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ARs prices are dropping like crazy

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by nathan, Apr 19, 2013.

  1. PlaneJain

    PlaneJain Well-Known Member

  2. morcey2

    morcey2 Well-Known Member

    Now hopefully I'll be able to find a complete upper and actually have something to shoot.

  3. UnderTheGun

    UnderTheGun Active Member

    Hopefully ammo will be next in line for decent pricing. Glad I increased my supply last September but still would like more when pricing is good.

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  4. TheSaint

    TheSaint Well-Known Member

    My local Walmart only sells pellet and bb guns in CA. They haven't sold any guns in a long time, well before Sandy Hook and other recent madness. Perhaps that's just a store manager call?
  5. orionengnr

    orionengnr Well-Known Member

    I bought my most recent AR in 1987. I find it amusing how AR prices have moved since then....almost entirely on speculation.

    I remember going to gun shows and seeing guys with crates of SKSs for $69 each. I never bought one, but then again, I never bought any Microsoft stock, either. :rolleyes:
  6. 12131

    12131 Well-Known Member

    People are not smart. Otherwise, there wouldn't have been a panic in the first place.
    Moreover, there can't be an indefinite panic demand for the ARs. The pocketbooks are not bottomless.
  7. armedandsafe

    armedandsafe Well-Known Member

    I don't really care for the AR platform. That said, I picked up a Mossberg 715T today at Big-5 for $302 out the door. It is .22LR with a 10 round magazine, but that is OK in my mind.

  8. morcey2

    morcey2 Well-Known Member

    Is the Microsoft stock a fixed or adjustable? If it's adjustable, does it rattle like some of the others?


    (I'm a software engineer and I hate microsoft.)

  9. SunnySlopes

    SunnySlopes Well-Known Member

    I've been calling it. Same thing's gwin happen wit ammo.
  10. morcey2

    morcey2 Well-Known Member

    ... which is why the ammo manufacturers did the right thing by not investing in new manufacturing capability based on a most-likely short-term panic.

  11. JVaughn

    JVaughn Well-Known Member

    Wait, are you guys confusing Walmart and Dick's sporting goods? Walmart oly said they were committed to the responsible sale of firearms, dicks pulled the AR's. I am pretty sure Walmart never did. Someone back me up or have other info?
  12. Grassman

    Grassman Well-Known Member

    Maybe I can finally find my 300 Blackout upper.:rolleyes:
  13. TheSaint

    TheSaint Well-Known Member

    I know about Dick's move against AR's, can't speak to any Walmart policy on restricting the rifles. I've since boycotted Dicks and spread the word on them. Perhaps the other posters can provide some light on Walmart's policies regarding AR's? Is it a national thing, regional, or even store choice to sell them?
  14. Grassman

    Grassman Well-Known Member

    You are correct sir. No need to bash Walmart on the gun issue. Their meat department, separate issue.
  15. Grassman

    Grassman Well-Known Member

    You can find any number of AR's at Walmart, provided you get there at 4 AM. Just like all the rest.
  16. TheSaint

    TheSaint Well-Known Member

    Interesting. At the Walmart I visited in CA, they don't sell any firearms, AR or not. Come to think of it, that would make a good question to ask of the store manager next time I'm in there.
  17. gspn

    gspn Well-Known Member

    That is impossible...you must be mistaken. After all...plenty of people loudly assured us that prices would NEVER come back down. They assured us that basic economic principles didn't apply here...that prices on these guns would only go up forever. Yes...you must have it all wrong.:D

    They were probably the same folks that also said gold would keep going up in price forever...oh what a funny call that turned out to be.
  18. MrCleanOK

    MrCleanOK Well-Known Member

    The Saint,

    Walmart doesn't sell firearms at all of their stores. It's expensive for them to maintain an FFL for each store that sells firearms, so they carefully select which locations can be profitable selling firearms at Walmart's "always" low prices. If a town has two stores, one may sell firearms while the other doesn't. If you have a store near you that does sell firearms, but they don't have the one you want, ask to see the catalog and what you want it is in the book, they can order it for you from a different store or from their warehouse.
  19. SunnySlopes

    SunnySlopes Well-Known Member

    That's maybe the most astute thing I've seen on this forum. Kudos.
  20. nelsonal

    nelsonal Well-Known Member

    Hit the nation's Gun Show, today. We were early (they opened the doors well before the stated opening time. Lines were long for the reloading tables and cheap ammo guys. But the black rifles didn't seem to have much interest. I was surprised that on the first day a pile of M&P 15s that were selling at $1,700 last show (Jan) were marked down to $1,300. The only vender that didn't appear to have normal stock was the CZ vender (who normally has the entire CZ product line but had a few conspicuous items missing, P-01 and 85).

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