Seriously??

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Speedo66, Feb 19, 2022.

  1. Speedo66

    Speedo66 Member

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    Just got an email flyer from AIM Surplus yesterday, have to say I was shocked by some Sig prices.

    A MP-5 style “pistol” at $2000 and an AR style “pistol” at $2500 almost made a real Sig pistol at $1200 seem like a real bargain.

    What makes them worth that kind of money and who buys them?
     
  2. Odd Job

    Odd Job Moderator Staff Member

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    Free choice economy, my friend.
    I can charge somebody $500 for my old toothbrush, doesn't mean I'll sell it!
    Of course, if someone is desperate and does buy it, I may sell another one.
    Seller can set any price he likes. If there's a buyer who will pay it, that's on him.
     
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  3. murf

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    answer: volatility - https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/volatility [some may call it chaos rather than order], people with money [fewer and fewer]

    cause: paying for covid (both dollar-wise and production-wise); stopping domestic oil production (i.e. inflation/printing money);

    result: wild swings in prices as production targets highest demands [guns not being one of these]

    my opinion,

    murf
     
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    I saw a Taurus Judge listed for $1200 :eek::what:. I so wanted to give the seller a piece of my mind but refrained.
     
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  5. reddog81

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    $2500 for a .300 BLK pistol??? I have no idea who’s buying those but I guess someone is. $2000 for a gigantic 9mm pistol with a 3.5” barrel makes no sense to me.

    I put together a .300 blackout pistol for about 1/5 what they’re charging. It rarely makes it to the range. My 300 BLK AR rifle and .300 BLK ruger bolt action are 2 of my favorite rifles.
     
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    And bca had complete rifles on sale last week for $350,
     
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    That was a typo, should have been $12.00. Still overpriced though. :)
     
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  8. Speedo66

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    That's the thing, are these high priced offerings six or seven times better, or are they just relying on their name to justify the price tag?

    They're probably quality guns, and Sigs have always been high priced, but these prices seem excessive.

    I know some people like to "complain" to others of the price when they buy things like these, which really seems to just be bragging.
     
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    I don't think they are, maybe 20 years ago a high end ar was much better then a cheap rifle. Not so today, I'd opt for more rifles then just one.

    There was a thread here a year or 2 ago maybe more, something like have one $1000 ar for home defence of 2 $500 guns. A high percentage said two rifles, I think that shows there's not much difference from budget to high end. Plus add the fact many of the high end parts are made by the same company selling the budget guns.
     
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  10. halfmoonclip

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    Meh, I'm not sure. With ARs, the devil is in the details. MPI bolt, correctly peened parts, correct tolerances, etc. Black rifles all look pretty much alike, but will lack durability or reliability. With an AK, maybe not so much. They were designed as basic iron mongery.
    Personally, I'd like one good rifle, but YMMV.
    Moon
     
  11. Speedo66

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    These were "pistols", but how much do you expect a good one to cost?
     
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    Speedo, hard question to answer, since it has been some years since I've been in the market.
    I've a couple Colt carbines that have been flawless, but a Brownells NoDak upper only will run with a Colt BCG. Something a little bit out of spec with a generic Bolt Carrier Group?
    Just don't see the sense in a bunch perhaps questionable rifles. But that is just me.
    Moon
     
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    Cost to import stuff from overseas is going up 500-600%. It’s not just guns. We’re all in for a rude awakening. In most cases it’s not the stores gouging so don’t blame them, blame the ineptness elected to office
     
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    Talk about a way to give gun shows a bad rep. :rofl:
     
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    Im assuming you are talking about the MPX for the 9mm and the MCX for the AR pistol.

    The MPX is a very well made 9mm subgun and did very well in the Army trials for the new SMG. B&T ultimately won though. The MPX is a great shooter.

    The MCX Rattler is a very small pistol/rifle that was built for the 300 BLK. It's been used pretty effectively by Special Forces (who surprisingly dont buy budget rifles, weird) in combat. Basically it's the modern MP5SD. While it looks a lot like an AR15 it isnt one.
     
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    About ten years ago I bought a lot from them, now they are just too high priced. I wonder if another company has bought them & jacked the prices up.
     
  17. Speedo66

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    I someone else was paying for it, neither would I. lol
     
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