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Gun business

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by 361cop, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. 361cop

    361cop

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    Being that the past month was a huge hit for gun sales, how are all these gun stores staying in business now when there is pretty much no inventory (guns and ammo) in stock to sell customers and backorders status is unknown?
     
  2. GunHo198

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    I know some stores are not putting all there stock out on the shelves fearing that people will buy them out too quickly. Often if you ask the guy at the counter he may have something in the back store room.


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  3. Tango 1Zero

    Tango 1Zero Millennium Member

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    I know of a few that are wiped out. They couldnt restock after the first wave.
     
  4. jhooten

    jhooten NRA Life Member

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    Talked to the local guy today. He doesn't know if he will be able to stay open past the end of the month is his orders don't start coming in soon.

    There are going to be some interesting conversations at the SHOT show in a couple weeks I'll bet.
     
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2013
  5. fiasconva

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    Some of them seem to be able to stave off the shortages by jacking up the prices on their current inventory by at least 40 to 50 %.
     
  6. GunHo198

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    We need to get the auto industry envolved to help ramp up production during this time of crisis!
     
  7. janice6

    janice6 Silver Member

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    Right. They work for the government now.
     
  8. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    The gun shops may have ran out of evil assault weapons and certain high capacity handguns, but they still have plenty of shotguns, bolt action rifles, revolvers and other pistols for sales. Ron Peterson's Guns in Albuquerque has a shelf full of Glock pistols plus a bunch of other high cap pistols.
     
  9. gbanker

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    I've been wondering how the stores that specialized in ARs will survive in the event an AWB is passed. I hope they are making their money now and they can transition their business model if needed, tough times could be ahead.
     
  10. WoodenPlank

    WoodenPlank Who?

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    If a ban is passed at all, it will depend on how the legislation is worded. Plenty of shops still flourished during the Clinton ban, and plenty still sold tons of AR-15s.
     
  11. Bruce M

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    Shades of a Saginaw GM M1 Carbine...
     
  12. people will always be buying guns..they will just have to adjust thier inventory and marketing
     
  13. GAFinch

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    They stay in business by going to Walmart/Academy every morning and buying up all the ammo that just came in on the delivery truck, then marking it up a few dollars to resale at their stores. Shotguns, revolvers, and surplus rifles are in high demand now also due to desperate, unprepared guys.