AR-15 pricing


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6.5x39
July 27, 2009, 12:13 PM
I stopped by a local (Kansas City) gun shop this weekend and was astonished to find that new DPMS AR-15s were going for only $675. The guy behind the counter said that after not being able to get any AR-15s for the longest time, they now have full inventory and cannot move them. Does this represent an isolated pocket of supply or has this market segment hit saturation and the supply of AR-15s exceeded demand?

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Birdmang
July 27, 2009, 12:16 PM
The gun store by me has about 300 AR15s priced from 650 to 1600. Id say it depends on where you are but it seems to be looking clearer.

CoRoMo
July 27, 2009, 12:33 PM
Members here are seeing 6920's dipping back down below $1,200, and 6940's under $1,400, so I'd say we are about to enjoy some wonderfully low prices due to the over supply. If it hasn't reached your area yet, it will have to at some point.

mp5a3
July 27, 2009, 02:06 PM
Wow, that's an amazing price. I may just have to get another soon. Unfortunatly LMT's are still high and hard to find.

WNC Seabee
July 27, 2009, 02:16 PM
AR prices are tumbling here in NC as well. Models that sold for >$1,000 over the winter are now readily available for $750-800.

12many
July 27, 2009, 03:58 PM
Same here. I am not in the market for one, never was, but the shop I was at had 9 of them. Ammo is still light, but better better.

wojownik
July 27, 2009, 04:25 PM
FWIW, was at a gun show on Sunday towards closing, and there we still many, many black rifles that were not moving - lots of Colt LE models (one vendor easily still had 8-10). Carbine prices seem to be cracking in part of the market - Colts stead in the 1200-1400 range, S&W dropping a bit to the $1100 range, Bushies at the $900-$1000, DPMS at the $800-900 range. Bushies and DPMS look to have dropped around $200 from three months ago, Colt and S&W around $100.

Reid73
July 27, 2009, 04:47 PM
You heard it here (http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=462652&page=3) first.


one good thing about black rifles is that any good brand is a great investment. You buy a 1200-dollar gun, use it to death, and if it still looks new or in great shape, you can still turn around and sell it for 950-1000 bucks easily. Their value holds very well.
That may be true now, but I wonder how long it will remain so after the Obama hysteria dies off. All fads eventually end.

kwelz
July 27, 2009, 06:46 PM
Yes the AR market has tanked. A few of us called it a while back, ammo is next.

mljdeckard
July 27, 2009, 06:48 PM
I'm not always right, but I was right this time. I knew that the demand couldn't possibly stay as high as it was.

Impact has 6920s for $1300.

taliv
July 27, 2009, 07:17 PM
given the current market, impact might even have them in stock :rolleyes: which could be a first

mljdeckard
July 27, 2009, 07:21 PM
Stacks of them on a table when you walk in.

hadmanysons
July 27, 2009, 11:45 PM
My local gun store has about 30 in stock and prices falling every day

P.B.Walsh
July 28, 2009, 12:20 AM
I saw a S&W AR with the VTAC hanguards for $1800!!! That's WAY to much $$$$$ IMHO, or is this common with this S&W AR-15?

Runningman
July 28, 2009, 01:09 AM
Looks like the bubble has burst on EBR around here also. Prices are starting to come down and they don't seem to be selling to well compared to even just a few months ago.

bkb0000
July 28, 2009, 03:27 AM
THE GUN ROOM in Portland Oregon has about 10 6920s for the amazingly good deal of only $2,300 each.

i ****ing love that shop. i do my absolute best to spread the word of their ultra low pricing ethics and excellent customer disregard.

THE GUN ROOM.

mp5a3
July 28, 2009, 09:49 AM
I really can't see ammo becoming available anytime soon. The supply is still very tight, it doesn't help that guys ar15.com are buying 5000 rounds at a time. There was one guy bragging that he bought 100,000 rounds. Now I really can't imagine people are shooting that much. Most of it ends up in their basement in huge stacks. Some of there guys appear to be preparing for WWIII.

Reid73
July 28, 2009, 11:26 AM
Some of there Most of their guys appear to be preparing for WWIII.

mp5a3
July 28, 2009, 12:11 PM
Man my typing is horrible.. I meant "some of the guys"

It's amazing to me that someone would drop $40,000-$50,000 just on ammo. Even in a SHTF situaiton, I can't ever see needing that much. Maybe as an investment, I'm not sure. I know some of the guys that speculated on AR's are losing money, one guy bought 10 Bushmaster M4forgerys for something like $1100 a piece, last I checked he was having trouble moving them for $800.

JonB
July 28, 2009, 12:50 PM
I guess if you have that kind of discretionary funds, go for it. But most of us aren't in the position to drop 40k on just ammo. I can't imagine spending even 2k on ammo all at once. Different priorities in life I guess.

taliv
July 28, 2009, 01:37 PM
It's amazing to me that someone would drop $40,000-$50,000 just on ammo. Even in a SHTF situaiton, I can't ever see needing that much. Maybe as an investment, I'm not sure.


that's about as silly as me saying "it's amazing to me that some people would buy forty milsurp rifles. Even in a SHTF situation, I can't ever see needing that much."

maybe they're buying ammo because they shoot a lot and train a lot. maybe they want to ensure they will have enough to get through the current administration. Even if you only shoot 10k rnds per year, 8 years is 80,000 rnds. Honestly, it's not that much.

mp5a3
July 28, 2009, 01:44 PM
Yea, It wouldn't be a bad thing to have that much, no doubt. And yes, if you're worth a couple million that wouldn't really be that hard to pull.

On a side note, I sure hope the current administration doesn't last 8 years :eek:

bkb0000
July 28, 2009, 06:00 PM
indeed.. i try to shoot 12,000 a year minimum. you still need to train after the end of the world, and since you won't be able to hop in your benz and drive on down to Sportys and grab a case of xm193, you need to be stocked up.

perhaps even more importantly, ammo will be one of the biggest commodities after TEOTFWAWKI- more valuable than gold.

Reid73
July 28, 2009, 06:48 PM
Even if you only shoot 10k rnds per year, 8 years is 80,000 rnds. Honestly, it's not that much. Even if you only drink a bottle of whisky a day, 8 years is 2,920 bottles. Honestly, that's not that much. :rolleyes:

pearidge
July 28, 2009, 09:18 PM
Oh man I enjoy this forum.

PMROY
July 28, 2009, 10:31 PM
I am with you on both.
1.ammo will be one of the biggest commodities after TEOTFWAWKI- more valuable than gold.
2.Even if you only drink a bottle of whisky a day, 8 years is 2,920 bottles. Honestly, that's not that much

Frankl03
July 28, 2009, 11:10 PM
I live in Kansas City. 6.5x39 which shop was it if you don't mind me asking?
Thanks!

Turk
July 29, 2009, 10:52 AM
I was looking for a 6.8 SPC shorty model my preverence for manufacturer was Rock River Arms. My dealer checked 6-12 months turn around time. After researching the 6.8 most recommended a 1:11 twist RRA has a 1:10". Since DPMS has a 1:11 my dealer checked and the have a 6 months turn around time.

The dealers in my area have AR's in 5.56 smaller shops 4-8 rifles the two large stores in my area have 30 plus each. I think the run on the AR's is slowing down but the manufacturers are still have filled all there orders.

I found a DPMS 6.8 on gun broker for $1025.00 could of gotten it for $975.00 from my local shop if I wanted to wait.

Yesterday I shot it with a 25 yard combat zero at 200 & 300 yards I could keep a 5-6 in group. I plan to scope and see what type of group I can get. I fired hand loads with Hornady 110 BTHP.

Turk

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