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Posted: 4/26/2002 5:59:09 PM EDT
Why does walmart ask whether or not your ammo purchase is for a handgun? They told me that it wasn't an age issue (which is what I assumed it would be).
Link Posted: 4/26/2002 6:01:30 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/26/2002 6:04:04 PM EDT
They ask me rifle or handgun.
Link Posted: 4/26/2002 6:04:51 PM EDT
At wally world you have to be 21 to buy HG ammo, but only 18 to buy rifle ammo.
Link Posted: 4/26/2002 6:06:46 PM EDT
markm is right it is an age issue. All gun stores by law are supposed to ask.
Link Posted: 4/26/2002 6:12:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/26/2002 6:36:50 PM EDT by 12_15_20_2_15_25]
Why don't they ask for ID if it is an age issue? They ask rifle or handgun when i buy .22lr.
Link Posted: 4/26/2002 6:14:36 PM EDT
From my experiences they base it on the calibur of ammo you're buying. If you get 30-30 they figure it's for a long gun, but if you're buying 9mm they figure it's for a pistol even if you've got an UZI strapped to your back.
Link Posted: 4/26/2002 6:15:16 PM EDT
Say it is for a sub-machinegun. Or Machinegun.
Link Posted: 4/26/2002 6:19:41 PM EDT
I was buying 550*5 .22 rounds. The guy asked "is that for a handgun"? I said, no I like to throw them in the campfire. They make a neat sound.
Link Posted: 4/26/2002 6:21:20 PM EDT
I used to work at a gun store and our policy was if it could be used in a handgun, even if it was a rifle caliber that had a handgun made that would shoot it we did not sell it to a minor. The reason is liability the store wanted to cover its ass and was very anal in enforcing the law, as I am sure wallmart is.
Link Posted: 4/26/2002 6:23:55 PM EDT
OT but anything i can not buy from Dan's Ammo i buy from my local FFL to support him. just my .02
Link Posted: 4/26/2002 6:25:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/26/2002 6:27:28 PM EDT by SBR7_11]
Never bothered me, but having slight grey hair, they must figure I'm old enough. I remember when the store used to "log" your ammo purchase, had to show ID. I do like the "it's for a machine gun" line. May try that before the Indiana State Submachine Gun Shoot in 2 weeks.
Link Posted: 4/26/2002 6:46:06 PM EDT
When they ask me rifle or handgun at Wal-Mart I always say "Machinegun." It really gets the cashier going. One even went as far as to call a supervisor. I let them and then explained to the cashier that it will be used in a machinegun. The supervisor looked at me funny and said that's okay and told the cashier to approve the sale. I just like messing with them...heck, I am still waiting on the BATF to get the paperwork done on my MG. medcop
Link Posted: 4/26/2002 6:49:38 PM EDT
BTW, our Wal-Mart is selling Winchester 100 packs for $10.97. Pretty good price, but it seems to me to be Sellier & Bellot loaded.
Link Posted: 4/26/2002 6:55:21 PM EDT
WALMART RULES !!! 100 rounds of 9MM for $11 ...they sell out of these "economy packs " quick so ya gotta keep a look-out.('My' Wallyworld only gets 12 of the 100 packs at a time and they don't stay on the shelf for long).Give them any business you can since they are helping to preserve our Rights. God Bless Walmart
Link Posted: 4/26/2002 7:00:43 PM EDT
Well here in NY you have to have a pistol permit to buy pistol ammo. So basically a pistol permit becomes a FOID card. Walmart buys ammo so cheap they can beat out all other suppliers. I go to walmart and buy ammo for less than I can from my regular wholesalers. So when wally'world has a sale on 30-06, thats when I stock up the store.
Link Posted: 4/26/2002 7:08:18 PM EDT
Originally Posted By skypilot: Well here in NY you have to have a pistol permit to buy pistol ammo. So basically a pistol permit becomes a FOID card. Walmart buys ammo so cheap they can beat out all other suppliers. I go to walmart and buy ammo for less than I can from my regular wholesalers. So when wally'world has a sale on 30-06, thats when I stock up the store.
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I buy one box of 7mm rem mag from wal mart per month.
Link Posted: 4/26/2002 7:10:00 PM EDT
It was a real pain in the ass getting 9mm for my 9mm Carbine. I am 19 and the Wal-Mart clerks instinctively hit Handgun w/o even asking. I then have to drum into their heads that there are 9mm Rifles. One time, the clerk asked me what 9mm rifles there are because she'd never heard of them. So, I told her: Hi-Point M995C (What I had), 9mm ARs, Uzi Carbine (to which recoiled), etc...I loved the fact she recoiled at the Word UZI. I almost felt like screming UZI, UZI, UZI just to see her face. But, I figured somebody'd freak and call the SWAT Team. What is really weird is that the Wal-Mart on McNab and Rock Island says 21 for all guns and ammo. I know some cities have illegal (illegal per state preemption) ordnances raising the age to buy to 21. But the stupid thing is that it just costs that city money because I take my ammo. purchases to Coconut Creek where 18 is still the rule of thumb for longgun ammo. I still get my ammo. and the city loses the money I would have spent there instead.
Link Posted: 4/26/2002 7:19:17 PM EDT
I like to go to wal mart, buy a bunch of ammo, and after i have paid i ask the cashier where the nearest school zone is. HA.
Link Posted: 4/26/2002 7:20:52 PM EDT
i live in the outer suburbs and the 9mm value packs are always sold out. so i started going to the "gucci" wal-mart in the swanky downtown area by my work. they ALWAYS have the stuff. they have a tiny sporting goods section and all the ammo is stored behind the counter. i guess none of the dunwoody/buckhead soccer mom types stock up on 9mm huh HAHAHA
Link Posted: 4/26/2002 7:26:06 PM EDT
Originally Posted By davelasso: I like to go to wal mart, buy a bunch of ammo, and after i have paid i ask the cashier where the nearest school zone is. HA.
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That sounds like a good way to earn your self a "conspiracy" charge.
Link Posted: 4/27/2002 5:22:07 AM EDT
conspiracy to do What, exactly?
Link Posted: 4/27/2002 5:56:56 AM EDT
After I get ammo at Wally world I usually ask the clerk where the ski mask section is. Sometimes they actually crack a smile.
Link Posted: 4/27/2002 6:23:42 AM EDT
Originally Posted By davelasso: conspiracy to do What, exactly?
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A school shooting. Can't you see it, the evidence is all there.
Link Posted: 4/27/2002 1:19:30 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 7: Say it is for a sub-machinegun. Or Machinegun.
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yeah i love doing that they always are like AHH what button do i hit now! cuz if its for a handgun they hit somekey and it then displays is the purchaser 21 or over?
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