Skip to comments.Black Gun Buying Frenzy [Vanity]
Posted on 12/18/2012 7:56:40 PM PST by AdamBomb
I went to a gun shop this evening in the "South". This is a well-known gun shop but it's in the middle of freakin nowhere. Drove an hour to get there.
I went there tonight because, yesterday morning, I bought a "piece" over the phone so they had it locked up in the back for me. So I had to pick it up tonight.
But the real story was I couldn't believe how many people were in there. There were at least 150 people in there. All the parking spaces in the lot were full. Black guns were flying off of the shelves. Background checks were taking up to two hours because the system was slow. I've never seen anything like it in my life. They locked up the store an hour early so they could ensure they got all of the customers inside taken care of with sales and background checks.
In a related story, this guy that I know just went out a bought 7 AR15's.
Has it really come to this? I think the answer is yes.
Somebody could slip on that and have a nasty fall.
Stopped by a couple of my regular gun stores the day after the shootings. Both were busier than I have ever seen them and preban AR mags have tripled in price.
Several online sites are price gouging. Cheaper than dirt just lost my ammo business. They are tacking 200 dollars on ARs and selling mags for 60 bucks all of a sudden, when they were 1/3rd of that before.
Looks like I am going to buy a lower and build one. Lower is the only serial part so rest will be easier to get.
Was able to find 30 round Magpuls online tonight for about $12 each. Ordered 4...
I saw some 1947 Turkish 8mm ammo going for $50 for a 70 round bandolier today
That stuff was $2 a bandolier last time I saw any.
I checked several on-line suppliers. Most of their high capacity magazines are out of stock.
Yeeeee Haawwwww! ... it's hunting season.
BUMP for good freeping.
Thanks for the first-hand account.
Next payday I’ll be looking for a Remington 700 and another revolver. And ammo, naturally.
If it comes down to it, get a rack grade M1A - all the upgrades for the “super match” variant can be done to a rack grade rifle. The sights are easy. You’d have to bed the action (or your gunsmith goes that) and your gunsmith puts on a Krieger match barrel.
I am female, I want to buy gun for safety, easy to handle. Please suggest me.
A Glock 23 would be my suggestion. Thats the .40S&W cartridge.
Even a compact .380 will do the job and they make lots of noise, but for put down power I suggest a .45 and Glock makes them in several sizes, the 1911 style frames are the best in most peoples hands, the right angle and such, oddly enough I found my S&W Sigma a natural fit though its a 9mm, my best handgun, most accurate is the Sig Sauer P220, that is when I’m serious, though the Glock 21 also in .45 is right alongside it. The Sig is wonderful. My hands are big so I can handle double stacked frames.
May have to see my local gunguy to see if he still has GP11 at a reasonable price.
Thanks, I will check this weekend. In California, how long it will take to get gun.
Revolvers are unlikely to be an early target of gun control. The semi-auto pistols with removable mags are likely going to get hit. No brass chasing with a revolver. It goes bang every time. No jams with a "limp wrist".
For your house, a 20 gauge pump shotgun.
Sorry I have no idea, I left Ca over 20 years ago, living in Alaska where I can answer an Alaskalist ad and buy a gun in an hour or two privately. Private sales in Alaska are very popular.
Hey, thanks for letting me try that.
Same thing at my local store. One interesting scene was a woman coming out with an AR15 clone in the box, and put it in the trunk of her car with the Obama sticker on it.
She's probably back on Facebook now, condemning all those male cowards who think they have a right to buy an AR15. Fortunately for me, I wasn't looking for a Black Rifle right now (beat the panic buying), but was looking for interesting trade-ins or non-AR15 items. Couldn't get near the black rifle counter, anyway. Scored two items I didn't think I'd want until I saw them.
Cheaper than dirt is a rip off...