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Posted: 8/9/2002 9:55:34 PM EDT
I recently found Winchester 40 pks of 55gr .223 for $7.47 at Wal-Mart (I know, bad!). Anyways, since I'm into instant gratification, I like to buy ammo and have it in my hand that instantly therefore I buy it at Wal-Mart or Sportsmans Warhouse and pay a tiny bit more. But enought of that, on to what the thread is about. When I go to buy ammo I buy quite a bit and I have noticed that I get allot of funny looks from the idiots behind and in front of the counter. Does anyone else get this?
Link Posted: 8/9/2002 9:59:44 PM EDT
last time i went to walmart i bought 120rds of .223 and 100rds of 9mm. when the clerk asked if it was for a handgun i told him to just click no. heheh. i don't get funny looks..maybe it's where you live.
Link Posted: 8/9/2002 10:02:44 PM EDT
The kid at the cash register at Sports Authority looked scared yesterday when I bought 400 rounds of 9mm. I think he is new. But they had it for $5.99/50 for Winchester. That is a lot better than the gun shop that I went into that wanted to charge me $13.95/50 for Wolf.
Link Posted: 8/9/2002 10:05:56 PM EDT
The only time I got funny looks was when I stopped at a wally-world to pick up 500 rounds of winchester 9mm, 2500 rounds of federal .22lr in the bulk packs, and 4 cases of beer.... THAT was a FUN weekend! Dumb broad had to ask for my ID EVERY TIME the machine prompted her to... FOTBR
Link Posted: 8/9/2002 10:14:46 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/9/2002 10:18:46 PM EDT
Just give them an evil grin......
Link Posted: 8/9/2002 11:04:19 PM EDT
I don't buy ammo from Wal-Mart anymore, but I did once. The exchange went like this. Me: I'd like 4 boxes of those Winchester 9mm ammo. (keep in mind it was FMJ WinClean practice ammo) Clerk: Wow! 4 boxes! Do you plan on shooting someone. [chuckle] Me: Nope. It's practice ammo. If I wanted ammo to shoot someone I'd be getting hollow points. Clerk: Oh. [look of confusion] Why do these dumb asses think that buying more than 1 box at a time is suspicious? Hell, I burn more than 4 boxes of handgun ammo every time I go to the range. USPC40 [img]www.ar15.com/members/albums/USPC40/line.gif[/img] [url=www.nra.org][b][red]NRA[/red][/url] [url=www.nra.org][blue]Life Member[/blue][/url] [url=www.gunowners.org][b][red]GOA[/red] [/url] [url=www.gunowners.org][blue]Life Member[/blue][/url] [url=www.saf.org][red]SAF[/red][/url] [url=www.saf.org][blue]Supporter[/blue][/url] [url=sas-aim.org][red]SAS[/red][/url] [url=sas-aim.org][blue]Supporter[/blue][/b][/url] [img]www.ar15.com/members/albums/USPC40/alabamaflag.gif[/img]
Link Posted: 8/9/2002 11:06:35 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DrFrige: Thats why I like buying my ammo at a....OH I DONT KNOW.....ummmmm what do they call it???? OH YEAH!!!! [b]A GUN STORE!!!![/b] No funny looks and NO STUPID QUESTIONS. Just a "Thanks for shopping with us" I like that.
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My fun store wants to charge me $12 for 50 Federal AE or Fiocci 9mm. Thanks, but no thanks.
Link Posted: 8/10/2002 10:15:29 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/10/2002 11:50:53 AM EDT
I make funny looks when buying ammo but it's mainly because my purchase is so [b]HEAVY[/b]!!! [:D]
Link Posted: 8/10/2002 12:14:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/10/2002 1:01:08 PM EDT by The_Macallan]
Originally Posted By USPC40: Me: I'd like 4 boxes of those Winchester 9mm ammo. (keep in mind it was FMJ WinClean practice ammo) Clerk: Wow! 4 boxes! [red]Do you plan on shooting someone. [/red][chuckle]
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Several options went through my mind while reading this: Option #1) Me: Yes. [:|] Option #2) Me: How did you know? [:|] Option #3) Me: some[u]ONE[/u]? No. [:|]
Link Posted: 8/10/2002 1:18:04 PM EDT
The above exchanges, particularly the (unfortunatly probably correct) impression that the clerk thought anything over one box was suspicious, should be kept in mind. Add that to the "keep an eye out for suspicious transactions" already in place in the banking industry. All you need is the idiots in congress saying, "Hey, let's have suspicious ammunition sales monitored and reported." "After all, that's what they do in banking." Now, someone in Wally world with the IQ of a storm drain will be passing judgement.
Link Posted: 8/10/2002 1:32:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/10/2002 2:01:16 PM EDT by prk]
I think that a lot of the time, it's because the people reacting this way have never BOUGHT a SINGLE box of ammo in their feeble, limited lives.
Link Posted: 8/10/2002 1:55:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/10/2002 1:57:32 PM EDT by NOVA5]
Originally Posted By The_Macallan:
Originally Posted By USPC40: Me: I'd like 4 boxes of those Winchester 9mm ammo. (keep in mind it was FMJ WinClean practice ammo) Clerk: Wow! 4 boxes! [red]Do you plan on shooting someone. [/red][chuckle]
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Several options went through my mind while reading this: Option #1) Me: Yes. [:|] Option #2) Me: How did you know? [:|] Option #3) Me: some[u]ONE[/u]? No. [:|]
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or just look at him evilly... ;) --edit-- what is it with this weird board software. its making to lines into links for no apparent reason.
Link Posted: 8/10/2002 2:07:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/10/2002 2:10:52 PM EDT by prk]
GoatBoy included something in the upgrade to keep 'quoted images' from displaying, and it includes turning the reference into blue. It also seems to work on anything else in brackets. Notice that the smilies disappeared. [green]No big deal.[;D][/green][;D]
Link Posted: 8/10/2002 2:11:06 PM EDT
I was looking for ammo for an AK at a gunshow once, and the guy with the best price only had 500rds. When I told him I wanted to buy his 7.62x39mm, he askes "How much do you want?" My reply of "All of it" drew looks from everybody within ear-shot.
Link Posted: 8/10/2002 2:11:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/10/2002 2:25:18 PM EDT by prk]
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Originally Posted By prk: GoatBoy included something in the upgrade to keep 'quoted images' from displaying, and it includes turning the reference into blue. It also seems to work on anything else in brackets. 1)Notice that the smilies disappeared. 2)No [u]big deal[/u] .test test [;D] .test test [;D]
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I [s]can't[/s] reproduce the color thing right now.
Link Posted: 8/10/2002 2:19:42 PM EDT
I never get funny looks from Ammoman when I buy ammo. [;)]
Link Posted: 8/10/2002 2:28:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/10/2002 2:30:50 PM EDT by deadeye47]
I like the guys at the gun shows working under P.T.Barnums philosophy. Sign: 20 rds.Wolf 55gr. $6.99 box! (thats $175 a case PLUS tax and you have to lug it out!hahaha)[:E]
Link Posted: 8/10/2002 2:33:34 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/10/2002 2:49:59 PM EDT
I here ya. Once at a gun show I got a great deal on 7.62-39.Two cases of 1440 rounds.I was so happy, till I started carrying it out.Of course I had too park my car in the back forty,and I was wearing a backback full of other shit.Needless to say I only got a couplea hundred feet.God! Those things must have weighed a hundred pounds apeice!And the little,skinny metal handle on the case wasn't doing my hands any favors.Jeez I felt stupid for not thinking ahead. Luckily a good samaritan saw my dilema and gutted out the rest of the way with one of the cases for me,but I don't think he was too happy about it.He gave me that "WHY DUMBASS?" look when we were done and he took off.
Link Posted: 8/10/2002 2:55:31 PM EDT
Winchester 9mm 115grn - 100rnd bulk pack for 10.89 @ Wallyworld. Me: I need the Winchester 9mm in the 100rnd bulk pack. Clerk: How many boxes? Me: All of them. Clerk: [shock] Then when he asks, I tell him the ammo is for a rifle.[:D]
Link Posted: 8/10/2002 3:42:01 PM EDT
Just tell the clerks... oh crap, thanks for reminding me... I forgot to get a full face ski mask. Where are those located? [:D]
Link Posted: 8/10/2002 3:55:34 PM EDT
When I go to wally-world to get ammo its usually a brick or 2 of those 22lr hollow'pointed'peoplekillers,or those dangerous "stingers"(they hurt worse I tell the guy),the guy looks at me strangely.[;)]
Link Posted: 8/10/2002 3:57:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/10/2002 3:57:33 PM EDT by agtm]
Originally Posted By 7: Just tell the clerks... oh crap, thanks for reminding me... I forgot to get a full face ski mask. Where are those located? [:D]
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This gives me a good idea I'm going to go into walmart this fall, and buy 500 rounds of 9mm, and an old school three hole ski mask, or maybe the ammo and a pair of panty hose ha ha ha
Link Posted: 8/10/2002 4:01:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/10/2002 5:22:30 PM EDT by schapman43]
Originally Posted By Rabbit9: Winchester 9mm 115grn - 100rnd bulk pack for 10.89 @ Wallyworld. Me: I need the Winchester 9mm in the 100rnd bulk pack. Clerk: How many boxes? Me: All of them. Clerk: [shock] Now that I think about it, thats cheep! I need a 9mm. Then when he asks, I tell him the ammo is for a rifle.[:D]
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Now that I think about it, thats cheep! I need a 9mm.
Link Posted: 8/10/2002 4:04:27 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DrFrige: Thats why I like buying my ammo at a....OH I DONT KNOW.....ummmmm what do they call it???? OH YEAH!!!! [b]A GUN STORE!!!![/b] No funny looks and NO STUPID QUESTIONS. Just a "Thanks for shopping with us" I like that.
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One gun store near my parent's house wanted me to sign a "waiver of liability" form before they would sell me ammo. I politely told them where they could file the form and that I would take my business elsewhere. A lot of the gun shops around here have ridiculously high prices on ammo.
Link Posted: 8/10/2002 4:20:22 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Rabbit9: Winchester 9mm 115grn - 100rnd bulk pack for 10.89 @ Wallyworld.
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Ahhhhhhhhh!!!! You stink! My Wallyworld won't CARRY guns or ammo, AT ALL!
Link Posted: 8/10/2002 4:43:29 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DrFrige: Thats why I like buying my ammo at a....OH I DONT KNOW.....ummmmm what do they call it???? OH YEAH!!!! [b]A GUN STORE!!!![/b] No funny looks and NO STUPID QUESTIONS. Just a "Thanks for shopping with us" I like that.
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Is there still [B]"GUN STORES"[/B] in cali???? I remember the good old days... [:D]
Link Posted: 8/10/2002 4:49:16 PM EDT
This is the first time I've heard of Wallyworld asking if the ammo is for a handgun.I've bought ammo there a week ago and they didn't ask me what it was for. Why do they ask you guys that question?[>:/]
Link Posted: 8/10/2002 4:56:32 PM EDT
Where in the hell are you?
Link Posted: 8/10/2002 4:57:14 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/10/2002 5:06:04 PM EDT
Originally Posted By SGB:
Originally Posted By CAPITALIST: This is the first time I've heard of Wallyworld asking if the ammo is for a handgun.I've bought ammo there a week ago and they didn't ask me what it was for.[red] Why do they ask you guys that question?[/red][>:/]
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It's a prompt from the register when the bar code is scanned in.
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Why does it matter to them?
Link Posted: 8/10/2002 5:07:32 PM EDT
Some states or just store policy restrict the purchase of handgun ammo by age. NYC restricts the purchase of ammo to only the caliber of a registered rifle or handgun! The restriction on “handgun” ammo is silly as there are so many rifle/pistol calibers around. If there is a rifle that’s chambered in that caliber they can’t restrict it.
Link Posted: 8/10/2002 5:19:57 PM EDT
Hey.. I buy ammo at walmart once in a while.. Sometimes they have great deals on cheap 9mm... and alwyas on .22lr. Lady never hassled me about it. In fact she didnt even check ID. and take into account this is Kaliban =oP And i do look kinda young and delinquent... oh well. She was a hot 18 year old spanish chick.. heh i should have asked for her number while i was at it. Didnt even ask if the 9mm was for a handgun. Ahhh
Link Posted: 8/11/2002 5:22:48 AM EDT
Originally Posted By agtm:
Originally Posted By 7: Just tell the clerks... oh crap, thanks for reminding me... I forgot to get a full face ski mask. Where are those located? [:D]
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This gives me a good idea I'm going to go into walmart this fall, and buy 500 rounds of 9mm, and an old school three hole ski mask, or maybe the ammo and a pair of panty hose ha ha ha
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I did that once. Well, not exactly that way. I went to the service desk of Wally World and asked them where the ski masks, shotguns, and ammo was in the store. They told me, and after collecting three cases of shotshells and a ski mask I went to the checkout where two Augusta County sheriff's deputies were waiting. It was a damn good thing I knew the guys or I would have been in a world of shit. As soon as they saw me and the evil grin, they knew it was a practical joke and started chuckling. They helped add effect by slapping on handcuffs and escorting me out of the store to the parking lot where we spent almost ten minutes laughing about it. I actually got the 911 tape from one of the dispatchers. It's a hoot. The woman of the phone (who I could recognize as the woman I asked) was freaking hysterical. I was truly surprised they were smart enough to figure it out though.
Link Posted: 8/11/2002 8:40:55 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Jetlag:
Originally Posted By Rabbit9: Winchester 9mm 115grn - 100rnd bulk pack for 10.89 @ Wallyworld.
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Ahhhhhhhhh!!!! You stink! My Wallyworld won't CARRY guns or ammo, AT ALL!
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[b] WHAT?! [/b] And where is this store???????
Link Posted: 8/11/2002 9:06:58 AM EDT
i tell em its for a machine gun [:D]
Link Posted: 8/11/2002 9:23:35 AM EDT
Wally World clerk: "Sir, is this ammo for a handgun?" Me: "Yes, we're having a little problem down at the post office & this should get it straightened out ASAP." Dumbassed clerks. They hope to work at the drivers license testing stations when they grow up.
Link Posted: 8/11/2002 9:56:16 AM EDT
I often get my ammo from WalMart. Never had any problems. It's always the same elderly gentleman working the gun/ammo counter. He doesn't bat an eye. Even when he asks "how many boxes?" and I reply "how many do you have?". I wanted to buy ammo at the local "gun store". It's much closer to my house. However when I went in for pistol ammo (.40 s&w) they only had 3 choices. All of them crap and overpriced.
Link Posted: 8/11/2002 12:29:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/11/2002 12:38:27 PM EDT by madmedic]
I was in a bind for some 7.62x39 for a spur of the moment trip to the range (I usually buy in bulk from Ammoman) SO.......I stop at Sports Authority...[rolleyes] [b]clerk[/b] ([i]standing in front of a WALL of amunition[/i]) Hi, can I help you? [b]me[/b] Yeah, what brand of 7.62x39 rounds do you carry? [b]clerk[/b] ([i]searching around through fishing reels, and then through the Motorola portable radios[/i])....holds up one of the radios and says "Well, this one doesn't say how many megahertz it is...but I know its a good one".[>:/]
Link Posted: 8/11/2002 12:36:40 PM EDT
I've tried to buy ammo at Wallyworld, but there's never anybody to wait on me at the Sporting Goods counter. After having the Auto Center guy page somebody and waiting another five minutes, I left. They don't want our business.
Link Posted: 8/11/2002 1:10:04 PM EDT
Next time you're at WalMart and they ask you if the ammo is for a rifle or a handgun tell them neither, it's for a machinegun. That will always get you looks of confusion...[:)]
Link Posted: 8/11/2002 1:10:08 PM EDT
I normally get strange reactions, I go open carry. They brains normally lock when I ask them for ammo with a gun in a holster. What was even funnier was when I bought my wife's .22 at Dick's. They had to walk me out of the store with them holding the .22 "because I might freak out and use it in the store" but it didn't bother them that I had a .45 on my side open carry.
Link Posted: 8/11/2002 1:29:51 PM EDT
Wally world here in Mesa is great. No stupid questions, and the guy behind the counter actually knows something. [:D] As for gun shows, I've never bought bulk (then again, at my age, I always have to have a parent with me. [:(]), but I've never had a problem either, even at my "tender" age. I do all the talking, and things go smoothly. As for the price of .223, is $3.50 to $7.00 a box a good price, depending on brand (the $3.50 was Winchester, don't recall what the higher-end stuff was)? The local gun shows seemed to have good prices on .223, but until I actually have an AR and try the different brands through the gun, I'll never know which is best for me. Thanks!
Link Posted: 8/11/2002 1:30:24 PM EDT
A friend and I bought some shot gun shells at a Meijer in Indianpolis on the way to the range to shoot clay pigeons. Lady (bagger) at the check out counter asks "So, are you guys going to go kill something?" I responded only clay targets. My friend said that he only shot at what the voices in his head tell him too. She walked away with her nose in the air. Some people were given brains at birth, they just haven't figured out what they are used for yet.
Link Posted: 8/11/2002 1:36:42 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Kaliburz: Just give them an evil grin......
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And twitch...don't forget plenty of twitching
Link Posted: 8/11/2002 2:08:46 PM EDT
Only one time. It was at a gun show a few years ago when all the rumors were flying about ammo being banned,shortages etc. One of my shooting buddies and I decided we were going to stock up and take advantage of the prices some of the vendors had on quanitys so we showed up early and stood in line with a four wheel dollie cart. When the show opened we rolled it in, asked the good folks running the show if it was OK (They said it was) and by the time the show was 3 hours old we had the following:(If I remember correctly) 6000 rds. 223. FMJ 5760 RDS. 7.62X39 FMJ 4000 RDS. 7.62X51 FMJ 3000 RDS. 9MM FMJ 3000 RDS. 45ACP FMJ It was great!!! We got everybody's attention, the show people, the LEO'S on duty, and all the people who saw us making the 2 trips out to the pickup. We expected to draw some attention from some people (LEO'S) but some of the stares of the gun people really suprised me. We spent the rest of the day looking around and watching some of the LEO'S watch us. What did we spend????? DON'T ASK..... I was in the "Doghouse" for a month.LOL!!!!!
Link Posted: 8/11/2002 2:31:46 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Ponyboy: Next time you're at WalMart and they ask you if the ammo is for a rifle or a handgun tell them neither, it's for a machinegun. That will always get you looks of confusion...
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Technically, wouldn't that be a [b]sub[/b]machinegun? [:D] USPC40 [img]www.ar15.com/members/albums/USPC40/line.gif[/img] [url=www.nra.org][b][red]NRA[/red][/url] [url=www.nra.org][blue]Life Member[/blue][/url] [url=www.gunowners.org][b][red]GOA[/red] [/url] [url=www.gunowners.org][blue]Life Member[/blue][/url] [url=www.saf.org][red]SAF[/red][/url] [url=www.saf.org][blue]Supporter[/blue][/url] [url=sas-aim.org][red]SAS[/red][/url] [url=sas-aim.org][blue]Supporter[/blue][/b][/url] [img]www.ar15.com/members/albums/USPC40/alabamaflag.gif[/img]
Link Posted: 8/11/2002 3:07:00 PM EDT
I normally get strange reactions, I go open carry. They brains normally lock when I ask them for ammo with a gun in a holster. What was even funnier was when I bought my wife's .22 at Dick's. They had to walk me out of the store with them holding the .22 "because I might freak out and use it in the store" but it didn't bother them that I had a .45 on my side open carry.
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Damm, that's funny. Better not let him have that unloaded .22. He might hold up the store with it even though he has a loaded .45 at his side. You have to wonder how these people manage to make it to adulthood without being hit by a bus or something.
Link Posted: 8/11/2002 3:26:06 PM EDT
Originally Posted By USPC40: I don't buy ammo from Wal-Mart anymore, but I did once. The exchange went like this. Me: I'd like 4 boxes of those Winchester 9mm ammo. (keep in mind it was FMJ WinClean practice ammo) Clerk: Wow! 4 boxes! Do you plan on shooting someone. [chuckle] Me: Nope. It's practice ammo. If I wanted ammo to shoot someone I'd be getting hollow points. Clerk: Oh. [look of confusion]
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After sale is rung up. Me: Could you tell me which aisle the anti-depressants are in?
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