Jewelry department will show up to get you your ammo and you have to literally point to and touch the box to insure you get the proper ammo... :roll:
 

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I once bought a BB gun at Wal Mart. After paying for the gun and filling out the proper paper work, the clerk told me she would have to carry the gun out for me. :shock:
I asked why and she told me it was store policy, I couldn't believe it.
So me being a law abiding man :D asked her if she had an FID or license to carry, (Massachusetts law) she informed me that she did not. I then told her I could not allow her to carry my gun, because she would be in illegal posesion of a firearm and I could be punished by the law for allowing it. :D
The clerk was so confused she called a superviser, who I posed the same questions to, He could not produce a license iether. :?
So I picked up my gun and left the store. 8)
 

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Stweedie brings up a great point! The quality of guns at Walmart are just not the same, I've been telling my friends this for years. Take the 11-87 for example; buy one at Walmart and buy one from say, L.L. Beans. The wood from the Walmart guns are so soft that if you just tap it against something you'll have a dent. I made the mistake of buying one gun from Walmart and I'll never do it again. It was a Ruger 10-22 which usually is a great gun. What a piece of crap it turned out to be. The gun fires about 3 out of 5 times when you pull the trigger and the wood looks like someone used it as a carving tool. I bought the same gun from L.L. Beans and have used it much more and it still looks like it did they day I brought it home... not to mention deadly accurate unlike the Walmart one. Almost done with my rampage here... one more thing.. Pay a little extra and buy your guns from quality places!!
 

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I buy all my rifles , shotguns and ammo from a local gun dealer. Most everyone I know deals with the same gun shop, we know who will take care of us when we need help and it won't be Wal-Mart.
 

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Lil John said:
I once bought a BB gun at Wal Mart. After paying for the gun and filling out the proper paper work, the clerk told me she would have to carry the gun out for me. :shock:
I asked why and she told me it was store policy, I couldn't believe it.
So me being a law abiding man :D asked her if she had an FID or license to carry, (Massachusetts law) she informed me that she did not. I then told her I could not allow her to carry my gun, because she would be in illegal posesion of a firearm and I could be punished by the law for allowing it. :D
The clerk was so confused she called a superviser, who I posed the same questions to, He could not produce a license iether. :?
So I picked up my gun and left the store. 8)
BB Guns and even blackpowder rifles do not have to be carried out of the store. Only shotguns and high power rifles if they sell them. When I worked there I couldn't believe the people who didn't know the difference. I remember I had carried a blackpowder rifle to the front once when I didn't have to because the store manager even believed it was a high powered rifle and told me I had to. I told her that I didn't have to because it was a blackpowder and she laughed at me and said I ought to anyway as if she was unsure. When I carried it out by the front door several shoppers looked at me like I was some mad man carrying a weapon. Mothers would grab their children and hold them close, people would change direction right in the store to avoid me, and such.

It was really a very weird experience.
 

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I recieved a shotgun from my wife for a birthday that was bought at Wal-Mart. This is the same gun today that I carry everytime I want bunnies or grouse for supper. I call it my beater gun as it sits behind the seat of the truck for about 9 moths out of the year.
 

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My buddy recently bought a choke tube for his shotgun at Walmart. The clerk said she needed to see ID to check that he was 18...he laughed and said he wasn't 18 but 38!!
 

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This IS a retail thing here folks! Walmart thought there would be a market for guns so they went to Winchester, Remington, Savage and Mossberg and TOLD THEM WHAT THEY WOULD PAY for their guns. Sooooo, the company's took al their cull wood and steel and made some guns for Walmart.

These gun manufacturers made their point! YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR!!!

Now, Walmart won't do anything small and needs to have a certain population base to build a store so you don't see WM in rural America. Only in and around the big city. Big city folk don't sport-shoot or hunt so the guns just sit there.

Retail Code:

"shelf rent is high so an item must turn over six times per month to make it worth stocking."

(your stock, ***2 boxes or 12 boxes whatever is on the shelf*** must be restocked six times every month it is in season!)

That is how a store makes money.

Guns sales are not a profitable in the city unless there is no paperwork attached to it. Walmart should have done this long ago but the tax write-off was too great!

Steve, your story about carrying a gun through a WM store makes me laugh! You should have ran through the store, screaming & hollering. Then give the customer his gun and jump in your car and take off nice and easy. The 911 operators would have a nightmare from all the cell phone calls!!!

Then when you got home, call the store and tell them you quit because some mad-man chased you out with a gun. LOL
 

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What pisses me off about Walmart is how the cashiers will scrutinize your ammuntion purchases. "What do you need all of those bullets for? Doesn't it only take one??" or when you buy 22lr.."Is that for a pistol or a rifle?" Why the hells is it their business what I am using the ammo for and how much I am buying. You don't get treated like a criminal at your local shop and the people behind the desk know the difference between 30-06 and 300 magnum.
 

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"What do you need all of those bullets for? Doesn't it only take one??" or when you buy 22lr.."Is that for a pistol or a rifle?"


Just make it very clear "it's none of your ******* business, is it?" and the politely ask to see the manager. Then ask the manager if there he/she has a problem with you buying a LEGAL PRODUCT THEY SELL?
 

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one day i went there to buy a rifle with dad. technically, it was gonna be dads gun with me financing and being the primary user of the rifle. i was looking over a Savage with the accutrigger with my father being no more than a foot away. i asked if he could remove the lock so i could check out the trigger, the dotard behind the counter snatched the gun away and said "legally, minors cant touch guns!" then i said "[foul] this place!" and we stormed out. earlier this year we went there to get our hunting licenses because we were gonna try some predator hunting the next morning and Willey's was closed. when the clerk was filling out the paper work for my brother's and my license, i specifically told her to be sure they were junior licenses. 15 minutes later, when she finally finished the transaction the price was double what it should have been. i check the licenses and sure enough they were all adults. 45 minutes after entering, we finally leave with our licenses, thoroughly pissed off
 

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The guns are the same as the dealer carries........
I bought mine at a dealer...my bud bought same gun at walmart. Same dam guns except for the pattern grain on the wood stock. They both shoot the same with the same ammo also.
It's all in your head...........
 

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The guns are the same as the dealer carries........ Same dam guns except for the pattern grain on the wood stock.
If the pattern is different on the grain of the wood then they're not the same gun. The argument isn't that ALL Walmart guns are defective, its that your more likely to get a defective gun or ammunition from Walmart.
 

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B E C A U S E , walmart TELLS the manufacturer what they are willing to pay for their product.
Earl the quality is very different! You may not see the difference but I have. The wood used on firearms going to walmart is second rate stuff that used to be tossed out.

Also, anything that never before would pass muster with Remington's Quality Control for "fit & finish" is no longer parted out but instead being matched up with the lesser wodd and sent to the wonderful folks who try to tell them how to price their product!


Was it RUBBERMAID that walmart put out of business???

Go ahead and buy at walmart but I don't want to hear any whining when your job disappears and companies like Winchester go under.
 

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You do realize that most manufacturing jobs here in the US will disapear in a few more years.
We can't compete with forein countries.
Wood grain in guns have to be a bit different. Not every gun can be made from the exact piece of wood.
Gun manufacturers do not put defective guns or ammo on the market.
They're be to many liabilities on that one. No matter where you buy a gun..or ammo...you will once in a while get a bad one.
Dealer or big box store.
I go with the best prices on good brand name items.
Just because you buy a item at a big box store "a brand name item" doesn't mean that same item at a small store is going to be better.
Use some common sence and check your item over before buying and bringing it home.
OPEN THE DAM BOX!!
 

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All I can say is WOW! If you only knew Earl... Lets say for example Earl that you make ice fishing traps. Labor and parts cost you $5 and you sell the product for $10 to your retailers. Lets say Mega Lo Mart aproaches you and says we want to buy all the ice fishing traps you can make from January-March but we're only going to pay $6 per trap. Now are you going to spend three months making $1 per trap or are you going to find cheaper parts, maybe cut the quality back a bit, and not check the quality so intently in an attempt to make a little more profit? Because this is how it works. Ever notice that if you buy a John Deere Tractor at a dealership the exterior is metal, but at Lowes or Home Depot they're plastic and much cheaper? All I ask is try to make a quality argument or back up a statement with some facts.
 
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