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How is the mania in your part of America?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by RevolvingCylinder, Feb 27, 2009.

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  1. RevolvingCylinder

    RevolvingCylinder Member

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    I recently paid about how much an AR10 went for pre-obama on an AR15. I was in SW Asia(Iraq) during the election and found myself unable to locate an AR15 in the configuration I wanted or AR15 parts until I came across this rifle.

    I just need the piece of mind that I'm not the only one who's wallet has been lightened more than it needed to be due to today's firearms market.:(
     
  2. threefeathers

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    One of the gunstores in Tucson sold all of the 19 Bushmaster's they got in on Monday. There isn't a Glock to be found.
     
  3. CoRoMo

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    I bought a rifle at a local dealer on Wednesday.
    They had a rack full (dozens) of Rock River, Sabre Defense, and S&W, AR15s and people were lined up to get one.
    I'd be surprised if any are left at all.
     
  4. RevolvingCylinder

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    It was the fact that the AR15 manufacturers/suppliers were backordered a year or longer is what sold it for me. I just couldn't wait another year. especially since it's unlikely that the prices are going to drop during that time. I bought it thinking of it as an insurance policy. Not necessarily for an upcoming AWB(though I don't doubt one is coming) but for what may be on the horizon. I'm sure I'm not the only one who feels that way. I sure hope I'm wrong.
     
  5. ArmedBear

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    All the black guns that non-shooters have heard of?
     
  6. si vis pacem

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    Supply is slightly better in my area, but many stores that were flush with inventory and variety a year ago have an anemic selection nowadays. The prices are still high, too. One owner said he goes through his inventory every week or so.

    I wish the prices would come down, but it's really encouraging to see so many first time buyers - especially ones that really want to learn safety and self defense (without trying to be an "operator").
     
  7. moooose102

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    depends on where you go, but pretty much it is nuts around here as well. especially ammo. you would think we were in a 3rd world war.
     
  8. CoRoMo

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    More like... gearing up for the 2nd civil war, actually.
     
  9. Karl Hungus

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    I think you mean Second American Revolution.

    Local store got 14 DPMS AR's in - they were gone in four days.
     
  10. Eschaton

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    Scottsdale Gun Club has had empty shelves for the black guns since christmas.

    That's the only store I really go to.
     
  11. RevolvingCylinder

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    Thank you all. It's good to know I'm not the only one. I feel better about my purchase now.
     
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  13. Shovelhead

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    Finding an EBR is only half the battle..........

    Supplies of .223 have all but dried up.

    :uhoh:
     
  14. Hungry Seagull

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    You should have seen some of the gunshops in my area around the holidays.

    Packed to the max and forms everywhere for months.

    Even now the selections are kind of wiped out waiting on restock.

    Common refrain everywhere. Restocking, back ordered etc.

    Yea the United States of America has now experienced a Awakening. ALOT of people are arming up, then find they want ammo to feed the new arrivals.
     
  15. Karl Hungus

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    Never thought I'd consider reloading for my AK.

    :uhoh:
     
  16. sernv99

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    no sense in buying an EBR if ammo is hard to find. It does make a good club though:uhoh:
     
  17. RevolvingCylinder

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    Good thing I horded a good deal of bullets and brass quite a while ago. They're sitting around waiting to be loaded which reminds me of the fact that I need to upgrade my press soon. I bought a bunch of 62gr M855 bullets while they were still cheap.:)
     
  18. LightningJoe

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    Glad to see guns are selling. More guns in hands of citizens can only be a good thing.


    When a guy who owns 10 guns buys another one, that's fine. But when a guy goes from zero to one, that's real dynamite.


    Does anybody have a guess on how much of this run on guns is first-time buyers?
     
  19. Grassman

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    Does anybody have a guess on how much of this run on guns is first-time buyers?
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    I was in Academy the other day and there was an older couple(mid 70's) in there buying a 12 gauge shotgun. The conversation I was overhearing between them and the guy behind the counter, that couple had never touched a gun their whole life. They sounded really scared, and wanted to protect themselves.
     
  20. Gamera

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    I was in my local gun shop a few days ago and it was packed. Most of the people didn't seem interested in "assault" weapons though. The guy next to me was filling out paperwork to purchase a Ruger P93... I resisted the urge to suggest another handgun...
     
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    supply seems to be ok here in Texas, but prices are too high.... I paid way too much for a Colt AR 15..... but I had to have it before King Obama bans them..... that has been my only panic purchase....it was one model I wanted and didn't have yet
     
  22. cindynles

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    Well I have personally helped 2 first time buyers get started. My employer actually paid all of its employees a bonus the first week in Feb. I myself bought a Glock 19 (paid $550 and pick it up tomorrow :neener:). Several co-workers expressed interest in getting a first gun, so I spent a couple of lunch hours going shopping (1 person picked up a Mosberg 500 with a collapse able stock, the other Glock 19) . I was happy to help, and we are planning a desert trip once everyone picks up there new toys. The only problem now is finding ammo at a reasonable price :(.
     
  23. Grassman

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    Well I have personally helped 2 first time buyers get started. My employer actually paid all of its employees a bonus the first week in Feb. I myself bought a Glock 19 (paid $550 and pick it up tomorrow )


    You bought a gun, and you go pick it up tomorrow? How sad you have to put up with that sh*t in that craphole California.
     
  24. chuckusaret

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    The past gunshow here in West palm Beach Florida was nothing compared to the Dec and Jan shows. The buyers, IMO, are passing up the overpriced assult type weapons and buying shotguns at MSRP and any reasonably priced handguns. I did see a few assult style weapons sold late on Sunday, but at reduced prices. I believe the people that wanted a weapon have bought that one gun and the gun collectors are limiting their buys because of the high prices.
    IMO, I believe prices will fall when the order backlog is filled and the overproduction hits the stores. My local dealer has, I believe, to many weapons on order. He has 200 LCP's and about 650 assorted other guns of all calibers, not to mention the rifles and shotguns on order.
     
  25. gvnwst

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    mania, what mania?!?! For example, my wal mart is FULLY stocked with all the stuff they normally carry, hundrads of boxes of .22lr, and a lot of 9mm. .223 they haev never carried much of anyhow, but it is all still there. In bowling green (nearest bigger town, 48k or so) dunhams sports only had single stack AKs, last i checked, but they were suppossed to get another shipment in two days later. Had a ReALLY nice bushy AR-10.

    I guess i just live in too a rural area to be effected by it a whole lot...
     
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