Walmart does not make guns. Gun makers rely on their reputations for future sales, and do not want to jeopardize that for making sub-standard products. Any mass produced product
A few years ago I worked for Leupold. While I was there, in the supply chain end of the business, Leupold for the first time agreed to do business with Wally-World. To market the product to the WalMart customer base, Leupold introduced a new, lower cost scope (Rifleman). Still 100% made in the USA, and with the Leupold warranter fully applied to the product. The same standards went into making the Rifleman, as do the MK 4 tactical models sold to the military. Made by the same craftsmen, with the same effort at R&D, in the same facility, with the same suppliers. The whole nine yards.
I don't know about the other manufacturers, but that is my personal perspective on the topic.
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