Anybody else buy a gun on election day?


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MTMilitiaman
November 8, 2008, 12:14 PM
Not quite feeling content voting, I decided to up the antee and bought a gun on election day.

I am now the proud owner of a SIG P220SAO with night sights. I had wanted a Springfield MC Operator, but with my budget and recent unexpected expenses, this just wasn't feasible. The SIG was $500 less, and as soon as I held it, I knew it was coming home with me. I haven't shot it yet, but it feels solid and everything is silky smooth. So far, no buyer's remorse at all, just an itchy trigger finger.

Hearing reports of booming gun sales in the days immediately following, I couldn't help but reflect that maybe once, I was the trend setter.

Anybody else make their voices heard on election day in more ways that one?

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blo0dyhatchet
November 8, 2008, 12:18 PM
I picked up a Mac-10. Solid fun pistol which is one of the ones that takes sten magazines. You cannot go wrong when you can get 32 round mags for 3.50. :neener:

Just Jim
November 8, 2008, 12:21 PM
I think the smart guys are buying ammo. Guns will be around but ammo is going to get short.

jim

BLC
November 8, 2008, 12:45 PM
Picked up an XD 40 on the 5th.

wbwanzer
November 8, 2008, 12:49 PM
The week before election I bought a Bersa Thunder .380CC and a CZ P-01 in case there is a ban on sale of semi-autos in the future.

wacki
November 8, 2008, 01:09 PM
Ya, I dropped a lot of money on election day. Lifetime supply of pmags (30) and an AR.

wacki
November 8, 2008, 01:11 PM
I think the smart guys are buying ammo. Guns will be around but ammo is going to get short.

I make my own ammo. :-D

craig
November 8, 2008, 01:14 PM
my rem. 1100 tac 4 that i ordered the week before arrived on election day. does that count?:D

tn-dave
November 8, 2008, 01:25 PM
I bought and mailed a money order for a Nickel Bersa 380 on election day. Not really intentional but I'm sure I'll always remember the date I bought that pistol. Think I'll call it BO

rugerfreak
November 8, 2008, 01:38 PM
Since election:

2000 primers
1lb powder
Rifle on lay-a-way
2 Mini 14 mags
2 AR-10 mags

Trading some pistols for a rifle or 2 today----wars are won with rifles--not pistols.

pbhome71
November 8, 2008, 01:44 PM
I picked up another Mosin that day.

Sungun09
November 8, 2008, 02:24 PM
After I donated all my money to the O'Bama Campaign, I have nothing left for those evil monsters things

ridata
November 8, 2008, 02:33 PM
After I donated all my money to the O'Bama Campaign, I have nothing left for those evil monsters things
Don't worry, you'll have money again soon enough. You don't even have to work to get it back. :D

Nope, nothing on election day. Working on getting some stuff now though.

Sepia
November 8, 2008, 02:39 PM
I paid the governemt $150 for a piece of paper that says I can carry a gun concealed... does that count? I'm also planning on going to the gun show this upcoming weekend and purchasing some more boom-sticks:evil:

Kind of Blued
November 8, 2008, 02:45 PM
Nope! But I'm filling out my first ATF form right now. :)

It's SBR time. I'll be extremely well-documented if they need to come find me.

It seems like a silly way to spend money right now, but I can't legally buy the friggin' UPPER without registering the lower, and what if they ban the UPPERS?!?! :cuss:

I figure it's better to get a complete rifle then buy something else, instead of having a bunch of useless parts if they throw a curveball.

God help this country.

statelineblues
November 8, 2008, 03:15 PM
I renewed my NRA Membership

JustinL
November 8, 2008, 03:18 PM
I bought a revolver by chance on 11/3. It was a target of opportunity rather than anticipation of the election results.

shadowalker
November 8, 2008, 03:27 PM
My LMT Defender AR-15 was delivered on election night. A BCM 16" upper was delivered two days later.

Already a lifetime member of the NRA but as of Tuesday my 1 year old is also a lifetime member ;).

Vegaslaith
November 8, 2008, 03:28 PM
I picked up a Mac-10. Solid fun pistol which is one of the ones that takes sten magazines.

So all MAC-10s take sten mags?

red_cedar
November 8, 2008, 03:28 PM
ordered a XD9 sc. bitone, stainless on black- on the 2nd or 3rd
I have one of each- 5", 4" now a 3"

tmajors
November 8, 2008, 03:36 PM
Since election day

Ar-15 A2 complete + 2 cheapo plastic 20rd mags it came with
30 rnd DPMS mag

On layaway
10 30rd PMags
DPMS lower

Friendly, Don't Fire!
November 8, 2008, 03:42 PM
I don't have many guns (can count them on my hands) and I don't need much ammo.

I do have components to load my own, which I enjoy doing.

Now that my guns are sighted in, I don't go to the range to burn up what ammo I do have. I hunt more than I shoot.

When I shoot, I make each shot count.:cool:

jnyork
November 8, 2008, 04:06 PM
I went to the gunshow this morning thinking to buy a nice AR carbine to replace the two I lost in a recent unfortunate boating accident!:rolleyes:

$800.00 black guns are now $1600.00 and up.:what::barf: :scrutiny: :cuss: Bought a nice old Marlin 336ADL in .32 Special instead.:D

Friendly, Don't Fire!
November 8, 2008, 04:26 PM
I bought almost 4,000 rounds of ammunition yesterday.:)

It was charged on an account I have at the store.

After I got it home, I really felt uncomfortable buying all that and had buyer's remorse last night:uhoh:, and took it all back this morning.:eek:

Now, I'm happy!:)

FMF
November 8, 2008, 04:37 PM
I have two pistols and I'd already bought a S&W M4 so the last thing was a nice shotgun. Snagged a Remington 870 18", 6+1 w/ folding stock just a couple days ago. The circle is complete....something, something Dark Side something, something Luke Skywalker lol

Went today with a buddy of mine to pick out his first AR-15. He quickly bought the last S&W M&P15 in the store for just a tad more than I had paid a few months ago. They were sold out of .223/5.56 where we were but thankfully Wally World was loaded with Rem 200/rnd boxes for about .38 cents a round.

bglz42
November 8, 2008, 04:39 PM
I bought one of MK's finest the night before...

Just Jim
November 8, 2008, 06:21 PM
Wonder if any of those people caught up in the buying frenzy have figured it out yet that they are now on a socialist governments watch list??

jj

Prophet
November 8, 2008, 07:44 PM
I bought a couple boxes of .20ga, 30-30 and .40 ammo, and look to pick up a Marlin 60 or Marlin bolt action .22 plus a crapload of .22 cartridges... gradually, of different kinds and from different stores.

tmajors
November 8, 2008, 07:46 PM
Wonder if any of those people caught up in the buying frenzy have figured it out yet that they are now on a socialist governments watch list??

Hate to break it to you but just posting on this forum will put you on that same watch list.

And many of us already buy. We just bought on Wednesday instead of Friday.

EDIT Oh wait did I say bought? I meant I sold them all on Wednesday instead of Friday!

Just Jim
November 8, 2008, 10:03 PM
I have been on the list for years, kinda gives me status:D:D:scrutiny:

jj

Cover Dog
November 8, 2008, 10:16 PM
I got the last M&P 15T that Buds Gun Shop had in stock. Bought and shipped on Tues. the 4th. I my just frame the receipt.

devilc
November 8, 2008, 11:13 PM
Picked up a vanilla Mossbery 500 for $180 on sale @ Dick's.

ktmmudd
November 9, 2008, 01:19 AM
I bought my 1950 K-38 Target Masterpiece the weekend before the
election and used the gunshow loophole. Also picked up .223 and
some more .45 ammo.

guntotinguy
November 9, 2008, 01:28 AM
Much to my surprise...I get home from work and the wife 'smiling' mentioning to go into our 'gun and ammo stock vault' and take a little look around.She purchased a DPMS .308,another RPK AES 10B,and another WASR 10 AK,5 more cases of ammo(762x39) and a lot more shotgun shells.

Good thing because the next day a lot of stores around town was 'picked over clean'...both on gun and ammo.

TomcatPC
November 9, 2008, 02:54 AM
I put some cash towards the WWII S&W .380"/200 (aka .38 S&W) "Victory" Model Revolver I have on layaway. Does that count?...LOL.
Thank You
Mark

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