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Old 01-18-2020, 08:06 PM
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I try to stock up on primers and powder when ever I can. Oh and also ammo. No panic just preparing for what is coming.
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Old 01-18-2020, 10:21 PM
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No panic just preparing for what is coming.
So true.... may not be this year, but soon enough the cycle will turn left. At that time, you want to be well stocked.
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Old 01-18-2020, 10:26 PM
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Update to my previous post

Went to the Springfield, MO show which is a 1,000 table show, maybe larger. Anyway, it was crowded but no more than usual. Ammo sales were the busiest but no big run on guns. Seemed like a larger than usual number of guns up for sale by attendees. I did notice that there were more non-gun vendors. A perfume and lotion vendor actually had a large end cap area which was unusual and more than one very large book sale areas.
However mundane it may have seemed I was happy to see several Trump and second amendment type vendors with some pretty nice memorabilia for sale.
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Old 01-19-2020, 08:25 AM
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Reloading components are probably as cheap as they will ever be right now, I'm working on my long term 'stash' little by little. The constant pressure from the left will not stop any time soon, imo, I don't see the Second Amendment being under any less pressure in the foreseeable future.
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Old 01-19-2020, 09:05 AM
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JamieC,
When you mentioned reloading components you got me thinking.

I'm not a reloader but i do keep all my brass. The freedom controllers have already enacted restrictions and additional requirements concerning ammo.

Curious to hear some opinions concerning future or current component restrictions.
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Old 01-19-2020, 09:52 AM
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I try to stock up on primers and powder when ever I can. Oh and also ammo. No panic just preparing for what is coming.
Indeed! It only takes one election or coward to do something stupid and all that stuff is gone like a fart in the wind!
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Old 01-19-2020, 09:58 AM
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The Richmond Times Dispatch reports that Va. gun sales in December hit 2nd-highest monthly total since 1990, fueled by fear of gun control. Estimated firearm sales based on mandatory criminal background checks on Virginia gun buyers totaled 73,849 last month, a 47% increase over December 2018. So at least in Virginia I'd say the answer is yes.
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Old 01-19-2020, 10:02 AM
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I got caught up in the panic and bought another 1911 [IMG class=inlineimg]https://forums.1911forum.com/images/smilies/biglaugh.gif[/IMG]
Now, that's stocking up!
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Old 01-19-2020, 05:49 PM
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As the election looms, sales will increase.

IF the unthinkable happens and the Dems take both the Presidency and the Senate, credit cards will be melting down.
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Old 01-19-2020, 06:35 PM
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Great choice! I hope it is .45 Colt! Single action revolvers can help you become a better shooter, especially the fixed sight models.

Not many pistols or revolvers shoot as well with one hand as a Colt SAA!
Actually it’s a .22 magnum Frontier Scout. No box, no papers, aftermarket wood grips but still looks like new.
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Old 01-19-2020, 08:08 PM
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No panic buying that I am aware of. I will ask at my indoor range/LGS tomorrow. Am also wondering if using the range has picked up. I see lots of couples in the afternoon and on weekends. Mornings are reserved for the old farts.
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Old 01-19-2020, 08:09 PM
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Panic buying , no , but panic pricing is evident at gun shows.
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Old 01-19-2020, 09:47 PM
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I don't see any "panic" buying so far. I'm going to a gun show in 2 weeks and I'll take notice as I go along. I did buy a new Colt King Cobra but I wasn't in a panic state when I bought it.
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Old 01-19-2020, 11:35 PM
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I bought a Ruger AR-556 and a Ruger SP101-357 for Christmas.
But I had saved for a year to have the money.

But if it helped peak the curve a bit - I'm okay with that.
Make 'em sweat some more.
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Old 01-20-2020, 07:05 AM
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Panic buying , no , but panic pricing is evident at gun shows.
Yeah, that’s the sad part. Around here it’s always been that way, but I guess the majority of these sellers are probably getting their stuff from sources that we already know about anyway.
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Old 01-20-2020, 07:09 AM
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One thing is for sure, when the ammo and component heavyweights online begin showing “out of stock”/“sold out”, its too late!
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Old 01-20-2020, 09:32 AM
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I'll admit it... I'm starting to worry a little. Having been caught on the wrong side of a shortage before, I feel the need to guarantee that it won't happen to me again. I'm trying to buy smart, waiting for sales or deals but my issue is that enough to be comfortable is out of my budget!

Now, I think Trump comfortably wins a fair contest, but it will be FAR from fair and even FURTHER from honest.
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Old 01-20-2020, 09:52 AM
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Not yet... because I've been trying to sell an AR for almost a year that hasn't moved!
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Old 01-20-2020, 11:51 AM
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I'll admit it... I'm starting to worry a little. Having been caught on the wrong side of a shortage before, I feel the need to guarantee that it won't happen to me again. I'm trying to buy smart, waiting for sales or deals but my issue is that enough to be comfortable is out of my budget!

Now, I think Trump comfortably wins a fair contest, but it will be FAR from fair and even FURTHER from honest.
You would be surprised what you can sell on eBay (just look around the house) that can easily be replaced later, right in the middle of a drought.
Buying time is right now......Your wife doesn't need all those shoes anyway!!!
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Old 01-20-2020, 02:14 PM
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I don't see it here in AZ...I have enough stuff to last for a few years....but primers and powder and projectiles appear quite available.
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Old 01-20-2020, 03:25 PM
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When President Trump is re-elected, we may see panic selling by manufacturers, distributors and retailers if their inventory levels are too high.
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Old 01-20-2020, 04:33 PM
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I want primers!
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Old 01-20-2020, 05:31 PM
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Ntro .45 has it right. flechero probably has a dirt bike, outboard, treadmill, or some other stuff he can sell on Craigslist. It's easy & free.

Just look at the other ones on there and price yours a few bucks lower. Today I sold a new sliding glass door that was sitting in the garage when I bought my house.

Posted it this morning and by 1:30 I was helping the buyers load it in their Ram truck.
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Old 01-20-2020, 05:39 PM
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Ntro .45 has it right. flechero probably has a dirt bike, outboard, treadmill, or some other stuff he can sell on Craigslist. It's easy & free.
That's what I did before the last election! I'm pretty thin on things to sell this time around since I didn't replace much.

I'll just save a little, buy a little... repeat as necessary. I'll get there by November!
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Old 01-20-2020, 05:51 PM
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Frenzy

Buying frenzy. I will leave this here for discussion
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