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"The right to buy weapons is the right to be free." -A.E. van Vogt
RX: "'Twas the weekend before Christmas and all through the 'net
Not an AR could be found, not on a bet..."
If I'd been smart, I'd have gone to work at a gun shop last year...
Huh. At least I won't be able to afford to get one until at least February.
Heh, Buds has an auction for a Bushhamster A1 14.5" at $1375 right now. I recall those sitting for $690-725 all summer.
When Pmags start selling at 60 bucks each, I'm cashing in.
I am sorely tempted to sell of my AR/AK and all their mags given the prices I am seeing right now I should be able to at least twice what I paid new for them.
Sorry, but "poetasting" makes me think that someone ground up Edgar Allen's corpse for artisanal necro-coffee freaks.SklutchYes, this is how my mind works and, no, I don't need *another* therapist, thanks.
I picked a heck of a time to decide to build an AR. But then, I've always been the kind of guy, who, when somebody takes a punch at him, he leans into it.jf
Clean Houses at the The Shops and Big Boxes; local FFL'ly guy is swamped with orders -- seems the buying is high gear now. Voting with one's wallet, or ALL POWAH TA DA PEEPLES.
Son in law picked up a Sig M400 yesterday for $995. Last one in the store.Went to a gun show this morning, 1,000 people in line when the doors opened. PMags were as high as $70-75.No name AR's at $1995. Stripped lowers at $500-600.Daniel Defense and LMT's were closer to normal (for them).Better news was ammo was higher but still available. Tacticool shotties were same as two weeks ago and plastic pistols also seemed unchanged.davek
Just got to the gun shop (pawn shop too) to pull out some stuff I had in on loan.NICS verification was running 45-60 minutes.There *were* semiautomatic rifles still on the racks! Several 10/22s, and one each: M1A, SKS, Paratus-16, and ATI AK-22 and GSG-5. They still had hi-cap AR mags - steel 30-rounders only.I finally got my stuff and left, about 15 minutes are the actual posted closing time, and there were still 10 or so folks awaiting verification. Owner was saying Black Friday was *nothing* in comparison, and there shelves had never been this bare before.
Meanwhile, the MSM shows no bias whatsoever. A CBS item today included the information "Adam Lanza shot and killed 20 children and six adults with a Bushmaster .223-caliber rifle in Newtown last Friday," which as verification pointed to another CBS item which stated "Authorities found at least three guns at the scene, including a Glock 9mm and a Sig Sauer 9mm — both pistols. Also found was a Bushmaster .223 assault rifle, which was discovered in a nearby car." [emphasis added] Yep - ban long guns. http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2012/12/20/connecticut-shop-where-nancy-lanza-bought-1-of-her-guns-raided-by-feds/
Went to two stores today, one had two ARs on the wall, ~$4k and ~$6k, to be somewhat fair they were pretty tricked out with acogs and whatnot but still.At another better store (New Frontier Armory) they were all sold out of ARs and Mags, As well as uppers and lowers. They didn't seem to have anything marked up and They actually had a single case of XM193 left. It took about 15-20 minutes to talk to anyone at the counter.NV's NICs check was running about 1.5 hours.
Every cop or buddy of a cop I know has been after me to get a stripped lower. It started off as requests for 3G's or standard "rack grade" AR's. When I laughed so hard I almost choked (our Stag Arms division is working 12 hour days Saturday and Sunday and they're still thousands of orders behind), the requests changed to stripped lowers, a dozen of which I'm doing for the boys Thursday. Sorry crew, 12 is all I can do. 13 a year makes me a dealer, and I don't want the FFL grief.
The Sig M400 I got on Black Friday for $867 is going for around two grand on GunBroker. If I was smart, I'd sell it, but then I wouldn't have one for each hand.
John A,The initial CBS report was wrong. They conflated reports of an "assault weapon" being found in the trunk with reports of a "Bushmaster" being found at the scene.The weapon removed from the trunk was a shotgun. You can see this on video. The Bushhamster was found inside.I'm going to repeat this 'til I'm blue in the face: Mute your television for the first forty-eight hours after one of these incidents, because practically everything heard in that time period is hearsay, innuendo, rumor, or just flat wrong as media outlets scramble for The Big Scoop.
The store owner was on hold so long on his landline that he had to transition to his secondary (cell) to make another call.(Knew I forgot to add something.)
RX: "'Twas the weekend before Christmas and all through the 'netNot an AR could be found, not on a bet..." "... mag pouches were hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that post-Christmas, PMags'd appear there." "Though S.O. had her Streamlight and I wore my vest, we were quite looking forward to some after-patrol rest."
I saw a couple---two locally built ARs for $2500 each. Not a single recognizable brand label between the two of them.
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