Originally Posted by notdku
$179! Really? Drums are that expensive now?
Still cheaper than the chinese 75 and 100 round drums that are now banned from importation. They sell for $200 to $300 at gun shows now.
And the question of "why" you can't find chinese stuff, well, people claim it's because of sanctions against a communist country, but I doubt it.
I think there was heavy lobbying from someone in washington that didn't care for the flood of cheap firearms coming into the USA. Maybe it was an anti-gun nut or maybe it was the US gun companies worried about losing market share? Who knows.
We know there are crazy anti-gun groups that have some powerful lobbyists in DC. We also know that US companies have lobbied to hamper foreign competition in the past, like the auto industry for example.
Just speculation and guessing, so don't make the above fact. really, it doesn't matter WHY chinese drums can't be imported anymore. At least we have someone making wind-up drums again...