Dick’s to Open Field & Stream Gun Stores, Complete With AR-15 Rifles

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Dick’s Sporting Goods are spinning off a new separate chain of sporting stores called Field & Stream, much like they did with their Golf Galaxy chain of golf stores. Field & Stream will be competing directly with Bass Pro, Cabelas and Gander Mountain. The first store is being built in Cranberry Twp, PA.

I am told they have an incredible amount of ammunition allocated for this store. There are about 1.4 million rounds of .22 LR in storage for this store. Rumor is that $8 million worth of ammo is allocated to this store.

What is incredibly interesting is that Field & Stream will be stocking Modern Sporting Rifles (semi-automatic rifles). I can confirm that they will be selling Bushmaster AR-15 rifles (M4 ORC and others), Remington AR-15s (R15, R25), S&W AR-15s (M&P 15 Tactical and others) as well as Stag and DPMS AR-15s.

What is even more interesting is that they will be selling Troy rifles (we don’t know what models). Dick’s infamously pulled all AR-15s after the tragedy at Sandy Hook, including many pre-paid orders for Troy Rifles. Troy heard about this announcement in the media along with everyone else and they made this statement

Troy Defense (Troy), a division a Troy Industries, Inc., was deeply dismayed and shocked to hear through national media outlets that Dick’s Sporting Goods (DSG) made the decision to stop selling the Troy Carbine along with other modern sporting rifles. DSG did not contact or inform Troy of this decision prior to notifying the public. Nor was Troy informed by DSG that cancellation letters were being sent to customers, set to arrive on Christmas Eve (a day Troy was closed).

It looks like Dick’s and Troy made up, which is surprising considering the damage that Dick’s inflicted on Troy.

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  • Brandon Creeger

    Good to know. I haven’t bought anything from Dick’s since the pulling of AR’s Now I know not to buy from Field & Stream.

  • Rick Glass

    any chance they’ll build a store in MA? unfortunately stores like this are usually the only places with a selection worth half a damn in the state.

    • Steve (TFB Editor)

      I was not told where else they building (or plan on building) stores.

      • dlastdraw

        Where did you get the info about the ammo?

        • Steve (TFB Editor)

          I never ever ever reveal sources.

  • http://chuckreynolds.us/ Chuck Reynolds

    convert the one in Tempe Arizona to this :)

  • James

    Never forget, never forgive.

  • Mr. Fahrenheit

    “I am told they have an incredible amount of ammunition allocated for
    this store. There are about 1.4 million rounds of .22 LR in storage for
    this store”

    Is that why I can’t find 22′s in San Antonio? Those pr*cks.

    • Timothy Chaffee

      Not pr*cks my friend…. they’re Dick’s

      • Aaron E

        Well played sir, well played!

  • Cymond

    “There are about 1.4 million rounds of .22 LR in storage for this store. Rumor is that $8 million worth of ammo is allocated to this store.”

    In other words, F&S will be the only store in town that has ammo on the shelves. Desperate gun owners will go in to buy ammo, even against our better judgement of supporting Dick’s.

    Also, don’t assume Troy & Dick’s made up. Maybe Dick’s just had a warehouse of Troy carbines. And frankly, the honorable thing to do would be to HONOR those preorders!

    • Too Old To Work

      Honorable? Dicks? Remember Dicks is not just their name, it’s how they do business.

    • John Rambo

      I still buy ammo at Dick’s. If some people choose to boycott them, its on them and thats their prerogative. Dick’s never screwed me directly, although I know of the issue with the Troy Black Friday AR special.

      IMO anywhere that has decent priced ammo I will try to shop there. As long as they did not directly screw me or someone I know. Dicks in my area now has 223, 7.62, and 22lr ammo.

      • Joe

        That’s the problem with this county is people like you… as long as it doesn’t affect me directly who cares. It didn’t effect me neither but because they want to screw my fellow Americans and support Obama’s communism I refuse to even step in that store. Even if they where the only sore that sold ammo I still would not go in.

    • Cymond

      Oh, another story about Dicks.

      I got a really nice gas blowback airsoft pistol for Christmas last year. I flew home to WV to spend time with family so I could not take the gas canisters on the plane. I could not find Green Gas anywhere in WV, and when I asked a salesperson at Dick’s about it, he insisted that there was no such thing and that airsoft guns all run on batteries or CO2. I really wished I had been carrying it with me. It would have been fun to see his reaction to a gun that doesn’t exist.

  • JT

    My general experience with Dicks is that the salespeople live up to the name. One of them scoffed when I inquired if they sold handguns (you know, like Gander Mountain). This was in VA. Dicks in NY has gone completely Gun-Free, at least the closer you get to the city. I don’t think they even sell ammo

    • JT

      Basically I see them as Modell’s with fishing rods

    • Tom Glock

      Same thing happened to me in Knoxville TN, have not stepped foot in a dicks sporting goods since and never will! Qoting a famous quote, You can put lipstick on a pig, BUT……..!

  • sianmink

    Holding judgement here untilwe hear what Troy has to say. Dick’s really screwed them with that preorder fiasco.

  • Andrew

    Oh, NOW they want to sell us ARs? After they took $840 of our hard-earned money, held it hostage for 6 weeks while PROMISING we would get our Troy ARs, then simply mailed it back with a cowardly “apology” letter.

  • Greg

    I’m glad to know this so I know where not to spend my hard earned money.

  • Leigh Rich

    Dicks THE COMPANY WHO CANCELED AR 15 SALES AT SANDY HOOK… NOW THEY ARE COMING BACK…i SAY bULL pOOP

  • William Highfield

    I went into Dick’s a week ago because they said they had .45 ACP in stock. Turns out they DID, but they had jacked the prices of their ammo way up. I mean, $30 for a box of 50 Winchester white box? I told the guy, “Bass Pro Shop around the corner had the same item for $44 per hundred. I’m not desperate enough to pay that. There’s simply too many other places to buy ammo in person and online that are NOT Dick’s.

    • Gregory Franklin

      Ditto all the president has done is make a ammo frenzy but the ammo factories and dealers are showing their greatest profit ever.I wonder if this was preplanned by the government the rush on firearms is at a all time high. follow the money people.

  • Chris W

    Meh, I’m done with them and all their affiliates.

  • Tammi Braun Erdman

    They are trying to cash in on the name “Field and Stream” because of the damage they did to themselves because of the Sandy Hook tragedy. While I agree it was a tragedy it also rated up there with chicken little running around saying the sky is falling. They should have held off and been more judicious about getting rid of their gun stock and they should have honored their commitment of special orders. Now no matter what they do there are customers they won’t ever get back and who blames them, not me. I still don’t shop at BP since the oil spill. There is not a thing at Dicks that I can’t find someplace else and usually cheaper.

  • Martin Morrison

    great news,about time,we need ar15,thanks

  • unclezip

    We have a new Cabelas opening next year in Oregon. I’ll wait ’till then. Dicks (and now Field and Stream) is off my radar. Anymore, Dicks is nothing more than a clothing store for the clueless.

  • mad_science

    I build my own AR’s, next up 2x on 80% lowers. So no serial number, background check, or registration documents.

    I have no intentions giving the traitors at Dick’s one penny. There are plenty of vendors out there that stood up to the Nazi democrats when things were bad. Now these traitors are switching sides again, guess who will be the first to hand their customer info over to the federal government when they come asking.

    Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me again, shame on me…

  • Wicked93

    I will not spend a single dime at Dick’s or any of their spin off stores.

    Eff Dick’s

  • johnny longshanks

    Don’t forget Troy mfg in this mess. Even after Dick’s pulled the rug out from underneath them Troy is now willing to make kissey-face with them.
    Maybe Lenin was right when he said that when it came time to hang the West our business men would be standing in line to sell them rope.

    • sianmink

      Troy may be in a bad spot, they took a big loss on the preorder mess, in this case it may be a choice between playing nice with Dicks for now, vs laying off a bunch of good people. IMO they should still sue for breach of contract.

  • krazz

    HeHe… classic. Good luck a$$holes!! They’ll never get a nickel of my money!

  • dan

    many forget who and what are their ‘friends’….many will continue to accept someone or somethings bad behavior……..many are very confused about their direction in life…..I may be one of the many. BUT as far as DICK’S….FUK U 4 EVER………imho

  • Eric Winters

    With all of the big and small name retailers that did not sell out to emotional hysteria following the tragedy at Sandy Hook we simply should not support those who were willing to sacrifice our right in exchange for political correctness. It would be neither fair to those who support the Second Amendment nor just. Retailers that sell firearms must realize that they are not just selling another product. They are selling objects that represent liberty, freedom, and multiple American traditions, and they should have pride in those intangible concepts sacred to the core of of American citizens.

  • AR556

    “It looks like Dick’s and Troy made up, which is surprising considering the damage that Dick’s inflicted on Troy” $$$sure did$$$

    • Aaron E

      Makes me wonder if Troy actually lost money. Maybe behind the scenes Dick’s spun off a nice new contract with money to cover last year’s losses! Too bad if Troy lost their scruples and still sides with these turds!

  • gunslinger

    cranberry is right up the road from me. I’d be interested in seeing in where it is actually going in, and what the final product looks like.

    as much as i want to say “no thanks”, i wonder how many people will shop at F&S because they have ammo? or will pay $2/rnd of .22LR just because they have it?

    or if they have .22LR in stock at what? <0.10 a round? is that the going rate?

    • Nicholas Chen

      I’m in Cranberry to. I hear they have buckets of bullets. 1400 rds of 22. Usually dicks ammo prices have been decent for me when I need it.

  • Guy Bennett

    screw Dick’s, Screw F&S I hope both fail Miserably and bankrupt the hypocritical leeches

  • Rob

    My wife dragged me in to a Dick’s store so she could look at some stupid designer clothing. I went to the gun counter and had a look around. I badgered the salesman for a while about them no longer carrying AR platform rifles, then had him bring me multiple boxes of ammo so that I could complain repeatedly about the prices. After irritating the crap out of him I walked away smiling. Screw them and their new Field & Stream store. I hope they fail miserably.

    • Truth Won

      So being a prick to some $12/hour guy who has no say in their policies is somehow teaching them a lesson?

      With “friends” like you our gun rights are in trouble.

      • Rick

        I work for Dick’s (that works with or without the apostrophe) 12 dollars an hour would be generous. we don’t like the gun or ammo policy any more than you. Don’t blame the employees corporate is the problem.

        • Rob

          Then go work somewhere else. If you don’t make a stance, who will?

          • Rick

            Soon, the only reason I am there is I got laid off real job when the housing market fell (worked construction) Food and Bills over principles on this one

          • Rob

            Best of luck Rick, it’s tough out there right now.

      • Rob

        Thanks dad

  • Laserbait

    Thanks! Now that I know that they’re affiliated with Douchbags’s ©, I can save the gas…

  • Cantbelieveyouthinkthis

    SCREW DICK’S!!! YOU WILL NEVER GET A DIME OF MY MONEY TO BASTARDS!!!!

  • Dr. Jim Clary

    We don’t have a Dick’s in New Mexico…. I hope they stay out as we have enough (dicks) already. I’ll load my own ammo, build my own guns and buy 22LR at someone elses high prices before I ever spend a penny with those peckerwoods.

    • Kermit

      Yes, yes we do. There’s one in Las Cruces, and if I remember correctly, also one in Albuquerque.

      I darkened the door of the LC one, once. It looked like Big 5 Sporting Goods writ larger, with designer tags on the same stuff in place of off-brand, and double the prices at minimum. I walked back out, having not spent a single cent. I’d rather buy from Big 5.

      • Zermoid

        I bought a few things that were on clearance there a couple years ago, otherwise almost anything was 25% or more what it cost anywhere else!

        They do really discount clearance stuff, possibly below wholesale, at which point it’s costing them money to sell it.

        Ain’t been back since though.
        I wonder if they saw a big decline in revenue after their douche bag move on ARs and are trying to hide under a new name? Do they advertise that it’s their new brand or quietly acknowledge they own the new place?

  • Jim Foster

    Indian givers. They bedded down with the enemy and now that they see that wasn’t the popular choice, now cater to the same people they slapped in the face earlier. I hope their whole chain burns down.

  • Maxx Traxx

    kiss my a**, change your name will not matter and the liberals can do business w you!

  • Ven

    Two face company, I hope they fail. Not too long ago they did not want to sell some rifles because some stupid excuse and now they seen someone else success I don’t think so.

  • Marcus D.

    I’ve never had the pleasure of the Dick’s experience because there isn’t one within a hundred miles. But in a few months that will change, as they are building a store now, way up here in northern California (2 hours north of Sacramento). It will be interesting to see what they “dare” to sell what with all the pending AR ban bills pending. And whether they will have ammo. Most of our stores here have next to nothing for pistol ammo or reloading supplies, no AR ammo, and just a smattering of rifle bullets and rounds. Sportsman’s Warehouse ( a small chain as I understand it) can’t even get in handguns other than Ruger six guns–even their stock of cap and ball pistols is gone.

  • Megalith

    Dick’s can pound sand. They have a bad habit of screwing their customers. They canceled orders of AR-15′s in response to Sandy Hook after customers had already paid money. Refunds were given, but some stores tried to get away with store credit only. I’ve had bad experiences with them. The worst was when I got a high quality Shimano fishing reel for my birthday and it didn’t have the spare aluminum spool. Shimano always includes a spare spool with their spinning reels. I took it back and the manger claimed Shimano reels don’t come with one. They cost extra. Additionally, Shimano reels are factory sealed, and all the boxes in their display cabinet were opened. I haven’t stepped foot in Dicks again. Their name says it all.

    • Me

      Shimano reels dont come with extra spools, not trying to be rude but please get your facts right before you make a butt out of yourself

  • Aaron E

    I used to be a weekly regular at Dick’s because I found their prices to be about 10-15% cheaper than Bass Pro or Cabela’s, with a decent selection. After the cowardly act of pulling MSR’s, and absolutely screwing Troy, I have been in the store less than a handful of times.
    I admit that I have bought ammunition when it was available, and not overly priced – sorry!
    Most of my money goes to Midway USA, Bravo Company, and other truly faithful firearms businesses now, and I have to say I’m pretty pleased with that.

  • Michael Lawrence

    There is a Dick’s in St. Louis and I will never shop there. They bought out a store that had a very extensive gun sales area. The first thing Dick’s did after changing the name was get rid of the guns. From what I can tell, this seems to be the place for snobs to get their “outdoor” items. I’m not sure how they stay in business, most of their customers go to the local Bass Pro or Cabelas stores here, or they order online.

    Dick’s lost my business several years ago. Field and Stream being a Dick’s spinoff is in the same category…I won’t be shopping there either.

  • Stephen Malm

    A few Field & Stream stores sprinkled around will not make up for a bunch of Dick’s!

  • Ted Parrelly

    So what about all the “gun” departments in your “Dicks” stores? you gonna sell Obama posters in them. You screwed over Americans last year. Listening to Obama and his asswipes. As far as ammo, I have turned to buying from Cabala’s on-line. They have all the ammo anyone needs. Ammo is not scarce anymore. Plenty of it on-line also. At regular prices. Go out of business already. We don’t need you.

  • Nicholas Chen

    Something to consider, the Troy rifles may not be direct thru Troy. I know my FFL goes thru distributors to get firearms. It seems that this is just the first store so I doubt they would be ordering direct thru manufacturer but probably thru a distributor.

  • Eric Seufert

    fuck dicks, here in ny they are imposing a 1 box per caliber limit on buying ammo and figures they will be offering it at some fancy new store, il drive an extra 20 min to another store where i can buy as much ammo as i want before i go to dicks 5 times just to get enough slugs to make it threw hunting season

  • Andy Stevens

    Dick’s can change their name a thousand times, and they will still be DICKS to me. May they quickly go bankrupt. Time to start talking to firearms manufacturers. They have better places to sell their wares than here.

  • Tactical Joke

    Ammo isn’t worth my integrity… I don’t spend money at Dicks or their affiliates. There are too many other companies that I actually enjoy spending money with, so why compromise?

  • JT

    Might want to check your facts. Straight from Troy Industries:
    It has come to our attention several media outlets are reporting that Dick’s Sporting Goods (DSG) will resume sales of Troy Defense Carbines through their new retail outlet Field & Stream.

    Dick’s Sporting Goods severed its business relationship with Troy Industries, Inc. in December, 2012. Troy has not sold or shipped any Troy Defense Carbines to DSG since that time, nor is it Troy’s intention to sell any rifles to Dick’s Sporting Goods, its subsidiaries or affiliates in the future.

    If Dick’s Sporting Goods has rifles to sell at its affiliate store, the only logical explanation is that the retailer had Troy Defense Carbines stored in backroom inventory.

    We apologize to any of our supporters for any confusion. Troy has reached out to writers to have these erroneous media instances redacted.

    Dick’s behavior during a time of crisis clearly shows they do not support the Second Amendment as we at Troy Industries do.

    It has come to our attention several media outlets are reporting that Dick’s Sporting Goods (DSG) will resume sales of Troy Defense Carbines through their new retail outlet Field & Stream.

    Dick’s Sporting Goods severed its business relationship with Troy Industries, Inc. in December, 2012. Troy has not sold or shipped any Troy Defense Carbines to DSG since that time, nor is it Troy’s intention to sell any rifles to Dick’s Sporting Goods, its subsidiaries or affiliates in the future.

    If Dick’s Sporting Goods has rifles to sell at its affiliate store, the only logical explanation is that the retailer had Troy Defense Carbines stored in backroom inventory.

    We apologize to any of our supporters for any confusion. Troy has reached out to writers to have these erroneous media instances redacted.

    Dick’s behavior during a time of crisis clearly shows they do not support the Second Amendment as we at Troy Industries do.

  • Jilu Khan Spandiary

    Never going there again.

  • Zermoid

    So, another store to avoid like the plague, gotcha.
    Is this store associated with Field & Stream the magazine?
    Or just ripping off the name?

  • RamRoddoc

    “Official release by Troy on their facebook

    It has come to our attention several media outlets are reporting that Dick’s Sporting Goods (DSG) will resume sales of Troy Defense Carbines through their new retail outlet Field & Stream.
    Dick’s Sporting Goods severed its business relationship with Troy Industries, Inc. in December, 2012. Troy has not sold or shipped any Troy Defense Carbines to DSG since that time, nor is it Troy’s intention to sell any rifles to Dick’s Sporting Goods, its subsidiaries or affiliates in the future.

    If Dick’s Sporting Goods has rifles to sell at its affiliate store, the only logical explanation is that the retailer had Troy Defense Carbines stored in backroom inventory.

    We apologize to any of our supporters for any confusion. Troy has reached out to writers to have these erroneous media instances redacted.
    Dick’s behavior during a time of crisis clearly shows they do not support the Second Amendment as we at Troy Industries do.”

    • bob

      Troy did not write that. You are an idiot….

  • Zius Patagus

    FYI, Troy just announced yesterday on Facebook that they will not be selling their rifles to Dick’s/ F&S. Here is the statement…https://www.facebook.com/TroyIndustriesUSA

  • DavidCBusby

    I won’t shop at Dick’s or Field and Stream unless they fulfill every cancelled Troy Defense order.

  • Robert Stewart

    I had already quit buying from Dicks because of their use of politics in business. I still will NOT be going to Dicks and now F&S in the future. Thanks for the heads up.

  • Jim Dllhelp

    They sucked for ammo and hand guns anyway. This just adds to the fact I wont buy anything else from them either.

  • lak114

    Its about time Dicks has returned to the format they started with many many years ago in Binghamton,NY

  • Scott in Michigan

    We need to remember who is on our side and who isn’t and spend our money accordingly. Dick’s and their subsidiaries are not on my list of friends of the Second Amendment.

  • Cracker122049

    Phuque Dick’s and now phuque Field and Stream too!

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