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Warning: Magazines are scarce - everyone is buying

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by wacki, Nov 4, 2008.

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  1. wacki

    wacki Member

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    I've been stocking up on magazines and it seems so has everyone else. AIM surplus is out of pmags and won't have any more for another two weeks. Sales rep said they've sold over 10,000 30rd pmags this week (and it's Tuesday). I called at lunch today. It took me a half an hour to get through. They only accept pre-orders right now as they are all out.

    If an AWB ban starts rearing it's ugly head, I suggest you buy early because you won't be able to do it the weeks before the bill passes.
     
  2. PTK

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    Er.... nothing major should happen until January, and why did you wait until your perceived last minute to get things you need?
     
  3. harmonic

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    I never understood why, when you people never felt compelled to "stock up" on mags, ammo, ARs, (or whatever), suddenly feel compelled to "stock up" in an election year.

    What change do you anticipate that will necessitate your having numerous high capacity mags? What's going to happen that you think you're going to need so many high capacity mags, etc?

    If Joe Blow has never had a use for an AR before, has gone his entire life without an AR, then he still doesn't need an AR. And probably won't need an AR five years from now.

    Stop fueling the panic.
     
  4. JDoe

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    Bah, all this talk of shortages of ammo and shortages of magazines and shortages of whatever is all untrue.

    Just went through the indoor range where I usually shoot and they are overflowing with ammo and magazines. Earlier today I took a look at wally world and they too are overflowing with ammo.

    Looks like the sellers overstocked in anticipation of a rush that didn't materialize. Actually the indoor range had marked down their cases of 500 rds of Federal XM193 by $10.00 vs a week ago.
     
  5. moooose102

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    that's easy. so they can pay more money! but not nearly as much as in the next few weeks if obabma is elected!
     
  6. wacki

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    Um... the same thing that happened during the Clinton years, only permanent. Having and not needing is much better than needing and not having.

    Um... I own an AR. If I won the lottery I'd own a FS2000, Sig 556, Steyr Aug, HK ....

    What is wrong with you?
     
  7. Kino74

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    AR15 receivers are a hot commodity down here. I bough one and would have gotten another but I was too slow and they sold out WHILE I was examing an Essential Arms lower receiver.
    Also a much older gentleman, this guy must have been 80 or close to it, walked in and picked up 3 30rd AR15 magazines. I got to order now.
     
  8. Bill2e

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    The need is because I am fine with 2 when I can always replace what I have, but when I can't I now must have enough to last a life time.
     
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    I just started shooting seriously this year, so I look at this as "my chance" to buy before they are restricted. I've been trying to buy a specific configuration for about 3 weeks now, with little success.
     
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    MagPul products of all sorts are in short supply right now.
    I am starting to wonder if they stopped producing anything, are in the process of moving to a larger facility or are expanding their facility, went bankrupt, workers went on strike, who knows, and the rep isn't talking over at arfcom.
    The products are popular, no doubt.
     
  11. JWarren

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    We'll be hearing this again in the future, I suspect.


    -- John
     
  12. Justin

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    I'm a regular Multigun competitor.

    Duh.

    Of course, the very fact that you're attempting to define things in terms of needing this-or-that gun, amount of ammo, or magazines only goes to demonstrate that you're very plainly barking up the wrong tree. In a free nation, free citizens shouldn't have to justify their ownership of inanimate property by demonstrating some sort of need.
     
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    The free market will adjust to the supply/demand forces. People will be buying ARs and other guns, ammo, and mags for a while. Nothing really wrong with that.

    Ironically, I bet a fair number of them voted Obama. After it sinks in, they may decide they need to hedge their bets a little.
     
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    I got everything I wanted 6 months ago so I'm not really worried about it. In fact I think it is a good thing for me sense there is a gun show this weekend. If there is a big panic mabye I can sell a few guns to help pay for the 970 dollar car insurance bill I got to pay by the end of the month.

    My only concern is that people might fail to save a few extra dollars to give to the gun rights movement and for ink and paper to remind their congressman what happened in the 94 election after the first AWB passed.
     
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    Because they, like all man-made objects, eventually break and wear out (usually in direct proportion to the amount of use they get).

    I'd sure hate the crack the feedlips off my last handful of mags at the range in a year and find out that I can't buy any more because they've suddenly been banned.
     
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    I went my entire life without an AK until I bought an AK (in 2003). What a coincidence.

    It may be that "Joe Blow" hasn't bought an AR yet because he had other financial priorities, not because he didn't want one.
     
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    im already in a communist state. got plenty of 10 round pmags to hold me over, yay
     
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    Brownells has/had the black windowed Pmags in stock. The rest of the Pmags were out of stock.
     
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    Instead of 'Joe Blow', don't you mean "Joe Plumber"?:D
     
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    i havent gotten into the rush to buy spare magazines(yet) because he won't be taking office til January and most importantly I'm too broke right now. But I don't see why what the big problem is with stocking up on them. Even if it's a waste and there is no major gun control laws in effect in the next four years at least it's helping the economy when it needs it most.
     
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    question on mags...do the polymer waffle design mags last? i have heard varyign reports...some people say they break easily, others say they last forever. just wondering...anyone had any experience with them?
     
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    Depends on who made them.

    ComBloc surplus polymer? Sure.

    Thermolds and ProMags - not so much.
     
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    Finally collected enough funds this week to pull the trigger (no pun intended) on an AR Upper assy... I was browsing Midway and they were going from in stock to out of stock quicker than flapjacks in front of lumberjacks... Appears Brownells is already out of stock on everything and looks like DPMS has a 6 month backorder on complete upper assy's...Hang on for the ride... Just a few of the more "popular" examples... lot of other choices out there... The panic attack has set in... Whether it is a ligitimate fear or not.

    I could use one or two magazines though... ;)
     
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    Folks there are a gazillion magazines for sale on line all you need to do is look. I just checked one site and they have over 2,000 of the 30 round AR mags in stock (various manufacturers) and a similar number of 10 and 20 rounders.
     
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