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Things to do after 1) joining the NRA and 2) contacting politicians:

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by 762fullmetaljacket, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. 762fullmetaljacket

    762fullmetaljacket Portland Member

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    Recently someone posted on another thread how there's been a lot first time buyers in the market. The discussion centered around the fact that because of panic buying, those new to the shooting sport are unable to obtain rifles (mostly), ammuntion, and reloading supplies. The result could lead to first timers becoming disinterested in the sport/hobby because nothing is available to get them involved now.

    Since we're deep into this crappy position, there's still a lot that you can do to prepare for the time when prices and inventory eventually return to normal levels -- assuming that sweeping restrictions are not put into place.

    Back in the 90's when I got into the sport, we were experiencing a period of low supply, I had to turn to obtaining most of the things on the following list to get me ahead of the curve in anticipation of normal market conditions/supply.

    Hearing protection
    Spotting scope
    Range finder
    Ammo/Utility cans
    Cleaning solvents, oils, patches, etc.
    Backpack/range bags
    Shooting mat
    Water containers
    Gun safe
    Gun case

    If you're wanting to get into reloading but can't find bullets, powders, or primers:
    Reloading guides (published by bullet or powder manufacturer)
    Bullet puller
    Case trimmer
    Dial caliper
    Bench - if you're handy you can make one custom for yourself

    All these things can be had during times of low supply (rifles/ammo). You may as well get a start acquiring these things if you can.

    Another thing to consider is ammo conservation -- if you've been used to blasting through hundreds of rounds of ammo on a range visit, spend some time doing slow fire, concentrating on basic marksmanship fundamenals, mag change drills, weak side shooting, use of cover, etc.

    I hope this helps.
  2. salmonriverjohn

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

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    I like it! A positive take on things for a change, well said:thumbup:
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  3. revmedia

    revmedia Dallas Member

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    Not sure if I missed it, but I would add get some training/ go to a range that rents firearms. You can have a really good time at a good safety and or tactical training class.
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  4. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    That is well reasoned, nice job! One could also get a .22 rimfire. Everyone needs one! Or 6.