Who Needs Walmart? Buy Ammo by the Pound in Texas.

   09.12.19

Who Needs Walmart? Buy Ammo by the Pound in Texas.

By now, we all know that Walmart has decided to stop selling certain types of ammunition because some people think it’s more scary than other kinds, which they will continue to sell. Many folks hail this as a victory of sorts for “Main Street America,” i.e. the small independent gun shops that will benefit from increased business as shooters buy ammo from them instead of Walmart.

Meanwhile, a shooting range in Texas has started to sell ammo by the pound and trolled Walmart about it.

Alpine Shooting Range decided to sell ammo from dispensers and charge by the pound. It more or less coincided with the Walmart announcement, so they decided to ride the wave of that story.

They started small with a pair of dispensers, but that didn’t satisfy.

One of the first photos they posted shows an endcap setup.
One of the first photos they posted shows an endcap setup.
(Image: Alpine Shooting Range)

On September 5, they posted, “Heavy metal ammo bar is almost complete,” along with these three photos.

They're serious about making it sturdy.
They’re serious about making it sturdy.
(Image: Alpine Shooting Range)
Good shop-built craftsmanship.
Good shop-built craftsmanship.
(Image: Alpine Shooting Range)
I love good metalwork.
I love good metalwork.
(Image: Alpine Shooting Range)

Their next posted photo speaks for itself, and they tagged #walmart.

(Image: Alpine Shooting Range)
(Image: Alpine Shooting Range)

Behold how the banned Walmart ammo flows.

(Image: Alpine Shooting Range)
(Image: Alpine Shooting Range)

Ah me. Ain’t America cool?

And some people think I’m silly when I refer to ammo as groceries for your gun.

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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