Quality of guns sold by Wal Mart ?
I know that some Wal Mart stores don't carry guns anymore, of course some still do, and they seem to have pretty cheap prices. A friend and I were talking the other day and he mentioned that some of the gun manufacturers made cheap models for Wal Mart to be able to sell cheaply. I did a little internet research on it and I found this excerpt that some guy had written:
First and foremost, most of the firearms carried by Wal-Mart stores are the lowest grade available from the manufacturers, and many are "Wal-Mart Specials." The latter are made for Wal-Mart to sell at a lower price than would be available for a similar model from local retailers. Unlike the shotguns and rifles that Sears had manufactured for their stores by Winchester, et al, which had a lot of extra "bells and whistles," Wal-Mart specials are little more than barreled actions fitted to a cheap stock with even some standard features omitted. If you think I am exaggerating, ask any gun dealer (retailer, wholesaler, or broker) and they will tell you that the Wal-Mart special guns have very low resale value compared to "regular" firearms.
So I'm wondering if I bought a Remington 700 from Wal Mart and went to a "real" gun store and bought the same Rem. 700 are they exactly the same gun? Is there something in the model or serial number that designates it as a "Wal Mart" gun. Or is it the lack of certain features? Or maybe there's no such thing as a "Wal Mart Special"?
I also read this in the same article:
Not long ago, Wal-Mart announced that they would stop carrying rifles and shotguns at some of their stores to concentrate on other sports equipment. Reading between the lines, I predict that the retail giant will ultimately stop carrying all firearms and ammunition. The reason given by Wal-Mart was the market demand in local stores. I personally believe the decision was made, in part, due to their corporate anti-gun mentality. Of course, I can't prove that, but my daddy told me that if it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, it is a duck. (The fact that Wal-Mart is a major contributor to the Brady anti-gun organization might also be a hint. -Ed.)
Has Wal Mart really donated to the Brady bunch? Can this be researched about who all are Brady donors?