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Opinions please? Are handgun sales slowing down?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Gunner3456, May 21, 2009.

  1. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    Just my totally unscientific observation, but am I seeing more "in stock" handguns and/or AR-15's in the popular models recently? Are the sales slowing some, in your opinion?
     
  2. SheepDog223

    SheepDog223 Salem Well-Known Member

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    I've seen the same thing with handguns, ammo, ammo makings, and tactical rifles. It seems that the manufacturers have caught up, and or us buyers have run out of money, or a combination of the two. A co-worker of mine has had two calls for different items from the bi mart backorder waiting list this week which is unheard of. I think the scare is over for now but expect us to start scrambling again at the slightest sound of any new BAD news. This came to my awareness a few days ago.
     
  3. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    Well, I know that I bought like crazy, but I have all I need right now, pretty much. I might add a Taurus Millennium Pro 140 to the stable if I see one for msrp where I don't have to drive 300 miles one-way to get it, or pay shipping and FFL transfer fees. 2 months ago I would have paid over msrp and driven almost anywhere to get what I wanted.

    $.02
     
  4. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I can't tell the difference except yours is more expensive. :) Must be something special about it...
     
  5. Abe Froman

    Abe Froman West of Salem Active Member

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    I think even the profiteers are starting to be forced to lower their prices.
     
  6. ZeroRing

    ZeroRing 26th District, WA Active Member

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    Gee, that's too bad... :D :thumbup:
     
  7. Abe Froman

    Abe Froman West of Salem Active Member

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    My only hope is that they are stuck with too much inventory that they bought for just a bit too much and are forced to sell it loss. $75-$100 for 1k of primers, please....
     
  8. Silver Fox

    Silver Fox Puyallup, WA Well-Known Member

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    +1 and Amen Brother!

    Surplus Ammo and Arms in Lakewood dropped $30.00 on a case of reload 5.56 and Semi auto's all together have slowed down up here in Pierce County. GLOCKS are staying on the shelves. I don't think it is over yet but when I see primers for $25.00 per K then I will breath a sigh of relief.

    SF-
     
  9. lwnemesis

    lwnemesis Seattle Member

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    I drop by gun stores regularly on the weekends and everyone has had a slow down in gun sales. Its all ammo now. Hopefully those will start slowing down too.
     
  10. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    I couldn't tell you - I've stopped looking. I have everything I need right now (except ammo).
     
  11. oldkim

    oldkim Kent, WA New Member

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    As with stocks... things go up and they go down. Has it leveled off? I think the doom and gloom outlook has subsided for a bit.

    I'm with Sun... I have everything except enough ammo.

    By the way get some more ammo soon. I'm having another shoot in Mid June. Going to expand to get new shooters too!

    Young
     
  12. tionico

    tionico Thurston County Well-Known Member

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    I've noticed a definite drop in asking prices at the gunshows I frequent...... and lots of full tables, too. Ammunition prices hadn't dropped significantly last show, but that was a bit over a month ago (I've spent all I can for a while, and so haven't been going since then.....). But even then, a few vendors had reasonable ammo prices, and were clearing off their tables. The ones with higher prices were, well, not as busy..... they'll soon figure it out, though. I've seen several "deals" on long guns in the past few shows I've been to, and wished I'd had maybe a few hun in my pocket...... one I REALLY wanted, though, hasn't sold in two shows..... and the price is very reasonable. Maybe its mine and just hasn't figured that out yet.....
     
  13. HappyRoman

    HappyRoman Sherwood Forest Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    must be, I have had to buy any this week,yet.
     
  14. MarkSBG

    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I went to a small dealer on the west side and he had no Glocks and no idea when any maight be coming in. I drove over to Keiths and he must have had 20new and 10 used on display and who knows how many in stock. It looks like the big dealers have thier pick of stuff.

    Keiths was very low on expensive ammo. $20 for 50 ammerican eagle FMJ. Seems pretty steep to me...