Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Welcome to Glock Forum at

Why should YOU join our forums?

  • Reason #1
  • Reason #2
  • Reason #3

Site Description

Stocking up?

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by GLOCK24-7, Jul 22, 2012.

  1. GLOCK24-7


    Feb 19, 2012
    I'am about to drop some serious money on AR, AK, and Glock hi cap magazines. I think something is about to come down, or am I being to paranoid?
  2. Highspeedlane

    Highspeedlane NRA Life Member

    Jan 25, 2008
    New England
    I don't believe anything is going to happen until after the election. Congress pays attention to polling on that issue, and at the present there is no appetite to pursue legislation that would imperil their candidacies.

  3. Lior


    Jul 23, 2004
    If you are a good guy, have disposable income and enjoy shooting, then investing in firearms, ammunition and accessories is a good thing.
  4. GLOCK24-7


    Feb 19, 2012

    I did not think of that, that's a great point.
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2012
  5. SouthpawG26


    Sep 4, 2004
    Yet, I'll predict that in the coming weeks and months, you'll come across more than one shop, online or otherwise, carefully implying to "get your bigass mags while you still can".......
  6. Bruce M

    Bruce M

    Jan 3, 2010
    S FL
    How fast can legislation get through Congress from the time it is first written until it is signed into law?
  7. Faulkner

    Faulkner Patriot Millennium Member

    Aug 21, 1999
    Arkansas Ozarks
    I've never stopped stocking up. Especially .22 LR ammo.
  8. skeeter7

    skeeter7 Brass Vulture

    Nov 13, 2010
    Rhode Island
    I was at the gun shop Friday afternoon and when I saw that the 30 round AR mags were selling quickly, a light bulb went off and I went ahead and bought a few as well just in case. I don't think any ban will come down right now, but you can never be too sure I guess.
  9. M2 Carbine

    M2 Carbine

    Dec 21, 2002
    It is better to have it and not need it, than need it and not have it.

    I don't recall ever being sorry because I stocked up on ammo and mags.
  10. paradoid imo if you think something is gonna happen "soon".
  11. Glockdude1

    Glockdude1 Federal Member CLM

    May 24, 2000
  12. bowtie454


    Jul 17, 2009
    I can easily see a lot of lip service paid to the issue of "assualt weapons"/hi-cap mags/etc. over the next few months, but Obama won't risk re-election by promising bold new gun control measures. There will be the usual lot in Congress introducing new gun control legislation in the wake of the shooting, but it won't pass (for the same reason). After the election, if Obama is re-elected and the Republicans take a hit in Congress, you may see some new legislation. I don't see a new AWB, but limits on magazine capacities wouldn't suprise me, especially for AR's/AK's/etc. Ownership of a 100 round drum for an AR is a tough position to defend to the general public.
  13. Highspeedlane

    Highspeedlane NRA Life Member

    Jan 25, 2008
    New England
    Exactly. If post November 6th we see the same constituency as was in place following the '08 election, brace yourself for a very rough ride.

    And as others have pointed out, buying ammo when you can afford it is never a bad thing just as a general rule.
  14. Decguns


    Dec 29, 2003
    If you remember, Obama tried to get a new assault weapons ban passed through Congress in April of 2009. He couldn't get any support from his own party when they were in total control of DC. Nothing happened when Gabby was shot. The Dems remember the beating they took in 1994. They don't want to make a bad situation (recession) worse on their members seeking reelection.

    The GOP will likely be in control of both houses of Congress after the election (even if Obama wins). There's no gun bans in our future.

    If you need AR mags, one of the best deals out there is from D&H (aka DSG Arms). Pick up a 10 pack of 30rd teflon mags with Magpul followers for $85. Singles are $9.25. They have PMAGs and Tangodown ARCs too. There was never a shortage of AK or AR hi-cap mags even during the 1994-2004 ban. But Glock mags definitely became scarce.
  15. ArmoryDoc


    May 14, 2006
    We live in perilous times what with political upheaval and open definace of our Constitutional rights. I always remember a saying that I think is most wise. "Don't wait until you're thirsty to dig a well."
  16. Faulkner

    Faulkner Patriot Millennium Member

    Aug 21, 1999
    Arkansas Ozarks
    They are waiting for THE EVENT which will give them the popular consensus to enact extensive gun control 'reform'. They are probably disappointed that the massacre in Colorado wasn't it. No one knows what that event will be but it’s liable to be something public, probably video recorded for the world to see, and the target will be such that it tugs on the heartstrings of a cross section of average Americans. That’s when the anti-gunners will strike.
  17. maestrogustav


    Nov 14, 2010
    You won't need an actual law in place for the panic buying to start. It will be just the possibility of a law.

    It is a sinking feeling indeed when you realize you're running low on ammo, or have a couple items necessary to complete your build, and you are surprised to find these items unavailable.

    If you have cash, it would not be imprudent to move forward planned purchases, esp ammo and mags.
  18. NEOH212

    NEOH212 Diesel Girl

    Mar 25, 2008
    North East Ohio
    You have nothing to worry about until after the election.

    At least it will give you some time. No go! Hurry and buy up everything in sight. The sky is falling!

    Oh no!

  19. Spiffums

    Spiffums I.C.P.

    Sep 30, 2006
    Kinda like the need for a car that goes faster than 70 mph. That is the highest speed limit so no need to go faster than that.
  20. grumpy1


    Jun 20, 2012
    I think it is smart and reasonable to stock up with whatever level an individual is comfortable with and within their budget. I don't have a ton on magazines but what I consider more than enough for me.

    Ammo in particular IMO is a smart item to stock up on when one can buy at great prices. Myself I keep at least a three year supply of what I expect to shoot. The ammo I have bought in the past has already proved to be a decent investment due to prices going up. I also think ammo might be a target to special taxation in the future that can significantly increase the end price and that can be done at the state level. There is already an effort to do that in at least Illinois.

    A concern of mine is that IF BO is relected he could do a lot of damage to gun owner rights via Executive orders or in particular a change in the balance of the Supreme Court if one of the conservative Justices needs to be replaced.
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2012