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Top Ammo Supplier Sells 3 1/2 Years Worth Of Assault Rifle Magazines In 72 Hours
Business Insider via Yahoo! Finance ^ | 12/26/12 | Kim Bhasin

Posted on 12/26/2012 7:47:09 AM PST by Slings and Arrows

Firearm accessories supplier Brownells says that it's experiencing "unprecedented" sales of magazines.

Brownells has sold 3 1/2 years worth of PMAG magazines in just 72 hours, according to a statement posted from the company's official account on gun owner forum AR-15.com.

It also says that it has sold "an even greater amount" of its own  Brownells magazines.

PMAGs, manufactured by Magpul, are used with AR-15/M4/M16 compatible weapons.

"Its rugged design has made it as one of the top performers in the small-arms accessory arena,  according to combat veterans who credit the PMAG with drastically improving the reliability of the M4," writes Matthew Cox at Military.com

The U.S. Army and the U.S. Marine Corps each recently banned the magazines in favor of government-issued ones, which sparked an outcry.

The magazine grab comes shortly after the devastating shootings in Newtown, CT, which took the lives of 26 people, mostly children.

Here's the full statement from Brownell, attributed to the president of the family-owned company Pete Brownell:

(Excerpt) Read more at finance.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; brownells; evilmagazines; feinswinenightmare; guncontrol; hicaps; secondamendment; youwillnotdisarmus
Molon labe, Zer0!
1 posted on 12/26/2012 7:47:15 AM PST by Slings and Arrows
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To: Joe Brower

Ping!


2 posted on 12/26/2012 7:48:18 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

“Stimulus” we can believe in!


3 posted on 12/26/2012 7:51:36 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Attention lefties -

people aren’t buying all this hardware to peacefully hand it over when you come for it.


4 posted on 12/26/2012 7:52:56 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

You know the “progressives” are heavily invested in any publicly traded gun stocks.


5 posted on 12/26/2012 7:55:38 AM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Slings and Arrows

It sucks to not have something in the basket when trick or treaters come knocking.


6 posted on 12/26/2012 7:55:43 AM PST by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Elsewhere there was an article by some leftie mouth-breather that we evil gun-toters didn’t even deserve the right to participate in the discussion. I think that this article stands as a poignant response to that suggestion.


7 posted on 12/26/2012 7:59:46 AM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Excellent.

Join the club.


8 posted on 12/26/2012 8:06:19 AM PST by Tolkien (Grace is the Essence of the Gospel; Gratitude is the Essence of Ethics.)
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To: going hot

I’ll have to trick-or-treat at your house.


9 posted on 12/26/2012 8:12:37 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
PTB are lamenting that the holiday shopping/spending were unexpectedly low this year.

Just think how much lower if one subtracts all gun and accessory sales!

Gun shoppers should be congratulated for stimulating the economy.

10 posted on 12/26/2012 8:22:24 AM PST by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Come and Take It, you Libturds !!!!!!!


11 posted on 12/26/2012 8:28:41 AM PST by eartick (Been to the line in the sand and liked it)
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To: MrB
I hope you don't mind, but I stole your quote for this article, which I have now posted on Facebook. That should piss off the remaining few left-leaning people who know me there who haven't already 'de-friended' me. $:-)

The lines are being drawn. And you know what? It's about damned time.

Click the Gadsden flag for pro-gun resources!

12 posted on 12/26/2012 8:50:57 AM PST by Joe Brower (The "American People" are no longer capable of self-governance.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Let's see, an assault rifle magazine . Would that be something like Shotgun News or Guns and Ammo?
13 posted on 12/26/2012 8:57:54 AM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: Slings and Arrows

Magazine?
I just wish I could find a AR-15


14 posted on 12/26/2012 8:58:06 AM PST by Verbosus (/* No Comment */)
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To: Verbosus

There may be some for sale here . . .

http://www.gunbroker.com/Semi-Auto-Rifles/BI.aspx?Keywords=556&PageSize=75


15 posted on 12/26/2012 9:15:22 AM PST by deks ("...the battle...liberty against the overreach of the federal government" Ken Cuccinelli)
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To: Joe Brower

I don’t mind a bit. “The lines are being drawn”, yes, there are a bunch of those lines.

I call them “winnowing forks”.
Sarah Palin, life issues, marriage definition, etc - all are winnowing forks which don’t allow you to be neutral.

Matthew 3:12
His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clear his threshing floor, gathering his wheat into the barn and burning up the chaff with unquenchable fire.”


16 posted on 12/26/2012 9:56:28 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: All

there was a thread here which claimed that 3d printers could produce these things on demand. IOW the supply was as unlimited as doritoes.


17 posted on 12/26/2012 9:59:30 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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. . . shall NOT be infringed

18 posted on 12/26/2012 10:03:48 AM PST by tomkat (liberty or death)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I ordered a 4-pack of 30-round Magpuls a few days before the shootings. For once I was lucky. If only I had ordered a few hundred rounds of .223.


19 posted on 12/26/2012 10:49:03 AM PST by ozzymandus
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To: ozzymandus

I paid 60 bucks for a magpul yesterday. Can’t even find them


20 posted on 12/26/2012 10:55:17 AM PST by lookout88 (.combat officer's dad)
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To: lookout88

I see from the ads they went from $15 to $60. That’s crap.


21 posted on 12/26/2012 11:21:41 AM PST by ozzymandus
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To: ozzymandus; lookout88

They are being sold every few minutes at the following link for around $42 to $44 each. . .

http://www.gunbroker.com/All/BI.aspx?Keywords=pmag&PageSize=75


22 posted on 12/26/2012 12:18:48 PM PST by deks ("...the battle...liberty against the overreach of the federal government" Ken Cuccinelli)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Who could have predicted this?


23 posted on 12/26/2012 1:54:30 PM PST by absalom01 (You should do your duty in all things. You cannot do more, and you should never wish to do less.)
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To: absalom01

This is indicative of the surly mood of the “right”.

No one would be buying this much hardware and ammo if they intended to sheepishly hand it over when “asked”.

Take it to heart, libs. There will be a bridge too far. Care to try to guess where that is?


24 posted on 12/26/2012 2:03:12 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: absalom01
Who could have predicted this?

Not 0bama.

25 posted on 12/26/2012 2:28:09 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: ozzymandus

I made my husband change his will to make sure I am left his .223. I love shooting that gun. Prior he had set it up for his brother to have all the guns and reloading equipment. Ahhh, nope! Whereas his brother still will be willed many of the collection, there are a few special ones that will stay with me - as well as the reloading equipment.

When we go to the range he insists that I run through 100 rounds per gun per visit. I have no problem agreeing to do so. Thank goodness he does the whole handloading thing. I need to learn that art.


26 posted on 12/26/2012 2:31:33 PM PST by Ladysforest
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To: Ladysforest

Just load the 30 rd mags the night before. Insist he purchase factory mags. Of course right now is a 6-8wk wait.


27 posted on 12/26/2012 2:41:44 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: Slings and Arrows

The BS Meter pegged so hard it broke on this one. The only company in the US that carries 3 1/2 years of inventory is Govt Motors with the Dolt, er Volt.


28 posted on 12/26/2012 3:26:02 PM PST by newbie 10-21-00
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To: Ladysforest

If you can find bullets, powder and primers. They’ll probably be as scarce as new ammo.


29 posted on 12/26/2012 5:53:12 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: newbie 10-21-00

I imagine what they meant is that they sold more Magpul mags in the last few days than in the last three 1/2 years. Not sure how you know Brownell’s inventory, anyway. Their catalog is huge.


30 posted on 12/26/2012 5:55:48 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: MrB
"people aren’t buying all this hardware to peacefully hand it over..."

I heard that when Ferdinand Marcos took over in the Philippines he issued an order to turn over all guns or face the death penalty. I wonder what people would do here if faced with an order that serious.

I also wonder who in service of law enforcement would actively police the public in that situation.

31 posted on 12/26/2012 8:06:41 PM PST by Baynative
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To: MrB

Mark for keeper.


32 posted on 12/26/2012 8:16:01 PM PST by Ladysmith (Every time another lib loses its job, an angel gets its wings.)
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To: tomkat
Unless Sotomyaho deems you not qualified.

It's beginning to look a lot like Honduras......

33 posted on 12/27/2012 12:24:28 AM PST by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: Slings and Arrows
High capacity magazines promote wasteful firing. I train my family with bolt actions whenever possible.

We focus on common sense, good gun control, one shot, one kill.

34 posted on 12/27/2012 2:17:52 AM PST by exnavy (Got ammo, Godspeed!)
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To: exnavy

The way I see it (yes, mine were trained with single shots or bolt actions), that way they won’t waste the 27 in the mag, if it comes to that (I only ever load mags at 90%—fewer malfunctions that way).


35 posted on 12/27/2012 4:04:32 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: exnavy

I prefer the VN era 20 rounders. They fit into bandoliers.


36 posted on 12/27/2012 7:14:15 AM PST by RitchieAprile (the obstreperous gentleman..)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Great customer service with Brownells. About P-Mags, its claimed by many to be the top of the line for the AR. One point though I have read they won’t fit the new automatic rifle for the Marines the HK 416, so if all heck is loosed and a stash of Marine automatic rifles comes your way then you will probably need another magazine or so I’ve heard. But then again Obama is ushering forth Lotus Landtopia so turn in your guns.


37 posted on 12/27/2012 7:56:18 AM PST by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: ozzymandus

I recall that it was a bit of a problem to find things a few years ago, but he had some stock to carry us over. I don’t know if he has looked around recently, but I know he was planning too.

Generally he keeps an eye out for sales, random deals. I don’t think he has for the past 5 or 6 months though - he was planning out his birthday trip to Rome LOL.

With that and Christmas behind us, now he can focus on these things again.


38 posted on 12/27/2012 7:58:00 AM PST by Ladysforest
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