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Re: 2016 Election Purchases
« Reply #50 on: November 08, 2016, 12:59:13 PM »
I might pick something up post election just for the hell of it.  If there was one good thing about the panic buying in 2012, I think it made at least a few politicians stop and think for a minute.  People don't buy every rifle and round of ammo they can get their hands on with the intention of giving them up.
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    Re: 2016 Election Purchases
    « Reply #51 on: November 08, 2016, 01:06:24 PM »
    Unfortunately, I would say the vast majority bought in the plans of either taking advantage of a grandfather clause, or burying them in the yard.  Not actually 'using as intended.'  To be sure, I am the last one that wants to see armed resistance in this country, but it is wishful thinking to group all of the 2012 panic buyers together as 'armed patriots.'
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    « Reply #52 on: November 08, 2016, 05:05:42 PM »
    I was about to place an order for Pmags when they all disappeared form my distributor.  Someone placed an order for 2654 Pmags.
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    Re: 2016 Election Purchases
    « Reply #53 on: November 08, 2016, 05:10:15 PM »
     :rotfl    :rotfl    :rotfl    :rotfl

     :facepalm So it begins...
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    « Reply #54 on: November 08, 2016, 05:28:25 PM »
    Don't worry.  There are plenty of Amend2 and HexMags available.  MagPul is just a powerful brand name and has a solid reputation.
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    Re: 2016 Election Purchases
    « Reply #55 on: November 08, 2016, 06:06:52 PM »
    I could not be less worried about future availability.  I just hate to see hysterics and irrational behavior from our own, and the temporary price increases and availability issues that said behavior brings. :facepalm
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    Re: 2016 Election Purchases
    « Reply #56 on: November 08, 2016, 07:03:33 PM »
    Might not be irrationality. Could just be someone trying to buy a bunch to flip them for a profit.   Those jackasses buying all the ammo at Walmart kept that up for months last time.
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    « Reply #57 on: November 08, 2016, 07:08:37 PM »
    Poor planning and a memory of the Clinton AWB = Cletus losing his s___ and buying up anything not nailed down.
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    « Reply #58 on: November 08, 2016, 07:22:42 PM »
    Might not be irrationality. Could just be someone trying to buy a bunch to flip them for a profit.   Those jackasses buying all the ammo at Walmart kept that up for months last time.
    That is not the irrationality - that's smart business.  That is taking advantage of the unwashed masses who panic.  I have little problem with those guys, I have a problem with the sheep whose behavior allows them to operate that way.

    I can understand a bit of concern, but running out to buy mags and ammo RIGHT F***ING NOW! because of the result of an election (that has been leaning toward a 'bad' outcome for five months) is not logical.  If you were concerned, you should have bought before.  If you didn't want it bad enough then, you don't really want it.
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    Re: 2016 Election Purchases
    « Reply #59 on: November 09, 2016, 01:22:30 PM »
    Guess that should hold off the panic for awhile. 
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    « Reply #60 on: November 09, 2016, 01:41:02 PM »
    So I just checked my distributor again this morning an PMags are back in stock.  Woohoo.  There's another screenshot but I see over 30,000 PMAGS in stock where yesterday it was 0. It could either be they received a new truck load or a bunch of people cancelled their orders. 

    Now off to check on .223/5.56 ammo availability.
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    « Reply #61 on: November 09, 2016, 02:11:27 PM »
    Wish Brownells would get the .308 mags back in stock.  I ordered a couple ten packs months ago and they are still backordered.  I am guessing magpul was focused on making .223 magazines.
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    Re: 2016 Election Purchases
    « Reply #62 on: November 11, 2016, 10:35:07 AM »
    I am hoping we get some good black Friday sales.  With no panic and retailers sitting on supplies they stocked up on pre election, we should see some deals.
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    « Reply #63 on: November 11, 2016, 01:09:15 PM »
    Local dealer said his distributors have opened the doors and there is a ton of stuff hitting the market. Stuff they planned to make a killing on if Clinton was elected.
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    « Reply #64 on: November 11, 2016, 01:48:17 PM »
    We didn't see a ton of price increases leading up to the election.I did notice that availability went down a few days before, especially on ammo, but nothing major.

    If Clinton had won, I would think Black Friday sales would have been very limited.  No need to discount in the middle of a panic.  However, with the distributors sitting on a pile of inventory...   I am hoping to find some good deals on the last couple of AR uppers I need.
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    « Reply #65 on: January 23, 2017, 01:58:18 PM »
    I don't think that I was panic buying, just hedging my bets, but I did buy a couple of AR platform rifles with the thought that if Hillary won, the Clinton ban would be reinstated pretty quickly.

    I also added hi-cap mags for all my bottom feeders, both rifles and pistols. I also stocked up on ammo a bit, buying a 1280 rd case of 7.62 to feed my tricked out Ruger SR762, some 300BLK for my Sig MCX, and 5.56 for my Wisdom Weaponry AR-15.

    I still got fairly good deals on all the above excepting the MCX which I didn't haggle on at my LGS because it was the last one he had in 300BLK and distributors were out. My MCX on tripod in my backyard range:



    All in all, the somewhat surprise win by the Donald should only be considered a four year reprieve for availability and gun rights in general. I don't regret any of my purchases and don't feel as if I've be gouged by the prices I paid. Guns will always go up in value and ammo may be the coin of the realm in future scenarios.

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    « Reply #66 on: January 23, 2017, 03:23:38 PM »
    I don't think that I was panic buying, just hedging my bets, but I did buy a couple of AR platform rifles with the thought that if Hillary won, the Clinton ban would be reinstated pretty quickly.
    This is what I did.  I bought a semi-auto 'black rifle' with the intention to sell for a major profit, *if the market allowed.*  Though, I still wanted to keep the rifle if prices did not spike, so I quickly found that the first rifle I bought was a no-go for me, and turned it into one that I liked - a Beretta ARX-100.


    Best firearm purchasing decision I ever made. :thumbup1

    I personally disagree that a Clinton victory would have led quickly to another AWB, but I guess we now have at least four years to not worry about it.  The bigger headache would have been SCOTUS picks, and those would have hurt us for decades.  At least with Big Orange it's going to be a tossup who he picks...  With her it would have been nails in the coffin.

    Back to the topic, I actually put a decent amount into celebrating HRC's defeat - more than I ever would have spent in panic buys.  I picked up a Trijicon MRO, and a Remington 870 a few days after the election, and an East German Makarov in December.  All three were used, and they and the Beretta are all currently in the top bracket of my 'favorite toys' list.  :cool
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    « Reply #67 on: January 23, 2017, 05:38:34 PM »
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    « Reply #68 on: January 23, 2017, 08:26:42 PM »
    Which tripod mount is that?

    Perhaps surprisingly what's under the gun cost nearly as much as the gun itself. It's a Manfrotto tripod with a hydraulic ball head, a Really Right Stuff™ quick release clamp, and a custom Arca Swiss slide to Pickatinny adaptor that I put together myself. The rig is capable of holding 35 pounds so the 7 lb weight of the MCX is easy for it.

    The tripod's legs can be set at multiple angles and operate without the use of clamps so set-up is fast even on the most uneven terrain. The hydraulic Manfrotto 368 MGR ball allows precise tensioning to hold the rife steady unsupported, yet traverse and tilt effortlessly.

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    « Reply #69 on: January 26, 2017, 02:15:44 PM »
    I added these rifles in 2016 thinking it might not be possible this year:


    Ruger SR762 .308 / 7.62 w/ Leupold VX~R  4~12 scope


    Windom Weaponry AR-15 w/ EOTech holosight



    Sig Saur MCX in 300BLK w/ Romeo 4m holosight

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    « Reply #70 on: January 26, 2017, 03:12:24 PM »
    Some very nice firearms  :cool.
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