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Panic buying?

#1 Post by K9s » Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:47 pm

Is it just me? I have noticed prices of popular firearms & ammo going up and ammo out of stock online. Is this just a seasonal thing that happens after people get tax refunds or something more?
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#2 Post by DougMasters » Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:54 pm

I think its because of the scary narrative the media is pushing.

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#3 Post by K9s » Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:23 pm

I thought the right was just dismissing all these protestors, not claiming they would "take away our guns".

Oh, well. ARs were far cheaper than I have ever seen, so I picked up my first & only direct impingement AR-15 cheap. Ammo prices for it, however, are not dropping.
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#4 Post by m1ckDELTA » Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:26 pm

Can't find a Ruger PC Carbine to save my life. Some places have stopped taking pre-orders.

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#5 Post by highdesert » Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:32 pm

The right wing will preach that liberals are after their guns like the Obama era and anti-gun types will cheer that ammo prices are going up. And ammo manufacturers and sellers will reap the profits. The games.
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#6 Post by K9s » Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:55 pm

Agreed! The rich get richer either way.

Just found some good 223 prices for plinking ammo. There goes the money for my next CZ!
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#7 Post by DavidMS » Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:06 pm

I have seen some parts out of stock but nothing too serious (yet).

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#8 Post by MaxWyatt » Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:38 pm

prices seem about the same around here
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#9 Post by SpaceRanger42 » Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:17 pm

m1ckDELTA wrote:
Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:26 pm
Can't find a Ruger PC Carbine to save my life. Some places have stopped taking pre-orders.
They are only a few months old, a super popular. They simply not staying on the shelves.
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#10 Post by Marlene » Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:25 pm

Please panic. I have some more stuff to get rid of.
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#11 Post by atxgunguy » Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:02 pm

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#12 Post by PizzaOps » Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:41 pm

Marlene wrote:Please panic. I have some more stuff to get rid of.
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#13 Post by lurker » Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:52 am

i've got some stuff like that, but not anything anyone would panic over.
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#14 Post by Fnords » Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:51 pm

I think there's been a noticeable increase in the price of low-end imported AKs, up maybe $100 for WASRs/N-PAPs since the Parkland shooting and AWB revival talk - but import rifle waves/droughts can do weird things to prices sometimes, so, meh. All this makes me want to get rid of my least-favorite surplus bolt gun(s) and turn that money/safe space into a Yugo AK while they're still cheap, but... [to self] don't panic!

ETA: the out of stock thing is definitely true for semi-auto rifles and a few other things that accept 30+ round mags. Several I've been thinking about for the last year or two went from always in stock, often on sale to... gone, along with most of the sales. I haven't seen CCW handguns jump in price or go out of stock, though.
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