One-time gun seller Dick’s Sporting Goods is taking heat from customers who ordered and paid for Troy Defense carbines during their Black Friday sale. Now that Dick’s has decided that selling black rifles is a little too disturbing in a post-Newtown world, they’ve informed all of those prepaid customers that they won’t be making good on their orders. The retailer will refund the money, of course, and will throw in a $100 gift card on top of it. But that hasn’t made their customers too happy. To say nothing of Troy Defense, which Dick’s left hanging with no notification of their decision – other than what Troy read in the media. Troy’s press release on the situation (via kitup.military.com) is reprinted after the jump . . .
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).