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Black Gun Buying Frenzy [Vanity]

Posted on 12/18/2012 7:56:40 PM PST by AdamBomb

I went to a gun shop this evening in the "South". This is a well-known gun shop but it's in the middle of freakin nowhere. Drove an hour to get there.

I went there tonight because, yesterday morning, I bought a "piece" over the phone so they had it locked up in the back for me. So I had to pick it up tonight.

But the real story was I couldn't believe how many people were in there. There were at least 150 people in there. All the parking spaces in the lot were full. Black guns were flying off of the shelves. Background checks were taking up to two hours because the system was slow. I've never seen anything like it in my life. They locked up the store an hour early so they could ensure they got all of the customers inside taken care of with sales and background checks.

In a related story, this guy that I know just went out a bought 7 AR15's.

Has it really come to this? I think the answer is yes.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; vanity

1 posted on 12/18/2012 7:56:48 PM PST by AdamBomb
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To: AdamBomb

Hi Cap mag prices have tripled. Bought 3/$36 a month ago, and same item on same site is now $30.00 each. If they have them. Other sites are backordered out.


2 posted on 12/18/2012 8:00:57 PM PST by tpmintx (Proven11/6/12! People who work for a living ARE outnumbered by those who VOTE for a living.)
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To: AdamBomb

You in VA, by any chance? Background checks set all-time record here today.


3 posted on 12/18/2012 8:04:17 PM PST by hemogoblin
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To: AdamBomb

AB, “Has it really come to this?”

What “it”?


4 posted on 12/18/2012 8:08:34 PM PST by Rabin
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To: AdamBomb

If the Jews and Gypsies of Europe had done the same thing after the Reichstag fire, there would’ve never been a holocaust.


5 posted on 12/18/2012 8:11:40 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: AdamBomb
Has it really come to this?

It's just supply and demand. The supply is being threatened. People are doing the same thing with incandescent lights.

6 posted on 12/18/2012 8:12:11 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: AdamBomb

Town of about 4000 in Arkansas store was packed. Sold 35,000 worth in 3 hours.


7 posted on 12/18/2012 8:13:27 PM PST by therut
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To: AdamBomb
I couldn't find any mags, so I had to settle for banana clips.

Banana Clip

8 posted on 12/18/2012 8:14:01 PM PST by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: AdamBomb

It’s like that everywhere around here too (TX).

B.O. & DiFi are going to be the gun salespersons of 2012.


9 posted on 12/18/2012 8:14:33 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: mylife

Our founding fathers were so shortsighted to not put incandescent lights in the constitution.


10 posted on 12/18/2012 8:17:39 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: AdamBomb
In a related story, this guy that I know just went out a bought 7 AR15's.

Sure must be nice to have that kind of discretionary income. Or at least a serious 'eff it' attitude when it comes to personal debt.

11 posted on 12/18/2012 8:19:32 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred.)
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To: smokingfrog

And not a dollar budgeted for space exploration, either!;)


12 posted on 12/18/2012 8:22:59 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: AdamBomb

I’ve got my eye on a walnut-stock Springfield M1A SuperMatch—if I can find one.


13 posted on 12/18/2012 8:23:12 PM PST by Windcatcher (Obama is a COMMUNIST and the MSM is his armband-wearing propaganda machine.)
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To: AdamBomb

I am thinking of converting my 401k into weapons.

Even after my penalty for selling out early, I would have made more than that back in the first year.


14 posted on 12/18/2012 8:26:04 PM PST by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: smokingfrog

I guess they just weren’t that bright. /s


15 posted on 12/18/2012 8:26:44 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If the Jews and Gypsies of Europe had done the same thing after the Reichstag fire, there would’ve never been a holocaust.

My mother and father in-law (who both escaped Germany during WW II as children with their families) said the same exact thing.

16 posted on 12/18/2012 8:27:46 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

He’s taking a gamble but he quadruple his money in 3 months.


17 posted on 12/18/2012 8:29:30 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Delta 21

My guess is, a 401K wont be worth Obama’s word in a couple years. It’s probably a smart move.


18 posted on 12/18/2012 8:33:19 PM PST by Boiling point (Socialism; Ideas so good they have to be mandatory.)
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To: mylife
It's just supply and demand.

Another principle the Left cannot grasp.

I had plans to attend a local gun show this week end, however there won't be many bargains to be had, even in single action and collector items, so I may stay home. Of course if I had something to sell, I'd go, but selling my guns is like selling my children. If I offer a gun for sell, be reassured its a rotten piece of crap.

19 posted on 12/18/2012 8:36:38 PM PST by oyez (Hell must be a Gun Free Zone.)
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To: Delta 21

So long as they don’t make it illegal to sell what you have.


20 posted on 12/18/2012 8:37:18 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: umgud

Somebody could slip on that and have a nasty fall.


21 posted on 12/18/2012 8:38:34 PM PST by oyez (Hell must be a Gun Free Zone.)
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To: AdamBomb

Stopped by a couple of my regular gun stores the day after the shootings. Both were busier than I have ever seen them and preban AR mags have tripled in price.


22 posted on 12/18/2012 8:38:58 PM PST by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: tpmintx

Several online sites are price gouging. Cheaper than dirt just lost my ammo business. They are tacking 200 dollars on ARs and selling mags for 60 bucks all of a sudden, when they were 1/3rd of that before.

Looks like I am going to buy a lower and build one. Lower is the only serial part so rest will be easier to get.


23 posted on 12/18/2012 8:43:14 PM PST by USAFJeeper (Who Dat Nation - Loving the Manning Face!)
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To: Brooklyn Attitude
Stopped in two different places - no 5.56mm to be had, period.

Was able to find 30 round Magpuls online tonight for about $12 each. Ordered 4...

24 posted on 12/18/2012 8:43:33 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: smokingfrog

I saw some 1947 Turkish 8mm ammo going for $50 for a 70 round bandolier today

That stuff was $2 a bandolier last time I saw any.


25 posted on 12/18/2012 8:45:43 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: AdamBomb

I checked several on-line suppliers. Most of their high capacity magazines are out of stock.


26 posted on 12/18/2012 8:48:32 PM PST by jimbobfoster
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To: AdamBomb

Yeeeee Haawwwww! ... it's hunting season.

27 posted on 12/18/2012 8:49:21 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: AdamBomb

28 posted on 12/18/2012 8:50:22 PM PST by Jayster
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To: AdamBomb

BUMP for good freeping.
Thanks for the first-hand account.

Next payday I’ll be looking for a Remington 700 and another revolver. And ammo, naturally.


29 posted on 12/18/2012 9:01:08 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Windcatcher

If it comes down to it, get a rack grade M1A - all the upgrades for the “super match” variant can be done to a rack grade rifle. The sights are easy. You’d have to bed the action (or your gunsmith goes that) and your gunsmith puts on a Krieger match barrel.


30 posted on 12/18/2012 9:44:36 PM PST by NVDave
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To: AdamBomb

I am female, I want to buy gun for safety, easy to handle. Please suggest me.


31 posted on 12/18/2012 10:02:34 PM PST by jennychase
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To: jennychase

A Glock 23 would be my suggestion. Thats the .40S&W cartridge.
Even a compact .380 will do the job and they make lots of noise, but for put down power I suggest a .45 and Glock makes them in several sizes, the 1911 style frames are the best in most peoples hands, the right angle and such, oddly enough I found my S&W Sigma a natural fit though its a 9mm, my best handgun, most accurate is the Sig Sauer P220, that is when I’m serious, though the Glock 21 also in .45 is right alongside it. The Sig is wonderful. My hands are big so I can handle double stacked frames.


32 posted on 12/18/2012 10:11:39 PM PST by Eye of Unk (A Civil Cold War in America is here, its already been declared.)
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To: mylife

May have to see my local gunguy to see if he still has GP11 at a reasonable price.


33 posted on 12/18/2012 10:15:33 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Eye of Unk

Thanks, I will check this weekend. In California, how long it will take to get gun.


34 posted on 12/18/2012 10:20:24 PM PST by jennychase
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To: jennychase
The S&W 686+ with 4" barrel is my favorite. It shoots 38SPL and 357mag. 7 shot cylinder. Enough sight radius to shoot high scores in match competitions. Practice with 38SPL. Use 357mag factory loads for self defense. Practice enough with the 357mag so you are prepared for the extra recoil. Find a personal defense class to polish your skills.

Revolvers are unlikely to be an early target of gun control. The semi-auto pistols with removable mags are likely going to get hit. No brass chasing with a revolver. It goes bang every time. No jams with a "limp wrist".

35 posted on 12/18/2012 10:26:06 PM PST by Myrddin
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To: jennychase

For your house, a 20 gauge pump shotgun.


36 posted on 12/18/2012 10:35:24 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: jennychase

Sorry I have no idea, I left Ca over 20 years ago, living in Alaska where I can answer an Alaskalist ad and buy a gun in an hour or two privately. Private sales in Alaska are very popular.


37 posted on 12/18/2012 10:49:17 PM PST by Eye of Unk (A Civil Cold War in America is here, its already been declared.)
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To: smokingfrog

Hey, thanks for letting me try that.


38 posted on 12/18/2012 10:53:13 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: AdamBomb
But the real story was I couldn't believe how many people were in there. There were at least 150 people in there. All the parking spaces in the lot were full. Black guns were flying off of the shelves. Background checks were taking up to two hours because the system was slow. I've never seen anything like it in my life. They locked up the store an hour early so they could ensure they got all of the customers inside taken care of with sales and background checks.

Same thing at my local store. One interesting scene was a woman coming out with an AR15 clone in the box, and put it in the trunk of her car with the Obama sticker on it.

She's probably back on Facebook now, condemning all those male cowards who think they have a right to buy an AR15. Fortunately for me, I wasn't looking for a Black Rifle right now (beat the panic buying), but was looking for interesting trade-ins or non-AR15 items. Couldn't get near the black rifle counter, anyway. Scored two items I didn't think I'd want until I saw them.

39 posted on 12/18/2012 10:54:08 PM PST by 300winmag (Overkill Never Fails)
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To: USAFJeeper

Cheaper than dirt is a rip off...


40 posted on 12/18/2012 11:39:33 PM PST by ColdSteelTalon (Light is fading to shadow, and casting its shroud over all we have known...)
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To: AdamBomb

Bought another AR-15 shortly after the election. I saw the writing on the wall even before the horrible school shooting. I am going to buy another handgun, some ar mags, and some 5.56 ammo as soon as I get back from a business trip.


41 posted on 12/19/2012 12:04:22 AM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: USAFJeeper

“Several online sites are price gouging.”

We call that a “free market”. It’s one of the things we fight wars to protect.


42 posted on 12/19/2012 2:55:36 AM PST by Born to Conserve
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To: 3Fingas

Bud’s sold out of Mosin Nagants also. DAMN. Every rifle I have looked at in the past three weeks has gone “out of stock.” I hope they get more...


43 posted on 12/19/2012 3:27:12 AM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: Boiling point

There are discussions in various leftwing think tanks today about how the government might actually go about confiscating our 401K funds.


44 posted on 12/19/2012 3:53:09 AM PST by MachIV
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To: ColdSteelTalon

I ripped up and tossed all their catalogues I had lastnight. They will never see another dime from me.


45 posted on 12/19/2012 3:54:49 AM PST by MachIV
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To: AdamBomb

One of my local stores was like Walmart on Black Friday this past Saturday afternoon. It was like grand central station.


46 posted on 12/19/2012 3:57:12 AM PST by MachIV
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To: AdamBomb

From the description, I’d say you went to Mackey’s.


47 posted on 12/19/2012 5:45:35 AM PST by Bob Buchholz
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To: Windcatcher
be advised, it will ONLY eat MATCH GRADE ammo consistently, and that ain't cheap...

for long distance OK, but as a main gun, get a stock rifle that eats anything and add what you want to it

48 posted on 12/19/2012 2:55:37 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Born to Conserve

Bullshit, tripling the price of a mag to make a buck off the murder of kids is a company I will not do business with anymore. And the We are temporarily stopping online sales of guns is a sop to the anti 2nd Amendment weasels.


49 posted on 12/19/2012 7:30:05 PM PST by USAFJeeper (Who Dat Nation - Loving the Manning Face!)
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