A good sign on some gun shop shelves


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6.5x55swedish
February 3, 2013, 07:56 PM
I stopped at a couple of gun shops this weekend while on an Ice Fishing trip and here is what I found.

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bushmaster1313
February 3, 2013, 08:07 PM
A good sign on some gun shop shelves

Is that $1,799 or $1,999 for the evil black rifle?

itchy1
February 3, 2013, 08:07 PM
We can all only hope that this is the beginning of the return to sanity.

sappyg
February 3, 2013, 08:13 PM
Is that $1,799 or $1,999 for the evil black rifle?
Pffft. Looks like $1799. Probably in on consignment.

tlatoani
February 3, 2013, 08:24 PM
Cabelas in west chicago burbs had a ton of x39, 9mm, 45acp, and 357. No .40, .22, or .223. Semi good news...

6.5x55swedish
February 3, 2013, 09:03 PM
It is $1999.00, but what was a Pre-ban Colt bringing before? I was thinking this was pretty cheap considering? I was thinking that they were in the $2500.00 range. I didn't ask if it was a consignment gun or not.

OH_Spartan
February 3, 2013, 09:06 PM
I have checked no less than 5 stores locally just looking for 22...hopefully sanity returns here soon.

newfalguy101
February 3, 2013, 09:08 PM
I am more interested in the lever gun behind the Ar

Anyone know what is it??

bushmaster1313
February 3, 2013, 09:41 PM
Looks like a Winchester 71 to the right of the AR

BSnyder
February 3, 2013, 10:20 PM
I managed to luck into a couple boxes of 45 today at Wal-Mart. The guy working the counter said he had just put them out this morning and had four boxes left. Of course, seeing they still had a shelf full of .357 Sig, I'm still kicking myself for not picking up that XD a couple months ago.

SaxonPig
February 3, 2013, 10:35 PM
$3.29 for Thunderbolt? That stuff is so crappy I gave away what I had left a couple years ago. I chronographed it and found 100 FPS variation from round to round. Worst ever.

$3.29 for ANY box of 22 LR ammo (save the real exotic stuff) is hardly anything to cheer about. Prices will come down... eventually. But I bet they never get back to where they were. Once the fools proved they would buy at those ridiculous prices the ammo makers and dealers have no reason to lower the prices.

mrvco
February 3, 2013, 10:45 PM
I saw quite a bit of ammo last week at my LGS's, but it was still a bit pricey. $489 for 1,000 40S&W FMJ is a bit more than I want to spend on bulk range ammo. 9MM was still spotty, but available and .22 still seemed to be the rarest... I saw less of that than even .223 and AK ammo.

rgwalt
February 3, 2013, 10:47 PM
Cabelas in west chicago burbs had a ton of x39, 9mm, 45acp, and 357. No .40, .22, or .223. Semi good news...
What does a Cabela's in the burbs of chicago need pistol ammo for? :)

Twiki357
February 4, 2013, 01:38 AM
"What does a Cabela's in the burbs of chicago need pistol ammo for?"

That's what I was wondering too.

vaupet
February 4, 2013, 03:44 AM
Levergun to the right is a marlin, marlin bullseye clearly visible.

6.5x55swedish
February 4, 2013, 06:17 AM
Note that this is a TrueValue store. 3.29 on thunderbolt the regular price even before the scare. Truevalue went through a refit a few years ago where they followed in the box store example of selling everything pre-packaged, so no more cutting screen or selling bulk nails. All the stores who have gone through the transition also have much higher prices on many things. This particular store is 30 miles from the next nearest competitor.

WoodchuckAssassin
February 4, 2013, 06:47 AM
The WallyWorld down the road from me FINALLY has 22's back on the shelves as well.

It was very interesting to see that besides the 22's, they had 270, 9mm, 38 special, and not much else. I'm guessing that their selection was a little larger before someone showed up with their credit card and scrapped the shelves clean.

bonza
February 4, 2013, 10:57 AM
The lever rifle is a fairly early Marlin 336A or the older Model (19)36, in either .30/30 or .35 Rem.

pty101
February 4, 2013, 09:05 PM
I can never find common caliber ammo at the wally world by me. It seems more people buy ammo at walmart than at the sporting goods stores :D

GlockFan
February 4, 2013, 09:22 PM
"What does a Cabela's in the burbs of chicago need pistol ammo for?"

That's what I was wondering too.

I am in Wheaton and it is for me. I have been saving my Cabelas points and gift card from Christmas. Maybe I'll run over this week and see the prices they're asking.

rust collector
February 4, 2013, 09:25 PM
That Remington 14 pump rifle right rear has probably seen a few boom & bust cycles in the firearms industry.

Queen_of_Thunder
February 4, 2013, 09:25 PM
With 9mm pushing $0.50 a round its nowhere near over.

highorder
February 4, 2013, 09:31 PM
The gun show in Cincinnati last weekend was telling.

Lots of AR's, many hundreds of 30rd mags, lots of .223, all for obscene prices.

High prices were supposed to be about scarcity right?... Lots of folks scoffing, none buying. I saw a Colt 6920 that I've seen before on a dealers rack. The handwritten $1300 tag (which was too much 3 months ago) had been scratched over to $2500.

Same rifle. You need $1200 additional profit and you can't afford a new tag?

I think the bubble has burst in Cincinnati and I hope the next show reflects sane prices.

6.5x55swedish
February 5, 2013, 09:04 AM
The Lever to the right is a 336sc. the one behind is a 336a

Trent
February 5, 2013, 10:36 AM
Direct polar opposite here in Central IL.

LGS are picked clean.

6.5x55swedish
February 5, 2013, 11:34 AM
I think the bubble has burst in Cincinnati and I hope the next show reflects sane prices.

Gun show prices have been in a bubble for 20 years. They are a total waste of time, unless you are just browsing. The dealers often mark everything up to cover the cost of the table at the show.

Batty67
February 5, 2013, 12:44 PM
I went to about 6-7 Nation's Gun Show in Northern and would have agreed with you. But last November then I got a 95% Marlin Camp 45 with 2 original SS 7-rd mags for $650. One recently sold on GB for over 1500! Even pre-Newtown massacre, that was a bargain.

Okay, I pretty much still agree with you, I just got very lucky.

6.5x55swedish
February 5, 2013, 05:29 PM
Well may be I should be going to more :D Is it a checkered stock or the earlier version?

beeenbag
February 5, 2013, 05:33 PM
ah don't worry, with a bill in the committee as we speak, the next move towards gun legislation will surge another panic.

6.5x55swedish
February 5, 2013, 06:09 PM
Not unless a bunch of new people join the shooting sports...

Paincakesx
February 5, 2013, 06:19 PM
Store near me has a couple AR15's for sale, boxes of .223 and 9mm, and most surprisingly, a supply of 30 round PMags for sale.

Joshua M.
February 5, 2013, 06:28 PM
How about the new Gander Mountain ad that just came out today...advertising ammo they know they don't have...man that burns my cheeks.:fire:

spyder994
February 5, 2013, 08:44 PM
My Wal-Mart was showing some promising signs this morning. They had Federal Auto Match .22LR, Tula 9mm, Federal 9mm, Tula .223, and a couple others on the shelves this morning. It's been completely bare for a few weeks now and this is the first time I've seen any choices at all in the aforementioned calibers.

ElPasoCounty
February 5, 2013, 10:02 PM
Our Wal Mart here in Fountain CO had .223, .40 S&W and .45 ACP last night...limit 3 boxes per shopper.

We were in the market for .243 so I skipped the .223...should have got some but I think supply will return this summer or a fall.

KAS1981
March 25, 2013, 09:03 PM
Today at my local discount store sporting goods counter, there were a couple 10/22's on hand. Haven't seen any of those in a couple months. They also had Blazer Brass 9mm in stock, again, for the first time in a few months. The only downside was the 9mm ammo was about $4 per box more than normal. This was not the store gouging, as their cost was higher as well. This was manufacturer and/or distributor.

The Ruger .22's were priced normal.

UKWildcatFan
March 25, 2013, 09:06 PM
Hope it's coming back.

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