Austin Tx Ammo Alert

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by handcruser, Oct 1, 2008.

  1. handcruser

    handcruser New Member

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    Hey guys and gals.....

    I usually shop at the Wal-Mart at 620 and 183 where their selection is, to put it lightly, lacking. I only buy 9mm and .303 (which they never have).

    Tonight i was by the Wal-Mart at 35 and 183 and they had a much bigger selection. Their WWB was $19 for the 100-round value pack and they also had Blazer Brass, which I really like, for $8.97/50 rounds. (all 9mm)

    They had a good selection of .223 as well, along with all your .40, .45, 30-06, .270, .243, yada yada yada.

    Anyway, Wal-Mart always has the cheapest prices and this place actually has a really good selection.

    Handcruser
     


  2. Code3GT

    Code3GT Active Member

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    The Norwood Park one? Nice, thats on my way to/from work. Guess i'll check out their .45 prices tomorrow! Thanks for the tip!

    BTW, I just paid $21.xx about a week and a half ago for 50ct of .45 American Eagle at Sportsman's Warehouse. Selection was surprisingly low on those endcap riser things by the gun counter.
     
  3. phatcyclist

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    I just moved up to the area and have been going to that Wal Mart. It's nice that they have the "value" pack of .223 Rem there, which I haven't seen at other stores in Austin. Their selection is limited, but so was the Wal Mart I was going to.
     
  4. jdh

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    But, do any of the Austin stores still sell guns?
     
  5. phatcyclist

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    Nope, I haven't gone into one in years that does.
     
  6. Pappy

    Pappy Resident Septuagenarian

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    I bought a .22 Cricket at the Wal Mart in Tomball, Texas.

    They checked CCL and DL. Went over the paperwork with a fine tooth comb. Had to do the papers twice because my writing was illegible and/or it went outside of the box.Clerk said OK and then calls supervisor who checks it again.
    Then she has to carry it to the exit!!! I couldn't even touch it till the exit at which time she hands it to me.
    I asked "Aren't you gonna take it to my car" Nope..and does an about face and goes back into the store.

    Yes, they sell guns, but, really don't want to..and make you go through a big hassle.
     
  7. SIG_Fiend

    SIG_Fiend Administrator TGT Supporter Admin

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    Cabelas does the same thing, they walk you to the front door, so that's not such a big surprise. As far as just buying ammo though, they certainly treat you more like a criminal, asking to see an ID and all. One @sshole Walmart employee kept Alan and I a solid hour waiting in front of the ammo cabinet while he dealt with some other customer. They conveniently tend to never have anyone near the cabinet, and it almost seems hard to find someone to actually help you out with getting ammo, almost as if they try to discourage it. At least that has been my experience at the few Walmart's I've been to.

    Anyone else notice that all of the new Walmarts have posts of 3 security cameras at every single corner of the building. Damn Walmart is turning into a police state. lol ;)
     
  8. Code3GT

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    ****UPDATE**** Ok, normally I wouldn't shop at walmart, especially to buy ammo. But I happen to be there a little bit ago and remembered this thread. Low and behold, I saw a 100rd pack of WWB .45ACP for $29.88 ($14.94/50rds!!)...and got 2. AND, to top it off, someone was near the counter!! No ID check, not hassle, just a deal on ammo! Beats the $20 something WWB everywhere else! This was at the Walmart on 620 near 2222 (Four Points) which continues to impress me...somehow
     
  9. JKTex

    JKTex Well-Known

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    I'm sure you joking and really didn't expect them to carry it to your car? :rofl:

    I'm sure they hate jumping through the hoops more than you do, but they don't have a choice, it's a requirement and they can't screw it up.

    I've never seen a Walmart, or any big box retail store that doesn't have heavy security. They have too, they'd get robbed blind left and right if they didn't invest heavily in security to reduce theft.

    From what I've seen, in a Walmart for example, the employees aren't even trained well enough to help with most of the rest of the store, then ad on the regulations of handling guns and ammo and I'm sure they don't have to many people that are anxious to mess with it. I"ve never actually had a problem unless it was just finding someone even close to the counter, but that goes for any part of the store. But I've never had any issue buying ammo, from anywhere. If someone held me for a hour checking ID etc., I'd suspect I either looked like a gangsta or like I was 14. :rofl: Either way, I'd be asking for a store Manager to straighten out their problem and get me on my way.
     
  10. phatcyclist

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    I bought the last "value pack" of .223 there this afternoon.
     

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