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Posted: 2/14/2012 6:34:49 AM EST
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At the moment the panic is at a whisper. Should I buy a rifle? Ammo? 30rd Mags?

One of the three.


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Link Posted: 2/14/2012 6:37:16 AM EST
I like how we seem to be doing this every two years now.

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Link Posted: 2/14/2012 6:39:14 AM EST
Originally Posted By Firebird69:
At the moment the panic is at a whisper. Should I buy a rifle? Ammo? 30rd Mags?

One of the three.




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Link Posted: 2/14/2012 6:39:45 AM EST
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30 round AR mags during the ban were expensive. So many people have bought so many mags in the last 8 years, that if they were banned now(and grandfathered), the price on them would not go to near what it was for a very long time.

Rifles are in a similar state.

Ammo is finite. Ammo gets used. ammo cannot be used again unless you have reloading supplies(another thing that was premium 4 years ago).

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Link Posted: 2/14/2012 6:40:01 AM EST
30 round mags. I've got a billion of those things that I'd love to sell to a bunch of chicken little's for 5 times retail.

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Link Posted: 2/14/2012 6:50:35 AM EST
Ammo. Mags second. Mags are a consumable, but not nearly at the rate that ammo is. If you have a respectable number of mags for yourself, ammo is going to be your continuing expense. If you're talking about trying to make a profit and re-selling once/if the panic hits, I would say go with both, but still more emphasis on ammo.

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Link Posted: 2/14/2012 6:53:34 AM EST

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
Why is the sky falling this time?

Not yet that I can tell. Just trying to get ahead of inflated prices this time. I paid a premium in 08'.
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Link Posted: 2/14/2012 6:55:22 AM EST

Originally Posted By LuvBUSHmaster:
Originally Posted By Firebird69:
At the moment the panic is at a whisper. Should I buy a rifle? Ammo? 30rd Mags?

One of the three.




Calm. The. Fuck. Down.




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Link Posted: 2/14/2012 6:57:08 AM EST
Originally Posted By Firebird69:

Originally Posted By LuvBUSHmaster:
Originally Posted By Firebird69:
At the moment the panic is at a whisper. Should I buy a rifle? Ammo? 30rd Mags?

One of the three.




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Link Posted: 2/14/2012 7:02:45 AM EST
Ammunition is currently somwewhat reasonably priced so might as well stock up now before the price goes up yet again.

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Link Posted: 2/14/2012 7:02:59 AM EST
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I like how we seem to be doing this every two years now.



Really...I'm trying to figure out if it's because they think "0" will win or Romney will win...wait, it's BOTH!
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Link Posted: 2/14/2012 7:05:47 AM EST
You know it's going to happen.
Obama will look like he will get another term in office and everyone will panic again driving prices through the roof again!
People are already coming into the shop and saying it and are waiting for thier tax checks to come so they can buy a few rifles. The odd thing is no one is buying mags or ammo for the most part.

Now I remember the days of $30 AR mags so I try and pick a few things up now and then and I even bought an AK that I didnt really need just in case things get nutty like they did in 080/09.





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Link Posted: 2/14/2012 7:06:48 AM EST
I believe OP is correct.
There will be a huge run on ammo/mags/firearms OF ALL TYPES.

Better get ammo/mags/components now if you intend on doing any recreational shooting post election.
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Link Posted: 2/14/2012 7:10:06 AM EST
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I like how we seem to be doing this every two years now.



I really don't like it.

The price of ammo has almost made it back to normal prices (although I seem to be broke) and it is almost time to start it up again.

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Link Posted: 2/14/2012 7:13:35 AM EST
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I believe OP is correct.
There will be a huge run on ammo/mags/firearms OF ALL TYPES.

Better get ammo/mags/components now if you intend on doing any recreational shooting post election.


I haven't been able to buy any ammo since the last election.

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Link Posted: 2/14/2012 7:15:14 AM EST
i bought stock in a couple gun companies for this reason

i don't see a decline in firearm purchases anytime soon


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Link Posted: 2/14/2012 7:20:37 AM EST
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Originally Posted By NeverTrustaJunkie:
i bought stock in a couple gun companies for this reason

i don't see a decline in firearm purchases anytime soon



Not sure stock is the best idea: companies can still go broke from legislation, taxes, or being poorly run (like anticipating that the election year demand will continue on infinitely) - while Joe Taxpayer blows his wad on remaining inventory because it's an election year. Stock = projection of future earnings and demand; sales = gunstore profits reflecting yesterday's production...
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All of the above. Panic early, beat the rush. TT

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Link Posted: 2/14/2012 7:25:41 AM EST
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I like how we seem to be doing this every two years now.



It's like the Olympics now.


If you are in it to make a buck or two, buy up ar lowers / parts kits. They will be precious at the height of the idiocy.

If you just want to stock up, buy ammo first. Mags second
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Link Posted: 2/14/2012 7:27:40 AM EST
You don't have these things already?

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I figure its always fun to jump into the pre-election "rush" to buy firearms.

Bill Clinton and Barak Obama have sold more guns than any gun salesman in history.

But there's a nice "message" to the political class when one of the things the news media reports on in the lead up to the election is that the subjects are accumulating more arms and ammo. Kind of a nice reminder to those politicians that political power springs out of the CONSENT of the governed.

I'll probably buy some ammo as we get closer to tax time...

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Link Posted: 2/14/2012 7:33:47 AM EST
With an Obama v. Romney election, you have a 100% chance of an anti-gun candidate being in office. Romney has actually gone the distance on gun bans. Obama would be in his second term and have Gunrunner under his belt.

I could see hysteria, no doubt.

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Link Posted: 2/14/2012 7:34:46 AM EST
I'm buying 9mm bullets (Montana Gold) and some AR parts (bolts, lpks, small parts, stock kits) just so that I have enough to meet my stocking level that I want.
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Link Posted: 2/14/2012 7:39:10 AM EST
Panic or not I like to keep a decent supply of ammo on hand.

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Link Posted: 2/14/2012 7:39:28 AM EST
No matter what happens, i buy ammo when ever i can. Sometimes depending on my budget it may be as little as a box or two. If I can afford more I do. I have been doing this for a long time now.

I do think that zero will make a move on banning or restricting gun ownership and gun laws in general. Mittens might do likewise, you never know.

Better to have extra either way.

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Link Posted: 2/14/2012 7:45:18 AM EST
I buy a box or two every time I go to Walmart. It adds up.

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Link Posted: 2/14/2012 8:01:47 AM EST
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At the moment the panic is at a whisper. Should I buy a rifle? Ammo? 30rd Mags?

One of the three.




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Link Posted: 2/14/2012 8:09:02 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Firebird69:

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
Why is the sky falling this time?

Not yet that I can tell. Just trying to get ahead of inflated prices this time. I paid a premium in 08'.


Noob. '94 was better.
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Link Posted: 2/14/2012 8:14:51 AM EST
You should always buy ammo when you find it at a good price whether there's an upcoming panic or not.

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Link Posted: 2/14/2012 8:17:19 AM EST
Already getting ready for it in earnest. Box here and a box there of ammo.I figure that I will have to burn a lot of ammo to kill 3 ARs, plus service pistols, shotguns, hunting rifles, etc.

It should be fun to watch though...

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You should be buying a additional 30-40 mags($300-500), 7 lowers ($700)and 1-5k a ammo a year($300-$1500)

Next will be uppers, pistol mags and ammo.

If you do this you should be ok.

I didnt do it this year as I bought a KAC SR-25 and before last election I bought a Romy RPK and a Barrett M-82A1 50 BMG

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Link Posted: 2/14/2012 8:43:21 AM EST

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You don't have these things already?

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Originally Posted By THR-Thumper:
Originally Posted By Firebird69:

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
Why is the sky falling this time?

Not yet that I can tell. Just trying to get ahead of inflated prices this time. I paid a premium in 08'.


Noob. '94 was better.

It sure was but I wasn't into AR's at the time. I was raised a FUDD but became a AR / Handgun fanatic after the ban
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Originally Posted By THR-Thumper:
Originally Posted By Firebird69:

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
Why is the sky falling this time?

Not yet that I can tell. Just trying to get ahead of inflated prices this time. I paid a premium in 08'.


Noob. '94 was better.

It sure was but I wasn't into AR's at the time. I was raised a FUDD but became a AR / Handgun fanatic after the ban


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Link Posted: 2/14/2012 8:48:50 AM EST
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Why is the sky falling this time?


Are you sure it isn't the ground being thrust up?

Anyone remember the Great Primer Scare?

Don't neglect your reloading components when you are in full Panic Mode.

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I plan to buy ammo and lots of it this year. Obama will have "NO" reason not to go after gun owners w/ a fever pitch and Rom has shown that he will attack guns no matter his situation. I trust Rom less than Obama. We should know what Obama intends to do but this other guy gives me the creeps.

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Link Posted: 2/14/2012 8:57:26 AM EST

Originally Posted By Firebird69:

Originally Posted By LuvBUSHmaster:
Originally Posted By Firebird69:
At the moment the panic is at a whisper. Should I buy a rifle? Ammo? 30rd Mags?

One of the three.




Calm. The. Fuck. Down.

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Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
Why is the sky falling this time?


Are you sure it isn't the ground being thrust up?

Anyone remember the Great Primer Scare?

Don't neglect your reloading components when you are in full Panic Mode.

I have thought about buying common primers and I dont even reload . All I have are a couple five gallon buckets of once fired clean brass but if the ban comes I will need bullets, powder and all of the reloading supplies.
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Originally Posted By Firebird69:

Originally Posted By LuvBUSHmaster:
Originally Posted By Firebird69:
At the moment the panic is at a whisper. Should I buy a rifle? Ammo? 30rd Mags?

One of the three.




Calm. The. Fuck. Down.

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This is what starts the panic.


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Who remembers the primer shortage of '96? I'm not kidding...you couldn't find a fucking primer anywhere.
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I like how we seem to be doing this every two years now.



That gives us time to pay off the credit cards and then go on a crazy buying spree again.
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Who remembers the primer shortage of '96? I'm not kidding...you couldn't find a fucking primer anywhere.


Nothing compared to the great Flint shortage of 1796.

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.380 ammo got rare for a while there too. $50 for 50 round nose.


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.380 ammo got rare for a while there too. $50 for 50 round nose.


After Nov 08' the DFW was void of any 45 for a year and a half. I ordered it online but the local retail store shelves were bare
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I like how we seem to be doing this every two years now.



This. Let's please not do this to ourselves again this year. Sometimes we are our own worst enemy.

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If you don't have a rifle you don't need the other three.

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Link Posted: 2/14/2012 9:56:51 AM EST
Perhaps the more logical approach is to take inventory to see what you have now and what you need. As others have said, mags are as cheap now as they have ever been. There is no excuse (other than lack of funds, I guess) for not having all the high cap rifle and pistol mags that you will ever need. Ammo prices have finally come down some, but still not to where they were before the 2008 panic. If you need more black rifles, get them now. AR pistols, AK clones and the like––now is the time to stock up.

If you have all the mags and guns you think you need if the curtain were to shut and a permanent AWB went into effect, then I agree that the thing to do is to buy ammo. You can always sell it at a higher price later on. Store it indoors with low humidity and a stable temperature and it will last at least 50 years.

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