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Old 07-27-2020, 09:16 AM   #16
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It’s more like if half the country realized you could all of a sudden use toilet paper instead of their hand and then all went out and bought a pack. Wait until the general gun buying public gets in on the action. This is going to put a lot of shops out of business.
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Old 07-27-2020, 09:17 AM   #17
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The financial hardships caused by Covid are likely to get worse, and we haven't really factored in a major hurricane yet.

A sustained period like a natural disaster where Police are unavailable to respond is my biggest concern.

Desperate people do desperate things.

Best to be prepared to defend your castle!
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With all due respect to everyone here, I think it is preposterous to believe that even if the worst possible election outcome happens that gun confiscation will happen.

Why? Because of a number of factors. First and foremost is gun ownership is so widespread it becomes a war against the average citizen. Second, there would be significant armed resistance. A very significant percentage of police would not be willing to risk their lives to enforce a policy that they believe is questionably legal. Policemen and policewoman want to go home after every shift and fighting armed fellow citizens is not conducive to that. Third, if the police tried to enforce the confiscation laws the population would actively go after the politicians to either incarcerate or do worse to them. We have to be vigilant and take the necessary precautions and make sure that the sliced salami method of eroding or rights is not successful.

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not concerned with gun seizures. Could see another Clinton panic buying of parts like the AR 30 Rd mags becoming scarce as chicken's teeth
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I believe that we will see credit dropping thru the floor and a lots of people defaulting.

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Old 07-27-2020, 12:12 PM   #20
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It’s all ridiculous out there now. Keep what you have, buy when you can (at a good price if you can find it) and try to weather out the storm and VOTE in November!! Shelves are dry in my neck of the woods too. Believe me, I’ve looked. Good thing I don’t “need” anything, just always after more. 😁
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Old 07-27-2020, 12:56 PM   #21
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Shelves are dry in my neck of the woods too. Believe me, Iíve looked. Good thing I donít ďneedĒ anything, just always after more. 😁
Just got off the phone with someone in Maryland who purchased a rifle from me. He said pretty much the same thing.
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SuperVel ammunition Co says that they can’t get primers. They have a “BYOP” program, where, if you send them primers, they’ll make you discounted ammo with a quick turn around. Might help if you’ve got a crapload of primers laying around....
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Hunting season begins November 4. Will you be a hunter, or one of the hunted?
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Hunter or hunted?

I'm training so that you'll never know that until it's too late.
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Old 07-29-2020, 12:19 PM   #25
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I've never seen gun stores so empty either. I had a couple of guns competently appraised recently and was almost shocked at what they are worth. I don't need the money so they stay home. A simple Mossberg can't be had for anywhere near it's factory list price.

People are scared for a myriad of reasons. The good news is that "the public" is armed to the teeth. The 2A was meant to repel a tyrannical government. Here we go again. Aim well.
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Yes I witnessed this myself. Fortunately I have been buying guns and ammo (online) for the past 3 years. 8 longuns, and 3 handguns. About 8,500 rounds now.....
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I' haven't been in my LGS since March, they buy/trade but still me low $ and they are resealing @ very high prices, I help you with inventory, but you have to help my pocket too.
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I' haven't been in my LGS since March, they buy/trade but still me low $ and they are resealing @ very high prices, I help you with inventory, but you have to help my pocket too.
I don't mind paying my LGS a flat % of the agreed selling price to handle the whole transaction. Because they're very reputable (in biz over 100 years) they get top dollar for me with no dickering. Ranges from 20% to 15% for more expensive. Then the FFL is responsible for the background checks, waiting periods, and liability if someone is injured or worse by use/misuse of the firearm. I would never sell a firearm I knew was faulty, but I've seen some people do some stupid and careless things and the first thing they do is try to blame someone else. I want no part of that and the ambulance chasers that follow. -JMO
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Yep, I work at Gun shop in North Carolina. The rush started in January along with the pandemic and stayed steady until the riots and then had a bump. Combine that with an election year and I don’t see it slowing anytime this year. There we’re 19 million NICS checks by the end of June this year, which is more than 1998-2012 combined. A huge number of those are first time gun owners, to which I say welcome to the community, be safe and get training. Some manufacturers have added shifts and are producing more but still can’t keep up with demand according to our reps. The industry has never seen anything even close to the sales happening right now. Interesting times for sure.
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Also, I found it interesting that these dealers arenít interested in trade in or consignment guns.
That makes no sense at all. They are going to make money on consignment guns and it would be more sales, thus more possible repeat customers for the future.

Hubby had a SIG P320 in .40 caliber that no way could he get even a nibble on for about a year and a half. Finally, after trying consignment and then gunbroker, he brought it home. Then this mess started so he took it back and put it on consignment again. This time it sold in a hurry! He probably could have even asked $50 more for it then he had been asking and still sold it quickly.
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