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Wal-Marts (Bay Area, CA) no longer stocking ammo

This is a discussion on Wal-Marts (Bay Area, CA) no longer stocking ammo within the The Ammo Can forums, part of the Armory Talk category; I'm getting a little more paranoid now that I hear about that new CA bill being looked over. Just to put things into perspective, and ...

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Old 06-01-2006, 07:40 PM   #11
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I'm getting a little more paranoid now that I hear about that new CA bill being looked over. Just to put things into perspective, and assuming WWB 115 gr. FMJ and Wal-Mart's pricing for a box of 100 is fixed at $11.98, whereas other local stores average (estimated round figure) $15:

If you go shooting once a week and shoot 100 rounds per visit (5200 rounds annually):

Wal-Mart: $11.98 x 52 visits a year = $622.96
Other: $15.00 x 52 visits a year = $780.00
Difference of about $157.00, or about 13 boxes of 100 at Wal-Mart

If you go shooting twice a week and shoot 100 rounds per visit (10400 rounds annually):

Wal-Mart: $11.98 x 104 visits a year = $1245.92
Other: $15.00 x 104 visits a year = $1560.00
Difference of about $314.00, or about 26 boxes of 100 at Wal-Mart

This doesn't factor in sales tax, of course. But wow, the difference in ammo quantity / potential extra practice adds up quick. This is assuming I'm performing simple arithmetic correctly.
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Old 06-02-2006, 06:21 PM   #12
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No, that's very good arithmetic and it's very well presented.

I am the kind of person who likes to support the local guy who gives better service at the expense of higher prices--but not for ammo.

This is my first experience with online ammo purchases, so we'll see how it turns out. I do not particularly enjoy Walmart's shopping experience and the one where I used to go (Martinez) wasn't really in my neighborhood, anyway, so it's not like I'm really singing the blues on the demise of its ammo sales. I will find some other options.

Hey, I wonder what a similar artithmetic demonstration would like like if one RELOADED ammo, assuming start-up costs for a modestly-priced machine and other related supplies and accessories.
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Old 06-03-2006, 05:44 AM   #13
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Re: Wal-Marts (Bay Area, CA) no longer stocking ammo

Check this one out. I think us CA shooters are in trouble.
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Assemblyman Torrico Attempting To Ban Online And Mail Order Ammo
New: AB 2714 passed through the Assembly 5-31-06! It will be heard in the Senate next.

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The subject title is a bit alarmist (although it's been mentioned here before), but I went to the Union City one earlier today and they're no longer carrying ammo. Same thing with the Fremont store. I managed to make it to Milpitas and scoop up the rest of their 9mm inventory (it sounds like I'm hogging, but trust me, there wasn't much left to begin with - no WWB 115 gr. to be seen).

The clerk at the Union City store specifically mentioned they're no longer carrying ammunition. Looks like the good days of cheap(er) local supply are over. Time for me to bulk order online, but I assume the shipping charges are going to get me.

Maybe some of you Bay Area folks want to make a large order somewhere? I wonder if that would save anything though.
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Old 06-03-2006, 05:45 PM   #14
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Yup, I've already e-mailed the Governor and my two local district reps. Hopefully their staff will do more than just give it a passing glance and throw it in the "to-be-read-later" pile. I'm no "gun nut," but I sure as hell need to practice. If my range time today were any indication, I'm going to need lots of it.

I called San Leandro Wal-Mart and they're no longer carrying ammo. I did stop by the Milpitas one again and they still had stock. I collected the last few boxes of Remington 9mm 115 gr. JHP. Some of y'all greedy bastards takin' all my WWB, eh?
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Old 06-04-2006, 01:20 PM   #15
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I've always liked Seattle! Hows Oregon living? I worked full time, go to college fulltime so I figure I have three years till I get my degree! After that bobsmyuncle maybe movin out of the Bay Area! Wow, I wonder how will it be in three years. Some of my friends who found out I liked guns have always semi harrased me about it. I tell them I liked them, and I shoot IPSC/USPSA. That's my only motive for having them! I explain this is why I buy ammo in bulk.

In any case this thread had me all worried! Hows the sacramento Area walmart? I don't mine going that far, altho I would be buying alot more to make up for the gas. 200lb of ammo on my trunk!

BTW: Anyone here bought ammo from a gun show! Cuz Crossroads Gun show will be in town in Sep 23 - 24 at the cow palace. Or if you cant wait that long Del Mar, CA on the 15th - 16th. I don't know where Del Mar is so is it close to BA?
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Old 06-04-2006, 02:01 PM   #16
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I went to a local wal-mart here in long beach and they had quite a bit of ammo. I bought 5 100 packs af the winchester 9mm.
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Re: Wal-Marts (Bay Area, CA) no longer stocking ammo

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The subject title is a bit alarmist (although it's been mentioned here before), but I went to the Union City one earlier today and they're no longer carrying ammo. Same thing with the Fremont store. I managed to make it to Milpitas and scoop up the rest of their 9mm inventory (it sounds like I'm hogging, but trust me, there wasn't much left to begin with - no WWB 115 gr. to be seen).

The clerk at the Union City store specifically mentioned they're no longer carrying ammunition. Looks like the good days of cheap(er) local supply are over. Time for me to bulk order online, but I assume the shipping charges are going to get me.
You're not going to be able to do THAT either.
I'd strongly suggest that any right thinking Kalifornians start voting these idjits out of office before it's too late.
(it may already BE too late!)
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Old 06-07-2006, 04:23 PM   #18
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The Walmart in Vallejo still carries ammo. I called and the guy told me they do and will continue to sell ammo.

You better call before making the trip.

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Old 06-08-2006, 06:05 PM   #19
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No ammo sell in Walmart Martinez

I check Walmart in Martinez store, they no longer selling any ammo.
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Old 06-13-2006, 02:56 AM   #20
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Del Mar is in the San Diego Area, a bit far from you way up there.

It's in Del Mar one month, then Costa Mesa, in the OC, the next month. They do it all year that way I believe down here.
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