A Walmart addiction


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J.Gillespie
January 15, 2003, 08:36 PM
I must confess... My Name is Jonathan and I have an addiction to buying ammo everytime I take one step into a Walmart store.

I was in Walmart twice today (two different locations) and both times I walked out with 9 and 45 ammo. I got out to my truck and the light hit me......I'M AN ADDICT!. All I went in for earlier was to check out some house stuff, I walked out with 250 rounds of ammo. Then later today I realized I needed some new felt pads for my dremel tool. Again, I walked out with the felt tips and....150 rounds of ammo.
This happens every time I go to Wally world. Anyone else share in this addiction ? Or,do you have any addictions related to our already present firearm addiction?

I'm a sick man...a very sick man.....or am I :D

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Redlg155
January 15, 2003, 08:52 PM
I really like the prices at Walmart for 9mm Ammo. They can't touch mail order prices on other ammo.

They just built a Sports Authority store near me, so I'll start going there for .45 ammo when I desperately need it. Luckily I picked up a few boxes of S&B at the gunshow to tide me over a bit.

I'll bet this thread generates some replies on the evils of Walmart. :D

Good Shooting
RED

PlayTheAces
January 15, 2003, 08:55 PM
As I was reading this, the Spousal Unit walked in and started reading over my shoulder.

Says "Oh, just like you!"

Sighs.

Shakes her head.

Walks out of room.

thaddeus
January 15, 2003, 09:00 PM
Yep, this is how I end up with a cache of practice ammo. Every time we go to WalMart I go grab a box of ammo. Then we check out at the gun counter "to make it faster". It is a nice trick on the wife to get our grocery money to fund my shooting habit :) Just one box at a time, and I never am short on ammo when I want to go shooting.

NewShooter78
January 15, 2003, 09:04 PM
I don't shop at wally world for my ammo because there is no selection. I'm sure its because of the location, so I'll have to check a couple of the other ones next time I'm looking. But I have heard good things about the prices, and bad things about the impulse to buy everytime you step into the store...for ammo.

AZTOY
January 15, 2003, 09:09 PM
I allways stop and look at the guns at Wallyworld.:D

Cliff
January 15, 2003, 09:12 PM
Jonathan,

You don't have a addiction,your just a man who likes to stay prepared. I feel your pain.:D If I'm driving by a walmart,I'm going in for ammo,for me its 9MM,.45,and .357. If the missus sends me in to walmart for toilet paper, I'm coming out with more ammo then toilet paper,If i slide up to the sporting goods counter and they have just 1 box of win/whitebox in 9MM,I'm claiming it. Guess what I ask for and got for Christmas? That right,walmart gift certificates. and was I in the parking lot, sitting in my truck drinking coffee,waiting for the store to open the day after Christmas? you bet I was.
OK, I need to calm down now, but I know we're not the only ones,right?

Redlg155
January 15, 2003, 09:15 PM
Ok..that's it!

I'm buying stock in Walmart!:D

Good Shooting
RED

J.Gillespie
January 15, 2003, 10:54 PM
Cliff....Just to let you know the extent of my disease, I was just in Maryland for the holidays and I was at the local Walmart in Bel Air, thinking to myself.....is it worth the hassel at the airport to load all of this Winchester white box?:D

blades67
January 15, 2003, 11:07 PM
I load it cheaper than Wal-mart sells it.

Ewok_Guy
January 15, 2003, 11:09 PM
I buy ammo cheaper through the mail.

thebaldguy
January 15, 2003, 11:17 PM
Their prices are very good.

100 rounds 9MM $10.97

I have some issues about Wally World but they are cheap.

dude
January 15, 2003, 11:39 PM
there are only two things I go into wal*mart for:

- the Made in USA cheap 100 round 9mm boxes
- the Made in USA Rustler Brown work jeans

Other than that, the way they hide behind the Red-White & Blue while their stores are loaded with mostly Chi-Comm crap feeding the Amarican 'I want it now, cheap and don't care where is comes from' disposable society...................................that has driven most of our non-durable goods manufactruing jobs overseas ...............disgusts me.


I'll take the time to search out and pay more for everday items that are Made in USA, like Carhartt, Bose, US made office supplies & cookware, ammo ect.

Do you?

gun-fucious
January 15, 2003, 11:54 PM
my Walmart just marked down the Wrangler "Advantage Timber" Camo Jeans to 14 bucks.

dude
January 15, 2003, 11:56 PM
That being said, I will not sacrafice quality just to buy American.

My gun collection is more than %75 US made stuff but the Mini 30 is no substitute for a good Chi-Comm SKS! .........and no way in hell I'm buying Federal to feed it when Wolf is <$80/1000!! (I preffer S&B 7.62X39 but have not been able to find it for the past few years.)

4570Rick
January 16, 2003, 12:02 AM
I load 100 rounds of 9mm for $5.84. :)

And it's American made. :neener:

dude
January 16, 2003, 12:14 AM
I shall start a'doin the same for .44 & .357 very soon.

..........having the Nosler factory within walking distance to buy factory-blemish bullets helps! But it's too bad I have to buy my rock-chucker from that company in nasty NorCal and give Grey-out Davis even a penny of tax money.

4570Rick
January 16, 2003, 12:28 AM
I live in the PRK, but I use the "Barter System" as much as posable. No taxes and I know this makes
The Gubber-Naught Greyout Dufus
more nuts then he allready is. :D

hansolo
January 16, 2003, 12:52 AM
Like the Griswolds, I usually head straight from the range to Wallyworld. All the clerks in Sporting Goods know me ....NORM!....
Of the main centerfire varieties, I go with Blazer and UMC...my CZ 75B likes them best. I figure the price of good Handloading equipment and components would buy me about 5-7 cases of 9mm.

Guyon
January 16, 2003, 01:57 AM
I'm addicted to the clearance items at Wal-Mart. Bought a red-tagged Remington 1100 there. Every fall, I buy gobs of clearance fishing equipment. And every spring, I buy all the clearanced camouflage clothing I can afford. This year, I got a little crazy, but I also got a lot of great deals.

As for ammo, I shop at Academy Sports. Can't beat their prices.

Wolfy
January 16, 2003, 02:58 AM
unfortunately Wallyworld does not sell guns or ammo in my state(NJ).:cuss: They do sell some scopes and when I asked the kid behind the counter if I could look at the 4-20 x 40mm scope he hands it to me and says "What's that go on a pistol?" I shook my head handed it back to him and walked away. :banghead:

Kahr carrier
January 16, 2003, 04:48 AM
They usually have good prices on 22LR.:)

Carlos Cabeza
January 16, 2003, 10:22 AM
Dude made an interesting point about the drones that feed the disposable society machine. :o I have to admit, I do buy LOTS of ammo at sheepmart.

SkySlash
January 16, 2003, 10:26 AM
Wal-Mart is too expensive on their ammo prices.

I go to Academy Sports or Oshman's Sporting Goods, and I pay $3.99 a box for 50 rounds of 9mm. It's CCI/Blazer 115gr. FMJ ammo that isn't reloadable, but for 8 cents a round after tax, what the hell do I care if I can't reload it since I can't reload for that cheap anyway.

I buy 1000 rounds a month at whichever place has it in stock just to keep my pile growing. How many places do you know of that you can walk out the door with 1000 rounds of quality, factory 9mm ammo for only $85.59 total after Uncle Sam takes his share?

I know of only two, and I buy a lot of ammo from them.

I buy my carry ammo from Adco Firearms over the internet. He auctions it at Gunbroker for $29.99 + actual shipping for 100 rounds of 124gr. +P Gold Dot on www.gunbroker.com just about every week. You take two of his auctions, he'll typically combine shipping, and so that's about $65 for 200 rounds of premium carry ammo. Works out to about $16.25 a box, and I don't know of any other gun shop in the DFW metroplex that can or will beat that.

-SS

Logistar
January 16, 2003, 11:05 AM
Two days ago I bought a 9mm 100 round "value pack" and a 50 round box of defensive ammo. That really isn't unusual except that I DIDN'T need either of them.

I was there and just bought them out of habit I guess. I WAS buying ammo regularly to get my "inventory" up to what I considered reasonable... but I seem to keep buying it. I haven't even fired a gun in a month (local range temporarily closed).

Looks like I am an addict too!

Logistar

TallPine
January 16, 2003, 11:11 AM
I try to pick up a couple of 550 round boxes of Federal 22 LR everytime I go in there, which ain't too often since it is 50 miles away and I don't like to go to town.

10-Ring
January 16, 2003, 11:39 AM
Yup, I buy the 9mm Wally World ammo too :uhoh:

Elmer Snerd
January 16, 2003, 11:55 AM
I can get 100 Federal 12G field/skeet shells for about $16.00. WM also seasonally offers 12G "High-velocity game loads" (I forget the manufacturer) for about $3.00/25. They are "high velocity" (and cheap) because each shell has only 7/8 oz. of shot. They are good for introductory shooting due to low recoil.
The WM in my area also has 5 rounds of 12G 00B for $3.84.
I'm not an addict, I can quit anytime I want! No, really!

Bainx
January 16, 2003, 06:09 PM
"I must confess... My Name is Jonathan [Bainx] and I have an addiction to buying ammo everytime I take one step into a Walmart store"


Jonathan...........you read me like a comic book!:D
Thaddeus....you too.

Still, I patronize my local independent FFL also.

CAP
January 16, 2003, 06:56 PM
Same here. I can't touch 9mm rounds anywhere else for even close to Wally's 100 pack Winchester target loads sell for. Most other stuff I can find at reasonable prices at other shops.

I'm almost as bad as Jonathan though. ;)

J.Gillespie
January 16, 2003, 09:19 PM
Wolfy...when I was in Walmart yesterday, I bought 9 and 45 ammo and the kid behind the counter said " is this for a handgun?" I said " huh?" and he repeated the question and I said "yeah" and handed him my money.

I thought people who sold ammo would have been more trained. seemed odd to me. Nice kid though.

And CAP....those 100 round boxes of 9mm make me all tingly inside! That's mainly what I buy the most of.:cool:

Matthew Courtney
January 16, 2003, 11:43 PM
I especially like Wal-Mart because when I buy ammo and beer there at the same time, they have a cute sales associate walk me to my car.

EJ
January 16, 2003, 11:57 PM
Not that saving money on ammo isn't enough-- but Wally world is profit driven and buying ammo there keeps them selling-- Money and profit drives our system and profit noted on firearms related items is a great thing--politically --

notbubba
January 16, 2003, 11:58 PM
I'm proud to say that I DO NOT shop at Wal-mart.
They can go to this guy:evil:

Acolyte
January 17, 2003, 12:58 AM
They've also got a 15-round box of Winchester rifled slugs for under six bucks.

ed dixon
January 17, 2003, 01:31 AM
I've been to the two local Walmarts and found no guns at all. Wolfy says they don't sell in NJ; guess it's the same in PA. The first gun I bought on my own was at K-mart -- 18 y.o. and a brand new Wingmaster for $200 on sale. Why the variance from state to state?

Selfdfenz
January 17, 2003, 01:31 AM
I do the WalMart white box 9mm and Federal 22 HPs all the time.
The 9 is cheaper than I can order it but the main reason I like the white box is I end up with a solid reloadable case.

On my single station or progressive it reloads great. And 9 mm is cheap to reload for sure...but....

I buy the white box, shoot it and save the cases for a rainy day when the price on a 100 round Value pack goes up to 14 dollars.
Which will happen once upon a time in the future. At least I'll have a bunch of brass to work with.

S-

Elmer Snerd
January 17, 2003, 01:04 PM
J.Gillespie Wolfy...when I was in Walmart yesterday, I bought 9 and 45 ammo and the kid behind the counter said " is this for a handgun?" I said " huh?" and he repeated the question and I said "yeah" and handed him my money.
I thought people who sold ammo would have been more trained. seemed odd to me. Nice kid though..

It's company policy. If ammunition could be used in a rifle/carbine or a handgun, the register pops up a "For handgun? y/n" prompt on the readout, since you must be 18 to buy longarm ammo and 21 to buy handgun ammo in the US. When I worked at WM, cashiers also had to ask customers buying ammo if they had ever been convicted of a crime of domestic violence, and refuse the sale if they said yes. It's all corporate a$$-covering.

Sven
January 17, 2003, 01:10 PM
I load 100 rounds of 9mm for $5.84.

You must not include the cost of your time in this figure, unless you consider your time worth Chinese minimum wage or just write it off as 'hobby time'.

KMKeller
January 17, 2003, 01:34 PM
Something tells me I need to swing by Wally World...

J.Gillespie
January 17, 2003, 05:13 PM
Elmer Snerd It's company policy. If ammunition could be used in a rifle/carbine or a handgun, the register pops up a "For handgun? y/n" prompt on the readout, since you must be 18 to buy longarm ammo and 21 to buy handgun ammo in the US. When I worked at WM, cashie

Thanks, you have enlightened me:D I will stop caneing the boy now.:p

Marshall
January 17, 2003, 05:18 PM
BY GAWD, THAT'S JUST PART OF BEING AN AMERICAN! :D

Bravo11
January 17, 2003, 05:54 PM
I had to stop by the WM after work yesterday. My list included Paper towels, Pinesol, light bulbs, etc... some how when I got to the register I had a box of Blazers in .45 ACP---Go figure?

TheFrontRange
January 17, 2003, 06:06 PM
I'd buy ammo from the local WalMart but their selection where I live is not that great. Late last year I discovered Academy Sports and Outdoors' selection of Winchester USA white label .45 ACP in 230-grain JHP for carry ($15.95 per 50) and Blazer FMJ ($9.95 per 50) and have been buying from them since! I was carrying Cor-Bon's 165-grain +P Pow'rBall before that...GREAT round, but at $20 for 20 rounds, it was a tad pricey.

Schuey2002
January 25, 2003, 07:04 AM
...I have an addiction to buying ammo everytime I take one step into a Walmart store.
I suffer from the same affliction. I think that I'll take this up with my doctor the next time that I see him. :D

Study Butte
January 25, 2003, 09:34 AM
I'm with notbubba. I don't shop at walmart, just don't like them. I would rather pay more someplace else.

macavada
January 25, 2003, 09:38 PM
I bought a shotgun at Walmart last year, a Winchester 1300. It's decent. The guy behind the counter told me that they have a book that you can special order from that includes models that are not normally in the showcase. Anybody have any opinions on the guns at Walmart? Anybody special order anything at Wal-Mart?

What about K-Mart? Any decent guns for sale there?

Thanks.

Cliff
January 25, 2003, 09:58 PM
Marco,

I'd say stay away from Kmart for guns,inasmuch they don't sell any other then bb,paintball.Thats for the KM's in my area. WM does sell decent long guns,but if course if you want quality, hit up the gunshop or go online or a private seller. I was surprised about a month ago when I saw that KM was selling a pretty good selection of shotgun ammo at decent prices,and some handgun ammo also,prices not so great. I remember years ago when KM was doing good sales in firearms,before they got scared into getting rid of them.

Coffee357
January 25, 2003, 11:34 PM
I buy there frequently. My wife doesn't really care to shoot but
she tollerates my semi-frequent buys. She just doesn't understand
how expensive this habit is to maintain! On ammo I frequently
find myself short. The Mrs. would raise a fit if the card or checkbook
had gunstore entry after gunstore entry BUT doesn't question
a Walmart here and a Walmart there..."just household stuff,
honey..." Nice to be able to hide a buy here and there;) .
Prices on 9 and .223 aren't bad, either.

Coffee

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