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AR-15 pricing

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by 6.5x39, Jul 27, 2009.

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  1. 6.5x39

    6.5x39 Member

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    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?
     
  2. Birdmang

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    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.
     
  3. CoRoMo

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    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.
     
  4. mp5a3

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    Wow, that's an amazing price. I may just have to get another soon. Unfortunatly LMT's are still high and hard to find.
     
  5. WNC Seabee

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    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.
     
  6. 12many

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    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.
     
  7. wojownik

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    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.
     
  8. Reid73

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    "full inventory and cannot move them"

    You heard it here first.

     
  9. kwelz

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    Yes the AR market has tanked. A few of us called it a while back, ammo is next.
     
  10. mljdeckard

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    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.
     
  11. taliv

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    given the current market, impact might even have them in stock :rolleyes: which could be a first
     
  12. mljdeckard

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    Stacks of them on a table when you walk in.
     
  13. hadmanysons

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    My local gun store has about 30 in stock and prices falling every day
     
  14. P.B.Walsh

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    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?
     
  15. Runningman

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    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.
     
  16. bkb0000

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    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.
     
  17. mp5a3

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    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.
     
  18. Reid73

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    Fixed

    [strike]Some of there[/strike] Most of their guys appear to be preparing for WWIII.
     
  19. mp5a3

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    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.
     
  20. JonB

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    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.
     
  21. taliv

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    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.
     
  22. mp5a3

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    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:
     
  23. bkb0000

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    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.
     
  24. Reid73

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    Even if you only drink a bottle of whisky a day, 8 years is 2,920 bottles. Honestly, that's not that much. :rolleyes:
     
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    Oh man I enjoy this forum.
     
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