Was up at WalMart today and the folks at WallyWorld had some promotional flyers out. Since hunting season is approaching the flyers were directed at that sort of stuff. What was interesting was that while the hunting side of things was represented, there was an abundance of Evil Black Rifle stuff. DPMS AR’s for $ 597, SIG and COlt Ar’s, Mini-14s, etc, etc and a host of Blackhawk AR accessories like single-point slings, etc, etc.
Sign of the times? Maybe. Certainly, the market for this sort of stuff is always good right before an election. Just between you and me, though…I’m not buying an AR at WalMart. I have no way of knowing where the manufacturer cut corners to meet WallyWorlds infamous ‘must keep the price low at all costs’ purchasing criteria.
Interesting to see those sorts of guns and accessories get to be so mainstream as to wind up in the promotional flyers at the door.