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Posted: 2/14/2006 1:00:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/14/2006 1:00:48 PM EDT by SamColt]
Is it just me or are all guns and accesories too damn expensive?

a friggin basic, standard issue type, chrome lined, M4 chrome moly barrrel with a barrel nut and NOTHING else is over $300.00 bucks after you have it shipped?

I don't know but I think some of this shit is too friggin' expensive for what you're getting....

A Kimber Warrior over a grand
Any .308 AR - over a grand

I was looking at a Glock 20 before Christmas - it was $499.00 now $569.00 same gun same shop. Guy said there was a price increase for '06. I can handle that - but a 14% price increase?

Thank God for stripped lowers, used parts and the EE

thanks for listening....

Link Posted: 2/14/2006 1:02:55 PM EDT
I hear ya, but i'll keep paying cause i want it.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 1:03:46 PM EDT
Sell more BLOOD!!!!
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 1:04:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SamColt:

Thank God for stripped lowers, used parts and the EE

thanks for listening....




I've only bought one gun new in my life. Everything else has come used in parts off the EE, newspaper, friends or from the fun show.

Saved lots of money that way.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 1:07:13 PM EDT
it's an explosion going off in your hand.
i like knowing i am buying a level of protection from that bomb.
like condoms. you want the best. not to save money.

Link Posted: 2/14/2006 1:08:30 PM EDT
LOL.. Chicken feed.. Those are cheap parts.. Start pricing replacement parts for Safari Rifles.. Or better yet a replacement barrel for a H&H double..

I have $500 dealer price wrapped up in a set of NECG sights for my .460 Wby Mag (that's front with hood and with 1/4 rib rear with dual flip up)..
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 1:11:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By hk940:
it's an explosion going off in your hand.
i like knowing i am buying a level of protection from that bomb.
like condoms. you want the best. not to save money.



I don't mean cheaper - which is different from less expensive

I think demand is up which drives price up - another economic variable I can handle. But how about almost 300 bucks for a free float rail? Come on now.......
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 1:11:35 PM EDT
Yup. There is some serious money being made by a few people, relative to the value they add to a product.

But then, we drive demand.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 1:16:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SamColt:
But how about almost 300 bucks for a free float rail? Come on now.......



R&D and supply and demand..
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 1:23:20 PM EDT
$495 or so is dealer cost on a new g20. he's making $75 on a nearly $500 investment. thats only 15%.

I just bought a new g20 for $565 not a week and 1/2 ago.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 1:24:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Da_Bunny:
Yup. There is some serious money being made by a few people, relative to the value they add to a product.

But then, we drive demand.



supply needs to catch up to demand,

its gotten better though, right after the AWB I remember trying to build my first M4gery and finding parts was like trying to find a republican at Berkley.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 1:29:23 PM EDT
Not to mention they're too damned tempting. I just went to order 3 $15 mags from cdnn and ended up spending a couple hundred bucks.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 1:44:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/14/2006 1:49:40 PM EDT by SamColt]

Originally Posted By darth_pavoris:
$495 or so is dealer cost on a new g20. he's making $75 on a nearly $500 investment. thats only 15%.

I just bought a new g20 for $565 not a week and 1/2 ago.



yeah I know the margines are pretty thin. I'm not knocking the gun shop owners in the least.

it's the $495.00 to Glock that grips me - just sems high. But I'm still going to order one....

Tempting - they'll break your ass in about 1 trip to a gun show....(which is another gripe all together)
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 1:45:41 PM EDT
Pays to make friends with FFLs
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 2:16:42 PM EDT
Unfortunately it is inflation. Actual or artificial.

Max
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 2:26:06 PM EDT
Yes, just like everyting else.

You gotta pay to play.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 2:42:58 PM EDT
increasing min. wage, unions, welfare, taxes, taxes, taxes, inflation

pick em all
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