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Panic buying?

Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:47 pm
by K9s
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?

Re: Panic buying?

Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:54 pm
by DougMasters
I think its because of the scary narrative the media is pushing.

Re: Panic buying?

Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:23 pm
by K9s
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.

Re: Panic buying?

Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:26 pm
by m1ckDELTA
Can't find a Ruger PC Carbine to save my life. Some places have stopped taking pre-orders.

Re: Panic buying?

Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:32 pm
by highdesert
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.

Re: Panic buying?

Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:55 pm
by K9s
Agreed! The rich get richer either way.

Just found some good 223 prices for plinking ammo. There goes the money for my next CZ!

Re: Panic buying?

Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:06 pm
by DavidMS
I have seen some parts out of stock but nothing too serious (yet).

Re: Panic buying?

Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:38 pm
by MaxWyatt
prices seem about the same around here

Re: Panic buying?

Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:17 pm
by SpaceRanger42
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.

Re: Panic buying?

Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:25 pm
by Marlene
Please panic. I have some more stuff to get rid of.

Re: Panic buying?

Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:02 pm
by atxgunguy
Not helping.

Re: Panic buying?

Posted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:41 pm
by PizzaOps
Marlene wrote:Please panic. I have some more stuff to get rid of.
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Re: Panic buying?

Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:52 am
by lurker
i've got some stuff like that, but not anything anyone would panic over.

Re: Panic buying?

Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:51 pm
by Fnords
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.