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I wish REI and Costco would sell ammo.

Discussion in 'Activism Discussion and Planning' started by HP-Sauce, May 10, 2018.

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  1. HP-Sauce

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    I paid for membership for Costco and REI and would like some pointers on rallying other members to lobby for ammo sales for the benefit of their members. I spend more money than I like on ammo and really would help if these two member's club would carry them.

    I buy most of my outdoor stuff from REI so it make sense to get my ammo there too, especially the California Certified Lead Free stuff. I really see some synergy there.

    On the other spectrum it would be really nice to have Kirkland branded ammo that is high quality and low cost. They already sell gun safe and ammo cans so why not the ammo to put it in?
     
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    REI. . . I feel like that rings a bell.

    Is that the same REI that just stopped selling Vista Outdoor products (like CamelBak) because Vista owns Federal and Savage? Sure enough.

    I want a unicorn that farts money, but I'm not holding my breath.
     
  3. Hokie_PhD

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    Are you trolling?
    REIs position on us is well documented
    Costco is also left leaning but thankfully hasn’t publicly gone as far as REI and Ducks (as far as I know)

    Plus if you really use that much ammo why not reload and buy in bulk? There are decent options around if you shop wisely
     
  4. HP-Sauce

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    Not at all. Their boards should reflect the will of their members. When I voted in their board election I find that there no obvious way for me to make my opinions known.
     
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  5. HP-Sauce

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    I do reload but on a single stage so it is to much effort but for some caliberswhen the same can be bought cheaply.
    And most of the professionals I know who live in my city that are left leaning and members of REI are gun owners and pro-gun.
    I have a very left leaning friend who works for Whole Foods in California that are pro-gun, as are many of her colleagues. They were asking me about reloading recently because if the latest restriction in Cali.
    Sometime I get the feeling that a lot of these policies in these companies are driven by a small number of risk adverse people because there's little to gain professionally standing up for 2A in a corp environment. However in membership organization I think the member's voice is important and needs to be heard.
     
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    many walmarts have good selections of reasonably priced ammo. if that is not good enough for you and your state allows it you can have as much as you can afford shipped right to your door.
     
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    They already sell gun safe and ammo cans so why not the ammo to put it in?
    They sell ammo cans? Gotta check that out!!
     
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    Yes, I got a set a couple of years ago. I think the pair was nine bucks. They have a rubber seal and clamp down really well.
     
  9. HP-Sauce

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    While I like the price/selection from Walmart. I also spend considerable amount of money with these 2 companies and they both have excellent rebate scheme.

    I get a 10% annual dividend with REI and about 3% Rebate with Costco credit cards and exec membership. I would want to spend my rebate on ammo as they are mostly discretionary purchase. I get just under $1000 in rebates each year.

    Also both these companies satisfy a niche that Walmart does not compete in, namely high end specialty stuff for REI and Bulk high quality commodity for Costco.
     
  10. HP-Sauce

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    I read in the news that there are some activist Ruger shareholder who is petitioning the Ruger about what they are doing about gun violence.

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/sturm-...eal-more-about-gun-violence-issues-1525901684

    So I think it is very reasonable for ammo buying Members of REI to see what the board is doing to stock Cali Certified Lead Free ammo too.
     
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