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Prices on guns dropping

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Just Jim, Apr 9, 2009.

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  1. Just Jim

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    Was at a gunstore today and saw a like new DPMS AR for just over $800. Dealer was saying that alot of guns were comming in now and he sees the prices falling. Said the guy he got the DPMS from bought it for $1200 and fired 20 rounds through it.

    Now if ammo will take a big drop then things will be headed back for normal. What are you guys seeing in your towns??:scrutiny:

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  2. Blackbeard

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    Haven't been pricing guns -- just looking for ammo.
     
  3. Lone_Gunman

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    Things are still very high here. Bushmasters are selling for $1150+.

    I don't think prices will come down anytime soon, considering what is going on politically. The news media have run a lot of stories about recent mass shootings, the gun culture, militia, and need to ban certain weapons.

    Eric Holder and Hillary Clinton have both said they think we need a new AWB.

    Nancy Pelosi, previously on record as being against a ban a few months ago, is now saying she is willing to compromise on a new AWB.

    Obama, of course, would love one also.

    Until this changes, prices will remain high.
     
  4. the foot

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    prices are good here- new dpms M4 style (no sights) for 850,
     
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  5. PT1911

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    the prices of the guns never went up more than like 5% wholesale... I have seen DPMS ARs for under 800, the problem is retailers are marking the guns up to a grand or more to take advantage of the situation... now that the demand is slowly dropping, the retailers cannot continue with the rediculous markup. Now they are just marking up ammunition instead.... lets hope that turns around as well...

    BTW here a new DPMS optics ready carbine is 750. (at a retailer that is worth a damn anyway.... I have seen the same guns at 1100 or more at "larger" retailers.

    Smith and wesson AR with magpull stock, pistol grip, mag, and rear flip up site (magpull also) was just over a grand.
     
  6. Gamera

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    Around here prices are dropping. The gun store I frequent had an unconverted Saiga 7.62 for $460. I would have bought it, but I'm tight on money right now.
     
  7. flashover251

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    In NC I haven't seen much change in the price of guns. Now ammo, thats a different story.
     
  8. PT1911

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    Same gun has priced at 389.00 and that isnt a new price.

    I know this is getting repetative and for that I apologize, but the actual wholesale price of many of the popular guns that have gotten so expensive recently never went up, the demand did, and thus many retailers took the price as high as possible while still selling them... Cannot fault them for doing that, just glad I know some decent shop owners that are more concerned with consistency and return customers than just turning an immediate profit.
     
  9. moi_self26

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    Prices are still really high here, ammo is scarce (but still findable if you keep up on when shipments are coming in), and the more ma and pa type of gun stores have almost no handguns in stock.
     
  10. Expertowgunner

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    I personally work at Doc Hollidays Gun and Pawn store in Ozark MO and i can tell you that cost of firearms right now is still very high and by cost i mean dealer cost. I have suspected price gouging at other stores but at docs it is not bad. Bass "rip-off" pro in springfield mo is charging $599 for standard glock variants or more for the others and "refurb" sigs are $700 and up. Worst gun that i saw was a springfield armory xdm for a base model is 750 !!! our glocks are 529 new, sigs are around 700 NEW and our xdm is 629 new. After my commission my boss only makes a bit on the guns and i know that prices fluctuate due to region and availability. Intrestingly enough no used aks and a few ars popped up in my store since the obamadamnation started. I order guns for my boss and deal with high end distrubuters such as rsr, lipseys, S.O.G, cdnn, Glock (dealer), and C.I.A and they are all wanting high dollar on their stuff. You want to get real Pi$$ed off, do so towards these distrubuters as they jack the prices up so high its astronomical (1000 for a dpms ar clone!!!) and the such. supply has gotten better though but the prices are not dropping much and ammo IS getting more and more expensive each time i reorder.
     
  11. jad0110

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    ARs never really spiked all that much around here - maybe a 10-15% price increase. SKS prices on the other hand got way out of wack - $1,000 for a standard Russian SKS at a gunshow, others selling for $500.

    In the last month, I've seen more than 10 SKSs in the high $280 range, so the prices of some guns seem to be adjusting back to roughly normal.
     
  12. Dr. Fresh

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    My local gun shop has gone insane. They wanted $3k for an HK 91, $1k for pretty much any AK, $650 for an unconverted Saiga, $1200 or so for ARs.

    The worst is the two used Mossberg Maverick PGO shotguns they have for $275 each and the Makarov for $325.
     
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    Just sold my AR-15 for $1,350 with a EoTec on it. That's what I had in it.
     
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    Hopefully the market in general has become saturated (not that most THR members could ever have "enough guns", haha) and prices will fall. I sure hope so, things have gotten to the point where I'm not buying anything and it's quite depressing.
    Anyone good with wood or metal? Obama deserves a nice "2008-2009 Gun Salesman of the Year" plaque. I have a feeling he wouldn't tack it up on the wall in the Oval Office. :evil:
     
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    No, but when called in an interview on his heinous attacks on the second amendment he would proudly declare his "honor as a champion of 2A rights" :barf:

    Then go off to laugh about u clinging to our guns and bibles infront of other audiences :barf:
     
  16. Gamera

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    Yeah I know that Saigas shouldn't even be that expensive, but going around the gunshows they're tagged at $600-700 dollars. So seeing one for $460 was a bit of a surprise. Maybe the dealers think people are getting wise?
     
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    Well, I shoot at the range next to the DPMS factory, they are 9,000 orders behind, the shifts are working 24/7. This info I got at the range yesterday.
    So I don't think the prices will be dropping anytime soon.
     
  18. yehork

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    Actually we are currently 156,000+ rifles on back order and have a 12-24 month lead time on new rifle orders, depending on upgrades.

    We did start our third shift this week, so hopefully once everyone is up to speed, some of the wait times would start to drop a bit.
     
  19. Duke of Doubt

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    A Saiga used to cost a couple hundred or so. It will again, as soon as the banic people stop insisting it's "just like an AK -- and you can convert it -- no, it's the real AK ..." Bullsqueak. It's a cheap kid's rifle. I wouldn't pay $50 for one.
     
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    Employee of the Month

    - DoubleTapDrew

    It's not in wood or metal, just on paper, but the employee of the month award has already been done at Coal Creek Armory in Knoxville, TN last December.

    Image shamelessly stolen from SayUncle http://www.saysuncle.com/archives/2008/12/01/employee-of-the-month/

    Around Charlotte, guns are still $$, and I don't know how much ammo costs, because there isn't ever any to purchase.
     

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    I'd like to report that the same is true in my neck of the woods, but I can't. If anything, prices here are starting to creep up a bit, no doubt fueled by the high demand.

    One local shop jacked up the price of the Browning Buck Mark target pistols in stock (he had four of them) by upwards of $160 each. When I asked him why, his response was a simple, "See if you can find them elsewhere." Thankfully, I did. I also crossed that shop off my list for future references and, more to the point, future purchases. So it goes.
     
  22. CoRoMo

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    There are several local shops, and plenty online dealers that never raised their prices to begin with. I've bought four new guns since August, and all have been smokin' deals. Of those four, two were rifles bought within the last 45 days. One was an AR. Both of those rifles were bought locally, brand new, at what I consider a pre-election, screaming low price.

    Had I bought these gun two years ago, these prices would have been very good prices back then.

    You should be able to find dealers with 'normal' prices if you look.
     
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    LOL - employee of the month...

    I really wonder just how much money .GOV has made with all the firearms sales, what do they make, 11% or something like that...

    Now if they have had over 1 million extra background checks, that's a lot of extra tax money made...!
     
  24. Neener Neener

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    The craze has started to die down a little at the store I part-time at. Prices really haven't dwindled too much at our store, though. But, we weren't jacking up the prices like the other shops around use, either.
     
  25. dwg27

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    and whats up with cheaper than dirt 22 thunderbolts in a 500 brick costs 35 bucks i just got the same thing for 19
     
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