Saturday, November 19, 2005

White Box Ammo

I was late getting to Wal-Mart today and went directly to the ammo counter. I got the attention of the woman behind the counter.

"I'd like to see what you have in your Winchester Value Packs." I asked.

"Okay. I'm out of .38 Special, .357 magnum, and .40 S&W. I've got some .45 Auto 230 grain and .22 Long Rifle."

I grinned. "My favorite. Can I have one of each?"

"Okay," she asked. "What's going on? Guys have been coming in here today asking for Winchester white box. I there something special about that ammo?"

"No, ma'am. Just a bunch of us internet guys are going to Wal-Mart stores today, trying to buy ammo. Trying to make a statement. Trying to show that we count as customers. We call it National Ammo Day."

She worked the register. "Well, I have a lot of Remington and a lot of Federal, but you guys are coming in asking for Winchester white box. I figured something was up. I'm glad we have a truck coming in Tuesday, because I am about out of value packs."

I picked up my bag. "Thanks a lot."

So, on my bench right now, I have another hundred rounds of .45 ACP and 500 rounds of .22LR. And to all the guys who came before me at that particular store, and all the folks everywhere who bought ammo today, thanks a lot. Maybe we made a statement.


Standard Mischief said...

My first time buying Winchester white box. I noted the shortage too. Does Mall-Wart stock it in 7.62x39? Google says Winchester makes it.

Pawpaw said...

Yeah, the Wal-Mart I used is close to work and I noticed three boxes of 7.62X39. That particular Wal-Mart is in Alexandria and is in a prime shopping neighborhood. There are literally two hundred retail stores within a half-mile.

The other Wal-Mart in my area is on the outskirts of Pineville, and it is located in a predominately redneck area. It normally has a fully-stocked firearms department and does a landslide business in sporting goods of all types.

I used the one downtown yesterday because I was close by.

Anonymous said...

OH SHIT I FORGOT! I guess a day late is ok?

Flintlock Tom said...

I feel like a piker...100 rds 45 ACP and 50 rds of the same in hollow-point.

San Diego, CA