Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Amazing!

I had two amazing things happen this past weekend. While out running errands with #1 blogdaughter, we happened to go into WalMart for a few items. We meandered by the ammo counter, because hope springs eternal and what should we happen across?


Yes, that really is what you think it is. 9mm bulk ammo, back in stock. The downside, of course, is that it's gone up in price. Again. I remember buying this same bulk pack in the mid-2000s for less than half what I paid for it this weekend. And it's still cheap compared to other prices I've seen for 9mm.They also had quite a bit of reasonably-priced .223 Rem, some 7.62 NATO, and .45 ACP in both steel and brass cases.

The second amazing thing that happened was that I wasn't asked for any ID to purchase this ammunition. This is a very rare occurrence - I had it happen once last year when I was in Colorado, and perhaps once or twice in northern NH and the few times I've bought ammo in Maine. Most of the border towns in NH will ask for a MA LTC to insure that you're legal, not because of legality but for store CYA purposes.

But yeah, there I was, buying ammo with no ID, just like a real American...

That is all.

7 comments:

Armed Texan said...

Yeah, it was a shock to me when the Walmart in Plaistow asked for my license. I reluctantly started to open my wallet and the moment he saw a green license, the clerk said that was good enough. This was after living in Arizona for 2 years where you could buy your ammo and liquor at the same store without having to show any ID all while open carrying as long as you looked as old as I do.

.45ACP+P said...

Welcome to freedom! Now if they had had .22LR on the shelf, we would be exploring your potential sainthood for witnessing a miracle.

Dave H said...

I don't know that I've ever had to show ID to buy ammo here, except at Dick's where they want to see a pistol permit if you want to by handgun ammo. (Like you say, CYA. It's not a legal requirement.)

That's changing soon though, since we're supposed to start getting background checks for ammo purchases next month. Except the Feds have told New York to sod off and get their own database, because they can't use NICS.

Ancient Woodsman said...

Last weekend was the first time in over a year that I was able to buy all the ammo that I wanted at the KTP. The above 9mm from Winchester, some XM193 by the 120-round box from Federal, various JHPs in 9mm, .45 ACP, .40 & .357 SIG...and if I'd had the budget I could have picked up all the .308 I would have wanted, too.

Unlike the panic buyers I had plenty of ammo & mags on hand prior to the recent unpleasantness, but times like these I still buy a little more...and a little more...hence not ne3eding to panic when those times come around from time to time, either.

Your "no i.d." experience will get even better when the reason is because the folks at the local gun shop know you by name when you come in the door. As I am sure they will in no time flat.

Hafnhaf said...

welcome to the (mostly) free (for now) Commonwealth of Virginia! i hope you can give us a hand (or pen, or keyboard) to prevent our newly-elected Lord-High-Muckedeymucks in Richmond from screwing up this fine part of the country.

Ritchie said...

Here in Coloradostan I am asked if my .22LR purchase at Wally's Big Box is for a handgun. Well, of course not, silly! (It's for me.)

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That indeed is amazing! Ammo come hard these days so when you see a couple of boxes you need, buy it immediately. As for the ID, some stores are lax some are strict but yeah, buying ammo with no ID is cool!

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