Does Your Wal-Mart Have Handguns?


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azhunter122
August 26, 2008, 07:05 PM
I know yet another Wal-Mart thread, but I was wandering if your local Wal-Mart sells guns and if they do, do they have handguns too? My Wal-Mart has rifles but no handguns. And I know of one in Phoenix that only sells ammo.

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tblt
August 26, 2008, 07:05 PM
No only long guns in tampa florida

GigaBuist
August 26, 2008, 07:07 PM
No. None of them do.

Jorg Nysgerrig
August 26, 2008, 07:08 PM
Walmart announced it would stop stocking handguns in US stores back in 1993: http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9F0CE4DE1E30F930A15751C1A965958260

But apparently they still sell them in Alaska.

GRB
August 26, 2008, 07:10 PM
My local Walmart does not sell guns at all, has no ammunition, and barely sells any hunting or fishing supplies. On the other hand it does cater to a lot of whom I suspect are third world immigrants, but I use that definition lightly as my guess would be most are illegals. I am within driving distance of a Walmart that does ell rifles and ammo, but no handguns, but it is not really local.

SCKimberFan
August 26, 2008, 07:15 PM
3 of them within 10 miles of me and 2 sell long guns, all sell ammo.

Mr White
August 26, 2008, 07:41 PM
3 Wally Marts within 20 miles. All 3 sell long guns, ammo and reloading components.

phydaux
August 26, 2008, 07:43 PM
The last time I saw handguns in Wal-Mart was 2006 in Anchorage, AK. They had some BIG ones!

bobbarker
August 26, 2008, 07:52 PM
Nope, Wally World out here in Vista, CA, and every one around here I've been to, about half a dozen, and none sell guns of any type(BB And Airsoft excluded.) Just ammo.

scrat
August 26, 2008, 07:52 PM
not any of the wally marts around me

Walkalong
August 26, 2008, 07:52 PM
No pistols. Plenty of ammo.

Darthbauer
August 26, 2008, 07:53 PM
We don't even have long guns anymore.

Auburn1992
August 26, 2008, 07:53 PM
4 walmarts withing 20-30 min. All stock ammo. 2 or 3 stock guns.

bogie
August 26, 2008, 07:56 PM
Most wal-marts simply don't want to be bothered with the hassle inherent in the things... Many states/counties/cities have handgun-specific laws on top of the long gun laws, and wal-mart makes its money by -standardizing- so if it's a hassle, it's outside their best practices. Some areas, such as AK, may have it make sense, but for most of the country, just not worth it for them.

Chicken-Farmer
August 26, 2008, 07:59 PM
Our local walmart here in Kodiak sells both rifles and handguns. The selection is mostly hunting rifles (Weatherby Vanguard, Ruger 77's, Remington 700's, 10/22), and revolvers (S&W 500, Ruger Red Hawks, Glocks, Springfield Armory 1911's, and various .22's). Typically we do things a little differently here up in Alaska and firearms are generally accepted as a way of life. Most chain stores offer some type of firearm selection. What do you expect from a state that trusts every law abiding citizen to carry concealed firearms without a license. Gotta love this State :) Alaska should act as a model for every other state in regards to concealed carry laws. Chaos did not ensue the day the concealed carry laws were put into effect. As a state we don't have any foolish waiting periods on purchases or firearms purchases limited to so many per month. It all comes down to how you were raised and what you accept as normal everyday life.

Chicken-Farmer

Halo
August 26, 2008, 08:03 PM
Yes, my understanding is that Wal-Mart sells handguns only in their Alaska stores.

On a side note, the governor of Alaska is one of the "short list" VP candidates I keep hearing about. Based on the laws in Alaska she sounds like a pretty good choice!

Eric F
August 26, 2008, 08:04 PM
Due to ffl violations all of the local walmarts have quit selling cartridge guns. You can still get ammo and black powder rifles. Odd thing is every one talks about ammo but I have yet to find a walmart with 50-90 sharps 38 super or 30 remington.........so to me they really dont sell ammo.

RoadkingLarry
August 26, 2008, 08:04 PM
3 in a 25 mile circle, one sells long guns all three sell ammo and accessories.
Wal-mart made the decision to stop selling handguns after some nutbag shot up a parking lot with a shotgun he bought someplace else. It was also about a year and a half after Sam had died and they had pretty well just finished sorting out the estate.

Junebug56
August 26, 2008, 08:05 PM
My local sells only ammo...one 10 miles away sells long guns...bought my first and LAST (Ruger 10/22) gun there...had to have a manager escort me out with my "evil" purchase...What a JOKE!!!

Artiz
August 26, 2008, 08:07 PM
Wal-Marts where I live only sell fishing stuff, this is probably due to the fact that I live in East French Canada, LOL. ;)

Edit: The only Wal-Mart style place where they sell shooting stuff in Canada, is Canadian Tire, a Wallly-style place but with much more quality products, no food of course, but plenty of tires (d'oh!).
They sell hunting rounds, from the .22 to the (i don't remember exacly, but kind of everything that is hunting under .50), so no 9mm/.40/.45acp/etc, the only handgun round sold there is .22lr an other .22s.

doc2rn
August 26, 2008, 08:09 PM
3 within 15 mins of me and only one sells long guns. All 3 sell ammo but the one that sells long guns doesnt have as much ammo as the one up North.

CRITGIT
August 26, 2008, 08:15 PM
Walmarts in many places have deleted guns because of the margins. The sad truth is they utilize more turn and profit per space with alternative products.
..and after all isn't that what corps are concerned with?

CRITGIT

orionengnr
August 26, 2008, 08:23 PM
Not only margins, but stupid lawsuits. The one in Denton, just up the road a piece, sold a rifle to someone who subsequently committed suicide with it.

Said loser's...I'm sorry, I meant "misguided yout's" family brought suit against Wal-Mart, looking for unspecified millions, because "they should have known". :rolleyes:

I never heard the final disposition (if I had to guess, I would bet Wal-Mart settled) but the upshot is that I can't find a Wal-Mart that caries any firearms.

Ammo, yes, but I only buy the Federal 550-round bulk pack .22 LR.

Ala Dan
August 26, 2008, 08:26 PM
NO handguns in Bessemer, Alabama~!

SCKimberFan
August 26, 2008, 08:30 PM
Ala Dan

Whats a Vol doing just south of Tuscaloosa?

elrod
August 26, 2008, 08:30 PM
Does Your Wal-Mart Have Handguns?

Only when I'm there!
:D

SCKimberFan
August 26, 2008, 09:09 PM
^ Touche.

TexasRifleman
August 26, 2008, 09:10 PM
Plenty of long guns around this area but they bailed on handgun sales completely a few years ago.

Best ammo deals around though. I love Wal Mart.

The Lone Haranguer
August 26, 2008, 09:25 PM
Walmart announced it would stop stocking handguns in US stores back in 1993 ...
Agreed; that sounds about right. IIRC, you could order handguns through a catalog for some time after that, but they've stopped doing even that.

All the Phoenix metro stores I've been in carry at least ammo; some have a fairly large selection of long guns, too.

rhubarb
August 26, 2008, 10:51 PM
All 3 sell long guns, ammo and reloading components.

Metallic cartridge reloading components or front-end loader loading components?

novaDAK
August 26, 2008, 11:16 PM
Alaska is the only state who's Wal-marts sell handguns yet. Company policy, I believe.

BruceRDucer
August 26, 2008, 11:26 PM
Not in Denver. :what::eek:

22-rimfire
August 26, 2008, 11:59 PM
I am not personally aware of a single Walmart that sells handguns any more. Folks here say they do in Alaska, but I have not been there.

Long gun sales have been centralized or regionalized in areas where there are a number of Walmart stores present. I have 19 Walmarts within 50 miles.

CRITGIT
August 27, 2008, 12:19 AM
Not only margins, but stupid lawsuits. The one in Denton, just up the road a piece, sold a rifle to someone who subsequently committed suicide with it.


Lawsuits have never dictated to the brass heuvoed giant. They could care less about lawsuits. They are sued on a regular basis for everything from preditory practices to exploitation of woman to immigration to federal wage & hour. Those suits have yet to bite them in their boyttom line but P&L and point of sale concerns make 'em crazy.
They simple opt to sell TP over Marlin 60's...BTW, they are also deleting their yardage/ fabric depts for the same reasons. There's a trend here that shouldn't go unnoticed by the rural crowd especially if you equate rural to guns and sewing.

CRITGIT

JackW
August 27, 2008, 02:06 AM
The 2 Wal-Marts I go to (1 in Northern KY, the other in East TN) both sell long guns and ammo.

The only handguns they carry are airsoft. :neener:

evan price
August 27, 2008, 02:17 AM
Whenever I visit a Wal*Mart I know there is at least ONE handgun there, maybe two!

Beetle Bailey
August 27, 2008, 02:18 AM
Walmarts here don't sell long guns or handguns. Supposedly they stopped selling the long guns because they couldn't keep enough people on the payroll who could properly fill out the 4473 forms. At least, that's what I heard was the reason they stopped selling guns here.

You can still buy ammo at some (but not all) of the Walmarts in SoCal. I pick up my shotgun and handgun ammo at Walmart. They sell rifle ammo as well but I get it somewhere else. Oh, and cleaning supplies, gun cases, slings and the like are also for sale.

Cliff47
August 27, 2008, 07:34 AM
Handguns? The ones local to me are lucky to have somebody that can find the key to the ammunition supply, let alone the caliber requested. Must have the collective IQ of a box of rocks. Mostly, they just look at you like you are from another planet and shuffle off, don't even think about calling a manager/supervisor.

Deanimator
August 27, 2008, 07:38 AM
That I know of, no Walmarts in Ohio have handguns. My local Walmart doesn't have guns at all anymore, not as though that's a big loss. They never had anything besides vanilla hunting guns anyway. They still have lots of ammunition and have moved it into a case on the floor where you can actually see what they've got and how much it is without going behind the counter.

Harve Curry
August 27, 2008, 08:08 AM
New Walmart in Truth or Consequences only sells ammo, hunting supplies, not even a muzzleloader. But they sell all the paintball assualt looking junk that will get kids hurt/trouble in a hurry.

Just as well they don't, we need more old time gun shops. We have only one that just changed owners. We also have a rifle range with berms in 100 yard increments out to 650 yards and you can drive to each berm. Covered concrete patio shooting benches. It needs a gun shop next to it.
Any takers?

bogie
August 27, 2008, 09:24 AM
My wal-mart doesn't sell NFA guns. They must be anti.

My wal-mart has an auto service department, but they don't sell cars - they are economic opportunists who want to deny us the freedom to travel.

blkbrd666
August 27, 2008, 09:36 AM
5 of them within approximately 10 miles. At least 2 sell long guns. None sell handguns. At least 4 sell ammo...even 7.62x39...but no .41Magnum.

possum
August 27, 2008, 01:10 PM
Does Your Wal-Mart Have Handguns?
nope haven't seen a handgun in a wal mart in a long time, since i was a kid.

damien
August 27, 2008, 01:35 PM
"My" Wal*Mart Store (I go to several, this one the most) on Randall Road in Geneva, IL doesn't have any guns whatsoever. The Gander Mountain about 500' away has many, so I guess it evens out.

Ala Dan
August 27, 2008, 01:45 PM
Actually, this VOL FAN is 'bout 43
miles NNE of T-town (Tuscaloosa). WAL-MART does not sell any
handguns; and prohibits them from being carried on their property.
Therefore, I don't frequent their business; and try to discourage
others from shopping there as well. It used to be, that all items
sold by Wally World were made with American Pride; indicated
by the small American flag decals on those items. Nowdays, I'd
bet you can't find six itmes in any WAL-MART, that was not made
in China. No thanks SAM WALTON, as you lay in your grave I will
not support your dream~! :barf:

PILMAN
August 27, 2008, 01:47 PM
I heard walmart in alaska sells handguns.

Anyways, for Fort Walton Beach, Florida, they only sell rifles and shotguns here, where i'm moving (Navarre), they don't have any guns but they have ammunition.

damien
August 27, 2008, 02:02 PM
Nowdays, I'd bet you can't find six itmes in any WAL-MART, that was not made in China.

Well, most of the food, batteries, and tires are not made in China. Almost all of the clothes, appliances, electronics, and a lot of the plastic injection moulded stuff are (notable exceptions are the nice Plano boxes they sell). It isn't like 100% yet.

CRITGIT
August 27, 2008, 02:46 PM
Walmarts here don't sell long guns or handguns. Supposedly they stopped selling the long guns because they couldn't keep enough people on the payroll who could properly fill out the 4473 forms. At least, that's what I heard was the reason they stopped selling guns here.

As an exercise look over a Wally World Employment App sometime.
Via the personality profile, they purposely set out to hire those with low expectations of the company and themselves. Consequently they have many folks who couldn't stay on the page as it pertained to the necessary firearms forms. CA after more than one incident and action finally rescinded their ability to sell firearms for a specific time. During that time WW used the space to appeal to a more sub urban customer which is their objective almost everywhere now.

WW was just cheap enough on guns to put most local shops out of business....Now some of these communities have little or no sources.:fire:
Watch for vanishing firearms!

CRITGIT

gezzer
August 27, 2008, 05:27 PM
None in my state show handgun, in fact most now have none except for the one in North Conway NH.

I bought at auction in my area cases and long gun display cases for penny's on the dollar that came from the closed to firearms Wall-Marts.

They dropped firearm sales not due to political pressure in our state but due to not getting employees capable to keep the records needed for an FFL.

The North Conway Wal-Mart has a Retired FFL holder working for them. He Knows how to run an FFL.

I manage an 07 manufacture FFL and gun shop 30 miles away.

They can beat me on ammo prices but not on the guns. Wall-mart stuff carries the bottom line. We do not.

The manager sends customers to us for any thing beyond their line.

I hope they close more of their stores selling ammo. It will become profitable for us to stock ammo again, instead of sending then to Wally-World.

BigBlock
August 27, 2008, 05:55 PM
No guns at my Walmart. They have ammo but the keep it so well hidden behind the counter I can't see what they have or how much it is, so I don't bother... (of course nobody is working the counter to ask either)

Scanr
August 27, 2008, 07:19 PM
Wal-Mart thread, Justin just loves Wal-Mart threads.......
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NOT.... IBTL

Halo
September 2, 2008, 03:35 PM
On a side note, the governor of Alaska is one of the "short list" VP candidates I keep hearing about. Based on the laws in Alaska she sounds like a pretty good choice!

I'm happy to see my crystal ball was in perfect working order that day.... :)

rugerman07
September 2, 2008, 04:21 PM
BB and air soft ONLY!

Hot brass
September 2, 2008, 05:30 PM
NO, no guns at all! :banghead:

geophysicishooter
September 2, 2008, 05:33 PM
Ammo, rifles and shotguns only in Lbk.

When I go in there and get 45 auto and the clerk asks me if it's for a handgun, I tell him it's for my thompson carbine. The looks I get from him are priceless. Then we talk about zombies..

In Houston most of the big box stores only carry ammo if they carry anything at all. Even the Academy Stores in Houston-proper don't carry ARs.

Omaha-BeenGlockin
September 2, 2008, 06:14 PM
Recall seeing a Beretta 92 in Walmart in the early 90's----now they don't even sell long guns anymore since '06 or so.

SCKimberFan
September 2, 2008, 06:23 PM
Stopped by a new Wally World this afternoon in Jacksonville FL (near the airport) - no guns, other than BB & airsoft. They did have ammo however.

Justin
September 2, 2008, 06:42 PM
Ok. I'd say that this question's been answered.

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