Newberg Fred Meyer

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  1. soberups

    soberups Well-Known Member

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    I recently bought a Ruger LCR at the Newberg Fred Meyer.

    I would rate the experience as a positive one. The prices on the guns there are normally a bit high, but if you wait until they go on sale they are pretty competitive. The selection is excellent; they had Glocks, Springfield XD's, Rugers, Smith&Wessons, Charter Arms and Tauruses (Taurii?) in the handgun case. No Jennings or Hi-points, just the higher-end stuff. In terms of long gun inventory, they were roughly on par with the average Bi-Mart. They dont carry AR's or AK's, but I did see some "tactical" shotguns. They also had scopes and laser sights. Ammo selection was mediocre, but they did have at least something in stock for most calibers.

    All the guns have some really funky trigger locks on them, but they will take them off if you want to handle or dry-fire one.

    I went in there at 8:30 at night and I had to stand and wait a few minutes for them to free up the guy who is authorized to do firearm sales; I think he was helping a customer in another part of the store. This did not bother me in the least, as I am well aware of the fact that they cant just let anyone process gun sales. The guy was very professional and friendly and seemed to be very knowledgable about guns in general. And the bottom line is that there is now a store 5 minutes from my house that sells handguns 7 days a week until 11:00 at night:p...so having to wait a few minutes to be served isnt even worth complaining about.

    One rule they do have is that, once you buy the gun, they have to carry it out of the store for you. It seems silly (and the clerk felt that way too) but rather than be annoyed by it I choose instead to applaud Fred Meyer for being willing to expand into the gun business while other big retailers such as WalMart and Sears have dropped out of it. I know for a fact that some of their libtard customers have called to complain about them getting into the gun business, so if they are willing to "take the heat" and sell guns, I am willing to put up with some silly rule that was probably a "compromise" at the corporate level.

    All in all I give them an A minus to B+ rating. Its just pretty darn cool to have something fun to look at while my wife is browsing the feminine hygiene aisle!
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    It seems like the escort to the door is pretty common. Bob's in Longview, Bi-mart, Joes, Fred Meyer, etc...have always escorted me to the door or at least close to it with the weapon.

    I've already bought several firearms from Fred Meyer since last year and the transactions have been pleasant. Did a special order through them and it was smooth. No complaints.
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    Dick's sporting goods, and Big-5 too - escort to the door. I think this is common in the big-box type stores, to keep you from wandering about with the firearm and potentially making other customers feel uncomfortable. Unlike a more gun-specific store, they have customers there who may not be over the 'gun heebie-jeebies'.