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dlquinn71 01-26-2013 6:07 AM

New Big 5 ad
 
Never been a fan of Big 5 but usually look at their ad when it comes out. The most recent one is missing pretty much all guns and ammo. Usually there is a couple of shotguns and a rifle/scope combo...nothing this time. Only ammo is 9 mm Winchester, box of 50 for $16.99 limited for 5 per customer. Is Big 5 getting out of gun sales or is this just a reflection of the current low stock on many items?

compulsivegunbuyer 01-26-2013 6:12 AM

Go into big five, their cleaned out.

tleeocinca 01-26-2013 6:13 AM

Yep, last time I was there, they had a lot of BB's and sling shot ammo

Cahooting 01-26-2013 7:10 AM

Thats the way it has been for a couple weeks.

dlquinn71 01-26-2013 8:27 AM

I know supplies are low but just surprised to see them removed from the sales ad....it's not like Big 5 ever has a big stock of all their sale items.

Eat Dirt 02-10-2013 8:25 AM

Well,
This Sundays Big-5 ad has NO real guns again

Just one pellet gun ( Rifle ) and Fiocci 9 MM for the sale price of $ 28.99 a 50 round box !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

8mmFMJ 02-10-2013 8:27 AM

I know how to get ammo from big 5. I talked to the manager and she gave me some tips.:D

toby 02-10-2013 8:31 AM

Big 5 sells Shoes and Tennis rackets. Visit a Gun store and put some money in the right pockets.

kablooie 02-10-2013 8:35 AM

dude, have u seen the turners wed specials lately...? everything but guns/ammo, which i guess you cant really have a sale on something that is out of stock. but it would be nice to see some better sales on useful accessories. ;)

Oliver_Charles 02-10-2013 8:49 AM

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negolien 02-10-2013 10:41 AM

Plenty of rifles, ammo and shotties at the one by me.

ElDub1950 02-10-2013 10:45 AM

The stores that do have guns left have no need to put them on sale at discounted prices.

WWDHD? 02-10-2013 10:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Eat Dirt (Post 10485846)
Well,
This Sundays Big-5 ad has NO real guns again

Just one pellet gun ( Rifle ) and Fiocci 9 MM for the sale price of $ 28.99 a 50 round box !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I was a bit suprised at the price of the Fiocci 9mm box but then I saw it was the lead free stuff that tends to cost more anyways but still its WAY more than I've ever paid for 9mm FMJ.

bsg 02-10-2013 1:08 PM

i haven't been in a Big 5 recently. ammo prices are always high, including sale prices. i do occasionally pick up a box or two of ammo there, but prefer to buy at my lgs... when it's in stock.

Cahooting 02-10-2013 1:19 PM

I never seek out Big 5 but passively browse when I'm in the lot.

RedFord150 02-10-2013 1:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ElDub1950 (Post 10487148)
The stores that do have guns left have no need to put them on sale at discounted prices.

^^^ This.
You advertise (which costs money) and you discount (which means you get less money) when you are trying too move a product.
No need too advertise or discount a product that is flying off the shelves at full price.
A lot of people on CG are critical of Big 5 (B5). I do not understand this hostility. B5 is a chain store that sells a lot more than guns. This is capitalism, they are free too sell whatever makes them money and keeps their doors open. Many of us have bought long guns from them. I personally bought a handgun from them (Ruger Single Six) when they still sold handguns. The prices on guns are usually fair, Ammo is a little higher. I have found a few clerks/managers at B5 that were fairly knowledgeable about guns. I have also found some that knew nothing. Either way, B5 is one of our own, let's treat them decently. If you want too spend money there, great. If not, that is your right.

Mr. E 02-10-2013 1:34 PM

I went last night. Plenty of 45 ammo. Plenty of long guns.
I ended up buying 150 rds of Winchester super X 00 buck.

Compulsive buying I suppose...

Czsp-01-9mm 02-10-2013 1:35 PM

Can't put stuff on sale if there is nothing to sell

BigCumfy 02-10-2013 2:08 PM

Yep, I spoke to them and they said they won't be running and rifle and ammo adds for at least 3 months because they don't have enough stock.....

negolien 02-10-2013 5:48 PM

I picked up my 870 clone for $199 from them and always browse like someone else said when I' am in the same parking lot. Great CS decent prices. I think there is some snobbery with people who dislike the big5. Just like people who don't like the 870 clones because they don't have Remington on em. I think some people like to make up shortages to prop up their argument we're under attack by non gun lovers personally. Like I said earlier Plenty of stock at the one by me.

titus75 02-10-2013 9:48 PM

Last three Big 5 ad's I've received with my weekend newspapers have no firearms of any kind (unless you count airsoft), not even the venerable Mosin-Nagant. I went to our local Big 5 and saw plenty of stock, my guess is they're a corporate owned chain store tryin to keep a low profile amidst all the nonsense and, as previously mentioned, it's not like they need to do alot of advertising right now.

Nomad 02-10-2013 10:00 PM

I went to my local B5 in early January, I was shocked to see they no longer had any of the GSG-5, HK MP-522, HK 416 22's or the Sig 556 22 on the shelf. I asked the manager if they still carried them. He said they had them but don't display them because some of the local citizenry were making a stink that Big 5 was selling "assault weapons". But they did have them.
Not sure of inventory lately cause I haven't checked. But they don't display them still, they might actually be out of stock now.
They still have ammo though.

NorCalXJ 02-11-2013 11:18 AM

My local big 5 ad has nothing in the for sale section in firearms, and in the ammo section has plastic bbs on sale. lol

LightsOut! 02-11-2013 12:07 PM

they're usually short in stock

Aldemar 02-11-2013 12:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Eat Dirt (Post 10485846)
Well,
This Sundays Big-5 ad has NO real guns again

Just one pellet gun ( Rifle ) and Fiocci 9 MM for the sale price of $ 28.99 a 50 round box !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The problem is that the uninformed, once every couple of years shooter probably doesn't realize what's happening with supply, what they paid the last time they bought ammo and doesn't care as long as it is in a Big5 "sale" ad.

john67elco 02-11-2013 12:21 PM

I was hoping I'd open thread up to "Dorner special, Mosin 89.99 go get em".


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