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DPMS prices really falling.

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by Petrie, Jan 30, 2010.

  1. Petrie


    Nov 26, 2008
    I bought a DPMS Panter Classic (A2 rifle) in the spring of 09 for $899 + tax. Today I stopped in at the big gunstore where I bought it and they have the same rifles for $699 + tax. Ouch. I figured I had payed too much buying during the AR frenzy, but I didn't think I overpayed that much. But, If I hadn't have bought it then I'd have missed out on the Military rifle shoots I competed in last summer. Just wish I'd have looked around more and bought a little better gun. Rookie move.
  2. RMTactical

    RMTactical CLM

    Oct 7, 2000
    Behind an AR-15
    Not just DPMS, many AR15 prices have dropped. There was a lot of price gouging going on last year.

  3. skippz


    May 29, 2006
    East Kentucky
    Hey I bought a DPMS LR-308 for $200 more than what its worth... but I figure it will be worth it one day
  4. mkmckinley


    May 28, 2007
    don't worry about it, a lot of people are in the same boat but paid more than you did. I laughed when I saw them for $1200 at one shop but sure enough the next time I was there they had sold out.
  5. USAglock


    Jun 24, 2009
    I would say the fun you had at the rifle shoots more than makes up for the extra $$. I have noticed the price drop in the AK market also. :wavey:
  6. thunderbat


    Sep 5, 2006
    This time a year ago, if you wanted an AR , you were going to pay MSRP. There was no discounting and they were also in short supply. Buy another one now and you will still be ahead, as supply is far ahead of demand at this point.
  7. Gallium

    Gallium CLM

    Mar 26, 2003
  8. Petrie


    Nov 26, 2008
    I actually did consider buying another one. They had this one for $750:

    The one I have has been real good so maybe this one would too. Hell, they had 3 of them in the case so maybe they'll go down even more?
  9. the prices got to high and no one was buying them. so the prices will come down and sale will start back. it will be the same with ammo and other guns before long. if we stop buying high we can force the prices back down.
  10. MySiK26

    MySiK26 ******

    The one I had was great too, 100%.
  11. BEER

    BEER bad example

    May 2, 2006
    Dayton, Texas
    you think that's a drastic change? check out some of the online classified ads. a lot of the guys that bought those 1200-1500$ basic rifles last year tricked them out and are now trying to sell them off for 1000 WITH accessories, and most of them haven't even been fired more than a couple hundred rounds.
  12. h&kbama


    Jan 28, 2005
    SE United States
    The shops around here have drastically dropped their prices on AR's as well. According to the shop owners, the economy tanking is the cause. Per the (4) shop owners I have spoken to in the last few weeks, they all gave me the exact same reason. People are not spending money, and the gun makers/shops are feeling it. Stay safe.
  13. remember911

    remember911 Remember911

    Apr 18, 2008
    Yes sir the gold rush is over. And the closing of many will begain. I call this a buyers market.:wow: What is sad all the hole salers that are stuck with over stock.
  14. thunderbat


    Sep 5, 2006
    From what I am seeing, the prices will only continue to drop. even Colt 6920's are being offered at 'sale' prices now...
  15. Jeager106


    Sep 23, 2005
    I got the "fever" and had to have an Ar in 7.62 so I bought the first DPMS that came down the road.
    16 inch, one mag, $1450.00 and I grabbed it.
    Sorriest move I ever made.
    It's been back to the factory 2 X and still won't shoot.
    At least now it stopped jamming every other shot.
    But 6 to 8 inch groups is totally unacceptable.
    That's with any ammo you feed it, from match grade Federal, mil-spec, handloads, hunting ammo.
    It will ONLY groups 125 graon bullets well.
    I can get an inch with handloads but who wants a big boomer rifle that shoots the same bullet as the chi-com SKS/AK?
    DPMS answers me by saying to spend over $850.00 and buy the match 24 inch stainless upper.
    You got to be kidding me!
    That thing has to weigh 15 pounds loaded with 24 inch bull barrel.
    I have heard many more complaints about DPMS lack of accuracy and DPMS lack of sympathetic attitude towards customers.
  16. Daekwan

    Daekwan Colts & Glocks!

    Oct 26, 2009
    Arlington, VA
    You got off good.. You only overpaid by about $200 bucks compared to todays prices. Imagine the people who paid upwards of $2500 for a Colt 6920 only to see them sold for $1100 today.

    As you said.. it was worth the $200 to have the rifle when you wanted it. And not to wait another year just save $200
  17. Petrie


    Nov 26, 2008
    UPDATE: At that scheels where I bought my AR the price for the same model has jumped right back up to $850. I've seen them running that high for several months. Apparantly there was a over supply in the first part of the year and now demand and supply are even.
  18. Gunnut 45/454

    Gunnut 45/454

    Jun 20, 2002
    Yep I refused to pay the Obama election prices- I actually wanted a AR at that time -but was going to pay the prices they wanted! After a two year wait /watching the price fall to half what they were I final got into the AR scene! I have what I need and don't need any more!:supergrin:
  19. 12131

    12131 Monkeyboy CLM

    Nov 17, 2006
    God's Country (Texas)
    From what I'm seeing, the drop in AR prices has leveled off for months, now. Don't see them going any lower.