Will uppers still be available

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by EagleDreamer, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. EagleDreamer

    EagleDreamer New Member

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    My next gun purchase was going to be an AR-15. Actually my first build. I currently don't have enough money for one. I could most likely scrounge enough money together for a lower before a ban if one takes place. I was not a gun owner during the 94-04 ban, which brings me to my question.
    During the last "assault ban" could you still get uppers or was that banned as well. I'd hate to spend money on a lower and not be able to get the parts I need for the rest of the build.
     
  2. Squawk

    Squawk New Member

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    Actually wondering the same thing. I have two lowers. One almost complete.
     

  3. hoovco

    hoovco New Member

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    I don't see why not. Uppers aren't a serialized or registered part.
     
  4. willfully armed

    willfully armed New Member

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    Try to find parts right now, then repost that statement.

    They are gone.


    On a different tone, I scored a new DPMS m4 upper for cheaper than retail this evening.
     
  5. Squawk

    Squawk New Member

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    You are not answering the question. Parts are gone because of the pandemonium caused by the tragic events in CT, the fact it is the holidays, and the fact that most major manufacturers of AR15 parts are closed for holiday break.
     
  6. hoovco

    hoovco New Member

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    I think the OP was asking if upper receivers would be banned, not if they would be plentiful.
     
  7. willfully armed

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    Ho-lee-cow Nancy, let me apologize.

    OP.

    the parts will be backordered for quite some time. A ban will not be enacted before those backlogs are filled.

    Purely speculation though.
     
  8. sputnik1988

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    It amazes me how little is remembered of the last ban, I was 6 when it took effect.:confused: The only things that were banned were:
    Collapsible/folding stocks
    Magazines manufactured after the ban of over 10 rounds.
    Bayonet lugs
    flash hiders and other muzzle devices.

    You can buy a truckload of ARs AKs and whatever else you want.

    All these items were grandfathered in.
    They still sold these rifles with 'pre-ban' mags every day.
    Nothing was flat out banned.
     
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  9. willfully armed

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    That was then. They're pushing for BANNING platforms erroneously dubbed assault rifles. Not just a few parts.
     
  10. NitroxAZ

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    IMHO, if the national attention isn't on to who Snookies new baby daddy is before legislation is enacted and an actual ban is passed. It will most likely only apply to lowers, high capacity magazines, folding stocks and similar "scary" things like the previous ban. There are a ton of mom & pop shops and major suppliers that manufacture the parts and pieces, so they should be plentiful. It may take awhile for certain things to be available again because of the backlog, like BCG's (Bolt Carrier Groups).

    This is just one man's opinion.
     
  11. texaswoodworker

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    Question about the last ban. If you had a AR with a collapsible stock, bayonet lug, and a flash hider when the ban came into place, did you have to have all that removed?
     
  12. Quentin

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    As far as the former federal AWB, they were grandfathered in. There's no way today to be sure what a new law will permit. Or if there will be a new law next year.
     
  13. clr8ter

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    The 1994 ban only prevented you from buying certain new parts, like hi-cap mags, bayonet lugs, flash hiders. If you already had that stuff, you could keep it. You could also buy the same guns with out that stuff, or stuff that was manufactured before the cutoff date.

    What I don't get is all these posts asking what a future ban will ban. Who the hell knows? It hasn't happened yet. Nothing says it has to be like the last one. I would be tempted to say it might be more severe in nature.

    As to the worry about buying AR lowers and not being able to find uppers: buy the lower, it will be worth more next week, & next year, most likely. So you can't find an upper.....sell the lower for a profit. Last week I bought 6 P Mags. I have no AR. Now, 5 days later, they're likely worth more. No one has them on the shelves. I'm not worried.
     
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  14. blucoondawg

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    I thought I read Feinstein was gonna introduce an actual total ban, bring em all in and watch em get melted down type ban, that aint gonna happen around these parts.
     
  15. Overkill0084

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    Should it come to that, I predict an uptick in tragic boating accidents involving firearms in deep water. ;)
     
  16. nitestalker

    nitestalker New Member

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    Please read Sputnic1988s post have a tall drink relax and then go shooting. This Gun Shop Gossip is getting insane.
     
  17. ZeusEcho

    ZeusEcho Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Sorry, but if you are buying PMAGS and don't even own an AR, then YOU are part of the problem.
     
  18. Squawk

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    That pisses me off. I have 2 AR's and can't find PMAGs because of *******s like him. I hope the market gets flooded with Mags so all these ****tards buying them up get screwed.
     
  19. clr8ter

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    Did I maybe forget to mention that I'm looking to acquire parts slowly to build one? Been thinking about it for a while. Thought I'd start with the potentially hardest to get/going to be scarce parts 1st. Lower is next. After that a lower parts kit. Am I an a$$hole until I have the whole thing completed?

    Maybe if you own an AR already, you should have bought some mags to go with it, huh? If I made that mistake, I'd be pissed, too. As far as I know, it's a free market, and I can buy whatever I want, for any reason. I probably wouldn't even sell them, unless it becomes impossible to complete the gun. :rolleyes:
     
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  20. okdonk

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    No offense. Don't blame him.. this is free market. You should blame yourself for not moving fast! Not to mention supply vs demand in control right now.