Took the day off Monday. Swung past one of the local Wally Worlds and they actually had Tula 5.56 at normal prices. The rub was that you could only buy 3 boxes. The clerk told me that I could come back after 1 and pick up 3 more as there was another person coming on shift. The vague possibility of maybe getting 3 boxes of steel cased Tula was not enough to get me back there.
However, I went to the other Wally World (yes, there are two) later in the afternoon to pick up a couple of other things and in the ammo case there, they had Tula 9mm for $10.95/50 and 45 ACP for $15.95/50, limit of 3 boxes total, so, I picked up 3 more. Yes, it is steel cased but I have never had any issues with it.
Later in the afternoon, I got an email notification that some ammo I ordered online from Cabela’s was in so I stopped to pick up 250 rounds of Czech manufactured Herter brass-cased 45 ACP and 250 rounds of the same in 38 special. Not a bad haul for one day.
While at Cabela’s I saw that they had quite a few (7 or 8) AR’s on hand – they are packaging them with optics now – you can’t buy one of the ‘cheap’ ones without some kind of scope or red dot on it. Cheap being $900 for the rifle and anywhere from $200 - $600 for the optic/scope. They also had a full shelf of Glocks in FDE (19’s, 22’s, 34’s, etc) and a full shelf of S&W M&P 9mm pistols. I have heard good things about those M&P’s but I have quite a bit invested in Glocks of various sizes and a bushel basket of mags and other accouterments so I am going to stick with those for now. They are the Crescent Wrenches of my collection. They aren’t pretty but they always work.
Speaking of pretty – saw one of the Cabela’s Turnbull 1911’s – damn that was a beautiful work of art! It was displayed next to a Zombie-fied Remington R1 (green and black, seriously) and a tarted up Sig 1911 SXRTPWDRTZQ or some-such. That Turnbull was something to behold and put those other 1911’s to shame. I was able to handle it and admire the workmanship, sighed and gave it back to the clerk. 20 minutes later it was gone which is a good thing as I was contemplating….
Ok – that is the report from out here! Hope everyone is doing well out there.