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    Last week I was in Bi Mart looking for a new knife, the last one broke when I used it as a pry bar. I picked out a Kershaw Scallion told the clerk I would take it and started to walk away when I was informed that I could not have the knife in the store. The clerk looked down at my waist and said this is kinda stupid but it is a corporate safety policy. I said OK by me and was escorted to the register where the knife was handed over to the checker. The checkertook the knifelaughed and apologized for the silly rule.The checker then stated that her husband had started to OC when he was walking the dog and I gave her an OC pamphlet. All in all a good OC experiance, but one of those things that makes you goHMMMMM.
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    Orphan wrote:
    Last week I was in Bi Mart looking for a new knife, the last one broke when I used it as a pry bar. I picked out a Kershaw Scallion told the clerk I would take it and started to walk away when I was informed that I could not have the knife in the store. The clerk looked down at my waist and said this is kinda stupid but it is a corporate safety policy. I said OK by me and was escorted to the register where the knife was handed over to the checker. The checker¬*took the knife¬*laughed and apologized for the silly rule.¬*The checker then stated that her husband had started to OC when he was walking the dog and I gave her an OC pamphlet. All in all a good OC experiance, but one of those¬* things that makes you go¬*HMMMMM.
    They might say it's for safety, when it's actually an anti-shoplifting measure. I was buying a knife in Outdoor Emporium in Seattle and there was a sign on the counter that said something like "Due to the theft of some high value knives, they will be taken up to the register for you." However, the guy just gave me the knife(Cold Steel Ti-Lite 4") and I went to the register myself.

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    Isn't that a funny practice, I think they do that so you can't shoot the place up.I bought my sons Crickett .22lr from Walmart, while OC'ing. They had to call a manager to finalize the sale and escort me to the door. It took 20 minutes to geta manager there. Then he walked me to the door so he could hand me a single shot bolt action .22, while i had my PT111 strapped to my side with 12+1. If I wanted to shoot the place up, I surely wouldn't do it with the new rifle.
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    It all started with the Governator saying, "I'd like a Plasma rifle in the 40 watt range, that shotgun, and the long-slide 45".

    "Good choice - wait a minute, you can't load that in here!"

    "Bang"

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    Federal Way Walmart.... I was OC'ing my 1911 and I needed 5 boxes of 16ga shot shells which happened to be locked in the ammo case. The manager had to escort the shells to the front of the store, then cut the line in front of some folks to ring me up.

    The next day I went in and bought 24 boxes of 12ga off the shelf - no escort....

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    Federal Way Walmart.... I was OC'ing my 1911 and I needed 5 boxes of 16ga shot shells which happened to be locked in the ammo case. The manager had to escort the shells to the front of the store, then cut the line in front of some folks to ring me up.

    The next day I went in and bought 24 boxes of 12ga off the shelf - no escort....

    I buy most of my pistol ammo from WalMart (Bellingham). I've never had an escort to the door. I pay for my ammo at the gun counter, then continue shopping and check-out as normal. I did have an exit door greeter check my receipt one time, thats it though.


    Funny though, they walked you out for shot shells while carrying a 1911. How were the shot shells going to fit the .45 chamber? I always OC my 9 or 45. Even with the gun to match the ammo, no onehas everescorted me to the door.Just shows how much common sense they have at WalMart.
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    M1Gunr wrote:
    Federal Way Walmart.... I was OC'ing my 1911 and I needed 5 boxes of 16ga shot shells which happened to be locked in the ammo case. The manager had to escort the shells to the front of the store, then cut the line in front of some folks to ring me up.

    The next day I went in and bought 24 boxes of 12ga off the shelf - no escort....
    I always thought that was kinda odd.

    I buy shotgun shells off of the shelf in Wal-mart no problem. But anything else, they have to hold your hand the entire way.

    Must be because shotguns, for the most part, aren't EVIL BLACK GUNS.
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    9mm and .45 ACP come out of that same locked ammo case. No escorts, maybe its just me?

    EDIT: Maybe their idea is to avoid theft, by escorting to the cash register, pay before you take posesion. Walmart seems to avoid this by having you pay at the gun counter. BiMart may not have that luxury. As for firearms being escorted to the door I think that may have something to do with state law, not their fear of you shooting up the joint. Maybe, the state is afraid you may shoot up the place.
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    tyguy808 wrote:
    Isn't that a funny practice, I think they do that so you can't shoot the place up.
    Except that he was buying a knife. They didn't mention his OC pistol, just that he couldn't carry the knife in the store.

    Sort of like we can openly carry a dozen pistols in Seattle, but if I put a fixed blade knife in a holster on my belt it is illegal. Go figure.

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    I did have an exit door greeter check my receipt one time, that's it though.
    Usually when this happens to me I politely just say "no thanks"and keep walking regardless of what I purchased. I really gets some funny looks, but what are they really going to do? Tackle me?

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    Escorting to the door is company policy for te most part as shrinkage prevention.

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    Trigger Dr wrote:
    shrinkage prevention.
    Haha! He said shrinkage!

    Is that like going in the hot tub versus the pool?
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    No, like inventory

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    tyguy808 wrote:
    Trigger Dr wrote:
    shrinkage prevention.
    Haha! He said shrinkage!

    Is that like going in the hot tub versus the pool?


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    The Walmart here in Vancouver is simply SAD when it comes to ammo....they had ONE box pistol ammo last time I checked! :X

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    Here it is

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    Cabela's is the same way. I OC'd into the Post Falls, ID location to buy a new Benchmade (I love those knives) and they placed the knife in a plastic lock box and escorted me to the front. It is to prevent theft of high value knives. Having worked in retail with high value items, I can completely understand why they do it.

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    Never having worked in retail the theft issue never crossed my mind, I think you guys are right. All I could think at the time was here I am S&W 9mm 33 rds avaliable and they are worried about a knife with a2 1/2 inch blade. It makes sense to me now.



    Thanks for the education in retail loss managment.
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    I picked out a Kershaw Scallion
    Well, I have my share of Kershaws, and I don't want to disappoint you, but... the Scallion won't be much good as a pry bar either.




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    I have scolded myself and promised to not use this one for a pry bar, we will see how long I can make it. I have ahistoryof breaking knives they are just so handy and most times make perfectly good hammers, wire cutters, pry bars etc.
    Throw me to the wolves and I will come back leading the pack.

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