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Old 01-03-2013, 10:46 AM
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just thought i would let everyone know as i just came back from big. they still carry all their normal mp15-22 ect even the hk mp5 22. the stores have been instructed to not display them or even take them out for people to see them. the guy told me most wont even admit to having them. this was at the big 5 in brea off birch

so for those still looking for them they do carry them at big 5 you just have to ask.

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Are they selling for $1000 too!?
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Sir, please do not refer to semi-automatic rifles as assault rifles.
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Big 5 has *NEVER* sold guns that could be regarded as assault weapons in CA since 2000.

The guns you write of are rimfire (22LR) guns.

Other guns sold by Big5 in the past are semiauto centerfire rifles that do not violate Roberti-Roos or SB23 bans.

It's also not nice to falsely accuse CA businesses of dealing in illegal firearms - I say this because push may come to shove in defending some CA FFLs from libel & slander attacks by antigunners.
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That's like 2 mi from me. Did you get any prices?

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Semi-auto .22lr death assault machine guns with assault clips?!

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Big 5 has *NEVER* sold guns that could be regarded as assault weapons in CA since 2000.

The guns you write of are rimfire (22LR) guns.

Other guns sold by Big5 in the past are semiauto centerfire rifles that do not violate Roberti-Roos or SB23 bans.

It's also not nice to falsely accuse CA businesses of dealing in illegal firearms - I say this because push may come to shove in defending some CA FFLs from libel & slander attacks by antigunners.
This.

I'm saddened when I hear gun advocates refer to any currently legal gun as an 'assault rifle' unless refering to the state's AW classification.
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The OP is brand new. Go easy on him for his transgressions.
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sorry for my misclassification

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Please just delete the words assault weapons from your use of language. Describe the guns by model. That would avoid terrible confusion here and elsewhere. Assault guns are illegal period for all practical purposes and any reference to them invariably becomes a hot button.
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And to think I could have picked up an "Assault Rifle" at Big 5 this whole time
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Yup they pulled certain firearms that are non - politically correct in appearance from public display.

I asked the manager why and received no answer .. just the Customer Service #

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ok seeings how this topic has gone off on a tangent for my improper labeling.

what exactly should i say. doesn't AR stand for "assault rifle" and isn't that what the 22 rifles is supposed to mimic?
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The AR-15 is based on the 7.62 mm AR-10, designed by Eugene Stoner, Robert Fremont, and L. James Sullivan of the Fairchild ArmaLite corporation.[9] The AR-15 was developed as a lighter, 5.56 mm version of the AR-10. The "AR" in AR-15 comes from the ArmaLite name. ArmaLite's AR-1,
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ok seeings how this topic has gone off on a tangent for my improper labeling.

what exactly should i say. doesn't AR stand for "assault rifle" and isn't that what the 22 rifles is supposed to mimic?
No, and no.
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The AR-15 is based on the 7.62 mm AR-10, designed by Eugene Stoner, Robert Fremont, and L. James Sullivan of the Fairchild ArmaLite corporation.[9] The AR-15 was developed as a lighter, 5.56 mm version of the AR-10. The "AR" in AR-15 comes from the ArmaLite name. ArmaLite's AR-1,
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I always thought ar15 stood for " amazing rifle x 15" and to think this whole time....
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It's not an assault rifle unless it has a shoulder thing that goes up? I just learned about that one myself...
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THEY SOLD ME A SIG 522 MONDAY IN OXANARD I ASK AND THEY WENT TO THE BACK AND GOT IT FOR ME
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just thought i would let everyone know as i just came back from big. they still carry all their normal mp15-22 ect even the hk mp5 22. the stores have been instructed to not display them or even take them out for people to see them. the guy told me most wont even admit to having them. this was at the big 5 in brea off birch

so for those still looking for them they do carry them at big 5 you just have to ask.
The AR pattern rifles are on "double secret probation"? How do they expect to sell them if they hide them? That certainly doesn't appear to be the best business plan if a store is striving for success.
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Thank you OP; good for letting us know.

You know, some of you are so ungrateful. I can't recall the last time I had the chance to pick up a full auto Sturmgewehr 44 or Enfield SA-80 on the cheap, at Big 5 prices, so instead of ragging on the poor guy, we should be thanking him profusely. And I am so close to the Beverly Hills Big 5, I bet they've got Vietnam surplus USGI M16s in stock at $699 a pop.

Shame on all of you.
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I saw a few Windham bullet button ARs a few weeks back in milipitas big 5

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Interestingly, my closest Big 5 has the 10/22 on display in brushed steel & black polymer, but is keeping the pretty wood ones hidden away. The manager laughed when I asked him if he had any 'traditional' looking ones and said, "yeah, we're just trying to get rid of the scary ones first".
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They were selling for 900 approx, but big 5 isn't selling them. Local manager said company suspended sales and are trying to return them cause of the incident that fueled the current mess.
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Maybe they had "the shoulder thing that goes up", and "high capacity assault clips"?
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just thought i would let everyone know as i just came back from big. they still carry all their normal mp15-22 ect even the hk mp5 22. the stores have been instructed to not display them or even take them out for people to see them. the guy told me most wont even admit to having them. this was at the big 5 in brea off birch

so for those still looking for them they do carry them at big 5 you just have to ask.
Local Big 5 just started selling AR's in november, and last I spoke with the gun counter dude he said the same as others have said....that is "pulled all AR's from view" but if you whisper sweet nothings in his ear he might let you see and/or buy one. His belief (based on his boss) was that that location was to discontinue selling AR's very soon. Nice short two month selling span...geez oh pizza!
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The OP should really go edit his thread title.. that is possible right?
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They were selling for 900 approx, but big 5 isn't selling them. Local manager said company suspended sales and are trying to return them cause of the incident that fueled the current mess.
I was told the same, Stupid.
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For a minute I got my hopes up that Big 5 started selling AR's again...what a let down OP

Thanks for wasting our time....
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just thought i would let everyone know as i just came back from big. they still carry all their normal mp15-22 ect even the hk mp5 22. the stores have been instructed to not display them or even take them out for people to see them. the guy told me most wont even admit to having them. this was at the big 5 in brea off birch

so for those still looking for them they do carry them at big 5 you just have to ask.
Thank you, Medics. I've been looking to pick up a MP5 22 and haven't seen any on the racks. I'll be sure to ask them about their new policy and if they have any hidden.
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Asked about .22lr semiautomatics at my local Big 5 and they had to pull them from the back. Looked at the Sig 522, Mossberg AR, Walther Mp5 and two models of GSGs..Pickup my GSG 522 SD next week.May get more..

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