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Speculation time: how much are gun & ammo prices going to go up in the next few months? (vanity)
Me!

Posted on 11/06/2012 10:05:08 PM PST by Joseph Harrolds

Remember the Great Ammo Shortage of '09, when you couldn't find a box of .45 ACP at Wal-Mart to save your life? At the same time, prices on any vaguely tacticool firearm almost doubled.

What's going to happen this time around? Just as bad? Better? Worse?


TOPICS: Business/Economy
KEYWORDS: banglist

1 posted on 11/06/2012 10:05:15 PM PST by Joseph Harrolds
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To: Joseph Harrolds

I wouldn’t stand in front of the front door to a gun shop tomorrow morning.


2 posted on 11/06/2012 10:07:49 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (REVENGE wins.)
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To: Joseph Harrolds

There will be some uptick in prices for firearms and ammo driven by short-term demand. However, the industry as a whole has been doing so well under this administration that the production capacity now is far greater than it was 4 years ago so prices should not jump too much.


3 posted on 11/06/2012 10:09:03 PM PST by volunbeer (We must embrace austerity or austerity will embrace us)
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To: Joseph Harrolds
If you can get guns, ammo and reloading supplies. I remember the last time Obummer was elected there was a shortage of primers.
4 posted on 11/06/2012 10:11:18 PM PST by pterional
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To: Joseph Harrolds

Guns and ammo sales this week will empty the shelves of any place that sells them.


5 posted on 11/06/2012 10:12:25 PM PST by The Great RJ
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To: volunbeer

Plenty of weapons and ammo around.

Sifting out of the above, dies and loaders will occur.

No need to get crazy. that comes later.


6 posted on 11/06/2012 10:12:50 PM PST by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: volunbeer
production capacity now is far greater than it was 4 years ago so prices should not jump too much.

Try finding a Kel-Tec KSG for less than $400 over MSRP.

Increased production capacity, my Aunt Petunia... :-)

7 posted on 11/06/2012 10:13:51 PM PST by Joseph Harrolds
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To: Joseph Harrolds

Dunno, but I’m gonna buy alot of stock in it!


8 posted on 11/06/2012 10:17:51 PM PST by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: Joseph Harrolds

The federal gubmint will now impose a small tax on ammo. One .22 round will now have a federal tax of $13,789.09 on it.

The larger the calber, the larger the tax. A 30/30 round will have $73,987 tax on it.

I suggest you learn to beat things to death with a spiked baseball bat until that is taxed out of existance as well.


9 posted on 11/06/2012 10:17:51 PM PST by FerociousRabbit
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To: volunbeer

Selling your gun will get you a lot of money, money that will inflate so much it won’t be worth the paper it is printed on...


10 posted on 11/06/2012 10:19:03 PM PST by GraceG
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To: FerociousRabbit
The larger the calber, the larger the tax. A 30/30 round will have $73,987 tax on it.

Good thing I've already purchased a few boxes of .577 Snider for my Snider-Enfield! I shudder to think how much that would be taxed!


11 posted on 11/06/2012 10:22:45 PM PST by Joseph Harrolds
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To: FlingWingFlyer
I wouldn’t stand in front of the front door to a gun shop tomorrow morning.

There couldn't be a better answer than that.

12 posted on 11/06/2012 10:23:04 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Joseph Harrolds

Actually firearm’s prices will drop. There will be no riots tomorrow since Obummer won. That comes later, like 2 to 3 years later when the economy sinks further.


13 posted on 11/06/2012 10:30:13 PM PST by entropy12 (The radical socialist from Chicago and Acorn lawyer must be defeated! VOTE him out!!)
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To: Joseph Harrolds

There are some models that are hard to find right now, but that usually gets better over time. There is nothing special about any of the standard firearms being manufactured today - and companies want to increase market share. The firearms are mostly manufactured by machines and in the current economic market it is very easy for firearms manufacturers to run a 3rd shift. If it is profitable enough, they will buy more machines and hire more workers.

If Obama goes after firearms (a distinct possibility) there will be a big bump until the dust settles. Remember though, he will have very little support for such a move within his own party.

That is just my .02 and your opinion may differ. I will still say the Mosin is a terrific investment at 100 bucks.


14 posted on 11/06/2012 10:30:26 PM PST by volunbeer (We must embrace austerity or austerity will embrace us)
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To: Joseph Harrolds
I bet that AKs and ARs are SOLD THE HELL OUT tomorrow.

Ditto that for their ammo.

15 posted on 11/06/2012 10:33:06 PM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: Joseph Harrolds

Were getting ours, I said if he won, that was the first thing we were doing, arming our home!


16 posted on 11/06/2012 10:33:34 PM PST by blondee123 (DICTATORSHIP HAS ARRIVED! Nov. 6, 2012)
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To: Joseph Harrolds

Much, much worse.


17 posted on 11/06/2012 11:03:49 PM PST by mykroar (RIP America :: 11/6/12)
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To: Joseph Harrolds

The next thing they are coming for is the second.

We are fucked. Most of the shit Obama pulled in the last four doesn’t show up until January. Taxes and obamacare are going to show themselves in January. And voters will say they were not for that. Fu voters. Eat some cake.


18 posted on 11/06/2012 11:14:05 PM PST by Professional
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To: Professional
The next thing they are coming for is the second.

You're absolutely correct.

And they're gonna come for it with a vengeance.

19 posted on 11/06/2012 11:39:10 PM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: Joseph Harrolds

This president will go down in history for two things -

1. He destroyed the last vestiges of the America of our forefathers, and

2. He was the greatest firearms salesman in the history of Planet Earth.

Sales of firearms will continue strong for the next four years.


20 posted on 11/07/2012 12:04:49 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: Joseph Harrolds

What are some good websites for buying guns? Most classified sites like Craigslist won’t list guns.


21 posted on 11/07/2012 3:13:19 AM PST by tbw2
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What are some good websites for buying guns? Most classified sites like Craigslist won’t list guns.

All online purchases must go through your local FFL. Here are three good sites:

CDNN

Cheaper Than Dirt

Davidson's Gallery of Guns

For an auction site, the biggest is Gunbroker.

22 posted on 11/07/2012 3:36:33 AM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Yo-Yo

Thank you.


23 posted on 11/07/2012 5:34:25 AM PST by tbw2
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To: Jack Hammer

“This president will go down in history for two things -

1. He destroyed the last vestiges of the America of our forefathers, and

2. He was the greatest firearms salesman in the history of Planet Earth.”

3. He started WWIII.


24 posted on 11/07/2012 7:02:34 AM PST by buffaloguy
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