Can anyone explain the logic behind this?

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  1. hkruss

    hkruss Active Member

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    At my local Academy sporting goods store, there are shelves full of high power rifle ammo and all flavors of shotgun ammo. These, you can pick up off the shelf and purchase at your leisure. The pistol ammo, however, is kept behind the counter so you have to have a clerk get it for you. But, since they don't have registers in the sporting goods department, the clerk has to physically walk you up to the front register with him holding the pistol ammo and placing it on the checkout area. Is it like this in all states or do you think this is just Academys own policy?

    (Moderators. I posted the thread here instead of ammo/reloading because I wanted to address a policy issue more than an ammo specific question. But if ya gotta move it...!)
  2. cycloneman

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    they did this to me with a fishing reel that was behind the counter. there are other reels on end caps too. i dont get it. why they have to walk you up?
  3. jacksonco

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    Perhaps you guys have an untrustworthy aura that surounds you. Yep thatsit, a couple of shady figures.
  4. hkruss

    hkruss Active Member

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    I'm squeaky clean sir!! :D

    (cycloneman, I'm not so sure about tho'!!!)
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  5. flannelman

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    Some places do that for high dollar items or high theft items.
  6. Big ugly

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    That is the same thing that happens everywhere now days. Hell I live in Knoxville and it the same. Yet ny father lives down in southern GA and he can go down to the local hardware store and get all the ammo he needs. I think it depends on the state and their legislature.
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    A Rifle / shotgun hidden in your shorts that U could slip a cartridge or shell into and rob the store or shoot someone....probally NOT
    But a concealed handgun in yer shorts and hears some ammo to walk around the store with..........point being, they don't know if your packing a handgun or not, so they escort you outside with your ammo..........or there just afraid you'll steal it !..........More likley gangbangers steel handgun ammo rather than Rifle or shotgun shells so store policy is to make sure it gets paid for.
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    I've had that happen at Wally Circus in Alabama as long ago as twenty years when the register in Sporting Goods is closed. They have always had all ammo that has brass cases behind the counter and locked up considering it a high theft item.

    When Sam was alive and came to our store, my ex-wife, an employee at the time, asked about this. He confirmed that it was primarily to prevent easy shoplifting of a very desired product.
  9. hkruss

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    Yeah, Ysacres and Marlin. I guess that makes sense. I was kind of assuming it was some sort of b.s. policy dreamed up by some anti-gunner higher ups in the company to make themselves feel good. Guess I'm paranoid because of some of the other crazy ideas some A.G's have come up with!
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    Haven't run into that one yet. I shop two Academy stores in Shreveport, LA, and just usually ask for the pistol ammo, and go up front to pay for it. Guns are different, buy a gun, and you get an escort.
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    The high theft idea is understandable, just why not all ammo?

    While I haven't run into this, people I know who have make a big show of it. While walking up the registers with ammo carrier in tow, sometimes with the rifle/handgun as well, they play "Big Hunter".

    "Come along good man, there is game ahead".
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    Another Industry standard where some store had a problem at one time with someone steeling handgun ammo and someone got killed with it. So now the ATF gets to show their stuff by regulating the area that type of ammo is to be kept. Cigs and chew the same way, behind the counter. HUH! No chew has ever killed me!!! "yet" so why cant I rummage through the cans to look at manufacture dates. Just a show of authority & power, they gota have sumptin 2 dooo..
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    Some of the stores keep handgun ammo behind glass here too but an escort isn't very common.

    Last time I bought 12ga. shells off the shelf at walmart, the cashier told me she always wondered why nobody has stormed back into the store blasting away after retrieving their shotgun from the car. Can't really safeguard against every scenario! Some of the rules are kind of strange, such as keeping the .22s behind the counter while the $75 box of rifle rounds sits out in plain sight...
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    I just picked up several boxes of 9mm here at two different WW stores in east TN. Clerk pulled the ammo from the shelve behind the counter, checked me out and I was free to roam around the store. I have no idea why your store has the procedure of which you speak.
    oldogy
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    where i live the handgun ammo, any where from 9mm to .44 mag, can be taken of the shelf ny the buyer and taken to the counter, so its probably a policy at the Academy
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