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Old 01-17-2020, 12:01 PM
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Has the election year buying panic started already?

I am not really sure. But I was at sportsman's warehouse the other day for a few things. And powder and primers were about cleaned out. Plenty of bullets and loaded ammo. But I have not seen the powder and primer selections that low in a long time.

It may just be here in Virginia, as a lot of people here are on edge in general of late. What are we seeing in other parts of the country?
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Old 01-17-2020, 12:12 PM
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I would bet it is POST election buying panic in Virginia.
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Old 01-17-2020, 12:36 PM
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It could very well be.

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I would bet it is POST election buying panic in Virginia.
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I was kind of thinking the same thing myself.
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Old 01-17-2020, 12:49 PM
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Going to a large gunshow here in Missouri on Saturday and hope to get a feel from the folks there. The sentiment at gunshows in general is fear of our elected officials, especially those that openly condemn most gun ownership.

I often wonder what a Revolutionary War Soldier would think of all this control over our freedoms. They'd probably think England won the war.
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Old 01-17-2020, 12:51 PM
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I would venture to guess that sales this year will ebb and flow with the polls... yes the fake polls. As Creepy Uncle Joe, Pocahontas and Comrade Bernie compete against the Donald, the fake polls will do the same exact thing they did in 2016 with Hitlary. They will try to convince the world that Trump will lose. By March and April we should get a better picture whom will likely be the Democrat candidate. I seriously doubt they can beat the Donald but that won't stop the fake news media from proclaiming a Democrat victory, which will spur panic buying.

But a much more real concern is losing the Senate.
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Old 01-17-2020, 01:04 PM
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I bought a 60 year old Colt single action the other day so I can be ready.
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Old 01-17-2020, 01:19 PM
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I bought a 60 year old Colt single action the other day so I can be ready.
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!
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Old 01-17-2020, 01:20 PM
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Wait until the

next shooting. There will be another shooting, and the commie pricks will campaign on it until November.

That will cause an uptick in sales for sure.
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Old 01-17-2020, 01:49 PM
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I bought a 60 year old Colt single action the other day so I can be ready.
1890 Remington clone for me...... (.45 Colt, what else?)..... now I'm ready!!!!!!

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The market is still slow as molasses around these parts.
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Old 01-17-2020, 01:57 PM
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I have not seen any panic in the gun shows I have been to lately in Reno and Northern California. No long lines as the doors open, very few sales as they make their first pass around the tables, lots of people leaving empty handed.

There have been more guns for sale at these shows for as long as I can remember. The prices have stayed fair and the same goes for ammunition. It was just the opposite during the Obama years. There is no panic or apparent need to panic in these parts.
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Old 01-17-2020, 02:00 PM
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Business is steady in our store...and has been since September. But I've not seen any evidence of panic buying.

Yet.
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Old 01-17-2020, 02:43 PM
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I've noticed an uptick in people filling out Form 4473 for guns in Academy Sports and people standing in line to be waited on or perusing the gun cases. The ammo isle has a lot of traffic too, with some gaps on the shelves where 5.56, 9mm, .40 and .45 ACP is found, but appears to be restocked pretty quick. I don't believe it's panic buying either.
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Old 01-17-2020, 03:13 PM
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As PolymerMan mentioned, I think demand will ebb and flow with the polls. Demand will peak as we get closer to November, and major media polls hype that "Trump has no path to victory." Just as they did last time around. I admit that last election, I was taken in. I believed that CNN's, and most other media polls, had some validity.....

The current situation in the Old Dominion might serve as an example of what we will see come November. I do not look forward to it, and wish the decent folk of Virginia well....
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Old 01-17-2020, 03:16 PM
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There probably is in Virginia. I think there's been a slow uptick since late last year and the buying will pick up the closer you get to November. Depending on the election results, lot's of stuff could be out of stock online by midnight/1am election night.
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Old 01-17-2020, 03:22 PM
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Any gamblers here? Vegas odds are favoring Trump.

I actually not only expect Trump to win this round, I also suspect he will try to get a 3rd term, regardless of the limit.
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Old 01-17-2020, 03:27 PM
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Haven't seen any noticeable panic buying at the local LGS.

But I did see some police trade-in 870 shotguns for cheap! THAT I noticed!
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Old 01-18-2020, 07:58 AM
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I've been on a buying panic since mid 1992.
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Old 01-18-2020, 08:09 AM
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Haven't seen any noticeable panic buying at the local LGS.

But I did see some police trade-in 870 shotguns for cheap! THAT I noticed!
More likely “buyback” 870’s that have miraculously made it to the streets again!
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Old 01-18-2020, 08:15 AM
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Any gamblers here? Vegas odds are favoring Trump.

I actually not only expect Trump to win this round, I also suspect he will try to get a 3rd term, regardless of the limit.
Ya know, that’s not a bad idea......
Just do it for the hell of it!
Those dipwads on the left would be scrambling trying to figure out if it was even legal, suing him for no reason, wasting more taxpayer money on investigations.......all the while, the next Republican slides into office using that as a distraction.
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Old 01-18-2020, 08:19 AM
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It's always panic buying!!!
Racing to the LGS before ElleMae finds other uses for the $$$$.
Fortunately I have a friend in the jewelry business.

Firearms for the kids/grandkids are not subject to the above.
Actually I decided to buy the young ones Stocks for their portfolios.....
..... with Winchester leverguns attached and wheelguns in matching calibers.
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Old 01-18-2020, 08:51 AM
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Business is steady in our store...and has been since September. But I've not seen any evidence of panic buying.

Yet.
Same here.
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Old 01-18-2020, 11:32 AM
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Last show I went to was crowded but there weren't people lined up to buy like the last panic, the stores/shops around here look like any other day. Other than that the last two background checks took twenty minutes instead of the usual five but that might just be the state.
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Old 01-18-2020, 01:30 PM
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Im going to start buying primers, even if it's 100 at a time!
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Old 01-18-2020, 01:34 PM
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That is the primary reason why I went to Sportsman's the other day.

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Im going to start buying primers, even if it's 100 at a time!
For some large pistol primers. I am pretty well stocked on small pistol and rifle primers. They had a grand total of two bricks of large pistol primers. I grabbed both of them.
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Old 01-18-2020, 01:55 PM
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I got caught up in the panic and bought another 1911
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