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Big crowds expected at 'Indy 1500' gun, knife show at Indiana State Fairgrounds
theindychannel.com ^ | January 18, 2013 | Jack Rinehart

Posted on 01/17/2013 7:50:35 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe

INDIANAPOLIS - The Indy 1500 Gun and Knife Show opens Friday amidst the growing debate over tighter gun control.

Dave Mouradian, who owns a supply store just outside Detroit, arrived Thursday afternoon at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.

It's his 13th consecutive Indy 1500 Gun and Knife show. He's just one of 250 vendors from across the Midwest who says that interest is high and business is booming.

"People that never owned a firearm are now buying their very first one," Mouradian said. "We've seen more ladies going out and getting their concealed weapons permits. They're feeling unsafe. And a lot of people that have put off buying what they want are now coming out because they're afraid they may not be able to get it in the next day or two." ....

While all retail gun sales require the buyer to undergo a background check, Indiana law does not require a background check for gun sales between private individuals.

State Rep. Vernon Smith, D-Gary, has tried to close the so-called loophole for years.

"Indiana has become a spawning ground for everybody to come and buy guns," Smith said. "We must close that loophole."

(Excerpt) Read more at theindychannel.com ...


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1 posted on 01/17/2013 7:50:44 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Will there be anything to buy?


2 posted on 01/17/2013 7:57:18 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I wouldn’t go there looking for any deals. The current climate of fear has the prices of practically everything through the roof.


3 posted on 01/17/2013 7:58:12 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The only thing that Hollywood gets right about guns is that criminals will always get them.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“We must close that loophole.”

Translation: We MUST get those TAXES!


4 posted on 01/17/2013 7:59:42 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
"People that never owned a firearm are now buying their very first one," Mouradian said. "We've seen more ladies going out and getting their concealed weapons permits. They're feeling unsafe. And a lot of people that have put off buying what they want are now coming out because they're afraid they may not be able to get it in the next day or two."

Say what you will about Detroit but its an open carry city and becoming more so every day.
5 posted on 01/17/2013 7:59:42 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Local gunshop Pistols Plus has 20 round Mini 14 Magazines for $50.
That is a rip off...
6 posted on 01/17/2013 8:01:12 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

I am seeing Romanian AK’s at $1,200.
Saw a Romanian WASR 3(.223) at $1,699

That was a $350 rifle 5 years ago.


7 posted on 01/17/2013 8:02:29 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Tuesday they had 10 round mags for mini 14 for $20 at Delta Force.com


8 posted on 01/17/2013 8:04:48 PM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Ruger charges the same thing.


9 posted on 01/17/2013 8:05:47 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: mylife

New Mini 14s are selling for over $1000 at Gunbidder.com. Used are over $700.


10 posted on 01/17/2013 8:06:04 PM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Ooops! My mistake. WASR 3, $1,995

http://www.gunsamerica.com/937743462/ct_legal_wasr_223_cal_ak47_type_rifle_made_in_romania.htm


11 posted on 01/17/2013 8:06:04 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: ez

SKS’s are getting that price now!


12 posted on 01/17/2013 8:07:30 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Talk about a day late & a dollar short...
Guess some folks just plain forgot that every single time a (D) is prez, they come after your guns...

Only positive about this is that it makes good press for the arguement that Ø'zero is just that...

yet another (D) libtard gun-grabbing liberal/progressive/socialst that prefers 'subjects' instead of 'citizens'
13 posted on 01/17/2013 8:09:58 PM PST by 45semi (A police state is always preceded by a nanny state...)
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To: eyedigress
There were brand X mags.
I ordered 30 round mags (back ordered) from Brownell’s for half that price.
14 posted on 01/17/2013 8:12:37 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: 45semi

I know several people that were smart enough to see this coming on the guns after the last election.

They went out and bought EBR’s
What they did not see coming is the run on ammo.

There is NOTHING available. .22L has dried up.


15 posted on 01/17/2013 8:13:55 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

I paid $300.00 each for a pair of those WASR’s a few years ago.


16 posted on 01/17/2013 8:15:53 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Lurker

Time to sell!


17 posted on 01/17/2013 8:17:25 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

I got 2 ruger 20’s for 49 a piece.


18 posted on 01/17/2013 8:18:13 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

I have 6 brand x 30rd mags. 35 bucks for the lot 5 yrs ago.


19 posted on 01/17/2013 8:19:53 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: eyedigress

Picked up 8 Thermold 20 rounders for AR15 2 years ago for $1.99 a pop with free mag couplers.
I actually prefer them to the high caps.


20 posted on 01/17/2013 8:23:01 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: All

Seems like the firearms industry is the only thing thriving in the economy since Obama has been in office.


21 posted on 01/17/2013 8:25:15 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

just got an email from Cabellas asking if I wanted to cancel my order. I think I’ll let it ride.


22 posted on 01/17/2013 8:32:40 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: eyedigress

I would let it ride.
They’ll make good, so leave your place marker.


23 posted on 01/17/2013 8:37:23 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

There is some .22 available online at Palmetto State Armory, not a lot, but they do have some:

http://palmettostatearmory.com/index.php/ammunition/rimfire-ammunition.html


24 posted on 01/17/2013 8:50:06 PM PST by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Huge Gun Show, 5 buildings plus two big tents in Phoenix at the AZ State Fair Grounds this weekend, 19-20 January. See’ya there!


25 posted on 01/17/2013 8:52:26 PM PST by TaMoDee ( Lassez les bons temps rouler dans les 2013! Geaux, Pack, Geaux!)
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To: Bshaw

My point is that even that is almost exhausted due to the current run on firearms and ammo.

What scares me is when they have the run on the banks.


26 posted on 01/17/2013 8:59:43 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Bshaw

All I see is some .22 snake shot.


27 posted on 01/17/2013 9:01:25 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

The only reason I’d sell them is to get something better. And right now there is nothing to buy.


28 posted on 01/17/2013 9:05:44 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Lurker

You could bank the money, but that is a gamble too.
It’s a dilly of a pickle of a problem LOL


29 posted on 01/17/2013 9:08:50 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Lurker

Better yet, get the money.
Sell high and put it back into other commodity’s that have not reached the apex on price.


30 posted on 01/17/2013 9:12:28 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

It sure is. 3 months ago I was considering selling my National Match M1A. She’s a beauty. Glass bedded into a hand rubbed tiger birch stock and the correct Springfield Armory Rangefinding scope on an original factory mount. I’ve got 10 factory 20 round mags for it, too. The serial number is under 24,XXX and its all TRW where it’s supposed to be.

The replacement was a nice FN clone. My eyes just aren’t good enough for that Springfield anymore. But now, phhhhttt.. I couldn’t lay my hands on an FN for what I could get for that rifle. And that’s just crazy.


31 posted on 01/17/2013 9:15:01 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Lurker

I wish I had picked up an FN 49 before the crazy set in.


32 posted on 01/17/2013 9:19:57 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Lurker
FN 49


33 posted on 01/17/2013 9:21:16 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

Me too, my friend. The plan was sell the Springfield for a couple of grand and pick up an FN clone for half and put the remainder into ammo and mags.

Timing is everything, I guess.


34 posted on 01/17/2013 9:22:51 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: mylife

Is that the French one?


35 posted on 01/17/2013 9:24:20 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I usually go every time, but I’m in China now.
I’m fairly well stocked up, and the crowds are guaranteed to be INSANE, so I’m not really that disappointed.

Prices on almost everything are through the roof everywhere.


36 posted on 01/17/2013 9:24:25 PM PST by SJSAMPLE
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To: Lurker

The last M1A I handled was a Chinese copy and that was 6 years ago.
They wanted $950


37 posted on 01/17/2013 9:24:47 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Lurker

Belgian Fabrique National.
This rifle would be the basis for the M1A and the FN/FAL


38 posted on 01/17/2013 9:26:31 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Lurker

Italian, converted from M1 Garand by Beretta, IIRC.


39 posted on 01/17/2013 9:28:46 PM PST by SJSAMPLE
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Growing Debate over Gun Control?

What Debate? We have a Mulatto Commie Prick subverting the Constitution and we have Law Abiding Gun Owners who will not comply.

That isn’t a Debate, it’s the beginning of a Revolution against Tyranny.


40 posted on 01/17/2013 9:30:50 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (I only Fear a Government that doesn't Fear me.)
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To: Lurker
The French one does not look so classic. The MAS 49/56 was made for 7.62x51 Nato (.308) in only 250 original rifles.

It was born of the same ideals, but is a fugly bugger.


41 posted on 01/17/2013 9:32:53 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Nailbiter

bflr


42 posted on 01/17/2013 9:34:05 PM PST by Nailbiter
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To: mylife

Snake shot?

I spent $90 on 100 Sellier & Bellot .22 Hornet 45gr. on Tuesday. I didn’t know their inventory had thinned to shot rounds only. I have no idea what I’m getting or if it’s any good — though it is better than nothing!

That’s the best I could do.


43 posted on 01/17/2013 9:34:37 PM PST by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: Bshaw

Snake shot and .17 HMR is all they show on the web page now.

I am sure your order will be honored.


44 posted on 01/17/2013 9:39:38 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

I’ve seen grown men weep when they learn what I paid for my Springfield. Bought it from a guy in the middle of a divorce. I gave him $500 dollars for it.

Grin....


45 posted on 01/17/2013 9:40:33 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Lurker

Oh you bastage! LOL


46 posted on 01/17/2013 9:43:04 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Lurker

I have always wanted an M1A.

I am kinda partial to the .308


47 posted on 01/17/2013 9:44:07 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Lurker

The problem now is ammo.
Where to find .308 ammo under $2 a rd?


48 posted on 01/17/2013 9:46:45 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

The MagPul 20rnd mags work great on my belt rig.
Easy to get to and don’t get in the way as much as 30rnd mags. I use the 30rnd mags in my chest rig.


49 posted on 01/17/2013 10:04:39 PM PST by SJSAMPLE
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To: Lurker

Sorry, I was thinking about the BM 49 rifle and didn’t see the FN part.


50 posted on 01/17/2013 10:06:14 PM PST by SJSAMPLE
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