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Old 09-03-2019, 02:12 PM   #1
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Just saw where Walmart is going to stop selling handgun ammo. Anybody know details? I wonder if this will include .22.
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Old 09-03-2019, 02:23 PM   #2
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I saw this posted: Walmart will sell what remains of the handgun ammunition it has offered, along with the .223 caliber and 5.56 caliber ammunition that can be used in military-style weapons. But then it will be focused on gunsused by sportsmen.
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Old 09-03-2019, 02:42 PM   #3
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Oh, and they are requesting all their customers to not open carry their firearms. But they aren't posting a 30.07 sign? so just a "pretty please" approach?
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Old 09-03-2019, 04:31 PM   #4
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Does anyone still buy guns and ammo from Walmart? Finding someone with a key to unlock the ammo case must be like finding the dead sea scrolls. And I know how enthusiastic they are about selling a hunting/fishing license, can you image dealing with them on a firearm sale?
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Old 09-03-2019, 04:42 PM   #5
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Oh, and they are requesting all their customers to not open carry their firearms. But they aren't posting a 30.07 sign? so just a "pretty please" approach?
I read where they are planning on posting the 30.07 signage.

There are too many places to buy ammunition. Not carrying ammo doesn't affect whether I go to Walmart. I don't get emotionally involved in how a company chooses to run its business. They either have what I need or they don't. Just means less advil for me.
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Old 09-03-2019, 04:45 PM   #6
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I read where they are planning on posting the 30.07 signage.



There are too many places to buy ammunition. Not carrying ammo doesn't affect whether I go to Walmart. I don't get emotionally involved in how a company chooses to run its business. They either have what I need or they don't. Just means less advil for me.


Iím the same way. Iíll still walk into a dicks to shop but they suck so I rarely ever buy anything.




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Old 09-03-2019, 04:45 PM   #7
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I doubt it was a big seller for them anyways. I honestly haven't even thought about buying ammo from Walmart in years.
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Old 09-03-2019, 04:45 PM   #8
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Does anyone still buy guns and ammo from Walmart? Finding someone with a key to unlock the ammo case must be like finding the dead sea scrolls. And I know how enthusiastic they are about selling a hunting/fishing license, can you image dealing with them on a firearm sale?
My first thought about this as well...
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Old 09-03-2019, 04:47 PM   #9
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Another reason not to step foot in there. Who says "sportsmen" don't possess handguns? The 2nd amendment does not mention sportsmen or hunting.....................

Now I'm adding them to Richard's (the post beeped out the real name??)on stores I will not patronize in the future.

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Old 09-03-2019, 04:52 PM   #10
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According to Walmart they are in the top 10% of stores for ammo sales.
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Old 09-03-2019, 05:06 PM   #11
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Does anyone still buy guns and ammo from Walmart? Finding someone with a key to unlock the ammo case must be like finding the dead sea scrolls. And I know how enthusiastic they are about selling a hunting/fishing license, can you image dealing with them on a firearm sale?
In small towns where the pawn shop/gun store marks ammo up to a stupid amount and there is not an Academy within 45 mins, Walmart sells a ton of ammo.
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Old 09-03-2019, 05:18 PM   #12
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It won’t affect me. I haven’t bought ammo in WalMart since the .22 shortage when I found they were selling all the .22 ammo to a few old farts that had a deal going with the guy at the gun counter.

And before anybody asks how I know this, it’s because I heard them talking as they were waiting for him to show up at the counter. They knew when the shipment was coming in and bought all of it between the four or five guys that were standing around.
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Old 09-03-2019, 05:56 PM   #13
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In small towns where the pawn shop/gun store marks ammo up to a stupid amount and there is not an Academy within 45 mins, Walmart sells a ton of ammo.
Thatís my situation. Eighty mile round trip to another store.
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Old 09-03-2019, 06:08 PM   #14
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My understanding is they don't want anybody carrying in there stores but law inforcement. Guess I'll shop elsewhere.
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Old 09-03-2019, 06:24 PM   #15
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For the DFW folks, Corby is spewing his agreement with this right now on The Ticket
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Old 09-03-2019, 06:25 PM   #16
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I think this will anger more than please. Maybe not anger, but annoy. I bet Walmart sells more ammo than people realize. At least as cheap or less than academy, with a smaller selection of course.
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Old 09-03-2019, 06:29 PM   #17
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Another reason to despise Walmart.
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Old 09-03-2019, 06:33 PM   #18
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I saw this posted: Walmart will sell what remains of the handgun ammunition it has offered, along with the .223 caliber and 5.56 caliber ammunition that can be used in military-style weapons. But then it will be focused on gunsused by sportsmen.
Walmart still has shipping containers full of ammo. They buy by the truck load so it will be a long time before they run out of anything. Just my guess
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Old 09-03-2019, 07:11 PM   #19
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Wal Mart is the only place back home we can grab some ammo when we're feeling frisky and want to go waste some time.

If we have to plan our boredom I guess we won't be shooting as much.
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Old 09-03-2019, 09:51 PM   #20
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This is a good reason to learn to reload and cast bullets you don't have to worry about this kind of thing. I have been storing up for years and dad has been since the late 60's. If not then support you Mom and pop shops they need us to stay in business, sure you pay a little more but you get what you pay for. The only thing I have bought from WalMart in years is 22 shells and o ly because I was there and they had them.
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Old 09-03-2019, 09:54 PM   #21
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According to Walmart they are in the top 10% of stores for ammo sales.
Hold my beer and watch this! Boom sales gone! lol
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Old 09-04-2019, 07:50 AM   #22
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Does anyone still buy guns and ammo from Walmart? Finding someone with a key to unlock the ammo case must be like finding the dead sea scrolls. And I know how enthusiastic they are about selling a hunting/fishing license, can you image dealing with them on a firearm sale?
The Walmart news is disheartening to hear. I worked at our local Walmart in the sporting goods section for four years during college. I learned a ton about guns and ammo and loved selling both. Walmart is probably the cheapest retailer of ammo but I never buy any there. I reload most of my ammo. They sell the Winchester white box of 9mm for $85 for 500 rounds. That's cheap. I haven't bought a gun there in probably 5 yrs or longer. This change doesn't surprise me. Walmart hasn't been ran the same since the mid 2000s when some of the Waltons died in a plane crash (I believe). Academy sales just went up and it's definitely a hell of lot easier to buy ammo when it isn't locked up.
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Old 09-04-2019, 08:01 AM   #23
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Does anyone still buy guns and ammo from Walmart? Finding someone with a key to unlock the ammo case must be like finding the dead sea scrolls. And I know how enthusiastic they are about selling a hunting/fishing license, can you image dealing with them on a firearm sale?
I agree on their 'locked-up' ammo and behind-counter stuff but I've bought 3-4 guns from them over the years and its not been any different than anyone else; look at the gun, fill out paperwork, wait on the background check, pay for it, they walk you out with it.
Actually Academy was worse, they acted like they didn't want to sell anything, just some rude characters behind their gun counters. They acted like the guns were their's.
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Old 09-04-2019, 11:59 AM   #24
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Luckily in Paris the local Atwoods has a large sporting goods section that carries a lot of guns, pistols, black (and tan) rifles of death, and the projectiles that spew forth from them. Gasp... they even have drum mag's and accessories.
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Old 09-04-2019, 03:54 PM   #25
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IMO, WallyWorld wants to distance themself from any future litigation involving these types of shootings. If the shooter is known to have bought ammo from WallyWorld, attorneys will try to sue the seller claiming they're partly responsible. By not selling select ammo or firearms, WallyWorld is out of the picture and avoids the liberal media circus.
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Luckily in Paris the local Atwoods has a large sporting goods section that carries a lot of guns, pistols, black (and tan) rifles of death, and the projectiles that spew forth from them. Gasp... they even have drum mag's and accessories.
I heard that we are getting an Atwoods in Mt Pleasant. I hope they carry guns & ammo and put a hurtin on the pawn shops.
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Old 09-04-2019, 04:09 PM   #27
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Does anyone still buy guns and ammo from Walmart? Finding someone with a key to unlock the ammo case must be like finding the dead sea scrolls. And I know how enthusiastic they are about selling a hunting/fishing license, can you image dealing with them on a firearm sale?
Bought a shotgun and hunting license at ours last weekend, not busy, no long lines etc. But I was there for well into an hour... and that's with a CHL.
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Old 09-04-2019, 04:11 PM   #28
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I haven't stepped in a Wal Mart in years. I wouldn't have thought they sell that much ammo.
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I didn't have many reasons to shop at Walmart before. Have no reason to go there now.
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Old 09-06-2019, 04:14 AM   #30
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I wonder when they'll stop selling alcohol to DWI'ers
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Old 09-06-2019, 05:08 AM   #31
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No big deal
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Old 09-06-2019, 08:52 AM   #32
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No big deal


Walmart has a 20% share of the Ammo sales market. Iíd say it is a pretty big deal.


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Old 09-06-2019, 08:57 AM   #33
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Does anyone still buy guns and ammo from Walmart? Finding someone with a key to unlock the ammo case must be like finding the dead sea scrolls. And I know how enthusiastic they are about selling a hunting/fishing license, can you image dealing with them on a firearm sale?


Iíve bought a couple of guns from Walmart. It was pretty painless.

To me Bass Pro/Cabelas is much more of an *** whipping to buy a gun at.

Takes forever to be waited on because of all the tire kickers and low staff. Takes forever to go through the NICS/checkout process. Takes forever to get a manager over there to approve the paperwork. And then if you are leaving they want to either tape up the box with 3 miles of ďsecurity tapeĒ or have a manager escort you out.

Iíve never been able to buy at gun there for under 2 hours of my time.


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Old 09-06-2019, 08:59 AM   #34
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I’d be willing to bet, a while back in the El Paso store, they’d have been real welcoming of somebody that would shoot back at the shooter there. Open carrying or not.
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Old 09-06-2019, 09:00 AM   #35
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IMO, WallyWorld wants to distance themself from any future litigation involving these types of shootings. If the shooter is known to have bought ammo from WallyWorld, attorneys will try to sue the seller claiming they're partly responsible. By not selling select ammo or firearms, WallyWorld is out of the picture and avoids the liberal media circus.


Itís definitely for political reasons. My concern is it sets a bad precedent for other retailers to follow suit further limiting access to Ammo.


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IMO, WallyWorld wants to distance themself from any future litigation involving these types of shootings. If the shooter is known to have bought ammo from WallyWorld, attorneys will try to sue the seller claiming they're partly responsible. By not selling select ammo or firearms, WallyWorld is out of the picture and avoids the liberal media circus.
What part of urging congress to act on gun control benefits Walmart's liability?
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Old 09-06-2019, 09:12 AM   #37
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Corporate virtue signaling. We bought most of our groceries at Walfart. I just stopped going when I heard this. Not mad, not telling others to stop, just didn't feel like Walfart was in line with my beliefs.

They think the city people will still go there and the rural people have nowhere else to go. My hope is that a lot of rural shoppers feel like I do and will go to the other local grocery store to shop...if there is one.
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Old 09-06-2019, 09:31 AM   #38
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At one time Walmart stopped selling all firearms. Then a number of years later they started selling them again. I can see them doing the same thing again in the future, with ammunition. Their bottom line is profit, they won't ignore the loss of revenue forever. I have never purchased a firearm, from Walmart due to their last policy against selling them. Through the years I have purchased very little ammo there, Academy gets my business.
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And I called the sports desk from my cell phone and they joked with each other and didn’t answer because they assumed it was a call about 22 ammo.

Now, I bring all of my groceries, incidentals, and crap to the sporting counter for checkout.

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It won’t affect me. I haven’t bought ammo in WalMart since the .22 shortage when I found they were selling all the .22 ammo to a few old farts that had a deal going with the guy at the gun counter.

And before anybody asks how I know this, it’s because I heard them talking as they were waiting for him to show up at the counter. They knew when the shipment was coming in and bought all of it between the four or five guys that were standing around.
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Ive bought ammo from wal mart to avoid dealing with Hauffpauir.... now Id rather spend money with him....somebody always wins.
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