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Sell, wait and sell, hold forever, what to do with AR15?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by breakingcontact, Dec 28, 2012.

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What to do with extra AR15?

Poll closed Jan 27, 2013.
  1. Sell, like, NOW, before the prices drop.

    50 vote(s)
    16.8%
  2. Prices are going up and could skyrocket, wait and sell.

    15 vote(s)
    5.0%
  3. Prices will remain what they are, sell whenever.

    6 vote(s)
    2.0%
  4. Not selling, it's mine.

    191 vote(s)
    64.1%
  5. Will sell down the road if there is a registration looming.

    11 vote(s)
    3.7%
  6. Sell, because prices are bound to drop and you can get back in cheaper, later.

    25 vote(s)
    8.4%
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  1. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator

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    Standing pat here. Not selling. Not buying.
     
  2. helotaxi

    helotaxi Member

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    What's this "spare" word mean with regard to firearms. Not familiar with the term.
     
  3. Girodin

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    That is the trouble with bubbles, you don't know when they will burst. Much of the gun control chatter has died. However, that may be in part to the much more pressing issue of the fiscal cliff.

    I imagine when we see the actual wording of feinstein's bill and she actually introduces it things could get vamped up again. If the Senate passes some version of it that could do the same.

    The real question is do you think it can pass the house? If so then prices may well climb as that looks more likely to people. I personally think the democrats will have a fight to get something through the senate, anything that gets through will be less expansive than what feinstein is proposing and that it wont get through the house anyways.

    In sum, we may see more panic and fear, but prices are already so high that unless legislation looks as if it is very likely to pass I can't imagine prices going that much higher. I think the bubble will burst when it becomes apparent there will be no AWB. Those that paid $50 for $13 Pmags and $2500 for $900 guns will feel silly. Of course it is very hard to say when the bubble will pop. And of course non of us are clairvoyant and events could change the trajectory of some of this.
     
  4. wally

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    "Two is one, one is none."
     
  5. goldie

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    Im not letting my ar go,even though i can make a profit, but i am very very tempted to sell my hk usc.I got it for 1100, they are going for 2k,& 3 weeks ago you couldnt give this gun away.....
     
  6. 76shuvlinoff

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    If I could see into the future I'd bought into Microsoft in the late 70s.

    Even though they are up 200% lately, not to mention beating my 401K all to hell, I'll probably keep my 6920.
     
  7. Quentin

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    I have three and if pressed could sell two. But I'm hanging on to them because if I sell now it guarantees that there will be a ban and I'll never be able to replace them at any cost. But if I hang on then there won't be a ban.

    Anyway, that's the way things work out for me so thank me for making it work out right for you guys! :D
     
  8. MilliradianDOT

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    Am I the only one that thinks maybe, just maybe, the fiscal cliff issue is the single best thing that could have come up at this particular time? I mean, what else could possibly take the often narrow eyes of the American people off the the "terrifying and murderous" assault weapon than potential economic tragedy? If there is such thing as a silver lining, gun owners might be the only ones who recognize this one.
     
  9. Rem.222

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    2 Months ago I sold a Mini 14 for peanuts compared to what it would bring today. I don't have an AR or AK or Mini or any other semi auto cf rifle. Ammo is gone for now, reloading supplies for 223 dried up for most part and I'm to broke to know. I'm hoping loading supplies by summer pdog season comes around I can pop some of them if not I'm not hurt to bad. What stinks I have been in broke so long my reloading supplies are running low. Hoarders:( have had same effect as a new gun bill would to me.
     
  10. Bobson

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    There's a gamble involved here. There are two basic potential scenarios:

    1. Feinstein's bill won't go anywhere. Prices will drop within six months.
    2. Feinstein's bill will be signed into law, and you're stuck with whatever you have for the next decade, minimum.

    If you believe option one is more likely, may as well sell it.
    If you believe option two is more likely, I wouldn't sell an AR15 for anything under ten grand. Maybe not even then.

    I don't have enough faith in Congress to believe option one. I wouldn't sell it for anything.
     
  11. ColtPythonElite

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    If you can make a big profit and would rather use the money somewhere else, then sell.
     
  12. M1key

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    How about silver at $4 and gold at $300 just 10 years ago? :cool:

    M
     
  13. helotaxi

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    Nothing more than a real indicator of the devaluation of the US dollar.
     
  14. nwhunter

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    No, I won't sell my ar style rifles, but I took a tec-dc9 on part trade last month just to sell or trade it in this time of inflated paranoia. I would not even considered taking it in trade even 6 months age. Keith
     
  15. cpirtle

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    I have 6 AR's (one is a pistol) that aren't going anywhere.

    I made a nice buy for a match grade AR locally, once I put a collapsible stock on it I'm going to list it on Gunbroker.

    I think if someone only has one or two AR's they'd be crazy to sell, who knows what's coming down the pike. Best case scenario in 6 months they will be worth what they were worth 3 weeks ago, worst case scenario they will be the last ones you ever own. I've learned not to speculate the intentions of crooked politicians, just prepare for the worst and hope for the best (and burn up the phone lines calling the ones in your districts).
     
  16. TanklessPro

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    I have been toying with the idea of selling one of my "assault rifles" and rolling the money into a few 1911's. I really don't want to but a few nice 1911's are tempting. After reading this post I'm second guessing what to do?
     
  17. texgunner

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    I would wait and hang on to your ARs. That awb may not pass and if it does it'll be watered down.
     
  18. 552BDL

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    You can never have too many ARs.


    Hold and maintain em all. Children and grandchildren, nieces and nephews in the future come first.
     
  19. Girodin

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    I figured the AWB talk was one part anti democratic forces seeking to push their agenda of disarment and control and one part politicians that have done a shockingly woeful job on the economy looking to distract people from their abdominal handling of the fiscal cliff while we all go over the edge and our pathetic economy takes a turn for the worse.
     
  20. cfullgraf

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    I will keep mine. I am concerned that i would not be able to replace them, at any cost, in the near future.
     
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  21. Swampman

    Swampman Old Fart

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    I know what spare ribs are.
    What's a spare gun?
    Even if I don't need it at a particular moment, I've got friends and family that might.
    The only good reason for selling a gun is to buy a better gun, or ammo and components.*

    *Unless you need the money for basic survival, medical bills etc.
    Read Steinbeck's 'The Grapes of Wrath' to see how long people can continue to hold onto their guns in the face of adversity.

    It makes me sick to my stomach too!
     
  22. AlexanderA

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    What's an "extra" AR-15? You can never have too many AR-15's!
     
  23. tomrkba

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    If you are going to sell, wait until the ban is passed, but has yet to take effect. A $1,000 rifle will suddenly become very expensive.

    I think Feinstein does not have the votes and there will be no AWB. Prices should return to normal--unless manufacturers decide to raise prices. I remember how low cost pistols used to be. Now I can get a Savage bolt action rifle for under $500, but a SIG can cost $1049! Pricing seems completely arbitrary.
     
  24. smithman 10

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    Sell an AR

    I kept my Colt A2 Sporter and had my local gun shop sell my Smith and Wesson Sport. They made money, I made money and a guy who didn't have an AR got one. Everyone wins.

    I like the longer barreled fixed stock gun better anyway. I'm 65 - one AR is good enough for me.
     

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    No transactions here, no need to bring attention to myself.
     
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