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Post-election buying panic mega thread of power

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by horsemen61, Nov 7, 2012.

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  1. cfullgraf

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    Gridlock will prevail in the federal government for at least the next two years since the Republicans still control the house.

    I spent the last four years getting ready for the next four years. It is rare for an incumbent president to not get re-elected.

    As of the night of the election, a "feeding frenzy" had not started in my area and gun show vendors and at least one gun store had increased inventories, obviously in hopes of getting in on increased sales. Time will tell.
     
  2. gfanikf

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    Its a vicious cycle, isn't it?

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  3. Kyle M.

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    Theres about five gun shops within 50 miles of me, after the 08 election I had no trouble getting guns, ammo, primers, or powder at any of them, and there was no price gouging to be found. There was alot of panic buying the day after elections but everything was stocked back up within a week. My lgs was pretty quiet yesterday, there not open wednesdays but I'll find out tomorrow if this election is any different from the last.
     
  4. WinThePennant

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    Folks, it has started. I got an email from Atlantic Firearms that a Vepr AK was in stock. I immediately went to purchase, and guess what? Out of stock!

    They must have sold out in just a few minutes.
     
  5. jmorris

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    No, although it's a good time to buy "stuff". The dollar is going to have to be all but worthless to pay back the debt we have and are sure to pile on.
     
  6. W.E.G.

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    What?... you have a problem with "reasonable restrictions?" :rolleyes:
     
  7. Sniper66

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    Yes, I will be less likely to postpone buying guns and components when I see something I want. In the past, I might wait thinking there is always another day. But, I no longer have confidence that another day with a better option will occur. We have seen the slow insidious erosion of our freedom and that is certain to get worse, including the availability of everything related to shooting.
     
  8. tyeo098

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    I haven't had to buy ammo is a year or so.
    I reload. Hopefully components won't go up much.
     
  9. longknife12

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    Have enought loading stuff for the rest of my life...... now that I have retired, it's time to stuff some brass!
    Dan
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  10. W.E.G.

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    I've got four five-gallon buckets of brass to trim.

    I hope I can finish them about in time for the 2014 elections.
     
  11. Philippe

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    Both Walmart's near me are already cleaned out of ammo. Cant wait to see the swarms of people hit the local shops...
     
  12. 22-rimfire

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    There is no way I can adequately prepare for what I see is coming with my resources. I can prepare for a storm or a flood, but not this.
     
  13. 22-rimfire

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    I am resigned to whatever happens. I doubt I will participate in any significant mega buying panic. Time to begin selling.
     
  14. Queen_of_Thunder

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    No change in my buying but I may take advantage of a possible buying surge by selling some guns to raise some cash at the gun show coming up. I need a Trap combo gun as I'm now interested in shooting doubles.
     
  15. Babarsac

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    Just picked up a case of 9mm at Dicks for the same price as AIM Surplus. I wouldn't be surprised to see the box stores empty out and the gun-show prices to jack up.....then to have things settle down for the holiday discounts.
     
  16. mdauben

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    I feel I'm fairly well set on the most likely targets of any new restrictions (high cap magazines and military style small arms) so I don't anticipate any real changes in my buying plans for now other than maybe stepping up my ammo purchases of super-deadly-killer-dumdum-bullets (otherwise known as JHP) just a bit. Its all subject to change as we don't really know what to expect in the next four years. :(
     
  17. BullFrawg

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    Maybe. I have been trying to decide on whether I should buy an AR15 or a .22 rifle first; preference now goes to the scary-looking, restrict-able one.
     
  18. 45lcshooter

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    I got an infraction for my post on this thread, so lets do this again.

    Sun raises in East and sets in the West. Woke up breathing oxygen today. My buy practices won't change due to who is in office, just need to save more money now for when he runs the nation into the ground.

    Going to go buy reloading components, cigs, and diesel fuel!!!!!!!
     
  19. Godsgunman

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    I'm not sure what will happen but I kinda did my own "stock up" Monday before the election so I could get my usual for the "usual" price. I was low on certain ammo anyways and figured I'd beat the "doomsdayers".
     
  20. Ky Larry

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    My buying habits have changed but not because of the election. I've been keeping the UPS guy busy this past year buying reloading components and stashing .22lr ammo. Now I've reached equlibrium where I just replace what I shoot. Today is my birthday so I think I'll get 8 lbs of IMR-4064 and 8 lbs of AA#2 and some bullets with my b-day money.
     
  21. bannockburn

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    No this doesn't really change anything that I have already been doing for the last 20 years or so. I buy what want when I can afford it.
     
  22. jbrown50

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    Nope.

    I'm still patiently keeping an eye out on a good deal on a nice AR-10.

    I'll be putting considerably more effort though into pressuring Congress to reject any anti-2A Supreme Court justices.
     
  23. Ashcons

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    After the 2008 election, I was trying to start on reloading to save on ammo costs. I could not find any primers in stock anywhere at a decent price (and could not afford the marked up prices). Some powders were difficult to find as well, but I think in addition to the buying panic, we had some large military ammo orders. My guess is that prices on ammo and components will increase immediately due to an expectation from sellers that firearm owners will be panic buying again. Whether there is actual demand will dictate whether the prices stay high as long as they did last time.
     
  24. CountryUgly

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    Nope had my order placed before yesterday.... matter of fact I think I hear the UPS man now...BRB ;)
     
  25. Captcurt

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    Not only will there be some price gouging but you can look for new taxes on ammo and firearms. We will see some major changes.
     
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