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Fred Myer Starts to sell guns

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by SOshooter, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. SOshooter

    SOshooter Rogue Valley, OR Member

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    I was surprised last night when I discovered that north medford Fred Myers store has a dedicated area for gun sale. Not only rifles, but also pistols are displayed. Not sure if Walmart is gun owner friendly, but Fred Myers definitely wants a piece of cake from gun sale business.
     
  2. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    Many Freddy stores have been selling firearms for a year or more. I don't buy modern firearms, but I do buy some of my ammo there.

    Keith
     
  3. Will_Power

    Will_Power OR via OK Active Member

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    Is there a comprehensive list of which Freddie's are selling guns now somewhere?
     
  4. Arkarayne

    Arkarayne Medford, OR Member

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    Kinda a rehash of previous threads, but:

    Fred Meyer began about a year ago experimenting with selling guns and ammo in thier stores again. (before bought by kroger they did.) They started with semi-rural FM's up north, and the Alaska ones sold them still anyway so they took data from there as well. IF the pilot program succeeded they would expand to more stores and eventually the entire chain.

    So, my guess is the program's succeeding, and they're expanding. I haven't been in the North FM in a while, mostly just to grab lunch, hadn't really explored after the remodel (which should of been a hint honestly. :sleep:). But I guess i'll be making a stop today. Previous observers have said the initial stock was a little meager, with comparable prices to say, Sportsman's, maybe cheaper. obviously the start will be meager because they gotta dust off those old supplier books and get stock again. We'll see what happens but honestly i'd buy from FM if it meant not buying from other places. (which is a 10-50 post thread in itself, so i'll leave it at that.)

    Let's see what they're sellin'. :thumbup:
     
  5. pioneer461

    pioneer461 Columbia County, Oregon Active Member

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    My local Freddy's has been selling guns, ammo, etc. for several months. I can get better gun prices elsewhere, but I have made ammo purchases there.

    The down side is, I have heard the sales clerk give out bad advice to potential gun buyers. The guy who runs the gun counter, is the same guy who sells paint and hardware. Apparently no one in my local store really knows much about firearms, so if you are not sure about what you want, I'd go elsewhere. The store manager has the FFL, but there is no requirement to know anything about guns in order to sell them.

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  6. Arkarayne

    Arkarayne Medford, OR Member

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    Yeah I can agree with that. Having worked for the company before, unless they have personal knowledge, take anything said with a grain of salt. All they want is a sale, or to go back to thier department lol, sale optional. Highly doubtful they'd hire a dedicated person for guns/ammo/background calls, so you'll be getting either a 'sporting goods', auto, or hardware attendant, who most likely has alot to do (we usually did :(). If you go in, know what you want.
     
  7. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to 2009, good to hear that you've fully recovered from the coma.....:p
     
  8. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I haven't seen any of the WA stores even selling ammo, let alone guns. They have the locked cases, but all they contain is paintball, pellet and BB guns.

    And the Wal*Marts have any ammo left well hidden under the counter and locked up.

    Most Safeways don't even sell gun magazines anymore here.

    Deen
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  9. riverrat373

    riverrat373 Washington State Member

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    Here's the list of FM stores I have been able to compile so far...... North Medford. Newberg, Scapoose and Warrenton by Astoria. I think someone also mentioned Coos Bay, but I'm not sure on that one. I don't know if any WA stores are selling firearms yet. I would recommend that you send an email or letter to Fred Meyer headquarters in Portland and show your support!
     
  10. riverrat373

    riverrat373 Washington State Member

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    Fred Meyer has a great selection of gun magazines!:thumbup:
     
  11. spikedzombies

    spikedzombies Lakewood/Tacoma Member

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    Puyallup store selling guns ammo now.
     
  12. david58

    david58 Oregon Member

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    I think this is really good news - - they made the move away from selling guns, then ammo, here in Albany about 15 years ago, before Kroger bought them. I'm planning on letting Freddy management hear that about this - that it is a GOOD move, and I would encourage everyone on the board to do so as well. I'd also suggest that members here do the same - this change is good news for gun owners.

    Now, I wonder what would happen if some of us slightly more knowledgable folks decided to moonlight at Fred's behind the gun counter....
     
  13. R-Rizzo

    R-Rizzo NW Oregon Member

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    Don't even get me started on this.....
     
  14. jyerxa

    jyerxa Graham Member

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    It must have been my lucky day not long ago. A walmart in Puyallup was remodeling and I could just pick the amo off the shelf myself. I paid for it and then realized I forgot some paint for my BBQ. So I bought that, and I HAD to give them my zip code to make that purchase. :huh:
     
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  15. RB87

    RB87 Oregon Active Member

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    They gotta have that zip code marketing data! Just transpose numbers or give one from another area nearby. My favorite zip to use is 90210. My phone number is often 867-5309.
     
  16. rednek80

    rednek80 Bend, Oregon, United States New Member

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    The Bend, Oregon FM has been selling guns for nearly a year now.
     
  17. sadiesassy

    sadiesassy Prescott Active Member

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    Fred Meyers and Wallmart both have sold firearms in smaller / more rural settings. Where there are not a lot of sources.
    They do not advertise which stores have them so you may have to call.

    I figured WEood burn would have one - Nope But found Freddies in Newberg has them.
    I think they are keeping it low key.
    Some stores are doing a pretty good business.
    Wallmart - if they do not have it will order it - at least the place I was at
    Saves driving in

    I do not know if they cover sales int he local papers or if yo need to go it.
     
  18. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    Here is a crappy cell phone photo of the Newberg Fred Meyers gun counter.

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    It looked to me that they had a larger selection than my local Bi-Mart. The prices were about what you'd expect, but it did look like they do have some guns on sale from time to time. There were the orange sale tags on a few and the orange stubs left behind from previous sale tags. I guess you'd just have to go into the store weekly and check to see what's on sale that week.
     
  19. glockguy

    glockguy Albany Oregon Well-Known Member

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    thats pretty awesome! i wish albany would do that
     
  20. BillM

    BillM Amity OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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