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Posted on 12/20/2012 8:30:33 PM PST by matt1234
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Prices on many AR rifles and parts doubled in 48 hours, mags tripled, from what I have seen locally.
I just ordered a stag arms model 8 yesterday. I got it for about $1,200 which is just a really good price for a gas piston AR15. 6-8 weeks until delivery is what I was told. We’ll see what happens. The last time around, if you ordered a back ordered rifle, you could still pick it up despite the ban.
What about all of those Newsweak Magazines that they couldn’t sell?
“A combination of demand and gouging”
Bias right there. Why do these liberals always call balancing sudden market demand “gouging”? They know if they sell at the same price they will run out of stock, and don’t want that. You up the price to keep yourself in business if possible, and not have to take off a day like this lady because you have no supply.
Gander Mountain was super busy last night. long lines for guns...many seemed to be newbies. no clue on how to fill out the BATF forms.
Panic waves of buying are a trademark of our culture, particularly firearm enthusiasts- not so much the regulars, but the periphery who awake suddenly late for work realizing they slept through the alarm and multiple snoozes.
It gets worse over time with the internet and whatnot.
Eventually the latecomers run out of money or are satiated and things sort of equalize.
Freaking out doesn’t get you real far. Might be a good time to trade an extra “assault weapon” for a few of those collectible niche fillers you’ve been looking for...
Right now, I wish I had several AR-15s, but I don’t.
Well that’s one sector of the economy that’s up —
I’m glad SOMETHING is being manufactured in the US.
The day before the shooting, I had 2 Colt ARs in my hand at the local wallyworld. I don’t need one, let alone 2, but wanted a Colt lower. I left when the clerk couldn’t figure out where the boxes and stuff were for either gun.
Even today, not sure I would buy even at the “pre-panic” price.
The Left salivating for an executive order to halt gun manufacturing.
CDNN Sports is no longer taking online orders. They can’t keep up with the demand.
The repercussions of doing something that grossly unconstitutional and *illegal* could be far greater than they comprehend.
OTOH, maybe it is time for the inevitable confrontation we know is coming. I hope all of these people running out and buying these guns have a genuine understanding what the left and its resident despot may be willing to do.
I wonder what % of gun owners are liberals and what % are conservatives. Something the left should carefully consider as they move closer to inciting violence. Interesting, isn't it? The left is out there urging violence against gun owners, not the other way around. There is meaning in that fact.
I've done well at my local gun shop by browsing the trade-ins that they've taken in over the years, and are now using to fill in the empty shelves and racks. These collectible and semi-collectible items are marked at their current fair pre-panic prices. They just never had the time in the last five years to catalog each one in their system before it goes in the rack.
I've been doing this all year long, after learning my lesson when I lost out on a Colt Anaconda early in the year, figuring I'd think about it for another day. Now it's an instantaneous purchase, if it's something I really wanted for ages (S&W M66 snubbie), or something I never knew existed (S&W 4x86 variation with a Glock-type action) that made me stop for a second look because something on it seemed a bit odd. No manual safety or decocker.
Last week, lightning struck twice for me. A variation of the CZ75-B that I never knew about, and they only got in three in all of 2012, and an American AK clone that was a one-off that they picked up at the 2012 SHOT Show for evaluation.
Those are nice.
Two things are going to come of this:
One, there are going to be a rash of accidental shootings from people dropping the mag and thinking it is unloaded
Two, ARs for sale that were fired once and dropped once.
Gonna be some good deals out there in the near future boys. Keep your eyes and ears open.......
There is a nation wide rush to purchase almost ANY type of weapon right now. My son wanted to purchase a small carry type rvolver for his daughter. The gun shop he frequents is located in a very rural area in northern Wisconsin. When he got to the sop, there were 14 people in line ahead of him inside the store (which is about the size of a small garage). He got the weapon he wanted. The store owner said that he had sold out all the semi-automatic weapons he had, there had been several in his original inventory that day. More were on order but were already purchased even before they arrived. Looks like the citizenry are arming themselves in great numbers in time for Christmas (or some other upcoming event). Prepare people!1!!
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