This is a discussion on Walmart Ammo Policy within the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; So today the Pink Lady and I go into one of the local Walmart stores and decide while we are there to pick up a ...
So today the Pink Lady and I go into one of the local Walmart stores and decide while we are there to pick up a box of 45 ACP for the new Springfield. So we go back to the sporting goods section and ring the bell because no one was around.
Finally a young guy comes back and asked what we needed. He gets the ammo out of the case, scans it, then what he does next really surprised me.
He puts the ammo in a walmart bag, wraps the bag tight around the box of ammo, gets out a roll of red duck tape, and wraps once around the entire package.
I ask him if this is new policy. He say, "It's what they tell me to do".
I told him, "I'm not going to explain how idiotic that policy is". Because I know he was just doing what he was told to do.... as I'm standing there with a loaded concealed Kahr PM9 under my T-Shirt.
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I'll admit I haven't bought ammo from Wally World in a couple months, but I've never had them do that to me. Seems like quite an odd thing to do...
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Bought some .45 this morning, asked if I wanted both 100 packs in the same bag or separate. :)
Sometimes individual stores or districts will institute their own policies for a variety of reasons. Sometimes local ordinances change. I'm just speculating but maybe the thinking is that if it is wrapped in red tape, it will alert security and make you easier to keep an eye on in case you decide to load up and go on a shooting spree inside the store. Remember, Jared Loughner bought his ammo at Walmart.
I guess he would have known what I meant if I had been open carrying instead of conceal carrying. He would have seen what a mute point it was to wrap and tape it.
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Ruger SR9c Ruger LCP
Three walmarts in our county, one of them does just that the other two do not....
"Moot" point. Just sayin'.
And yes, that seems like a ridiculous policy to those of us who "know better." The fact is, however, that all too often the folks who make policy don't fall in that camp...
A man fires a rifle for many years, and he goes to war. And afterward he turns the rifle in at the armory, and he believes he's finished with the rifle. But no matter what else he might do with his hands - love a woman, build a house, change his son's diaper - his hands remember the rifle.
At my WalMart, you have to pay for the ammo at the sporting good counter. They really don't care what you do with it after that. If your store requires payment in sporting goods, then it seems weird.
You note he "scans it", but don't note if you pay for it in the back of the store. If you can transport it to the front to pay for it at the same time you pay for other stuff, maybe they have had problems with people dumping ammo boxes into their pockets/purses, dropping the box and walking out.
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I had a 100 round box of .380 acp put in a bag and the bag wrapped in red tape just last week. But it wasn't placed in another seperate bag tho.
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I just bought two boxes of ammo and they put both boxes in the same bag and handed it to me no tape or anything. Any that was just this pass weekend.
That is also one of the reasons I won't ever buy ammo at Walmart. Who knows what crazy stuff they might conjure up. As a matter of fact, crazy policies in the past I have heard regarding their ammo requires an escort to your vehicle or also limiting boxes of ammo.
Yeah, but ... but ... but ... when you go crazy and shoot up the parking lot, it won't be THEIR fault !!! I mean, they MADE SURE you wouldn't shoot anyone with THEIR ammo! Not on THEIR watch! Uh Uh!