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i saw two guys puchasing AR-15's today.....

.....AT A LOCAL WAL-MART! :eek: are things getting better? i was a bit shocked honestly. maybe these guys were related to the manager?

are they becoming more available again or was this an anomaly? they actually had a couple of boxes of 223 in as well....
 

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I wouldn't support Wal-Mart if they were the only place left selling AR's :cool:
 

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i really asking in terms of the availibility. seems strange to see two ar's purchased at such a common place when people are running around trying and hoping to find them for double their regular price..:confused:
 

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i really asking in terms of the availibility. seems strange to see two ar's purchased at such a common place when people are running around trying and hoping to find them for double their regular price..:confused:
keep in mind that Wal-Mart has more purchasing power than an independent shop. If they ordered 1000 rifles a manufacturer would be obligated to fill their order first before a mom and pop shop that ordered 5 rifles :mad:
 

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We were just at Walmart and they limited us to three boxes of ammo per person. That's their limit right now per person per day so I got three and Fathead got three. Too bad the daughter is only 9...... Haha
 

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keep in mind that Wal-Mart has more purchasing power than an independent shop. If they ordered 1000 rifles a manufacturer would be obligated to fill their order first before a mom and pop shop that ordered 5 rifles :mad:
really? yeah, you're probably right. if for no other reason, the fear of losing wal mart business....but i'm still thinking related to or dating to the manger myself...:D

although i honestly think there is no way wal mart here competes in gun sales with some of our local gunstores. a few gunstores i go to are HIGH volume.
 

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really? yeah, you're probably right. if for no other reason, the fear of losing wal mart business....but i'm still thinking related to or dating to the manger myself...:D

although i honestly think there is no way wal mart here competes in gun sales with some of our local gunstores. a few gunstores i go to are HIGH volume.
there are over 8400 Wal Mart's ... you think a few local independent shops have more volume than them? :rolleyes:
 

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We were just at Walmart and they limited us to three boxes of ammo per person. That's their limit right now per person per day so I got three and Fathead got three. Too bad the daughter is only 9...... Haha
yup, same here, limit of 3. i actually don't mind the ammo limit in THIS climate. gives me an actual chance to get some ammo...:)

but the ar's is what had me thinking maybe things are improving a little.
 

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there are over 8400 Wal Mart's ... you think a few local independent shops have more volume than them? :rolleyes:
i see your point, but honestly...i think in austin at least, the answer is definately yes.

there might be as many gunstores as walmarts in many texas cities. a local worker at the highest volume gunstore in austin claimed they had sold 10,000 guns a month since obamas re election. i doubt any wal mart around us comes close to touching 10,000 guns sold in a year, much less a month.

in fact, this is only one of a handful of times i have seen anyone buying a gun at wal mart. but honestly, this may be a regional difference. many of our guns stores are big, cheap, and have a vast selection of firearms, making wal mart seem far less attractive.

and i quickly tried to find the number of gunstores in america, but couldn't come up with anything. there has gotta be thousands as well :confused:
 

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i see your point, but honestly...i think in austin at least, the answer is definitely yes.

there might be as many gunstores as Walmart in many Texas cities. a local worker at the highest volume gunstore in Austin claimed they had sold 10,000 guns a month since Obamas re election. i doubt any wal mart around us comes close to touching 10,000 guns sold in a year, much less a month.

in fact, this is only one of a handful of times i have seen anyone buying a gun at wal mart. but honestly, this may be a regional difference. many of our guns stores are big, cheap, and have a vast selection of firearms, making wal mart seem far less attractive.

and i quickly tried to find the number of gunstores in america, but couldn't come up with anything. there has gotta be thousands as well :confused:
yes, there are thousands and thousands of gun stores ... but for the most part they operate independently. Each of your top 10 LGS in your area may have only ordered 100 AR's, a total of 1000 rifles ... where as Wal Mart may have ordered 5000 rifles nationwide. Manufacturers more often than not are obligated to fill the largest orders first ;)
 

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What brand of ar's does Walmart carry?
well, if i remember correctly, the w mart i normally shop at carried any one of: colt, windam, dpms, and a sig i believe. they also had about 2 ar style rimfires, and the mini 14 (not an ar, i know).

the ones these guys were buying are the first i have seen since the shooting.
 

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well, if i remember correctly, the w mart i normally shop at carried any one of: colt, windam, dpms, and a sig i believe. they also had about 2 ar style rimfires, and the mini 14 (not an ar, i know).

the ones these guys were buying are the first i have seen since the shooting.
I have seen sig and bushmaster at ours.
 

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yes, there are thousands and thousands of gun stores ... but for the most part they operate independently. Each of your top 10 LGS in your area may have only ordered 100 AR's, a total of 1000 rifles ... where as Wal Mart may have ordered 5000 rifles nationwide. Manufacturers more often than not are obligated to fill the largest orders first ;)
absolutely true, that is a good point! and i am not trying to argue with you. but honestly in my area, wal mart is probably one of the LAST places most think to go to get a gun. i have never purchased a gun at wal mart. so much better selection and service at our LGS's. and honestly, the prices are also very competitive.
 

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yup, same here, limit of 3. i actually don't mind the ammo limit in THIS climate. gives me an actual chance to get some ammo...:)

but the ar's is what had me thinking maybe things are improving a little.
True. There wasn't much left and if there wasn't a limit we wouldn't have gotten any.
 

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I've never paid attention to walmarts firearm selection. I don't like walmart and try to stay out unless all else fails. All the local gun stores around here didn't expect any more ARs until after 1/22/13. PSA makes their own and continued to pump them out to sell in the store but not online.
 

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They had two ARs at the Walmart I shop at a while ago. One was a Colt. I dont remember the other. It was after the craziness started. The Colt was just under a grand. I thought that was a great deal.
 
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