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Just got back from buds gun shop......observations..

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Beretta92guy, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. Beretta92guy

    Beretta92guy

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    Good Lord..........

    I have never, in my years of going to their retail store, seen it like this......

    I just went to observe today, and sat back with my diet coke and bagel just watching people check out.......

    in the hour that i was there, not one transaction was under $2000.......they had a pallet of AR-15's in the back, and by the time i left they were gone!!!!......people buying cases of ammo by the truck load......they had a Pmag display that was full when i got there....EMPTY when i left.....

    the sales counter was three people deep and the parking lot was so full, you had to park across the street......some people were buying not ONE AR-15, but two, THREE at a time!!!!

    they had no beretta mags that i was looking for but plenty of Glock 33 rounders and Smith and Wesson MP mags.....

    I sure wish i had the disposable income some of these people have......some of the people i observed buying two rifles looked like they could not afford a new pair of shoes, which they badly needed.....

    this panic buying is ridiculous, if you ask me....but oh well, at least its not my money being spent...LOL

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  2. Atlas

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    Ridiculous it may be, but the anti's are surely hearing about it too.
    It should give them something to think about.
     

  3. stolenphot0

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    they will just think we are crazier
     
  4. racer11

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    Its a race to the finish,,,Anti idiots trying to get restrictions passed asap to stop the buying and retailers selling all they can and making lots of revenue.

    This entire situation is just sick. All caused by one nutty young man with a who knows what agenda that has been heard around the world and changing the lives of every gun owner in the United States.
     
  5. shadow_dog

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    Same thing is happening in Cincinnati. I went to a LGS yesterday and all you seen were AR's being sold. Had a couple of boxes of P mags, had a sign..limit 1 per customer.
     
  6. BEER

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    yall do realize that quite a few of these panic buyers are actually hoping and trying for a ban right? i've heard at least 3 different people in 3 different places talking about hoping for a ban so they can make a mint off the stuff they've hoarded so far.
     
  7. Beretta92guy

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    you know, that is EXACTLY what i was thinking while i was standing there...

    looking at all these people dumping their entire bank accounts, or a large part of it, because of one psychopath with a death-wish...............unreal!!!!
     
  8. Fear Night

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    This happens any time the anti-gun drums start beating. If the anti's wanted to keep massive amounts of guns from entering circulation, they just need to keep their loud mouths shut about gun control. All this AWB talk over the past week has sold 6+ months worth of guns in 7 days, and they don't even have the votes to pass it. Way for your plan to backfire anti's ...
     
  9. eracer

    eracer Where's my EBT?

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    Are we about to have a 'bubble' burst in the used AR-15 market?

    I'm saving cash for when the suckers buying them for $2K now are selling them for $700 in a year.

    Ammo won't go down in price, and I'm really torn between spending a lot of money on any ammo I can find, or putting in backorders for reloading supplies.

    I got the equipment about six months go, but haven't started yet, and I don't want to buy the wrong stuff. I guess bullets and primers are no-brainers.
     
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  10. arclight610

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    Other than Sabre Defense's illegal shenanigans, I believe they suffered huge losses because they produced tons of AR15s thinking that demand was going to be high forever. In the end, they had to sell alot below manufacturing costs.
     
  11. Fear Night

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    I think it's possible there will be a lot of used AR's enter the market, unless Obama puts in the "No Sales/Transfers" AWB via Executive Order.

    Ammo will definitely be an issue. All the new AR owners will need fuel to feed their new guns. I can imagine price per round will probably approach 7.62 NATO territory for 5.56 with all this new demand.
     
  12. cangler

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    Yeah even guns that don't use hi-cap mags are sold out on buds guns it seems. I've been eyeing a sig p239 gen 2 for a month now and haven't pulled the trigger yet. I looked at it on the site today and it's sold out. :crying:
     
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  13. Gunhaver

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    Good. Let the idiots buy everything they can in full on panic mode. All that stuff will start showing up used NIB when they remember that they have to make a car payment.
     
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    I think you've touched on the reality of most of this spending. Would assume many don't have the disposable income.

    No need to push further into debt, I blew my budget months ago. :supergrin:

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  15. HollowHead

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    I don't imagine these panic guns will be fired much. HH
     
  16. smokin762

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    I would not be the least surprised if a lot of these buyers were dealers at local gun shows. I am sure they want to have stock at the next gun show and screw the eye balls out of panic buyers there.

    I have what I want. After all, I have been interested in firearms for many years. I am not a first time firearm buyer and I have been through bans before. After the last ban had expired, I stocked up on magazines that were in normal capacity for the model of firearm. I bought two at a time until I had what I wanted. Just in case we went through dark times again.
     
  17. M2 Carbine

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    Not realy.
    All the people I know are buying because of that "psychopath" in the White House.


    Tuesday I made the local gun stores. Same story. All semi rifles, even 22LR, sold out.
     
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  18. smokin762

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    Every now and then, I run across a dealer at the gun shows who have been sitting on firearms that they bought new in the box before daddy Bush’s gun ban of 1989 went into effect. Now and then they will sell one these pre ban firearms for top buck. If you want it bad enough, you will pay the high price.
     
  19. countrygun

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    It is hard to imagine. The actions of one deranged individual has sparked a major concentration and fear reaction of little piece of stamped and folded steel, with a spring in them that go in a gun. Again, over the act of a lone nutjob.

    This is anti-gun sentiment coming to the surface, to capitalize on a tragedy, and others reacting, NOT TO THE TRAGEDY or from fear of a lone kook, but out of FEAR OF THE REACTION FROM THE ANTI'S.

    By their threats they are putting huge numbers of the guns into "circulation"