Where o where have all the assault rifles gone?


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BrianB
November 16, 2008, 09:47 PM
I was just at my local Cabela's and there were zero Mini-14's or AR-15's in stock. Same for Bud's Gun Shop (www.budsgunshop.com). No black rifles. No rifle that holds over 10 rounds in .223/5.56. VERY few semi-auto's. A couple M1A's.

Seems the same all over the net. You'd think a ban had already been passed.

I understand folks buying after the election, but why wouldn't stores be keeping inventory? There is still business to be done....or is this just a marketing ploy?

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General Geoff
November 16, 2008, 09:51 PM
The suppliers and distributors are out, the manufacturers are currently catching up with demand.

PTK
November 16, 2008, 09:52 PM
but why wouldn't stores be keeping inventory?

The demand wasn't expected, I'd guess that supply was exhausted. No conspiracy there. :)

BrianB
November 16, 2008, 09:58 PM
Thanks, fellas. Amazing amount of volume in a few weeks. Unreal.

jad0110
November 16, 2008, 10:05 PM
I've seen plenty of AR and AK types in my area. Lots of AK mags too. What I am not seeing are AR 20 and 30 round magazines. Especially PMAGS. I just hope Magpul catches up before we get too far into '09.

As a side note, the local gunshow I frequent now and then was by far the busiest I have ever seen it. Seems lots of people were out buying guns in honor of our new president-elect :D .

Frog48
November 16, 2008, 10:40 PM
Same here. The local Cabelas, all DFW Academy stores, and most of the mom and pop gun shops are totally sold out of AR15's, due to the recent election.

waterhouse
November 17, 2008, 02:01 PM
I understand folks buying after the election, but why wouldn't stores be keeping inventory?

I had a guy who wanted one of the camo Remington ARs the Monday before election day. I called and placed the order, no problem.

A friend of the guy decided he wanted one on the Wed. after election day. I called to try and order one . . . at 3 distributors they were sold out, of everything. Colts, RRA, Bushmaster, etc. Not a one left in the warehouse. Believe me, if we could get them, we'd order them, because nothing is selling better.

Tommygunn
November 17, 2008, 02:06 PM
I bought one two years ago... does that count???:rolleyes::)

Ragnar Danneskjold
November 17, 2008, 02:06 PM
I didn't know Cabelas sold NFA assault rifles. I know they sell semi-auto AR 15s, but not assault rifles.

tinygnat219
November 17, 2008, 02:11 PM
Bought my semi-autos before the election. I am simply contributing to the ammo and magazine shortage.

Rubber_Duck
November 17, 2008, 02:14 PM
I didn't know Cabelas sold NFA assault rifles. I know they sell semi-auto AR 15s, but not assault rifles.


:rolleyes:

Well, at least MOST of us know what the OP meant by "assault rifle."

Armueller2001
November 17, 2008, 02:14 PM
"I didn't know Cabelas sold NFA assault rifles. I know they sell semi-auto AR 15s, but not assault rifles."

I was thinking the same thing.

"Assault rifles" are by definition capable of selective fire. AR15's and AK47 style civilian rifles are not assault rifles. Please don't succumb to the same ignorance that the anti's use to sway the opinion of idiot soccer moms everywhere.

I'm glad that everyone is out... more gun owners, more evil black rifle owners, etc. it's an inconvenience because I wanted to pick up another lower receiver before Jan 20th, but I'm damn glad I have a built up AR15 already.

DiN_BLiX
November 17, 2008, 02:38 PM
The local shop that stocks mini-14s and ARs is WAAAYYYY backordered. Academy has a few ARs left but they are the 1400 dolla mossy oak printed kind. Fals and M1As arent flying off the shelves as fast, due to much higher price im sure. HD/SD shotguns are starting to get scarce locally too.

CYANIDEGENOCIDE
November 17, 2008, 02:47 PM
;)I agree I didn't buy 6 assault rifles, I bought 6 ar-15 SPORTING rifles
maybe they'll be immune to a ban

Rifleman 173
November 17, 2008, 02:48 PM
Rifles aren't the only thing dealers are selling out of... My local dealer ran completely out of Glock 17s, 19s and 21s. He has plenty of Springfield XD pistols left over because they aren't selling. It seems 3 people in my area have been victims of accidental shootings from the XDs and there is talk about a class action lawsuit of some kind being developed or planned.

esq_stu
November 17, 2008, 02:50 PM
Bought my semi-autos before the election. I am simply contributing to the ammo and magazine shortage.yup +1

I am buying face to face these days. So far, I've been able to buy everything I want at reasonable prices (but not bargain). Find a local gun forum in your state. I am finding networking to be the way to go. There are people out there that have AR lowers they bought at gun shows just collecting dust. Seek them out.

rcmodel
November 17, 2008, 03:50 PM
I was at a little bitty gun show Saturday and there were all kinds of HSR's (Homeland Security Rifles) for sale.

Some at grossly inflated prices.
One dealer had three DPMS lowers with triggers in them, but no stock, buffer tube, or PG.
Asking $500 a pop!
EEYOOOOWWWW! :eek:

Others, not so much.
Saw one new R-15 at MSRP.

And another old guy who was selling new DPMS rifles & carbines at close to dealer cost. Said he was getting out of the business and didn't want his wife & kids selling them at a garage sale for 100 bucks apiece!

For the most part, if I had wanted a Black Rifle, I could have had several of them at reasonable prices.

jaholder1971
November 17, 2008, 03:50 PM
You still can get parts, I just ordered a lower receiver parts kit for my 2 DPMS lowers from R Guns.

jnyork
November 17, 2008, 03:51 PM
I need to try to find a couple to replace the ones that were lost overboard in deep water during a recent canoeing mishap. :scrutiny:

Omaha-BeenGlockin
November 17, 2008, 03:54 PM
Plenty here---but they are getting thin---you can still go out and buy one here--if so inclined.

BrianB
November 17, 2008, 09:46 PM
Forgive the egregious grammatical error in the O.P. I'll rephrase for the sticklers among you:

"Where o where have the semi-automatic rifles in .223/.308/7.62x39mm/etc. that accept high capacity magazines and muzzle brakes/flash hiders gone?"

P.S. I'm glad I got mine already.

xx7grant7x
November 17, 2008, 10:10 PM
P.S. I'm glad I got mine already.

I hear that

rocinante
November 17, 2008, 10:55 PM
This is from classic arms. He has more to say as he usually does but these are cold numbers.

LET ME GIVE YOU SOME PERSPECTIVE.
IN THE THIRD QUARTER OF THIS YEAR, ( JULY THRU OCTOBER )
WE SOLD THE FOLLOWING
7.62X39 AMMO................361 CASES
AK 30 RD MAGS.....................................783
AK RIFLES (ALL TYPES ) .........................243

BY COMPARISON, IN THE 10 DAYS SINCE THE ELECTION WE HAVE SOLD

7.62X39 AMMO................1218 CASES
AK 30 RD MAGS.....................................3855
AK RIFLES (ALL TYPES ) .........................572
THAT IS IN ADDITION TO THE AR RIFLES, GOLANI RIFLES, TANTALS, AND OTHER FIREARMS THAT HAVE ALSO SOLD LIKE WILDFIRE.

Kind of Blued
November 17, 2008, 11:00 PM
We bought all of 'em. I went to a gun show this weekend and what was left was fair game for price gouging.

This all reminds me of when the last case of Wonka bars was auctioned off in Britian. :)

sojournerhome
November 18, 2008, 01:20 AM
Wow. Just glad I did my buying after Katrina and was satisfied. The prices have sure changed.

frankd4
November 18, 2008, 02:27 PM
You must have meant black rifle, Assault rifles have selector switch and can fire full auto that’s a name that the anti’s have coined in order to scare old people.

Shung
November 18, 2008, 02:33 PM
yes, be precise.. don't use the anti LIES about name for gun's.

The actual way of anti's in america is to call EBR (semi auto tactical rifles) "assault weapons" and most of the time, by images or words, they try to make the naive crouds believe that they are "machine guns" which is nothing less and nothing more than a HUGE LIE !

CoRoMo
November 18, 2008, 02:36 PM
Budsgunshop has THIS ONE SINGLE GUN (http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/36_787/products_id/55983) listed in their black rifle inventory, and it should soon be gone to a loving home.

phoglund
November 18, 2008, 02:50 PM
I was browsing stores in the local area that sold such rifles and found many of them had sold out or nearly so. The ones that seem to be somewhat immune are the Remington ARs that are Mossy Oak cammo with no front sight options.

I did find a shop with Bushmaster Carbon 15's in 9mm on sale!

I like the idea of an AR type rifle that shoots relatively inexpensive 9mm so I bought one on the spot for $800. I've since picked up 5 additional magazines for it. Shooting it is lots of fun and quite a bit less expensive than .223/5.56.

I'm seriously considering ordering a 20'' AR15 Varmint Upper Half; 5.56 NATO; Stainless steel, 1-8 twist; 2 piece alum free float for $360 from Model 1 Sales. When lowers are available again I'd make a complete rifle. For now I could use my .223/5.56 lower to play with it.

I also recently picked up some Wolf ammo:

500 rounds of 62 grain .223. (20 round boxes)
640 rounds of 122 grain 7.62X39 (in a spam can)
500 rounds of 122 grain 7.62X39 (20 round boxes)
900 rounds of 9mm (in a spam can)

All in celebration of the election of a new president.

I think Pres. Clinton and Pres. Elect Obama have done more for the sales of military style rifles/carbines and military type ammo both foreign and domestic than any other single factor in American history.

...I wonder how they feel about that? :evil:

Sean Dempsey
November 18, 2008, 02:55 PM
My AR-15 is an assault rifle. I bought it in case I have to assault an intruder or enemy of my family.

I mean, my friends assualt rifle. I don't own one.

expvideo
November 18, 2008, 03:03 PM
My AR-15 is an assault rifle. I bought it in case I have to assault an intruder or enemy of my family.

I mean, my friends assualt rifle. I don't own one.

"assault rifle" doesn't denotate what it is used for. It is a specific type of firearm that is capable of select fire. Saying your AR-15 is an assault rifle because you use it to "assault" intruders, is like saying that my single action .22 revolver is a "machine gun", because I like to shoot it at old washing machines.

rjewell
November 18, 2008, 11:19 PM
I went to the gunshop sturday and picked up an RRA AR pistol.. the owner said it just came in the night before.. lucky me i guess?? lol now i just need to pick up one more ar and an ak and then i will be mildly content with my black rifle collection..

|0O0y
November 18, 2008, 11:27 PM
There's gonna be a FLOOD of these guns after the first of the year when the manufacturers have caught up and people are broke and in debt from the wife buying too many christmas presents. Each kid has to get a present from santa, from mom, from frosty the snowman, from dad, a gift from each of the reindeer, and an extra one for good measure-oh and one specifically to open on christmas eve. And this is on top of presents for the neighbors, a plate of cookies for everyone at work, and a donation to the salvation army every time she passes the bell ringer. Sorry, I'm jaded from in laws.

expvideo
November 19, 2008, 10:28 AM
There's gonna be a FLOOD of these guns after the first of the year when the manufacturers have caught up and people are broke and in debt from the wife buying too many christmas presents. Each kid has to get a present from santa, from mom, from frosty the snowman, from dad, a gift from each of the reindeer, and an extra one for good measure-oh and one specifically to open on christmas eve. And this is on top of presents for the neighbors, a plate of cookies for everyone at work, and a donation to the salvation army every time she passes the bell ringer. Sorry, I'm jaded from in laws.

Your a mean one.. Mr |0O0y.

ServiceSoon
November 19, 2008, 09:30 PM
I heard the government purchased all of them due to an executive order from Obama.

There's gonna be a FLOOD of these guns after the first of the year when the manufacturers have caught up and people are broke and in debt from the wife buying too many christmas presents. Each kid has to get a present from santa, from mom, from frosty the snowman, from dad, a gift from each of the reindeer, and an extra one for good measure-oh and one specifically to open on christmas eve. And this is on top of presents for the neighbors, a plate of cookies for everyone at work, and a donation to the salvation army every time she passes the bell ringer. Sorry, I'm jaded from in laws.Bingo! I went to the store today to purchase a DPMS AP4 carbine and they wouldn't budge on the price so I told the guy I would see him in a couple of months.

BrianB
November 19, 2008, 09:35 PM
I mean, my friends assault rifle. I don't own one.

Mwahahaha! I have that same friend!

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