|Originally Posted By DogtownTom:
Originally Posted By OlCrow:
Walmart has put many small stores in my area out of business.
Keep buying guns there and the small local gun shops will be closing too.
Any gun shop put out of business by WalMart wasn't much of a gun shop to begin with.
Odd, isn't it that there are plenty of tire stores, clothing stores, sporting goods stores within sight of Wal Mart and they are doing just fine.
WalMart doesn't carry handguns (except Alaska) and has a very limited selection of firearms and ammunition. No premium ammunition, no leather or kydex holsters, no high end shotguns, no gunsmiths, and precious few employees that have a clue about firearms. If your local gun store is closing it isn't due to an inability to compete with WalMart its most likely an inability to run a business period. Mom and pop stores are for the financial enrichment of mom and pop.......and thats fine, but no more honorable than the profit making motives of a corporation
Funny isn't it, that as supposed proponents of the Second Amendment we have those who would like to see one less retailer selling guns.
That's just plain stupid. Remember when Dillards, Penney's, Sears, K Mart, Montgomery Ward and every freakin hardware store in America sold guns? I do.
I agree, as I said earlier WM has a vanilla selection of guns and they supply me with ammo mostly because it is the best price unless I am buying cases of things.
They don't sell Suppressors, Silencer Shop had the best price and got my money for that.
They don't sell handguns, Ace Sporting goods had the best price and got my money for the last one I bought.
They have zero reloading supplies in my area, Precision Delta had the best price on bullets and got that cash.
I always vote with my wallet and the local gun shops around me always look gun-show full of customers so it seems like an industry WM could never crush.