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Old 03-05-2013, 09:38 PM   #21
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I was surprised, I walked in a gun store and they still had a bunch of stuff. The only thing including ammo, guns, and accessories they were out of stock were AR-15 lowers and .22 LR ammo.

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Things are settling down.
Brownells is not shipping out some lowers that have been on order. 5.56 ammo is getting more available (but still costly).

Is there a possibility that the fed government has figured out who the majority are yet?

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I have been to my 2 LGS in the last 3 days. One actually had about 8 AR's, and will sell you 100 rounds for $60 w/AR (only) purchase. AR prices were completely reasonable. Other LGS has one consignment AR for $2300, hasn't moved, and a little 223 ammo. $18/19 a box! He offered me 1000 rounds bulk today for $700.

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It seems to be easing a bit... but once everybody is stocked up, the shelves will suddenly be full and sales will be full on

Either that, or we have to turn it over to the feds.

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It seems to be easing a bit... but once everybody is stocked up, the shelves will suddenly be full and sales will be full on

Either that, or we have to turn it over to the feds.
And many will be breaking their own legs kicking their own ass for paying todays prices
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My theory on this subject is somewhat rhetorical. But if everyone would calm the **** down for a few months, the overpricing of ammo and guns would seize to exist.

Example: Gun store gets multiple orders of guns and ammo into the store and marks all of it up 50%. Over the next month, he only sells 10% of his stock. He now doesn't project having enough money to make another order, pay rent or make payroll. He lowers the price back to pre-Sandy Hook prices and sells 75% of existing stock in less than a week. He now has money to make payroll, rent and another order.

I know it sounds crazy, but WE are ALL RESPONSIBLE for the current prices in today's firearms and ammo market. People don't realize that money talks. If the gun stores aren't getting your money, they will have to lower prices to stay afloat.

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My theory on this subject is somewhat rhetorical. But if everyone would calm the **** down for a few months, the overpricing of ammo and guns would seize to exist.

Example: Gun store gets multiple orders of guns and ammo into the store and marks all of it up 50%. Over the next month, he only sells 10% of his stock. He now doesn't project having enough money to make another order, pay rent or make payroll. He lowers the price back to pre-Sandy Hook prices and sells 75% of existing stock in less than a week. He now has money to make payroll, rent and another order.

I know it sounds crazy, but WE are ALL RESPONSIBLE for the current prices in today's firearms and ammo market. People don't realize that money talks. If the gun stores aren't getting your money, they will have to lower prices to stay afloat.
We've hashed all that-
There will always be those who think that their one little action will have no effect on the big picture
Course they never think to multiply that by a couple million---
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We've hashed all that-
There will always be those who think that their one little action will have no effect on the big picture
Course they never think to multiply that by a couple million---
My point exactly if everyone stood up to distributors and suppliers the way we stand up for our 2A rights, we wouldn't be in this situation.
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Another take on the issue...

Ammo mfg says oh goody, this will be sustainable volume, profits are coming in by the truckload, I'm going to invest in expanding my factory. Suddenly thier production volume doubles, and for awhile their profits are in the stratoshpere. Mfg next state over does the same thing, etc, etc, etc. Suddenly two things happen, the market happens to get satisfied, and production volume is suddenly way up.

Simple supply and demand math.

the wild card, govt regulations.

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