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Old 01-07-2013, 16:29   #26
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This thread makes me sad. I had no idea prices had gone that high.

I don't remember the exact date but about 10 or so days before the CT school shooting I purchased a Glock 17 for $480 plus tax at a local gun store. It of course came with two mags. I went to Cabelas after this an bought one more mag for about $30 as I recall. I'm glad I bought the Glock when I did because I bought it on a whim..... I have tons of handguns, long guns and didn't really want or need an addition Glock.

Today gun prices, mag prices, ammo prices are really getting scary...... I long for the "good old days".


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Old 01-07-2013, 19:52   #27
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Not a gun show, but I just went to a new Gun Store here in town this evening: DGS Discount Gun Sales. They had a Colt 6920 on the wall, new, for $2,999.00. As I was there, a guy came in and gave the clerk a piece of his mind about the prices. I shook the guys hand and patted him on the shoulder.

Then I listened to the clerk, and there's nothing the LGS's can do about the price. What the distributors send, they send with a price. The clerk was just as frustrated by the prices as the customers. And he's rationing ammo 10 boxes/person.

God, these times suck so much balls.
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:41   #28
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You can get reviews of Texas shows here (including price points from multiple vendors) - http://gunshowreview.wordpress.com/

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Old 01-08-2013, 11:30   #29
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I may just shut down any purchases for a while

At this point in time, I have 2 guns on my "want" list, and they are not highly sought after AR or Semi auto pistol types. A Ruger revolver and a Ruger 10/22. Would hope to find both in nice used condition. I may just focus on stockpiling ammo for the next 6 months or so or banking the money I set aside for gun purchases. A show will be in town in about 1 month, I may skip it as I am sure I would be standing outside in the cold for a long time and it is a good 1 hour drive to the venue.
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Old 01-08-2013, 16:05   #30
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I no longer go to gun shows. For the past few years all I've seen at the shows is beat up looking worn out junk, priced a lot higher than brand new guns go for in stores. It seemed kind of obvious that most of the vendors were aiming to sell to guys who can't go to a store and buy one legally, because it makes no sense to assume that the rest of us would over pay for a gun when we know we don't have to.
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Old 01-08-2013, 16:21   #31
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Prices...

I'm going to find out in just a few days. tom.
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Old 01-08-2013, 22:16   #32
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Gun shows are a rip-off. Not only you have to PAY to get in, but prices are rediculous (even before the latest craze), inventory sucks and most people there are retarded. Felt my IQ drop just by being there. Went to one years ago and told myself never again.
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Old 01-09-2013, 00:24   #33
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I'm going to find out in just a few days. tom.
Me too. Headed to the show at Wasilla High School next weekend. I won't even look sideways at the black guns. I'll be looking for the smoking deals on old lever guns and revolvers. Old ammo too.
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:20   #34
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I don't think I believe that

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I no longer go to gun shows. For the past few years all I've seen at the shows is beat up looking worn out junk, priced a lot higher than brand new guns go for in stores. It seemed kind of obvious that most of the vendors were aiming to sell to guys who can't go to a store and buy one legally, because it makes no sense to assume that the rest of us would over pay for a gun when we know we don't have to.
the illegal buyer part anyway. Some areas just don't have a good selection of stores to buy from. My area for example has 1 decent shop and a few small fries. I never see anything at the small fries worth buying, not sure how they stay in business. You want a bigger selection, you may have to drive a few hours to get to a bigger store or big box store. That takes time, fuel, $$$$. You go to the show with a shopping list, KNOW YOUR PRICES, and start sifting thru the inventory to see if you can find what you are after. Expect it to be a dumping ground for stuff you won't buy, but someone else might. Remember the vendor also had to pay for his spot at the show, pack up and truck all that stuff in and if it does not sell, he trucks it on back to the shop. So he has a break even point as well. He may be at the show to unload inventory at a price he can live with, where others see it as gouging. But I would expect prices at a show to be 10% higher than in store on certain items, but the stores NOW have already jacked prices on AR stuff and not so much so are the show prices that far out of line with what has already taken place in stores?

Here is a strategy I would try. For example I am in the market for a Ruger 3" GP100, 95%+ condition. I have watched several auction sites for a few weeks and have determined that a fair price on that gun is a range of $400-$450. If I see one at the show and it passes my inspection, I'm a buyer at my price we'll say $415. Seller wants $485. New price is $530-$560. If we can not come to an agreement on a price in negotiations then I'll write my price on a business card along with my cell # and a time of my intended departure. Tell the seller I'll be here until then, if he wants to sell that is my final price. And move on. You would not overpay in the store, why over pay at the show? You also can't be a knucklehead about it, the reality is that in today's market, guns are holding their prices very well.
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Old 01-09-2013, 10:51   #35
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Nations gun show last weekend.

Not an AR for under $2,000 Colts were $5,000 PMags $60. 5.56 ammo $1 per round.

OMG!


A LEO friend of mine, went to the Fredericksburg GS a couple of weeks ago, and said that PMags were going for $100.00 apiece.

I had no idea that Colt ARs would go for $5,000.00!!!

For that kind of $$$, I'd sell my NIB 6721, and that is NO Bovine Scatology!!!!!
(I paid 1/5th that price.)
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Old 01-09-2013, 10:56   #36
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It seemed kind of obvious that most of the vendors were aiming to sell to guys who can't go to a store and buy one legally...............
I have been a vendor at many gun shows. Never would I, or any other vendor I know sell a firearm to anyone who we thought could not purchase one legally. I ask questions when I sell. Answer them wrong and you won't buy from me. Smell like booze and you won't buy from me. Act strangely and you won't buy from me. Refuse to show ID and you won't buy from me.
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Old 01-09-2013, 14:51   #37
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I went to the local gun show at the county fairgrounds this past weekend (Dickson, TN). Prices have definitely gone up on a lot of stuff. I picked up a Taurus 85 UltraLite in black for $369 new. The stainless one at Academy Sports is still advertised for $279. $90 difference for virtually the same gun. I went ahead and bought it anyway because I wanted it in black. Bought an assortment of different calibers of ammo too. Some of it was priced normally, but some was priced about 80% mark up. Rediculous! Anyway... looks like we're going to be paying out the wazoo for a while.
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Old 01-09-2013, 20:14   #38
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Not a gun show, but I just went to a new Gun Store here in town this evening: DGS Discount Gun Sales. They had a Colt 6920 on the wall, new, for $2,999.00. As I was there, a guy came in and gave the clerk a piece of his mind about the prices. I shook the guys hand and patted him on the shoulder.

Then I listened to the clerk, and there's nothing the LGS's can do about the price. What the distributors send, they send with a price. The clerk was just as frustrated by the prices as the customers. And he's rationing ammo 10 boxes/person.

God, these times suck so much balls.
There are a lot of the "Discount Gun" chain stores here, all by the same company even with slightly different names. They are full of it claiming that they don't set prices. They have always been expensive. These are the same guys who charge $75 FFL transfer and refuse to transfer from Bud's because they don't want the competition. They're just out for the extra bucks like so many others.

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Old 01-09-2013, 21:02   #39
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Going to one this weekend out of curiosity. Rarely find any good deals under the best of circumstances, so I'm expecting some really outrageous prices now.

Don't know how anyone is going to be able to buy a firearm anyway. The agency conducting the background checks here in CO is so overwhelmed and backlogged that it's currently taking a week to complete a background check. Most vendors at these shows are from out of town, so that's really going to make it inconvenient for buyers.
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Old 01-09-2013, 22:14   #40
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I walked into walmart last thursday and bought a shotgun and was in and out in 15 minutes.Not bad considering how many people are buying

if you have a cwp does it actually go faster? obviously it doesnt matter for a long gun in florida but I bought a g29 2 weeks ago and I was in and out in about the same amount of time
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Old 01-09-2013, 22:34   #41
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if you have a cwp does it actually go faster? obviously it doesnt matter for a long gun in florida but I bought a g29 2 weeks ago and I was in and out in about the same amount of time
In Texas, my CHL negates the NICS check. I bought a handgun in late December, and the guy said a NICS may take 2 hours. I produced a CHL and was out in 20 minutes. I don't know about Florida.
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In Texas, my CHL negates the NICS check. I bought a handgun in late December, and the guy said a NICS may take 2 hours. I produced a CHL and was out in 20 minutes. I don't know about Florida.
Same here in Arkansas. If you are a CWP holder, you get preferential treatment. I was at one of the local LGS's and there was a man that had his CWP, they stopped fooling with people that were going to have to get a NICS and took his license and he was gone within fifteen minutes.
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Wasnt sure how that worked,all I ever do is give them my cwp and I'm in and out pretty quick.diddnt seem much different this week
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I wonder how much I can sell some Israeli Ortite 30 round AR mags for?

Had them here for years.

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Old 01-12-2013, 16:37   #45
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I went today and found out. Prices were thru the roof. Bushwackers were $1,800.00 and up. 30 rd mags $40.00 and up. Ruger take-down 10-22s $549.00. 5.56 ammo was $25.00 for 20 rds of Wolf. I went home empty handed but at least I did get home. tom.

ETA I did see a 1966 Winchester 94 in 30-30 for $350.00 but it looked more like $225.00 to me.And a used S&W 36 for $600.00. Seemed like everything jumped in price due to the panick buying. tom.
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Saw a basic AR today at gun show in Lexington for $1650. Buddy of mine picked up a full lower for and 2 30 rd mags for $500.


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I went to that show.I got there 45 minutes early.One hour after it opened I was still in line to get in.GF started complaining so we left.I take it I didn't miss any awesome deals.

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Old 01-12-2013, 17:07   #47
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Gun shows are a rip-off. Not only you have to PAY to get in, but prices are rediculous (even before the latest craze), inventory sucks and most people there are retarded. Felt my IQ drop just by being there. Went to one years ago and told myself never again.
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Went to the Dayton show at the airport expo center this (Sat) afternoon.

First time I have ever seen empty cases. Couples buying handguns in every aisle. One dealer I have done business with usually has 6-8 cases per side with a dozen handguns in each case. This afternoon some of his cases were down to three guns.

Handgun prices seemed normal/high. Some ARs, AK and SKS prices were up. $500 for an SKS? $1600 for an AR. Saw a Mini14 Target for $1100.

Bolt gun prices were a little high, selection was low, did not find what I was looking for.

After the show I went down the road to the LGS and barely got into the parking lot to turn around. Guys parking everywhere. I didn't even bother to go in, I can run over after work some afternoon.
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Went to one earlier this morning. A few prices that stood out...

New pmags for $75. These are a bargain said the vendor.
VERY used USGI mags $20
Case of Wolf 7.62x39 $400
Beat up SKS $600
Lots of ARs available. $1800 for a plain DPMS flat top. Everything else was $2400 and up.

Paid $40 each for a couple Springfield XD mags and was glad to get them.
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Went to the Franklin TN show last weekend and came home with a Taurus Model 63 .22LR in stainless - something I have been wanting for a while. Had not gone to buy, just to look, so I had to borrow most of the price from my S-I-L.

AR AK ammo prices were high but about what I expected.


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