Where did all the guns go???

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Shaolo, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. Shaolo

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    Anyone else notice that hand gun stock seems to be drying up?

    I was talking with my dad this evening about a Glock he wanted, I went to look it up on Davidsons and they have zero stock.

    Did I miss something in the last couple of months?

    Stock on most guns seems to be quite low in general.
     
  2. norseman

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    I have noticed that certain handguns seem to be hard to find lately. Larger caliber revolvers, 1911's, ect, hk, sigs. I purchased a glock 22, and a glock 27 at NW Armory within the last few months. They seem to have a pretty good selection of glocks, they're located in portland. Keith's, in portland, probably has a good selection also.
     
  3. Blitzkrieg

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  4. ZigZagZeke

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    Been waiting for a 24" Bushmaster stainless barrel for 5 months now. Nobody seems to have any in stock. The comment wherever I look is "backordered".
     
  5. Shaolo

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    I think people need to get their heads out of their ***. People are getting so paranoid about the US govt, I'm more concerned about the Chinese govt. personally.
     
  6. Shaolo

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    Seems like a great time to invest in a machine shop.
     
  7. deen_ad

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    Not those of us that have followed the news stories about the US illegally arming Mexican drug gangs.
     
  8. Shaolo

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    Can you post links?

    Was it the entire US govt. or just corrupt individuals within? I don't think you will ever eliminate corruption in any government or any group for that matter.

    I would like to see the war on drugs end. Legalize, tax the bubblegum out of it and then use those taxes to pay for drug education and health care for those that need it. I'm willing to bet you still have a tidy net profit. How many billions do we export due to drugs? Now imagine if all that money stayed in America. :)

    I bet it would ease the burden on the penal system too.
     
  9. Sun195

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    I've noticed this also (on Davidsons and another site). When do companies do inventory for end-of-year tax purposes? Maybe this is just related to that? Don't want to have inventory on hand at the time?

    Or, maybe this?

    More burglaries spur more gun sales in Puget Sound
     
  10. sadiesassy

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    I bet you it is several factors:
    1. End of year inventory
    2. If you read the reports on gun sales - Obviously selling alot more
    3. I am guessing the gun manufactirers are viewing it as a temporary issue vs committing a lot of money to increase capacity. So they are probably operating a full capacity. Expect prices to go up more.
    4. The value of the dollar - impacting cost to make certain guns, or import certain guns. MAybe they are holding off buying raw materials?
    5. With all the doomesday programs, and an election year in which if the incumbent is re-elected - their goal is to go after the 2nd amendment and guns. Then makes sense they are in short supply, more expensive, and manufacturers are correct in being cautious about adding capacity.
     
  11. Blitzkrieg

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    The Chinese gov't would not be such a threat if the US government was following the Constitution and doing it's duty therein
     
  12. Blitzkrieg

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    Government never makes a "profit" they always use it to oppress. I prefer they are tied down going after drug users rather than gunners
     
  13. 8ball

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    Snopes is a joke and so far Washington's Vision has been absolutely accurate

    There will be a revolution in the USA and then after we win and defeat the beast federal government the UN will invade us
     
  15. Beefcake

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    Yes, distributors are low on inventory. A good friend of mine is an FFL, and he said he is having trouble maintaining his inventory because everything is back-ordered. Get 'em while you can, folks.
     
  16. Aero Denezol

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    People probably spent their tax returns on guns too. I've got my eyes on a CZ-75B but alas I'm planning my wedding.
     
  17. unklekippy

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    I know gold has gone up, but look at Ruger stock since pre-election '08 and now. Something like 500% gain. I know it's cliche, but the greatest gun salesman ever lives in the White House. Kip.
     
  18. JackFrost

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    Well that's just not very nice! You forgot one, You left out Panic-hoarders! I unfortunately work with several of these types and good grief, they take prepping to A WHOLE NOTHA LEVEL!(old mad tv skit for the spelling Nazi's). One of the gents regularly spends 3/4 of his paycheck on "prepping" sadly for him he is completely bassackwards about the concept regardless of reasons why. He will buy any and all types of ammo "just in case" doesn't like bolt action rifles, thinks .22's are worthless so on and so forth. It would be comical to watch if he wasnt' so annoying and contributed to the panic/hysteria types that are responsible for driving up prices and demand!
     
  19. Otter

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    Was at the Rickreall gun show over the weekend and there were pistols everywhere. Last time I was at Wholesale Sports in Salem they had lots of pistols, even the inexpensive models that fly off the shelf. Might be a shortage in a certain brand/model, but overall I would say there are plenty of guns in the distribution pipeline.
     
  20. Flopsweat

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    A local FFL that I know well says the smaller stores are having trouble ordering new firearms. Pretty much how it started before the last election. Folks may figure that as a lame duck, The Exalted One will probably start his promised assault on the 2nd Amendment.
     

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