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Buying Ammo at Dick's Sporting Goods
Vanity | 10/2/12

Posted on 10/02/2012 12:37:39 PM PDT by pabianice

Today I went shopping at BJs and then visited a newly opened Dick's Sporting Goods store in the same mall.

Big store, but the shooting cubicle is hidden in the back of the store between fishing stuff and camping equipment. Had to search. They had a fair stock of long guns -- no evil handguns, of course. I asked to see the prices on .22 LR and was pleased to find that they carry the Remington .22 LR copper-covered rounds in the 525 round box for $10.98. The rest of the .22 ammo was expensive, however: 100 rounds for $21.95.

However, they make buying ammo there as inconvenient as possible. After you show your LTC, when you select ammo, it has to be hand-carried by the gun salesman all the way back to the front of the store because, as he explained, "The police have a fit if we let the customer touch the box before he checks-out of the store." I guess the police live in terror of the customer opening the box and then assaulting customers by throwing .22 rounds at them.

At the cash register, I again had to show my LTC. The clerk then copied my DOB, address, my LTC number, and my credit card number into a separate file -- something not required by state law and in fact may be prohibited.

I won't be returning to Dick's to buy anything from a "sports" seller that is clearly afraid of firearms. I'd rather pay more and have less of a hassle.


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1 posted on 10/02/2012 12:37:42 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: pabianice

Dick’s is just what the name says it is.


2 posted on 10/02/2012 12:40:55 PM PDT by BudgieRamone (Everybody loves a bonk on the head.)
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To: pabianice

I absolutely do not like Dick’s in the Austin Tx area.


3 posted on 10/02/2012 12:41:07 PM PDT by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: pabianice

sounds like a regional thing. when i purchased 20 boxes of .223 tula last week they were out on the shelf and i put them in my little basket and carried them up to the register. did not have to show ID and the only thing the girl at the register asked for was if i had their reward club card.

They used to be very anti EBR but recently have opened up and started carrying brands like troy and viking tactics.


4 posted on 10/02/2012 12:41:07 PM PDT by melkor
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To: pabianice

See also:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2938282/posts


5 posted on 10/02/2012 12:41:57 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: pabianice
Sounds like you live in a Commie stronghold.

Are you 'allowed' to buy from the internet?

Much better deals to be had.

6 posted on 10/02/2012 12:42:48 PM PDT by JOAT
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To: pabianice

Wally World San Antonio....walk in, tell the person behind the sporting goods counter what you want, it is rung up and bagged and out you go. Shotgun shells are on a shelf outside of the counter so they are grab and go. YMMV.


7 posted on 10/02/2012 12:48:02 PM PDT by Donkey Odious
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To: pabianice
So, you can't buy ammo in Mass without a Licence to Carry??

Dicks is less dick-like elsewhere. The one in Westminster, MD will let buy handgun ammo off the shelf, no clerk involved. But the one in Fairfax, VA (just a mile from NRA HQ) used to keep all handgun ammo (including .22 LR) locked behind the counter.

But buying a gun at any Dicks is a chinese fire drill involving multiple sales reps, a manager and red tape. It's worth paying a few extra dollars elsewhere to avoid the hassle.

8 posted on 10/02/2012 12:48:07 PM PDT by jboot (This isn't your father's America. Stay safe and keep your powder dry.)
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To: pabianice

I never buy guns or ammo in general sporting goods shops. I deal strictly with gun shops for my firearms and accesories. Gander Mountain expected me to buy Remington Golden Saber 9mm 147 grs. for (brace yourself) $39 per box of 25. Buh-bye, Gander.


9 posted on 10/02/2012 12:48:20 PM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: JOAT

I do and I can’t.


10 posted on 10/02/2012 12:49:24 PM PDT by pabianice (washington, dc ..)
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To: pabianice

Dick’s is next to BJ’s. LOL.


11 posted on 10/02/2012 12:49:41 PM PDT by Biff55 (A furore Normanorum libera nos, O Domine!)
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To: pabianice

When at home I go to the local WalMart. Buy it right there with a credit card; it’s bagged and I continue shopping. This is in WA a real real real blue state.


12 posted on 10/02/2012 12:51:14 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("OF COURSE I TALK TO MYSELF - Sometimes I need an expert opinion")
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To: melkor
For a while, my town in north Texas used a recycling credit service called "RecycleBank", through which users earned points based on weight of recyclables. One of the participating vendors was Dick's - and the coupons were good for 20% off all except a few name-band products. Ammo was *not* excluded.

I used all of my available credits at Dick's, mostly for premium .223 and .308 ammo. Didn't have to sign any lists or have my D.L. number recorded, as recently as ten months ago or so. I was disappointed when the recycling system was changed - I had a good thing going. I was even hauling home the heavy cardboard from my office warehouse to pump up my points. :-)

13 posted on 10/02/2012 12:51:14 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: pabianice

Reload.


14 posted on 10/02/2012 12:55:22 PM PDT by Brucifer (Proud member of the Double Secret Reloading Underground.)
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To: jboot

Shotgun shells, 30-30 and 30-06 on the shelves at my WV Wally-World. Pay cash and you are out the door.
But .22LR-L-S you have to show a DL to purchase...reason being you must be 18 as they can be used in handguns.


15 posted on 10/02/2012 12:57:11 PM PDT by Roccus
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To: JOAT; pabianice
Are you 'allowed' to buy from the internet?

He probably isn't. If you check any mail order house's shipping rules, you will always see MA several times in the list of restricted destinations. From my personal experience, neither Gallery of Guns nor Cheaper Than Dirt will sell handguns to customers in Maryland. GunBroker and Gns America are a crapshoot. Some (maybe most) dealers won't sell handguns to bidders in MD-I've had my bids pulled. Long guns are somewhat easier. Ammo is usually OK. But I suspect that MA is worse than MD.

16 posted on 10/02/2012 12:58:26 PM PDT by jboot (This isn't your father's America. Stay safe and keep your powder dry.)
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To: Roccus; jboot

PS, the DL is scanned at the register.


17 posted on 10/02/2012 12:59:13 PM PDT by Roccus
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To: pabianice

Must be a local issue, the one near me doesn’t do any of that stuff.

heck they make me carry it to the cash register and even make me pay for it. you’re right, they are evil


18 posted on 10/02/2012 1:00:29 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: pabianice

That’s what you get when living in a Commie State.


19 posted on 10/02/2012 1:01:36 PM PDT by Osage Orange ( Liberalism, ideas so good they have to be mandatory.)
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To: pabianice

What’s a LTC? That isn’t the way Dick’s operates in VA


20 posted on 10/02/2012 1:01:50 PM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: pabianice

This is in Mass.? Doesn’t surprise me. Friend went in a gunshop in Mass. and said the owner was nasty and would not let him so much as touch a rifle on display without seeing his permit first.


21 posted on 10/02/2012 1:05:02 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: pabianice

They are headquartered here in Pittsburgh, and anyone who has ever had business dealings with them agrees, they certainly live up to their name.


22 posted on 10/02/2012 1:06:06 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Roccus

Yup. Simply foolishness, though. I knew the laws in VA so I pressed the manager at Dicks pretty hard about the “behind the counter” policy. He finally admitted that it was merely an optional store policy and not required by the law, but that he enforced it for “safety’s sake.” The conversation went downhill from there.


23 posted on 10/02/2012 1:06:38 PM PDT by jboot (This isn't your father's America. Stay safe and keep your powder dry.)
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To: pabianice

I checked out the one in Albuquerque. There’s nothing they have I can’t get easier and cheaper elsewhere.


24 posted on 10/02/2012 1:06:49 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Roccus
Ah, so a Photo ID is required? But what about the huge masses of people that the MSM tells us have no photo ID? There's millions and millions of them, I hear. ;-)
25 posted on 10/02/2012 1:10:56 PM PDT by jboot (This isn't your father's America. Stay safe and keep your powder dry.)
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To: pabianice

Regardless of the process, the Remington bulk stuff is crap.
I’ve had about 1/12 of the rounds misfire.

Federal works GREAT.


26 posted on 10/02/2012 1:11:58 PM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: pabianice

I try and buy my range ammo at Wallmart. It’s cheap if you can find it in stock. The Walmarts around here now actually limit purchases. These days the first TWO customers to the desk after the shipment arrives clean the store out of .45, .38, .357 and .40.

They always have plenty of .22 it seems.


27 posted on 10/02/2012 1:12:24 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 (The Click-&-Paste Media exists & works in Utopia, riding unicorns & sniffing pixy dust.)
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To: pabianice

Wal-Mart hands me my box of Federal 525 .22LR and I walk to the cashier to check out without a problem.


28 posted on 10/02/2012 1:19:33 PM PDT by Obadiah (The corrupt MSM is the enemy of the American people.)
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To: SJSAMPLE
Regardless of the process, the Remington bulk stuff is crap. I’ve had about 1/12 of the rounds misfire.

Federal works GREAT.

I originally bought a Remington 597 and a box of Remington Cyclone .22lr. I ran six magazine's-worth (10-round magazine) through it with six failures-to-fire. 10%. Not acceptable. I traded the 597 toward a new Ruger 10/22 and bought some Federal ammo. Went to an Appleseed event and went through an entire 550-round box of Federal with two f-t-f. I've since put nearly another box of Federal through the 10/22 and have yet to experience another f-t-f. That means two out of nearly 1,100 rounds. Good stuff, indeed.

I'm not sure if it was the Remington 597 itself or the Cyclone ammo, but after seeing several recalls of Remington ammo and some remington firearms in Guns & Ammo and other places, I'm glad I got rid of the 597 and switched to Federal.

29 posted on 10/02/2012 1:22:04 PM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Rose, there's a Messerschmitt in the kitchen. Clean it up, will ya?)
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To: pabianice

BTTT


30 posted on 10/02/2012 1:31:12 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Obadiah

I bought a bunch of federal 22LR jacketed hollow point from wally world.
Put it all on a company gift card, no questions asked.


31 posted on 10/02/2012 1:37:13 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: pabianice

You said: “The clerk then copied my DOB, address, my LTC number, and my credit card number into a separate file”; that’s patently ridiculous! Here in Texas, at the Academy Stores, the ammo isn’t even behind a counter anymore.

Have you considered online purchases?


32 posted on 10/02/2012 1:45:17 PM PDT by Rich21IE
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To: pabianice

In Oregon you just buy it. And WTF is a LTC?


33 posted on 10/02/2012 1:55:30 PM PDT by Clinging Bitterly (I will not comply.)
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To: pabianice

I am always puzzled why any conservative would live in MA. You might as well live in Cuba or North Korea. My philosophy in buying ammo is that I will use it to save the lives of my family or to defend the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic. Which is why I never buy garbage such as Wolf, Tula or Privi. And I always buy by the case and online.


34 posted on 10/02/2012 2:04:16 PM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: pabianice

I have always found Dick’s to be, well, dicks.

Haven’t been in one in three years.


35 posted on 10/02/2012 2:06:16 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR: Now, More Than Ever.)
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To: Clinging Bitterly

I’ll guess license to carry.


36 posted on 10/02/2012 2:07:25 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR: Now, More Than Ever.)
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To: Biff55

In Matthews, NC there is a big sign at a shopping center that reads: Old Navy
Dicks


37 posted on 10/02/2012 2:10:05 PM PDT by csmusaret (I will give Obama credit for one thing- he is living proof that familiarity breeds contempt.)
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To: Rich21IE

“Have you considered online purchases?”

Online ammo purchases are not allowed in the People’s Republic of Massachusetts.


38 posted on 10/02/2012 2:10:05 PM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

The second amendment is my license to carry.


39 posted on 10/02/2012 2:13:33 PM PDT by Clinging Bitterly (I will not comply.)
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To: pabianice

Massachusetts sucks for gun owners. How about next time you find yourself in Vermont or New Hampshire, just buy a bunch of ammo for cash.


40 posted on 10/02/2012 2:18:11 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Charlie Daniels - Payback Time http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWwTJj_nosI)
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To: Clinging Bitterly

My rights are God-given.


41 posted on 10/02/2012 2:23:12 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR: Now, More Than Ever.)
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To: Clinging Bitterly

I work in a small store that sells hunting/fishing licenses. One day someone was trying to explain what the different stickers mean.
She said “this one says you can carry a gun during hunting season”.
I looked at her and said “the constitution says I can carry a gun anytime”.
She was not amused.


42 posted on 10/02/2012 2:24:50 PM PDT by momto6
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To: pabianice

What is an “LTC?” I only went to one of those places once. It looked too fruity.


43 posted on 10/02/2012 2:53:46 PM PDT by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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"...The police have a fit if we let the customer touch the box before he checks-out of the store."

I'll bet this is done to prevent "shrinkage" (theft), not to please any pigs.

The Kenyan must go.

44 posted on 10/02/2012 3:10:05 PM PDT by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; ONE BOX LEFT!)
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To: Brucifer
Reload.

You reload .22?
45 posted on 10/02/2012 3:10:46 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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To: SkyDancer

Same with my Walmart. All types of ammo are behind glass. I tell the clerk what I want (last purchase was 30-30, 9mm, .45, 38 spl. = $200 in ammo). I pay for it. They bag it up. I put it in the cart, find my wife, and continue shopping. No problem. I’ve never been to Dick’s, but I’ve heard about it. They have one in Orlando, I think. I make a drive down to my area Bass Pro Shop every couple of months to check out the specials and occasionally buy a nice gun. Never had any issues. Even at BPS I can buy anything, then keep on shopping.


46 posted on 10/02/2012 3:39:25 PM PDT by Philsworld
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anyone ever have a walmart dick sports chain store, ask for and record your id in order to buy?


47 posted on 10/02/2012 3:43:35 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: jboot

Yeah, for the .22 rounds, not for the others I mentioned.


48 posted on 10/02/2012 5:06:52 PM PDT by Roccus
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To: Roccus

The Walmart in my city is well stocked and very inexpensive.

Get all my ammo there. Mostly 12ga for trap shooting.


49 posted on 10/02/2012 5:35:55 PM PDT by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

True, that.


50 posted on 10/02/2012 6:06:51 PM PDT by Clinging Bitterly (I will not comply.)
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