Are we scared?


TGT Addict
Feb 1, 2009
I don't think so. I enjoy looking at the stuff on TGTrader. Lately a pattern has appeared. As prices go up the number of AR type rifles for sale also jumps as rapidly. Seems everyone wants to sell the top. bottom, or all of their AR's?
Rather than the hunkering down that everybody talks about, it seems we have a get the bucks now and take our chances later outlook.
If I could afford an AR I'd have it clean and safely stored away in the safe.
So what is it? Are owners of scary black guns planning for the worst? Or are you exercising the American entrepreneurial spirit and making some bucks?
Please know I have no problem either way, just wondering?


Feb 29, 2008
DFW area.....Wylie.
Good thing I know what you mean by that sentance.....
Okay, now that's funny! Talk about an out-of-context......the media could have a field day with you.

We have ours sitting in the safe. Believe me, I've thought about selling one. But, we have too many gizmo's for them....we'd never come out ahead.


Active Member
Oct 2, 2008
I wish I could afford an AR. I'm hoping to have the money to start buying parts to build one this summer, but who knows what will be in store for gun owners & buyers by then.


TGT Addict
Feb 1, 2009
Ok, I edited the original post. And had a good laugh at myself too.
If I offended anyone I truly am sorry. I swear it sounded right when I wrote it.


TGT Addict
May 29, 2017
Austin, TX
I'd say it's a mix of people that bought them but now need money, people buying them to make money, and people taking advantage of the sellers market that really don't care for ARs any more.


New Member
Sep 18, 2008
Dripping Springs, TX
I agree with Texas1911. I also think that the supply lines are slowly starting to fill and we are going to see a number of speculators stuck with credit card payments and increasing competition as the rifles begin to show up again. Timing is everything.


Oct 17, 2008
Round Rock
It was absolutely inevitable that the profit seekers; you know the type... they stand in line for the XBOX360, PS3, PSP, iPhone you name it and buy 5 hoping to resell 4; will start to dump their inventories. They cant hold on forever, and the supply chains will eventually fill back up. As much as we all wanted to believe that all these gun buyers were people waking up to the harsh realities of life, a good number were mere entrepeneurs trying to make a buck.


Active Member
May 19, 2008
Houston, TX, USA
I, for one, am NOT getting rid of my AK or Mini-14. even though I could get alot more for them than I paid. If I wait...I might get even more if there is a ban. If no ban...I know I can at least unload them for what I have in them.

ARs? Well, I always wanted one, but since about last September, the prices went nuts and they got harder to find. Throw in the higher cost of 223 ammo and I am in NO hurry to get an AR. I can shoot my Mosins and 8mm Mausers cheaper than any 223...who knew that would ever be true?

Later on, if the hysteria subsides and prices come down to where the basic ARs are around 750-800 bucks...yeah...I might pick one up. I would also wait to see if the supply of 223 stabilizes as well as the price of 223 ammo.

I am not buying a basic AR for 1000-1500 bucks as I have seen...forget it. Not only is that too high but the cost of 223 is not what it once was and that does not make me want to race out and grab an AR, either.

I am actually praying that we get no ban and if the bad economy carries on and we get high gas prices again this summer, we might see tons of lightly used ARs on the makret for cheap. Hey..I can dream...right?

- brickboy240


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