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Wilson Combat AnnouncesAnti-Gun States, No-Sale Policy
Email | 2-28-2013 | Ryan Wilson, VP, Wilson Combat

Posted on 02/28/2013 5:59:01 PM PST by ReeseBN38416

All,

I got this in an email From Wilson Combat. For those unfamiliar with them, Wilson Combat is a fine manufacturer of firearms and firearms components.

" Wilson Combat Announces Anti-Gun States, No-Sale Policy

Effective: February 28, 2013

Wilson Combat will no longer provide any products or services to any State Government imposing legislation that infringes on the second amendment rights of its law abiding citizens. This includes any Law Enforcement Department, Law Enforcement Officers, or any State Government Entity or Employee of such an entity. This also applies to any local municipality imposing such infringements.

States currently included in our No-Sale Policy are:

California Hawaii Maryland Massachusetts New Jersey New York Washington D.C. The City of Chicago, Illinois

Wilson Combat will in NO way support the government of these states or their anti-gun agenda that only limits the rights of law-abiding citizens. Wilson Combat will continue to supply any product and/or service they can legally sell in these states to all non-government affiliated citizens.

Ryan Wilson, Vice President"


TOPICS: Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; banglist; guncontrol; secondamendment; wilsoncombat

1 posted on 02/28/2013 5:59:10 PM PST by ReeseBN38416
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To: ReeseBN38416

Out friggin’ standing. Add another one to the list. If only the biggies would pony up now.


2 posted on 02/28/2013 6:04:08 PM PST by rktman (Live the oath you took or get out of office!)
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To: ReeseBN38416

Glock, S&W, HK, Sig, we’re waiting.


3 posted on 02/28/2013 6:06:28 PM PST by allblues (God is neither a Republican nor a Democrat but Satan is definitely a Democrat)
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To: allblues
Glock, S&W, HK, Sig, we’re waiting.

Crickets....

4 posted on 02/28/2013 6:12:13 PM PST by Sparticus (Tar and feathers for the next dumb@ss Republican that uses the word bipartisanship.)
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To: ReeseBN38416

woohoo! That’s a strong move.


5 posted on 02/28/2013 6:17:57 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: allblues

Hold on a second. I’m not sure what everyone is so happy about. These companies are jockeying for a public relations hit. Have any of you tried to purchase ammunition recently? There’s none to be found. Every online purveyor of ammunition is out of stock on every imaginable caliber and in every quantity, 20 50 100 or 1000 rounds. That goes just for the bullets for reloaders as well as for the factory loads ready to shoot. There’s only two explanations for this scary turn of events. There are millions of hoarders who have snapped up every round at great personal expense—or else the government has bought out all of the manufacturers’ stocks. Some of the sites are indicating they expect shipments in July (that’s five months away) but no sooner. Don’t be misled when you go to these sites, it looks like ammo is available but when you go to select the quantity the screen shows everything out of stock. America is in trouble. If you can’t buy ammo or do your reloading what good are your weapons? A lot can happen in five months, no?


6 posted on 02/28/2013 6:21:27 PM PST by 4Runner
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To: ReeseBN38416

How many departments outfit their officers with Wilson Combat custom 1911s?

I applaude Wilson Combat’s gesture, but I’m pretty sure they won’t actually lose much revenue over the decision.


7 posted on 02/28/2013 6:26:29 PM PST by Yo-Yo
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To: Yo-Yo

Wilson Combat isn’t the only one doing this.


8 posted on 02/28/2013 6:34:06 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: ReeseBN38416

Just looked at their web site.

If you own an AR and don’t have a LULA for it, they have the lowest price for it I have ever seen. $20.95.

It’s a little hard to find, so...

http://shopwilsoncombat.com/LULA-Loader-Unloader-Accessory-For-AR-15-Style-Magazines/productinfo/NW77/


9 posted on 02/28/2013 6:42:21 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: 4Runner
Ammo is available. I've bought at local gunshows and CTD. Link for 556, in stock.
10 posted on 02/28/2013 6:43:57 PM PST by frankenMonkey (this space for rent)
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To: ReeseBN38416

It’s almost time to avoid products made by gun manufacturers in States like New York (Kimber, Remington) Massachusetts (S&W) Illinois (Springfield) etc.

It really is time for these manufacturers to start looking to relocate. I cannot understand why they stay in such high tax, anti-gun, pro union locales.


11 posted on 02/28/2013 6:46:44 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: 4Runner
There are millions of hoarders who have snapped up every round at great personal expense—or else the government has bought out all of the manufacturers’ stocks.

Both. But, IMO more the former, based on personal observations.

What might be a useful indicator is the scarcity of 22 LR. I can't imagine the government buying up that caliber. I hear a lot say they have anywhere from 5k to 15k rounds stashed. Also, reports of LE having the same difficulties as we would indicate to me that civilians are doing their share of the hoarding. Which, also in my opinion is a good thing. Personally, I'd like the law abiding portion of our citizenry to be armed to the teeth, and the despots in the state & federal governments to be well aware of it.

Can't be too rich, too thin, or own too many firearms or too much ammo.

12 posted on 02/28/2013 6:53:08 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: 4Runner

Try gunbot.net. You can select to search for only in stock items


13 posted on 02/28/2013 7:02:34 PM PST by eartick (Been to the line in the sand and liked it)
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To: 4Runner
There’s only two explanations for this scary turn of events. There are millions of hoarders who have snapped up every round at great personal expense—or else the government has bought out all of the manufacturers’ stocks.

It's a lot of both...

14 posted on 02/28/2013 7:10:01 PM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: 4Runner

Check your local supplier daily. Ammo is trickling in and being snatched up pretty quickly.

I picked up some 9MM along with some powder primers and front ends for .223 when every place else was wiped out. And at normal prices.

You just have to be persistent and able to grab it when you find it.

Supply will loosen up soon enough.


15 posted on 02/28/2013 7:11:51 PM PST by SolidRedState (I used to think bizarro world was a fiction.)
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To: ReeseBN38416

I’m a new shooter with a brand new, beautiful Glock 19 and I need some serious range time. Can I put reloads through it for target practice? Need some suggestions, I’m very new to this and although the choices are fewer, I’m still baffled when it comes to looking for ammo online for range use.


16 posted on 02/28/2013 7:34:54 PM PST by bayareablues
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To: allblues

These guys get, I’m guessing, 40% of their income from governments.

Guessing again but Wilson, maybe 4%?

Maybe another S&W boycott is in order. Sig, Glock, and HK are foreign companies with domestic factories, much more to lose.


17 posted on 02/28/2013 7:41:33 PM PST by DBrow
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To: ChildOfThe60s
"What might be a useful indicator is the scarcity of 22 LR. I can't imagine the government buying up that caliber."

Interesting side note: The next time you see a photo of an M1 series Abrams tank, take a look at the gun mantlet (where the main gun meets the turret). To the side of the main gun is the smokebox for the coax machine gun. Directly above the main gun there is a flat metal bracket with a couple holes drilled in it.

Although that bracket has a number of uses, one of the primary design functions was so that where tank crews had limited range facilities, an M2 HB or an M16 could be mounted there, with a trigger actuator wired into the gunner's controls inside the turret, and the smaller weapon could be traversed, elevated and depressed just like the main gun, allowing the gunner to practice engagements from inside the turret using his primary and auxiliary sights on regular rifle ranges.

Where ranges were even more limited, one could put a .22LR adapter in the M16, and for this purpose the military purchased .22LR tracer ammo.

Nowadays, Conduct Of Fire Trainers (COFTs) and other simulators make the whole practice somewhat superflous if not entirely unnecessary, but at least for some time, the US Army Armor Branch was the proponent for, and consumer of at least a little bit of pretty neat .22LR tracer ammo :-)

18 posted on 02/28/2013 7:41:46 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: frankenMonkey

$1.46 a round is outrageous.


19 posted on 02/28/2013 7:44:01 PM PST by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: bayareablues

Reloads through Glocks are fine — but *only* if you use plated bullets. Lead, reportedly, will foul the barrel, increase pressure, and cause “ka-booms!” I can’t confirm this from personal experience, as I use only plated bullets for the Glocks and have never had an issue after many thousands of rounds.


20 posted on 02/28/2013 7:53:04 PM PST by kevao (.)
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To: SVTCobra03
$1.46 a round is outrageous.

I agree. The post I responded to was about how none was available, government buying it all, etc. I just wanted to point out that it is available. Outrageous, though, like you said.
21 posted on 02/28/2013 8:00:07 PM PST by frankenMonkey (this space for rent)
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To: 4Runner

What are you looking for?


22 posted on 02/28/2013 8:40:41 PM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: frankenMonkey; SVTCobra03

My local gun shop has American Eagles for $15 / box of 20. 75¢ a round.

They also got in a bunch of cases of 5.56 (900 for $749)

I think the cases are gone and the Eagles are limited to 5 boxes. But it is a lot better than $1.46.

They also got in some Sellier & Bellot 9mm (talk about hard to find, 9mm has been tough). A little higher than last year, $16.99 / 50. That’s limited to 250 rounds a day per family.

They got in some Magpul 30 round for $22. Of course those blew out of there when the doors opened Saturday.

Anyway, don’t know if this really means anything as regards the big picture, just glad I could grab some.


23 posted on 02/28/2013 8:46:23 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

Man, I wish I could find those prices.
I gotta beat around the bushes a bit, I guess.
Thanks for the info.


24 posted on 02/28/2013 8:51:42 PM PST by frankenMonkey (this space for rent)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Thanks for the interesting trivia.

My Marlin 795 has been my primary practice long gun because of ammo cost. Until now. Now I’m having to be so tight with it since there is no way of knowing when 22LR will be plentiful again. Frustrating.

I’m thinking the hoarding (on the public’s side) is going to go on for some time. A lot of firearms owners are beginning to think this will not get better, that some heavy stuff is coming our way.


25 posted on 02/28/2013 8:54:51 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: Yo-Yo

Wlilson Combat also supplies AR-15 weapons.....my local Sherrifs depatment has one such weapon in each patrol car......


26 posted on 02/28/2013 9:20:06 PM PST by Forty-Niner (The barely bare berry bear formerly known as Ursus Arctos Horribilis.)
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To: Yo-Yo

Wilson Combat also supplies AR-15 weapons.....my local Sherrifs depatment has one such weapon in each patrol car......


27 posted on 02/28/2013 9:20:29 PM PST by Forty-Niner (The barely bare berry bear formerly known as Ursus Arctos Horribilis.)
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To: Forty-Niner
You know for a fact that your local Sherrif's department is armed with Wilson Combat ARs? I seriously doubt it.
28 posted on 03/01/2013 3:10:04 AM PST by Yo-Yo
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
Wilson Combat isn’t the only one doing this.

There's a list here: http://www.thepoliceloophole.com/. (Wilson Combat isn't on the list yet, but an email has been sent to their moderator.)

One of the first to do this were LaRue and Olympic Arms, who like Wilson are makers of high end custom arms that probably aren't going to lose many LE sales since they didn't have that many to begin with.

There are a lot of others on that list that are jumping on the bandwagon, and one in particular (Cheaper than Dirtbags) trying to get back into the good graces of the shooting public.

As I said, I support the gesture, I just question those particular companies' financial impact of their decisions.

29 posted on 03/01/2013 3:39:45 AM PST by Yo-Yo
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To: Yo-Yo

Great link, thank you. The 0bamaMedia is doing their best not to report this, as well as the Sheriff’s nationwide who’ve refused to enforce confiscation orders.


30 posted on 03/01/2013 8:38:22 AM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: 4Runner

This isn’t a society stocking up on certain guns because they fear they may be banned. This is a society preparing for war. Source: Bob Owens


31 posted on 03/01/2013 8:43:44 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Yo-Yo

No. my point is that LEO have m-16/AR-15s and Wilson is a premium builder of these rifles. If you go to WC website you’ll see that their marketing emphesis is on the LEO market. To dismiss their staement as having no teeth is shortsighted.


32 posted on 03/01/2013 10:21:24 AM PST by Forty-Niner (The barely bare berry bear formerly known as Ursus Arctos Horribilis.)
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