So I'm buying ammo at the local Wal-Mart. The cashier (in the gun department) scans the first box (.38 special) and asks, "is this for a handgun?" Well, duh, it's .38 special so I say yes. Then she scans the next box (.40 S&W) and again, mechanically asks, like she's reading from a script, "is this for a handgun?". Again, DUH! It's .40 caliber S&W so, I'm thinking, WTH do you think? Then the last box is .357 magnum, and when she asked, I just said yes and went on my way.
Now I'm wondering why they ask that. Is it a company policy? Anyone else been asked that question? Why does Wal-Mart need to know, or care, what type of weapon I intend to use the ammo in?
Their prices are good but if this keeps up I will find another place to shop for ammo.
Too bad I wasn't buying 9mm, I could have said, "no, its for an Uzi", just to see her reaction.