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ARs on the shelf

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by 1canvas, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. itstime


    Apr 9, 2006
    My big ar dealer buddy told me today all his back orders are shipping to him now.
  2. chewybaca67


    Apr 26, 2006
    New Mexico
    Could it be possible that supply will out do demand? Creating ARs for back to pre-election prices?

  3. Haldor

    Haldor Retired EE

    Oct 22, 2006
    Central Arizona
    I think so also. I managed to sell my Keltec Sub2K last weekend for $800. I figure I wrung that particular trend just about out.

    Talk about a great weekend, I picked up this beauty with the money I got from the Keltec.

    Winchester Model 101 Diamond Grade (the finest grade they made) Undersingle Trap gun.

    Doesn't have a single scratch or dent on it. Looks like it has lived its entire life in the safe. It is going to get used now though (I am an avid trap shooter).

    Here is a link to an identical gun on Mine has prettier wood.


    I paid $1000 even for it (no tax or papers).
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2013
  4. Texas357

    Texas357 Señor Member CLM

    Jan 3, 2007
    $800 for a sub2k? I am not big on selling guns once I've acquired them, but for that price I'd hand it over in a heartbeat.
  5. Warp


    Jul 31, 2005
    That would be cool, but I doubt it.

    I think most of the people who bought at inflated prices recently were doing so to get "in before the ban", and didn't already have a firearm of that they are going to want to keep the one they have for the same reason they bought it.

    I think people have a hard time taking that kind of loss, and would rather keep it unless they REALLY need the money.

    I think a lot of people, especially the true hobbiests and professionals, knew not to buy during this and their purchaes, that were put on hold, will pick up as the market returns to normalcy. This would of course seem to effect the high end manufacturers more than the low grade stuff, so using this theory I suspect we might end up seeing inexpensive Bushmater, Olympic, and DPMS type rifles, but I don't see a flood of Colt, BCM, DD, Noveske, etc.

    No doubt. I wish I kept mine instead of selling it for like $250 a couple years go.

    I put a used Shrubmaster Carbon 15 on Gunbroker 1 week ago. $600 starting bid, no reserve, 1 day auction only, with a $1,399 Buy it Now. It sold via Buy It Now well before the 24 hours was up. lol

    Of course, if there IS a ban, we will regret selling. Not likely though.
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2013
  6. Not in NYS they aren't. They can't buy an AR anymore. So if they didn't buy one before the ban, they can't have one.

    Will that happen nationally? Maybe not this time around, but more individual states are about to sign on and join the Nazi party. Cuomo is leading the axis powers.

    I joined the NRA, have you yet?
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2013
  7. fuzzy03cls


    Jan 28, 2010
    A few LGS's in my area I expect to have their prices plumett soon. They are stocked with AR's. But since they are all over $1K they aren't selling many.
    The hard thing to get now are mags & ammo.
  8. Ruggles


    Jun 13, 2005
    Nice "trade" :)

    You are way ahead on that one sir!
  9. Glock26z


    Jul 17, 2010
    I had some jerk come to our table and he said he wanted to sell his to me for $4500.00 to me and I pulled outmy wallet and showed him a one dollar bill for it and his ammo. He was pissed off at me and a few other dealers that talked to this jerk. I quit ordering
    ar's beause of what has happened. I have more calls for revolvers,da and sa and,lever and,pump,and,bolt action rifles. Even black powder firearms. And,single stack semi-auto pistols for ccw.
  10. CranialCrusader


    May 7, 2000
    I'm afraid there won't be any supply any time soon in Houston, at least at reasonable prices. I saw plenty for $2000+ at a gun show.

    One local dealer has a list so long they said essentially:

    We have a waiting list, when an AR comes in (regardless of brand or type) they call you and give you 4 hours to claim and pay for it.

    I inquired about an FN SCAR, they said at least a year. Their pistol case and shop floor was essentially stripped bare.

    TX is quite good for gun rights, but not so great during this rush.

  11. John_NJ


    Jan 15, 2013
    I think amateur hour is almost over now as they have blown their wad on overpriced everything.

    Prices will recover by April.

    Posted using Outdoor Hub Campfire
  12. Haldor

    Haldor Retired EE

    Oct 22, 2006
    Central Arizona
    That was what convinced me. I saw people asking $900+ for them and thought hard about it. I just bought a PS90 which is a much cooler gun and haven't shot the Sub2K in a couple of years.

    I do miss the fact it fit in a laptop case, otherwise I don't miss it a bit. Not when you consider what selling it funded (that Winchester Model 101).

    P.S. I was in the local gun shop (Vance's) and they must have had a dozen ARs hanging on the wall. Pricing was still high, but a lot lower than it has been ($1200 - $1300).

    I expect bottom feeder ARs to drop below a $1K this month. I outfitted my Colt AR15-A2 (20" rifle) with a full set of Magpul furniture yesterday. Bravo Company had the UBR stock in FDE for $220 so I jumped at it. I also installed the Moe forearm and a new Magpul grip as well. Really dressed up the old lady (she was made in '92). I am keeping the A2 furniture in case I ever decide to sell the rifle (not a high probability of that).

    Must have got the last one of the sale UBR stocks from Bravo Company. Shows as out of stock now.

    [​IMG] ubr stock fde.htm

    Really like that new stock a lot.
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2013
  13. Jim85IROC


    Jan 26, 2013
    I'm one of those guys who had to have an AR just incase, but I tried to be somewhat smart about it. I bought a couple lowers for WAY too much, but I'll wait it out for the rest of the parts. The lower is what matters.
  14. I still have Colt AR15-A2 20'' with a 3x scope that says Colt on it with a bullet drop comp that I bought new right before the last ban. it probably has less than 200 rounds through it. I bought an H-Bar also but sold it when I someone made me an offer I couldn't refuse. with the last ban I seen them go to over 1800.00 over night. there wasn't very many different brands back then like there is now.
  15. Ruggles


    Jun 13, 2005
    Good plan IMO.
  16. I still see FN 5.7 for 1800 or so and Ars going high in some areas. Ammo is in tight supply and I think that the market will remain tight until next year because of the fear of the libtards. I still see Ar for over 2k on regular units.
  17. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

    Oct 23, 2000
    California & New Mexico, US
    Second Amendment Sports in Bakersfield has a bunch of cheezy ninja-rized ARs on the wall marked for like $3000-4000. Still sitting there after several weeks. I guess Californians ain't as dumb as other staters.
  18. DAIadvisor


    Apr 24, 2004
    Kettering, OH
    No, they're just broke. :)
  19. SpringerTGO


    Jul 30, 2011
    Just as the panic started my lgs was selling RRA Operators for around $900, and he had a couple of LMT's for around $1100. I picked up LMT's in 556 and 308 at below retail.
    I went to dinner last night with a guy who went to the same LGS the very next day. I couldn't believe what he told me. They had raised the price of the RRA to $1800, and he bought one! That was pretty sickening to hear.
  20. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

    Oct 23, 2000
    California & New Mexico, US
    Consider that most of them are illegals on welfare, methinks that it's you that's broke for supporting them.:rofl: