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Amicus
01-13-2008, 10:37 AM
Believe it or not, I have never set foot in a WalMart in my life. Question: do the WalMarts in Mass sell firearms or ammo?

EddieCoyle
01-13-2008, 10:49 AM
Believe it or not, I have never set foot in a WalMart in my life. Question: do the WalMarts in Mass sell firearms or ammo?

Many sell ammo; I don't think there are any left that sell firearms, although I can't vouch for the stores in the western part of the state.

MassMark
01-13-2008, 10:51 AM
Pittsfield Wally World no longer sells firearms, but still has ammo....

2000GM
01-13-2008, 12:04 PM
Last time I looked over the counter at the Super Wal Mart here in Plymouth I'm pretty sure they had a couple of rifles and/or shotguns in the case. Unless they were BB/pellet guns....I wasn't really looking.

JonJ
01-13-2008, 12:17 PM
Last time I looked over the counter at the Super Wal Mart here in Plymouth I'm pretty sure they had a couple of rifles and/or shotguns in the case. Unless they were BB/pellet guns....I wasn't really looking.

They're BB/pellet guns.

vellnueve
01-13-2008, 12:33 PM
Walmart really has moved away from straight firearms sales but they still stock and sell plenty of ammo. I was at the Framingham Walmart last night to pick up a couple boxes of 9mm. They were out of the WWB 100 round packs but 8.62 for the 50 round boxes still beats any of the specialized gun stores by 2-3 dollars.

Big_Red
01-13-2008, 12:38 PM
Most still sell ammo. However, the one in Sturbridge has a bunch of signs stating that they cannot sell ammo. From what I have heard, the new manager who came over from NY does not seem to have the need to renew the license. The signs have been up for over a year now.

Garys
01-13-2008, 12:43 PM
Walmart really has moved away from straight firearms sales but they still stock and sell plenty of ammo. I was at the Framingham Walmart last night to pick up a couple boxes of 9mm. They were out of the WWB 100 round packs but 8.62 for the 50 round boxes still beats any of the specialized gun stores by 2-3 dollars.

That depends on the store and the city or town in which it is located. Quincy, Brockton, and Avon sell no ammo and very little gun related items. In fact, Avon was selling of it's cleaning supplies and accessories last time I looked.

Raynham has ammo, but no firearms of any kind. I talked to someone who worked in the sporting goods department and he told me that "corporate" has decided that they don't make enough off of firearms to continue carrying them. I don't know if that meant locally, regionally, or nationwide.

Gary

ccm75
01-13-2008, 12:51 PM
The Northboro/Westboro store sells ammo. Prices are better than most.

jlotta
01-13-2008, 01:33 PM
Talking to the manager in Peobody/Danvers he told me this wasn't going to be for much longer. Apparently someone in one of the Walmarts in the state REPEATEDLY sold ammo w/out checking for proper ID, so as company policy wally world as a whole will not be renewing their license in MA. Great huh, one more obstacle from the stupidity of stupid people.

MrsWildweasel
01-13-2008, 01:56 PM
Northampton took their firearms out also. I believe you can still get some ammo, but have fun getting anyone to go back there and wait on you.[thinking]

Big_Red
01-13-2008, 02:02 PM
...but have fun getting anyone to go back there and wait on you.[thinking]

I know what you mean. I waited over close to 30 minutes once at the Oxford Walmart. Then when someone finally showed up, he couldn't find the right keys to unlock the ammo case. Walmart truly is being run by morons. [frown] If it weren't for the fact that their ammo prices are so good, I would not put my foot in that store.

dwarven1
01-13-2008, 03:45 PM
The Northboro/Westboro store sells ammo. Prices are better than most.
True - I was there yesterday stocking up on Federal .22 bulk pack. Picked up a couple of boxes of the WWB 9mm JHP to see how it functions in my K9 and my CZ-75.

I normally don't go there, but since the Hudson Wally World has been out of the Federal since I bought the last two boxes in August, I gave up on checking. [rolleyes] Think I'll call the manager and ask her if she plans to order any more ammo at ALL or should I just start shopping in Northboro?


I know what you mean. I waited over close to 30 minutes once at the Oxford Walmart. Then when someone finally showed up, he couldn't find the right keys to unlock the ammo case. Walmart truly is being run by morons. [frown] If it weren't for the fact that their ammo prices are so good, I would not put my foot in that store.
I don't wait - I go looking for them. Yesterday was an exception; the kid who showed up actually knew that an LTC was also good for purchasing ammo. The asst manager in the Hudson one point-blank refused to sell me any some months back... I had a nice chat with the manager when she got back from vacation about that little episode. She promised to talk to her people.

But since they don't RESTOCK their store, it's a pretty moot point. [rolleyes]

the_doctor
01-13-2008, 04:05 PM
That depends on the store and the city or town in which it is located. Quincy, Brockton, and Avon sell no ammo and very little gun related items. In fact, Avon was selling of it's cleaning supplies and accessories last time I looked.

Raynham has ammo, but no firearms of any kind. I talked to someone who worked in the sporting goods department and he told me that "corporate" has decided that they don't make enough off of firearms to continue carrying them. I don't know if that meant locally, regionally, or nationwide.

Gary

What are you talking about? Brockton sells AMMO. Avon and Abington used to sell ammo. Raynham usually has the most stock in the southeastern area. I do not think that Plymouth or Fairhaven are carrying ammo. I am not sure if the Fall river store is still carrying.

Abington is expected to start selling, again.

Bill

MikeD
01-13-2008, 04:40 PM
WallyWorld in Lynn carries nothing, not even cleaning supplies![rolleyes]

JonJ
01-13-2008, 04:43 PM
I do not think that Plymouth or Fairhaven are carrying ammo.

That must be new. Plymouth had ammo a couple of weeks ago.

Big_Red
01-13-2008, 05:27 PM
I don't wait - I go looking for them

I did. I had them paged 3 or 4 times. I guess the person running the counter was on break or something. [rolleyes]

Garys
01-13-2008, 06:05 PM
What are you talking about? Brockton sells AMMO.
Bill

Brockton sells ammo? I asked and was told that they didn't. I can't believe that a Walmart employee wouldn't have accurate information. [wink]

Gary

News Shooter
01-13-2008, 06:17 PM
I bought an AR-15 with a suppressor at the one in Marlborough yesterday

Underwhere
01-13-2008, 06:46 PM
Is ammo at a MA walmart cheaper than NH?
I go to the Walmart in Hudson, NH and would like to find some place closer to me (Lexington)

I just called a list of Walmarts. I can't believe I have nothing better to do tonight.

Walmarts that DO NOT sell ammo:
North Reading
Tewksbury
Lynn
Chelmsford
Methuen
Salem
Quincy
Weymouth
Avon

Walmarts that do sell Ammo:
Framingham
Danvers

cahilj
01-13-2008, 06:56 PM
Pittsfield Wally World no longer sells firearms, but still has ammo....

Yup. I stopped going there though. Dicks is right down the street, and has much better service and selection for only about $.05 more a box.

ateamrob
01-13-2008, 07:03 PM
MA Wallmarts views on guns = Firearms BAADDDD!!!! Firearms are EVIL.... [rofl]

matt
01-13-2008, 07:29 PM
WallyWorld in Lynn carries nothing, not even cleaning supplies![rolleyes]

That's because in down town Lynne after firing your weapon you're supposed to throw it down a sewer grate. I think it's a local ordinance.

JAMMIN
01-13-2008, 08:02 PM
They're BB/pellet guns.
+1 on BB/Pellet guns at the Super Walmart in Leicester.

clinotus
01-13-2008, 08:07 PM
Many sell ammo; I don't think there are any left that sell firearms, although I can't vouch for the stores in the western part of the state.

Hadley does.

I'd really love it at this point if the western part of the state could become the 51st state.

the_doctor
01-13-2008, 09:32 PM
Brockton sells ammo? I asked and was told that they didn't. I can't believe that a Walmart employee wouldn't have accurate information. [wink]

Gary

Assortment is real bad. Raynham is much better. Plus, you have a good chance of getting it in a timely fashion.

Bill

dannyk45
01-13-2008, 09:40 PM
WESTFIELD SELLS AMMO

Garys
01-13-2008, 09:41 PM
Assortment is real bad. Raynham is much better. Plus, you have a good chance of getting it in a timely fashion.

Bill

Maybe the person I spoke with just didn't know that they actually had it. Raynham seems a bit hit or miss sometimes as far as selection is concerned.

Gary

jar
01-13-2008, 09:54 PM
I normally don't go there, but since the Hudson Wally World has been out of the Federal since I bought the last two boxes in August, I gave up on checking. [rolleyes] Think I'll call the manager and ask her if she plans to order any more ammo at ALL or should I just start shopping in Northboro?


Federal bulk pack 22? I bought some there on the way back from the meet and greet at Firefly's. I think they only had 2 or 3 bricks though.

I buy most of my ammo at the Hudson, NH Wal-mart though. It's the closest Wal-mart to my house that sells ammo, and it's 5% cheaper than MA anyway.

dwarven1
01-13-2008, 09:56 PM
Northboro had about 20 boxes. It went up to 11.97 a box, though. [sad]

Coyote33
01-14-2008, 12:19 AM
Walpole Walmart (no ammo) (http://northeastshooters.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=21622&highlight=walmart)

No More Guns At the Lunenburg Wal-Mart (http://northeastshooters.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2425&highlight=walmart)

Dick's vs Walmart (http://northeastshooters.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=11526&highlight=walmart)

Walmart and Dick's (http://northeastshooters.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2555&highlight=walmart)

vellnueve
01-14-2008, 12:44 AM
Walpole sold a shitload of ammo. I bet they get their license renewed as the guys working the counter there actually know their shit.

Northboro sold ammo although they usually didn't stock as much.

Framingham has a huge case and the evening managers that I've dealt with there have always been prompt and helpful when I wanted to buy.

Don't know about any others off the top of my head.

9000S
01-14-2008, 01:50 AM
What are you talking about? Brockton sells AMMO. Avon and Abington used to sell ammo. Raynham usually has the most stock in the southeastern area. I do not think that Plymouth or Fairhaven are carrying ammo. I am not sure if the Fall river store is still carrying.

Abington is expected to start selling, again.

Bill

OOOH Say its so!!! [smile] I live one town over from the Abington store, no, the good side over, RockVegas. That would be awesome if they started selling I hate to travel for my plinking and SD ammo... [sad]
And howd ya come across this lil gem of knowledge? A manager I hope...

MassMark
01-14-2008, 07:38 AM
Yup. I stopped going there though. Dicks is right down the street, and has much better service and selection for only about $.05 more a box.

If Dicks sold WWB, I'd be all over it. I'm not a fan of Remington UMC, so I'm stuck at Wally World....


I'd really love it at this point if the western part of the state could become the 51st state.

You and me both.....

noelephant
01-14-2008, 10:22 AM
Walmart:

Seekonk - Has Ammo (Checked in the last month or so)
Swansea - Has Ammo (Checked in the last month or so)
Fall River - Has Ammo as of 6 months or so ago probably still does
Raynham - Has Ammo as of 6 months or so ago probably still does

None of the above carry firearms anymore; I bought a shotgun at the Rayhnam one a year or so ago though.

Seekonk and Swansea are usually pretty well stocked.

Nickle
01-14-2008, 01:36 PM
Bennington, VT sells firearms (did last fall).

Most, if not all VT Wal-Marts sell ammo.

They aren't anti-gun, it's just a profit/headache issue, nothing more.

drgrant
01-14-2008, 02:27 PM
Another thing thats happening too in MA there are a lot of DICKS
stores popping up in the state. Dicks has like 3 times the amount of
"low end long guns" that any MA walmart would have. "Joe Hunter"
(the type of guy who would buy a gun at walmart) would probably
rather go to Dicks where the entire section has like twice the amount
of stuff in it- and on top of that it's a lot easier to find someone at
the lodge at a Dick's store, that's just there... no waiting, less BS.

-Mike

icyclefar
01-14-2008, 02:55 PM
Last time I checked (1 mo. ago) WALMART WALPOLE was back in the ammo business.

They did have a dry spell last spring and into the summer when they claimed that they were in process of getting their license renewed.

Jake L
01-14-2008, 03:05 PM
Springfield and Chicopee do not sell ammo.

icyclefar
01-14-2008, 03:07 PM
I bought an AR-15 with a suppressor at the one in Marlborough yesterday

[rofl]

Underwhere
01-14-2008, 06:15 PM
An updated list from the posts in this thread.

Walmarts that DO NOT sell ammo:
North Reading
Tewksbury
Lynn
Chelmsford
Methuen
Salem
Quincy
Weymouth
Avon
Brockton
Abington
Plymouth
Fairhaven
Springfield
Chicopee

Walmarts that do sell Ammo:
Framingham
Danvers
Pittsfield
Northboro
Westboro
Oxford
Hudson

the_doctor
01-14-2008, 07:22 PM
An updated list from the posts in this thread.

Walmarts that DO NOT sell ammo:
North Reading
Tewksbury
Lynn
Chelmsford
Methuen
Salem
Quincy
Weymouth
Avon
Brockton
Abington
Plymouth
Fairhaven
Springfield
Chicopee

Walmarts that do sell Ammo:
Framingham
Danvers
Pittsfield
Northboro
Westboro
Oxford
Hudson

Wrong.

I already stated Brockton sells ammo. I know this for a fact as I have receipts. I can not confirm Plymouth or Fairhaven at this point. I am resolved to confirm Plymouth tomorrow. My friend told me that Plymouth was not carrying.

MrsWildweasel
01-14-2008, 08:00 PM
Well, if you go back through this thread you missed Northampton, Hadley, and Westfield, they all sell ammo. If you are keeping track do it right.[grin]

Underwhere
01-14-2008, 08:50 PM
Wrong.

I already stated Brockton sells ammo. I know this for a fact as I have receipts. I can not confirm Plymouth or Fairhaven at this point. I am resolved to confirm Plymouth tomorrow. My friend told me that Plymouth was not carrying.

My mistake.



Well, if you go back through this thread you missed Northampton, Hadley, and Westfield, they all sell ammo. If you are keeping track do it right.[grin]

Again my mistake.

I'll resign from that job of "keeping track". I made 45 min of phone calls yesterday to come up with my list. I attempted to gather more by reading through this thread. If there's a mistake, you can quote and edit my list.

Knob Creek
01-14-2008, 08:55 PM
What are you talking about? Brockton sells AMMO. Avon and Abington used to sell ammo. Raynham usually has the most stock in the southeastern area. I do not think that Plymouth or Fairhaven are carrying ammo. I am not sure if the Fall river store is still carrying.

Abington is expected to start selling, again.

Bill

Yes Fairhaven has ammo. I've bought the 9 mm and .40 S&W 100 packs there. Just a week ago. Also North Dartmouth has the same.

Coyote33
01-15-2008, 03:05 AM
An updated list from the posts in this thread.

Walmarts that DO NOT sell ammo:
North Reading
Tewksbury
Lynn
Chelmsford
Methuen
Salem
Quincy
Weymouth
Avon
Brockton
Abington
Plymouth
Fairhaven
Springfield
Chicopee

Walmarts that do sell Ammo:
Framingham
Danvers
Pittsfield
Northboro
Westboro
Oxford
Hudson

You missed Lunenburg and West Boylston.

MassMark
01-15-2008, 10:53 AM
North Adams sells ammo

vellnueve
01-15-2008, 10:58 AM
You missed the post that said Walpole has their ammo back.

jdubois
01-16-2008, 02:26 PM
Walmarts that do sell Ammo:
[...]
Westboro


There is no Walmart in Westborough...