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Windham AR15 at Walmart - good deal?

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by Nimbus, Dec 15, 2012.

  1. Nimbus

    Nimbus Walla Walla Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Stopped by my local Walmart today & just had to check out thier guns.

    One of the guns that caught my eye was a Windham AR-15. It appears to be quite a buy at $800.00. I have a Bushmaster Varminter but it's pretty heavy with the multiple optics I have on it & the 24" barrel. I thought a carbine with iron sights might be a good companion for the Varminter.

    Am I missing something or is this a pretty good deal. And please, no long post about build your own because I feel I lack the knowledge & experience with AR's to bother.

    Opinions appreciated! :)
     
  2. MrBlack

    MrBlack Portland, OR Active Member

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    Windham is a new start by the former head of Bushmaster from what I have been told. My boss bought several, right after I finished a Noveske build. Even Side by side with the Noveske, I was very impressed with the general fit and quality. IMO it needed a trigger, but I like a very nice trigger. I think its worth the money, and everyone I have asked (who's opinions I trust) have tended to feel the same. You may want to check to see if there is any reviews on AR15.com also, as I have no trigger time on one and can only comment on the fit and finish of the build and a bunch of opinions. =)

    Hope that helps!
     
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  3. Creeper

    Creeper Ravensdale, WA. Member

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    I've known Doug Price, the production manager at WW, on a professional level for a number of years, so I have a bit of insight. You are getting a gun with a materials and build quality level that far exceeds it's Walmart price. Think of it this way, you are paying well under cost + 10%.

    Hope you bought it yesterday... it may be gone today. :rolleyes:
     
  4. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    It is a good rifle if you get what you want. So far I have not found the model I want. Came close but it wa a Manoe approved rifle (fixed butt stock).
     
  5. Nimbus

    Nimbus Walla Walla Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    I shopped for a new AR-15 last weekend & decided to buy one today with all the gun legislation talk. The three stores I visited had sold most of thier AR's over the weekend. One store sold over 12 black rifles just on Saturday. Keep in mind I live in a very rural area where the largest city in a 50 mile radius is 10,000.

    I decided to buy the SigSauer M400 with the CP1 scope. For $897.00 it seemed like the best buy. For some reason I liked the way it handled better than the Windham Weapons. That said, I am an old Sig Sauer man at heart & own many of thier handguns so that porbably played a bigger roll than I willing ti admit! Touch decisions!

    At least I have my Christmas taken care of...I wonder if I should get something for my wife?
     
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  6. 1stklass

    1stklass salem oregon Well-Known Member

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    I live in Molalla and went into Walmart today but they did not even have a gun section in Woodburn so i will try Portland next. I got excited to see the Windham in my local gunstore until i saw the price of FOURTEEN HUNDRED DOLLARS!!!!! :huh: i would much rather support my local gunstore but when i can buy 3/4s of another whole rifle for the difference i guess i gotta go shop at the cheap store... can anyone tell me if there is a huge difference between these Windham guns at my local store and the Windham ones at walmart??? like gold plating, diamond tipped charging handles, fingerprint identification on the safeties and retinal scans built into the scopes? or am i just paying my local gunstore 600 bucks to drive to walmart and pick the gun up for me. If that is the case i'll have them pick up some groceries, cat litter, and the new issue of Shotgun news and some more christmas lights and candy canes.
     
  7. mpperales

    mpperales Happy Valley, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    You're not going to find ANY firearms in ANY Portland Walmart stores...
     
  8. 1stklass

    1stklass salem oregon Well-Known Member

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    Ok well screw Portland then, i'm pretty sure the Wal Marts in Salem still carry firearms :thumbup:
     
  9. 1stklass

    1stklass salem oregon Well-Known Member

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    Dang, looked on walmarts website, limited stock in Wood Village, Limited stock in Helens, and only store in oregon that carries full selection of guns seems to be Lebanon. no Windhams showing on the website but they do have Sig m400's just out of stock at all oregon stores. you can go on their website and link so that when the local store gets them in stock they will email you and let you know.
     
  10. Focer

    Focer Mt Hood Active Member

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    I have looked on their site a few times in the past and it always says limited stock. I then would call the store, get put on hold for a long time, then have someone who "doesn't work in that department" waste more time to not be "able to find anything like that." If you have to buy there you might as well drive there and get the full Walmart experience
     
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  11. smithmax

    smithmax here Member

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    1stklass, I'm not sure where you got your OR walmart gun info, but the walmarts in the Eugene and Roseburg all have a decent rifle/shotgun selection last time I checked. Fred Meyer also sells guns in the more rural stores.
     
  12. biggie24420

    biggie24420 Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    odiesplace97301 silverton area Member

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    The wal mart in Dallas had firearms last week
     
  14. JimmyD

    JimmyD Salem,Or Member

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    They didnt on sunday...
     
  15. Nimbus

    Nimbus Walla Walla Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Thanks for the link! I was really impressed with Windham & if I can ever buy an AR-15 again I would put them on the top of my list. I guess I bought the Sig M400 because Sig is such a know quanity to me.