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Hardtarget
March 20, 2010, 11:45 PM
...and never saw so much 9x19 ammo on the shelf! There most have been 200 boxes. Not much else...but they had enough "9" to handle your request. Oh...almost forgot...$13.00 and change/50 round box.

I left it all there. I don't have a 9mm.

Mark

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Nick5182
March 20, 2010, 11:49 PM
I agree with you. My local Wal-Mart (although not my favorite place) recently re-arranged the sporting goods section and the amount of 9mm they normally have just about quadrupled. I do, however, own a 9mm, but left the ammo there as I have no money.

federalfarmer
March 20, 2010, 11:59 PM
Yup, 9 and 40 here to. But no 45 and very little .22

MN

Logan5
March 21, 2010, 12:19 AM
Mine had absolutely bare shelves, except for shotgun shells and one lonely WWB 7.62 x 39 bulk pack.

Full Metal Jacket
March 21, 2010, 12:30 AM
several of my local chinamarts have only a buttload of this orange box 9mm (can't recall the brand) for $16.97/50 rounds. pass.

my local gunshop has cheaper 9mm than that (winchester 9mm nato for $13.99).

Zoidberg523
March 21, 2010, 12:36 AM
Things are a little more dire here, lol. When I even deign to look at the local Wally-world all I see is a few boxes of 9mm, a little 22 (LR, WMR, etc.), and whole truck-load of shotgun shells (most all of which are light target loads). And as if that weren't bad enough, there is a small paper on the ammo cabinet that reads, "To ensure equal distribution of ammunition to all customers, each customer is permitted to buy not more than five boxes per day."

:mad:

The Lone Haranguer
March 21, 2010, 01:06 AM
I do have 9mms, three of them in fact. I hope it works its way east. In the local Wal-Marts (two in JC, Elizabethton and Unicoi) I've seen .40 S&W sporadically available, but no 9mm Luger or .45 Auto for months.

wojownik
March 21, 2010, 01:28 AM
very little in stock at my local WalMarts. The only 9mm they had was some Swiss RWS, so I picked up three boxes (three box limit still in effect, which the cashier interprets of three boxes total, not just of one caliber). Haven't seen any .45 in over a year.

archigos
March 21, 2010, 01:31 AM
I still won't shop at Wal-Mart. Especially for gun-related items. Not until they discontinue their anti-gun policies. (i.e. requiring a concealed carry permit for ammo purchases)

Full Metal Jacket
March 21, 2010, 01:38 AM
:eek:

walmarts in NY require a CCW permit to buy ammo? and the local gunshops don't?

:eek:

NinjaFeint
March 21, 2010, 01:43 AM
I had a Dick's in CT ask for my CCW permit. Just tell them it is for a carbine, they get really confused.

cleardiddion
March 21, 2010, 01:45 AM
Been seeing plenty of 9 and 40. Even saw .22 and 16 gauge today.

rogertc1
March 21, 2010, 05:07 AM
Everything except .380 at our Walmart.

Webbj0219
March 21, 2010, 07:26 AM
kinda funny walmart ive been two has tons of .22 , but no .38 or 9mm.

Sav .250
March 21, 2010, 07:43 AM
I checked my local Wal-Mart friday and they were out of 9m/m and 22 ammo.
As fast as it comes in................it`s gone!

Straight Shooter
March 21, 2010, 09:25 AM
I've made 3 trips over the past 2 weeks and the shelves were stocked each time.

9mm:
WWB $20.75/100
Federal Champion $9.75/50
The orange box stuff ~$13.00/50

.45:
WWB $32.00/100

They also had plenty of:
.22
.38
.40

archigos
March 21, 2010, 10:45 AM
walmarts in NY require a CCW permit to buy ammo? and the local gunshops don't?
Yes. There's no law in NY requiring you to produce or have a permit to buy ammo, but Walmarts here require it for anything commonly used in a handgun.
I had a Dick's in CT ask for my CCW permit. Just tell them it is for a carbine, they get really confused.
Dick's likes to do the same thing, but if you tell Dick's its for a rifle, they'll sell it to you without producing your permit (Wal-Mart has refused to in the one case that I risked my safety by stepping into their store).

Businesses doing something beyond what is necessary to protect them from the law that inconveniences their customers is making a statement and essentially telling customers "We don't care about your business." This anti-gun and anti-business attitude makes these stores not worthy of my gun-related business.

HOWARD J
March 21, 2010, 12:32 PM
Here in southeastern Michigan Walmart doesn't sell guns or ammo---quit about 2 years ago.
K-Marts & Sears quit many years ago do to the anti gun crowd.

Ben86
March 21, 2010, 12:35 PM
Another whiny "my walmart doesn't have ammo thread." :rolleyes: Oh please.

MachIVshooter
March 21, 2010, 12:36 PM
orange box 9mm (can't recall the brand)

RWS

Just tell them it is for a carbine, they get really confused

It's more fun to say machine gun :D

jnyork
March 21, 2010, 12:44 PM
I still won't shop at Wal-Mart. Especially for gun-related items. Not until they discontinue their anti-gun policies. (i.e. requiring a concealed carry permit for ammo purchases

Wow!! Never heard of that one!! Sure am thankful to live in Wyoming. :)

Zoidberg523
March 21, 2010, 01:10 PM
Another whiny "my walmart doesn't have ammo thread." Oh please.

Note that by saying that, you are whining too... :rolleyes:

Hatterasguy
March 21, 2010, 01:22 PM
I don't like Walmart, but their ammo prices are OK. I can usualy do a lot better online or at one of the local gun shops.

Around here Cabala's has been running some good deals on ammo. They had PMC .223 on sale for $6.99 for 20.

mcdonl
March 21, 2010, 01:32 PM
Until they start selling reloading supplies I have no need to walk through their doors anymore.

Then again, I reload now so I have no money to spend on anything but reloading supplies/equipment :)

welldoya
March 21, 2010, 02:54 PM
Our local WalMarts have plenty of everything except .380. They have always had plenty of 9mm but now they also have .38 and .357. They were scarce for a while. Plenty of Federal and Winchester bulk pack .22s. Plenty of .40 and some .44 and .45. Just a lack of .380.

USAFRetired
March 21, 2010, 03:09 PM
Never had WallyWorld I.D. check for ammo here (SW Idaho) pistol or otherwise.

I have noticed a somewhat irritating behavior though. I call it a "soft limit". They will only put out 1 or 2 boxes of the popular stuff. If you leave and come back a few hours later, there's another couple of boxes behind the counter. If you ask, it's "nope, that's all we got".

Full Metal Jacket
March 21, 2010, 03:48 PM
Yes. There's no law in NY requiring you to produce or have a permit to buy ammo, but Walmarts here require it for anything commonly used in a handgun

:eek:

have you talked to the store manager? is it all chinamarts in NY? i've never heard of such thing in my life, that's ridiculous! i would boycott them too.

springfield30-06
March 21, 2010, 04:01 PM
Yes. There's no law in NY requiring you to produce or have a permit to buy ammo, but Walmarts here require it for anything commonly used in a handgun

have you talked to the store manager? is it all chinamarts in NY? i've never heard of such thing in my life, that's ridiculous! i would boycott them too.

Yes I believe that they do this in all Wal-Marts in NY. In NY State you can't even own or touch a handgun without a pistol permit, and each handgun & caliber is registered and printed on your permit.

I noticed that it depends on what store you go to too. On of the stores asks to see your permit but a different one looks at your permit AND checks to see if you own a gun in that caliber!

mustang_steve
March 21, 2010, 06:03 PM
RIght now the two wally worlds I go to have alternating shimpents of RWS (orange box) and Winchester (white box)....one will get the RWS, while the other gets the Win, then vice-versa.

Knowing that made it super-easy for me to know where to go to get the best ammo deals.

Full Metal Jacket
March 21, 2010, 09:36 PM
I noticed that it depends on what store you go to too. On of the stores asks to see your permit but a different one looks at your permit AND checks to see if you own a gun in that caliber!

:eek:

my fellow gun nuts from NY: you have my sympathies, my friends :(

Full Metal Jacket
March 21, 2010, 09:41 PM
RIght now the two wally worlds I go to have alternating shimpents of RWS (orange box) and Winchester (white box)....one will get the RWS, while the other gets the Win, then vice-versa.

Knowing that made it super-easy for me to know where to go to get the best ammo deals.

yeah my local chinamarts have a buttload of that orange box RWS in stock for $16.97/50rounds. what a rip.

why did they decide to not offer as much of the cheaper WWB (which every other business in america that sells ammo has in stock), and instead go with $17 9mm ammo that no one's buying?

I keep seeing the same exact amount in stock each time i go, and it has dust on it lol

nonsensical business decision by chinamart, for sure!

FROGO207
March 22, 2010, 04:58 AM
I did go to the local chinamart and get some .22 Win bulk. They wanted to see ID that assured of residency. I asked the clerk If he thought I was from mars or whatever, He smiled and said that the security camera was on him and he HAD to do it, with a smile and roll of his eyes. Also the GF bought some and he had to get hers separately. He said one customers ammo out at a time.:confused:I feel sorry for the employees.:banghead:

Ben86
March 22, 2010, 07:35 AM
Sometimes it sounds like walmart is making up firearm/ammunition law as they go.

springfield30-06
March 22, 2010, 08:39 AM
Sometimes it sounds like walmart is making up firearm/ammunition law as they go.

Just store policy... Nobody is forcing anybody to buy anything there, but if you decide to you've got to put up with their crazy rules... Since I don't reload it's the cheapest place to buy bulk ammo. $32 for 100 rounds of .45ACP at Wal-Mart or $59 at Gander Mtn. for the same exact box of ammo... I save all of my brass though, someday I will start to reload.

archigos
March 22, 2010, 10:18 AM
have you talked to the store manager? is it all chinamarts in NY? i've never heard of such thing in my life, that's ridiculous! i would boycott them too.
Yup - they weren't even willing to listen. Wal-Mart has its own policies that extend further than the law does, and they won't bend to common sense.

proud2deviate
March 22, 2010, 11:42 PM
Within the past few months, I've been seeing more ammo on the shelves at Wal-Mart. Found some WWB .45 auto and snatched up a couple boxes. I sold one to a friend who missed out. They turned up on the shelves again a couple weeks later, so I bought three more:)

Need to schedule a range visit soon. . .

shibby
March 23, 2010, 12:30 AM
$13/50? Thats $4 more than what I paid a couple months ago at wallyworld. I also paid $20/100 for WWB.

Nick5182
March 23, 2010, 12:51 AM
The local wally-world here always asks if the ammo is for a handgun. I though they were keeping tabs or something, but found out that if you say it's for a rifle, they'll sell you pistol ammo if your 18 or older.

Ben86
March 23, 2010, 01:07 AM
Yeah, pretty pointless. I guess it just puts them in the clear legally speaking.

Full Metal Jacket
March 23, 2010, 01:10 AM
Yup - they weren't even willing to listen. Wal-Mart has its own policies that extend further than the law does, and they won't bend to common sense.

go onto walmart's website and write a complaint to the corporate office about how they're defying NY state law. there's a place on their site specifically for corporate complaints. they ask you the store(s) involved. i've done it before. you will receive a phone call with a response (hopefully one you'll like)

Magic_Man
March 23, 2010, 10:55 AM
Been seeing more ammo become available @ WM lately, but they have raised prices. Used to be $13.47 for a brick of Federal .22LR. It's now $18.97!!!!

hawkass13
March 23, 2010, 11:16 AM
There is a shortage of .38spl, .45, .32, and .380 here. Every once in a while you may catch one box or the other but never .380. I wonder where it is going, or if there is a stockboy hoarding .380 ammo.

SwordRapier
March 23, 2010, 11:23 AM
Now its been a few years, and my memory is not so good to begin with. I easily could be wrong; however, I seem to recall the local talking heads saying something about suing Walmart for selling a shotgun and/or ammo to the Trolley Square shooter.

If that's the case you can't really blame them for being paranoid.

Strange thought all the ID I had to produce was Driver's licence to prove I'm old enough to purchase the ammo.

Do you think the panic buying of ammo is over, or at least slowing down?

Full Metal Jacket
March 23, 2010, 01:36 PM
Here in southeastern Michigan Walmart doesn't sell guns or ammo---quit about 2 years ago

all the walmarts in SE MI sell ammo, my friend. :)

Ben86
March 23, 2010, 01:57 PM
Do you think the panic buying of ammo is over, or at least slowing down?

It is slowing down for sure. Most likely because people just don't have the money, or the space to store more ammo. :)

Is it completely legal for walmart to require more than is necessary under the law to obtain ammo?

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