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Freedom Munitions Closing Store

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Post by txpilot » Sun May 20, 2018 8:55 am

Just received this email from Freedom Munitions:
Dear Loyal Houston Area Customers,
We have enjoyed serving the Greater Houston Area for the past 6 years and value our many customers. In order to continue to offer you the best service and prices in the ammunition industry, we are now focusing our business on online sales. Although the Houston retail location is now closed, you can place your order on our website, FreedomMunitions.com!, and enjoy the added convenience of having it shipped directly to your doorstep. We look forward to serving your ammunition needs for many years to come. If you should have any questions, please call (208) 746-3668 and we will be happy to assist you.
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Sorry to see this happen.


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Post by flechero » Sun May 20, 2018 8:57 am

I got that also... I hope it's true and business is good for them.


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Post by ckelly9460 » Sun May 20, 2018 9:14 am

Is this the store off 290 on the NW side?
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Post by txpilot » Sun May 20, 2018 9:18 am

ckelly9460 wrote:Is this the store off 290 on the NW side?
Yes, it is.


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Post by Abraham » Sun May 20, 2018 2:10 pm

Does anyone know why they shut down the store?

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Post by puma guy » Sun May 20, 2018 3:42 pm

Abraham wrote:Does anyone know why they shut down the store?
It's been some time since I visited the store, but the prices were higher than online. Brick and mortar has a more costly overhead, so I just assumed their store sales were for locals who didn't want to wait for delivery. I guess they can no longer justify the added cost of a store front operation. When I first ordered from FM I don't believe they had opened the store, which opened in 2012. I've never had any issues with their ammo, 9mm, .40SW and .223 some reman and some new; all calibers. The email I received about the closing still had a map of their location. :headscratch
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Post by Abraham » Sun May 20, 2018 8:45 pm

puma guy,

Thanks!


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Post by flechero » Mon May 21, 2018 8:38 am

puma guy wrote:
Abraham wrote: The email I received about the closing still had a map of their location. :headscratch
Probably cheaper and easier to sell the inventory off than to ship it back.

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Post by SQLGeek » Mon May 21, 2018 9:08 am

My guess is with the glut of ammo available in the market again it made little sense to maintain a brick and mortar location that couldn't compete on price.
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Post by Soccerdad1995 » Mon May 21, 2018 9:54 am

Yes, the price was a problem. Higher than online, and also higher than their competitors such as LAX ammo. It didn't help that they were forced to charge sales tax on both B&M and online sales since they maintained a location in Texas. Not sure when / if that requirement goes away with them closing the store.
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Post by magillapd » Mon May 21, 2018 10:14 am

Glad they are staying in business online. Positive...no sales tax.
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Post by puma guy » Fri May 25, 2018 5:45 pm

Gander Mountain is marketing Freedom Munitions ammunition!
https://www.ganderoutdoors.com/product ... &cID=YM-GO
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Post by The Annoyed Man » Fri May 25, 2018 9:35 pm

I hope that closing the store leads to them having remanufactured 168 grain Match .308 back in stock. They USED to have it all the time, but I haven’t been able to buy it online from them in a couple of years now.....it being always “sold out”.
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Post by Bob Wolff » Sun May 27, 2018 4:41 pm

I was in there a few weeks ago. Know the guys from 3 gun. Siad they were building out a store at Fuqua and I45.
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Post by puma guy » Sun May 27, 2018 5:04 pm

Bob Wolff wrote:
Sun May 27, 2018 4:41 pm
I was in there a few weeks ago. Know the guys from 3 gun. Siad they were building out a store at Fuqua and I45.
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