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Dick's sporting goods

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by j2crows, Sep 14, 2011.

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  1. j2crows

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    Just learned we have our first ever Dick's come to NM. Do they carry firearms and reloading stuff?
     
  2. wild willy

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    Don't know about all but the ones around here carry firearms and loaded ammo no reloading stuff
     
  3. BBDartCA

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    Have never seen reloading stuff at Dicks. Firearms and hunting supplies are not too special, either.
     
  4. oneounceload

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    ZERO reloading. basic wally world type of gun selection - basic pumps and other low-end stuff
     
  5. PCCUSNRET

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    Check their after hunting season sale on hunting clothes. They have the best selection of hunting gear in this area. Walmart used to but they don't carry much at all for hunting gear. Watch for sales. I have found tree stands reduced to half price after the season. They do have some archery and black powder supplies, but nothing for reloading.
     
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    They took over after GI Joes went bankrupt. Nice people, a lot of stuff for the casual enthusiasts.
     
  7. mgmorden

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    They have an OK gun selection and plenty of ammo and fishing supplies, but unfortunately no reloading stuff. Tis a shame. Even if they don't carry a huge variety I think some of the big box stores could make a lot of money just selling primers and/or powder.
     
  8. dhodgins

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    LOL no! You might find a plastic ammo box here or there, but that's it. Horrible selection of firearms. Mediocre ammo prices.
     
  9. raddiver

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    The one in Indiana next the BPS has powders and primers. That was about 6 months ago.
    Not sure if its changed since then.
     
  10. ReloaderFred

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    The one in Eugene, OR, is just like a larger Big 5. I was there twice and wasn't impressed. The one in Salem, OR, is the same way. They seem to cater to the armchair sportsman crowd.

    Hope this helps.

    Fred
     
  11. Hondo 60
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    Dick's in Green Bay, WI carries long guns (no handguns)
    And ammo ( no reloading supplies)

    In other words - useless - to me anyway
     
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    Pretty much my impression too, Fred.
     
  13. 1SOW

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    The one in South TX wasn't worth the trip for shooting supplies.
     
  14. 1stmarine

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    They are getting away form the gun business due to the anti-gun culture and radicals everywhere. They still support but it seems low key. Although they have great deals in Remington club loads, rifles and shotguns.
    Not the place for the reloader that is for sure. It might be different from state to state but it is clear they are focusing more in the metro fitness yuppies than the bad azz shooting folks.
     
  15. Tim the student

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    The ones that I have been have not had handguns, reloading supplies, good prices, or knowledgeable employees (or employees that were in a hurry to act like employees for that matter). Maybe yours will be magical and have all of those things.
     
  16. Livnoutdoorsxd9

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    The only powder and primers that you'll find in a dsg is pyrodex/777 and 209s for muzzle loaders. I don't spend my money at that store anymore though, 4 years running the gun counter for a poorly managed store will do that. It is unfair, however, to say that they only handle low end guns and have a poor selection. In my time I've seen anything from Remington premiers to sakos and franchis and whatever's in between. You don't sell a lot of guns by having shelves full of $1500 guns.
    There was a silver pigeon that was there when I started and is still there to this day...

    They also have a decent special order book full of guns you might be looking for but you won't find anything tacticool...unless you like r-15s and r-25s
     
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    New York State: no reloading stuff. Long guns, but no handguns. They tend towards the low end of the market, but you can get a nice Beretta shotgun there if you'll settle for an autoloader. They have some generic sales, like a package deal on a Marlin 336 with scope just before deer season, etc. Prices are halfway decent, but their selection is nothing to write home about.

    They have the best prices around for shotshells if you watch the sale flyers in the Sunday paper. Federal Top Gun target loads this past week were $50 a flat. That beats the Wally World four-box "value packs" by about 75¢ a box.
     
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    The 2 Dicks around here seem to care more about selling to soccer moms than anything hunting/shooting.
     
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    Around here they have a good selection of guns for the type of store they are. They also get some retailer specials unavailable anywhere else. No reloading supplies but definitely better stocked than Walmart and I don't feel like I'm selling my soul to the devil buying from them.

    I don't think any of them sell handguns.
     
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    There are two around here that I've shopped at, Newnan and Kennesaw. The one in Kennesaw was a great store until it was bought by Dicks; it had a great selection of nice Beretta and Browning O/U shotguns. Now it has a small selection of mostly low end junk. I bought a cheap Savage rifle from the Newnan store a few years ago because someone had given me a gift certificate and it was an all around bad experience. Customer service and product knowledge reminded me of Wal-Mart.
     
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    I remember hearing a few years ago that Dick's was very 'anti-gun' and refused to carry handguns.

    Not sure at all if it's true since the closest one to here is Dallas
     
  22. Obsidian

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    Hondo60 nailed it. And they have a terrible ammo selection to boot.

    Dick's Sporting Goods is really a Soccer Mom Store or a Athletic sports store. Go see their football gear, Soccer gear, Baseball/softball gear, not to see firearms. As a few have stated you can catch some hunting equipment after season for good prices though. It just is not a store I would go to for firearms or ammunition.
     
  23. MtnCreek

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    I don't care for Dicks Sporting Goods, but all this soccer mom talk makes me want to go shopping there.
     
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    Dallas stores are for soccer moms, and they aren't that good looking. They are 'anti' a lot of things. About got hit over the head with a 336 when the wife found out I got it there. Good competition to keep Academy prices down. Once in a while you can find a good sale price.
     
  25. BigN

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    Upstate NY Dicks used to carry reloading supplies in quantity but not anymore. They still have rifles, shotguns and handguns though. As others here have said, it's getting more upscale and yuppieish and the firearms dept seems to have taken a back seat to this. I don't go there anymore. Prices are very high also, unless there is a specific sale on something.
     
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