Mossberg Drops Dicks Sporting Goods

The hits keep coming to Dick’s as iconic shotgun and rifle maker Mossberg publicly moved to cut ties with the controversial retailer on Wednesday.

The country’s oldest family-owned firearms manufacturer issued a statement terminating their relationship with Dick’s over news of the company’s recent hiring of gun control lobbyists in Washington. Effective immediately, Mossberg says they will not accept any future orders from Dick’s or their Field & Stream affiliates, and is evaluating current contracts.

“It has come to our attention that Dick’s Sporting Goods recently hired lobbyists on Capitol Hill to promote additional gun control,” said A. Iver Mossberg, the company’s CEO. “Make no mistake, Mossberg is a staunch supporter of the U.S. Constitution and our Second Amendment rights, and we fully disagree with Dick’s Sporting Goods’ recent anti-Second Amendment actions.”

Mossberg and their Maverick Arms subsidary make up a big slice of Dick’s regular firearm offerings.

As of Thursday, Dick’s listed nearly a dozen Mossberg/Maverick-branded products for sale in their catalog including Model 88, 500 and 535 shotguns and Plinkster .22LR rifles. Mossberg firearms also regularly appear in the retailer’s weekly circular, especially during hunting seasons. Dick’s Field & Stream outlets have an even larger selection, with more than 30 Mossberg items listed including MVP and Patriot series bolt-action rifles priced as high as $1,699.

Founded in 1919 and offering their Brownie pistol to a hungry market, Mossberg has grown to become a household name. According to federal regulators, the company produced no less than 140,924 rifles and 367,542 shotguns in their Connecticut and Texas factories in 2016.

Dick’s, who has opted so far this year to destroy their existing inventory of AR-15s and refuse firearm sales to those under age 21, has since been embraced by gun control champions at the price of rapidly becoming a pariah in the firearms business. The National Shooting Sports Foundation, the trade organization for the gun industry, has expelled the retailer from their ranks while both MKS and Springfield Armory have cut ties with the company in recent weeks.

  • L Cavendish

    the rest of the firearms and ammo makers need to follow suit…

    • kenbarber

      this probably is not the last company to cut Dicks off.

      • ronnie

        Let’s boycott Dicks & Field & Stream Stores!

        • Ron

          Good idea.

    • Michael boyd

      Looks lkie spingfield and mks already have.

  • Oldman054

    Good! Serves these leftist idiots right. They aren’t call Dicks for nothing. They continue to act like one. This isn’t the first time they pulled this kind of crap. I feel sorry for their employees, but they need to find somewhere else to work. Their about to go under.

    • FBAshplant

      You are right on the money. Trump has got our
      economy turned around so there should be good jobs for Dicks employees to move into.

  • rayhause

    finally we are seeing that the gun industry is pushing back against these left wing loonies. A qualifying applicant purchasing any firearm should be to ask if they are a Democrat, that would reduce potential mass shootings.

  • disqus_rEWjgfyzIp

    Would suggest that the gun manufacturers cut ties with any entity that is anti 2nd amendment including state and government. There is enough mom and pop shops that will be happy to sell to the public.

    • coolman11

      And at better prices

    • Ken Kaminski

      Why so they still sell in California and new York,two of the most anti gun states

      • disqus_rEWjgfyzIp

        Hornady has stop selling to New York state government or any thing remotely dealing in that area

  • jerry1944

    GEEE i cut ties with those snakes when they first came off for little hitler hogg . If they have no mose since than let a little punk nut run there company i sure dont want anything to do with them . Use to get some of my little leauge supplys from them and now i find out i can make better deals in other stores Thanks dicks for saving me money when you had me leave your nut company

  • Joseph Morgan

    DICKS always sold their products at marked up prices. Any company that believes in the freedom of this country and the ability of it’s citizens to protect themselves from criminals and any socialist communist dictator government, but takes the stand that the second amendment is not worth defending should, in my opinion, be shut down. I only hope that all other manufactures of related products that are under the second amendment umbrella will also refuse to do business with any and all companies that want to take away our RIGHTS, like the left liberal social communist demo-rats.

  • Paul Johnson

    I just returned a $800 set of golf clubs to Dicks Golf Galaxy because of these socialist pigs in your face actions to freedom loving Americans. I hope Dicks goes under soon. Used to love shopping there but no more. Easy decision to make. Maybe Dicks hired the pussy Hogg to be part of their marketing team.

  • Paul Manahan

    Good, it’s about time that manufacturers and 2nd amendment supporters start fighting back against these anti-constitution, left wing liberal progressive companies and individuals by hitting them where it hurts, in their wallets.

  • Daniel Diller

    Awesome, let the liberals eat Dick’s and choke!!! Thank You Mossberg and the rest of the firearm suppliers!! I am a true belever in the 2nd. Amendment and look forward to seeing you in retailers who feel the same!!!

  • metheoldsarge

    Music to my ears.

  • RufusVonDufus

    Duck Fick’s!

  • james baxter

    this a hole NEEDS TO BE STOPPED,FROM SELLING ALL HUNTING & FISHING RELATED ARTICLES, selling porn to the demontards,is more there style,

  • Proudvietvet58

    Thank you Mossberg!

    It is high time gun manufacturers stand up to the Un-Constitutional self imposed “rules” of “Un-American” entities!!

  • Dale Ahlbom

    Went into Dick’s in Murrieta one time. The place is a joke. Haven’t been back. Now that they pulled this on our 2nd Amendment rights I hope they go under. Thank you Mossberg,MKS, and Springfield for pulling your products from this socialist loving company. I hope all the other firearms and ammo companies pulled there product. Looking forward to a sign on the front of there business saying CLOSED FOR BUSINESS.

  • Bud William

    Isn’t that poetic justice, Ha, Ha, Ha. “Turn About is Fair Play”

  • ray

    all nra members should boycot dicks for every product they sell. all gun makers should not honer waranty on guns bought from dicks and make it known nation wide.

  • Brabado

    Sr. Mgmt. at Dick’s Sporting Goods are just a bunch of weak Liberal Pink Pussies…
    All America, including NRA Members, must boycott their crummy Pink/Leftists stores.

    TRUE AMERICANS STAND TALL AGAINST CORRUPT LIBERAL SOCIALISTS, AND STEALTH LEFTIST BUSINESSES WHO LOVE THE DEEP STATE!!!

    Samper Fi.

  • Jim

    I dropped dick’s from my shopping list when they threw out AR15s. No longer a customer of this retailer ever again.

    • ronnie

      We did the same thing!

  • MASR53

    Good!

  • Guns of Mass Effect

    I think Ruger will be next to end their relationship with Dick’s, being a 2nd amendment supporter. With Field and Stream being in the business to sale handguns, and long guns, which is about 90% of their sales, they will fold quickly, if more than half of the manufacturers pull out.

  • Ernest

    I really hope they go BANKO!! God I hate radical liberals!!!!!

  • MASTERMECH

    Being that DICK’S is not on the side of Responsible gun ownership and use (NRA), it is with due cause that gun companies are withdrawing business ties. Terrible to find out that Just Maybe, DICK’S may support the other side of the gun use fence.

  • Mac147

    Bye Bye, Adios, Auf Wiedersehen, Sayonura, Au Revoir, Duh Svee-Dah-nee-ye, & AMF. It hasn’t been nice knowing you between your snotty employees, your jacked up over priced merchandise. Most could of lived with all of the afore mentioned complaints but to decide to violate peoples 2nd amendment rights you have gone too far. Maybe David Hogg will buy something but I doubt it. So just remember you shot yourself in the foot by trying to screw your money customers & please don’t say that this isn’t hurting your stockholders & all around business because we all know better. “We The People Are Pissed” Mac147

  • Ron

    Good for Mossberg.

  • Jim

    you reap what you sow.

  • coolman11

    That oughta’ make Dick’s limp

  • ed_b

    Bought another Mossberg, not from Dick’s. Can’t buy from Dick’s, cause I don’t shop at Dick’s (anymore.)
    I hope a bunch of other manufacturers cut them off, cause I can think of 6 or 8 other guns I’d like to buy.

  • bill

    its pushback time , people vote with your dollars AND your feet, these companies who bow to the gun grabbers do not deserve any of your business, think about it.boycott all these companies period

  • Popetal

    I call on Field & Stream to refuse ads from Dick’s.