New Here - New Gun Owner

Discussion in 'Introduction Forum' started by OzarkHillbilly, Jun 12, 2020.

  1. OzarkHillbilly

    OzarkHillbilly

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    First time firearm owner here - bought a new Glock 19 Gen 5 MOS because I was afraid of being caught off guard during the boogaloo (or the 'boog'). I've been shooting recreationally off and on. Off topic but related to why I bought this gun: I'm 24 years old just getting on my feet. I am just now gaining spare income and it's always been my dream to own a lot of guns and ammo. But now that I am able to buy, ammo is expensive and hard to find. I'm hoping this crap passes soon so I can build up my stockpile before the SHTF again.

    Rant over. Hello, all.

    OH
     
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  2. Bigblue9

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    Congrats on the spare income and first gun!

    Hopefully, the prices we see early 2021 will be similar to what we saw in early 2017. Hang tight and keep building a pile of cash, I think the market will come back down after the election. The scary flip side to that is...well, the market goes up? I don't really wanna think about that.

    In terms of where to find "normal priced" ammo, I've had luck with Academy Sports. If you live close to an Academy, check their website often. It will show exactly what's available in store or shipped to your door. They do limit purchases to 5 boxes, though.

    Brownell's will occasionally get some 9mm in and it will sell out quick. What I've seen recently is Sellier and Bellot 9mm for around $225 after all tax/ship/ and any discount codes they have.

    If you need defense rounds now, pay the price for what you need. TargetSportsUSA is my go to for Federal HST or Speer Gold Dot, and they will sometimes run 50% sales on those defense rounds. They had Gold Dot for 50% off a a couple weeks ago.

    Google gundeals.com and/or reddit gundeals. If there's a hot ammo deal, someone will post it on those sites.

    Enjoy your new gun, and welcome to Glocktalk.
     
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  3. ProjectCamaro

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    Welcome and the Gen 5 GLOCK 19 MOS is an excellent first firearm to own.

    Ammo prices will go down once this crap settles unless Biden wins in November, then it'll be impossible to find. Same thing happened when Obama one almost 12 years ago now.
     
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    Welcome. Great can do everything gun.


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    https://www.sgammo.com is another good source for ammo

    I think they (as well as others) are depleted due to the WuFlu
     
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    You might consider learning to reload. A basic single stage reloading set-up won't cost much more than a couple hundred bucks and will pay for itself eventually. This BS might go on until November and then unless Trump is re-elected, things will get much worse.
     
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    Welcome and you started off with arguably the best 9mm pistol made, that’s a great start. After Trump gets reelected ammo prices should come down, stock up and deep, stock up on mags and maybe start reloading.
     
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    Welcome to GT. Congrats!
     
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    yep one of the things you'll learn is that "the such and such panic" is an ongoing thing. Whether it is real or imagined, the panic buy happens every couple of years. So don't fret too much, it will come and go.
     
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    Welcome!


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    Hello and Welcome.
     
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    Welcome From Florida.
    This too shall pass. Save a little for when prices come back down.
     
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    Welcome to G.T. from southern Illinois.
     
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    Welcome aboard, man!
     
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