Springfield Armory Goes Dickless… (Cuts Ties w/ Sporting Goods Retailer)

Springfield Armory drawing a line in the sand.

Springfield Armory announced Thursday that they will no longer be doing business with the embattled Dick’s Sporting Goods.  Henceforth they will be Dickless.  They’re cutting off Dick’s. No more Dick’s.

“Springfield Armory is severing ties with Dick’s Sporting Goods and its subsidiary, Field & Stream, in response to their hiring a group for anti-Second Amendment lobbying,” said the Illinois-based company in a press release.

Springfield went on to point out that this isn’t the only transgression the retailer has made in recent weeks.  Dick’s banned the sale of firearms to adults under the age of 21 and not only stopped selling modern sporting rifles in their Field & Stream stores but opted to destroy their existing inventory.  Quite a Dick move.

“It is clear where Dick’s Sporting Goods and its subsidiary, Field & Stream, stand on the Second Amendment, and we want to be clear about our message in response. Their position runs counter to what we stand for as a company. At Springfield Armory, we believe in the right and principles fought for and secured by American patriots and our founding forefathers, without question. We will not accept Dick’s Sporting Goods’ continued attempts to deny Second Amendment freedoms to our fellow Americans,” said Springfield.

SEE ALSO: Hornady Cuts Ties with New York Agencies After Government’s Anti-Gun Attacks

News of this comes on the heels of Hornady’s decision to stop selling ammo to New York law enforcement agencies after state overlords (the Cuomo administration) put pressure on banks, financial institutions, and insurances companies to cut ties with gun businesses.

Let’s hope this trend continues.  Anti-gunners in government need to recognize that if they continue to put the squeeze on gun folk, there will be consequences.

About the author: S.H. Blannelberry is the News Editor of GunsAmerica.

{ 76 comments… add one }
  • Michael Bohannon December 2, 2019, 8:12 pm

    Good for Springfield, I’m glad they stood up to them. Just bought a Springfield to support the cause! Never shop at Dicks!!

  • ExGob August 9, 2019, 10:59 am

    Attaboy, SPRINGFIELD!

  • Sidney Patin April 5, 2019, 6:06 pm

    Funny title to this article!

  • Bill April 5, 2019, 10:03 am

    I stopped buying Levi’s, and Hallmark cards when the NRA published a list of anti-Second
    Amendment corporations. I stopped shopping at Dick’s when the news of their anti-Second Amendment policy was announced. I will not do business with any anti-Second Amendment company if I am aware of their policy. I would urge every gun owner, freedom loving American to put their buying power where it matters the most.

  • Mark friedman August 31, 2018, 10:14 am

    dicks Sporting Goods 2015 refused ti take back a un-opened pacage of soft golf shoe spikes , purchased from them 6 months earlier, the worst part was the store manager was both rude an had a very poor attitude ti the extend that we are Dicks we dont have to take retuned merchandise even if unopened and purchased from us ,, can you imagine we are talking about $ 2,89 , i stopped going there then and have not retuened when i need new gold shoes , golf balls , a new football for my son, and later a baseball bat , guess what did not even consider them for those purchases,,,, yes i seak now with my money… , they now are losing because of poor management decisions, my hope is to see the almighty Dicks to go the way of other holier than thou and chest pounding corporations that think they are to big to go down,

  • MARK June 8, 2018, 6:39 am

    WISH ALL THE OTHER MAJOR GUN COMPANIES WOULD GO DICKLESS. ARE YOU WATCHING RUGER, S&W, AND ALL THE OTHER GUN COMPANIES

    FUNNY HOW SOCIAL MEADIA CAN WORK BOTH WAYS. DICKS DID NOTHING TO IMPROVE SAFETY BUT THEY DID AVOID FRIVOLOUS LAWSUITS BE TAKING THEI ROAD. I WISH THEM NO LUCK AND WILL NEVER SHOP THERE.

    FIND A GOOD GUN SHOP IN YOUR AREA. THEY ACTUALLY KNOW WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT AND DO NOT HAVE POLITICAL MISCONCEPTIONS

  • Thomas Mcclam May 13, 2018, 10:26 pm

    Who were we talking about?

  • Greg May 13, 2018, 8:35 pm

    Dickless Sporting Goods. Sounds accurate.

  • Scott W May 13, 2018, 7:25 pm

    Saturday I purchased a number of items for my upcoming backpacking trip to NM. I did NOT purchase them from Dick’s. I did stop on the way home at Dick’s and asked to see the store manager. I explained my exasperation with her senior management and showed her the receipt from her competitor’s store for $640. I told her that while I spent st least $2000 in her store over the last year that “I am done shopping at Dick’s.” I told her to relate my story at her next management meeting. Imagine what would happen if only 10% of the 4 million NRA members did the same thing. I challenge each who read this to do what I did to send a strong message th Dick’s HQ. If we all follow through, I can tell you, Dick’s will change its policy.

    • pumpkin_seed May 16, 2018, 2:57 pm

      I quit doing business with Dick’s years ago. I knew that high prices and shitty selection would not be the end of my disappointment in them. Seem that I was right.

    • russ June 8, 2018, 6:45 am

      Scott—my buddies and I are with you…..not one penny to Dicks

  • Hey May 12, 2018, 1:43 pm

    Also right letters to the NRA asking them to list the manufacturers that are removing business from Dicks and the one that don’t and to ask/pressure other manufacturers to leave Dicks. Support the second amendment not with just money but words.

    • Bill April 5, 2019, 10:08 am

      The NRA has done that in the past, but I would ask them to do so about every six months to remind us, and inform us of corporate policy changes (like Dick’s).

  • Brian May 12, 2018, 10:44 am

    Whether Dicks Sporting Goods makes money on guns is not the point to me. I hope all law abiding gun owners stop buying at Dicks, Field and Stream and other companies that succumb to anti gun bias. I don’t think I have ever bought a gun from any of these type stores. I prefer local or at Bass Pro, etc. I won’t spend another penny at any store that is reckless like these people are. It will hurt me because I pass by a Dicks and Field and Stream most every day. I also have a business and personal account with Bank of America. So they may be next.

    I shed blood twice for my country. While that doesn’t give me a right to do what I want it does give me the right to say no to jerk companies. More people need to say “enough is a enough”!

    • Adam May 14, 2018, 3:56 am

      I have several BofA accounts, and I guess I missed the boat. What did they do? I will absolutely cease to do business with them, and any organization that feels these bandwagon anti 2A practices are acceptable. I often wonder if the ramifications of their misguided actions are even remotely understood.

    • pumpkin_seed May 16, 2018, 3:02 pm

      There is a big problem awaiting rectification. Many of us had credit cards sponsored by MBNA years ago, as our ‘points’ card. Now Bank of America is the ‘sponsor’ of the point card and we all know where they stand. Unfortunately, I have heard not one thing about how basspro.com will be looking for an alternative. Are you listening Mr. Morris? You may be cutting your own throat doing business with the devil, not to mention the throats of your thousand of employees, and millions of “current” customers.

  • Victor May 12, 2018, 7:31 am

    When it comes to Dicks I have another deplorable phrase that is time honored. “Fuck the Fucking Fuckers!”

  • priapism May 12, 2018, 2:11 am

    Dick’s is gonna need more Viagra than Hugh Hefner if they expect to stay in business very long. I give them about two years.

  • Dave May 11, 2018, 8:45 pm

    I never liked Dicks or Field and Stream, always thought they were overpriced. I told both of my sons if they ever step foot in either store they will not inherit any of my firearms.

  • gar May 11, 2018, 5:16 pm

    love it and S.A.

  • Area 52 May 11, 2018, 5:07 pm

    After their support of that anti gun bill in Illinois,Springfield has a lot to do before I speak well about them. As far as this affecting Dicks, I suspect they make most of their profit selling clothes and sports equipment. About 10 year ago I visited a store and there was no gun counter in there. If Dicks wants to stop selling guns that their business, but hiring anti second amendment lobbyists is an attack on everyone second amendment rights. Unfortunately, I don’t think lack of gun sales will hurt Dicks that much as I don’t suspect gun sales were not a major part of their business. I further believe the people running this company are just using the company name to promote their anti second amendment views. Who the heck buys a gun at dick anyways.?

    • John L May 12, 2018, 5:42 pm

      Sports Authority went the same route. They didn’t sell guns or ammo, but cut off fishing gear and most camping gear. They are long gone. Suspect Dicks will be in the same boat.

  • Charlie BROWN May 11, 2018, 4:22 pm

    We are at war and you don’t boost the enemy at a time of war.

  • Tommy G May 11, 2018, 3:06 pm

    ‘Dickless’ pretty well describes the situation with Dick’s Sporting Goods and parent company Field & Stream (eliminate them from every barber shop as well). We applaud the actions taken by Springfield, Hornady, Mossberg & other patriots who oppose the forces of evil that seek to suppress our American God-given Freedom. These patriotic companies will get more of our business and those who are sitting on their hands during this fight will be eliminated from our list. Done.

    We encourage other companies that support Americans and the 2A to step up or step off. We’re paying attention. We are taking notes. The leftist communists don’t have a monopoly on boycotts. We can and are answering with our own actions.
    We’re redirecting our dollars based on demonstrable actions that either support or fail to support Freedom. Put up or shut up. Lead, follow or get out of the way. Commit, Improvise, Adapt and Overcome or be plowed under.

    Godspeed to “The Deplorables”,

    T

  • Robert May 11, 2018, 2:48 pm

    Short sell their stock.

    NYSE: DKS

  • Bill in AZ May 11, 2018, 2:40 pm

    Dick’s has been in the Phoenix area for perhaps 5 years, with several nice big stores in mall areas. I have been in severall of them, their firearms selection was dismal and prices high. They are more into Fishing and clothing for sports like baseball, football, soccer, etc.

    Dicks has chosen to be anti-gun. I choose to stay clear of Dicks and recommend everybody boycott Dicks. I plan to support the firearms industry just like I have all my life because shooting competition and safe, fun plinking are MY pastimes.

    The only hardship is those employed by Dicks as they will all be out of jobs soon.

  • Blaine Clipperton May 11, 2018, 2:13 pm

    screw dicks…the boycott keeps growing….walmart was the first…many more.now, all those pulled away from NRA….

  • Matt May 11, 2018, 12:51 pm

    I have never purchased a firearm from Dicks but I have in the past spent plenty on ammo and fishing supplies. As a Pennsylvania resident I try to support local companies. Pennsylvania business or not I will never spend another cent at Dicks.

  • Harry Harvey May 11, 2018, 11:34 am

    Good for Springfield and Hornady! The Dick’s we have in Baton Rouge and the ones I have been to ( but not anymore) sells very few guns anyway.

  • Rip Lupo May 11, 2018, 11:26 am

    Just remember that Field and Stream are Dicks owned and there the ones that sell all the the hunting stands, cloths, shooting accessories, archery,fishing and camping gear as well as game processing equipment.

  • RGE May 11, 2018, 10:59 am

    I was in Nevada looking for a compass to replace one I lost. So I go into Big Five and Dick’s. Both of them had a compass for sale, made in China, cheaply made, but hey you need one you need one. They wanted 30 bucks for a Coleman. I go to Walmart they had them, the same ones for $8 only they were under Walmart’s brand, also made in China.

    Now the whole point of this exercise is, I don’t go into Dick’s for stuff because they’re overpriced anyway. You’d get a better deal at Bass Pro Shops.

    Now forgetting a simple compass, gun owners buy camping supplies, survival supplies, boating supplies and the like. If you keep alienating your customer base, well they’re going to go shop elsewhere which is exactly what I did.

    And BTW the last sporting goods retailers that yanked all the guns off their shelves ended up in bankruptcy, liquidation and out of business. Sports Authority along with Oshmans. In fact most of them are on their way out, beat out by cheap Chinese products being sold over the internet or at Walmart.

    These companies that produce firearms are all domestic producers, employ thousands and thousands of people, and contribute to the economy and the tax base. So the bottom line is who cares about Dick’s? I don’t have to shop there. I can get cheap Chinese goods anywhere for a lot less.

    And by the way the compass I bought was worth about 8 bucks. Not 30.

  • Larry May 11, 2018, 10:49 am

    These headlines need to be reworded

    • Al Soto May 11, 2018, 2:55 pm

      I’m with you Larry. English is my second language, so imagine what I really thought happened…

  • D.J. May 11, 2018, 10:43 am

    Glad to hear that manufacturers are standing tall , and holding their ground .
    Makes me proud to see that makers of firearms that I own , and have enjoyed ,
    for many years are not putting up with this ” bravo – Sierra ” any longer .
    Good show , that !

  • David Boswell May 11, 2018, 10:03 am

    I think Dicks forgot about all of the other products gun buyers spend their money on.
    I never bought much at Dicks, but rest assured I won’t spend a dime in there from now on and I’m going to encourage all of my friends to do do the same.

  • Winston May 11, 2018, 9:50 am

    Blannelberry is hereby nominated for the Beavis and Butthead Most Use of the Word Dick’s Award.

    • No1hunter May 11, 2018, 11:08 am

      Don’t be a dick, you dickless dickhead!!!!!

  • John May 11, 2018, 9:03 am

    Dick’s as of business you have committed political suicide, Who are the fools running that company?

  • mike May 11, 2018, 8:39 am

    I comment and fully support both Springfield & Hornady in their actions! I will no longer buy anything from Dick’s and I have just bought a Springfield pistol and some Hornadys for reloading. SO THERE, liberals take that!!

  • Marty Ashland May 11, 2018, 8:30 am

    I love it. Dicks really showed them how to appeal to the politically correct liberal millennials and their mommies. Unfortunately millennials don’t have any money to spend, and to get what money they do have, Dicks better start selling more video games.

    • No1hunter May 11, 2018, 11:10 am

      Yes, the games where they can pretend to me mass-murders. Hum, is there a connection here???

  • Tom White May 11, 2018, 8:26 am

    Glad to see Springfield fighting back. I own a Springfield Micro .45 and WILL buy a new black rifle from them. I am proud to be a combat Army Veteran. Hope to see more of the gun makers fight back. After all this IS AMERICA.

  • RAM6 May 11, 2018, 8:11 am

    I am a CCP holder and carrier. I have never bought any firearms or ammo at Dick’s but I am a golfer and spend a fair amount there on balls, gloves, shoes, etc. As of now I am taking my golfing business elsewhere. This organization and their anti-2nd amendment CEO need to realize that sportsmen of all stripes support the 2nd amendment while buying other equipment in their stores so they will be losing that business as well. These people have a perfect out for the minority of the anti 2A liberals buy taking the same stance that Wells Fargo Bank took, which was they gave the teacher’s unions the finger as they threatened to delist them as a mortgage supplier for their membership, but Dick’s obviously support destroying their business for a stupid ideology.

  • Joe May 11, 2018, 8:02 am

    Just in case u want to go to their website, it is NOT Dicks.com haha.

  • Ed Klein May 11, 2018, 7:58 am

    Glad to see companies fighting back against government and private companies, taking stances against “we the people”. I too am done with Dick’s and all affiliated companies. I rejoined the NRA a few months back and will remain a member for the rest of my days. Thanks to ALL the companies supporting the 2nd and keep pushing back on all entities that seek to destroy the most important of all amendments !

  • Scott May 11, 2018, 7:51 am

    Here is Dick’s customer service number if you’d like to call them to tell them you will be taking your business elsewhere. 1-877-846-9997

  • Fangflyer May 11, 2018, 7:42 am

    I no longer shop at Dick’s Sporting Goods, and discourage any of my friends from doing business with them.

  • charles graham May 11, 2018, 7:33 am

    98% sportsmen are cutting Dick’s off. And even if they reverse I still won’t buy there.

  • Tyler Kent May 11, 2018, 6:53 am

    Author wrote, “Henceforth they will be Dickless. They’re cutting off Dick’s. No more Dick’s.” That’s not clever or amusing. It is a crude and tasteless way to begin a story about a very serious issue. That’s the sort of writing one might expect from an adolescent trying to show off.

    • Dean R May 11, 2018, 8:27 am

      I think it’s hilarious snowflake.

      • Steve S May 11, 2018, 8:50 am

        I agree it is hilarious.

    • chris May 11, 2018, 8:43 am

      I too think it is very funny and extremely accurate as well. I am glad to hear their business is not doing well since sportsmen are boycotting “Dick’s.” “Snowflake” also a good description.

    • Ron A May 11, 2018, 8:44 am

      Shut up Troll. With all the Anti Second Amendment craziness going on it nice to get a smile and have a little fun at you SNOWFLAKE expense. Go read Cosmo you Commie.

    • The Saint! May 11, 2018, 10:00 am

      Such a Dick…

    • No1hunter May 11, 2018, 11:13 am

      Did you get your feeling hurt? Here’s a tissue. Now go have a good cry.

  • W.D.Bell May 11, 2018, 6:26 am

    I’m done with Dick’s sporting goods. I’m a very strong 2nd amendment believer.I’m a concealed carry licensed holder. Avid hunter and fisherman. DB

  • Jeff Johnson May 11, 2018, 6:01 am

    Kudos SPRINGFIELD ARMORY!
    I’ve really been wanting one (or two) of Springfields NEW Saint .300 BLK pistols. I think today I’m gonna visit my local gun merchant and “pull the trigger” and get one!!
    AND – Have you seen their NEW TRP 10mm RMR ?? I REALLY gotta have one of those too !!

  • Joe May 11, 2018, 5:50 am

    The title is misleading. It should read Dicks Is dickless and Mossberg and Springfield tell them to go suck hind titty !!!
    Remember to boycott DICKLESS…

  • Nick M May 11, 2018, 5:28 am

    Ironic considering SA being caught. They will need more than this from me.

    • kk May 11, 2018, 2:09 pm

      my thoughts exactly !

  • Jeri Adams May 11, 2018, 4:34 am

    Geez – who is writing this article, an 8 year old boy? ENOUGH with the dick jokes. NOT funny. They just make you look like a prepubescent kid that is obsessed with ‘bathroom humor’, not an adult reporting on serious issues challenging our society.

    • CountryLogic May 11, 2018, 5:40 am

      Geez. Lighten up Francis.

    • trevor_phillips May 11, 2018, 6:16 am

      Go suck a dick

    • Wayne R Cook May 11, 2018, 6:30 am

      I got the same impression, Jeri.

    • chris May 11, 2018, 8:46 am

      Another “Snowflake?” What is happening to the Real Sportsmen?

      • MP May 11, 2018, 10:59 am

        It’s like the movie “Idiocracy” in here.

        “HahaHA… he said DICK!! Huhhaha… I like… GUNS!!! Hahah… guns make me tough. ‘MERICA!!!
        MAGA!!
        Heil Trump!!”

        • Matt May 11, 2018, 12:45 pm

          Settle down snowflake. Go upstairs and ask your mommy for a tissue and a hug because the big mean internet upset you.

    • Chris lindroth May 11, 2018, 1:55 pm

      Jericho Adams, just another dick

  • Barkus Rudis May 11, 2018, 4:04 am

    I want to see ALL ammo companies refuse to sell to any Law Enforcement Agencies in NYS.

  • Chad Harris May 11, 2018, 3:36 am

    I\’m not worried about it because Dicks done!!! Party on Amazon, Party on!!!

  • Brian L Groseth May 11, 2018, 3:17 am

    I’m not worried about it because Dicks done!!! Party on Amazon, Party on!!!

  • Larry May 10, 2018, 11:27 am

    If Dicks choose to stop selling guns I hope everyone feels as I do I will never be in there stores again

  • Dilligaf May 4, 2018, 4:44 pm

    I say any anti-American liberal in office that has a security detail, that detail needs to be disarmed and refused sale from any firearm and ammunition manufacturing company. If they want to “disarm” America, then disarm the people that protect them as well.

    • BAP1960 May 11, 2018, 9:46 am

      I agree with this strategy 100%.

    • joefoam May 11, 2018, 10:04 am

      Dilligaf-my sentiments exactly. Let them be defenseless like they want us to be. What hypocrites.

    • FirstStateMark May 11, 2018, 7:10 pm

      Ditto!

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