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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. ApacheCoTodd

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    Not as much as my selling priorities have.
     
  2. bogon48

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    I'm old and retired. Seen this before, and I won't do any panic buying; it only drives up prices. I reload and have been acquiring ammo when the price is right.

    Gotta take the historical perspective. While I haven't been able to order a firearm through the mail since Kennedy was killed, I've been around long enough to see Clinton's assault weapons ban imposed and lifted in my state. Like others here, I doubt Obama will spend a lot of political capital on taking our guns. If those moves do start, join the NRA and call your Congressmen and Senators. There are a lot of us.

    IMHO there were (and are) way too many people talking like the United States is going to crumble after this election. C'mon, we had a Civil War, two World Wars and a Depression that lasted from 1929 until 1941. Every generation has had challenges. Our history is full of financial panics, immigration problems and fear mongering. The U.S. is still the best place to be on this planet.

    However, with the Mayan Apocalypse coming in a few weeks, guns won't help much when the Earth's gravitational field is reversed, and we are all thrown out into space!!!! Lots of people have been talking about this on t.v. Must be true.
     
  3. Warp

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    What makes you think you won't be able to buy an XD .45?
     
  4. ShooterGuy

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    Lower prices now that elections over?

    What are the chances of prices possibly dropping a little since the elections over? Trying to decide if I want to wait a bit before expanding the collection or not and looking for some educated opinions. Thanks fellas
     
  5. EBK

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    Ok let me rephrase.... Whle I can still find one with a standard 13 round mag. Not a reduced capacity 10 round mag.
     
  6. Warp

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    You don't have anything to worry about there.
     
  7. hso

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    The only buying priorities have been to grab all the firearms manufacturer stock I can afford.
     
  8. EBK

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    Forgive me if I dont take the word of a random person on the internet.
     
  9. Ryanxia

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    I didn't think there would be any change but there has been. AR receivers instantly out of stock, a lot of midnight buying last night, AK's flying off the shelves. Glad I'm pretty set as is.

    I also ordered 3 stripped AR lowers the day before and today they were out of stock for any more. In other words...


    I'm good :cool:
     
  10. Ryanxia

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    AR's, AK's, Saigas still climbing. Ammo still climbing slowly but steadily.

    Wood furniture you're good. Especially as we get closer to Christmas. Folks are selling off some things to get presents.
     
  11. primalmu

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    Prices will likely be bumped up as the idiots panic buy, but I figure after a few months we'll be back to normal. I wouldn't count on any prices being lower than they were pre-election.
     
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    anybody else not experiencing panic buying?

    Sorry if this exists, did a quick search and didn't find one. But in my local town there is very little if any panic buying. I went to the local Academy, Dicks, and a slew of local gun shops and all said ammo and gun sales were pretty typical. Anyone else?
     
  13. Teachu2

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    Same here. Our panic buying was when Romney got nominated...
     
  14. primalmu

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    The local Walmart was lower on some of the common calibers but still had lots of ammo on the shelves. The LGS I usually go to is closed on Wednesdays so I'll be interested in seeing how things are there tomorrow.
     
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    Well I haven't been anywhere to see it, but a friend of mine said there was some going on, not sure where, or how much of it. Sportsman's warehouse seems to be encouraging it by not charging sales tax on merchandise for the next 5 days.
     
  16. captain awesome

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    That seems to be the way of it. wish I had bought a few AR's and AK's a few months back. Could probably make some decent profit.
     
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    You folks that think the next four years with an angry Zero in charge, won't be different than the last four are delusional. Fasten belts and make ready, it will be a bumpy ride. Joe
     
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    Not like 2009 - .380s were non-existent and other calibers were in short supply. I remember several vendors having lines when their shipments were scheduled for delivery. Ammo that normally sold for $14.00 - $14.50 per box was going for over $30.00 per box of 50 and limited to two boxes per customer.

    I don't plan on buying much at the moment - but, I have stockpiled quite a bit.
     
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    Would you like to quantify what you mean and perhaps make a friendly wager (ammo, magazines, whatever) on the matter?
     
  20. Warp

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    IF it was going to be like 2009, I wouldn't expect it to have done so yet. I would expect "like 2009" to happen in 2013. ;)
     
  21. PRM

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    Possibly - Obama didn't occupy the White House until 2009. He's already there now. Best I can remember, shortages lasted for months back then.
     
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    Wideners.com went on an 8-12 days shipping delay overnight. It's gonna happen. Maybe not as bad as last time, but it will happen to an extent.
     
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    I might "panic buy" about 1000 sleeping pills and end it all...:fire:
    The stupidity of the American people has surpassed any and all projections.
     
  24. Old Dog

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    I just knew I should have bought more S&W stock a few weeks ago ...

    Stopped in two stores today, seemingly normal business. Because it was there, and because the wife said she wanted more ammo, I bought her cases of 5.56mm and 9mm ... then, because she wanted it, I picked her up a new pistol with laser ... Yesterday, I celebrated Election Day by buying myself a new pistol (another SIG, of course) and a few hundred more rounds of nine.

    Things seem pretty normal here, although, uh, we apparently legalized a couple things some of us older folks are grappling with ...

    What's changed? Same president. Dem Senate, GOP House. Only a few names have changed. I ain't gonna panic (until I get below 10K rounds each of nine, .45 and .223/5.56) ...

    By the way, the sun did come up in Western Washington today! Rare, and a nice surprise for this time o'year in the Sound ...
     
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    None apparent up thisaways ...
     
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