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Local Distributor Sells Out!

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by BamaBud, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. BamaBud

    BamaBud NRA Life Member

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    I called a local distributor of Bushmaster ARs yesterday at 2:00pm. I was interested in a particular model and was told they had 127 in stock but "they were going fast."

    They had hundreds of each model that they stocked (at least a dozen variants) according to their website. In total, more than 1000 Bushmasters rifles in stock at 2:00pm..

    When I went on line last night at 7:00pm, they were SOLD OUT of ALL of them!!! :faint:

    I called today again and verified that they were sold out.

    Unreal. :wow:
     
  2. KalashniKEV

    KalashniKEV

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    I've never heard of anyone actually wanting to buy a Bushmaster before.

    Interesting...
     


  3. hotpig

    hotpig IAFF Local 4766 CLM

    Not just BM it is all of the brands. If you think you are going to bite the bullet and buy one next payday you are going to be left out.
     
  4. Hugo R

    Hugo R Gaff G26 User!

    Even here in kommiefornia all of the Kaliforniacation compliant guns are gone. Lowers and uppers are disappearing. High cap mags are going fast too.

    I was in a store this morning when their sister store in Colorado text in a picture of their empty vault. We called GT Distributors in Austin, TX and they are OUT of AR's.

    My partners at work are shaking their heads in disbelief. I am shaking my head at their disbelief. I 'told them so' right after the Aurora, CO shooting this would happen.

    Better stock up on ammo too. That's next IMHO.

    HR:cool:
     
  5. Ruggles

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    Not sure if the ammo issue is not already here to be honest. :rofl:
     
  6. Gunnut 45/454

    Gunnut 45/454

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    I saw two AR's in my Wally World! They were still there today!:whistling:
     
  7. Jason D

    Jason D INFRINGED Silver Member Millennium Member

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    I for one have several.
    Though they are real Bushmasters, and not the Remington ones.
    They were thee rifle for Highpower back only a short few years ago. Quality wise they were much better than the Colts of the time.

    I have seen some of the newer ones here recently. They are rougher looking, but still feel decent. My Dad bought a new Carbon 15 M4A3 type rifle here a few weeks back. Purchased against my advice I must add. It's an odd looking gun that feels way to light. We've run close to 2000 rounds through it and not only is it accurate, it's also reliable.

    Not one single malfunction.
    It does not however want to drop magazines free, though they are coming out easier and easier every magazine full.


    My opinion of the gun is this.


    For a cheap gun you could do a lot worse.
    I'd buy one myself if I could get it for the 600 dollar price he paid. Shooting this gun makes the think a lot of the info out there on them is just plain bullflop.
     
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  8. mgs

    mgs Always Carrying Millennium Member

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    It does seem odd but some people won't want to own one. I have 6....kind of like golf clubs. Each has a purpose.
     
  9. banger

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    The mysteries deepen....

    Like you, I just don't understand wanting one.

    Although....I have HEARD of "good ones"....

    Never seen one....but, I have heard of them.

    Then again, I have HEARD of Unicorns and Big Foot.

    A place I worked, bought six full auto M-4's....Every single one had SEVERE problems, broken bolt, unable to zero, numerous failure to feeds, broken extractor.etc.,

    Not all on every single one, but a significant problem with each.

    Total junk!

    BTW, these were "Bushmaster" from Windham Maine, not Remington.
     
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  10. mgs

    mgs Always Carrying Millennium Member

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    I've built many AR's on many lowers with many parts. Original Bushmaster lowers and parts were all spot on and mil spec. I have two....one in 5.56 and one in 7.62. Nicest finish of them all. Uppers are another story. I sent two back and they came back perfect and sighted in. They are both very reliable now. Both Colts I have show plenty of machine marks and commercial parts....in no way mil spec. I even have a build on an Eagle Arms/Armalite lower that is nicer than Colt. I'm not a DPMS lower fan but they make great/accurate barrels. My 20"scoped 5.56 with Phantom flash hider cuts one hole 5 shot groups. It's all about the correct parts working together.
     
  11. GLJones

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    My old Bushmaster AR-15 has zero issues and the build quality is excellent. I have had it about 10 years. Been a very good performer.
     
  12. MajorD

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    My local gun shop ( one of the largest in ny) usually has a rack of about 15 AR'S with stockage of 10 or more in boxes of the same on the floor. Stopped there yesterday and they were out of them. One counter guy said they sold over 90 rifles on Saturday alone. The only semi 223's they had left were a single ruger mini 14 and a Benelli - both sold in the 20 minutes or so I was in the store. Glad I have a few ar's no need for more. I even have a Remington 7615 pump in case I have to give up the semi's
    Once again a bad incident plus Obama in the house increase gun sales
     
  13. fuzzy03cls

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    I just need a lower to build. Have a few uppers that would be nice to have a dedicated lower for.
     
  14. cowboy1964

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    I was following three BM auctions on gunbroker today that end Sunday. Bids were up to $800ish as of last night. Just checked and all three have been ended at full price ($1249)!
     
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  15. Dreamliner787

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    Even the ugly girls will eventually get someone to dance with them. A Bushy vs. not having anything at all, nothing to think about there.
     
  16. Jason D

    Jason D INFRINGED Silver Member Millennium Member

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    I just snapped up two more today.
    I was told they were the last two in the store. I waited in line three hours just to get them. At least I had the presence of mind to put a down payment on them last Monday.


    Even the crappy R-guns and Para lowers were gone from the other day.
     
  17. gtrcivic

    gtrcivic Hokie Glocker

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    i lucked out and picked up 2 troys at DSG the week of BF sale. Prepaid for them and picked them up 12 days later. Good thing my two were the first that they got in from the distributor in Georgia. Wonder if the rest of those who prepaid on the BF deal are still gettting their troys.
     
  18. Ruggles

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    "Beggers can't be choosers" rings true here. Buy what you find or wait a few months at least I think is the case these days.
     
  19. pnutcar

    pnutcar MIZZOU TIGERS!

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    My bro bought his first AR last night! He's been wanting one since he shot mine, and yesterday was the day. The shop said that his rep told him that there have been 78k sold nation wide since Friday. They were cleaned out of ARs; he bought 2nd to last one. No pmags anywhere either.
     
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