AR-15 Sells for $2,300 & Ammo Sells for $700!!!

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by Blackbeard1718, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. Blackbeard1718

    Blackbeard1718 New Member

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    WOW! [​IMG] I just read that, at the Live Oak Gun Show (San Antonio area...) yesterday, the AR-15 was the most sought after Gun to purchase (Big Surprise!).

    The last one available For Sale, was Sold at 11:30 for $2,300. Not sure of the Brand or Model (Wasn't listed in the paper...), but the Buyer said that a month ago, he could have purchased it for $1,000. He didn"t hesitate to pay the additional $1,300 Asking Price.

    223 Ammo which normally sold for $300 a Box, was selling for $700, and folks were buying them by the Arm Loads, making several trips to their Cars & Trucks to buy more.

    CRAZY!!!

    Glad I bought my RRA LAR-15 TAC OP 2 last year!

    Cheers!

    BB
     
  2. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    The free market... it just makes me smile.
     

  3. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    If someone is dumb enough to pay those prices, I really can't criticise the sellers for gouging them.

    Maybe a few dumbasses will finally learn to plan ahead.
     
  4. Alpha1Victor

    Alpha1Victor New Member

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    Well lets pretend that the AWB does get passed. Would it be too crazy to assume people would sell these for upwards of $10k?
     
  5. powderkeg

    powderkeg New Member

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    If a ban does get passed could u sell ban items legaly
     
  6. bluez

    bluez Well-Known Member

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    I bought a Daniel Defense DDM4V5, 48 hours after the shooting for 1400 from a dealer who was honoring his pre shooting prices....
    shootersroost.com
     
  7. bluez

    bluez Well-Known Member

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    If a AWB gets passed and we have the "pre-ban" rifle silliness again , I can see premium type AR's NIB "pre-ban" serials approach that number.

    But it will be a rare event involving a well-off buyer who wants what he wants <now>.

    there are enough AR's out there, that even with a ban the normal transaction for a non premium, not NIB AR will not go much above 2k IMO.

    Simply too many people with AR's in this country who will have to sell for one reaoson or another at some point.
     
  8. John_Deer

    John_Deer New Member

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    I might consider selling my dust catchers. I dunno what a DPMS will bring but I might find out. What is funny is even if they pass an AWB chances are you will be able to buy the same guns with a 10 shot magazine and a sporterized stock.
     
  9. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    That is the name of the game now! All of those that procrastinated up until now are almost the same as out of luck.
    The prices of the ones available are from $1200 to around $1600+ at the present even for a standard model. One reason is there are few left out there for sale. And the main reason for the higher prices is that if the dealers order replacement rifles today it will be close to a year before they will receive them to replace their inventory. And that is if they ever can due to the chances of Obama and company going to screw the weapon system up again in the name of public safety! BS!
    Which anything they do will be as effective as 1194-2004 = ZERO! Only and infringement of our Constitutional Rights. But be prepared in the years to come if we do not stand up! Here is a hint of the future! And here is our answer!
     

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  10. huffmanite

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    As usual, I spent past Sunday morning at range shooting. One of our regulars there told me he'd received a phone call from a brother-in-law who'd attended a gun show outside of Houston on Saturday. He'd seen AR 15/16 30rd magazines being sold for over $200 each at the show. LOL, now that is just ridiculous.
     
  11. pagj17

    pagj17 New Member

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    And I thought 30rd pmags for 50 was outrageous
     
  12. Blackbeard1718

    Blackbeard1718 New Member

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    I bought a buncha the PMAG 20-Rounders when I bought my LAR-15, and paid around $10 each for them. My Rifle came with 2 30-Round Mags, but I Bench Shoot, and the Longer 30-Round Mags, didn't work well with my Bipod.

    Cheers!

    BB
     
  13. donthav1

    donthav1 Active Member

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    i saw a guy on gunbroker selling a bushmaster AR for $2500 NIB. didn't look like anything fancy or unusual about it. maybe he's just hopin for a sucker.

    none of the stores around here raised their prices one penny. christmas eve i was in our local Runnings farm & fleet lookin around & they had 6 or 7 AR's left. while lookin at other guns one of the clerks took a phone call & told the caller "yeah we have a couple DPMS, Colt, & Bushmaster." after he hung up he said the caller said "i'm on my way, i don't care what they cost." every other gun store in town is sold out of AR's & some sold out of most of their handguns. one store was limiting .223 ammo to 2 boxes per customer & all they had left was some expensive 68 grain hornady costing $1.05 per round. i went over to their reloading section & bought the same bullets, some powder, & primers & it will cost me about $0.30 a round to make the same bullet. sounds like i'm officially starting to reload.
     
  14. Nathantc

    Nathantc New Member

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    i hope many buyers of the 3000 ar's get a good kick in the teeth and the ban never happens,, to me that would be poetic for them letting people price gauge

    i hate sheeple
     
  15. DrumJunkie

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    That's how it is...
    ..I'm just glad I had stocked up before the madness and that it lasts till it calms down a little before too long.:)