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Army Air Force Exchange (PX/BX)

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Battlespace, Oct 7, 2006.

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  1. Battlespace

    Battlespace Member

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    About seven or eight months ago the local PX started carrying guns. :) Any of you servicemembers or retired and have a PX near you doing the same?

    They now have a decent selection of handguns running from Glock, to Kal Tec, to S&W, with a few others thrown in. There is a nice selection of rifle calibers from .22 up 45-70. Shotguns are also well represented .410 to 12 gauge and pumps to some really nice doubles. Ammo selection is limited now, but the local Wal Mart just remodeled the sporting goods section and has greatly increased their offerings.
     
  2. Roadkill

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    Long time back Army posts had a Rod & Cun Club store. Located on base, they had a full selection of guns & ammo plus fishing gear. Lots of guys my age purchased a handgun for the Vietnam trip form the local base store. A Belgian High Power was $124.oo, included holster and three magazines.
     
  3. Nicolai

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    Don't know if they still do or not, but Exchange on Elmendorf AFB, Alaska, used to carry guns and would special order. Elmendorf had a great sports store and, when new Exchange was built, their inventory went to new Exchange mall. Naturally, old sports store was better (larger, wider inventory). Kinda refreshing to see firearms and ammo in an Exchange.
     
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    Hasn't reached Ft Sill yet. And given the nature of this place, it probably won't.

    Mike
     
  5. Harry Paget Flashman

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    The Navy quit selling guns in their exchanges in the 70's. What you are reporting, Battlespace, is refreshing news. I hope the practice spreads.
     
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    The Navy Exchange Everett, at Smokey Point, does not carry firearms or ammo. Neither does the PX at Fort Lewis; I am told they used to, but a new Commanding General of the post several years ago stopped it.
     
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    The NEX at
    NAS Pensacola (base or mall)
    NAS Whiting Field
    NAS Jacksonville
    NS Mayport (base or mall)

    Do not sell guns or ammo. I have seen targets as hunting clothing at NAS JAX though.
     
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    I have yet to see an Air Force BX with firearm's sales. I have heard that the BX at Elemendorf AFB sells them, but have not visited that base. It would be great if they did or could order them for you. I think they are sort of like Walmart, though, and there would have to be a good business case for it, i.e., located in a strong hunting area. Anymore the BX seem to cater more towards retirees then anything. Lots of TVs, out of fashion clothes, and depends.
     
  9. Abby

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    The Marine Corps exchange at 29 Palms was selling firearms in 2001, when I left there. It's the only one I ever saw that did, but rumor was another of the California MC bases did the same.

    An interesting bit of trivia - I was a Sgt (E5), lived off base, and had to have my OIC (a captain) sign a "permission slip" for me to buy a pistol. He did, of course, but it was still one of the funniest requests I ever made of an OIC.
     
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    The Marine Base at Parris Island has a nice gunshop right in one of the larger "everything Marine" stores. According to the ladies working the counter if your stationed there you can buy from there. They had glocks S&Ws and about three different types of ARs and a rack full of some AK47 variant. She also told me that they sell more ARs that one would think, approx 2 to 1 over AKs (whatever that means). Prices seemed fair to good as best I remember. Also according to one of the ladies each Marine base is different and it is up to the commanding General of each base whether or not they allow a gunshop on base.
    Gary
     
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    I was in 29 Palms from 2003-2005, and they never sold firearms while I was there. Just knives, airguns, and pistol and rifle ammo.

    Ft Sill didn't even have the above.

    However, The MCX at Quantico carried a wide variety of pistols and rifles, including AR-15s. Plus they had Quantico Arms right out the back gate.

    Both 29P and Pendleton have good-quality gunstores just a few minutes' drive from the base. Iron Sights is literally five minutes from Pendleton, and has good rental rates. I'd stick with Yellow Mart in 29P though, Lock Stock is run by some curmudegony folks (see my complaint threads).

    Glad to hear that some bases are seeing the light (or the greenbacks).

    -MV
     
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    Nothing at Fort Benning that i've seen.
     
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    Few AF BXs sell firearms although some do. Usually sold through the rod and gun club

    I sold guns at King Salmon when I was there but they were all special orders.
    Kept ammo in stock though. Pretty small post.

    Sam
     
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    Nothing at DM or Hurlburt. I did hear of AK having them in the BX but thats all I knew about.

    Ft Lewis had a shop on base that sold firearms but that was in the early 90's. Don't know if they still do or not now though.
     
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    Remember seeing firearms for sale at MCAS Yuma. Have not been in the Exchange for a few years so don't know what current policy is.
     
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    Ft Huachuca has the sportsmans club.

    Peace
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    Not in the Bragg PXs.
     
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    Outdoor Rec at Ft Lewis used to sell guns and a limited selection of ammo and loading supplies, but last time I was in there (looking for powder, actually), it looked like they were getting out of the gun business. Outdoor Rec is a division of MWR (Morale, Welfare, and Recreation), not AAFES.

    The PX seems to constantly have construction going on in one section or another. Hard to tell if they may be prepping to add guns, but I think it's doubtful.
     
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    i have been here at riley for three years and they don't sell guns at our px. i have heard alot of stories from old timmers that said that bragg used to have gun sales, but i don't know if it was in the px, but it was somewhere on the post though.
     
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    The BX at Eielson carries guns. I just ordered a DW RZ-10 through them. There's a Sports Store at Ft Wainwright that carries guns.
     
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    interesting,though I am not military or retired my father is retired and has gotten me on bases from time to time.Never knew that firearms were or are for purchase on base.

    I have gone onto base to look at BDUs and gear and what I saw the prices were actually the same as a civilian surplus store and the same stuff.

    Of course you military folk don't have to pay taxes though.
     
  22. Battlespace

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    A couple of replies are in order.

    First the old "Rod and Bottle" clubs are pretty much all gone now. There are still a few, but the PC minded folks running the MWR (Morale, Welfare and Recreation) usually do not support them. There are still some civilian use ranges available, but they need to be supported or they will be history.

    The quality of the clothes at Military Clothing Sales stores and at civilain military clothing outlets are different. I work for the Army as a civilian and have several "green suiters" who I work with. When the latest in Desert Camo came out one of them, a Colonel, headed out the local off post store to get some and be the first to his his. The others, all Captains and NCO's, waited until the clothing sales store had them. They then compared with the colonel. His had far fewer stiches in the seams, the seams were not even, the reinforced patches for the knees, elbows, etc were not nearly as large, and even the cloth seemed to be a little thinner.
     
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    FWIW

    I was a civilian at Fort Irwin, CA from 1997-2000. No firearms there.
     
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    Never been to an Army or AF exchange that sold guns. The Marine exchange at Quantico does sell them though!
     
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    elmendorph(sp?) alaska. had a nice selection
     
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