Skip to comments.Wilson Combat AnnouncesAnti-Gun States, No-Sale Policy
Posted on 02/28/2013 5:59:01 PM PST by ReeseBN38416
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"
Out friggin’ standing. Add another one to the list. If only the biggies would pony up now.
Glock, S&W, HK, Sig, we’re waiting.
woohoo! That’s a strong move.
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?
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.
Wilson Combat isn’t the only one doing this.
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...
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.
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.
Try gunbot.net. You can select to search for only in stock items
It's a lot of both...
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.
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.
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.
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 :-)
$1.46 a round is outrageous.
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.
What are you looking for?
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.
Man, I wish I could find those prices.
I gotta beat around the bushes a bit, I guess.
Thanks for the info.
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.
Wlilson Combat also supplies AR-15 weapons.....my local Sherrifs depatment has one such weapon in each patrol car......
Wilson Combat also supplies AR-15 weapons.....my local Sherrifs depatment has one such weapon in each patrol car......
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.
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.
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
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.