My Oshman's experience


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geegee
May 3, 2004, 11:26 PM
Last week, I went to a new Oshman's store in Watauga, TX. My reason for going there was that it had recently opened, and had sent out discount coupons to residents in the area. I needed some ammo, so off I went.

As the clerk at the firearms counter was ringing up my sale, he asked me for my telephone number. "I think I'll take a pass on that," I said. Once he was finished, I asked him if I could see the new Smith & Wesson 1911 in the display case. "Sure," he said. "Just need to see your driver's license." "You need to see my driver's license for me to handle a handgun?" "Yup," he said. "Store policy."

He then hands me the pistol, with the trigger lock still completely covering the trigger (this wasn't a cable, but the type of lock that completely covers and blocks the trigger). I said "Are you going to take this lock off? It's kind of hard to get a feel for this with this lock on." "Nope-can't-store policy." I just put it down, grabbed my ammo, and left. Are they kidding?

While I was there, I noticed they had a rack filled with "comment cards." I didn't fill one out then, but did take one with me, and today emailed athe following letter to their Vice President of Consumer Affairs, expressing my disgust with their ridiculous policies.

To Whom It May Concern:

Last Friday morning (04/30/04), I went to your new store in Watauga, TX. I had recently received a promotional post
card, with coupons attached, to be used only at this store. I went with the intent of buying some handgun ammunition.
Before I left, I noticed there were comment cards in a rack on the counter, and since I my shopping experience in your
Watauga store was so poor, I thought I'd email you my comments.

Once I selected three boxes of ammunition to buy, I was asked for my telephone number. I don't know when
this annoying and intrusive marketing approach started, but it's certainly time to end it. If you want my phone
number collected at the point of sale, you're not getting it (for a whole lot of reasons). I'm sure you're hearing
complaints about this obnoxious practice, so maybe it's time to put an end to it. Or continue to annoy your
customers, whichever makes the most sense to you.

After the clerk rang up my sale, I asked him if I could see the new Smith and Wesson Model 1911, located in
the display case. He said I could, but then asked me for my driver's license. To hold a handgun from the display
case now requires the presentation of a driver's license....huh? To what end is this required? I suppose asking for
a telephone number while I'm paying for some merchandise isn't enough of an annoyance, now Oshman's requires
that I present my driver's license to hold a handgun. Nowhere else in this state have I ever had that requested of me,
but now that's apparently necessary when shopping at Oshman's.

Here's the part that really displayed just how out of touch you folks are from your customers. Once the clerk
handed me the pistol, I asked him if he could remove the gun lock blocking the trigger. No, he couldn't, as this
is apparently another brilliant policy designed by Oshman's (a policy I'm guessing was the brainchild of someone
who has never shot a gun in their life).

I don't know if anyone there has ever bought a pistol before, but it's really rather difficult to get a good feel for a pistol
without being able to hold it properly, and that does require gripping it completely, without being hindered by the large
block of metal surrounding the trigger. I really have to wonder when the decision was made whether anyone asked the
question "Gee, do you think a potential customer will spend $500-1,000.00 for a handgun they can't properly hold, as they
attempt to check the weight, balance, and hopefully trigger pull, of that pistol?" Or is it the general consensus in your
company that someone will just see a pistol in a case, then pay for it and hope all those elements just match up with
what they need, once they get the pistol home? Could you possibly display more ignorance?

No, my Oshman's experience wasn't very good, and the way I view your company is certainly impacted by this visit.
I'm a member of several internet firearm discussion groups, and you can be sure I'll be sharing this experience with other
firearms enthusiasts online.

Sincerely,

Anyone else ever go through this, while shopping there?

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orangeninja
May 3, 2004, 11:36 PM
Yes, at a place called Ft. Worth Sports whom went out of business. A guy refused to show ME a handgun because my brother who was under age was WITH me.:rolleyes:

RRTX
May 3, 2004, 11:46 PM
I don't ever remember being asked my phone # at Oshman's, but always my ZIP code, of course I don't shop their very often since their prices always seem to be high. I ran into the same scenario with a trigger lock last week though, only it was on a rifle at Bass Pro Shops in Grapevine.

TXBera
May 4, 2004, 12:28 AM
This is probably the individual store's policy as I went to a Oshman's in Stafford and they took the trigger lock off. I still handed over my ID just to comply but I wasn't happy with it either. The good news is the salesman wasn't interested in copying down all my personal info off the DL, he was just interested in making the sale.

And their prices are a little inflated, I have seen a similar Colt Series 80 on Gunbroker for $600 NIB. Where as the series 80 in Oshman's was $729.

LynnMassGuy
May 4, 2004, 01:03 AM
In MA you can't handle a gun without presenting an FID or LTC.(They do take the trigger lock of though.):rolleyes:

Skankabilly
May 4, 2004, 01:05 AM
Is Oshman's a new chain? I've never heard of it.

drannor
May 4, 2004, 02:21 AM
Wow, that's considerably different than the Oshman's I've visited in Austin. I've handled firearms at two different locations without presenting or being asked for ID. They did have the annoying locks, but the clerk removed them before hading the piece over.

OTOH, they do ask for ID when I buy ammo, which I find somewhat annoying. I give them my CHL, figure that should do. Perhaps they are lifting my zip code off that? I will check next time.

I buy ammo from them, usually 9mm as it's actually cheaper there then online. While I've looked at pistols in their stores, I've never purchased one. I prefer to give the business to local gunstores even at a slight premium.

Sylvilagus Aquaticus
May 4, 2004, 03:44 AM
I'm anxious to hear if you get a response, geegee, and what it contains. I've handled a pistol at the Oshmans in Plano off Plano Parkway and 75 (across from the new Fry's) sometime back and there wasn't a request for my DL.

Must have been a fluke, because I look pretty disreputable.

I suppose if the opportunity arises that I'm in an Oshmans and I happen to see something that I want to smear my grubby paws on I'll politely decline any attempt to ID me by the minion, smile, and politely let him know I see no need for him to learn my place of residence. I look every bit of my advancing old age and that should be enough for him to know I meet any fed.gov age requirement.

See...I've got the curmudgeon lessons down pat.

Regards,
Rabbit.

c_yeager
May 4, 2004, 03:47 AM
We have an Oshman's at an outlet mall near Seattle. They dont CARRY handguns at all.

Turkish
May 4, 2004, 04:09 AM
Man, this forum has made me feel really bad about what people have to put up with in other states. Here in Arizona I've had no problems at a gun store. When i recently bought my cz-52 at my local gunshop, they had no problem with me handling the gun, except that they had to hand it to my dad who was then allowed to hand it to me. I also have had no problem going in there with my 18 year old friend, and occasionally another minor, walking around picking out ammo and any other supplies we need for half an hour, then having everyone walk up to the counter with arm loads of ammo, setting it down on the counter and having my friend pay for it

geegee
May 4, 2004, 08:17 AM
The most ridiculous part of this episode is that during the entire encounter, I was standing there wearing a cocked and locked .45! I wasn't about to show my CHL, nor was I going to raise the issue to the clerk, but good grief, this isn't Massachusetts.

For the record, I have been in a different Oshman's and had the clerk ask me for my zip code, but the phone number is a new one. I'll probably go back a time or two to finish using their coupons to buy some more ammo, but that will pretty well finish off my shopping time at Oshman's.

CatsDieNow
May 4, 2004, 09:01 AM
The Oshman's in south Fort Worth has a sign that wants you to check all handguns at the counter before shopping. Since this sign (not 30.06) is on the inside of the storefront wall and I can't see it until I am in line to pay, I just ignore it. I'd probably get the police called on me if I pulled out a handgun and asked them to check it anyway.

They usually ask me if they can have my zipcode or phone number, and I simply say no. Clerk punches in all sevens and then takes my money - no big deal.

The store I will not go into because of information collection is Circuit City. They do that "instore warranty" crap.

geegee
May 4, 2004, 09:07 AM
The Oshman's in south Fort Worth has a sign that wants you to check all handguns at the counter before shopping.
Now there's a handgun safety policy we can all applaud.

Hey, wait just a minute. What would happen if a guy went in there to rob the place and shoot people inside? The thought just occurred to me: I'd be unarmed, and he probably wouldn't check his gun! Maybe one of us should call Oshman's to let them know we've found a chink in the armor. :rolleyes:

CatsDieNow
May 4, 2004, 09:23 AM
Yeah, but it's on the wall with the front door. You don't even see it until you are ready to leave.

Maybe someone was told they had to post it and found the least obnoxious place to put it. :D

sturmruger
May 4, 2004, 11:33 AM
My new favorite retail store to shop at is called Sportsmans Wharehouse. I think they are based in UT. Great store with a aweseome display of handguns. Pricewise they are right in line with what I normally see at gun shows, which isn't too bad in my book.

Rebel Gunman HK
May 4, 2004, 12:24 PM
I have an Oshmans in my local mall. Losy selection, but good prices. They have started asking for drivers licenses for the past year or two. I guess they are afraid that someone will grab the gun & run?? I dunno.

I just heard that The Sports Authority just bought them and the S.A. is gonna carry handguns again. So thats good. My local Oshmans at least takes the trigger lock off before they hand it to you. Big 5 however leaves it on until you say your gonna buy it.

R.H. Lee
May 4, 2004, 12:35 PM
The Oshman's here in Templeton, Calif carries no ammo, and certainly no firearms. They are an overpriced version of Sears. The only reason I go there is for Craftsman tools.

ReadyontheRight
May 4, 2004, 12:59 PM
I had the same experience at a Sportmart (same parent company as Oshman's) here in Minnesota a few years ago. The clerk asked for my Minnesota Permit to Purchase a Pistol (Minnesota's infringement on handguns AND "assault rifles" :rolleyes: ) before I could look at a Beretta. I said a few choice words, walked out and sent off an e-mail to their President. No response. The store has since stopped selling either handguns or rifles, just a few shotguns and air rifles. I now give most of my sporting goods business to Galyan's and other realistic stores

bobs1066
May 4, 2004, 02:41 PM
Oshman's is the outfit that owned the second incarnation of Abercrombie & Fitch. A&F was still carried firearms & sporting goods when I worked for them back in the mid-80's. Oshman's sold them to the soulless rag merchants that own A&F now.:cuss:

Ala Dan
May 4, 2004, 03:38 PM
Greeting's geegee my friend-

The stores actions make "NO SENSE". Before I'm going
to plunk down hard earned cash for any firearm, I
want to at least have the option to test all of its
features. Looks to me like the salesperson (and the
Oshman's outlet you visited), weren't really interested
in making a sale. I would fill out the customer complaint
card; and give them bad marks all the way across! Go
somewhere else, that is "customer friendly".

I guess this "bird" (salesperson) thought that you had
the proper ammunition on you to fit the weapon? Only
a guess, but he/she was too paranoid! Most sales
persons that work in my favorite shop are armed
anyway! :cool: :D

Best Wishes,
Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member

chink
May 4, 2004, 03:54 PM
I have had to hand over DL a couple times when I was at a pawn shop looking at revolvers. I figured the purpose was twofold 1) to make sure I was old enough 2) should I decide to run off with the gun there is a possibility that my ID really is me. I also had to give a store my ID to handle knives I figured it was to deter theives

Standing Wolf
May 4, 2004, 05:31 PM
I spend my dollars at real gun shops, not imitations.

RustyHammer
May 4, 2004, 05:39 PM
I just put it down, grabbed my ammo, and left.

.... wasn't 45 ACP by chance, was it? :what:

larry_minn
May 5, 2004, 01:33 AM
My normal response to places that want my zip code is 50210... For phone number either 867-5309 or 555-1212 If asked my name I ask for their name. Then say thats my name as well....who would have thunk it?


Thing is some places I don't mind. I.E. renting apts they want ID before they take you in and show you apts. Single gal taking unknown folks into different apts in large complex.... Makes sense to me. I do demand they give me photocopy when I leave. (they copy DL/ID and leave copy with person in Office. )

CrudeGT
May 5, 2004, 01:53 AM
LArry, when you give them the # 867-5309 do any of them catch on? you chould start telling them your name is Jenny too:D

CatsDieNow: The curiousity would be too great for me, I would walk up the counter and thunk down my handgun just to see the expression on their faces. I wouldn't do it without a BUG on me too, and without taking out the ammo. Hell, I might even field strip it just so I knew some dumbass wasn;t back there dry firing my baby.

That sounds rediculous that they would ask for a DL to handle a gun, and then not take off the trigger guard. Hopefully this is only because they are a new store, and they policy will fade once they realize they aren't selling any gun because no one can get a good feel for them... We've got stores like that here in Utah, Sportsman's Warehouse for one, but I only shop for guns at the local gun store, I hate dealing with people who don't know crap about what they're selling and it's rare to find someone working the counter at one of these outdoor chainstores who knows enough to satisfy me.

swingset
May 5, 2004, 02:56 AM
I get asked for my phone number at stores. Namely Toys R' Us. When asked, I always give them my number....

"123-4567"

Zip code? "90210"

Sometimes they just type it and never give it a second thought. Idiots.

seeker_two
May 5, 2004, 06:58 AM
We've got a new Oshman's in Waco that has the same "DL before handling guns" policy. The fella running the counter said that it was to keep people from walking off w/ the guns. But they take the trigger lock off before handing it over & let you dry fire.

Oshman's has a decent selection for ammo & supplies, but I still prefer Academy (if only they'd open one in Waco..:banghead: ). I'll still do most of my gun purchasing from Praco, Hewitt Guns, or Buffalo Sporting Goods in Buffalo TX. I prefer to support the hometown guys...:D

joab
May 5, 2004, 07:06 AM
Is Oshman's a new chain? I've never heard of it. No they're old as dirt.When I was a kid I used to go just to look at the giant moose head mout

. I havn't seen one in many, many years. I thought they went out of business in the 80s

geegee
May 8, 2004, 12:13 AM
I'll still do most of my gun purchasing from Praco, Hewitt Guns, or Buffalo Sporting Goods in Buffalo TX.
During my travels while on business, I often stop into local gun shops. I've been to Praco's a few times (bought some bulk ammo there), Buffalo Sporting Goods (never bought anything, but had a nice conversation about black rifles), and Hewitt Guns is one yet to visit (I'll definitely look for it).

One thing about Texas...we do have some choice when it comes to gun stores! :D

geegee
May 8, 2004, 12:20 AM
I received this email today:

Dear Mr. xxxxxxx;

Thank you for taking the time to inform us of your unpleasant shopping experience.

I have forwarded your email to the District Manager of that particular store. If you do not hear back from her by the middle of next week, please feel free to contact me again. I believe he will be better equipped to answer your concerns.

Thank You,

Mary Broder

The Sports Authority
Gart Sports
Sportmart
Oshman's

I'll post whatever response I receive from the District Manager as soon as it becomes available. Also note that Oshman's is one store in a larger chain of sporting goods stores.

wingman
May 8, 2004, 12:31 AM
I grew up in the 40's, carried my 22(age12) local gas station, stand gun in corner while I drank a coke, buy a box of 22's and continue on my way to
shoot rats or cans at the city dump . I guess we are much smarter now.:(

geegee
May 8, 2004, 12:47 AM
Well, I grew up in Western New York, and graduated from high school in 1970. My high school had a rifle team. No, that's not a mis-print: a high school in New York State that had a rifle team. Now that same state has two senators named Clinton and Schumer, and I think it's a pretty safe bet that that same high school will never have a rifle team again. :fire:

And now in a sporting goods store in Texas, it's pretty clear that the same non-gun owning type of people are setting policy for that store. What's wrong with this picture? :banghead:

MeekandMild
May 8, 2004, 12:49 AM
That's too bad! Oshman's used to be a good store. I bought my first two Rugers at an Oshman's. :(

geegee
May 27, 2004, 11:31 PM
I went back to the same Oshman's today, to spend a soon-to-expire coupon on some ammo. I never did hear back from the manager of the store, although I sent this response back to their V.P. who emailed me originally:
Hello Mary,
Whoever placed the customer feedback cards in Oshman's has done an excellent job. They're highly visible, easy to read, and a snap to fill out.

Is the response to those cards better than what I've experienced so far with my email, 'cause that's been pretty much non-existent? That doesn't mean
it's not being discussed online with other firearm enthusiast, since we certainly do that. In fact, I told the ones participating I'd let them know if I ever
received an answer back from Oshman's, but so far all I have is your email.

Thanks for your time and efforts in addressing my concern.

So here we are on May 27th, and I've yet to hear back from the GM of the Oshman's store in Watauga. Ever wonder what really happens to the "Customer Comment Cards," you fill out? I have a pretty good idea, and I think most of you do too. :rolleyes:

Billmanweh
May 28, 2004, 02:40 AM
I live just a few blocks from that store...

My girlfriend and I stopped in there a couple of weeks ago to pick up a case for her new SIG and the salesman was really friendly. He was asking Amanda about her pistol and giving her shooting pointers, etc. I definitely didn't get an anti-gun feel from the experience.

(then again, I didn't ask to handle anything...)

geegee
May 28, 2004, 09:49 AM
Now I'm curious. Did the salesman ask her for her license, then refuse to take off the trigger lock (as a requirement for handling the pistol), as he did with me? :confused:

GEM
May 28, 2004, 10:55 AM
Oshman's is too pricey on handguns. The one near me has clerks of various qualities. They had a sale on 9mm - so I bought some and then went back the next day to get more. They were out but promised a rain check with the ad. When I returned in a week they were out. The clerk says they never know when they are getting more. I said, how can you run an aid if you don't know what you receive. So I stopped there again in a week, same run around. So I asked tough guy clerk - how the same price on a different brand of FMJ. Boy, did he have a fit.

So I call Oshman's central and get a VP who swears that he will communicate with the store personally to straighten this up. Give my name, etc.

Of course, next time I go there - there is no record of this. But I demand the store manager and lay it out. He gives me the sale price on the ammo. Right in front of the first clerk who was rude.

So I'm not totally impressed with their gun sales. Academy in TX is much better.

HankB
May 28, 2004, 01:46 PM
I visited the new Oshman's store in North Austin shortly after it opened. The gun counter clerk didn't have a key to the gun counters - he had to page the manager . . . who showed me a pistol and took the trigger lock off, all the while telling me how he didn't like guns and thought the store shouldn't be selling them.

At least he complied when I asked him not to point the pistol (an SW1911) at me while he was struggling in turn with the lock and then puzzling over how to drop the magazine.

I wasn't asked for my driver's license.

After an absence of several months, I went to buy some of their white-box WinUSA 9mm ammo. I wasn't asked for phone or ID, though the guy behind the counter advised me that this was "Winchester's good stuff in the 50 round boxes. It won't blow up your gun like the WinUSA ammo that comes in the 100 round boxes at Wal Mart."

I guess Oshman's hires clerks who can't make it in the challenging world of food service.

Fire1
May 28, 2004, 02:22 PM
I sometimes shop at the Oshman's in Austin on Anderson Ln. I usually don't spend too much time at the gun counter though. The prices are quite high. The few times I have asked to handle a pistol, they did ask for my DL, but the clerk doesn't even look at it, he just sets it behind the counter. I'm sure it's just to keep people from running off with the gun. They did however take off the trigger lock, and didn't say a word when I handed a S&W 629 to my 6 y.o. son. I did notice that they have recently redone their shooting accessories selection and their ammo prices are starting to come down so they can be competitive with Academy and almost with Wal-mart. They had a good sale last week on Winchester .22 bulk ammo. I stocked up :cool:

drannor
May 28, 2004, 04:04 PM
Lots of Austin folks.... makes me think we should arrange a group shoot. :cool:

When you say the new Austin north location I take it you mean the one on I-35 near Pflugerville? I agree heartily that is "teh suk".

There's seldom anyone behind the gun counter, I've taken to flagging down an employee on the way in assuming that there won't be anyone back there. My friend enjoys picking up the store phone and hitting the intercom directly. "Assocate needed at the gun counter" He picked up this habit at the local walmart, where the wait for a someone who can sell ammo averages around 20 minutes. My shooting buddy likes to stop at Oshman's on the way to the range, and always asks if they have winclean in 380Auto. You'd think that after doing this EVERY WEEK for MONTHS someone might clue in and buy some. Nope.

The Oshman's on Anderson Ln is much better. Prompt service, they remove the trigger locks, and are generally more amiable and gun friendly. I picked up a case of the Win Whitebox 9mm while they were selling it $5.00 a box. They seldomly carry guns anything I'm interested in though.

Walmart is cheaper, but I value both my time and my sanity and REFUSE to shop for ammo or firearms there. I've heard some jaw droppingly stoopid comments from people behind the counter there. Academy has a great ammo selection but unfortunately their prices in Austin are outlandish compared to the DFW locations. No idea what's going on there.

geegee
May 28, 2004, 04:17 PM
If nothing else is apparent from this thread, it's this: By and large, there are no corporate policies on guns and ammo handling. I would assume that Oshman's takes the same approach to this as our government, i.e. their policies have been designed and implemented by people who have not only never handled firearms, but have no desire to ever do so (I wonder if Feinstein, Schumer, and Clinton are board members? :rolleyes: ). The lack of consistency in their stores is amazing, exceeded in some cases only by the level of overall firearms ignorance.

HankB
May 28, 2004, 04:58 PM
When you say the new Austin north location I take it you mean the one on I-35 near Pflugerville? Actually, it's off 183, just a little north of 620, across from a Home Depot and Kohls. I'm not certain where the city limit is - maybe it's actually Cedar Park, and not Austin?Lots of Austin folks.... makes me think we should arrange a group shoot. Hmmm . . . not a bad idea . . .

RustyHammer
May 28, 2004, 06:47 PM
I live just a few blocks from that store...

My girlfriend and I stopped in there a couple of weeks ago to pick up a case for her new SIG and the salesman was really friendly. He was asking Amanda about her pistol and giving her shooting pointers, etc. I definitely didn't get an anti-gun feel from the experience.

(then again, [b]I didn't ask to handle anything... [/color] )



The quesion is, did HE?!?!!?

:D :scrutiny: :neener:

geegee
May 28, 2004, 07:39 PM
The quesion is, did HE?!?!!?
Well, I just met Billmanweh for a cup of coffee today, and with me at 6'3" and 245 lbs, I looked kind of puny standing next to him. So I would think the clerk at Oshman's probably behaved himself...:what: :D

Billmanweh
May 28, 2004, 08:46 PM
No, he was very polite

:neener:

I don't think I have much to worry about, my girlfriend claims that shooting is making her feel "empowered"

:D

Speaking of which, I'm on my way up to Bass Pro now to meet her for some SIG empowerment

Sylvilagus Aquaticus
May 29, 2004, 03:26 AM
Since I chimed in earlier I have since returned to the Oshman's at Plano Parkway and 75. There were NO handguns in the display case (at 1700hrs) and noone working that area of the store. The longarms were in place, and were all secured. I have to assume that it was because of short-staffing that they were not on display, because the info cards and stands were still in place where they had previously been in those display cases.

Yesterday I was in Frisco and stopped in Galyan's for a minute. I did ask to see a Beretta Neos and was asked for my DL by the clerk; the reason, I was told, was to prevent 'run-out' theft. All he appeared to do was match the face on my DL to the one I carry with me. Overall, he was extremely knowledgeable and courteous and I didn't feel overly put-upon. Dammit.

Regards,
Rabbit.

Bob41081
May 29, 2004, 01:09 PM
I was at the Bass Pro Shop in Katy yesterday. All the rifles had trigger locks. Probably will never buy a gun there. I've been in several Oshman's around Houston (last time 3 or 4 mon ago), no triggerlock never been asked for DL.

Bob

pax
May 29, 2004, 01:58 PM
geegee,

Thanks for the update. Keep us posted!

pax

drannor
May 31, 2004, 10:08 PM
Actually, it's off 183, just a little north of 620, across from a Home Depot and Kohls. I'm not certain where the city limit is - maybe it's actually Cedar Park, and not Austin?

I haven't been to that location, but I don't get out to the Cedar Park area very often. The one near Pflugerville opened a few months ago as well.

Speaking of which I went by there yesterday on the way to the range to buy some .44 mag for the M28. One load available, 240gr SP. I asked to look at the Colt 1911 they had in the case, was asked for DL, and the trigger lock was removed. Clerk even racked the slide before handing it over.

So I'm looking at the colt (govt stainless) and notice the top of the slide is all sorts of scratched, marked, and generally mistreated. I asked the clerk "What gives?" and was told all merchandise is taken out of the display case and stored in the back nightly. This is understandably hard on the firearms..... Talked "shop" with the clerk (young guy) for a bit while I could distract him from the female coworker who was intent on chatting with him. :rolleyes:

He contradicted himself a few times about 1911's and I walked away with the opinion he was well meaning but not as experienced as he portrayed. (Being nice). I'll be sticking to the Anderson Ln store for ammo.

HankB
June 1, 2004, 09:38 AM
Speaking of which I went by there yesterday on the way to the range to buy some .44 mag for the M28. Is this a misprint? The only "M28" I'm aware of is an "N" frame .357.

As far as ammo in Austin is concerned, be advised that Academy has good prices on 9mm ammo - better than Oshman's. Winchester white box goes for $4.86 per box of 50, and CCI Blazer is $3.86/50. These are their everyday low prices.

I've been using WinUSA for quite a while, but I just bought a couple of boxes of Blazer to try, and they worked fine out of a couple of my pistols.

7677
June 1, 2004, 11:21 PM
Sylvilagus Aquaticus,
I've been to that store in Plano a couple of times. However, I bought most of my ammo at academy because you can't beat Blazer for $3.99 a box of 50. The wal-mart on 75 and Mid Park had a convicted felon working as the sporting goods manager when they first opened. Just the type of person you want in charge of firearms and looking at your license.

F4GIB
June 2, 2004, 01:36 AM
Oshman's caved to the hysterical anti-gun ladies in pink at their Mall of America store and stopped selling handguns. I won't set foot in an Oshman's store anywhere. You shouldn't either. Wall-Mart has better prices.

geegee
June 2, 2004, 01:37 AM
The wal-mart on 75 and Mid Park had a convicted felon working as the sporting goods manager when they first opened. Just the type of person you want in charge of firearms and looking at your license.
:what: Yikes! Somewhere between convicted felons and goofy, free wheeling corporate policies, there must exist a happy medium for retail, chain-operated gun departments. Wow!

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