Firearm prices, past vs present

Discussion in 'Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion' started by okdonk, Jun 15, 2012.

  1. okdonk

    okdonk New Member

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    We all know recently since past few months, prices on firearms and ammo had gone up rapidly. Some said due to the Obama election thingy, supply & demand or maybe something else.
    I bought my Daniel Defense V4 for about $1300+ from my LGS last november. I could get it for $100-300 cheaper but somehow the online retailer which i ordered from had none aka backorder. And now an average brand new DD V4 is about at least $1300-1400, if you are lucky enough to get it online. The MSRP shown at DD site is about $1679.
    Same thing with a Spike's enhanced lower which i got it on february, i noticed Spike's increased $25-50 for the same one.
    My question is, excuse me for being curious, how much and when were they (any kind of firearms, guns, rifles, class 3 & etc) when you bought yours 1, 2, 3, 5 or more years ago?
    We see threads everyday like building this and that, this vs that, so let's talk about past prices vs present prices. ;)
     
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  2. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    As I remember, prices really went up last election, Nov. 2008, and remained high most of 2009. Shelves were empty so people were buying no matter what the price. Then in 2010-11 demand and prices dropped but have crept up again this year. I expect this to continue up through this election then it's hard to predict beyond that.

    With the lousy economy there's a lot of used guns for sale at good prices. Bargains to be found but sad for those who must sell.
     

  3. bearrwe

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    When I went to gunsmithing school in 80 you could buy a new Essex Arms 1911 slide and frame for around a $100. You could get surplus internal parts a decent barrel, bushing and sights for around another $100. You could easily build a decent 1911 for under $250 tops. I didn't buy many new guns back then and usually looked for guns that needed a little work but you could easily walk into a gun show with $200 and come out with a decent gun or two.
     
  4. sparky17

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    I paid $480 for a Glock 19 for my wife in '92 or '93.
     
  5. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    And you still can get a new Gen 3 for about the same today. Less in fact, considering inflated dollars.
     
  6. okdonk

    okdonk New Member

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    Yes.. Glock prices been steady for the last 6months or more, IMO.
     
  7. bigrock44

    bigrock44 New Member

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    I noticed that around the last election time that prices on firearms and ammunition. I feel it will happen again this election agin. For the most part I will shop for better bargains on the firearms I want, even though it may be time consuming at times. It usually pays off in the prices I actually pay for the firearms. I am also not opposed to driving to get a good deal.
     
  8. clr8ter

    clr8ter New Member

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    Back in '96 or so, I bought a Ruger 77/22 All Weather, and had a scope mounted for $475. I think it goes for a fair amount more today.
     
  9. The_Kid

    The_Kid New Member

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    In 1983 my new Winchester 94 30-30 cost $150, they cost about $1100 now.

    Odd thing is, My S&W 649 9mm cost about $650 20 or so years ago. I traded it for a used 357 686, which cost $650. I just bought a new Remington 1911 for $650. $650 seems to be the price I will not go beyond.
     
  10. Gonzilla

    Gonzilla Active Member

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    I found the box my SW 686 came in recently. I bought it at Ft. Bliss's Rod & Gun club for $343. Same time, I bought a Colt Combat Elite for $600. This was 1988. In the late 90s, I bought a pair of minis for $400 each SS.

    Some of the higher prices could be old fashioned profiteering...

    It Happens...:D
     
  11. lilnoug

    lilnoug New Member

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    -okdonk, I just finally got my Daniel defense M4v1 for 1299. Price on their website is now $1799 vs a month ago it was $1599.
     
  12. okdonk

    okdonk New Member

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    U got urself a hell heck of a deal! Congrats! Where did u get it? Plus tax n shipping?
     
  13. silverado113

    silverado113 New Member

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    No kidding I can't buy them dealer direct that cheap!
     
  14. lilnoug

    lilnoug New Member

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    Impact guns. $35 shipped to Texas. No tax.
     
  15. okdonk

    okdonk New Member

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    Nice! Congrats and have fun!
     
  16. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

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    The firearm and ammo prices will go up, if we go into a buying frenzy like during the last presidential election. It is all about supply and demand. By the middle of 2009 a lot of the guns and ammo that were bought in the panic reappeared on the secondary market.

    I have one more gun to buy before the election, and am flush with the ammo I shoot so I intend to wait it out. When the buying slows the sellers will again be competing for customers. When the sellers are competing the prices drop. Supply and demand.

    The fear mongers keep saying that Obama, if reelected, will be personally coming for each and every one of our guns. If you remember 2008, that line will sound familiar. It didn't happen in 2009 and it won't happen in 2013, regardless of the election.
     
  17. jimjc

    jimjc New Member

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    NRA is responsible for the hysteria surrounding firearms their coffers are full of peoples donations and since creating hysteria gets them more money they are getting off the wall with their statements...Of coarse the gun dealers have jumped on the bandwagon also..It sells more guns and ammo a lot more cash in their pockets...The Manufactures are loving it because they can raise prices whenever they wish and they have and will keep doing it until this craziness's stops...Many gun here are paranoid and fall for anything...

    If Obama was going to do anything with guns it would have been done the first 2 years when the house and senate was democrat...It didn`t happen and it wont happen...

    Of coarse long term most all guns will disappear... save maybe the 22 and the shotgun and hunting will be outlawed...It will probably take another 25 years but the whole world will be disarmed and it won`t be just the Democrats doing it here either...you can bet on it..People that think the guns they now own will be grandfathered in and they will be able to keep them are deluding themselves....Almost everything will go..
     
  18. cjb762

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    The thought is that he will try to do things in his second term through executive orders and international treaties. He could try these things with no fear of hurting his reelection campaign. But you are right a lot if false hysteria not just on gun issues. I personally just buy when time is right for me financially or just to good to pass up.
     
  19. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    The pricing has gone up drastically since Dec 11 . I was buying 1000 rds of .223 steel for $199 to my door , Its now $230 from the same place . PSA's rifles jumped $30 in a month until they quit selling direct to the consumer and started working with dealer direct . Handguns here locally have jumped $15-$30 depending on the model . As we get closer to election time stuff is going to get thinner and higher in price . Im all done until election time is over in hopes of cheaper prices and people looking to unload some stuff around Christmas time . Well unless I find a nice cheap .50 beowolf upper or possibly a .50 BMG bolt action upper ;)
     
  20. okdonk

    okdonk New Member

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    Yes i hope these prices rises will be over after the election. At least cool down abit. ;(