In October we saw the announcement of Cabela’s sale to Bass Pro. Now there’s more big box news. The “Firearms Superstore”, in spite of record gun sales from 2008 to 2016 as evidenced by FBI NICS background check statistics, has found its way into troubled waters. Poor customer service, staff lacking sufficient knowledge and a consultative way of providing firearm enthusiasts with insight and the generational shift in how people shop and expect a retail experience, not to mention a failure to compete on gun and ammo prices are all contributing factors.
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