Buy A Truck, Get A Gun

by
posted on August 26, 2014
gsagi2015_fs.jpg (1)

undefinedLumberton Ford, located just off I-95 in southern North Carolina, started the special sale in early August, and Sales Manager Jim Drost said, “I’m looking to double my F-150 sales this month.” The response has been good, and sales have picked up since the local paper and NRA News covered the special promotion.

undefinedDrost said all of the purchasers so far have been local, but that as news spread, calls started coming in from as far away as Kentucky and Massachusetts. Nearly all have been complimentary.

When I visited the dealership on Saturday, Drost explained, it was not long ago in Robeson County that just about every pickup had a gun rack. “A lot of truck guys like guns,” he said. “We like guns. Why not?”

It was a long drive, but I am glad I made the trip. Everyone I met was friendly. “We’re a small community,” Drost said. “We still say ‘Yes mam,’ ‘Yes sir’ and open the door for ladies.”

What struck me most on my visit was the number of American flags on the lot. There was one on each vehicle, and the tallest is visible for miles on I-95. The place drips red, white and blue and real American values.

Vouchers must be redeemed at Rhudy’s Pawn Shop in Fayetteville, NC, where purchasers undergo the standard volley of background checks and federal paperwork. Drost said they might extend the promotion or run it again if things go well.

Lumberton Ford is not the first car dealership to launch a promotion like this. I interviewed one of the first in 2009. In his case, he was offering an AK47, and once CNN covered the special deal, response skyrocketed.

Latest

Webley Metropolitan Police Revolver
Webley Metropolitan Police Revolver

I Have This Old Gun: Webley Metropolitan Police Revolver

Webley Metropolitan Police revolvers were manufactured from 1883 to 1911 and issued at the discretion of division officers to be used by policemen who desired them and had exhibited an aptitude in their use.

Springfield’s Updated Tactical Response Pistol (TRP)

In the late 1990s, Springfield Armory’s Custom Shop gained a legendary reputation after supplying the FBI’s Hostage Rescue Team with the company’s Professional Model M1911s. Now, Springfield has a refreshed line of TRP pistols with four new models.

Friends Of NRA Announces 2023 Volunteers Of The Year

For exceptional commitment to a critical mission, your NRA is pleased to announce the 2023 Regional Volunteers of the Year are: Dale Emerick, Jim Kelley, Melinda Pawelek and Jeremy Frisk.

Remington’s Premier CuT: Solid And To The Point

Combining the exceptional weight-retention of Core-Lokt Copper with the enhanced aerodynamic properties of Core-Lokt Tipped, Premier CuT gives Remington Ammunition a potent new lead-free big-game hunting load.

Czech Company Buys Steyr Arms

RSBC Group, a Czech investment company, announced the acquisition of Steyr Arms in April 2024.

The Armed Citizen® July 15, 2024

Read today's "The Armed Citizen" entry for real stories of law-abiding citizens, past and present, who used their firearms to save lives.

Interests



Get the best of American Rifleman delivered to your inbox.