Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by hso, Jun 10, 2021.
I'm looking for a Miroku 92. Same deal, my gun safe is full, but I'll squeeze it in someplace. They're slowly starting to reappear so shouldn't be long before I can buy one without getting jacked by the get-rich-quick dealers on the internet.
It’s not a problem for me. I’ve been stocked for years and reload everything I shoot.
It’s other I’m worried for. Call it, god forbid, empathy?
I hate that argument. It's such a strawman.
Do you always pay the market price for ammo? Why do you think people buy more than they use when it's cheap and available. Maybe they think having some in reserve for market fluctuations is a good idea. Ammo and components are not a perishable item. They don't need refrigeration nor do they have expiration dates.
Lets all hold hands and sing the Kumbaya song. If it bothers you maybe you should set up an ammo bank so people can come in and get free ammo.
They are somewhat linked. Assuming one is not a well stocked reloader, would you buy a gun at inflated (market) prices and pay inflated (market) prices for ammo? I’d venture to say that the vast majority of us on here don’t buy a firearm because we need it. We buy them because we want them and justify it by minuscule gains or find a small niche they can fill. But we also know what is happening right now. We’ve seen it before. Some of us have seen it several times.
Ok here’s an example. A Glock 19. Paying $800-$900 for a 19 right now when you have a perfectly good 17 doesn't make sense. Just wait til the market comes down and pay $550 for the 19 in a few months and save the $300+.
Remember after Sandy Hook, plain Jane AR’s were $1500+. Then the market flooded, corrected, and people found themselves holding $1500 ($400) rifles. It wasn’t that bad this time. But prices still went up. And now they are beginning to correct.
Hopefully those new shooters will learn their lesson after the correction. Some will. Many new members here will. Most however, won’t.
Is that your first full gunsafe?
Ha ha .... yeeeup, it's only my first.
Ahh to be young again. I remember when I bought my first safe. Thought there was no way I’d ever fill up a 24 long gun safe. Then I bought a 48. Then a 60. Now I’m looking for a 4th. Should have just built a vault.
At 65 I'm not exactly "young" ....... but I appreciate the thought.
Well I got started pretty early in life. Besides, age and time are man made construct that I have chosen not to subscribe to. Now I get to live as long as I want.
Sellers can charge whatever they want. Doesn’t mean you have to buy. There could be several factors causing the increase in price. “Maybe” it’s because they just think that because there are new ones, that makes the older ones more valuable. We’ve seen this over the years in the auto industry. Maybe it’s because people have been paying inflated prices so the sellers think “why not?”. And maybe it’s because some jackwagon saw a rare one and thought his was just as valuable and marked his up. And others followed suit. I saw that in the bass boat industry around 2001 or so. Out of the blue Champion raised their prices on their bass boats by $20k and didn’t change anything. But they had a loyal customer base that paid it. The next year, every major bass boat manufacturer had raised their prices as well. And now, we have $90k bass boats. SMH.
I was referring to the whole concept of reloading being cheaper than factory, when all factors are considered, not to mention the ever constant dig against those who don't reload, as if reloading is a magical tasliman warding off the evil specter of ammo prices or shortages.
I'm curious about #3, only in the fact that one of the actual benefits of this whole 14+ month scam is, we've saved a substantial amount of $$$ in recurring costs. I can only posit that, those who are bad with their money when poor, do just as badly when they're less poor. That's not to say i'm "rich"... firmly middle class here, but with commuting (and related) costs tanked, things aren't as tight as they were 2 years ago.
Or wait for ammo prices to decrease.
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