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Gun sales increase across the state, nation
kvue ^ | April 14, 2012 | ASHLEY GOUDEAU and JUSTIN TERRY

Posted on 04/14/2012 5:06:28 PM PDT by bgill

The trend is not only happening in Texas, but around the nation. The National Shooting Sports Foundation says 11 million firearms were sold in the U.S. in the last year. The FBI also conducted 16.5 million firearm background checks in 2011. That's nearly two million more than in 2010, and double the amount from 2001.

The big question is why? Store owners say gun sales typically increase during an election year, but this year there's more to it.

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: guns; obama
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To: TDA2

Yep. I was in Walmart today and their ammo shelves were pretty bare.

Did snag a couple boxes of Federal 9mm FMJ for $12 a box.


51 posted on 04/14/2012 7:10:48 PM PDT by 2111USMC (Not a hard man to track. Leaves dead men wherever he goes.)
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To: RandallFlagg

These were at GT Distributors in Austin a while back. They are oriented to Law Enforcement, but sell to the public. Here is their werbsite-http://www.gtdist.com/Default.aspx

Some prices might be LEO only, I really don’t know. They are also in Dallas and Rossville, GA.


52 posted on 04/14/2012 7:12:50 PM PDT by matthew fuller (The Magic Mormon is now in position to re-elect the Magic Negro.)
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To: TDA2

Black powder weapons are highly underrated. The Navy Colt Model 1851 is a very powerful weapon. Buy 4 of them, they are hard to reload.


53 posted on 04/14/2012 7:13:32 PM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Yeah, the one up on 183. I also recently need something tiny to stick under my shirt. Ultra-light, polymer. Just a hair bigger than a Dillinger. Good delivery of .380.


54 posted on 04/14/2012 7:14:51 PM PDT by txhurl (Thank you, Andrew Breitbart. In your untimely passing, you have exposed these people one last time.)
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To: central_va
After all the fancy brass is used up it comes down to the black powder weapons which have their advantage.

I love black powder shooting but in reality, a winner will be decided before all the fancy brass is used up.

The new black powder rifled barrels are anything but primitive. They are accurate and can throw a huge chunk of lead at moderate velocities. They can run your whole day. But, they go bang about once a minute. That is not good enough to win.

55 posted on 04/14/2012 7:19:09 PM PDT by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: bgill

Try to buy a thousand rounds of 223 each month. Buy a couple hundred rounds of 30/30 and 9 MM. Have a large stock of 22LR and 22 Magnum. Better buy now and stock up before the feds cut off the supply or its too late to buy (like when SHTF). Will probably pick up a couple more guns but only in the calibers that I stock the ammo for.


56 posted on 04/14/2012 7:20:19 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: txhurl

Did you happen to see if they had the Perry Coyote .380? I want one of those if available. I did not see one the last time I was at a sporting goods store. My BIL has one and it is so small and compact.


57 posted on 04/14/2012 7:23:46 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: cpdiii

Look the nastiness will start with the fancy brass case ammo. But if you live long enough, when the ammo runs out, it might come down to knives and clubs. The ramrod beats those hands down.


58 posted on 04/14/2012 7:24:00 PM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: txhurl

When you have zombies, but don't feel like spending a mint on them. Comes with 2 mags.

59 posted on 04/14/2012 7:25:17 PM PDT by txhurl (Thank you, Andrew Breitbart. In your untimely passing, you have exposed these people one last time.)
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To: struggle
Me too. I got a performance bonus at work several weeks ago and used the money to better protect my family - I bought another firearm. Had it out to the range a couple of times. Need to get more ammo just in case things turn to excrement late this summer or early fall. Going to be stocking up on some foodstuffs and water with my tax refund.

All things that will get used, so I don't feel bad about the investment in preparedness.

60 posted on 04/14/2012 7:26:23 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: bgill
Went to a gun show today. Gun and ammo prices were up. Last show in January 200 rounds of .308 were $140. Today, $180.

Saw a nice S&W M57. May go back tomorrow and buy it.

61 posted on 04/14/2012 7:27:26 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: cpdiii
But, they go bang about once a minute.

You need to practice. You should be able to pull 4 a minute. Plus if you own bullet molds an old car battery has enough lead in it to make quite few bullets.

62 posted on 04/14/2012 7:27:35 PM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: bgill
The last time I fired a handgun was a good 35 or so years ago when my uncle used to take me to the range to fire his .357. I kid you not, just yesterday I was doing an internet search to find out the process to purchase a handgun in NJ.

I'm thinking I want to be prepared when the SHTF.

63 posted on 04/14/2012 7:27:46 PM PDT by mellow velo
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To: Standing Wolf
Think of all those jobs he's single-handedly created or saved!

Hey, just reading the replies to this thread. Our daughter has a friend / former college classmate whose family went from 30 - over 100 employees in the reloading equipment business since Nov 2008. That gal is now the IT specialist for the company.

64 posted on 04/14/2012 7:36:17 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

One of my favorite guns of all time was a 6 inch model 57. I got it around 1986. I could never tell the difference between it and a model 29 but they say the .41 would hold up better to heavy shooting.

I traded it for more then it was worth but wish I still had it anyway. It was superbly accurate.


65 posted on 04/14/2012 7:37:06 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: bgill

I found a SR 22 P I want to order the threaded barrel for it.

I don’t want a silencer, just drive the BATF crazy looking for it.


66 posted on 04/14/2012 7:41:26 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (you are paying 12% more for fuel because of Ethanol. Smile big Corn Lobby,)
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To: Durus

>>The militia of today would have to fight like people of today. There won’t be a lot of marching in formation going on.

Helmets, body armor, and LBE is necessary for marching?? I thought it was for protection and distribution of weight (i.e. water and magazines). Militia rarely do much marching anyway. That’s the nature of the militia. But, they do need to move and not get wounded.


67 posted on 04/14/2012 7:41:31 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: yarddog

Yep..it’s a great revolver. The one at the show is nickel, and I would much prefer blued, but apart from that, hmmmm. Going to sleep on it.


68 posted on 04/14/2012 7:41:48 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Drew68; driftdiver

The Garands are coming but the M1 Carbines are not - because they have detachable mags - oh the horror.

CMP still has M1 Garands too.


69 posted on 04/14/2012 7:42:38 PM PDT by 1066AD
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To: benewton
There’s still the .50 BMG, but I’ve a hard time coming up with a reason for a thousand yard weapon when I live in the woods where sixty yards would be a long shot...

One good reason:

It won't matter if they are hiding behind a tree.... even a big one.

Then of course there is the choice of Ball, AP, API, APIT, Incendiary & spotter/tracer ammo.

70 posted on 04/14/2012 7:55:04 PM PDT by sjmjax (Politicans are like bananas - they start out green, turn yellow, then rot.)
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To: Deaf Smith
Fast & Furious was Hussein's program, but his peons got caught in the act when agent Brian Terry was killed.

Has F&F resulted in any gun bans? Nope. It was nothing more than a criminal attempt by the Obama administration to engineer situations that would sway public opinion in favor for gun bans. Obama knows he can't enact gun control legislation otherwise. Americans won't have it. That Holder is not facing prison time for this is beyond comprehension.

If you want to see real gun control legislation, look to 1968, 1986 (Hughes Amendment) and 1994 --and even the 1994 AWB (that cost Democrats control of congress) was largely symbolic in that it grandfathered everything currently in circulation.

F&F doesn't even come close to these actual bans. F&F is nothing more than one of the many testaments to Obama's incompetence and failures of leadership (and that criminal charges aren't being aggressively pursued is further testament to the failures of congressional Republicans).

71 posted on 04/14/2012 7:56:49 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: central_va
When an EMP hits, you'll need one of these when the city folks flee like rats in search of your food.


72 posted on 04/14/2012 8:13:32 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: txhurl
I found a tiny little Taurus .380 for $199 at Academy today. The right stuff, the low price!

You don't go cheap when it's your life in danger. I spend five times that much annually taking training classes.

73 posted on 04/14/2012 8:16:00 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: Cobra64
When an EMP hits, you'll need one of these when the city folks flee like rats in search of your food.

Plenty of great youtube videos on how to make your own flame thrower from easily acquired components.

74 posted on 04/14/2012 8:16:19 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: central_va

how about a potato gun that can also accurately place a soda pop can on a target a few hundred meters? a soda pop can filled with .....


75 posted on 04/14/2012 8:19:29 PM PDT by RC one (all y'all had to do was vote for Newt but noooooo, he wasn't good enough.)
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To: benewton

The .50 BMG is more like the weapon you want when you need to reach out there for a mile. There are a lot of cheaper ways to say hello at a thousand yards.


76 posted on 04/14/2012 8:24:53 PM PDT by pallis
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To: driftdiver
I’m looking at a sig probably in 9mm. I have been carrying a little keltec .32 but want something with more stopping power.

I have a few Sigs.

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My favorite is a P226ST with over 20,000 rounds down the pipe (training mostly).

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Get a good holster, mag carriers, a sturdy belt and get some professional training.

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Don't forget to get a few mags for it. Eight is a good start... more is better.

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Don't forget ammo.


77 posted on 04/14/2012 8:29:07 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: bgill

Just went to one of the largest gun stores in the nation. They’ve been real busy lately and things keep on keeping busier. Supplies are once again getting reported in danger of becoming low due to demand. Manufacturers are making more and more but people are outpacing them with their buying.


78 posted on 04/14/2012 8:31:10 PM PDT by CodeToad (I'm so right-wing if I lifted my left leg I'd go into a spin.)
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To: TDA2
I am not so afraid that guns will be band as I am that ammunition will get so scarce and expensive that we will just have high priced rocks to defend ourselves.

Get it now before it gets scarce again I started buying it in large quantities when it was still cheap back in 2007.

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Then I began t roll my own.

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I can pump out about 400 rounds per hour.


79 posted on 04/14/2012 8:35:59 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: bgill

“Ruger Suspends New Orders”

The company’s retailer programs that were offered beginning the first of the year were so successful that through Feb. 29 the firm had received orders for more than a million firearms.
Ruger went right to work to increase production, but the pace of incoming orders exceeded their capacity to fill them. CEO Michael Fifer said the company expects to resume normal acceptance of orders by the end of May. In short, if there’s a Ruger you want and it’s on the shelf of your local gun store, you’d better go get it.


80 posted on 04/14/2012 8:36:46 PM PDT by moehoward
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To: matthew fuller

81 posted on 04/14/2012 8:38:19 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: benewton
There’s still the .50 BMG, but I’ve a hard time coming up with a reason for a thousand yard weapon when I live in the woods where sixty yards would be a long shot...

Well, you can always use it for indirect fire or AA purposes...

82 posted on 04/14/2012 9:00:48 PM PDT by no-s (when democracy is displaced by tyranny, the armed citizen still gets to vote)
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To: Cobra64

Thanks for helping me spit Taquitos all over the keyboard.

The .380 is for recent local water moccasin purposes. Not for going door-to-door!


83 posted on 04/14/2012 9:15:16 PM PDT by txhurl (Thank you, Andrew Breitbart. In your untimely passing, you have exposed these people one last time.)
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To: bgill

I bit the bullet and bought my first Glock last Friday. It’s a Model 17. It was a traumatic experience going to a plastic gun after having my 1911’s, Browning High Power and Sig P226 for so many years. I decided the high price hardware could stay locked up safe at home and I would carry the plastic as my CCW piece.


84 posted on 04/14/2012 9:52:03 PM PDT by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: gop4lyf
Check out Armslist.com

Thanks for the tip. Bookmarked.

85 posted on 04/14/2012 10:04:52 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: bgill
Saw this post and decided it was time for another gun! Got a Ruger 10/22RPBF on sale for $199.99 at Sportsman's Warehouse.
86 posted on 04/14/2012 11:18:33 PM PDT by AlaskaErik (I served and protected my country for 31 years. Progressives spent that time trying to destroy it.)
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To: Cobra64
Glad to see another tar heel heavy into reloading. I have a pair of Dillon 550B's (for handguns), one dedicated for small primers, the other for large and a RCBS Rock Chucker (for rifles) on my bench. Believe it or not the Rock Chucker is rugged enough to reload for my 50 cal rifle. I cast my own bullets and the tire shops around here in Southport love it when I remove all their used tire weights. The only bullets I DON'T cast for are my high CPU rounds,,, ie: my 44mag, 454 Casull and rifles. Stay well bro.
87 posted on 04/14/2012 11:20:05 PM PDT by progunner (no compromise)
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To: Durus

A disorganized mob cannot carry out a corrndated attack. That being said it is my understanding that it is the propose of the militia to defend their homes and not fight like regular professional solderer.

To instead rely heavily upon home field advantage and ambush. If you want to be of uses perhaps becoming better famalure with the natural military features of your area might be proodent and fun too if your into hiking.


88 posted on 04/14/2012 11:40:59 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: Drew68

I think its a mistake to think the gun banners are done. Its a religion for them and they won’t give up.


89 posted on 04/15/2012 4:37:34 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: RIghtwardHo

If you have guns, the most important next purchase is ammo. I am advised that there will be a very large tax increase on ammo and reloading components coming our way soon. Right now I only have about 2000 or so rounds loaded up in a variety of different calibers. Remember when primers were hard to come by not oo long ago? Could happen with other components as well.


90 posted on 04/15/2012 5:17:42 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: RIghtwardHo

If you have guns, the most important next purchase is ammo. I am advised that there will be a very large tax increase on ammo and reloading components coming our way soon. Right now I only have about 2000 or so rounds loaded up in a variety of different calibers. Remember when primers were hard to come by not oo long ago? Could happen with other components as well.


91 posted on 04/15/2012 5:18:37 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: txhurl

I like 380’s. Small enough pistol to easily conceal carry and with hollow points rounds packs quite a bit of stopping power.


92 posted on 04/15/2012 6:09:38 AM PDT by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: Arrowhead1952

My wife carrys the Smith & Wesson Bodyguard 380. Good concealed carry weapon but a little hard to find.


93 posted on 04/15/2012 6:12:35 AM PDT by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: RandallFlagg

>I hope you don’t shoot .45ACP. They’re going FAST!

I’m hoping to get a 20 gauge for my wife. I use 7.62, .38, and some others. I don’t like .45 because I have to use both hands and if TSHTF, my other hand will be carrying something.


94 posted on 04/15/2012 7:28:47 AM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: Progov

GOOD point.


95 posted on 04/15/2012 8:57:47 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: struggle

The benefit of the .45 is that you only need one hit. :)


96 posted on 04/15/2012 10:19:32 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: ops33; Arrowhead1952

I’ll have to go look that S&W .380 up. Thanks for the tip.


97 posted on 04/15/2012 4:44:04 PM PDT by txhurl (Thank you, Andrew Breitbart. In your untimely passing, you have exposed these people one last time.)
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To: txhurl
Footprint of S&W .380 compared to Taurus .380

Price: S&W Bodyguard: $425. Taurus: $199.

98 posted on 04/15/2012 4:54:23 PM PDT by txhurl (Thank you, Andrew Breitbart. In your untimely passing, you have exposed these people one last time.)
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To: txhurl

Missed a detail.

The TCP offers 6+1 shots of .380 ACP or **8+1 shots with an included extended magazine**, durable polymer frame and low-profile fixed sights.


99 posted on 04/15/2012 5:38:22 PM PDT by txhurl (Thank you, Andrew Breitbart. In your untimely passing, you have exposed these people one last time.)
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To: txhurl

Thanks for those pics. I think my BIL has the Taurus .380 that he carries in his back pocket or boot.


100 posted on 04/16/2012 5:39:51 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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