Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by hso, Jun 10, 2021.
Like they've been paying for the past 12 mos? Most clueless. new buyes don't even know the difference.
Part of that may be people are catching up on credit card bills for firearms purchased during the pandemic. Self == guilty.
Now we have a push to regulate AR 15 Pistols. I'm thinking It won't get made official - AFAIK it's not even listed in the Register for comment yet - but a lot of folks won't suddenly apply a Form ! to wait a year + to be "legal" while the assembled parts they have become illegal. So, what to do?
Buy stocks and 16" barrels and convert. The ATF gave an estimate of what their new policy would cost, I think it's a bit under.
If they’ve been paying the higher prices for the last 12 months, they aren’t new buyers anymore. I’ve had several new gun owners (family and friends) text me in the last couple of months asking about purchasing new firearms. Primarily pistols such as Glock, and AR’s. Prices of what they were looking at were too high in my opinion. So I told them to hold out until prices return closer to normal.
It’s not uncommon for people getting into firearms to seek out information. The smart ones anyways. Look at how many new members we, and our sister site have made in the last year. It’s not like we only refer to this as a “panic” on our site. Every site has been calling it that. And they all say the prices will come down. And they are starting to in the stores, and on gunbroker as well. 6 months ago people were paying $0.70 per primer. Yesterday I hopped on there just to look and there were several sellers offering primers at $0.20 with zero bids and only a couple minutes left in the auction. People are wising up. Here’s an example of prices coming down. From Atwood’s of all places 2 days ago.
But not everywhere. Same guns from Buds just now….
It could also be that many of the new gun owners have purchased the firearms they plan to and that just leaves us.
I just discovered that the Short Frame, as well as the 4th Generation, of the .45/10mm Glocks, fit my hands very well, better than the too-large earlier large-frames, and filling the center of my palm better than the 9mm-frame Glocks.)
If you’ve got millions of new shooters tripping over themselves to pay exponentially more for what ammo costed a year and a half ago, and that don’t seem to be slowing down, my biggest fear is the prices are going to stay at these levels for the rest of our lives.
This will make the sport of shooting too expensive for many people. It will become like golf, a wealthy man’s hobby. I’ll tell you one thing, if this is the case I’ll shoot enough to maintain my skills but will be finding other things to do with my free time. I just can’t bring myself to ride the wave the yuppies with their disposable income and lack of sense are bringing.
Survey Indicates Ammo Shortage Likely To Continue | American Rifleman | Official Journal Of The NRA
Reminds me of that old saying, "Beware the man with only one gun. He just might know how to use it."
And many first time buyers probably only wanted to buy 1 gun and bought it.
FIRST time in recent memory, you could buy as much 5.56mm. as you wanted, but handgun calibers were still limited.
And, darn it, they got another really nice Miroku made 1873 Winchester rifle in stock, this in .44 - 40. I'm still feeling a magnetic attraction to it from miles away ...... darn it my gun safe is OUT OF ROOM!!!!!!!!
I have one on back order.
If you were reloading and paying attention you wouldn't be dealing with the high cost of ammo. You would have components to last several years and would be building ammo like nothing happened. There's always going to be people who rush into markets with credit cards who aren't hobbyists and will pay the current price of just about anything. It's a fact.
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