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Discussion in 'Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion' started by gaspump86, Sep 19, 2012.
I seen a sale add in the mail..... Wally world has a $900 sign AR and a $1100 colt AR
That's not a bad price for a Colt. I'm glad to see them selling AR-15s. Maybe if they sell enough of them, they will be able to lower the price a little.
And maybe they'll start carrying more bulk .223 ammo.
It occurs to me that Wally's might just have the political pull to loosen some regulations, if wally's sees it as an avenue to more profit.
I just can't help but wonder if firearms manufacturers cut corners to meet Walmarts 'low price' demands like electronic and other companies do.
Or the manufacturers lower their markup and expect the volume to lead to better profits.
Yes great comments! They are also open to the Christmas layaway program! Plus if you know an employee get their 10% discount! I do! They also sell some black hawk holsters and pouches
Absolutely not. They sell to WM cheaper because WM purchases in volume.
If you were buying guns from one of Colt's jobbers, you get entirely different prices ordering 50 units, than you would ordering 50,000 units.
There's a story in the shooting world that "Mr. Sam" Walton called Bill Ruger and wanted to buy 10-22s in stainless steel with synthetic stocks.
Bill Ruger said that hell would freeze over before he made a rifle with a sythetic stock, or from stainless steel. By golly real guns were made from blued steel and walnut.
"Mr. Sam" said that he'd contact Marlin. Ruger asked how many rifles "Mr. Sam" needed.
When "Mr. Sam" answered 50,000, to start with,. Ruger asked when he wanted them delivered.
So if you like stainless steel and/or synthetic stocks on your 10-22, you can thank Sam Walton, not Bill Ruger.
Wow!! That's very interesting and very true in moving forward in any business. That would've been bad business letting the enemy have that big sale.
My local Wal-Mart here in south Georgia is stocking Colt, S&W, Sig, Bushmaster, and DPMS (7.62 and 5.56). The fact is, they have a better selection of black rifles than most gun stores. Ammo prices are generally as good or better than anything I can find online. It all sounds good on the surface. What comes next is not so good. Small local dealers can't compete head to head with Wal-Mart and they will slowly leave the market or go under. Long run, less competition. The local new gun store will go the route of video stores. Our choices will in time boil down to pawn shops for used guns and online transfers or big box retailers for new guns.
What you say is true. but that's the way the country moves forward economically. I remember growing up in a small town with "mom 'n'pop"
grocery stores. We ate a lot of beans and cornbread. safeway finally came to town. Yes, they put mom and pop out of business. But we started eating steak and potatoes after they arrived.
The volume dealers hurts mom and pop, but they give everyone else a better life.
Interesting. Here in NH, the Walmarts don't sell ANY guns. But if they did.......could you imagine going in there and trying to have an intelligent conversation or ask questions about them? I couldn't. I buy ammo from there, but I'd still probably go to the LGS given a choice. For Cripe's sake, every time I go to WW to buy 22 Mag, the same guy asks if I know it's not 22 LR...........
The Wal-Mart in Concord NH sells guns including AR's
Illinois walmarts don't have guns. They have ammo and bb guns (which you have to have a FOID card to buy)
Really!!?? OK, I stand corrected. I have never been to that Walmart, don't get up to Concord much.....I do know someone who works in management at Walmart, he was once in charge of the guns they sold at the Amherst superstore. He said they gave it up several years ago.
Keep supporting the LGS, Wally World plays to the political winds and they don't have any knowledge of what they sell. If something doesn't work, you can't take it back to the store. I had a coworker that bought a pistol and ammo at a LGS, the ammo was bad and squibbed a load in the pistol. He was new to guns and took it back to the LGS, they gave him a new gun and new ammo.
Glad to hear that!
I know of several LGS where the service is no different from Wally-World.
Our Walmart does not sell any thing but black powder rifles. However they do have great deals on bulk .223 ammo. Best deals in town as a matter of fact.
I really like the lake city 5.56 62 grn they sell, $159 for 420 rds of reliable brass is not to shabby.
Sometimes Cabelas has really good deals on ammo as well. I snagged 1000 rds of XM193 for around 300ish not too long ago.
Not unless they want to pay more on the back end in liability lawsuits..