Deal Alert: Walmart is Slashing Prices on Firearms

Walmart is cutting their prices on firearms all across the country and placing them on clearance. Weatherby Vanguards Rifles are going for $249.00. Ruger Mini-14s are priced at $399.00. You can get a Savage Axis rifles with scope for $199.00. The Ruger 10/22 Takedowns are priced low at an incredible $124.00, and there are more like this.

Is this a pre-hunting season deal-a-thon or is Walmart liquidating inventory, perhaps getting out of the firearms business?

The best deal in my opinion is the Ruger Mini-14 at $399.00. They usually go for $767.00. The newer Minis are solid guns for both self defense and brush hunting.

The holidays are right around the corner, so if you have someone special in mind and want to get them a great gift, nothing says awesome like an affordable firearm. The variety of .22 Rifles on sale is great for kids and the bolt action center-fire rifles are good quality rifles are excellent and ready to put meat in the freezer this fall.

Whatever Walmart’s motivation, don’t miss this opportunity.

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  1. avatar Barry says:

    How long is the deal going on for?

    1. avatar 191145 says:

      Till they’re sold out. looks like a fire/going out of firearms business .

      1. avatar John says:

        I work in sporting goods here, they are NOT going out of the firearms business. Its just a yearly sale like always.

  2. avatar Gov. William J Le Petomane says:

    So long as you’re 21 or older…

  3. avatar Jonathan-Houston says:

    I didn’t realize Walmart even still sold firearms. On their website, all I see are BB, pellet, and airsoft guns. I guess you’d have to go to the store itself, although that would get tedious if you’re looking for a specific item that might not be stocked everywhere.

    1. avatar How_Terrible says:

      Some Walmart’s do sell guns, and some don’t. The ones that do tend to have just a small assortment of rifles and shotguns, and then a single aisle of ammo and accessories. I’ve purchased paper targets there plenty of time and it is were I got my range bag at, but I wont buy firearms or ammo there.

      1. avatar Ed says:

        Saw a Reddit thread on this yesterday. Irs onlt CERTAIN walmarts putting them on CLEARANCE as they won’t be stocking them any longer. I called four stores yesterday and they were all sold out or they were the regular $338 for the 10/22 takedown…no one had minis. I was told by the fourth place that a certain store had one left and to go there….drove 35 minutes to find out it was $338 and the store manager wouldn’t budge. FUCK WALMART. Midway and Palmetto ans SGammo are killing them on 5.56 and .40 ammo anyways.

        1. avatar How_Terrible says:

          Walmart doesn’t really view firearms and firearms related accessories as being a serious business to them. They tend to view it as a way to get casual shooters to do some impulse spending while shopping for other stuff in there store. Given that, they have no real reason to try to compete one price with serious firearms retailers.

  4. I suspect this is an Overstock Inventory issue! When Retailers are Overstocked on a particular product, they Sell Cheap to avoid having to pay an Inventory Tax at the end of the Business Year. Keep in mind, that even at Half Price, the Retailer is still making a profit. Television and Jewelry is usually Marked Up 1000% over what the Store actually pays for the product they are selling…

    1. avatar rdsii64 says:

      Not to be that guy, but the real question is this, why does a business have to pay a tax on inventory?

      1. They not only have to Pay an Inventory Tax, But an Tax for doing business. Every Item within a Retail Store is Taxable, including the Cost of Running the Store (i.e. Electricity, Pay Roll, Maintenance, etc.)…

        1. avatar Hole Man says:

          Wow, you’re just talking out your lower rear hole.

        2. avatar 16V says:

          Never owned a business, eh? Unless it’s a straight deduction, you betchur ass it’s taxed/taxable.

          Inventory, utes are taxed on the bill, payroll, property tax (whether you own or lease, NNN or not, the landlord ain’t eating your taxes out of bottom line), etc…

        3. avatar KMc says:

          In Iowa, we don’t have an Inventory Tax. What we have in the store at years end is inventory, but as it is for resale, there were no taxes paid on it.

      2. avatar Steve says:

        Tax on inventory at the end of the year is considered a “property tax.” I am a small business owner in Texas, and I have to take inventory at the end of each year and pay the tax. Most states do not have this tax.

        1. avatar How_Terrible says:

          Not to mention that on hand inventory is nothing but debt until it has been purchased and paid for by a customer.

      3. avatar Jonathan-Houston says:

        It’s usually an historical quirk resulting from the types of businesses that originally operated in a state at the time it became a state. These states usually don’t have a straight corporate income tax. There are about ten states that tax inventory, plus another four that partially tax inventory.

        Generally, it’s called a business tangible personal property tax. It’s an extension of property taxes on land and buildings, though some states apply it to the depreciated value of business equipment. That means vehicles, machinery, desks, computers and everything the business uses in the course of running their business.

        This kind of business property tax is generally a poor approach to taxation. It isn’t fair, since it hits manufacturing and distribution businesses harder than service providers. It’s also disruptive, as it forces businesses to impose run down their inventory prior to the reporting time, then load back up rapidly thereafter to keep running their business.

      4. avatar LarryinTX says:

        Just thought I’d stick my nose in here, to advise the ignorant. Yo, dumbass! Successful, continuing businesses do not pay taxes. Not *ANY* taxes. All taxes levied on those evil businesses are actually paid by their customers. Rich-ass mofos, likewise, do not pay taxes. Not ANY taxes. They are rich because they collect dividends from corporations which charge their customers for the funds to pay their taxes. Are any of you so stupid that you think increasing taxes on the “rich” will not result in your own expenditures increasing? Higher education used to cover this kind of question.

        1. avatar Gov. William J Le Petomane says:

          Here’s another approach. On occasion I’ve asked people who don’t quite get it, ‘what would you do if a long lost relative died and left you a billion dollars (after inheritance tax)?’ First you’ll get the usual house, car etc, to which I respond, ‘don’t you suppose there’s a carpenter or an auto worker that will be glad to have a job? So what are you going to do with the other $990,000,000?’ Eventually they come up with ‘invest it’. So then I ask ‘where exactly do you think the money comes from to build a factory, or a store, or an apartment building, etc.? And what happens if the government takes that money so they can pay somebody to sit on their ass all day and not work?’

        2. avatar Andrew Turpin says:

          I hope that is sarcasm because this is 100% false.

          I’m a CPA and I’ve done/seen tax returns for both large corporations and very wealthy individuals.

          They do pay taxes. There are preferential rates for things like qualified dividends and capital gains, along with taking advantage of things like large charitable contributions you can make it to where they pay less taxes but none of that is “rich guy magic” unavailable to us mere mortals. 90% of us could do more things to save taxes, but it always comes at a cost, of either available cash or throwing $1 away to chase $.20 in tax savings.

    2. avatar C.S. says:

      The markup aren’t that high for consumer electronics. Even so a 10x markup from the original procuder to end customer would not be out of the ordinary… Although the product often goes through many agents and middlemen. I laugh at these anti-Trump people worried about tariffs… A 15% customs duty on a $1 shirt is 15cents… which can retail for $20… IMO we’re screwing ourselves with our light customs taxes and tariffs.

      1. Yeah, but there’s an applied Tax of having a Shipping Company shipping it to the Store too…

    3. avatar cc says:

      not an inventory tax issue since most jurisdiction don’t have an inventory tax, and the sales seem to be in jurisdictions that do not. probably those stores are among the Walmart stores that will not be selling guns

    4. avatar Laura Wisniewski says:

      Not true about Walmart pricing items high. I worked as a Department Manager and TV’s are not where they make money. It was very shocking when I scanned those higer priced items and saw what the actual profit was! It’s the smaller accessories that have a much higer profit. Rural Walmarts sell firearms and ammo for those who like to hunt. They have special order catalogs that allow you to pay down on a firearm like a lay away system

  5. avatar Joel IV says:

    I am at Walmart in Nacogdoches, Texas right now and there are a couple of guys doing inventory, but no mark downs yet.

    1. avatar Hank says:

      No sale here in central Texas, either. Nada, zip, zilch.

      1. avatar Cam says:

        None in Baton Rouge, I was hoping for a cheap marlin 30/30 for the truck

  6. avatar Danny L Griffin says:

    Great. Did you advertise that one could get a good AR-15 from PSA last week for $349? Half off.

    1. avatar PRK543 says:

      $350 might even include your FFL transfer fee on a complete lower or a flip up rear sight.

      Especially if you combine this: https://palmettostatearmory.com/psa-ar15-freedom-classic-lower-flat-dark-earth-7779346.html

      With this: https://palmettostatearmory.com/blem-psa-16-mid-length-5-56-nato-1-7-phosphate-classic-upper-with-bcg-ch-5165448396.html

      That comes to $320 with free shipping.

      1. avatar Rokurota says:

        FDE lower with a black upper? I can’t even.

  7. avatar Ragnarredbeard says:

    This looks like an annual thing. A quick google shows this happening at least the last two years running the last week of August.

  8. avatar Shire-man says:

    I don’t think Walmart is getting out of the firearms business. My local store just finished a massive remodel of the sporting goods section which included adding many gun display cases of which they previously had zero.

    1. avatar Shawn says:

      Mine did as well. They had an FFL but got out of selling guns. They still sell ammo though. They recently remodeled and took put the gun display back but it only has boxes of ammo that won’t fit in the main case.

      1. avatar Art out West says:

        I was just at my local Walmart yesterday. They just started selling guns (done some remodeling too). I didn’t know they were selling guns. I just went by to see about ammo. They didn’t have any discounts like this article talks about. Walmart does tend to have good prices on basic ammo.

        I was happy to see them selling guns, though I prefer to buy from my LGS. The firearm selection at Walmart was pretty basic (few 22s, shotguns, bolt and lever action rifles (maybe around 20 guns altogether).

        Bi-Mart is much better

  9. avatar Green Mtn. Boy says:

    I wrote Wally World off as a place I cared to shop for any firearms,hunting supplies or fishing products,during the ammunition crunch of a few years back,due to the way they treated it’s customers.

    1. avatar larrylarry says:

      Curious what way you’re referring to? My local Walmarts limited the amount you could purchase in one day, but the prices remained pretty much what they were before the crunch.

      The problem around here was local gun stores sending multiple flunkies out early in the mornings to buy what they could then reselling at huge markup. The day before prices went crazy I bought a box of 50 Hornady steel case .223 for $25 at Academy. The next day, I stopped in a local gun store on a whim and saw the same exact box for $90. Similar markups on Wolf and budget Remington ammo. Don’t even ask what the good stuff was priced.

      I’ve never been more happy to be a reloader. I only bought the steel case to take a friend shooting and I’m always leery about letting others shoot my reloads, even though I’ve never had an issue.

    2. avatar Leighton Cavendish says:

      I saw guys selling ammo at gun shows…they bragged about going to WM every day and getting their ammo…then going to the show and selling it for double the price…
      I don’t/didn’t blame WM.
      Stock up now while prices are good…guns AND ammo.

  10. avatar Anonymous says:

    Look at the receipt. That was over a week ago. The deals are over. I just checked a Walmart I’m near – no deals at all. Tulsa, OK.

  11. avatar arc says:

    Does this apply to ammo? I need more 9mil

    1. I doubt it! Walmart is counting on you to buy the Product and ANY Accessories related or non-related to the product as well…

  12. avatar Daniel says:

    None of the Walmart stores around me sell any firearms, most don’t even sell any ammo. Sucks living in California. I would buy a Mini 14 so fast. That’s a great price.

    1. avatar SurfGW says:

      The Walmart’s near me sell only ammo, not guns and the signs say “clearance”. This is after most of the California Walmart’s stopped selling ammo in January. Sounds to me like they are getting out of the gun business!

    2. avatar Mark N. says:

      WalMart stopped selling firearms in California years ago. Last time I visited one of the stores here, the ammo was gone gone gone, and the ammo in the locked case replaced with other items, thanks to the new ammo law hassles no doubt.

  13. avatar RA-15 says:

    I tried to find a mini 14 at several walmart stores a few months back. I was told they were out of stock & would not be sold any longer. N.Y. I missed the last one the Auburn store had by 1 day. Priced at $769.00

  14. avatar Mystickal says:

    Just checked a WalMart in DFW – plenty of rifles and shotguns, but all at regular prices, no discounts.

    1. avatar michael says:

      which one? my dfw walmart only carries ammo, and it’s mostly ammo that isnt great.

    2. avatar Von says:

      I asked the guy at the counter, in Oklahoma City, if they all on sale, he said only the ones with the yellow clearance tags.

  15. avatar L says:

    OK, so is there a source for this information beyond an anecdote of the writer and his local Wal-Mart in particular? I can’t find any other press releases online about this at all.

    I’m in the boonies so I don’t want to waste a 45 minute drive to the nearest Wally World (plus 45 minutes back) just to be disappointed.

  16. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    A buck-twenty-four for a Ruger takedown?
    That’s a fantastic price!

    1. avatar none says:

      that isn’t the takedown. the takedownd was 170 (still good)

      1. avatar IN Dave says:

        That’s odd. His receipt shows 3 10/22 all with the same sku for 125. Nothing on his receipt shows 170’s and the picture he has displayed is either a takedown or a 10/22 that fell apart upon unboxing and should have been a lot less than $125 then.

  17. avatar El Duderino says:

    I checked the Wally Worlds near me, no Mini-14s and the 10/22s seemed to be priced “normal.” No interest in budget bolt action rifles.

  18. avatar OFWG says:

    Not happening at mine yet. May be limited to urban stlres.

  19. avatar tsbhoa.p.jr says:

    o boy, this is gonna be great! break out the giardinara.

  20. avatar TruthTellers says:

    Too bad Walmarts in my state don’t sell guns, cuz I would get a Savage Axis or Weatherby Vanguard. Total steal at those prices.

    The Mini 14 ain’t worth shit.

    1. avatar BLAMMO says:

      The newer Minis are damn good rifles. And an absolute steal at $400. I’d be all over that deal.

      1. avatar skoon says:

        Id buy a new mini at 400 so fast my credit card would melt

  21. avatar Ark says:

    I basically stopped going to Wally World for anything after they made some shitty changes to the ammo inventory. Tula was replaced by that awful Winchester steel case at a higher price, and Perfecta went away in favor of Federal brass for, you guessed it, a higher price.

    1. avatar Mike says:

      I remember when a Mini14 was $399

      1. avatar Danny L Griffin says:

        I remember when a Mini14 was $399

        Still overpriced back then, huh?

        1. avatar Mike says:

          I bought a used one for $200

    2. avatar Newshawk says:

      The reason Walmart stopped carrying Perfecta ammo is because Tulammo America, who imports the ammo, entered into an exclusive contract with another seller back in 2016. The other seller? Cheaper than Dirt.

  22. avatar el Possum Guapo Operator Operating Opossumly says:

    There are no made in U.S.A.”ViseGrip” brand vise grips at this Walmart( made in China support communism) they had a sale and they are gone. Lots of China brand replacements. Bought a Stanley brand made in China and, what a pos compared to ViseGrip brand. I’m buying the real McCoy soon as I can

    1. avatar 16V says:

      The only made in the USA vise-grips available are NOS. And since it’s been that way for, what, 6 or 8 years, I wish you the best of luck finding any in 2018.

      There may be some distributors who bought a metric-F-ton before the move to China took place. Or some stuff that didn’t get rotated. But the new supply pipeline is 100% Irwin made in China.

    2. avatar Spock says:

      I don’t believe Vise Grips ( brand name of Irwin) have been made in the USA since 2013.

      1. avatar el Possum Guapo ect. says:

        That sux, I lost a lot of my tools when my truck did a back flip in the river. The last two pair I owned said USA, probably purchased in 1999 or so. Damn that sux, try to buy U.S.A. and there’s none to be found. Fck

        1. Try the HJE (Harry J. Epstein Company) in Kansas City, Mo. (816-421-4752) ! They claim to have Original Petersen Mfg. Company “Vise Grips”, but in Limited Supply. They specialize in Hard-to-Find US-Made Tools (harryepstein.com) …

  23. avatar Ragnarredbeard says:

    As an earlier commenter noted, the receipt from the OP is over a week old. 16 Aug to be precise.

    Would just like to thank the OP. “Buudy” is only half the word.

  24. avatar johnny go lightly says:

    Walmart pioneered the instant transfer of stock at sale. The stuff you grab in the store really isn’t owned by Walmart until literally the microsecond the sale is rung up on the register. It then moves to Walmart and then to you. All in 1000ths of a second. Saves all sort of money for Walmart proper. They are one of, if not the toughest retailer to deal with. Ain’t no negotiating.

  25. avatar Squiggy81 says:

    Left as soon as I saw the article. All firearms are gone. Cases empty. Bummer

    1. avatar Anonymous says:

      That’s because they ran an article about a sale a week ago – not today or yesterday.

  26. avatar WiscoDave says:

    Just called Walmart in Beaver Dam, WI. $170 for the takedown 10/22. They said they’d order it in for that price, too. About 3PM, CST.

  27. avatar MeRp says:

    Wish I would have realized that this was a week too late before I wasted all the time calling the local Wal-Marts. Ugh, that’s like a half hour of my life I’ll never get back. 🙁

  28. avatar ChanceMcCall says:

    Walmart Statement on Firearms Policy
    In light of recent events, we’ve taken an opportunity to review our policy on firearm sales. Going forward, we are raising the age restriction for purchase of firearms and ammunition to 21 years of age. We will update our processes as quickly as possible to implement this change.

    In 2015, Walmart ended sales of modern sporting rifles, including the AR-15. We also do not sell handguns, except in Alaska where we feel we should continue to offer them to our customers. Additionally, we do not sell bump stocks, high-capacity magazines and similar accessories. We have a process to monitor our eCommerce marketplace and ensure our policies are applied.

    We take seriously our obligation to be a responsible seller of firearms and go beyond Federal law by requiring customers to pass a background check before purchasing any firearm. The law would allow the sale of a firearm if no response to a background check request has been received within three business days, but our policy prohibits the sale until an approval is given.

    We are also removing items from our website resembling assault-style rifles, including nonlethal airsoft guns and toys. Our heritage as a company has always been in serving sportsmen and hunters, and we will continue to do so in a responsible way.

    1. avatar LarryinTX says:

      Great! And, while I’m old, this equates to I will never set foot in your store for the rest of my life. Since I realize you are really, really stupid, let me also point out that if you reverse this asinine position at some time in the future, I will not know or care, your brand is dead to me. Work on it, you may get a clue. How many people will suddenly begin to visit your store, due to these decisions? I am one who will never again. Can you find one (ONE!) to counter me?

  29. avatar tinhats says:

    My walmart just “disappeared” almost all of the gun magazines this week. I could not get an explanation.

  30. avatar IN Dave says:

    Regular price in east central Indiana. I would have been all over the takedown for that.

  31. avatar James W Crawford says:

    My three decade old Mini 14 is a solid gun for self defense or hunting.

    With a Redfield Counterstrike mounted far forward on an Ultimax Picatiny rail, it is accurate enough.

  32. avatar Francis says:

    “Walmart is cutting their prices on firearms all across the country and placing them on clearance.”As the other commenters have stated, nope, not all across the country.

    Add Las Vegas, Nevada as another community where the Walmarts are NOT having these having clearance sales like the deals in this article.

    Based on this article, I told a friend in Vegas, who rushed to get himself a deal, but found no discounted sale prices. I think it this article is a poor editor decision as the text does not mention which city/state this Walmart was in, contains no checks on information for any other city/states, and fails to mention the purchase was on 8/16/2018. The city (Albuquerque, NM) and date of sale are only known by zooming in on photo of receipt. A nationwide sale at Walmarts all over the country would have been cleaned out in less than a week. A lot of people wasted their time chasing non-existant deals based on this “Deal Alert” article.

  33. avatar el Possum Guapo Herr Standartenfuher"they think we're making pizza',"Oberst von Burn says:

    Walmart is up to no good.

  34. avatar Scott says:

    All the people complaining must be 60 years old and have never used the internet before today.

    Learn to read, and learn to be resourceful. The reason you’re seeing regular prices at your local Walmart is one of two reasons. All the clearance rifles are gone, purchased by more savvy shoppers than yourself. Or, the price labels were not changed and the prices on the tags are incorrect.

    Don’t run your mouth about OP or TTAG because you’re the idiot.

  35. avatar Phil says:

    Checked with local Walmart. Everything was gone within 24 hours!

  36. avatar Johnson Rod says:

    A Walmart in Arkansas did the same thing maybe 10 years ago. That particular Walmart was no longer going to carry firearms so they marked them down to get rid of them. I suspect that’s what the writer is talking about here. This is one store, not all stores, that is no longer going to carry firearms.

    1. Frankly I’d be surprised to believe that a Store Manager would have that kind of latitude, without getting permission by the Regional Manager. On the discontinuation of a specific produce line…

    2. avatar Phil says:

      No, the store I checked was in Southern Oklahoma. It seems to be nationwide.

  37. avatar J. Justiss says:

    NOT at all surprised. I’ve been working PT there for a while and can not read TTAG or any other gun-related sights while connected to the Walmart WiFi. They shut me down everytime with a ‘Forbidden Website’ message. Walmart is at the very least passively anti-2nd Amendment.

  38. avatar Jay says:

    Yes, Wammit seems to be “disapearing” gun magazines, and toy guns and some ammo.
    But there is something else disappearing from Wammit that is very important to the company’s well being. I am disappearing from Wammit, and many others like me that feel Wammit is anti gun and not supportive of this great nation that fostered it’s success. I don’t mind that Wammit sells Chiness BUT they should also have US manufacturing representation in their offerings. I’m would suggest Wammit closes there US stores and moves to China. Let’s see how that works out for them.

  39. avatar Leighton Cavendish says:

    Went to one local WalMart today (8/25) here in Orlando that sells guns…no great deals or clearance prices on guns OR ammo.
    Have another to check tomorrow.
    Plenty of ammo on the shelves…gun rack was full…just nothing I HAD to have…or at give-away prices as mentioned in this post.

  40. At the Caldwell ID Walmart they just put in a new and larger firearms counter. Some of the mentioned guns are on sale and sold out quickly. Others, including the 10/22 takedown at still at their normal price. Ditto for the shotguns I might have bought.

    The guy behind the counter was told by management that the want to get all their guns below $400.00 with the exception of a few guns for which their is a high demand. (Henry and Marlin lever guns were mentioned.

  41. Nobody is exactly sure why Walmart is developing a Virtual Reality Shopping System. But I suspect that the Walton Family is planning to make ALL Walmart Shopping “Virtual”. It would eliminate the need and Cost of Operating a Store, Insurance, Employees, Shoplifting and Taxes. You can Browse, Touch a Virtual Product, order it and have it Delivered to you. All without ever having to Step Into a Real Store.

    ( https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2018/08/21/walmart-patent-filings-envision-customers-strapping-headsets-virtually-shopping/?tid=ss_mail&utm_term=.a3c2133e5f84 ) …

  42. avatar raptor jesus says:

    Just got 600 rounds of 9mm for 17.5 cents/round at Wally World.

  43. oh well, where I live in commie amerika Walmart does not sell guns.

  44. avatar BRUCE CLARK says:

    The rifles at Walmart always appear to be cheap blemished knock offs of the originals. I never buy any guns at Walmart. Too big, too corporate. But I occasionally buy ammo if it’s on sale. I prefer to buy guns from local gun shops, it keeps them open so they can support the local economy. The biggest disappointment was when Bass Pro Shops finally opened a site in town. I couldn’t wait for it to open. When it opened I was one of it’s first customers. What a waste of time, everything there I could get for cheaper at the local mom & pops in town. All BPS’s are is a overpriced clothes store, sure they sell guns and ammo, but they won’t bargin on anything. Buy Local…

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