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Old 03-10-2011, 02:31 PM   #21
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Walmart simply does huge volume business, that is why their prices are less. I actually saw an arguement on another forum that the model 94 AE was a WalMart exclusive product from Winchester, and that "AE" was some sort of WalMart code
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Old 03-10-2011, 03:29 PM   #22
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The Wal-Marts in this area haven's sold guns for 7years. Just ammo and scopes, etc. I didn't think any Wally store sold firearms anymore, no biggy, buy most everything online and then transfer these days. Best way to shop and save money.
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Old 03-10-2011, 03:36 PM   #23
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Most walmarts here don't sell guns either. There is one in Davenport Iowa that does though
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Do you just go to one wal-mart? My wal-mart up the street doesn't sell guns but there are some that do one about 25 minutes and one about 45 minutes.
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within an hours drive of my house, there are probably a dozen
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The 2 Walmarts within 30 minutes of my house used to sell gun when they were basic Walmarts,but since they upgraded them to Superwalmarts a few years back,all they sell now is ammo and muzzleloaders?What's up with that?
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they claimed in our area it was a "marketing" decision, but it seemed to coincide with the anti gun fervor in the media at the time.
Only bright spot for me was going to a local wallly world for tires on my truck, and walking out with a M70 .300WM that they were selling on clearance for $150
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Some people really get off by trashing Wal Mart. I suppose it makes them somehow feel superior or more intelligent.
While I agree that there are some (okay a lot of) people who are like that, but it is also a fact that Walmart do get slightly different (cheaper) products from some suppliers than can be bought elsewhere (not saying it is true with guns since I have no experience with it).

We shop at Walmart at least once a week so I am not a Walmart snob.
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Old 03-10-2011, 09:21 PM   #29
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My experience buying a rifle at Wal-Mart was mixed.

I was cheesed that they took longer than three other

recent gun purchase transactions combined, then escorted me from the store.

Made me feel like I was being sent to the principal's office in 5th grade, not

like I just passed a FDLE check, paid a few hundred dollars for a product, and

also had a CWP clearance.

That said, the Henry 22LR I purchased is great looking, well made, accurate, and has

shot a 500 box of OTC 20$ ammo with no problems.

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My experience buying a rifle at Wal-Mart was mixed.

I was cheesed that they took longer than three other

recent gun purchase transactions combined, then escorted me from the store.

Made me feel like I was being sent to the principal's office in 5th grade, not

like I just passed a FDLE check, paid a few hundred dollars for a product, and

also had a CWP clearance.

That said, the Henry 22LR I purchased is great looking, well made, accurate, and has

shot a 500 box of OTC 20$ ammo with no problems.
Academy's do the same...so don't feel too bad.
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