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MidwayUSA Magazine Restrictions....

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by PowderMonkey, Dec 15, 2012.

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  1. PowderMonkey

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    Earlier today Midway had reduced max order of Magpul PMAG 30 rounders to five.

    Now it's two.

    Along with almost every other mag I want to purchase in bulk. XDm 40S&W 16 round, Glock 20 10mm Auto 15 round...
     
  2. HOOfan_1

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    My guess is it is more likely because they are seeing a run on magazines, and less because they want to limit indivisuals
     
  3. PowderMonkey

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    Oh yea I agree it's not a shot at MUSA - just trying to give a heads up...
     
  4. HOOfan_1

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    Recently I have ordered 2 Pmags every time I order something from Midway. I have five 30 rounders and two 20 rounders now. I think I will quit buying when I have ten 30 rounders.
     
  5. MachIVshooter

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    Interesting. They must not have had much stock.

    Not long ago, a member here was looking into PMag stocks at various distibutors. Many had tens of thousands, some had HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS. Methinks there's no national shortage of PMags, just a Midway shortage.

    I have about 30 PMags and another 30 AR mags of 20-100 round capacity. I'm not really inclined to order any more right now.
     
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    CDNN is awesome, I've ordered a few things from there. They just always seem to have "runs" of stuff they'll get a deal on an item and pass the savings on to you, but when they're out they're out.
     
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    People see the writing on the wall. The odds are pretty good that some politician is going to do something dumb, and say banning magazines is the answer to madmen. Given the horrible nature of these recent murders, they will have the emotional capital to railroad anything they want through congress. They will probably name the law after a little girl, so that anyone who argues against it will be accused of supporting the mass-murder of children.

    So... yeah. We will see a run on these things, as the tens of millions of lawful gun owners feel the government boot coming down on their necks.
     
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    It's a good idea to protect the rest of us from the hoarders.
     
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    Strangely enough, ever since Obamas........

    ........blurb during the debate about the AWB, I've been grabbing ten rounders. They're going to go sky high if another AWB is enacted.
     
  11. buck460XVR

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    Stopped at my LGS for powder and primers yesterday and there was a continuous stream of mostly young men coming in and asking for Hi-cap Mags and AR type rifles. They had been sold out of most of the popular ones since Friday night. Owner told me the prices had already jumped from his wholesaler on the ones he ordered that morning. Said it was just like after the election in '08. He also told me the only reason they had the powder and primers I wanted is cause I had called them the week before and said I would be in for them. Said prices there had jumped again also. :banghead:
     
  12. MachIVshooter

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    Umm, why do you think this?

    If a new ban comes to be, it will most likely be similar to the last one, in which ten round magazines were not banned.

    Even if a new ban were enacted and limited capcity to five, if it had a grandfather provision for pre-ban mags, the standard 30 roudners will be much more sought after.

    The simple reality is that there were a lot of pre-ban mags and firearms available during the first ban, and the number out there today is exponentially higher. I came of age in the midst of AWB I, and had no trouble getting 15 round Beretta mags and 20, 30, 40 round mags for 5.56mm rifles.

    If a new ban is enacted and prohibits production of "high capacity magazines" after the enacted date, well, there are literally tens of millions of such magazines in circulation, so it will be meaningless.

    If a new ban is enacted and prohibits possession of high capacity magazines, it would make tens of millions of people criminals overnight. That would be exceedingly unpopular.

    Even the anti's recognize that the current number of firearms and magazines in circulation render any kind of ban absolutely toothless. They still clamor on, though.
     
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    Supply and demand. A lot of people don't have ten rounders or just one or two for the range. Now they'll probably want more. And those too, will be priced higher.
     
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    That's like buying up all the Snickers bars you can find because Hostess's closing will dry up the supply of Twinkies.
     
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    Unless I really, really trusted said dealer, I'd ask him to show me. There is NO reason whatsoever for prices to increase the same day. Someone is capitalizing on tragedy to line their pockets.

    I wouldn't bank on it. People are going to want the standard capacity or higher, no matter if it's for the range or other purposes.

    The ONLY way 10 rounders would increase in demand would be if a new ban limited new magazines to 5 rounds and possession of pre-ban mags to 10 rounders. That is exceedingly unlikely; If they're going to set a limit and make it unlawful to own pre-ban that exceeds that limit, they're not going to have different capacity numbers.

    Do as you wish, it's you're money. But expecting to turn a profit in the wake of a ban by reselling restricted capacity magazines is rather silly.
     
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    I don't think it's going to work out the way you think.
     
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    I do "really, really" trust said dealer. No need to ask him to show me. We are friends and he has always been straight with me. He too was disgusted with his suppliers. He had not raised his prices, only stated his cost had gone up. Last time after the '08 election he kept his pre-election prices on powders/primers and bullets even after retailers raised theirs thru the roof. While there may not be a legitimate reason for prices to raise in one day, there is a reason, it's called greed. Greed fueled by panic buying. One reason I had called ahead the week before for powder and primers was not because of panic, but only to keep my stash at a comfortable level so that I can ride out these scenarios without bein' raped. Some folks have short memories.
     
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    This leads us to what to put in those. For the fun of it I was just on Natchez.. six pages of .223 ammo but only two pages of "in stock" stock.
     
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