Gun availability???

Texan2

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Nov 8, 2008
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Around San Antonio there has been a chaotic rush on gun stores this week...most are either out or very low on popular pistols and "assault weapons"
.223 ammo and other popular rounds are getting hard to find this week where I have stopped and looked.

Is it like this anywhere else???
 

Texan2

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price increase?

How long until wholesalers and manufacturers take advantage and jack upthe prices? I expect they won't wait for BHO totake office. Brisk sales are bound to effect prices...

I saw some internet sellers sell out of mags already and others haved jacked the price up.

FYI- If you live near an Academy, their prices on ammo and guns is still unaffected, and actually prettty good. I talked to the guy in my Academy last night and he stated that they expect a huge price increase after Jan. 1 on ammo and guns, and it could come sooner. Mine still had a little of everything, except semi-auto pistols and AR's. .223. ammo was gone too. looks like the ammo market may be a better investment than the stock market....:(
 

bikerbill

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Planning a trip to the gun show in Austin this weekend ... wondering if the same thing will be evident there ... I think it's probably time to trim one or two calibers from my collection and get another hi-cap 9mm ...
 

Texan2

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Is SAXET in Autin this weekend? I went to the last one in SA. Didn't see anything priced to sell, that is for sure. Picked up a Russian surplus rifle, but ammo was not cheap.
I don't work for Academy, but cant believe that they are selling the foreign made ammo so cheap (it is their "Monarch" brand Steel cased, made in Serbia). Feeds through my guns well and good to keep around "just in case". My main purpose at the gun show is to see what folks carry in and try to find a bargain that way.
 

djspump2003

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Oct 19, 2008
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The SAXET gun show here in Austin is the 3rd weekend of every month. I would advise against going to that mad house. I have been there on several occasions and have been disappointed each time I went. I would not buy guns of any kind there and I would not buy reloading components of any kind there either. They have plenty of each, but everyone jacks up their prices such that I would much rather give my money to Mr. McBride or any of the smaller places here in Austin. The BEST place to go and buy guns, ammo, or reloading components is The Sportsman's Warehouse in Round Rock. They also give military (drilling reserve or active duty) a 5% discount which almost covers the taxes.
 

kingofwylietx

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Feb 29, 2008
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DFW area.....Wylie.
From DFW to Shreveport...............there are very few AR's and ammo is down to the more expensive brands. All the cheap stuff is gone and AR's are a couple hundred dollars more than they were 6 months ago.
 

chevydeerhunter

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Feb 23, 2008
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San Antonio
Here in Lubbock, Academy and Gander mountain had 2 AR's each @ $1200-$1500 each. Sharpshooters still had about 30 AR's both new and used that priced from $600 on up.
 
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