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Posted: 3/29/2006 4:37:59 PM EDT
I was just at my local dealer. Back in December a Smith 629 was $608. Now its $670. A Super Blackhawk Hunter was $485, now $528. He has a Super Redhawk left over from last year for $564. If he orders one from the distributer now, he said "well over $600. " I called around and he is cheaper than the other local shops. WTF is going on?
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 4:49:43 PM EDT
prices around here are pretty much the same for guns....
its ammo thats been going up
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 4:54:53 PM EDT
Alphaghost, don't even get me started on the ammo. I blew the dust off the reloader last week after two years. I almost forgot how to use it.
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 4:58:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TARFU:
Alphaghost, don't even get me started on the ammo. I blew the dust off the reloader last week after two years. I almost forgot how to use it.



--i need to do the same....not only has the ammo gone up, but i cant find some of it (7.62x39, WWB .223, etc) anywhere
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 6:41:54 PM EDT
I haven't bought a gun recently, but my last gun I bought was a NIB SS S&W 696 5-shot 44spl way back in Nov 2000. I paid $450 exc tax & DROS. Today, I just looked on Gunsamerica.com and one was sold for $650. That is $200 difference in 5 years. The selling price for new guns have probably increase more in Calif because various gun laws enacted since I bought mine.
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 7:26:01 PM EDT
We usually see price increases around Feb/March. Seems to be the fiscal year ending for lots of gun manufacturers.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 2:38:35 AM EDT
Everytime I've been to a gun store in the last year there has almost been a line out the door of people buying guns, all day long.

The demand is also up I would venture, so they're cashing in.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 10:38:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ALPHAGHOST:
prices around here are pretty much the same for guns....
its ammo thats been going up



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