Academy sports new rules on AR accessories

rosewood

Senior Member
I went to academy last week wanted a new tackle box. I noticed it was heavy, looked in it and found 200 rounds (4 boxes) of .22 LR. I took it to the guys at the gun counter, they said it happens all the time. SMH
You should have bought your 2 box quota. They are hard to find. I am betting someone bought their 2 box quota and stashed those for their friend to come and pick up some after work. You foiled the plan.

This may be why they now require you to purchase your ammo before shopping on their Monday and Thursday delivery day ammo rush.

Rosewood
 
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ryanh487

Senior Member
Academy's selection of AR accessories was never anything to talk about, mostly magpul stuff, and nothing other than standard items, my stepson and I both normally buy anything AR related from a few select sites online, neither one of us would go there specifically for something for an AR, only reason he was in there was his wife was returning some workout clothing, while he was waiting he figured he would pick up a pic rail if they had one, (for an AR9 he built for his wife )

I have a hard time believing theft of AR accessories is a "thing" now ,, especially in Cartersville
Anywhere meth is a thing then theft is a thing. If you don't think cartersville has a meth problem, i suggest you do a little late night recon at the local walmart.
 

rosewood

Senior Member
For awhile they had their handgun mags behind the counter. Been a few years back, but they said it was because of theft. Must have died down.

Rosewood
 

Dub

Top Chef
Anywhere meth is a thing then theft is a thing. If you don't think cartersville has a meth problem, i suggest you do a little late night recon at the local walmart.


Truth spoken.

Once the door to meth is opened... it doesn't take long to sink it's hooks into them and take them down along with those closest to them.

Theft, violent behavior and altered brain chemistry all in the mix.
 
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transfixer

Senior Member
Anywhere meth is a thing then theft is a thing. If you don't think cartersville has a meth problem, i suggest you do a little late night recon at the local walmart.
I am well aware of that, meth is actually only part of the issue around there and north of there, heroin and fentanyl is very prevalent in that area as well, having been in that store I just didn't equate theft being a problem there.
 

rosewood

Senior Member
I stopped by the academy in Warner Robins this evening. All of their AR stuff is still on the Shelf. Nothing is locked up
 
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I would bet Academy has enough stores in areas where they cite and release shoplifters that they have to do this. Bail Reform / Criminal Justice Reform are a big reason you see this. If all you get is a ticket, no arrest and secured bail you have no reason to not shoplift all day every day.
 

rosewood

Senior Member
"Criminal Justice Reform". That means criminals have to stay longer in prison for the victims to get justice and the criminals to be reformed right?
 

Geezer Ray

Senior Member
Just one of many harassment techniques coming, we will all need to learn patience and try to out last them. Hopefully they will go away with intelligence gains. VOTE EVERY TIME YOU GET A CHANCE.
 

rosewood

Senior Member
Just one of many harassment techniques coming, we will all need to learn patience and try to out last them. Hopefully they will go away with intelligence gains. VOTE EVERY TIME YOU GET A CHANCE.
And if you are a demonrat, you can vote multiple times...
 

BeerThirty

Senior Member
I really think you guys are getting all worked up for nothing. Furthermore, it's like you're just waiting their to pounce the second Academy makes one bad move. Is it really that big of an inconvenience to you that they lock a few items up?

Personally, I really like Academy. In fact, they are my favorite store to shop at in the Newnan area. They have pretty much anything you would need, and their selection isn't all that bad, pricing too. I just hope they stay supportive of the 2A in principle. I'm not going to get my you-know-what in a wad over this...
 

krizia829

Senior Member
I used to work at Bass Pro for 7 years in the firearms/hunting dept and we had to keep certain items either locked, or behind the counter (and had to charge those items in the dept register) due to theft. We also had to walk customers to the front door when they'd purchase a firearm a few years back. I just went yesterday to see if I can get lucky and find some ammo and I was able to get me 2 boxes of 44 mag for my Ruger 44 carbine. Many times people were swapping out items from packages of same brand products and paying for it in registers that they knew those employees had no idea what it was or they'd take 1 or 2 rounds from a couple of boxes and would put it in their pocket. They'd always get caught because the eye in the sky was on them but as much as a pain it is, it's necessary. Especially for items such as ammunition that cannot be returned.. As long as they keep selling these products, doesn't bother me
 

Stroker

Senior Member
I stopped by the academy in Warner Robins this evening. All of their AR stuff is still on the Shelf. Nothing is locked up
Was in the Macon store Saturday and it was the same way.
 

rosewood

Senior Member
So I guess if it is a new store policy, either it is that store specific, or the other stores haven't gotten the memo yet. We will have to wait and see I guess.

Rosewood
 
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