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Handguns and ARs at Fred Meyer!

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by david58, Jul 5, 2013.

  1. david58

    david58 Oregon Member

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    They are remodeling the local Freddie's. Was looking for some vegetable fertilizer, and lo and behold I spied a firearms display, complete with handguns and ARs. They had quite selling guns and ammo twenty years ago or so, but now the Albany Freddies is back in the game.

    They have the shelves for ammo, but only had Blazer 9mm, and about 3 bucks too high at that. But it sure does feel good to see another outlet!
     
  2. 206thsense

    206thsense Seattle, WA, USA Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Congrats. I keep checking the local Freddie's around where I live here in Western WA, but no luck.

    Maybe someday...
     
  3. Will

    Will Everett Active Member

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    Wow I remember when Freddie's quit selling ammo in WA, good to see they might be trying to better serve there customers again.
     
  4. FullCaliberII

    FullCaliberII Pierce County, WA Active Member

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    It's hit and miss. We have two Fred Meyers in Puyallup; one sells firearms and one does not. Of course, the one nearest me does not :(
     
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  5. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    I have said this before here, but I'll say it again.

    I worked for Fred Meyer about 5 years ago, and they were bringing back the gun and ammo counters to the stores in the more "rural" areas of Oregon and Washington Newberg, Newport, Warren and I think St.Helens were the Oregon stores. The pilot project went well, so they started expanding the project. Oregon City and Canby stores got new gun counters maybe 8-10 months ago. If you store doesn't have one and you feel so inclined, ask to talk to the store manager and ask them about it. If you get enough people showing interest, maybe it will happen. It does require some space, so there maybe limitations physically, but it's worth a shot.
     
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    porkchopexpress Tualatin, Oregon Active Member

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    David58, which Fred Meyer? They are remodeling the Tualatin store right now but I haven't seen any ammo.
     
  7. Brutus57

    Brutus57 Skagit County Well-Known Member

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    Isn't it great when good ol fashioned capitalism trumps anti gun hysteria?
     
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  8. david58

    david58 Oregon Member

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    Albany. I wouldn't hold my breath for residents in Corvallis....
     
  9. westcoastal

    westcoastal north coast of oregon Active Member

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    Freddie's in Tillamook finally has ammo on the shelves again
     
  10. Benny503

    Benny503 Grants Pass Well-Known Member

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    Freddy in Medford have lots of ammo, i picked up 2 boxes of 40 hornady critical defend and 3 boxes of 380 remington golden saber jhp 25 runds per box. They still have lots of ammo left. The only thing they can't sell any guns because they accidently let their license expired. They have plenty guns in stocks but cant sell till few more weeks.
     
  11. parallax

    parallax eugene, or-gun Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I went to the coast on july 3rd, freddies in Newport had ar-15's.. some weird brand I never heard of, like windyham?:huh:
     
  12. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    Windham Weaponry.

    When Freedom Group bought Bushmaster and moved the factory out of town, the previous employees got together and started Windham.
     
  13. mrblond

    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

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    Or Salem....
     
  14. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    me thinks they are realizing the revenue they are missing out in that market and that's the reason they are expanding.

    Probably kicking themselves in the arse for the fact that within the last 18 months they haven't had the cheddar in their pockets.
     
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    dmv9 Seattle, WA Member

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    The one in Issaquah WA also sells guns and ammo as well. And no, they have no 9mm ammo.
     
  16. Dan1477

    Dan1477 Beaverton, Oregon Active Member

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    Hillsboro has pistols and ammo, but I don't remember seeing AR's. It is possible I just wasn't paying much attention.
     
  17. Bajablast

    Bajablast Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    The Hillsboro store on Cornelius Pass Rd right near the new Hillsboro Hops Stadium. I was in there today, got a 100 round box of WWB .45acp and watched a guy buy one of the two AR-15s they had on display. They also had two of the new Ruger 10-22 takedown models for $349.99

    The nice gal behind the counter says they get ammo in on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday stocked by 10 AM. Sadly, there was no .22lr left by this morning, but they did have a lot of WWB .45 acp like I bought, 10mm, .44 mag, .223 and 5.56 as well as several other rifle calibers and some other pistol calibers--though no 9mm or .380 acp. Limit 3 boxes PER CALIBER per person.

    It is a start to finding some ammo. Let's hope it continues........

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  18. Born2hunt

    Born2hunt Linn cnty Member

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    They have taken some heat in Albany for doing this...Its nice to see them not cave in to all the anti gun crap. Said its going to take time to build the new sporting goods center up like they want and ammo is of course still hard to find. If you have some free time shoot them an email and tell em thx for carrying firearms and show them not everyone is a against this. Getting some letters to the editor in the local paper too...lots of pissed off liberals
     
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    John H Whatcom County Well-Known Member

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    Bellingham Freddy does not have it yet but , on the ATF website the Bakerview one is listed as having a FFL , so we should be getting them soon.
     
  20. springfield0612

    springfield0612 Poulsbo Member

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    Bremerton, WA in Kitsap County has been selling guns and ammo for the past few months. When I was in a couple months back they had a fully stocked case of handguns when all other retailers in the area were empty. Prices were low to midrange on most guns. nice to see. Wish it wasn't so far out of my way i'd stop in more regularly. now if they sold reloading components.