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Posted: 9/16/2004 4:04:56 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/16/2004 4:05:11 PM EST by Tonster]
Academy started stocking Bushmaster rifles.
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 4:06:06 PM EST
They're building an Academy near here... first on in the state I believe.

I hope they're worth a damn.
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 4:07:13 PM EST
Wow. I'll have to go check that out. I don't buy firearms from them because they don't, well didn't allow me to buy and walk the same day even though I have my CHL(CCW everywhere else) They were trying to do the wait period thing. I told them go fly a kite...
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 4:08:10 PM EST

Originally Posted By Tonster:
Academy started stocking Bushmaster rifles.



What part of TX?
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 4:11:27 PM EST

Originally Posted By ar50troll:
Wow. I'll have to go check that out. I don't buy firearms from them because they don't, well didn't allow me to buy and walk the same day even though I have my CHL(CCW everywhere else) They were trying to do the wait period thing. I told them go fly a kite...



That's wierd... I bought my CZ pistol at an Academy down here in Round Rock. No CHL. I was out the door in about 40 minutes. A manager did walk me out the door before I had the box in my hands.
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 4:14:49 PM EST

Originally Posted By Matthew_Q:

Originally Posted By ar50troll:
Wow. I'll have to go check that out. I don't buy firearms from them because they don't, well didn't allow me to buy and walk the same day even though I have my CHL(CCW everywhere else) They were trying to do the wait period thing. I told them go fly a kite...



That's wierd... I bought my CZ pistol at an Academy down here in Round Rock. No CHL. I was out the door in about 40 minutes. A manager did walk me out the door before I had the box in my hands.



I was told it's by managers discretion. Like I care. It was an impulse purchase anyways. I have heard of others having the same problem though...
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 4:17:39 PM EST
Sweet, I have an Academy right next door to my work. Wonder what else they will start carrying...
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 4:19:12 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/16/2004 4:19:51 PM EST by Palo_Duro]
I have found, in the past, that Academy offers fair prices on firearms. I have made two long gun purchases from them and they were excellent deals. Granted, the counter help was equivelent to that of a fast food drive through but I still appreciate their pricing schedule.

Link Posted: 9/16/2004 4:23:30 PM EST

Originally Posted By Tonster:
Academy started stocking Bushmaster rifles.



Holy cow! That's awsome news!

Remember the Alamo, and God Bless Texas...
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 4:24:27 PM EST

Originally Posted By GodBlessTexas:

Originally Posted By Tonster:
Academy started stocking Bushmaster rifles.



Holy cow! That's awsome news!

Remember the Alamo, and God Bless Texas...



Good news unless you own a gun store close by!!!

Link Posted: 9/16/2004 4:33:40 PM EST

Originally Posted By FourStringSlinger:

Originally Posted By Tonster:
Academy started stocking Bushmaster rifles.



What part of TX?



Houston
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 6:48:48 PM EST
I'm sorry, but when I see "Academy", I think "Service Academy".....


What "Academy" is this? It certainly sounds cool, especially since I may be moving to Texas soon!
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 6:51:04 PM EST

Originally Posted By Zaphod:



What "Academy" is this?

Its a sporting goods store.
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 6:54:18 PM EST

Originally Posted By ark-and-spark:

Originally Posted By Zaphod:



What "Academy" is this?

Its a sporting goods store.



ark-and-spark! Wow! I thought you got banned! How are you?
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 6:55:40 PM EST
My academy sells glocks, rugers, Llama's, and some S&W. Misc bolt guns. Kinda a santized liberal friendly gun store. And its in TX. The one in grapevine.
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 6:58:16 PM EST

Originally Posted By ar50troll:

Originally Posted By Matthew_Q:

Originally Posted By ar50troll:
Wow. I'll have to go check that out. I don't buy firearms from them because they don't, well didn't allow me to buy and walk the same day even though I have my CHL(CCW everywhere else) They were trying to do the wait period thing. I told them go fly a kite...



That's wierd... I bought my CZ pistol at an Academy down here in Round Rock. No CHL. I was out the door in about 40 minutes. A manager did walk me out the door before I had the box in my hands.



I was told it's by managers discretion. Like I care. It was an impulse purchase anyways. I have heard of others having the same problem though...



This seems like a dumb idea to me. I mean how many sales are they losing because they are killing the impulse gun buyer?
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 7:04:14 PM EST
Damn. Never heard of them!

Last I heard of a sporting goods store selling guns was back when Sports Authority did it!

KEWAL!
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 7:05:54 PM EST
Which Academy location?
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 7:06:53 PM EST

Originally Posted By Zaphod:
Damn. Never heard of them!

Last I heard of a sporting goods store selling guns was back when Sports Authority did it!

KEWAL!



I'm not certain where you're planning on moving to, Zaphod, but most places around here sell whatever you're interested in.

Where are you coming from?

Link Posted: 9/16/2004 7:07:48 PM EST
If all goes well, I'm coming from Miami to Laredo.
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 7:09:58 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/16/2004 7:11:24 PM EST by ark-and-spark]
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Link Posted: 9/16/2004 7:13:04 PM EST

Originally Posted By Palo_Duro:

Originally Posted By ark-and-spark:

Originally Posted By Zaphod:



What "Academy" is this?

Its a sporting goods store.



ark-and-spark! Wow! I thought you got banned! How are you?

Banned I dont think I have ever been banned maybe kicked off for a day or two but never banned.
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 7:14:43 PM EST

Originally Posted By Palo_Duro:
I have found, in the past, that Academy offers fair prices on firearms. I have made two long gun purchases from them and they were excellent deals. Granted, the counter help was equivelent to that of a fast food drive through but I still appreciate their pricing schedule.




I resent that statement. I am definately not fast food material. I worked behind the counter at one of the stores in Austin throughout college and I feel that I am very gun savy. In fact, most of the guys I worked with were very knowledgeable with the firearms.

On another point, the policy at our store was if you got an ok from nics, we sold the gun.
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 7:18:48 PM EST
Great...and me with an academy card with a $1000 limit....
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 7:22:41 PM EST

Originally Posted By Zaphod:
If all goes well, I'm coming from Miami to Laredo.



Larado is a fine town. You'll be happy there, sir.
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 7:24:31 PM EST

Originally Posted By ark-and-spark:

Originally Posted By Palo_Duro:

Originally Posted By ark-and-spark:

Originally Posted By Zaphod:



What "Academy" is this?

Its a sporting goods store.



ark-and-spark! Wow! I thought you got banned! How are you?

Banned I dont think I have ever been banned maybe kicked off for a day or two but never banned.



My apologies. My recollection isn't 100%. My intention was to welcome you and express gratitude.
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 7:31:07 PM EST

Originally Posted By clindt:

Originally Posted By Palo_Duro:
I have found, in the past, that Academy offers fair prices on firearms. I have made two long gun purchases from them and they were excellent deals. Granted, the counter help was equivelent to that of a fast food drive through but I still appreciate their pricing schedule.




I resent that statement. I am definately not fast food material. I worked behind the counter at one of the stores in Austin throughout college and I feel that I am very gun savy. In fact, most of the guys I worked with were very knowledgeable with the firearms.

On another point, the policy at our store was if you got an ok from nics, we sold the gun.



If I was shopping at the Austin store then maybe you'd have some grounds to debate. However, the Arlingotn store during 2000-2002 sucked harder than Amsterdam hookers. The service blew and customer service was less than that of fuckin' Chuck-E-Cheese.

Austin may have been squared away but Arlington sucked. Biiiiiig time!

Link Posted: 9/16/2004 7:31:54 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/16/2004 7:39:41 PM EST by Zaphod]

Originally Posted By Palo_Duro:

Originally Posted By Zaphod:
If all goes well, I'm coming from Miami to Laredo.



Larado is a fine town. You'll be happy there, sir.



You have no idea how happy I am to hear you say that. I posted over on the Texas hometown forum and got one, count it: ONE, response!


P.S. - and don't call me sir. I'm no longer an officer, and I'm not that old!



ETA: HOT DAMN! There's an Academy in Laredo!
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 7:44:12 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/16/2004 7:46:11 PM EST by ark-and-spark]

Originally Posted By Palo_Duro:

Originally Posted By ark-and-spark:

Originally Posted By Palo_Duro:

Originally Posted By ark-and-spark:

Originally Posted By Zaphod:



What "Academy" is this?

Its a sporting goods store.



ark-and-spark! Wow! I thought you got banned! How are you?

Banned I dont think I have ever been banned maybe kicked off for a day or two but never banned.



My apologies. My recollection isn't 100%. My intention was to welcome you and express gratitude.

No apologies needed here, when I do something others dont like Im damn happy to rock the boat.
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 7:52:09 PM EST

Originally Posted By Zaphod:



You haven't been to Laredo? I hope you like country and friendly people. You're in for a treat!
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 8:02:24 PM EST
I'm looking for friendly people, open ranges, clear skies, and cheap cost-of-living.

I'm fleeing Miami due to divorce, and while my kids will still be in that cesspit, I am hoping to find some peace in the desert and open country.

I hope to visit Laredo in the next week or two, and may even accept the position sight-unseen (my would-be boss and his boss are killer-awesome people).

I'm sitting on pins and needles as they will be interviewing one last guy tomorrow, and I'm in the lead!
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 8:15:57 PM EST

Originally Posted By Zaphod:
I'm looking for friendly people, open ranges, clear skies, and cheap cost-of-living.

I'm fleeing Miami due to divorce, and while my kids will still be in that cesspit, I am hoping to find some peace in the desert and open country.

I hope to visit Laredo in the next week or two, and may even accept the position sight-unseen (my would-be boss and his boss are killer-awesome people).

I'm sitting on pins and needles as they will be interviewing one last guy tomorrow, and I'm in the lead!

Good luck Zaphod.
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 5:40:30 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/17/2004 6:59:07 PM EST by ark-and-spark]
I saw a Bushie in Academy today. An M-4 with an Izzie brake and a 20" A2
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 5:52:40 PM EST

Originally Posted By Zaphod:



I can hear you quite clearly with that situation. If the people you work for are that wonderful then take the job PDQ!

You sir, are in for a treat!

Link Posted: 9/19/2004 1:53:41 PM EST
Went to my Academy today, the gunshow was canceled because of the huricane. They had a Bushy 16 inch M4profile with an A2 upper and fixed M4 stock. All for $799. I was pretty stoked to see it. Also had am A2 with "treebark" furniture and no flash supressor. I know it's going to go bad for them because no one is going to buy the neutered post ban stuff.

I love Academy, all of my hobbies (exceot SCUBA) under one roof. Good survival/camping stuff, I get most of my ammo there. All of my fishing stuff
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 1:57:45 PM EST
Chuck Schumer is fuming.

Academy Sports sucks.

Chuck and I say: Screw you!


Link Posted: 9/19/2004 5:06:52 PM EST

Originally Posted By CRC:
Chuck Schumer is fuming.

Academy Sports sucks.

Chuck and I say: Screw you!






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