Skip to comments.Election triggers gun sales
Posted on 11/11/2012 3:01:18 PM PST by smokingfrog
Gun manufacturer stocks are a hot commodity on Wall Street in the wake of Tuesday's election.
Gun shop owners are reaping the benefits, too.
Some are selling ten times what they normally do as customers load up.
"Our ammo and our guns have literally been flying off the shelf," says Rich Chatmas, co-owner of The Gun Cleaners in Waco, Texas.
It's been the trend at the gun shop, especially over the last two days.
Customer Brian Richardson has been anticipating President Obama's re-election for months.
"I was a little concerned, because I know that the current president is real big on banning guns, especially assault rifles," he said.
So he stocked up on a rifle, two pistols and ammunition.
"It's usually full, but not only are we selling, it, but we're actually having trouble getting it in," Chatmas said. "We've done several thousands of dollars worth of gun sales in the last couple days, and I know our brothers and sisters in the bigger gun stores, they're doing hundreds of thousands of gun sales," said Rich.
That's ten times what he usually sells.
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My sister and I, plus my three daughters (all single women who voted for Romney) are going to buy guns and get training. We are completely clueless on the best gun we should buy. Any suggestions? We will do research, but I know the Freepers have the best knowledge!
I have several neighbors, practically begging me to sell them a couple of my choice, “fully-accessorized”, non-Class III firearms. With the kind of outrageous cash they’re toting, I’m tempted. They could get newer models, but wo/ accessories, at the local armorers’ shops, at much cheaper prices, but they’re after my collection’s “excess”. We have to legally transfer handguns thru FFL, anyway. I was doing “demos” for them Friday at my private range, and was re-amazed at the pieces’ performance. Might have to reconsider selling and just keep them.
I can't find a reason to disagree with him.
Apparently, you better go get whatever is available.
Likely the only sector of the economy that isn’t laying people off.
My 2 cents is to learn on a .22 rifle and/or pistol. The NRA probably has classes in your area on learning to shoot. Good luck!
Heh; no ya did it. $10 says this thread easily runs over 50 replies.
I would have thought that people would have stocked up in the first 2 years of the obozo regime.
For home defense, I’d suggest you start with a pump shotgun. A Mossberg 500 or Remington 870. A 20 gauge does not kick as much but still effective at close range. For concealed carry or vehicle use, go to a shooting range that rents guns and try several to see what you like. Don’t go cheap.
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I’m glad I bought some ammo before the election. I was going to go to the gun show today, but figured it would be a little too crazy after Tuesday’s election.
The one bright spot in the economy and Obama will try to ban it.
I attended the world’s largest gun show this weekend in Tulsa. It was a madhouse especially for ammo sales.
At 10am on a Friday morning we got the second to last lane on the gun range available (10 lanes in total.) We spent about 2 hours, some of which was my correcting her grip and stance when she failed to hit the target (silhouette @ 25'.) Thankfully she's easy to teach and it wasn't long before she was hitting center mass reliably with the Glock 17, so I handed her my HnK. Third shot she hit center mass and emptied the clip carving out a hole @ center mass in the paper. That's my girl!
We went through a little over 200 rounds of ammunition between us, and as we exited the range saw that there was a WAITING LIST for a lane on the range. The gun store I go to had recently remodeled more than DOUBLING their space to about 7,000 SF and there were customers EVERYWHERE.
We browsed a bit picking up some new ammunition for the Rock River LAR-15 I'd purchased about 6 weeks ago now and left. The parking lot was full, two people were waiting for the spot my vehicle was parked in as I left.
One last thing: There's a picture of Herr Obama in the store with the words "Salesman of the Year" underneath it.
Boy, I know they're sure right!
Lucky dog, I’ve always wanted to hit the Tulsa show.
Be careful about a pistol that requires strength (you may not have) to rack the slide and chamber a round. And some double-actions like the Walther PPK may have an initial trigger pull that throws off your first shot.
A revolver possibly if you want a .357 with .38 option, and you don’t leave any brass behind. A Glock maybe, although rookies carrying them in condition one make me nervous to be around, or you might look at the Beretta Tomcat: You can flip the barrel and load the first round manually.
Rugers new .38 revolvers are quality, light and not that expensive.
Wow. I thought about going to that Tulsa gun show. I’m glad I didn’t, I guess, not crazy about madhouses.
Trying to buy my first gun and I know little. Do you recommend a gun show to do that, or better to go to a storefront dealer?
“Lucky dog, Ive always wanted to hit the Tulsa show.”
Been there many times and I always say, you have not been to a gun show if you haven’t been to Tulsa. It has to be seen to realize how big it is.
Why are soo many people jumping into the “I need a gun” game so late?? Didn’t the 8 years of the Arkansas rapist sound an alarm???
I believe you. I only go to local shows when I need beef jerky or Soldier of Fortune T-shirts.
“Trying to buy my first gun and I know little. Do you recommend a gun show to do that, or better to go to a storefront dealer?”
You can get deals at gun show’s if you know what you are doing. Some complain the gun show prices are high, but i have found that most there are willing to hagle. My best advice for a first time buyer is to get advice from a friend you trust that is well versed in firearms.
Some of the red states are firearm friendly.
The results may surprise you. I have a neighbor who was dead certain that what she wanted was a little Kahr like the one I showed her and ended up with a Browning Hi-Power, which is a much larger and heavier gun. Not as much muzzle flip, and reloading drills are easier because there's more to grab. That's what she found she liked, that's what she bought. Your mileage may vary.
Training first, and then purchase, is my advice. And don't be surprised if four different shooters end up with four different preferences. Our diversity is our strength. ;-)
Some of the red states are firearm friendly.
Edit: "red" as in commie, as in New England. These would be blue states, if you follow the convention deployed by the communist news apparatus.
That would be the Wanenmacher Tulsa Gun Show and I was also there. A representative from Cheaper Than Dirt said that they sold one million rounds of ammo last Wednesday.
Your FR page says that you’re in Illinois.
I don’t know what part if the state you’re in, but the laws are VERY restrictive there.
Read up on it before you do anything firearms related.
Randall makes an excellent point. One of the more unpleasant aspects of gun ownership is learning how to navigate unfriendly waters.
The correct answer is: A pistol for your hip, a pistol for your boot, a short-barrel shotgun and a long-range rifle - all in common calibers that you know how to use and maintain, complete with hundreds if not thousands of rounds of ammunition for everything you shoot.
Then you need a knife or two to carry.
Repeat on the hip pistol for every room of your house and for everything in a close-by, accessible location.
With the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg looming this summer, maybe it's an opportunity for a Federal vs. States rights ummmm..... discussion?
The American people do not intend to be disarmed!
It is well know that women can shoot just as well if not better sometimes than men. You may surprise yourself. Might i suggest you try a Springfield Armory XDM- ladies i know do well with that.
I have used many different hand guns over the years. I just purchased a Sig Sauer Pro 250 9mm semi automatic pistol.
My hands are crippled due to arthritis and I have found that this particular semi is just so easy to action the slide on even with crippled hands. I just was out to the range last week and put 40 rounds in the center of the bullseye at 25’ about the size of a silver dollar.
I purchased this piece retail at Sports Authority for $399.00.
I also purchased some years ago a Ruger SP 101 revolver. This pistol will fire 357 or 38’s The choice is yours. I did have some smithing on the piece and had a lighter trigger spring put in to is so I could double action the piece with crippled hands. For a revolver this is just an all round wonderful first piece, and I have taught many students on it over the years. It is easy to load, fire and clean. I purchased the stainless steel variety. I hope this helps. Good Luck, and God Bless.
Yeah, but Ill bet a lot of them sold ALL their guns privately in the past two years and now they have go out and get some more.
You can't really go wrong with a .357 revolver, IMHO.
For a woman the super light S&W is a good choice for a starter gun. .38 caliber , easy to shoot, minimal recoil.
I just sold a pair of single-action revolvers I no longer use, going to get an AR or AK. Gonna go shoot them next week and decide
We are planning more purchases. I am frightened of our government for the first time in my life—seriously.
Oh man I wanted to go to that! Unfortunately I had to spend my gun money on hearing aids. It is a bummer to grow old.
Bear in mind, I believe that all states are bound under a crappy, unConstitutional federal law requiring that out-of-state purchasers must have handgun purchases transferred to FFL dealers in their home states. (Should not affect rifle/shotgun purchases.) If you have a friend in the other state who may be interested in assisting your purchase, well now, I suppose that's between you and him.....