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Old 06-27-2012, 09:57 PM   #21
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Some of the higher prices could be old fashioned profiteering...
Oh, don't get me started. It is called Capitalism. People who don't understand supply and demand are easily tricked into Obama's populist pablum. Read a little more about economics.

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At least ammo is on the shelves again. 2008/2009 was a whole lotta empty shelves! What bugs me is that so many firearms are just plain old unavailable anywhere. There isn't a single firearm (pistol, revolver, rifle, or shotgun) on my want list that doesn't seem to be "Out of Stock."
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Oh, don't get me started. It is called Capitalism. People who don't understand supply and demand are easily tricked into Obama's populist pablum. Read a little more about economics.

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At least ammo is on the shelves again. 2008/2009 was a whole lotta empty shelves! What bugs me is that so many firearms are just plain old unavailable anywhere. There isn't a single firearm (pistol, revolver, rifle, or shotgun) on my want list that doesn't seem to be "Out of Stock."
I was looking at a arsenal ak 6 mon ago at $850. The same one today at lgs $1200.00. That's plain ridiculous. I know the owners and it isn't them getting rich.
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Which arsenal ak? The sgl21 7.62x39?

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Which arsenal ak? The sgl21 7.62x39?
I believe it was but not sure it's been a couple of weeks now.
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Hmm weird. My LGS has them for around $800 price range though.

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At least ammo is on the shelves again. 2008/2009 was a whole lotta empty shelves!
The first election cycle, ammo and primers were hard for me to get. I also wanted a Weatherby Vanguard but found the Howa bolt action 30-06 was $150 bucks cheaper and available.

But this election cycle, (in 2 different gun shops,) there were piles of inexpensive ammo. Every gun store was well stocked with reasonably priced reloading components.


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What bugs me is that so many firearms are just plain old unavailable anywhere. There isn't a single firearm (pistol, revolver, rifle, or shotgun) on my want list that doesn't seem to be "Out of Stock."
I had that same problem this election cycle, I wanted a Ruger 1911, I couldn't get it. I ended-up buying the 4th 1911 on my list, a beautiful Remington for $650.

I think maybe Ruger and some others didn't have , (enough,) foresight.
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I just think every firearm maker is maxing output and it just isn't meeting the huge demand. Increasingly, people are feeling a sense of impending doom that is causing people to buy firearms. Much like a fever that can only be cured with more COWBELL!!

But in this case it is more COLTSPRINGFIELDGLOCKSMITHWESSONRUGERBERETTAKIMBER

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In 1890 you could buy a single action army for a $20 gold coin. Today, you still can!

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In 1890 you could buy a single action army for a $20 gold coin. Today, you still can!
Good point! And nice to see you here Rusty!
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