Dicks
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Contributors to this thread:
LBshooter 06-Dec-18
Franklin 06-Dec-18
JTV 06-Dec-18
newfi1946moose 06-Dec-18
HUNT MAN 06-Dec-18
sitO 06-Dec-18
Silverback 06-Dec-18
thedude 06-Dec-18
HDE 06-Dec-18
Dirk Diggler 06-Dec-18
12yards 06-Dec-18
kentuckbowhnter 06-Dec-18
LUNG$HOT 07-Dec-18
Mule Power 07-Dec-18
DanWesson357 07-Dec-18
leftee 07-Dec-18
BIG BEAR 07-Dec-18
Genesis 07-Dec-18
Bou'bound 07-Dec-18
Catscratch 07-Dec-18
Rut Nut 07-Dec-18
Wayniac 07-Dec-18
Amoebus 07-Dec-18
Franzen 07-Dec-18
BC173 07-Dec-18
12yards 07-Dec-18
BC173 07-Dec-18
tobywon 07-Dec-18
ground hunter 07-Dec-18
Bowbender 07-Dec-18
PECO 07-Dec-18
midwest 07-Dec-18
tobywon 07-Dec-18
samman 07-Dec-18
Franzen 07-Dec-18
midwest 07-Dec-18
South Farm 07-Dec-18
samman 07-Dec-18
tobywon 07-Dec-18
Catscratch 07-Dec-18
Dirk Diggler 07-Dec-18
Bowbender 07-Dec-18
Franzen 07-Dec-18
pointingdogs 07-Dec-18
tobywon 07-Dec-18
HDE 07-Dec-18
elk yinzer 07-Dec-18
T Mac 07-Dec-18
Elk4Doc 07-Dec-18
spike78 07-Dec-18
Catscratch 07-Dec-18
LBshooter 07-Dec-18
Shawn 11-Dec-18
GhostBird 11-Dec-18
ohiohunter 11-Dec-18
From: LBshooter
06-Dec-18
Looks like dicks will be closing field and stream stores due to their stance on gun control. Maybe this will turn other business heads to leave our 2nd amendment.

From: Franklin
06-Dec-18
One thing they all need to know is we don`t have a short memory. Some people still patronize a business and a dust up.....not me. You don`t support me I don`t support you in ANY way and I do not forget.

From: JTV
06-Dec-18
I used to buy my running gear there, along with ammo and some fishing lures ... I havnt been back to it since they started their anti-2A crap .. I wont go back either

06-Dec-18
Was in one of their stores last weekend and they had a good price on something i wanted. Did not buy because of their gun policy.

From: HUNT MAN
06-Dec-18
A bag of

From: sitO
06-Dec-18
...in a box

From: Silverback
06-Dec-18
Dicks 2nd amendment stance........ another stupid corporate decision that will result in lost jobs by their employees.

From: thedude
06-Dec-18
another reason I started buying from mom and pop stores. I just have to haggle and shop for comparable prices.

From: HDE
06-Dec-18
Just remeber, their revenues are still ok and they are really just adapting to their new business model and customer base needs. This was a business decision and a bunch of old white conservative guys really aren't going to kill their business...

From: Dirk Diggler
06-Dec-18

Dirk Diggler's Link
Their CEO thinks they're feelin it.

From: 12yards
06-Dec-18
Scheels

06-Dec-18
used to shop at Dick's till they started on their path to undermine the constitution. Have not been back since.

From: LUNG$HOT
07-Dec-18
Yeah they are!

From: Mule Power
07-Dec-18
Dickless.

Hunt you cracked me up brother. Lmfao

From: DanWesson357
07-Dec-18
Big Field and Stream store in the Harrisburg PA area. Parking lot ALWAYS empty.

From: leftee
07-Dec-18
Yes,Scheels.A study in opposites.

From: BIG BEAR
07-Dec-18
HDE...... If they close Field and Stream stores...... it will kill that business.....

From: Genesis
07-Dec-18
For the first 6 months after opening the closest store to me, their stock of college gear was mostly Alabama and the in State rival 110 miles away and not the SEC town the store opened in.......

Their stance probably saved several really good mom and pop operations I worried about when Dicks opened.....frankly glad they did that.

From: Bou'bound
07-Dec-18
we will have them shut down or acquired in 18 months. we are bowhunters hear us ROAR!

From: Catscratch
07-Dec-18
The small amount of money they lost from me going elsewhere doesn't mean much to them. But I feel good and my money can support someone else. Other suppliers have been getting my money since Newtown.

From: Rut Nut
07-Dec-18
They just opened a new F&S store in the Wilkesbarre, PA area. Never been in it, but from what I hear is has the same stuff as Dick's. I think some were hoping it would be more like Cabelas or even Gander Mtn, but not.

But I don't get it- if it is an off-shoot of Dick's, how is it gonna hurt Dick's if they shut down? THey'll just move all the stock that were in the F&S stores into Dick's.

From: Wayniac
07-Dec-18
Catscratch + 1.

I'm at ground zero for gun issues, here in CT. I haven't given them a dime in years. I mostly used to get skeet ammo when it was on sale, would grab sets of climbing sticks when they'd blow them out at $39, and would grab closeout camo.

I DID buy a Benelli super black eagle there when they had a pricing error.. I support my local Mom & pop shops, but couldn't pass up a chance to save myself $700. The irony - the one they had in the Milford store was in the system as SOLD - but it had been returned. When they went to call in for transfer authorization, they ran into a small glitch. I ended up having to go to the next local location (maybe a 30 minute drive)to get mine, where they honored the pricing error.

So their record keeping for firearms is suspect.

They aren't missing my business, but I won't support them.

From: Amoebus
07-Dec-18
"used to shop at Dick's till they started on their path to undermine the constitution"

How, exactly, does a store selling or not selling guns 'undermine the constitution'? Do you tell your grocery store/barber that you won't give them your business because they don't sell guns (undermining the constitution)?

Shop or don't shop anywhere you guys like for whatever reason you like (I don't shop at Dicks because they carry crappy hunting and fishing stuff at high prices). This isn't a 2A or constitution argument. (Now, if the government said that Dicks cannot sell guns, then you would have a valid argument.) Businesses can sell/not sell anything they want. People/hunters can buy/not buy anywhere they want. Constitution hasn't changed.

From: Franzen
07-Dec-18
Multiple sources indicate that Dicks is actively lobbying against the sale of firearms to law-abiding citizens. Keep burying your head in the sand.

From: BC173
07-Dec-18
Bou....sounds like a business plan. An employee owned hunting / fishing store. Somebody with a good business sense on here, should be able to make that happen.

I drive by a Dick’s store most everyday (Uniontown, Pa.) and I swear, I don’t know how the hell they stay open. There is hardly a car in the lot, ever. I used to spend a lot of cash there, never again.

From: 12yards
07-Dec-18
I quit going there when they quit selling a line of camo clothing because the tags had scripture written on them. Petty to some I'm sure, but to me that was BS.

From: BC173
07-Dec-18
Bou....sounds like a business plan. An employee owned hunting / fishing store. Somebody with a good business sense on here, should be able to make that happen.

I drive by a Dick’s store most everyday (Uniontown, Pa.) and I swear, I don’t know how the hell they stay open. There is hardly a car in the lot, ever. I used to spend a lot of cash there, never again.

From: tobywon
07-Dec-18
I agree Amoebus. Why didn't they pull all guns and ammo out of stores if they want to lobby against the sale of firearms to law-abiding citizens? Wouldn't a store that is against the 2A and trying to lobby against the sale of firearms to law-abiding citizens pull everything related to shooting sports? Am I missing something? They made a knee-jerk business decision that pissed a lot of sportsmen and law-abiding gun owners off big time. I don't typically shop there and have no affiliation with them, but don't have a problem with anyone that does or doesn't shop there and I certainly don't think that they are undermining the constitution being a private business that can decide what to sell or what not to sell.

07-Dec-18
they sell a lot of junk and low quality stuff, in my opinion, from the one store I was in, in Wis

From: Bowbender
07-Dec-18
“How, exactly, does a store selling or not selling guns 'undermine the constitution'?”

It doesn’t. However when they retain gun control advocates to push for additional gun control measures, THAT does. I choose not to patronize a store that that actively works against the 2A.

From: PECO
07-Dec-18
I used to go there because it was next to Whole Foods, and the wife liked going to Whole Foods. I can only ever remember buying a few boxes of .22 amo for a good price during the Obummer shortage. I also once bought a spreader/hanger on clearance. Few people in the store, no line at cashier either. Whole Foods moved and I haven't been in there since, even before they started their anti 2A shit.

From: midwest
07-Dec-18

midwest's Link
I don't care if a store decides to restrict it's gun sales anyway they see fit. It's when they hire gun control lobbyists that they step over the line for me. Duck Fick's.

From: tobywon
07-Dec-18
I see now, thanks Midwest. Although I assume that if Dicks just made an internal business decision to stop selling assault-style weapons and high-capacity magazines without the lobbying, many here would still not support them.

From: samman
07-Dec-18

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I wouldn't say they are hurting too much. My company makes mannequins & store displays. Dicks is one of our bigger customers & just gearing up for a roll out of new product. Irks me to no end when I have to work on one of their projects. At least we supply for Scheels, Cabela's, Bass Pro. Best project was the life size Fred Bear statue we made for the Cabela's in Michigan. Mostly 3D printed, but the bow string & arrows are from my collection.

From: Franzen
07-Dec-18
"Although I assume that if Dicks just made an internal business decision to stop selling assault-style weapons and high-capacity magazines without the lobbying, many here would still not support them. "

What is the point of that statement? You said above you didn't care who did or didn't support them? Based on my post being 4 above yours, which you ignored, I'm assuming you are just looking for justification to keep burying your head in the sand as well.

From: midwest
07-Dec-18
That's pretty cool, samman!

From: South Farm
07-Dec-18
Just read in the news they're ceasing selling ALL HUNTING equipment, not just guns. Who cares, never went there anyway..

From: samman
07-Dec-18
Thanks midwest, it did come out cool. Hopefully we get more projects like that.

From: tobywon
07-Dec-18
No Franzen, didn't ignore your post, in fact I mentioned exactly what you wrote about "actively lobbying against the sale of firearms to law-abiding citizens". My point from what Midwest mentioned when he said that they crossed the line once they hired lobbyists. I can understand that. Just wondering if anyone would have supported them otherwise if they pulled certain firearms and high-capacity magazines as an internal business decision without the lobbying. That is all.

As I indicated in my initial post, how can they be actively lobbying against the sale of firearms to law-abiding citizens or against the 2A when they are still selling firearms and ammo? You are using firearms as a blanket statement. I know some that are hardcore gun guys that don't give a rats ass what others think and they tend to hurt our cause with that attitude when discussing the subject to others that don't understand. I also know and work with many that just don't understand and after these shootings they question why these "assault-style" weapons are not banned. I try to educate them on the importance and use of these weapons, I show them different shooting sports competitions and even hunting situations and 9 times out of 10 they understand where I am coming from.

From: Catscratch
07-Dec-18
That Fred Bear statue is GREAT! Good job. I did pull support from Dicks when they stopped carrying AR's. I don't get the grocery store analogy. It's not about who carries what, it's about pulling a product to make a statement. There is no expectation of a grocery store to carry guns. There is an expectation for them to carry steak. I raise cattle and if our local grocery store went "animal free" in an alliance with peta I would gladly stop spending money their. Dicks is making a statement right now and I am simply responding though action. I'll spend my money with a company more aligned with my interests.

From: Dirk Diggler
07-Dec-18
Both links provided in this thread tell you they've hired lobbyists to lobby against the 2nd amendment. I don't care if they're givin away free hookers and blow, I ain't settin foot in one of their stores. If you're unable to connect these neighboring dots I can't help you.

From: Bowbender
07-Dec-18
toby

"I also know and work with many that just don't understand and after these shootings they question why these "assault-style" weapons are not banned."

If you want to educate, the first thing to stop doing is referring to AR's as "assault style" weapons. WTF is an "assault style weapon"? Oh, it's just like every other semi-auto rifle except it's sceeeery. When the media starts to refer to your scoped deer rifle as a "sniper style" weapon are you going to add that to your lexicon as well.

From: Franzen
07-Dec-18
toby, are you saying you don't understand the definition of the word lobbying? There is no difference between my post and midwest's other than he posted a link.

From: pointingdogs
07-Dec-18
Scheels: Nearest one is 90 miles away. I stopped in and looked at a Franchi Affinty for a present. I wanted to handle the gun. I told the guy that the price at an "on-line store" was $200.00 cheaper. He stated that they would match the price if they could verify the price. Came back a couple minutes later and stated the guy was mine for the "on-line" price. Very nice store and nice people.

From: tobywon
07-Dec-18
Bowbender, I agree. That is why I put assault-style weapon in quotes. One of the first things I tell people is that the only difference from my semi-auto with what the media refers to as assault weapon is the stock. Not many know its just the stock.

Franzen, I'll just leave it at this and say that I know what lobbying is and I know that there is no difference in what you and Midwest are saying with regards to lobbying and boycotting Dicks.

From: HDE
07-Dec-18
BIG BEAR - I posted in light of the many discussions about this sort of thing on the CF, I thought this thread was there when I opened it, otherwise I would not have even posted...

Need to check better next time.

From: elk yinzer
07-Dec-18
I truly believe this was not really a political move when you boil it down. In other words they decided that canning a significant business segment was less costly than risking a boycott from soccer moms for continuing to sell semi auto rifles. C-suite management made a business decision. The lobbying thing I just saw as extension of that via PR. Hunting equipment and F&S were doomed from the moment they made that decision and they had to know that. Not sure what to make of that. In the end it probably just moves more market share away from a corporate retailer and into the hands of local business which I don't see as all that bad a thing.

From: T Mac
07-Dec-18
It’s all about numbers and hunters are decreasing as youth sports is booming!

From: Elk4Doc
07-Dec-18
In Texas we have Academy and they beat Dick's coming and going on price and inventory in guns, ammo and sporting goods. It made the decision to never buy anything from Dick's very easy. They have the right to sell or not sell whatever they want but I also have the right to never spend another penny in a store that I believe caved to cultural pressure. There was a great article that I read recently that discussed how the finance/banking groups are putting the squeeze on corporate America to tow the line on progressive social agendas such as gun sales. We need to support companies that don't cave - and let them know we support them. We also need pro 2A finance/banking groups that will support pro 2A businesses.

From: spike78
07-Dec-18
The CEO states that they have not lost any profit but is considering closing all 18 stores. He sounds like a lying mumbling stuttering idiot as he says they will be selling other things but not really sure yet but maybe we will close F&S stores wow! I’m sure the stock holders were pleased with that article. And for those of you who say your money ain’t gonna hurt them multiply that by thousands of people. I’m sure hunters also golf and play other sports and also have kids that play sports as well.

From: Catscratch
07-Dec-18
^^^ My goodness we spend money on the kids! Sports can break a family.

From: LBshooter
07-Dec-18
Mr stack ought to be ashamed of himself for taking a very successful business that his family built and left in his hands to run and he's running it in the ground. He has turned on the folks who supported them and what he also forgot was that most gun owners also fish, and play golf etc... I have not and will not step foot in a dicks store and the bleeding will continue.

From: Shawn
11-Dec-18
Don't lie most of you live Dicks!! Honestly I was in a Field and Stream last night and the employees are clueless as to what is going on!! Shawn

From: GhostBird
11-Dec-18
Dicks?... no thanks.

From: ohiohunter
11-Dec-18
The best thing I had noted about F&S was they had Sitka. F&S was in N.KY before the Cabelas opened in SW Ohio, up until then I've never hardly seen Sitka apparel much lest tried it on. I think the more stores Cabelas open, the less F&S's you'll see.

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