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Guns in Southeast Louisiana

Academy is on our side?

I went to Academy this weekend and found again bare shelves with few guns in the rack. I was talking with the man behind the counter about the times we live in. He told me they have all there semi-auto guns locked up along with high cap clips. He said he thinks it wont be long before they are back to normal and can sell them again. What does this say about Academy? Im not happy about this but I am sure they had some pressure from somewhere to do this. They may have to be on my list not to buy from along with Dicks. They have been going down hill since K-mart bought them out last year.
February 04, 2013 at 7:41pm
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Posted February 04, 2013 at 8:12pm

R they not selling it or they don't have any to sell. There's no law saying they can't sell there weapons.

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Posted February 04, 2013 at 8:21pm
They have them

They have them in the store but upper management says they are not for sale. This is for all there stores. That is what the salesman told me.

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Posted February 04, 2013 at 9:13pm

I was in Academy this evening in Metairie. The guy at the gun counter told me they had ammo at the customer service counter. I went up there and they had 6 boxes of Hornady .40 cal. at $21.00 per box. I told the girl behind the counter that I wanted 2 boxes. She brought me one, so I told her I wanted 2. She said store policy was only one box per person per day, but I could buy 3 boxes if they were different 'sizes'. I am sure she meant different caliber bullets. I told her that is ignorant and she told me its store policy... I will be at Cabelas in the morning. Academy is going to the pits! Just my thoughts...

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Posted February 04, 2013 at 9:47pm

I say if they have a legal gun that the public wants and they wont sell, which is their business in the first place, then I say no, they are not on the customers side. I shop at academy less and less every year because of crap like this.

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Posted February 04, 2013 at 10:35pm

Gary I think u may have misinterpreted there policy they limit each individual purchase of ammo so that everyone has a chance to purchase some instead one person buying up all the ammo and artificially inflating the price which seems to be happening now

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Posted February 05, 2013 at 1:03am

I have my own policy. I will not spend any money at any place that does not believe in the 2nd amendment. They cant with their policys. Dicks and Academy are now on my no-go list.

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Posted February 05, 2013 at 7:05am

Good for u then. Iif academy would sell beer then there would no need to shop anywhere else Academy is the only place I visit on a weekly basis

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Posted February 05, 2013 at 7:32am

Nederland Texas Academy, purchased around 300 rds. of .223 ammo no issue. Had plenty semi-autos for sale on the display racks. High capacity .22 mags for sale on the shelf no issue at all.

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Posted February 05, 2013 at 1:46pm
Covington Academy

Covington academy told me the same thing today. I went to the back not knowing they had moved the rimfire/pistol ammo to the service counter. So my wife and I went up there and I purchased 100 rounds of .22lr and 100 rounds of .40 fmj, the store policy is a pile of b.s!

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Posted February 05, 2013 at 2:01pm
Not a fan

Normally, when buying a gun, the dealer will sell you a gun even if they have not received a response to the background check after 3 days. Academy does not. I waited thirty days and nothing. Then they said I could start the process all over. I understand why they might think that's a good idea, I just found it very annoying. I went to Bass Pro instead and they matched Academy's price.

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Posted February 05, 2013 at 3:47pm
here ya go

I work for Academy. Corporate has required that we pull all Modern Sporting Rifles from display. If we have it, you can buy it. MSR's are selling as fast as we get them. There is a shortage of ammo across the country right now. Just check Fox News, they did a story on it at noon today. We are limiting 1 box of ammo per caliber, per day, per customer b/c we are getting a very limited supply. This way, everyone can get some, not just 1 guy buying all 30 boxes we have today.

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Posted February 05, 2013 at 8:48pm
no misinterpretation

Sam, there was not misinterpretation. The girl behind the customer service counter told me I could buy 3 boxes of ammo, but they had to be different calibers.
I am also disappointed with their policy on sales of guns if a NIC check goes on a delay (wait). I also run into a delay every time I purchase a gun whether at Academy or Puglias. I posted a couple months back about obtaining a UPIN number so there is no wait, but it seems that trying to get a UPIN number just flags you name and SS# even more.

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Posted February 05, 2013 at 10:27pm

I'm not sure what store you work at but where I live I witnessed them boxing every 'assault rifle' up and when I asked if they were for sale was told that they CANNOT sell due to corporate policy. I go in about once a week and ask and they are still not selling them but have them stored in the store. There are so few boxes of any type of rifle ammo that it's not worth going in for. Zero .22 ammo. Zero pistol ammo. And am constantly told they aren't getting any. What's the deal on that?

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Posted February 06, 2013 at 11:22am
Kmart buys Academy?

Bowhtr1, where did you hear that? K-Mart bought Sears about 8 or 9 years ago, but I never heard about K-Mart buying Academy. I did a search for it and found nothing on that.

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Posted February 06, 2013 at 12:19pm

I was in the Hammond store last October looking for some food plot seed. I asked the salesman if he had anymore seed because the shelves were bare. The salesman told me he wanted to order two weeks before so he would not run out but the new owners k-Mart will not let them until stock got real low and seasonal items cant be reordered. Seed was a seasonal item. He was able to order some more but was completely out of stock long before the order came in. Not hearing anything about the buy out, I asked another person at the store in Covington and the girl dropped her head and said it was true. She wasnt happy about it.

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Posted February 06, 2013 at 12:45pm
Maybe it changed....

I bought a Sig P250 9mm (15+1) a couple of weeks ago at Academy Slidell. No prob. Ordered extra mags from Sig website, waiting list but currently on their way. Order 3 or more free shipping.

One box ammo limit but they didn't have any....

If you're only talking about 'assault'...er... Modern Sporting Rifles then Academy Slidell had gotten 3 in the last month and they sold as soon as they came in. One was still in the back waiting for the buyer to be approved but was sold.

The Slidell Gun and Knife Show is Feb 23-24 and supposedly you can buy a MSR there but I suspect they will be expensive.

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Posted February 07, 2013 at 10:16pm

My brother who works at academy corporate in Texas said academy does not have much ammo because they refuse to pay higher prices than normal for ammo like a lot of other stores are doing which will eventually drive up all the prices because of greed. Plenty of people are doing the same thing because they are buying all of the ammo they see until shelves are empty and then turning around and selling it for double. Only hurting everyone in the process by causing pricess to go up. One guy on here told me supply and demand was the reason he was asking more than double for ammo and I told him he was ignorant. Gonna hurt everybody in the long run.

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Posted February 08, 2013 at 7:02am

bush Is responsible for all this.(its a joke, for the tards)

Yes, sears,Kmart, and academy are all owner by the same people.

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Posted February 09, 2013 at 8:03am
KKR not Kmart

Just wanted to clear up the facts. 'Academy Sports + Outdoors is a sports goods discount store chain. For 74 years it was a privately held company owned by the Gochman family, until its May 2011 sale of majority ownership to the investment firm Kohlberg Kravis and Roberts LP.' Kmart does not have any affiliation with this investment firm, it is a publicly traded company owned by shareholders.

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Posted February 09, 2013 at 7:01pm
Your right

Dollar General is the one. It doesnt matter they are still holding guns and clips that they could sell to us in their vault.

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Posted February 10, 2013 at 2:45pm

Not sure where I read, heard or saw this, but Academy is owned by a big time left winger, obama supporter. If this is true, then questions answered. Any store connected with K-Mart Sears is a looooooser. Don't think so, buy their stock, hold it for a year and tell us how well you have done.

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Posted February 10, 2013 at 11:18pm
ammo shortage/price hike

Everyone make sure your equiptment is in top shape cause I have a feeling it will get nasty.


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