Walmart - rifle or pistol?


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mwsfarm
December 15, 2008, 12:31 AM
noob question,

Why do they need to know if ammo is for a rifle or handgun?

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blutarsky
December 15, 2008, 12:44 AM
if it's for a handgun, you need to be 21 years old.

Zundfolge
December 15, 2008, 12:45 AM
Because its against the law for them to sell handgun ammunition to someone under 21, so the cash register prompts them to ask.

bensdad
December 15, 2008, 12:48 AM
I always say, "Neither."

Some laugh. Others get miffed.

average_shooter
December 15, 2008, 12:50 AM
After the last time I finally thought of one I'd like to try on them next time they ask.

Along the lines of saying "neither" I wonder how they'd react to "art project."

After all, my grandfather made a lamp out of various cartridges he found on his ship while in the navy...

mwsfarm
December 15, 2008, 12:53 AM
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mxl
December 15, 2008, 12:54 AM
Tell 'em it's for a machine gun--they'll probably have to call a supervisor to figure which button to push.:evil:

Frog48
December 15, 2008, 12:55 AM
I buy ammo at Walmart all the time, but I've never been asked that question... :confused:

zammyman
December 15, 2008, 12:55 AM
Last time I bought 9MM there told them it was for an UZI... they seemed to miss the joke.

paintballdude902
December 15, 2008, 12:58 AM
grant they only ask for calibers that tend to go for both i get asked when i buy .22wmr but not .22lr (dont under stand that one) but they dont ask me for .44 magnum or .357 they just turn me down for being 18 and they alwasys have to get a manager when i tell them its for a lever action rifle

SASD209
December 15, 2008, 01:03 AM
My 9MM and .45 purchases are for my Beretta Storm carbines (yes, I own both).
Or are they for my handguns....I can never remember.
I guess that I'm over 30 makes it a non-issue!

Jorg Nysgerrig
December 15, 2008, 01:03 AM
The reason they ask:
http://www.thehighroad.org/showpost.php?p=4884263&postcount=32

There's really no reason to answer anything other than "rifle" or "handgun" unless your self-esteem desperately needs a boost by rising to the daunting challenge of outwitting the famously intellectual Walmart sales clerks with your mindbogglingly clever replies.

DoubleTapDrew
December 15, 2008, 01:06 AM
Tell 'em it's for a machine gun
I agree. Submachinegun makes them wet their walmart apron.

Rubber_Duck
December 15, 2008, 01:18 AM
The answer linked by Jorg is probably the best I've read by far. It should be stickied.

KenInColo
December 15, 2008, 01:18 AM
I buy ammo at Walmart all the time, but I've never been asked that question...

Me neither, of course my thinning hair and beard are totally gray...

Bozo
December 15, 2008, 01:23 AM
I recently bought some 30-06 ammo at Walmart and they asked me if it was for a rifle or pistol. Go figure. I don't look 18, heck with my salt and pepper hair, I don't even look 40.

Treo
December 15, 2008, 01:29 AM
Anybody want to bet (gentleman's) on how many posts before Justin locks this thread?

27

KC0QGL
December 15, 2008, 01:58 AM
My brother-in-law was asked if the 12ga. shells he was buying was for a rifle or handgun.

Locked Pool ?
I say 32

Mal H
December 15, 2008, 02:03 AM
I'd say no more than 18.

Seriously, the question was asked and answered. No need for further discussion.

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