A RadioShack in Montana is making headlines — and doing a brisk business — by offering free guns to new Dish Network customers.
"Protect yourself with Dish Network. Sign up now, get free gun," reads the sign over the door of a Hamilton, MT, RadioShack. The promo has been running since October and the store's owner says it's tripled the business in that time. It's also made the store a bit of a local landmark.
"We have people literally stop in to take pictures of the sign," the Shack's manager tells local paper the Ravalli Republic.
To qualify for the deal, customers have to sign up for Dish service and installation and purchase a certain amount of related equipment from the store. They are then given a gift certificate for a local gun store where they have the option of a Hi Point 380 pistol or a 20-gauge shotgun.
The gun store runs the proper background checks on all customers before giving out any firearms. "We're not just giving guns to felons," said the Shack manager.