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Posted: 1/21/2013 6:37:57 PM EDT
They did this last time but not nearly to this extreme of 1 box per customer

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Link Posted: 1/21/2013 6:39:52 PM EDT
Yeah It is true. 1 box per person, per caliber, per day. Up to 3 boxes of 3 different calibers.

Link Posted: 1/21/2013 6:40:38 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Nutro:
Yeah It is true. 1 box per person, per caliber, per day. Up to 3 boxes of 3 different calibers.



dang...that seems pretty drastic.
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 6:41:19 PM EDT
That's me standing outside without a box limit.
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 6:42:23 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Nutro:
Yeah It is true. 1 box per person, per caliber, per day. Up to 3 boxes of 3 different calibers.



I had this confirmed to me at three different Academy locations in Texas today.

Only one location had any pistol calibers in stock (at the customer service desk). No .223/5.56 at all.
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 6:44:11 PM EDT
Guy at the counter told me if i wanted a steady supply of CHL ammo i needed to start thinking like a cowboy....WHEELGUNS only sorta thing. said if i got 357 or 38 or 45 lc i could shoot all day.
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 6:44:16 PM EDT
Probably a good thing. Everyone seems to be buying everything up to resell around here. I would rather have people buying to actually shoot.
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 6:46:49 PM EDT
A couple of weeks ago I bought 800 rounds of monarch 9mm. I could have took twice that much but I didn't. I noticed that all the .223 was gone but there seemed to be plenty of everything else in standard calibers.
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 6:47:13 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 6:47:17 PM EDT
good thing i got a hold of 500 rounds a week and a half ago
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 6:49:29 PM EDT
It was for 5.56, .308, 7.62x39, 9mm, and .45 ACP at the Academy at 75 & Spring Creek here in Plano, TX.
Everything else was no limit.
The last couple of days has convinced me to go with 7mm Rem Mag instead of .300 Win Mag just because there is ammo still on the shelf for it.
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 6:51:12 PM EDT
Their prices suck anyway. If you have a good LGS.
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 6:52:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/21/2013 6:53:06 PM EDT by JmPnTX]
They're gonna have a hard time selling flats of 12 gauge skeet shells 1 box at a time.

Link Posted: 1/21/2013 6:53:34 PM EDT
Don't blame them....they know people are arbitraging their products.....

Hopefully put an end to that....at least....

Smart business practice if you ask me.
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 6:54:30 PM EDT
My Wally World is at 2 boxes. The first guy there after a shipment would buy everything if they didn't slow it down somehow, and they won't raise prices.

They still don't have anything.

Noone else local is restricting at all... but they don't have anything, either.

Don't know that there's a good answer right now.
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 7:00:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/21/2013 7:01:15 PM EDT by dangerdan]
The rules are only on certain ammo.

You can buy .270 and shotgun shells and many other calibers all day long.


Also you can only buy 1 handgun an 1 AR per person per 7 days.
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 7:01:12 PM EDT
Originally Posted By wganz:
It was for 5.56, .308, 7.62x39, 9mm, and .45 ACP at the Academy at 75 & Spring Creek here in Plano, TX.
Everything else was no limit.
The last couple of days has convinced me to go with 7mm Rem Mag instead of .300 Win Mag just because there is ammo still on the shelf for it.


This is what my local one is doing. Of the rationed rounds, they had a few boxes of .45 behind the customer service counter.
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 7:10:26 PM EDT
Originally Posted By JmPnTX:
They're gonna have a hard time selling flats of 12 gauge skeet shells 1 box at a time.



It's for 5.56, .308, 7.62x39, 9mm, and .45 ACP only....I bought 15 boxes of Winchester Military 00 Buck, no problem.
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 7:16:34 PM EDT
Yep, I was going to post the same thing. Also, you have to get it at the service desk.
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 7:25:08 PM EDT
Originally Posted By starfishprime754:
A couple of weeks ago I bought 800 rounds of monarch 9mm. I could have took twice that much but I didn't. I noticed that all the .223 was gone but there seemed to be plenty of everything else in standard calibers.


I' ve been leaving THOUSANDS of rounds of 9mm on shelves in the last 3 weeks. I should have been buying it to stock up on it as well.
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 7:27:04 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Nutro:
Yeah It is true. 1 box per person, per caliber, per day. Up to 3 boxes of 3 different calibers.



Is this a local store policy or corporate?
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 7:29:49 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Dukota:
Originally Posted By Nutro:
Yeah It is true. 1 box per person, per caliber, per day. Up to 3 boxes of 3 different calibers.



Is this a local store policy or corporate?

corporate
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 7:29:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By wganz:
It was for 5.56, .308, 7.62x39, 9mm, and .45 ACP at the Academy at 75 & Spring Creek here in Plano, TX.
Everything else was no limit.
The last couple of days has convinced me to go with 7mm Rem Mag instead of .300 Win Mag just because there is ammo still on the shelf for it.

I went to Walmart in Burleson today and that was the only available ammo as well.
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 7:30:12 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Dukota:
Originally Posted By Nutro:
Yeah It is true. 1 box per person, per caliber, per day. Up to 3 boxes of 3 different calibers.



Is this a local store policy or corporate?


Happened to me today in SC, so I guess its across the board.
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 7:32:43 PM EDT
40 cal is the only pistol ammo on any shelves around here. I would rather them limit sales a bit, than to have another gun store or gunbroker guy buy it all for profit. It's better than tripling the price so that everyone gets their "fair share".
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 7:32:54 PM EDT
I would lke to hear their reasoning behind this?
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 7:37:43 PM EDT
Originally Posted By naes:
I would lke to hear their reasoning behind this?


I imagine it is to keep customers in the store, and to keep them
coming back.
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 7:44:22 PM EDT
I work at Academy. The company president was in my store this past Friday at 0800 and saw the
morning rush for himself. Three hours later we had the new policy. It was explained to me, that
was a way to slow things down some and a way to service more customer's needs. Seems to be
working out good.
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 7:50:24 PM EDT
Originally Posted By cableguy221:
Originally Posted By Dukota:
Originally Posted By Nutro:
Yeah It is true. 1 box per person, per caliber, per day. Up to 3 boxes of 3 different calibers.



Is this a local store policy or corporate?

corporate


Good thing I've bought them out of the calibers I shoot the past few weeks.
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 7:54:46 PM EDT
A 1 one box per calibre policy is gay. I want at least 100 rounds, less is not worth even driving over for it.
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 7:58:01 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Hoji:
Originally Posted By naes:
I would lke to hear their reasoning behind this?


I imagine it is to keep customers in the store, and to keep them
coming back.


Or to keep the LGS from getting it all and marking it up.
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 7:59:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Southernman077:
40 cal is the only pistol ammo on any shelves around here.
I would rather them limit sales a bit, than to have another gun store or gunbroker guy buy it all for profit. It's better than tripling the price so that everyone gets their "fair share".

And that let to my "Fuck it, why not buy a G22" purchase a couple weeks back
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 10:06:17 PM EDT
Originally Posted By cwm1150:
A 1 one box per calibre policy is gay. I want at least 100 rounds, less is not worth even driving over for it.


Buy the bulk boxed ammo?
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 10:44:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/21/2013 10:45:14 PM EDT by Mr_Holiday]
LGS has (had as of Friday) pretty much all calibers in stock, with a limit of 2 boxes total. A handful of calibers, .38 Spl, .45 Colt, were only for sale with the purchase of a firearm of that caliber.

Local Walmarts have a few boxes of .40 self defense loads, .30-06, and 12ga shotgun target loads and piles of .410.

Dunhams has plenty of 10 - 16 ga, a smattering of rifle calibers, .44 Mag, .44 Spl and 250 round boxes of American Eagle .45 ACP, with the odd box of .32 Colt and a beat up box of Corbon .500 S&W.
Link Posted: 1/22/2013 2:03:55 AM EDT
they only want you to have 1 boolit, why do you need more than 1 boxizz of ammo?

Link Posted: 1/22/2013 2:13:27 AM EDT
Originally Posted By bowbender7:
Their prices suck anyway. If you have a good LGS they will only charge you twice as much for the ammo they bought at wallmart.



FIFY.



Good for academy. I'm sick of all the panic buyers driving prices up and availability down. Slow them fuckers down
Link Posted: 1/22/2013 2:24:22 AM EDT

Originally Posted By wganz:
It was for 5.56, .308, 7.62x39, 9mm, and .45 ACP at the Academy at 75 & Spring Creek here in Plano, TX.
Everything else was no limit.
The last couple of days has convinced me to go with 7mm Rem Mag instead of .300 Win Mag just because there is ammo still on the shelf for it.

Yesterday, I visited my local walmart gun department and the following is what i found:

2 x tula .380 acp target ammo
2 x winchester .45 acp target ammo
6-8 x federal champion .40 s&w ammo
1 x remington express 15-round box of 12 gauge 00 buckshot (2.75" IIRC)
A decent amount of various .410 ammo (mostly birdshot but I also recall seeing some winchester pdx1 rounds, as well)
A small amount of 12 gauge birdshells
A decent amount of various hunting rifle ammo (.243, .270, 7mm magnum, .300 magnum, etc)


No .223, 9mm, .38 special, .357 magnum, .308 winchester, 7.62x39 or .22 long rifle. Only one box of 12 gauge buckshot. I don't recall seeing any slugs of any guage including .410.
Link Posted: 1/22/2013 2:26:31 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Hoji:
Originally Posted By naes:
I would lke to hear their reasoning behind this?


I imagine it is to keep customers in the store, and to keep them
coming back.

Yep.
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