Ammo now locked up at my local Wal-Mart.

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    Ammo now locked up at my local Wal-Mart.

    Just thought it was an interesting change.

    They also reduced the size of the case (smaller now). I imagine the ammo shortage was part of the reason. They are retail, and empty shelf space is a loss.

    I don't feel strongly one way or the other about it. Only problem is how long it takes to get someone there with a key.

    They carry .357 sig, and I buy a box when I see it. I figure if it ends up off wal-mart's stock selection, the caliber would only go up in price, so I better support their stocking it with a purchase.
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    WM ammo has been behind locked glass for quite a while now anywhere I go. They still have some of the shotgun ammo out on shelves, mostly target or bird loads.
    Only problem is how long it takes to get someone there with a key.
    I know all too well how this goes down, and I've beat the system.

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    Pistol and EBR ammo has a shelf life of about 1/2 an hour before it is sold out. I actually saw 100 round box of 38 Special the other day.
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    Around here, anything other than mass quantities of shotgun ammo for hunting have been locked behind glass at our Wal Marts since Wal Marts have been around here. And they're allllllll empty.
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    They've always had them locked behind glass at my local WW. They recently remodeled and got a big glass case that wasn't behind the counter so you can see all the ammo now. I think it's an awesome addition because now i don't have to walk up and ask "Do you have any 380 auto." Now I can just point to it and say "Gimme Gimme Gimme" Up to six times at least

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    Ammo has always been locked up at the local Walmart. Only cases of shotgun shells openly displayed. There has been more on the shelves lately though.

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    not locked around here, but behind a counter. still have to find someone to get it for you. that is when they got any. can't prove it but i think someone here has an inside hook when the ammo comes in. but i did get two boxes of 22lr,550 round pack last week. they had ten on the shelf. the lady would let me have them all, but i did not want to be an ammo hog.
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    Here in the Richmond area, Walmart has had handgun ammo behind locked glass as long as I can remember. Some stores in the area lock shotgun and long gun ammo, some don't.

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    varies here...but most locked in glass cabinet...the smaller stocking stores have it behind the sporting goods counter...the only ammo left out is generally shotgun shells...

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    The WMs in my area keep it behind the counter unlocked.

    At least the last time I checked that's how it was.
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    Rifle and handgun ammunition has been locked up here for sometime.

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    ha yeah every walmart i've been to, its been locked up. I hate getting ammo at walmart, i usually never do anymore...maybe some .22 ammo once in a while

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    Just got the ammo into a locked glass case here too. That's ok though, before it was in a locked cabinet with no glass! So I guess it would have been twenty questions if you wanted to buy.

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    WM ammo has been behind locked glass for quite a while now anywhere I go. They still have some of the shotgun ammo out on shelves, mostly target or bird loads.
    Same here.

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    All ammo except shotgun has been behind locked glass since WW came here around 8 years ago.
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