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Slim pickings out there...

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Elkins45, Jul 6, 2020.

  1. Elkins45

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    Bud’s doesn’t have any 40 caliber Taurus pistols in stock. You know guns are getting hard to find when even those are sold out.
     
  2. Bayou52

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    Our local Academy currently has 5 handguns on stock. The local Sportsmans Warehouse appears to be about 80% empty on handguns but there are some long guns on the rack.

    I look for shortages to continue. A perfect storm combination of:

    1. Highly important and contentious election year,

    2. Businesses operating short staffed due to Kung Flu,

    3. Firearm manufacturers are unable to secure parts due to # 2, above, and shortages of work force in their own right.

    My comments, at least...

    Bayou52
     
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  3. Hookeye

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    Yeah, everybody wants a high cap 9mm and an AR rifle right now.

    I scored a 60s era Ruger #1 recently from a shop, and my dad got an artillery Luger.

    Bet nobody even paid attention to those old rigs LOL
     
  4. Big_Al

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    If you have access to a bx or px you might try them. My local bx is pretty well stocked with firearms, still a little low on 9mm & 556.
     
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    My LGS got 4 ARs in last Wednesday around noon. All 4 were gone by 1. 3 Keltec sub2000s in 9mm, gone in 2 days time. Any semi-auto pistol new or used, rarely lasts more than a couple of days. The only guns not getting the love in his shop are revolvers, but most of what he has are older, collector type, or higher end stuff like the older Colts and S&W. If he gets in any 9mm, 380, 45acp, or 223/5.56, that stuff goes like corn thru a goose.
     
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    I wished this area had that problem.
     
  7. Oldschool shooter

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    I was able to pick up a nice Model 29.
     
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  8. FL-NC

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    In my local area, there are no shortages on guns of all types on the used market, either online sources like armslist or in shops that deal in used firearms. Prices have increased, generally speaking. The shortages are in ammunition.
     
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  9. JulietTango

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    The only local place I’ve visited in the past month that doesn’t show signs of being cleaned out is Knob Creek Gun Range. The glass display cases were still full as well as the walls behind the counter. Ammo selection looked good too. Of course it was so busy the day I went I couldn’t get near a counter to buy anything anyway. The cupboard may be bare now though!
     
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  10. Elkins45

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    That’s probably a combination of their remote location and their somewhat higher than average prices. I know I rarely go out there just because it’s so far out of the way.
     
  11. warnerwh

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    Stopped by a pawn shop today. They had a well used Ruger Standard for $469.00! Prices on other handguns were as much as new. This is in Salem, Or.
    Last Friday a friend said she was told 1 week for the background check. Here we go through FICS which is run by the state police. She was told there were 3,800 people in front of her.
     
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  12. 1KPerDay

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    IME this is par for the course at pawn shops since the beginning of time.
     
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  13. warnerwh

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    That pawn shop usually has some relatively fair prices on handguns. There's other pawn shops in town to that can have fair prices for handguns too.
     
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    If you are planning to downsize now is the time. People are way overspending on Gunbroker. Mossberg shockwave $600-$700 :what::what::what:
     
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  15. CDW4ME

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    For heck of it, I checked Glockmeister yesterday, the only pistol in stock was Gen 4 model 35 - nothing else, not even 45 GAP models.

    ETA: a Gen 4 model 35 is a mighty fine pistol, I carry one frequently.
     
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    I saw a colt gold cup that wanted a grand for, marked down from 1300, still not low enough for me to "pull the trigger"
     
  17. whatnickname

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    What really burns me is the way a number of sellers are price gouging on Gunbroker. There’s a dealer in Navarre, Florida that’s charging double the retail price for his stuff and the fools are buying it faster than you can blink. We’ve seen this kind of hysteria before. Nothing stays the same for ever. I’ve got a long memory. While I really have no serious needs any more, I do have a few items on my wish list of “ like to haves “. I frankly don’t care if this guy ended up with the last gun on the planet... I will NEVER buy a nickels worth of anything from this guy. Just my .02 cents but I can’t stand price gougers like this.
     
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  18. knot4reel

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    I scored a hard to find Tisas 1911 45 full size duty SS about 6 wks ago. Classic Firearms had it in stock so I jumped on it like a chicken on a June bug. $439. ;)
     
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    Man I feel for those paying high prices. Here in GA Armslist is full of just about everything. Decent prices on handguns and shotgun's. Black rifles have went up. I'm seeing used Glocks going for $4-600. If I could just find decent prices on ammo. I will not buy ammo on Armslist. Just in case it's reloaded and said reloader might have messed up.
     
  20. Bayou52

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    Just got back from Sportsmans Warehouse in Slidell, LA. Report -

    1. Not a single primer in the store,

    2. Only powders were a couple kegs of GreeDot and 1 pound of 700-x which I bought.

    3. 80% of handguns was gone,

    4. Racks were bountiful with rifles and shotguns,

    5. Just about all 22s were gone, and

    6. They simply restocked the ammo shelf with camo stuff - no ammo shelf in the store.


    And that's what slim pickens looks like in real time!

    Bayou52
     
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  21. SharpDog

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    bwahahahahaha
     
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  23. D.B. Cooper

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    Well. I wish I had bought a 92FS or PT92 when they were available. I kept looking/waiting for either a $400 used one or a sub $500 new one. Now all I can find are the newest "" series with the straight back strap grip.

    I'm just back from Sportsman's Warehouse a few minutes ago. No 22LR. No 9mm. No 223/556. TONS of 10MM and a LOT of 40SW. A few 12 ga slugs. NO buckshot. LOTS of waterfowl steel and upland bird ammo. Guns: LOTS of duck hunting shotguns. ONE flat top AR. A few Henry lever 22s. About their normal stock of revolvers. Only the very highest end 9mm were left. Quite a few guns in 380.

    The other thing that took me aback and confused me somewhat was that their gun cleaning/maintenance section had been hit hard. Is their now a run on that stuff, too?
     
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  24. herrwalther

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    I went to a local shop to pick up something to tinker with. Something I could refinish on the metal or wood. Even the poor condition Saturday night special revolvers were gone.
     
  25. SharpDog

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    a lot of folks are cleaning up
     
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