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Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by guitarguy, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. guitarguy

    guitarguy Longview, WA Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    FYI - Better plan ahead for your next retail gun purchase.
    I work at a local Pawnshop and it has been taking HOURS just to get in line to get through to FBI/NICS to do a background check. 15-20 minute wait time after you get through the "All Circuits are busy now".
    Worst I have ever seen. They are really swamped.
     
  2. osterr1999

    osterr1999 Silverton, OR Active Member

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    You just have to go at "off hours". If you go in the middle of the day during the week, you will be much better off.
     
  3. micdude

    micdude EDMONDS Member

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    Don't try to buy any high cap mags because everyone is either sold out or charging 30% markup. :huh:
     
  4. IheartGUNS

    IheartGUNS WaCo Well-Known Member

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    F2F fyi
     
  5. guitarguy

    guitarguy Longview, WA Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    It's much worse than "Black Friday". Lots of calls for AR-15's and carry guns. Nope, we don't have any.
    osterr1999 is right, the wait is a bit shorter at the end of the day but we close at 6:00.
     
  6. micdude

    micdude EDMONDS Member

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    This is a quote from Atlantic Firearms:

    "suspending sales until our shipping department can get caught up with current orders".

    And that is just one place :huh: they all seam to be like that, including some stoped selling firearms completly like Cheaper Than Dirt.
     
  7. Oizo

    Oizo Portland New Member

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    Even off hours are terrible. Doesn't matter even if you do actually get some help there aren't very many guns left.
     
  8. osterr1999

    osterr1999 Silverton, OR Active Member

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    Everyone is swamped. You can't find anything online either. I bought a couple of lowers online and by the next day. they were sold out. Same thing with mags. I bought a bunch last week and I thought I would get a few more. yeah right. No one has them.
     
  9. lamrith

    lamrith tacoma Active Member

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    Where did you find only 30% markup? Places that sold last week for $12.99 are $24.99 now..
     
  10. Slashhavoc

    Slashhavoc United States New Member

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    try hamlund tactical. Just picked up 40 c-products alum mags for 8.99 a piece w. free shipping...
     
  11. IheartGUNS

    IheartGUNS WaCo Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I placed an order at midway on mon.(12/17) and just got an email from them at 2am that it got shipped.
     
  12. theficklefinger

    theficklefinger Eugene New Member

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    That's because they want to take down serial numbers, give a cop a job to take the call...

    If the gun shop just logged in and putt the buyer's SSN into website, quick back ground check...30 seconds...yes or no.
     
  13. guitarguy

    guitarguy Longview, WA Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Oregon uses Oregon State Patrol. Washington uses NICS - FBI in West Virginia
     
  14. guitarguy

    guitarguy Longview, WA Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Finally got one through at 3:25pm
     
  15. Key-Hay

    Key-Hay North Carolina Active Member

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    Just stopped down at Discount Guns 185th and Baseline. They had Pmags for $18. Guess that's not too unreasonable lately.
     
  16. salmonriverjohn

    salmonriverjohn N.W Oregon coast, Gods country Well-Known Member

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    Ah the advantages of living in a small town, walked in and picked up a new Oracle and six p mags and was done with the paperwork, background check and out the door in less than 40 mins.
    As a side note, I was #246.215 to go through a back ground check in Oregon this year, damn that president is good for business.
     
  17. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    Midway was pretty quick for me today. Placed a order for two Mec Gar CZ 75 Hi Caps and I was notified almost immediately it was processed and shipped.
     
  18. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Tried to get the state background check today. After 3.5 hrs wait I was number 271 and they were on 79! It was just special!!!
     
  19. flybynyt

    flybynyt Battleground, WA Active Member

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    Got 5 P-mags on Gunbroker for $60.00 bucks. Not too bad I guess.....
     
  20. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Sure glad I did my panic buying last summer