Skip to comments.Dick's sales, stocks drop following black gun ban
Posted on 05/02/2013 6:40:48 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA
Following the Newtown shooting spree, Dicks Sporting Goods changed their policy and stopped selling AR-pattern and other semi-automatic, magazine-fed rifles, even the guns they had already sold.If theres a silver lining for all the people who were eagerly waiting for that Troy Carbine and were vastly dissappointed, its that Dicks isnt doing so well in the financial department.At a time where the only thing a company has to do to sell firearms, ammo and accessories is to unlock their doors, Dicks sales have flat-lined. In fact, their sales dropped 2.2 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012 compared to 2011 and their shares 10 percent in the last quarter.
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We have a Dick’s conveniently located nearby. I used to frequently buy ammo, other sporting goods, and even a couple of firearms from them (even though they would not carry handguns). I haven’t been in the store since their stupid decision regarding modern sporting rifles and will not ever go in the store in the future. I stll have Academy, Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s and Cheaper Than Dirt in the area to take my money.
Let me guess, Dick’s figures pressure cookers cause crime too and won’t sell them.
What is a “black gun”? Just black colored or does it mean something else?
I know I haven’t been inside a sports authority since they pulled all gun sales,
Hell with em.
As for Dick’s?
Hell with em.
BFL...that was good.
ARs are usually finished* in black, while "sporter" rifles and shotguns have usually been furnished* in wood. There is now a considerable portion of "sporter" rifles and shotguns being done in black, and ARs in color, but the nickname usually refers to the AR platform in all its variety.
Another FRiend calls them "EBRs" (evil black rifles) and his local merchant as the "EBR store". He also builds and accessorizes them for fun.
*not a typo.
I wish Cabela’s would come to the South, or at least my part of it. Bass Pro is just OK for bulk ammo and sport utility rifles and accessories.
The Dick’s around here used to be a chain called Galyan’s, which I liked quite well. I largely quit going after they were acquired by Dick’s, and this action by Dick’s just puts the nail in the coffin. No reason to go into that store again.
Here, too. Nice mall location.
The Cabela's opened about a month ago a mile away. I think it's going to put Dick's out of bidness. I hope it doesn't drag the mall down with it.
Here’s hoping they’ll go the way of jcpenneys’.
WE quit Dick’s about 5 years ago when they tried a bait and switch on us with shotgun shells.
The one in Grand Rapids? I stopped there the first week of April.
I was quite disappointed as it is not as big, or as nice as the one in Dundee. They had only been open for about two weeks and had just received a large shipment of ammo. I bought the max of five boxes.
I still like the Dundee store for the better atmosphere.
Very disturbing, indeed.
This not only shows the need for high cap mags,
but also for training.
As soon as that slide locks, you should be behind something, reloading.
Maybe they can make up their lost profits by coming out with a line of “Jason Collins” basketball paraphernalia.
And it's the only Cabela's I've been in, so I have no basis for comparison.
Bought 200 rounds of .22 LR there Tuesday and Wednesday (100 each day).
We keep scanning for new names for the same "black" rifle (even if it's screaming pink-and-white), and came up with MSR (modern sporting rifle).
The current generation of military assault rifles came on the scene about the same time as black plastic was the only inexpensive, strong material for stocks. Except in the USSR, where 1930s-era Bakelite (probably ripped off from us) came in a reddish-orange color. One disadvantage of black is that it is an unnatural color out in the field, and tends to draw the eye to it.
“Black gun” is another euphemism for what a lib would call an “assault rifle.”
Better atmosphere, and a four-hour drive.
Ironic that the new Cabela’s is right next door to a “Target” store.
Yep...almost convenient for checking scopes...
I have to pass directly by the Dundee store when I visit home (US 23). I live in Virginia so my drive is about eight or nine hours. I have to divert about eight miles to get to the Grand Rapids store.
It is nice they have opened another even if it is smaller.