Skip to comments.Weaponized America: Sturm, Ruger Backlog Doubles; Gun Production, Shipments Surge
Posted on 04/30/2013 7:22:17 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER
Whether it is due to the recent governmental attempt to enforce assorted gun controlling measures in the aftermath of the Newtown, CT shooting, or, merely driven by the same catalyst that saw a surge in gun sales four years ago, namely the presidential election, one thing is certain: America is weaponizing itself at an unheard of pace, with both Sturm, Ruger shipments and units produced surpassing 500,000 each in one quarter for the first time in history.
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Just bought a brand new Ruger Mark III and got a brick of 500 bullets.
I love it. Also joined the NRA and am going to get my CCW as soon as possible. (shhhhh . . . don’t tell anybody, ok?)
Now if we could only persuade them to move all operations out of ct. that would be even better.
500 bullets, eh?
nah, ain’t gonna go there.
But, I will ask how much you paid and marvel that you were able to obtain .22 lr at all.
Lots of squirrels in the pot!
B. Hussein Obama - the greatest firearm and ammo salesman in US history.
The home of every freedom loving American should have one of those rifles in it somewhere. It’s a close to a perfect gun as one will ever find.
Great for target shooting. My son bought the gun at a gun shop and since I bought it new, they gave him access to a brick of 500 22cal bullets. Not sure what he paid. It's the larger caliber bullets that they can't get due to our government stockpiling.
.22 LR in both nearby Walmarts....not much else...but .22 lr
Now I have to stick around and watch...I gotta see where this is going.
where the hell did you get a brick of 22’s! Those things are is hard to find as hen’s teeth.
you bought ammo, rounds, cartridges....
bullets are just the projectile.
just like the thing that holds the rounds is a magazine and not a clip.
Clips are real, but they either load magazines(removable or internal magazines) or hold rounds en bloc for specific firearms like the M1 Garand.
btw I have the MK II which is basically the MK III but without the lawyer generated ‘inprovements’...
I am not a hunter or a gun owner and had zero interest in owning a gun until recently, even for safety. Live in a safe area.
But, that is changing after I shot my brother’s AR-15 last year in the country over Thanksgiving. That was a heck of a lot of fun, and I even enjoyed the handgun I shot the same day.
It’s really enjoyable, and heaven knows I need some more hobbies that aren’t nerdy.
If even people like me are seriously wanting guns, Obama has a problem.
He has turned people onto guns that otherwise would have had no interest.
check walmart....there was lots of .22 ammo in 2 walmarts I went to...not much else..unless you use 28 gauge ammo, and a few other odd size ammo.
The squirrels feed on Cypress cones, some of those trees are huge, but you can see a squirrel a long way off.
Huh? Larger caliber bullets won't work in your Mark III. They are either .22 cal or not.
Not around here, went to Gander last week and the guy laughed at me like I’d lost my mind.
Read more carefully before questioning a Freeper. ... And try to think beofre you post, too.
No such thing as a “safe area” unless you can make it safe.
WalMart here has 243, 270, 30-06, 7mm
Not much else. hee hee hee
Great to see Americans arming themselves but we all need access to affordable AMMO so we can go to the range and familiarize ourselves with the safe use of our weapons. In my case it would be to re-familiarize myself and aim in weapons I have not fired in a few years. I just want to make sure every round I send down range is going to count when it comes time that they count!
Liberal: 500 bullets = ARSENAL!
Conservative: 500 bullets = New gun almost broken in.
What the hell did the dumbasses in this looney tune government think was going to happen? They are flying down the yellow brick road at 100 mph towards whack left socialism when damn near half the country wants nothing to do with them? Give me a break! stock piling guns is our only recourse!...Come and get me you MoFo’s!!!
Well, I bought 500 of those things that go boooom! Reminds me of when I was in the army:
This is my rifle
This is my gun
This is for shooting
This is for fun
I checked the local Walmart; no .22 cal at all, no handgun ammunition at all, almost no long gun ammo. A couple of boxes of .410, and somewhat suprisingly, several boxes of 30-06, but almost nothing else.
Toomey remarked last week that he was amazed by the uprising against the gun legislation. His head must of been so far up his butt he was starving for air!
Yeah, I know. My son has the larger caliber weapons. Mine's just a lowly 22cal. He's the one who can't get those things that go booom!
Could a woman use that kind of gun? Is it easy to use, clean, take care of??
I haven’t seen 22lr in a Wisconsin WM in months, except for birdshot.
except for rim fire, I reload.
Not going to say how many primers, how much powder and bullets I have stored(not to mention buckets of lead alloy wheel weights....)...but enough for a while.
enough brass too....for like forever. the other stuff could eventually run out.
Obama has been stopping or delaying the importation of ammo for months. It is here, one the docks, in containers. They won't let it in.
A couple of weeks ago I actually saw some 22LR for sale at Large Monthly Flea Market. Remington regular 22LR was going for 20 Bucks for a box of 50 rounds. Hollow Points were going for 50 Bucks for a box of 100 Rounds.
The guy had a brick of each and he was sold out in 20 minutes.
"A friend" has some of those Remington Bucket-O-Bullets (1400 Rounds of Hollow Points) and is considering taking them to next Month's Flea Market. At those prices he would make over a 1000% profit by charging half the going rate.
Just got a Ruger LC9 myself. Have fun!
Most of us old sexists blame this on one Phoebe Ann Moses.
it all started when she out shot Frank Butler in a shooting contest in Cincinnati back around 1875. It’s been downhill for us since.
***WalMart here has 243, 270, 30-06, 7mm***
Well, at least my Garand has lots of fuel still on the shelves! ;-D
In 1968 no one worried about the government taking guns. It was a non-issue. Then Bobby Kennedy was killed and the world went mad!
Gun owners were blindsided then. Now, after 45 years, we know what the anti-gunners are up to and are now prepared for it.
The commies have been working on the large urban areas for 100 years.
Sure, very easy gun to use. It’s not the easiest gun to dissassemble for complete cleaning.
Annie Oakley is one of my daughter’s heroines- mine, too, for that matter! The kid has done research on her life, and is seriously thinking of dressing up as her for Halloween this year. Oh, and she’s shooting pretty well, too (she’s twelve).
Look into the Ruger SR22 if you want somehting reliable, easy to disassemble, clean, and reassemble, which will eat any .22lr ammo you feed it, will take a suppressor (with threaded barrel version) and has virtually no recoil and can be easily carried in a purse. The magazines can be outfitted to hold 13 rounds, and the action is single or double, so you can carry it with a round in the chamber, safely. HAving shot lots of .22lr pistols, I consider the SR22 to be the absolute, bar none, best of the lot.
Hehehe! I just commented on what was written. "Larger bullets".
My college target riflery instuctor told us that the women in the class were likely to have superior fine motor skills compared to the men, and that the only disadvantage they MIGHT have would be in supporting the relatively heavy rifle in some shooting positions. Then he added that women paid attention to instructions better and almost always had fewer bad shooting habits to "unlearn."
Sure enough, by the end of the term a very petite, soft-spoken girl was outshooting the lot of us.
I made the exact same observation on both my HS rifle team in which I was a "player/coach" and in the military. A lot of young bucks come with the idea that they just know what they're doing and can't be told otherwise (and a small percentage of them actually do know what they're doing). A lot of time and effort is invested in breaking bad habits. Most female enlistees have never handled a firearm, are mildy apprehensive about shooting, and pay scrupulous attention to their NCOs and trainers and do exactly as they're told.
I'm speaking in broad generalities with a few exceptions in either direction, but as a general rule, you can hang your hat on it.
I went to the gun show a few times and my mind went blank when it came to choosing a gun. What kind of put me off was that some of the guns had a plastic feel to them. I haven’t seen a hand gun in about thirty years so I was expecting them to be all metal. When I picked up some of the guns, they felt so light that I put them down again thinking this doesn’t feel right.
Thanks : )
I was able to get 550 rounds of Federal .22 LR at my local gun store for $29.99.
I was standing in the aisle when they brought out two cases, 1 box per customer. People were grabbing 3-5 boxes and getting on their cell phones to call friends to come and make the purchase.
The cases were gone in a span of minutes.
Yes a woman can use that kind of gun easily. Disassembly is a little daunting. Reassembly . . . well mine is on the table now . . all put together except for the mainspring housing latch. The last part. It’s like a Rubiks cube. But I’ll get it.