posted on May, 13 2018 @ 02:05 AM
Done with the Jokes
"Field & Stream" the magazine was founded in 1895.
In 2012, Dick's Sporting Goods started using Field & Stream as its in house label, never commenting on the fact that there's absolutely no connection
to the magazine.
Most of Dick's business is team sports gear for youth. It looks like they were attempting to spin off their hunting & fishing operation as a separate
entity. Their first Field n Stream retail outlets were in old Dick's stores that had been closed and the Dick's unit moved to a local mall. The
spinoff does not seem to have worked.
(Dick's) field & stream took a major hit to their new business when they declared the would not sell any AR-platform or modern sporting rifles. The
majority of long gun sales in the US are now modern sporting rifles, so (Dick's) field n stream voluntarily took themselves out of the bulk of their
In the days since this thread has started, Springfield arms also announced they wouldn't sell to Dick's. Same with hi point. The only majors left are
Remington and colt.
I hypothesize that this whole episode since 2012 has been a corporate plan by Dick's ownership to stop selling guns. That guns are only 10% of their
business, but have prevented them from getting sites in malls and anti-gun jurisdictions. They've been loud about it, as a way of announcing to
liberals, for free, that it's safe to shop at Dick's.