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Not rushing to buy

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by ksnecktieman, Sep 14, 2004.

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  1. ksnecktieman

    ksnecktieman Member

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    Am I the only one that did not want or need an assault weapon, or more magazines? I do not seem to have anything on my "want list" to run out and buy. Was I just extremely well prepared? Or does everyone's tastes change faster than mine?
     
  2. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

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    Truth to tell, if I were going to buy a center fire rifle, it would be a bolt action in a caliber that packs considerably more punch than .223. I've never heard of magazines holding more than ten rounds for the Walther PPK and model 1911; all the rest of my semi-automatic pistols are .22s for bullseye shooting, which entails loading five rounds at a time.

    That saidâ„¢, the so-called "assault weapons" ban was an abomination and a disgrace, and I'm sure I'm celebrating as enthusiastically as everyone else.
     
  3. Gunrunner

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    Got all the "banned stuff" I need. Now I'm ready for more bolt action rifles that will produce the accuracy that I like. Glad as heck the ban is gone. What a dumb a** law in the first place.
     
  4. cratz2

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    The ban didn't really affect me much one way or the other... I mean, I didn't like it that anything was banned, but I wasn't exactly heartbroken that I couldn't buy a cheap AR with a bayonet lug.

    I'm mostly into a 1911/CZ thing right now and I have 7/8/15+ round mags for them but I would like to have a few factory 14 round mags for my CZ PCR... But at $37 each... I'll stick with factory 10 rounders and the 40 cal Pro Mags from Natchez that hold 14 9mms.
     
  5. priv8ter

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    Me either

    As the well-known 'gun nut' in my office, I must have been asked about 10 times a day what I was going to buy now that the AWB is over. People look at me shock when I tell them I'm not buying a new gun, because what I could get today, is the same as I could last week. If anything, prices are going to see a small spike before supply catches the new demand.

    Now, the second I hear that Congress is seriously debating a new ban...then my credit card better watch out.

    greg
     
  6. DMF

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    Which will also cause a spike in demand/prices.
     
  7. Valkman

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    I already have everything I need for the guns I have - I've got lots of 30rd mags for my post-ban HBAR. A guy at work sold them to me for $10 each after his kid picked them up on the Nat. Guard range where they were used once, dropped and left. This was in CA a few years ago! :)

    I'm in the process of getting a FA Uzi, so some 40 and 50 rd mags would be nice for that.
     
  8. 38SnubFan

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    AWB didn't really concern me too much either since I'm a revolver shooter.

    However, my next gun is going to be an autoloader, and the concept of a new Para-Ordnance Hi-Cap .45 ACP with 14+1 capacity sure is a SWEET idea! :D

    Didn't really care much about it until I got my CCW permit and bought my .38.....but after all the information I've read (both here and Oleg Volk's site in addition to others) I'm certainly glad it's over.

    What a damned dumba** law to begin with; and Oleg and others are right: If this would have renewed, it could very well have ended up coming after MY gun and any other legally-owned gun in this country.

    -38SnubFan
     
  9. WhoKnowsWho

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    I mainly just want mags. Shooting only 10 rounds between mag changes when you could be plinking for a longer string is a bonus to the fun of shooting.

    That being said, of the 31 pieces I have, 17 have removable magazines, and only 9 are ones I would like +10 magazines for. And my wife has two she would like +10 magazines for in her collection.
     
  10. Justin

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    I was only a wee lad when the ban was first passed. I've got catchin' up to do!
     
  11. coylh

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    There are no more "assault weapons". That decade is gone. Looks like you're stuck with boring old semi-auto rifles with standard issue magazines.
     
  12. JohnBT

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    "Am I the only one that did not want or need an assault weapon, or more magazines?"

    Nope.

    John
     
  13. sendec

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    I'll wait for the fervor to die down and then replace a couple mags. I actually own a bayonet, but have never felt the need to put it on an AR. I'll save my excitement for when pulse rifles hit the racks:)
     
  14. jason10mm

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    I'm buying lots of mags right now, cashing in on the LEO trade-in market (used G21 and G19 for $14? Will it EVER get better than that?). I don't even own a Glock anymore, but I'm planning on it, or at least they will make for good investments should a seperate mag cap ban come down again. Besides, 33 round G18 mags would make for a nice coffee table centerpiece :D
     
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    right now it is more of a waiting game till my 'smith can get me in to turn my ar barrels into the correct (threaded) barrels. I did order some LE mags cause I see them as a war trophy, for 10 years of putting up with the ban. I see in a few weeks getting a stripped lower and buying it as a pistol and this winter building a ar-15 pistol, just to have and maybe crack off a couple of shots with. other than that I have all the other stuff bought during the ban.
     
  16. hayseed

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    This sunset was still a victory in principle even if you don't plan to buy anything that was covered. I've heard it said that gun control should be called people control, as that's what it's about. That ban was all about certain members of the legislature who consider themselves to be royalty, and much more intelligent and enlightened than us peons, getting to control another facet of said peon's lives. All because we can't be trusted to be responsible.:fire:

    Kind of reminds me of those "the more you know" PSA's on TV. Yeah, I need to be told to care about my children, and that racism is bad. How stupid and inept does Hollyweird think I am? I'm glad I have a bunch of actors to pat us on the head out here in flyover country. Without them, child abuse an lynchings would be out of control!:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :barf: :barf: :barf:
     
  17. Ala Dan

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    I agree with most of the comments thus far, as I didn't need
    (or want) and assault weapon. Like our friend Standing Wolf
    said, "if I were going to buy a rifle, it would be a bolt action
    in a caliber larger than .223.

    Best Wishes,
    Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member
     
  18. sigman69

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    I got all the big stuff i needed in the past...funny thing is that i need some hi cap ruger 10/22 mags......hahaha dont have any of those....


    also I have a stripped AR receiver that I need to get built......
     
  19. Dave Markowitz

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    What a bunch of party poopers!

    :neener:





    :)
     
  20. jsalcedo

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    I really didn't feel the ban much.

    30 round AK mags were $6 during the ban
    15 round beretta mags were $12
    20 round CETME mags were $5


    The only thing that was annoying was the $85 10/22 mags and glock mags.

    Other than the whole BS nature of the ban itself.
     
  21. Langenator

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    Let's see...I already have 3 20 round mags for my M1A...I bought my HK USP Tactical in Germany and it came with 2 12 round (.45) mags. I might buy a couple of 12 rounders for my Sig 229, but I'm not in any hurry.

    Actually, I'm hoping to see a price drop opn 'ban-era' Romy AK Klones. Then I'll get me one of those and slap a folder on it.
     
  22. gigmike

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    I'm looking around for an AR, really for no other reason than to celebrate the end of a bad law. Frankly I find handguns to be much more fun to shoot.
     
  23. halvey

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    I first got into "non-hunting" guns right before the AWB. I wanted every hi-cap gun and magazine I could find.

    After 8 years of wasting ammo and peppering targets, I got into more accurate shooting and pin shooting. You don't need more than 10 rounds for that stuff. Besides, the fat grips didn't fit my hands well.

    I'm not real big on the AR or AK stuff. I like the classic bolt action. Must be my hunting/rural background.

    That said I'm glad the AWB is dead (for now). The other law we really have to watch out for is the "ban sub 4 inch guns" like in Canada. Walter Mondale was a big proponent of this years ago. So the small 1911's and snubbies would then be outlawed.

    It never ends...
     
  24. standingbear

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    been checking around.......
    ffl holders still have the prices up there..and gradually lower them till they are sold.they are in the biz to make money after all.the private sellers..well..good luck selling a 1800 dollar ar now...or even a 1000 dollar ar now unless it has a bunch of bells and whistles.

    my nephew wants one like the one he uses in the reserves minus the selectfire capability.Im going with him next weekend to help him find one that isnt over priced.the whole supply and demand thing aint going to fly,The AW ban is dead.


    :D
     
  25. armoredman

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    Ordered one CZ mag, need 3 more, then an AK for the wife, and an FAL for me. Will be sometime before I have the $ for those, so I am looking at the gunshops to see how cheap those WASR10 lowcap rifles will be going...10 rounds of 7.62x39 beats harsh language.
     
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