Dick’s Sporting Goods famously demurred from selling frighteningly black rifles in the aftermath of Sandy Hook. Now they’re opening newly-branded Field & Stream hunting and fishing outlets and they’ve obviously fallen back in the thrall of Big Gun. Not only have they gone back to their old evil ways of selling AR pattern rifles, but in a blatant display of money-grubbing shamelessness, their first F&S store which opened last week is stocked chock-a-block with…Bushmasters. “’We have a full stock,’ said a clerk who identified himself as Gary. He said the guns retailed for $800, and that the gun counter was ‘really busy.’” The NBC News Investigations piece makes sure to recount the praise Dick’s got for spiking their AR sales last December, though they refrained from the obligatory quote from someone with the Brady Campaign or the VPC feigning horror at the change in company policy. It won’t be long now, though.

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84 Responses to OMG! Dick’s Is Selling ARs Again! Bushmasters Even! OMG!

  1. F*** Dick’s. (or do I have that backwards?)

    I’ll go to my LGS or the Cabela’s that opened nearby last week.

  2. My wallet is not picky where it puts it’s money as long as the store has in stock what I need then I am going to buy it if it is at the right price!

  3. I will not walk into one of these stores…they gave their namesake up the backside to Troy’s Defense.

    Not to mention the customers who already purchased one of Troy’s Exclusive Carbines made for Dicks Black Friday.

    If a Dick’s was burning down I’d bring the hot dogs.

  4. No more trips to Dick’s for me. I sent in my customer card with a letter about their [pointless] “statement”. They didn’t even respond.

  5. I’ll never buy anything from Dick’s again. But f there was a Field & Stream store nearby, I would buy from it. If a lot of 2A-supporting customers did the same thing, the beancounters and pointy heads at Dick’s upper management will get the financial message loud and clear, and they would never fvck with us again.

    • Sure they would. Look:

      They close out their embarassing stock of guns at MSRP. $$$$$
      All the libtards go to the stores in support to stock up on their soccer MOM gear. More $ale$!
      They open a subsidiary that sells Ev1L A$$au1t Gunz.
      Normal people stock up out of relief/support/desperation at MSRP. $$$$$
      Rinse and repeat…

      • Exactly This.

        They got the message, now they want our money back. They think a name change will allow us to forgive their treachery and keep all the brownie points they earned with the other side. I for one will not forget.

        A man of mediocre speaking ability once said ” fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can’t get fooled again” and I couldn’t agree with the sentiment more.

        Dick’s should stick with their current name, because it suits them pretty well, and you can’t have a sign in public that reads “A$$H0LES”

    • I have never had a problem with academy. Their prices aren’t to bad and they didn’t join the price gouging during the ammo shortage. They didn’t get much in, but what they did they put a fair price on.

    • I have to drive an hour to get to one, but they’ve been the nearest reliable store for me. Good prices, helpful staff, and if you get there fairly soon after the truck arrives, ammo does come in. I’ve picked up several boxes of 9mm and .22 lately. The .22 has ranged from 2.49 for 50 (Remington) to 7.99/100 (CCI).

      That’s in West Texas, your milage may vary.

    • I have an Academy a few blocks from Dick’s. Even before last December, Dicks could never compete. Academy has good prices, did not gouge on firearms or ammo this year. Dick’s did not get my business before, definitely will not now. Same for CTD. They were always too high, on everything.

      • Sheels Sports, here in Western Iowa (Sioux City n Omaha) are pretty expensive on lots of things too. Example Sheels (Sioux City) wanted $60 for a mag for a .22 LR pistol I have. I asked the guy why $60 for one mag he said that’s what we paid.

        Then I told him I can buy it at Cabelas (Omaha) for $40, then I handed it back to him and said you can keep it. He stood there lost for a few moments.

    • Academy is always my first choice because they didn’t price gouge. Their stock is limited but if they’ve got it, that’s where I’m buying. Dick’s and Cheaper than dirt are dead to me. Cabela’s BTW had a sh*t pot full of .45 today.

    • Thanks all for the responses. I have a few FFLs pretty close to me, two here in town. I try to support them first but based on what y’all are saying, Academy sounds like like it will be a good addition/option.

        • Milage may vary. Academy in San Antonio sold out, but did not pull any ARs off shelf after Sandy Hook. Once they became available again they resisted the temptation to gouge on price.
          BTW the have lifted the 1 box limit on 9 and 22lr to 2 boxes per day

    • I bought my first handgun from Academy. Their price was good and the counter guys were helpful and also gun enthusiasts themselves in the one I shopped at. This was back in 2007.

  6. Funny story; we had a Dick’s Sporting Goods but it became a Chick’s Sporting Goods. No punchline. True story.

  7. It was a low blow that Dick’s stopped selling firearms during what Nutnfancy calls “the Firearmaggeddon”. I’m hearing a lot of grudgery, and it’s not all groundless. But if we’re thinking long-term here, and we’re trying to send a message to the media, wouldn’t purchasing firearms send a message more clearly than nitpicking about who is selling them? The more companies out there selling, the merrier! After all, that’s what we’re here for, right? Bluntly, firearms proliferation. (Of course we would like the TRUTH about firearms to proliferate, but with knowledge comes power and the intense desire to carry.) If we slowly starve out companies like Dick’s, that would be just one less competitor to keep prices down at the stores we actually enjoy shopping at.

  8. Dick’s in Tallahassee had a “Grand Opening” Friday. I went in there on the way home today just for a look see. Other than some .22LR, there were NO semi-automatic rifles there. All they had were bolt guns, lever guns and shotguns. No handguns and very poor Ammo section. I hope our local stores along with Academy and Bass Pro bury these Bloomer butt kissers. Even if they bring back modern sporting rifles, it is too little too late as far as I am concerned.

    • The Tally store has never had in semi-auto centerfire rifles on the selves, period. They must be selling a lot of tennis rackets and soccer shoes.

  9. They started stocking their Danbury, CT outlet where I used to work with rifles and shotguns (bolt and pump actions and a bunch of 22’s) months ago. I might need to pay them a visit and see if they’ll anything black.

  10. I’ve got no skin in the game, no reason to defend or crucify Dick’s, but the clerk at the local store told me that they never stopped selling them, they just couldn’t get any stock. They’re slowly getting ammo back in, but not nearly as much as other retailers.

    I don’t care either way, but I think there’s a lot of misinformation about several retailers and I’m not one to buy into hearsay without facts. I’m open to any evidence either way – did Dick’s corporate put out any statement or anything?

  11. Dick’s had their chance. I stopped patronizing them when they decided against 2nd Amendment freedoms. I won’t set foot in their store again!

  12. I call the nearest Dick’s store in Davenport, IA periodically to remind them exactly why I don’t darken their doorway, and have done so since the Troy Industry issue. I won’t go along with the re-branding, either; if they have no handguns there’s not much there for me anyway.

    • I call it Dick Heads. I have bought a few clearance item things from them, but I will not buy guns or ammo.

      I don’t think boycotting their gun sales will really hurt them. The soccer mom population fills the other 90% of the store sales from my observation during the last two visits. This doesn’t mean I will be doing that much if any business with them in the future.

  13. anybody want to give me an AR-15? I’m a downright marksman with a pistol caliber carbine at 10 yards….

  14. You guys would sh!t yourselves if you saw the shipping requirements we have to put up with when we fill a Dick’s order. Absolutely asinine.

  15. Fuck ’em, they bailed out of the 2A boat over a little turbulence, now they want back in on the money train. They’ll never get a dime of my money ever again. May every executive in the company be stricken with testicular cancer.

    The time for this was when the fight was going on. Those who hop to the winning side without risking anything during the battle are worse than the opponent. Gun grabbers are at least semi-honest about it. Dick’s are a vile pack of toadying shitweasels.

  16. Life has been good to me, and as you can imagine, I have a fairly high gun hobby budget. I used to go to Dicks all the time prior to their 2nd amendment attack. Now, I wouldn’t set foot in Dicks even if they had the last box of ammunition. See, they forgot something important. They probably think that people will forget about their atrocities over time and come back to their store, but in reality, they have lost a great number of customers for all time. It doesn’t matter how they rebrand themselves. The only smart business decision for them is to get out of the firearms business forever and stick to selling fancy athletic clothing. Oh, and they should fire the idiot who made the decision to surrender to the anti-2nd amendment folks.

    • Yep. Same here.

      The local Dicks has a lot of fancy gym gear that goes on sale regularly- but I wont be back for that, or anything else, just because of the gun decision. And I think most who have made same decision have long memories. Look how long it took Ruger to get customers back for a dumb comment in 80s was it?

      Same for CTD. The multiple warehouses and high ship fees were already starting to be irritating, so it was easy to just stop buying, and that’s one less I need to check, vs the many other places to get equally good prices- LuckyGunner, Sportsmans Guide, Midway, etc who didn’t gouge.

  17. It just all goes back to the bottom line,they lost money,now they are trying to make up the loss.They figure that over a short time people will forget that they threw in the towel and went politically correct.Will never enter a Dick’s again.Be prepared and ready.Keep your powder dry.

    • It is called “scouting” the enemy. I keep track of MAIG, Brady Bunch, etc. as well. However, they don’t get any money!

  18. Dick’s is still a Dick even if they hide under a new name of “Field and Stream”. There business practices are still questionable.

  19. FUCK Dicks and their new Fuddmart.

    I live 10 minutes away from the new store, so I went to check it out. It’s designed to look like a mini-Cabela’s, they did everything but put up a “Cabela’s” sign. But 80% of the merchandise is stuff that Dick’s already sells, and the store layout and display style is obviously Dick’s – it feels like a Dick’s store. Prices and selection are no better than Gander Mountain. Even if they were cheaper, I’d crawl across broken glass to go anywhere but Dick’s.

    If Dick’s think their Fuddmart is a game-changer, they have their heads up their asses!

  20. I have boycotted CTD and Dick’s since Sandy Hook, when both businesses deserted we shooters, the RTKBA, and The 2nd. Sorry, but if a business blinks even once in the face of the anti-gunners, they lose me for LIFE.

    It’s time that all we gunners realize, that when it comes to defending the 2nd, this is war. This not for the meek.

  21. I visited Dick heads sporting goods in Dothan Alabama and asked to see a RUGER mini 14. I was told they do not sell assault rifles I told them it was a hunting rifle and again I was told “no that is an assault file “. I picked up 1 box of shotgun shells (#8 bird shot) At the counter They required my date of birth .(im over40) and for me to complete a small questioner on whether im an illegal or not . When I asked why all of this for a box of shells they told me that their SECURITY CAMERA has already taken my photo and will save it in a data base with the information I gave them in case something ever happen with the ammo I purchased . HMMMM .. I Wonder what he would have done if he realized I was carrying (LEGALLY) A Glock 9mm with an extra mag under my shirt ..I WILL NEVER PURCHASE ANYTHING FROM THEM AGAIN .

  22. AR15 wasn’t used at Sandy Hook. CT already banned assault rifles, but the gun grabbers have 49 more States to go.
    http://i.imgur.com/YgP8sWJ.jpg

    LT Vance was suddenly removed from his Spokesman job (CT State Police) in FEB 2015, and reassigned to the Traffic Division.
    http://i.imgur.com/ibE2yKy.jpg

    Is that because LT Vance keeps lying about where Adam Lanza’s body was “found?”
    http://i.imgur.com/jWGVW6W.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/lS7BxK0.jpg
    Everyone knows Sandy Hook shooting was a Hoax (to ban AR15 rifles) but LT VANCE keeps lying and pretending it was real.
    http://i.imgur.com/ptZoQEf.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/mXV3g7C.jpg

    Is Malloy (CT Governor) worried about LT VANCE getting subpoenaed during the next Vance press conference? Is that why CT moved Vance from his 16-year Spokesman job to the Traffi Division?
    http://i.imgur.com/R7XVajR.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/zTa1iFQ.jpg

    Lt Vance’s SON controls who can sue the State of CT. Vance JR is the CT Claims Commissioner.
    http://i.imgur.com/agzjUJZ.jpg

    Malloy locked down ALL Death Certificates across CT to conceal Sandy Hoax. How long can CT keep this Sandy Hook scam going?
    http://i.imgur.com/WAQ3S8J.jpg

    Adam Lanza is fake. He was created in PhotoShop to seize AR15 rifles and attack Home Schooling, since Adam Lanza was supposedly Home Schooled by Nancy Lanza.
    http://i.imgur.com/FBMPIFW.jpg

    During his press conference at Sandy Hook, Governor Malloy (CT) said he was “Spoken to that something like this might happen” in his State. In other words, he KNEW the Sandy Hook “shooting” was pre-planned. Yet Malloy is still using Sandy Hoax to push gun confiscation and attack Home Schooling.
    http://i.imgur.com/Q7N3jnM.jpg

    Obama flew fake Sandy Hook “parents” around the USA on Air Force One, to grab guns.
    http://i.imgur.com/jP0i76c.jpg

    Obama’s SSN was stolen from Harrison Bounel (died in NEWTOWN, CT) at this hospital:
    http://i.imgur.com/OiGqp9g.jpg

    Wayne Carver (CT Medical Examiner) helped Malloy lock down ALL DEATH CERTIFICATES for ANY DEATHS in CT.
    http://i.imgur.com/jluf36X.jpg

    Obama (DHS) uses fake shootings to disarm the USA. Ask LT PAUL VANCE:
    http://i.imgur.com/YR1h25s.jpg

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