Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Are Walmarts selling more guns?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by bigbayou87, Mar 17, 2011.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. bigbayou87

    bigbayou87 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2010
    Messages:
    53
    I remember an older post about a Walmart that was preparing to sell guns. Today I went to my local Walmart in Amite, LA, and noticed empty gun cases and plan-o-gram sheets taped where each products would go. Are other Walmarts around the country "gunning up" too?
     
  2. rogertc1

    rogertc1 member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2008
    Messages:
    1,497
    They sure are not ammoing up.... LOL
     
  3. Deltaboy

    Deltaboy Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2008
    Messages:
    6,262
    Location:
    Texas
    Seems so around my parts!
     
  4. Omaha-BeenGlockin

    Omaha-BeenGlockin Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2002
    Messages:
    2,520
    Location:
    U.S.A.
    They were trying to make Walmart into Target----maybe they saw the error of their ways.

    Target sucks.
     
  5. frankenstein406

    frankenstein406 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2011
    Messages:
    816
    Target carrys guns and ammo?
     
  6. chieftain

    chieftain Member

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2002
    Messages:
    1,264
    Location:
    The Free State of Arizona
    My local Wally-World never stopped selling guns and all the Ammunition they could get.

    Nothing different here.

    Good luck.

    Fred
     
  7. browneu

    browneu Member

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2004
    Messages:
    739
    Location:
    ohio
    My Wally World stopped selling guns and they don't show any signs of starting.
     
  8. winchester1886

    winchester1886 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2011
    Messages:
    249
    Location:
    Heart Of Texas
    My local WalMart stopped selling guns in 2008 and just about 2 weeks ago they installed the gun cases. I went in yesterday and the have a few rifles and shotguns but the case is not full yet.Seems mostly cheaper weapons.
     
  9. bigbayou87

    bigbayou87 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2010
    Messages:
    53
    More guns "here", less guns "there". Strange trend. Maybe it depends on demand and/or legality. Maybe something bigger, but I'm not going that far.
     
  10. 41

    41 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2010
    Messages:
    271
    Location:
    Alabama
    My local walmart has not sold guns for years, but when I walked in today, they had gun racks with some cheaper remingtons, mossbergs, and savages. I probably wouldn't buy any guns from walmart, but it is good to see that they are selling them again.
     
  11. oldbear

    oldbear Member

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2009
    Messages:
    1,135
    Location:
    South East Coast
    Target carrys guns and ammo?

    Sadly no longer, at one time Target had the VERY BEST prices on ammo and a great selection of S&W handguns at factory list prices, no mark ups' on hot sellers such as the M-39 or M-19's.
     
  12. kenl1960

    kenl1960 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2011
    Messages:
    4
    The Walmart in Vicksburg, MS has sold rifles as long as i can remember.
    They don't always keep enough ammo, but they have been doing okay lately.
     
  13. ms6852

    ms6852 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2009
    Messages:
    1,530
    Location:
    TEXAS
    Here in San Antonio I know of one wal-mart that sells guns and ammo and 2 other wal-marts that sell only ammo.
     
  14. Lou McGopher

    Lou McGopher Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2009
    Messages:
    507
    Target sells no guns or ammo.... how sad... and ironic.
    None of the Walmarts in my area sell guns. Only some of them sell ammo.
    I'd like to see them sell guns, although it's not like I buy guns all that often. :(
     
  15. lexjj

    lexjj Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2009
    Messages:
    183
    Location:
    Kansas City, MO
    Every Walmart I have been to within say 20-25 miles of my home sells firearms. That is roughly 5 Walmarts. I believe this is new, and only remember 2 that used to sell firearms. I could be misremembering, but it seems like all the newly constructed or remodeled Walmarts here have installed firearms displays.
     
  16. SigNY

    SigNY Member

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2007
    Messages:
    33
    Location:
    Hopewell Junction, NY
    The Wal-Mart in my town has had ammo and long guns since I have lived here. But I have noticed and uptick in the stocking.
     
  17. BigN

    BigN Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2010
    Messages:
    758
    Location:
    Adirondack Mountains, Waaay Upstate New York
    The Walmart here in town sells ammo but no guns but 35 miles away the Walmart sells guns and ammo.
     
  18. The Lone Haranguer

    The Lone Haranguer Member

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2006
    Messages:
    11,717
    Location:
    Johnson City, TN
    Wal-Mart will sell guns, ammunition and accessories as long as A: people buy them, and B: regulations are not overly burdensome.
     
  19. 9mmforMe

    9mmforMe Member

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2010
    Messages:
    940
    Location:
    IN
    Hey guys...let us know where you live (in your post or profile) so your observations are germain to the conversation.

    The Walmart here in Bloomington sells some black powder rifles and most ammo...price is fair though they are still recovering from the "ammo run" a few years back.

    When I lived in Northern VA 4 years ago the ammo supply was very good and quite varied. They also sold black powder and some inexpensive mossbergs, marlins and a few other brands.
     
  20. bannockburn

    bannockburn Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2007
    Messages:
    13,162
    Monday it looked like they were getting ready to put them up on display. I saw boxes with boys and girls single shot Cricket rifles, a Marlin Model 336, and a H&R shotgun.
     
  21. ObsidianOne

    ObsidianOne Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2010
    Messages:
    508
    Location:
    Lake Havasu City, AZ
    Walmart doesn't sell guns in my city, or even in my state as far as I'm aware. I heard that their employees were not filling out paperwork correct and the ATF got quite upset. Though that is just a rumor, as far as I know.
     
  22. x_wrench

    x_wrench Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2010
    Messages:
    833
    Location:
    michigan
    the two wal-marts in my area sell guns and ammo. but there is a huge difference in the gun end of it. one just has enough cheap guns to say they have them. :mad: the other has lots of good guns in stock. :what: i believe management plays a big role in what they carry. wal-mart corperate may tell them if they have to or not, but local management decides on what, and how much. the wal-mart in gaylord michigan the last time i was in there, actually had some reloading supplies! that is my theory, and i am sticking to it.:neener:
     
  23. DrDragon

    DrDragon Member

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2011
    Messages:
    36
    Location:
    Texas
    I don't think any of the Wal-Marts in the Greater Houston Metro area sell guns. I am not sure though because there are probably 15-20. Heck, the one closest to me (5 minutes as opposed to 10) was out of ALL 9mm, .40, and .45 on wednesday....:banghead:
     
  24. tbone1964

    tbone1964 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2010
    Messages:
    52
    Location:
    Kansas
    Depends on where ya live, my wife has been a walmart manager for 15 year now. lots of rural locations still carry firearms but are relegated to mostly rifles and shotguns, wont find any urban walmarts selling guns anymore
     
  25. 41

    41 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2010
    Messages:
    271
    Location:
    Alabama
    One of the walmart's that I've been to in Mobile, Al has guns in stock.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page