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Walmart - rifle or pistol?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by mwsfarm, Dec 14, 2008.

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  1. mwsfarm

    mwsfarm Member

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    noob question,

    Why do they need to know if ammo is for a rifle or handgun?
     
  2. blutarsky

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    if it's for a handgun, you need to be 21 years old.
     
  3. Zundfolge

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    Because its against the law for them to sell handgun ammunition to someone under 21, so the cash register prompts them to ask.
     
  4. bensdad

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    I always say, "Neither."

    Some laugh. Others get miffed.
     
  5. average_shooter

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    After the last time I finally thought of one I'd like to try on them next time they ask.

    Along the lines of saying "neither" I wonder how they'd react to "art project."

    After all, my grandfather made a lamp out of various cartridges he found on his ship while in the navy...
     
  6. mwsfarm

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    thanks

    no text
     
  7. mxl

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    Tell 'em it's for a machine gun--they'll probably have to call a supervisor to figure which button to push.:evil:
     
  8. Frog48

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    I buy ammo at Walmart all the time, but I've never been asked that question... :confused:
     
  9. zammyman

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    Last time I bought 9MM there told them it was for an UZI... they seemed to miss the joke.
     
  10. paintballdude902

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    grant they only ask for calibers that tend to go for both i get asked when i buy .22wmr but not .22lr (dont under stand that one) but they dont ask me for .44 magnum or .357 they just turn me down for being 18 and they alwasys have to get a manager when i tell them its for a lever action rifle
     
  11. SASD209

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    My 9MM and .45 purchases are for my Beretta Storm carbines (yes, I own both).
    Or are they for my handguns....I can never remember.
    I guess that I'm over 30 makes it a non-issue!
     
  12. Jorg Nysgerrig

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    The reason they ask:
    http://www.thehighroad.org/showpost.php?p=4884263&postcount=32

    There's really no reason to answer anything other than "rifle" or "handgun" unless your self-esteem desperately needs a boost by rising to the daunting challenge of outwitting the famously intellectual Walmart sales clerks with your mindbogglingly clever replies.
     
  13. DoubleTapDrew

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    I agree. Submachinegun makes them wet their walmart apron.
     
  14. Rubber_Duck

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    The answer linked by Jorg is probably the best I've read by far. It should be stickied.
     
  15. KenInColo

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    Me neither, of course my thinning hair and beard are totally gray...
     
  16. Bozo

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    I recently bought some 30-06 ammo at Walmart and they asked me if it was for a rifle or pistol. Go figure. I don't look 18, heck with my salt and pepper hair, I don't even look 40.
     
  17. Treo

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    Locked Pool ?

    Anybody want to bet (gentleman's) on how many posts before Justin locks this thread?

    27
     
  18. KC0QGL

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    My brother-in-law was asked if the 12ga. shells he was buying was for a rifle or handgun.

    I say 32
     
  19. Mal H

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    I'd say no more than 18.

    Seriously, the question was asked and answered. No need for further discussion.
     
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