TX shooting range mocks Walmart with ‘bullets by the pound’

Screen capture … Credit: Texas Shootapalooza Club

The Alpine Shooting Range of Fort Worth, Texas, is now offering ammunition by the pound and has gotten in some good shots at Walmart for the retail giant’s recent surrender to anti-gun forces.

Alpine, a full-service gun store and range in business for 50 years, opened up a new ammo bar and trolled the mega-retailer on social media days after Walmart announced it was discontinuing the sale of ammunition for handguns and short barrel rifles. The move by the retail chain has been mocked and scorned by gun owners throughout the country.

“After selling through our current inventory commitments, we will discontinue sales of short-barrel rifle ammunition such as the .223 caliber and 5.56 caliber that, while commonly used in some hunting rifles, can also be used in large capacity clips on military-style weapons,” Walmart CEO McMillon said in a memo to employees.

He continued by saying that “these decisions will inconvenience some of our customers, and we hope they will understand.”

“As a company, we experienced two horrific events in one week, and we will never be the same,” added McMillon.

Alpine reacted with Facebook posts that tagged Walmart showing their new ammo-by-the-pound setup, while creating a stampede of new friends and followers.

According to The Scioto Post: “In the containers you can purchase .223, 7.62, .308, .45, .40 S&W, 9MM. All with by-the-pound prices ranged from 7.68 LB – 20.00 lb for better ammo. Alpine said that if you mention their ad they would give you a discount on the ammo.”

Calls for even more calibers to be offered up by-the-pound have Alpine Shooting Range scrambling to get additional dispensers set-up.

Comments of support for Alpine from around the country continue to be logged in reply to the range’s posts. A response by Facebook user Timothy Smith was striking: “Walmart will not get a single penny from me again. They should have remembered how well this worked for Dick’s.”

The Walmart move could alienate their Second-Amendment customers and came in the wake of the shooting in an El Paso, Texas, Walmart that killed 22 and an incident in Southhaven, Mississippi, in which two store managers died.

McMillon has also asked that customers no longer open-carry in their stores.

“There have been multiple incidents since El Paso where individuals attempting to make a statement and test our response have entered our stores carrying weapons in a way that frightened or concerned our associates and customers,” the CEO said. “These incidents are concerning and we would like to avoid them, so we are respectfully requesting that customers no longer openly carry firearms into our stores or Sam’s Clubs in states where ‘open carry’ is permitted — unless they are authorized law enforcement officers.”

Meanwhile, the growing talk of more restrictions on guns only creates more demand for firearms and ammunition:


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