Yep, the store is run by dicks alright…

Dick’s Sporting Goods makes a deal with a supplier who ramps up to meet its requirments and then, for political reasons, Dick’s leaves them twisting in the wind.

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).

Troy has invested millions of dollars in its facility and operations to bring its first ever modern sporting rifle to the market under an exclusive contract with DSG. In selecting DSG as the sole distributor of the Troy Carbine, Troy relied on DSG’s high sales forecasts and sales potential prior to undertaking the significant financial and corporate commitment necessary to design, develop, manufacture and bring a new modern sporting rifle to the marketplace. Based on DSG’s press release, DSG’s anti-gun stance is clear – DSG will not continue modern sporting rifle sales and Troy will sadly not see its Carbine readily available — despite the outlay of millions of dollars by Troy and its commitment to support DSG in its distribution efforts.

I’d say that Troy has a pretty strong civil case for compensation from the dicks at Dicks’s.

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5 Responses to Yep, the store is run by dicks alright…

  1. Matt says:

    Reads like a pretty clear case of promissory estoppel. Hopefully Troy can find a good distribution channel for their gun, and the crapweasels at DSG pay a heavy financial price for their cowardice.

    • notamobster says:

      DSG can eat a fat dick’s sporting goods sign cause they won’t ever get a dime out of me! They just opened a new 20 miles from my house. I’ve been wanting to go. It’s sad that I’ll never know what the inside looks like now.

  2. trebor snoyl says:


    Why don’t you pay DSG one visit and ask to speak to the manager so you can tell him why you are not going to patronize his store. If lots of folks did that, maybe they would see the light.

  3. KWMatthews says:

    I picked up one of the rifles on Black Friday for only $800. It’s a damn fine rifle.

  4. PhoneGuy says:

    I saw this trend happen to both WalMart and K-Mart stores locally here in Massachusetts. I used to buy shotgun shells for trap shooting at ridiculous sale prices at WalMart and stock up accordingly. Once the police chief of the town in which WalMart was located decided that kids with paint ball guns were a threat to mankind as we know it, he put pressure on WalMart to stop selling paint ball guns and supplies. He then put pressure on WalMart to stop selling any type of gun. Within a year, this particular WalMart caved in and removed their gun section all together just as the local KMart did the year before.

    I don’t frequent either although I am sure they haven’t noticed. But I feel better about it.