How many "Wal-Mart" guns do you own?


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RH822
August 11, 2007, 04:03 PM
The other "Wal-Mart gun" thread got me to wondering just how many of my guns came from Wal-Mart. I came up with 10 that I have owned, 7 of them I still have. They are a Ruger Mini-14, Marlin 1894c, Winchester 1400 MKII, Remington 1100, Ruger 10/22, Marlin 917V and a Lakefield youth 22. How about you?

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Tiny in Ohio
August 11, 2007, 04:22 PM
I have a Winchester Model 70 from Wally World. That is my one and only WM firearm. Now fishing equipment is another story!!

hexidismal
August 11, 2007, 04:25 PM
I don't own any guns from walmart, and all the local locations I know of no longer sell firearms. I do buy a significant amount of my ammo there though.

MikeH
August 11, 2007, 04:27 PM
First gun I ever bought in my life, a 10/22, was from Walmart.

aka108
August 11, 2007, 04:46 PM
Three over the years. Guess I could buy more ammo there but have always mail ordered it since they never have it in case quantities.

Nil
August 11, 2007, 04:46 PM
Zero guns but a ton of ammo from Wal-Mart. I was going to pick up a Ruger 10/22 from them but I found one at a different chain on sale for cheaper one day.

TIMC
August 11, 2007, 04:48 PM
Nothing in my collection came from Wally world.

Heavy Metal Hero
August 11, 2007, 04:52 PM
My first rifle (Savage MKII) came from WalMart.

dscottw88
August 11, 2007, 04:57 PM
My First rifle came from wal-mart. it was a 10/22. I have been of legal age to own rifles for 19 months, and now have 5 rifles total.

birddog
August 11, 2007, 04:57 PM
I try not to buy any guns from Wal-Mart. I read on another thread that their Remington 870 stocks are made from balsa wood, the barrels are molded from Chinese plastic, and the triggers are fashioned from cleverly disguised paper clips. Noooo thank you.

:evil:

PS: I've purchased from Wal-Mart: one Remington 1100, one Stoeger Uplander, one Marlin .22 and one CVA muzzleloader over the years.

So far the plastic and balsa are holding up well.

;)

Frog48
August 11, 2007, 04:59 PM
From Wallyworld... Mossberg Maverick 12 ga pump, Remington Spartan 12 ga single shot, and Savage 110 in .30-06.

Unfortunately, all the Walmarts around here quit selling firearms about a year ago.

P97
August 11, 2007, 05:05 PM
No guns, but a lot of bulk .22 ammo.

sm
August 11, 2007, 05:06 PM
Zero.
Never have , never will.

GigaBuist
August 11, 2007, 05:32 PM
None.

El Tejon
August 11, 2007, 05:50 PM
0. Support your local dealers.:)

M110
August 11, 2007, 05:52 PM
None.

DorGunR
August 11, 2007, 05:53 PM
How many "Wal-Mart" guns do you own? None .......zilch ......zero, and I'm gonna keep it that way. I like to support my local gun store.

_N4Z_
August 11, 2007, 06:03 PM
One WallyWorld longarm. A Remington 870 12 gauge which I bought in 1988.

Damn good shotgun. Still going.

I would not buy anymore such items from WW again though.


I don't buy anything from WW these days, but that's another story. :cuss:

sarge83
August 11, 2007, 06:05 PM
One Kmart 10/22 which shoots like a champ.

One Mossberg Junkster from walley world. Thing couldn't hit a barn 3 ft. away from it on a locked rest.

txgolfer45
August 11, 2007, 06:17 PM
One - Ruger 10/22 WMart Special ; the SS barrel model.

seeker_two
August 11, 2007, 06:27 PM
None...though I was once tempted by a 10/22 International w/ full-length green/gray wood.... :cool:

flynlr
August 11, 2007, 06:36 PM
another mart 10/22 here.

all the rest bought via the interweb or built myself.

Picknlittle
August 11, 2007, 06:39 PM
I have one NEA single shot 12 ga. that i bought from WalMart well before they really pissed me off. So I reckon the count shall remain one,..til someone steal that one or I sell or trade it.

craig
August 11, 2007, 06:49 PM
i have 2. two savage .22's.

my wife has 2. marlin 60 and mini14

i see no reason to support the closest local guy. he's went insane on prices.:fire:

spankaveli
August 11, 2007, 06:50 PM
Ruger 10/22. Savage MKII .22. That's all.

Landlocked Pirate
August 11, 2007, 07:41 PM
In my household right now are eight Walmart guns: Two Remington 870 Express, a Mossberg 500 Persuader, Three Marlin Model 60's, a Ruger 10/22, and a Marlin 336W. Walmart does a lot of gun business in South Georgia. I've bought plenty of handguns from local dealers, but their markup on long guns is just too much, at least at the two dealers in my small town. I know they can't match Walmart's prices, but their stores' price difference for the same model gun from Walmart can sometimes be truly ridiculous. Heck, their prices on most used guns are ridiculous (saw a well-used 870 Wingmaster for $395 today).

Old 112
August 11, 2007, 07:47 PM
One 870 youth. Old 112

sansone
August 11, 2007, 07:56 PM
I have bought a couple before getting into the business. they were OK but even back then I tried to let the little local guy match prices. sometimes he could, sometimes not. if he even came CLOSE he got my business.

sharkhunter2018
August 11, 2007, 08:11 PM
I got a Mossberg Plinkster from Wally World. Had i waited a while and looked at other WWs, i would have found it cheaper, but 105 was still cheap and i couldnt pass it up. Thats my only gun from there. Ive bought a lot of bulk .22 from WW and an occasional box of .30/06 but thats it. Ive bought ALOT of fishing equip. from WW though.

aaronrkelly
August 11, 2007, 08:19 PM
I have 6.....

SAG0282
August 11, 2007, 08:39 PM
Just one, a Mossberg Mav 88 12 gauge. Love the weapon, HATED the buying experience.

aaronrkelly
August 11, 2007, 08:50 PM
Just one, a Mossberg Mav 88 12 gauge.

Thats one of my favorite WalMart guns......heres mine:

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w193/aaronsguns/All%20Guns/maverick88.jpg

My MOST FAVORITE is the Henry lever action .22 - great shooting.

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w193/aaronsguns/All%20Guns/henry22.jpg

dagunner
August 11, 2007, 08:54 PM
I have a Savage, Marlin and Henry, all 3 are 22's and I would't give you a nickle for all three. The Marlin self destructed after about 75 rds, the Savage (a semi auto ) will only feed two to three rds before jaming and the dovetail in the Henry were milled so that one is higher than the other.I don't even buy pencils from WW any more. That is the most useless store ever created!!!!!

Nameless_Hobo
August 11, 2007, 08:58 PM
A Henry .22 and a Rossi single shot 20 gauge/.22.

eliphalet
August 11, 2007, 09:18 PM
One, a CVA 50 caliber muzzle loader "Bobcat", less than $60 out the door. Killed a elk with it.

Frog48
August 11, 2007, 09:26 PM
Just one, a Mossberg Mav 88 12 gauge.

Yep, I have a Maverick too, I love it.
After a couple of years, I replaced the synthetic stocks it with wood I found online.

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a244/SigEpGrant/Outdoors/Firearms/Mossberg88.jpg

joplinsks
August 11, 2007, 09:31 PM
Bought a Marlin 60 from Walmart last December for $129 as my first rifle. Took the counter guys almost 2 hours to finish the sale. They gave numerous reasons why they possibly wouldn't be able to conclude the sale that day such as store manager on vacation, not sure about a waiting period, not sure about paperwork, etc... but they finally let me have it. A woman came in to buy her husband a 30-06 hunting gun for Christmas about an hour after they started my paperwork and having to do 2 gun sales at the same time totally blew them away :uhoh:

Otherwise, the Marlin 60 is a great little shooter. Since our local gun shops wanted $169-$179 for the same gun, I really had no choice if I wanted to save some bucks.

Since I now know about the better gun stores in the region with good deals, I won't be buying guns from Walmart again. Also our local Academy Sports seems to beat Walmart's gun prices by 5% to 10% if they have what you want.

Regolith
August 11, 2007, 10:06 PM
None, because by the time I got around to buying guns, the local Walmart stopped selling em.

I do have one BiMart gun, though....:p

07Lway
August 11, 2007, 10:09 PM
My first rifle was from Wal*Mart. It was a $99 savage semi-auto. It is a good firearm, but it took awhile to find the ammo it liked (which I stocked up on). There are four Wal*Marts in my area (a 80 mile radius), only one of them still sells firearms.

tasco 74
August 11, 2007, 10:43 PM
i bought my first rifle from wal-mart along time ago.... a ruger 1022..... it looks much different now......... got a midway barrel and stock set... a laminated thumbhole an heavy fluted barrel......... i do buy almost all of my rimfire ammo there.......... i'd like to support the local gun dealers more but their prices are about twice wal-marts prices:mad:............i do need a place to buy .17mach2 ammo though...................

Charles Foxtrot
August 11, 2007, 10:55 PM
No firearms. Not an option in **********.

Their ammo (CCI 22LR and Win White Box) is about the only reason I to go to Wally*Mart. When they drop ammo sales - I'll drop them.

Carl N. Brown
August 11, 2007, 11:29 PM
One Marlin 336W .30-30
One Mag Tech 7022 (same as the current Mossberg Plinkster but with wood stock)
Two CVA Bobcat .50 muzzleloaders.
That's out of nearly 90 guns I have bought over the years.
I do prefer to deal with local dealers, but one of the local dealers
suggested that I could get a better deal on the Marlin from Wal Mart
(but then I have bought a couple of hundred dollars of .30-30
bullets, primers and powder from him after buying the gun at WalM.)

One of the Bobcats was 59.95 and one was 31.50.

CajunBass
August 11, 2007, 11:59 PM
0. Support your local dealers

Wal-Mart IS one of our local dealers.

Only one. Wally-World 10/22. I've seen a couple others I'd like to have.

DnPRK
August 12, 2007, 12:20 AM
None from Walmart. Even when they used to sell guns, there was never anyone manning the hunting counter when I was there. It was easier to drive to a nearby gun store who had someone to help you and a far larger selection of product.

Daemon688
August 12, 2007, 12:32 AM
Zero.

Black Snowman
August 12, 2007, 12:43 AM
My Dad bought my 1st two guns from Wal-Mart. A 10/22 (can't remember what age I was) and my 11-87 Premier for my 18th birthday. Neither of us have bought from them since (15 years).

gezzer
August 12, 2007, 01:21 AM
Wal-Mart has never made a gun. No one has bought a Wal-Mart gun they are a retailer with an FFL same as every gun shop.

I am an FFL and have a showroom for my company holding a manufacture license, we sell all other manufactures products at retail. MY service is my advantage over Wal-Mart.

Freedom of enterprise is the USA.

The Tin Foil hats needs changing.

RubenZ
August 12, 2007, 01:44 AM
When Gun dealers learn to stop ripping off their customers with insane prices for even USED guns I'll stop buying from stores like Wal-Mart and Academy.

Winchester .30-30 from wally World here and a Marlin Mod 60 as well. I also have an old .410 single shot I purchased from there. Can't beat their prices.

Belgiboy
August 12, 2007, 03:05 AM
Stainless steel 10/22, apparently like many others. It was my first gun, none eversince

U.S.SFC_RET
August 12, 2007, 08:30 AM
None: I will not support Walmart in Maryland. Every time you buy Ammunition you must sign a list that ask questions a mile long. In comes the State Police and gathers up the information. I don't know what they do with it, I don't think that it is state law that they garner information and make it mandatory that you volunteer said information. Info going into the wrong hands that is beyond mine and anyone elses control is a no no in my book.

rero360
August 12, 2007, 09:04 AM
three, a mossberg 500, CVA .50 muzzleloader and a rugger 10/22all the others were bought at either the syracuse gun show, gander mountain or CMP

RubenZ
August 12, 2007, 10:32 AM
None: I will not support Walmart in Maryland. Every time you buy Ammunition you must sign a list that ask questions a mile long. In comes the State Police and gathers up the information. I don't know what they do with it, I don't think that it is state law that they garner information and make it mandatory that you volunteer said information. Info going into the wrong hands that is beyond mine and anyone elses control is a no no in my book.


Thats odd. I have never had to do that down here. Man living up North must suck.

eliphalet
August 12, 2007, 10:43 AM
Thats odd. I have never had to do that down here. Man living up North must suck.
It's by state not store. We live in one state but very close to a Wal-Mart that is in another. Your ask if the ammo is for a handgun or rifle in in the other state and they will look at your ID for age. None of that happens here, but does in all stores in the other state, not just wally's.

jpwilly
August 12, 2007, 11:35 AM
Just one right now Mossberg 100 ATR 30-06. Most of my collection is mil surplus rifles a few handguns and AR's - that they don't carry. I wouldn't hesitate to get more from them if they had a larger selection!

Essex County
August 12, 2007, 12:34 PM
I have a local dealer that can't stand looking at Savages. I bought a used, as new 1 10 in .270, scope and all for $235. Accurate out of the box. It now sports a Timney trigger, a factory laminated stock, Burris mounts and a new V3 Weaver. I suspect it was a Wal Mart package gun. In spite of it's probable heritage I'm as happy as a Pig in mud...........Essex

lgsracer
August 12, 2007, 12:43 PM
Two both CZ. A 453 American in 22LR and a 527 American in 221 Fiireball.

Avenger29
August 12, 2007, 01:12 PM
Two. A Ruger 10/22 (the Wally World Special- SS witha 22 inch barrel), and a Winchester 1300. Both are just fine. I also get most of my ammunition from Walmart.

Support your local dealers

No thanks. Especially when the local dealers charge way too much. I deal with ONE dealer because he is reasonable on prices and stocks what walmart doesn't- like EBRs. Consequently, he doesn't do much of the hunting rifles and such.

ranger335v
August 12, 2007, 01:29 PM
Seeker: "None...though I was once tempted by a 10/22 International w/ full-length green/gray wood...."

Well, I'm glad you didn't, I did buy that sweet little rifle and love it!

Actually I'm of two minds on WM vs. Local Dealers. On the one hand, I would like to support the "little guy" and do so when it's rational. On the other hand, sometimes it's not rational. I mean many - most - of the small dealers in my area are jerks who seem to think (1) they are the know-it-alls and put out some pretty bizarre tales and (2) they seem to feel the world owest them a (lucrative) living! Meaning they have some pretty high prices on everything they stock, far higher than is justified, and only offer a pittance on trades.

Actually, I'd rather deal with a retail clerk in WM who admits he/she knows little or nothing about firearms than a BS shooter in a retail store who covers grand ignorance with equally grandly errorouneous info.

A GOOD local dealer can be hard to find but is worth supporting if you do.

Rokman
August 12, 2007, 04:45 PM
1) Ruger 10/22

sdra2007
October 5, 2007, 07:32 AM
I bought my first rifle there. A Ruger 10/22.

doc2rn
October 5, 2007, 08:43 AM
One Marlin Model 60 paid $89

fletcher
October 5, 2007, 10:13 AM
One - Marlin 60.

Dirtypacman
October 5, 2007, 10:21 AM
No guns but they do get my business for ammo every so often.

SpeedAKL
October 5, 2007, 11:37 AM
I buy ammo from them when they have it for a good price, though I can usually get better deals at local gun shops. Never bought a gun from them.

Erik
October 5, 2007, 11:41 AM
I've got one, an 870.

redactor
October 5, 2007, 11:58 AM
One: A Beretta 390 12-bore. It was the best decision for the money. I'd do it again in a heart-beat. My only gripe was that the transaction took about an hour and a half.

thrasher64
October 5, 2007, 12:01 PM
My First gun, A savage .22 was from waly world.

I was shooting a BB gun in the back yard and decided I should try a real one, so I headed to walmart.. :p

That was maybe 3 years ago? (I'm 23) :neener:

As you can see below I have become somewhat addicted.

MilsurpShooter
October 5, 2007, 12:58 PM
My first rifle purchase when I turned 18, my Henry Lever action .22 None of the stuff on the shelves now though interest me :(

kymarkh
October 5, 2007, 01:05 PM
One - a stainless Ruger 10/22T model. None of the local shops had one or had ever seen one.

I found it on the website WM used to have with the rifles and shotguns they carried in-store or that you could order at the store. Printed out what I wanted and showed it to the young lady in Sporting Goods. Paid 1/2 at time of order and the other 1/2 when the rifle arrived about 10 days later. I got a few strange looks at the layaway counter from the soccer moms, but overall it was a pleasant experience. I'm still very pleased with the rifle and the price I paid. I would purchase firearms from WM again if my wife and kids wouldn't keep spending all of my money :D

Radjxf
October 5, 2007, 01:13 PM
None, and never will.

Zeke Menuar
October 5, 2007, 01:25 PM
One

I bought a Howaby Vanguard 300 Weatherby at the Woodburn Wal-Mart that was clearanced at $299. It was display model that has a scratch in the barrel.

ZM

littlegator
October 5, 2007, 01:56 PM
They don't sell guns at my local walmart...I get my WWB there, though.

AugustusMcCrae
October 5, 2007, 01:56 PM
I've not bought any guns there but I have gotten a lot of ammunition there.

Hokkmike
October 5, 2007, 02:01 PM
Zero, zip, nada! But it is a good source for cheap 9mm and .380 ammo.

foghornl
October 5, 2007, 02:05 PM
I have 2 right now (not including the Red "You'll shoot your eye out, kid." Ryder Daisy)..My .30-30 Marlin and Mossberg ATR-100 .30-06

Had one of those FIE knock-offs of the Colt Frontier Scout .22LR/Mag SAA style, not sure who the first Mrs. Foggy gave that one to...But it was a Wal-mart purchase about 1983 or so.

mpmarty
October 5, 2007, 02:14 PM
ZERO! NONE! NEVER! I will not spend a penny in Wal Mart or Sams Club. They are the reason our quality of goods has plummeted in recent years. Retailers feel they have to compete with WW on price and so buy junk to sell us instead of taking "the high road" and ignoring the slum bait and providing quality goods at sustainable prices. I'd rather drive my twelve year old SAAB than a new KIA. Who in their right mind would name a car for the US market "Killed In Action"? But that belongs to another rant. Sorry.:banghead:

JohnKSa
October 5, 2007, 02:23 PM
My first gun (a GP-100) was a Wal-Mart gun. I believe that the 10/22 my wife owns was bought at Wal-Mart as well. Those are the only two I currently have in the house although I have owned others over the years.

YardVarmint
October 5, 2007, 02:27 PM
I bought my 10/22 used but it might have come from there to begin with.

So none, unless my Chinese SKS counts.:neener:

Walt65
October 5, 2007, 02:29 PM
http://www.savagearms.com/10gxp3.htm in 243 clearance $250
http://www.savagearms.com/116fxp3.htm 1n 300wm clearance $311
http://www.ruger-firearms.com/Firearms/FAProdView?model=1140&return=Y $159 sale price
http://www.marlinfirearms.com/Firearms/centerfire/336C.aspx Sale $259

RockyMtnTactical
October 5, 2007, 02:30 PM
Ruger 10/22

P5 Guy
October 5, 2007, 10:33 PM
None

W.E.G.
October 5, 2007, 10:43 PM
I bought one rifle there about 10 years ago.

In view of the recent incidents of harassment of firearms owners in WAL-MART stores by WAL-MART employees, I now would be hard-pressed to buy so much as a toothbrush there.

karlsgunbunker
October 5, 2007, 11:13 PM
4, Wife worked there for 10 yrs and i got 10% off on guns and ammo.

Rossi matched pair youth model .22lr/.410
Mossberg Plinker .22lr
Savage MKII .22lr
Muzzle loader .50 cal on clearance for $80

Also got lots of ammo and survival SHTF stuff on clearance.

brasskeeper
October 6, 2007, 09:14 AM
None

bthest86
October 6, 2007, 09:31 AM
A Savage MkII for I think $89. A good buy. Makes a good loaner gun for when me and my friends shoot (for the one who doesn't own a gun).

chris in va
October 6, 2007, 01:57 PM
Both 'WalMart' guns I've bought jammed horribly. Marlin 60 and a Mossberg Plinkster. I won't be buying guns from there any more.

MCgunner
October 6, 2007, 02:40 PM
Got a Winchester 1400 and a Rossi M511 .22 from 'em back 20 years ago when they still sold handguns here. I have other guns that Wallyworld sells or has sold, but those are the only two I've actually purchased from 'em. I've had no issues with either gun. I wouldn't blame Wallyworld if I did, they didn't MAKE the gun, just sold it.

zxcvbob
October 6, 2007, 02:52 PM
I tried to order a Winchester 94 there a couple of years ago, but I was too late. So instead I ordered a Marlin from Kempf's, and I've been pretty happy with it.

I still buy the occasional box of ammo at Wal-mart, but mostly I load my own.

WNTFW
October 6, 2007, 10:33 PM
I've never bought a gun there.

I have a Marlin 60 that the original owner probably got there. I'm not sure if I can check the source. I'm at least 3rd owner. The gun had little to no use though.

I have an SKS that I'm second owner & was told it came from Wal-Mart.
I can verify that source. Thanks to Rodney King someone bought it & gave it to me along with some ammo. That was my first chinese bra & last real cosmoline removal session. I was a shotgun guy back then anyway.

Most wal-marts here only have the ammo.

Later,
WNTFW

AZTOY
October 6, 2007, 10:52 PM
2 guns and ammo

Remington 870 Express

Ruger mini 14

gbran
October 6, 2007, 11:55 PM
10/22 10+ years ago.

Gohon
October 7, 2007, 01:38 AM
ZERO! NONE! NEVER! I will not spend a penny in Wal Mart or Sams Club. They are the reason our quality of goods has plummeted in recent years. Retailers feel they have to compete with WW on price and so buy junk to sell us instead of taking "the high road" and ignoring the slum bait and providing quality goods at sustainable prices.

No it's not............ the retailers simply supply what the consumer demands. But by all means continue to pay high dollar for the same stuff if you insist. Don't believe me.........just take a trip to some overseas plants and watch the workers tagging items with WalMart, Neiman Marcus, and Saks labels at the same plant on the same assemble line. I worry about my wallet, not the local dealers wallet.

Mark whiz
October 7, 2007, 12:15 PM
I bought a Mossberg 500 20ga there about 10 yrs ago for my sons to start hunting with. It's taken down plenty of hogs and a good number of skeet since then.

rantingredneck
October 7, 2007, 12:40 PM
2 Remington ADL's (.243 and .30-06)
One Charles Daly Multi Mag 3.5" semiauto (No longer own this one)
One Marlin Model 25MN that I traded for a 10/22.
One CVA Optima Muzzleloader (tackdriver)
I've got no qualms with buying guns from walmart and will buy more if they keep selling them and have something I want at a good price.

Justin
October 7, 2007, 12:41 PM
Walmart doesn't sell anything I'd be interested in buying.

Bone stock 10/22's? *yawn* Charles Daily shotguns? *snore* Remington 710 hunting "rifles?" *zzzz*

If your local gun store is in danger of being put out of business by Walmart, then it's probably run someone without a clue.

Compared to my local Gonne Shoppe, Walmart may as well not even exist.

Phydeaux642
October 8, 2007, 10:46 PM
Zero...zip...none! I rarely walk into a Wally World anymore.

_______________

"Phydeaux, bad dog....no biscuit!"

Kimber1911_06238
October 8, 2007, 10:49 PM
none, their prices are the same as two of my local dealers on several different models i was looking at....so i bought them from the small gun shops.

CU74
October 8, 2007, 11:19 PM
No WallyWorld guns in my accumulation. WM is my store of last resort, and I usually find what I want/need elsewhere. I prefer to spend a few bucks more, if necessary, at the locally-owned stores and support the economy in my area.

CA2005
November 13, 2007, 01:28 AM
None, they're factory seconds.

Titan6
November 13, 2007, 01:43 AM
Don't know. Never bought a gun there. 90% of mine are used so I guess that they could have been sold there at one time.

TheGunGuru
November 13, 2007, 01:48 AM
I support my local dealers...plus Walmart is usually more money than the locals...and I get free work and cheaper ammo for buying so much.

So I have 0 Walmart guns at last count about 50 long guns from locals and private individuals.

Plus, I was wondering this...does it seem that Walmart is getting rid of their hunting sections slowly? Maybe its just the new super Walmarts in Western NY but I havent even seen guns there in a while.

bwavec
November 13, 2007, 02:05 AM
I bought a Mossberg 500 Cruiser at a Sports Authority.

Gator
November 13, 2007, 03:01 AM
None, they're factory seconds.

No, they are not factory seconds. They are also not all "bone stock".

I have two Wal-Mart 10/22 specials. I just had to have those laminated green stocks that only the Ruger/Wal-Mart guns had. The SS International with the green stock is sweet!

rambilt
November 13, 2007, 06:14 AM
I support Walmart because it keeps the local gun dealer prices down. I just started getting into rifles it may be a little too late because I'm over 50 now. So far my collection from Walmart is a Marlin V 17 HMR and a Savage 10FX 243 cal. I haven't fired the savage yet. Oh yeah I also buy a rifle from Academy, one Persuader Mossberg 500 12 gauge. The local sporting goods seems to provide a better price tag than the local gun dealers at least the one that I saw.

Kharn
November 13, 2007, 07:49 AM
Remington 597 & 870.

Kharn

Walkalong
November 13, 2007, 08:36 AM
None.

rc109a
November 13, 2007, 11:58 AM
I have 3. A 243 Rem SPS, 30-06 BDL, Ruger 10-22 stainless. All three are great guns. I am planning on buying another after christmas. my local dealer wants 200 more then Walmart or Buds and ammo is 25% more.

66912
November 13, 2007, 12:01 PM
None, I still like to support the little guy.

zeke707
November 13, 2007, 12:41 PM
I just ran across this thread. Some interesting posts. Primarily "I hate Wally World" remarks. Just a couple of points to make here regarding Wal*Mart guns.

1. Their guns are ordered from the same warehouse as the "little guy".
2. Factory seconds? Yea, right.
3. They are the reason quality has plummeted. Really? Guess what, people want low prices. If not WM would not be in business. Don't like WM? *Don't shop there*."Please step aside, we have customers waiting line behind you".
4. "Bad gun. Jams. I won't buy there". WM purposely buys guns that jam to piss you off. Yea, right.
5. Yada, Yada

Some comments are made by "I know all about guns *growl*people. Take a deep breath and relax. Please don't buy any guns from WM....they won't miss your smart ass.

OK, I admit it. I work at Wal*Mart. In the Sporting Goods dept of all places! I don't excuse WM stores that have people who "don't know what they are doing". With 3500 stores world wide, I'm sure there are some stores that don't have people who know how to sell guns, etc. If you are such a gun expert, you should "know it all" and not have any questions.:)

rbt50
November 13, 2007, 01:24 PM
none i also support my local dealer.

Tin Gizel
November 13, 2007, 01:25 PM
I bought one from them, then they stopped selling guns. But one still had a muzzleloader, picked up one of those, so I guess 2.

I buy a metric poop ton of ammo from WM though. Sorry, they're the cheapest by FAR on ammo for me.

esq_stu
November 13, 2007, 01:31 PM
They are a Ruger Mini-14, Marlin 1894c, Winchester 1400 MKII, Remington 1100, Ruger 10/22, Marlin 917V and a Lakefield youth 22.Wow! Walmart sold Mini-14s.

SpeedAKL
November 13, 2007, 01:39 PM
IMO the advantage of an independent local dealer comes down to knowledge, lots of selection, trustworthiness, and superior service. I can understand wanting to support local businesses, and the gun shops in my area thankfully are all straight-up guys, but a local gun shop that has high prices coupled with poor customer service has zero moral superiority versus a Wal-Mart.

JesseL
November 13, 2007, 03:26 PM
Zero Wal-Mart guns.

If you asked how many J&G Sales guns I own, I might be awhile tabulating the answer.

19-3Ben
November 13, 2007, 03:34 PM
None. I support local dealers.
I would also support chains that don't sell us out, such as Cabela's, Gander Mountain, etc.. but have not bought from any of those either yet.

jkingrph
November 13, 2007, 04:41 PM
None, nada, zero!!!

CajunBass
November 13, 2007, 04:57 PM
0. Support your local dealers.

Wal-Mart is a local dealer.

Only one. A Wally World Special 10/22.

Got a couple more from Sears-Roebuck too.

RedNoma
November 13, 2007, 11:48 PM
Marlin 30W, Ruger 10/22, Mossberg model 500

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