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Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Just Jim, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    Yep, I am an old fart that has been into guns since I was 7 years old. I have seen many changes and watched as people and markets move in both directions. The AR deal really gets me.

    First came the AWB and it drove the price of black guns up double what they were. Magazines went high and basicly the sellers made lots of money. Funny how it all went away after ten years then the price of guns and mags went back to reasonable.

    Now we have an election and the prices double again. Fear has a way of moving prices. Yet now that the market is flooded with ARs you see people selling them for $599

    "$599"


    http://cmmginc.secure-mall.com/shop/?shop=1&cat=161&

    What do you guys think about this??

    jj
     
  2. HappyRoman

    HappyRoman Sherwood Forest Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    wowzer, and tyvm for the link..
     
  3. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    I talked to a guy from Redmond Or who says he is a manufacturer of parts for ARs at the Portland show. It seems to me they are now dumping for low prices because they can see there is a flood of guns and parts headed our way. Times may get good here and you should take advantage as the prices drop like a rock.

    However you guys that bought high, well you might have to wait for the next big scare to get your money back. LOL

    jj
     
  4. Doubletap

    Doubletap Newberg Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like we have a lot in common..Jim.. I started shooting in 1958..and it's been in my blood ever since.. I've watched these trends..with a bit of amazement myself.. I can remember..back when our last Left Wing Looney put the 10rd. magazine limit into effect..and folks were charging upwards of $100+ for Glock mags.. Of course..we put up with it..because of the enormous impact it had on crime..:rollingeyes:

    What I find most interesting..is that the initial impact of the recent disaster (Some call it an election) has dissipated..and prices are coming back down..because a lot of folks think the threat of the most rabid anti-gun administration in the history of our country was all paranoia..because they haven't overtly acted yet..

    Be patient.. You ain't seen nothin yet....
     
  5. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    What I can't wait for is the flood of cheap ammo:D It will come as so many guys are stockpiled to the hilt. Looking forward to $8 a brick for 22 and $2 a box for 223 again. It's comming, just before inflation drives them up out of reach.:paranoid:

    jj
     
  6. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    Question that comes to mind now is " will all gun prices start to fall?"

    jj
     
  7. Dan-Dee Sales Inc

    Dan-Dee Sales Inc Sweet Home, Oregon, United States Active Member

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    LOL. our next 22lr order is next spring. That was what Federal told us. And it is a long ways from $8 a brick.
     
  8. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    Hope you didn't pay too much for the order:D I bet alot of dealers are wondering who will buy them high priced ARs.:laugh::laugh:

    Things will go down for a while then inflation will skyrocket prices, my prediction:paranoid:

    jj
     
  9. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    I got alot of reasons to say the economy will tank this winter and prices will fall. When the economy goes again government will spend more money to get it moving and cause us to have inflation like we have never seen. Just a best guess of course. It will effect gun prices and ammo prices with wild swings if what I say comes true.

    jj
     
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    With AR's being available for $600, do you think AK's will come back down to $300 or less?

    I'm also excited to watch all those guys who bought ammo for $30+/box to have to sell it for a loss.
     
  11. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    The roller coaster is set in motion, enjoy the ride. Just by low and sell high.

    jj
     
  12. smithmax

    smithmax here Member

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    Generally good advice for life.
     
  13. Dan-Dee Sales Inc

    Dan-Dee Sales Inc Sweet Home, Oregon, United States Active Member

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    We are seeing more and more AR's and AK's for sale with prices coming down a little. Magazines are also coming down in price. Prices on Ammunition are not doing much yet. It looks like our bricks of 22's will be under $15-$16 but it does not do us much good if it takes 6 months to get it. We spend hours a week looking for hunting ammo and find nothing except odd ball calibers. 30-30, 30-06, 7mag forget it. Federal admits that they spent so many resources on handgun ammo, that they are now playing catch up with hunting rounds. Just my 3.225 cents worth.
     
  14. dario541

    dario541 medford, or 97504 Member

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    It is a crapshoot what the future will bring, but I would rather have sufficient ammo at a higher price than not have any. I will always believe as long as he is in office, that Obama Bin Lyin' will try to disarm his slaves (citizens).
     
  15. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    I have definitely seen some good deals lately in fact I picked up a nice condition AK for $300 last week! ;)
     
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    Descendant Eugene, Oregon Member

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    I would like a deal on a Saiga 12 like that. :thumbup:
     
  17. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    I've seen them pop up lately for around $500 but there was one for $450 not long ago locally. I would have bought it myself If I didn't already have one.

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    Do you have any evidence of this? Support for gun control has declined since Obama and democrats got elected. I understand that you don't like him or agree with him, but this shortage was manufactured completely by people like you saying things like that.

    Anyways, Trism, where did you find an AK for $300? It is also nice that some stores didn't take advantage of the shortage and jack their prices up. Bi Mart and walmart both still have pretty fair prices on ammo.
     
  19. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    It was a private sale, but I'm seeing more deals everyday. I picked up an $1100 Sig for $500 last week, then there were the $279 Beretta 96D's from the group buy. Someone here has a G3 for $525 obo, that's worth looking at.
     
  20. dario541

    dario541 medford, or 97504 Member

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    I once read that when the Communists were consolidating their tyranical hold on the Chinese, they got control of ALL food and would only let citizens have it if they turned in their firearms and ammo. Could that happen here? Could it be in the plans of our "Master"? I hope we NEVER have to find out. 50,000,000 chinese died during that time which the Guiness Book of Records says is the greatest slaughter of humans in history.