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Posted on 10/27/2008 10:33:13 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Experts say U.S. economic conditions and the presidential election are partly responsible for an increase in the sale of guns and ammunition this year.
Data supplied by federal and state government show sales of firearms up 8 to 10 percent in 2008, continuing a trend that began in 2006, The Washington Post reported Monday.
The newspaper said interviews with dozens of gun dealers and buyers in Virginia and Maryland indicate the hike in sales appears to be driven predominantly by concerns about the election and the economy.
"Generally, we know that hard economic times always result in firearm sales," James Purtillo of Silver Spring, Md., publisher of Tripwire Newsletter, told the Post.
Gun shop owner Steve Clark of Warrenton, Va., says his customers have been buying weapons they fear will be restricted or heavily taxed.
"What I hear a lot is fear that Barack (Obama) will win the election and tax everything to the point that you can't afford anything," Eugene Proko, 51, a salesman at Clark's shop, told the Post.
I love my 870 loaded with 00. Kicks like the Dickens, but it sure takes care of business.
My dealer recommended #4. I hope to try it out this weekend.
It is a great weapon. You cant beat it for self defense, especially in a crowded area.
The 00 buckshot hits the hardest, but 4 is more than adequate for self defense. I like it because there is less recoil and more pellets. You cant go wrong with either. Anything coming out of that weapon will probably do the job, but 4 is the lightest I would use.
That is 4 buckshot.
Thanks for the info. I’ll be out looking for either tomorrow. More info is always a good thing! Thanks again!
Thank You all! Funny you mentioned the youth model singfreedom. There is a youth for 110 bucks at Dicks this week. (Is that a good price double barrell Rossi 90 bucks after rebate) I have two boys........
The only problem with a double barrel is you only have 2 shots before you have to reload. A “pump” shotgun that holds 3 or 4 rounds would be much better. If you wanted to use the double barrel as a second weapon that would be O.K., but it would be better if you had more chances to hit something before you had to reload.
Look for a Mossberg 20 gage. I think you can even find Mossberg at some Walmarts! It'll probably be around $250, but it will give you more stopping power for your money. If your boys are old enough and responsible enough, it might not be a bad thing for them to learn to use it too.
That's what I got.