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    Quote Originally Posted by J-Dub View Post
    Could be tomorrow. And no I would guess Im not "ready" as I haven't cleaned out my local stores....and I don't lose sleep at night. Nor do I have any plans to "stock up".
    Dude, I've been "stocked" for years! Sure, I could always use a few more mags and or ammo but quite honestly I didn't blink during the Newtown crap. When people were fretting about $3K AR's and $50 PMAGS I just laughed. You snooze you lose.
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    $50 PMAGs that's cheap, CTD had them priced at $99.99 LOL . . . I think they are still sitting on a warehouse full of mags that no one bought.



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    One can only hope that they are. I would say they hurt us more than ever helped.

    I watched people try to hock mags at $50+ for months after that, some even trying to get as much as $200. Sadly the LGS who usually had the highest prices actually ended up being the place with the best prices on mags and 5.56 which was the only reason i was able to shoot. I had plenty, though since prices have dropped I've added a number of mags to my inventory. That said, I remember having people trying to buy my ARs and mags at the range when I went shooting, got some crazy offers and some trying to "help me" get rid of those evil rifles before the gov starting kicking in doors and confiscating. Buying what I can when I have the money and sliding deals to those I know who can use the deals the best I can.
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    I still can't 9mm for the price and quantity that I want, and I'm not being unreasonable here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TMS951 View Post
    I still can't 9mm for the price and quantity that I want, and I'm not being unreasonable here.
    Went to WalMart yesterday. 1200 round ammo cans of 9MM. I asked the guys how much it was. $497!! I just said, wow, that's a bit too pricey. They just both shook their heads and said I know, sorry. It was a bit surreal all together. The ammo in stock, the price, two people at a sporting goods counter in a Walmart when there is typically none, and both looking genuinely sorry about the price of goods.

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    As long as that ammo can sit at $497 and nobody's buying, the better things will eventually get...

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    This is the state of the nation because the idiots grossly outnumber those who take time to actually understand the issues at hand. This is also why we have a nation who voted for the novelty of "having helped elect the first black President" regardless of his qualifications (or complete lack of qualifications) or his various anti American agendas.
    We should have a beer sometime AUG....

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    I still can't find certain bullets (Barnes 300BLK 110gr black tip and Barnes 130gr TTSX). You can find them loaded for $1.65, but I need to do load development instead of wasting money. So the shortage is still in effect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ABNAK View Post
    Dude, I've been "stocked" for years! Sure, I could always use a few more mags and or ammo but quite honestly I didn't blink during the Newtown crap. When people were fretting about $3K AR's and $50 PMAGS I just laughed. You snooze you lose.
    amen brother
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteyrAUG View Post
    ....
    If the country went insane for a day and actually elected me to office I don't think I'd pass a single law in my first (and probably only) term of office. I'd spend every working minute trying to undo the damage of the last three decades and do my best to give this country BACK to the people. I'd do my best to level the playing field and try true equality for a change. Best qualified applicants get the jobs. That means those who work harder than everyone else or have the best talent get the rewards.
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    Indeed.
    Reminds me of an old song- went something like "if I was the president/ I'd be elected on Friday/assassinated on Saturday/buried onSunday".

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    AUG for president?
    I'll vote. I mean, when '16 rolls around and it's either CC or HC on the ballot, I'll be picking a random name off the top of my head anyway.... I'll even donate if it gets me a seat at the table...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jellybean View Post
    Indeed.
    Reminds me of an old song- went something like "if I was the president/ I'd be elected on Friday/assassinated on Saturday/buried onSunday".
    Wyclef Jean... A fantastically liberal Haitian...

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    I'm set for the future. Plenty of ammo, magazines, spare parts, food, fuel, and TP. That's right, 5 year supply of TP. This is still The United States of America, and I will NOT be wiping my ass with newspapers, pine cones, leaves, or snowballs, like I'm some third world refugee. My God we're still a civilized nation and don't you guys forget it!

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    It better be single ply or that's just outright decadence! Now excuse me while I try to find some solar panels for my Phillips Soniccare.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 3 AE View Post
    Let's also remind our members to set aside some cash to join/donate to the NRA, GOA, and their state pro gun associations if they haven't done so already. All the rifles, magazines, and ammo won't mean a thing if they are banned, limited, and confiscated. It's embarrassing to see so many gun owners/members who aren't members of pro gun organizations.
    +1 and to add all the people who we say thank for your service to have taken an oath to protect the Constitution yet so few really do.

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    Knock on wood (hits head with knuckles), we should remain pretty normal on everything until the middle of 2015 when the Presidential Election cycle starts. This is assuming that Obama does not use any executive orders for ANYTHING firearms related.

    Like always though, we are one good mass shooting away from full on crazy. So if you only have ten 30rd mags or 1,000rds of 5.56 or ONE AR15, you might want to buy now while prices are extremely low. Then, if something bad happens, you wont have that sinking feeling that you are going to have to wait 12 months for things to normalize again.



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    Right! I bet that guy curses every time he opens his safe. Same goes for the guy who bought my spare BCM BCG for $510.

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    I think A1fab is on to something.

    Although I started stoking up back in 2008 when it looked as if Obama was going to win...by now..you have had PLENTY of warnings. If you are not stocked up or at least filling in a few blanks in your supplies....you deserve to pay 30 dollars a box for 9mm and 3 grand for an AR in the next shortage.

    Stocking up SHOULD be an ongoing process if you ask me. Something you are constantly in the process of doing. Looking for holes in your collection and ammo shelves and slowly adding to your stash. It becomes a part of your routine like grocery shopping or buying new clothes now and then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by polydeuces View Post
    Amen there.
    Was able to make a few mortgage payments emptying out my parts boxes, not kidding.
    Which REALLY tempts me to go ahead and stock upon said parts now while the getting is good again.
    However sound this logic has proven to be - the wife is trying to convince me we can't afford to tie up that kinda money in stripped lowers uppers lpk's etc.
    But what kind of investment tool yields a return of close to 100% in less than 2 years with a zero chance of original investment losing value? Any market player would drool over these numbers.
    Lessons learned in the past...
    Only thing giving me pause is that by now one would think anyone needing anything has gotten theirs - the next one won't be as extreme in inventories going empty.
    Buy a few lowers and lpk's now while they are cheap. The wife will thank you later.

    Or buy some without her knowing. Seriously, a $50 lower every month couldn't hurt...

    Quote Originally Posted by C4IGrant View Post
    Knock on wood (hits head with knuckles), we should remain pretty normal on everything until the middle of 2015 when the Presidential Election cycle starts. This is assuming that Obama does not use any executive orders for ANYTHING firearms related.

    Like always though, we are one good mass shooting away from full on crazy. So if you only have ten 30rd mags or 1,000rds of 5.56 or ONE AR15, you might want to buy now while prices are extremely low. Then, if something bad happens, you wont have that sinking feeling that you are going to have to wait 12 months for things to normalize again.



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    well said brother.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C4IGrant View Post
    Knock on wood (hits head with knuckles), we should remain pretty normal on everything until the middle of 2015 when the Presidential Election cycle starts. This is assuming that Obama does not use any executive orders for ANYTHING firearms related.

    Like always though, we are one good mass shooting away from full on crazy. So if you only have ten 30rd mags or 1,000rds of 5.56 or ONE AR15, you might want to buy now while prices are extremely low. Then, if something bad happens, you wont have that sinking feeling that you are going to have to wait 12 months for things to normalize again.



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    I remember the time it took 10 YEARS for things to normalize again. When the day comes that we get a renewal of the domestic assault weapons ban it won't have an expiration date and a lot of the young guys will have no idea what they are in for.

    Hopefully with things like the internet (which we didn't really have before the Clinton Ban of 1994) we might be able to prevent that from happening, but we came damn close in 2004 and if a Republican majority Congress can pass it as an amendment to a pro gun bill then anything can happen.
    It's hard to be a ACLU hating, philosophically Libertarian, socially liberal, fiscally conservative, scientifically grounded, agnostic, porn admiring gun owner who believes in self determination.

    Chuck, we miss ya man.

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