Got my rifle

Discussion in 'General Firearms & Ammo' started by DrBart2, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. DrBart2

    DrBart2 Active Member

    Mar 10, 2008
    I did something daring just recently. I ordered a rifle from Wal Mart. It was a single shot, bolt action, target model, made by Savage in .22LR. I tried to pay the full price up front, but they would not let me. Something about lay-away and their ordering process. So, I messed with them and paid all but one penny. They didn't seem amused, but went ahead with the sale. It took ten days for the rifle to come in. When I went to pick it up, I was not allowed to dry fire it. I couldn't even handle it until they put a trigger lock on it. I inspected it, worked the bolt, and just checked it out. I have had many Savage rifles that had the accu-trigger like this one and was comfortable not testing the trigger before hand. I know with many of you this would be unacceptable. Anyway, as he was putting the rifle back in the box he took the trigger lock off the gun. I told him to not leave it cocked, he needed to pull the trigger to release it. He did, and I watched closely and saw the bolt/firing mechanism drop forward properly (just a little more assurance for me). He kind of looked around nervously then put it in the box. I have a feeling he wasn't supposed to do that and he remembered too late. The paper work was standard and I patiently listened to his memorized speech. I feel a little sorry for them, they really have to jump through hoops just to sell a gun. I can tell it is a real pain the butt for them. He then called a manager over to escort me to the door. I got lucky. She was young and cute! We had a pleasant conversation to the door. I jokingly asked her if she would walk me out to my car also. To my surprise she asked how close I was parked. I told her I wasn't serious and to never walk someone out to the car by herself! If someone needs company out to their car, then call security and have them do it! I guess the protective dad in me comes out sometimes.:rolleyes:
    Over all it was not a bad experience. You just have to be patient with them.

  2. navyguy

    navyguy TGT Addict

    Oct 22, 2008
    DFW Keller
    I'm sure that will work out as a good shooter for you. Not too many Wal-Marts sell guns anymore.
  3. SAND_MAN1

    SAND_MAN1 New Member

    Mar 19, 2009
    Fort Worth
    Is this the Walmart on Wilshire? I haven't seen any guns at any Walmart I go to.
  4. dee

    dee Well-Known

    Nov 22, 2008
    Red River Way
    We have 3 Walmarts here and only one sells guns.
  5. lonewolf23c

    lonewolf23c Active Member

    Oct 2, 2008
    My local walmarts are talking about not selling guns or ammo at all anymore. I remember when Sears sold guns, as a matter of fact that's where my Winchester Model 70 .270 came from was Sears, along with my Uncle's Winchester Model 94 .30-30. Its too bad that so many stores are dropping their gun sales counters along with ammo sales.
  6. TxPhantom

    TxPhantom Active Member

    Apr 5, 2008
    Frisco, Texas
    We bought two rifles, a Ruger 10/22 (extended barrel), and a Winchester, 30/30 Model 94 from W.M. around 2002 or 2003. Both were bought at the Ohio and Hwy 121 store in Plano, Tx. We also have bought many thousand rounds of various ammo from W.M.'s in the area. If I ran low on something I just ran down the street and replenished my supply.
    My how things have changed with all this "hope" and "change" nonsense! No guns at W.M. and we can seldom find any pistol ammo.

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