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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Hat View Post
    I have more than enough firearms but if I see something I like I'll add it to my collection. Right now I'm stocking up on ammo that I'm low on. I just bought a large reloading setup from an estate and in the process adding it to my setup. It had a few presses, a large quantity of powder, bullets, brass, primers and loaded ammo. Also a large quantity of factory ammo. i first passed it up but after the election I decided I had better grab it before someone else did.
    More than enough firearms??! No such thing!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by maybejim View Post
    More than enough firearms??! No such thing!!
    That's true but you haven't seen my collection.
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  4. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by Grayfox View Post
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    The news is reporting brisk sales at gun shops since last Tuesday. On some of the other gun forums there are reports of shops selling completely out of military style rifles. Semi-auto handguns are going fast too.

    Its odd, but we seem to doing the antis job for them. The next administration strikes fear into gun owners. Gun owners in turn start panic buying. Panic buying drives up prices. Before long we're going to price ourselves out of our hobby.
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    For more than a year guns sales have been increasing because of fear that Obama might win. Actually, firearms sales have gone up 8-10% even before the election took place. Do you call that panic buying too?

    You say that the panic buying is hurting us. I beg to disagree. Look at how the two scenarios could play out.

    I. If the government does not add new regulations making purchases harder -
    1. People will have purchased their firearms sooner than they would have otherwise.
    2. Large amounts of spending and savings were switched from other industries to the gun industry - thus boosting their profits. Do you think there is any industry that could better use that boost in profits than the gun industry? For myself, I'd rather that my local FFL pack away some solid savings for the uncertainty of the gun market ahead, than that Sony sell another laptop. ;)

    On the other hand...

    II. If the government does regulate or tax firearm sales -
    1. When the new legislation is put forward, there will be another panic of buying, and for good reason. If the early buyers hadn't already given gun shops record profits, what kind of supply would be waiting for all this new demand? (Increased demand stimulates increased supply.) Plus all those other people who you thought should not be panic buying early, well now they would be panic buying at the same time everyone else is!
    2. When the new regulations take effect, most of the unpurchased guns will now be out of reach for many people who could have purchased them sooner. Either the guns are illegal, or the new tax will mean that the dollars spent on firearms now goes, not to put guns into the hands of pro-gunners, but rather to fund the Democrats' new government sponsored anti-2a campaign.

    Does that make sense? Itís simple supply and demand economics.

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    I ordered an AR15 complete lower from Anvil Arms a few weeks before the election. Just got it and it's nice.

    I sold my XD40 to a friend and bought the XDM40.

    I just won a Sig 556 on Gunbroker.

    I'm looking for a 6.8 SPC upper now.

    My brother just bought his first AR.

    Now it's time for ammo, reloading supplies and emergency food stockpiles.
    "When the outflow exceeds the inflow, the upkeep becomes the downfall"

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    I just bought a new Marlin XL7 .30-06 last night. not because of fear but because that is what I wanted for hunting. I am stocking up as much asI can on ammo.. but that is not out of fear (yet) either.. just something I have been doing steadily since I got into guns.
    You can have my freedom as soon as I'm done with it!!!

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    I am buying! Just bought a new M4 A2 6.8mm. Assault rifles are going fast, most dealers are out of stock and people are on waiting lists. AR's are going up in price. I saw one particular rifle I have had my eye on go up in price by $250 overnight! AK prices don't seem to have been affected yet but I'm sure there will be increases on them too. Handguns are still plentiful and sales are definately up as are the number of people applying for permits.

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    Question Question re: my new 380

    I just picked up another 380, now I have one for each hand. Any suggestion on how to make the spring less tight? Or, does it need just to be warmed up at the range?

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    The spring resistance usually doesn't start to degrade until after a few thousand rounds. You might check with the manufacturers website, they may have a lighter replacement spring. I wouldn't go to lite though or you will have a problem with jamming.

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    I'm not too worried about anything being too loose as I can barely slide the slide to chamber a round now. So, I'll look into what you said, thank you very much for your response.

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    ammo

    ordered 2500 rounds of ammo from ammoman last week.

    1000 7.62x39
    1000 9mm luger
    500 5.56

    =)
    -Austin

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