This is a discussion on Gander Mountain & ammo policy within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Scheels All Sports was doing the same thing, when my wife bought her new gun she could buy a 100 round box of WWB that ...
Scheels All Sports was doing the same thing, when my wife bought her new gun she could buy a 100 round box of WWB that they held in back for new gun purchasers, but they have since ran out of supply so havent' been able to offer it buyers now. I thought it was a pretty good deal considering how hard it is to find ammo.
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I never knew CCI sold 375R bricks of 22. Is this something new?
... as if I needed ANOTHER reason to buy more guns... sheesh...
The GM in WPB, FL, had plenty of ammo--except for 9mm--last weekend, with a limit of 5 boxes and a sizeable chunk of your wallet. My wallet is neither that big nor that desparate.
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Took a friend to GM just last week to purchase a new handgun. No 9mm ammo on the shelf, but the salesman said he could sell him up to four boxes of 50 with the purchase. My buddy only wanted two, but those other two went on his ticket!!! (Remington FMJ $14.99 for a box of 50.)
I don't think it's unreasonable to hold over a few boxes for those purchasing new handguns.
I'm surprised Gander Mountain has guns to sell, when I ran through there looking for ammo the gun counter only has a few used guns and a couple of new ones. One Saturday I was in there it looked like the jewelry counter at the mall on Christmas Eve, about two employees and people three deep waiting. One time I was able to buy ammo at GM, it was bulk .40 S&W ammo, 250 rounds $110.00. Fortunately I have found a store that seems to have ammo every time I go, prices are high, American Eagle 40 S&W $22.50 per 50 and American Eagle .45 for $29.95 per 50. What I save on gas by eliminating my 3-4 times a week 4 store search justifies the higher price.
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When I first read the OP i was sort of miffed but in retrospect it does make sense for them to hold ammo for gun buyers. Otherwise they may not be selling too many guns. I still think their prices are too high.
I don't have a problem with a gun shop holding back some ammo for purchasers of new firearms. I was at a shop a couple of years ago where a customer was purchasing a new .380 and the clerk told him they didn't have any ammo for it except for a couple of boxes of self defense rounds. I felt sorry for the customer! I certainly would not want to buy a new gun and not be able to buy some ammo for it at a reasonable price to shoot it and break it in. And I sure as heck can't affored to "practice" with self defense rounds!!! A few, yes, just to ensure they function, but I sure couldn't afford a steady diet of them for practice shooting!
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Their store their product they can sell it as they please.
No real fan of gander Mountain but no problem with them if they are doing it