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General Discussion / Re: Mag Ban Incoming
« on: July 07, 2020, 10:32:25 PM »
When some of you start getting your orders in it would be interesting to hear what the dates stamped on them are.  I ordered a load of gen 2 Pmags from Palmetto 2 years ago and they were all stamped 2012.
Brownells 9-18

It’s been a while since I bought mags. I think it was back just before 2016 elections. Mags in that batch have some stamps from like early 2000s.
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General Discussion / Re: Mag Ban Incoming
« on: July 07, 2020, 11:58:04 AM »
Already have a good amount of mags for the guns I shoot often.  Some friends picked up some mags, so I jumped in to get the Brownells code.  I also bought some mags for a PCC, which who knows when I'll actually get the gun. . . :kickcan:
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41 positive today.  Damn. . .  :(

Only expect things to go up as we get into this weekend, about 5+ days after the 4th of July weekend. 
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General Discussion / Re: Who's Shooting This Weekend?
« on: July 07, 2020, 11:54:59 AM »
Who shooting this weekend? 

Going to be doing some rifle training with a decent round count, so looking forward to that.  Weather forecast for the weekend looks good.  It's been a hot past few days though.

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General Discussion / Re: Firearms Market Recovery After Covid
« on: July 06, 2020, 10:22:25 AM »
I messed up my ar15 buffer tube and was looking for a replacement.  There's none in the used market and some online places are sold out.  Not sure what the market is for other AR15 parts.  In the past few months I've been buying magazines, spotting scopes, replacement springs, holsters, and putting together my belt with no problems getting those items.

Only thing I'm interested in buying is ammo once the prices come down.  I have about 4-6 months of ammo for heavy training to prep for my classes, plus a few more months of reloading supplies.  I'm hoping ammo prices come down early next year.
I'm pretty sure I have a spare carbine buffer tube if you need.  Probably lots of other parts as well.  I swapped out the milspec assembly for the VLTOR/A5 on a couple of rifles, I have the "take off" parts just sitting around.  Castle nut, buffer, etc.  LMK what you need. 
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General Discussion / Re: Firearms Market Recovery After Covid
« on: July 06, 2020, 08:20:38 AM »
with forward assist
https://www.armorally.com/shop/aero-precision-5-56-nato-m4e1-atlas-s-one-complete-upper/

and without
https://www.armorally.com/shop/aero-precision-5-56-nato-ar15-slick-side-atlas-s-one-slick-side-complete-upper/

bcg and charging handle not included on both uppers
Ahh.  Never heard of that company.  If I really needed an upper, I would be tempted. 

One good thing about PSA is that they have (or used to have) basic uppers in the $200-300 range.  I already have quality uppers, but if I could get one at a good price I was interested in a beater/KISS as a nice to have. 
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General Discussion / Re: Recoil Spring Replacment
« on: July 05, 2020, 09:14:52 PM »
For Glock, I was recommended change every 5k. I’d have to check but I’m over 5k on a couple, but I have springs on hand. 

For AR, I was recommended 10k. I have one over and another I sold at around 6k. There’s also the extractor spring.
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Political Discussion / Re: There are still a few Republicans left.
« on: July 05, 2020, 01:45:38 PM »
Aerials as a sign of Republicans? Damn, lots of them on Oahu, esp Kalihi and Ewa side  ;D

When I lived in WA, we would get aerials from Tulalip. Good stuff too! Friends who still live in Lynwood to Everett area posted videos of them setting off aerials last night. Im pretty certain most of them don’t lean red. Esp their wives.
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General Discussion / Re: Firearms Market Recovery After Covid
« on: July 05, 2020, 11:49:30 AM »
If you're a hoarder of parts and ammo, you're now saying, "see, I told you so."   ;)
Had that conversation with some shooting friends the past few weeks.  Ma :rofl:ny with the "see, now you see why" feedback going to wives or S/O's. 
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General Discussion / Re: Firearms Market Recovery After Covid
« on: July 05, 2020, 11:48:29 AM »
I think stock of AR uppers are going to be nonexistent until demand for complete ARs dissipate.   Plus manufacturers aren't running at full capacity.   A lot of sites aren't doing backorders too.
While the AR market is still slim, I've actually seen quite a few good (or at least decent) deals on complete guns.  I'm not interested in complete guns and have "extra" lowers.  Couldn't register a new one for months even if I did want one. . .

There are uppers that I would want in stock here and there, but they are on the pricey side.  I was looking for a budget one, which is why I went to PSA first. 
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General Discussion / Re: Mag Ban Incoming
« on: July 05, 2020, 11:39:43 AM »
Thread sounds like the other buying a gun, ammo, TP, dried food etc ones.
 If your rushing to do it now cuz $hit hit the fan, you weren't prepared in the first place.  ::)
JMHO
There's also decently prepared folks who want to supplement.  There's also the friends who know you're a gun guy, prepper, etc and ask if you "have extra".  While that's not my priority, helping out friends in need is something I consider. 

And you sound like an a$$ being an a$$ just to be an a$$. If you don't have anything to offer, any ideas or product sources, then kindly go to another thread.

 Maybe you can make one about bitching about a flag that gets taken down in kailua.

JMVHO
Don't mind Rocky.  He may come off as a grumpy a$$, but he's a cool guy.  If you search back on some history, he shares opportunity for knowledge (such as medical and disaster prep courses) and more. 

He may seem like 100 grit on the surface, but there's more below that abrasive exterior.   :rofl:


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General Discussion / Re: Mag Ban Incoming
« on: July 05, 2020, 11:28:58 AM »
code VSA at brownells gets you $20 off $200
A buddy ordered some mags and would've been about $100, so I had him add some mags for me.   ;D
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General Discussion / Re: Mag Ban Incoming
« on: July 03, 2020, 07:56:49 PM »
Just dropped custom surfboard money on mags and not happy about it. Is there anyone who ships 10/22 ones here any more?
Check Brownells. They have some in stock.

Gunmagwarehouse too, but looks like most out of stock.
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General Discussion / Re: Firearms Market Recovery After Covid
« on: July 03, 2020, 06:07:58 PM »
I actually had been thinking of thinning the herd just prior to this madness. Guns I haven’t shot in a while. I had gone full circle with expanding to different guns and calibers and then back to mainly one rifle and handgun type with more ammo for those.

I have had many friends ask me to help them buy a gun when things settle down. Will be interesting how the market looks then.
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General Discussion / Re: Firearms Market Recovery After Covid
« on: July 03, 2020, 06:00:54 PM »
380 was cheaper than 9mm so I used that as a opportunity to practice with my little carry guns. A Kahr p380 and a Bersa Thunder 380. Like you I’ve got a supply of stand by ammo and my range ammo. If Range Day is limited to 22LR I’ll still find a way to get some fun and some practice out of it.
22 is one where I wish I had more. Both guns and ammo. Particularly a scoped 22 rifle.
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General Discussion / Re: Firearms Market Recovery After Covid
« on: July 03, 2020, 04:41:34 PM »
We're not going to see stock return to normal until after the election at the earliest.  Add in Covid and BLM riots and your guess is as good as mine.  I traveled to WI in May.  You could still get 5.56 and 9mm from stores but at inflated prices.  I did some quick math and decided that dollar per dollar I could have WAY more fun with 5,000 rounds of 22LR, 12g, and some 50 BMG for what I would have paid for a case each of 9 and 5.56.  (There's not much more fun you can have for $2 than a can of Walmart shaving cream and a 3" 12g slug.)
The cost of ammo right now is most disturbing for me.  I have a decent amount and am was planning on shooting more rest of summer and into the fall.  But this second wave is looking to be ramping up here. 
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General Discussion / Re: Firearms Market Recovery After Covid
« on: July 03, 2020, 04:38:42 PM »
I think the NIB sales will be dead as soon as current stock is gone, and all that will be left is the used firearms market.

Everything is either back-ordered, or being produced well under the max capacity, or not being produced at all.

So in order for things to get back to full swing and stable prices, we first have to open up the economy, and economy isn't going to open up until the covid problem is resolved either by a vaccine or cure.  In the meantime, the BLM/Hooligans problem will either get worse or be just as bad--on top of that, it's not helping the covid situation at all.

In either case, your firearms are an important commodity right now, and it's likely to keep continue growing in demand.

Let's say things don't get better--the economy doesn't open up, so nothing is getting produced nor imported. What should we do then?  I'm really sorry for the folks trying to procure a firearm.

Near at the horizon, It may get harder to get ammo than it already is.

Keep vigilant.
Agreed that firearms and ammo are commodities.  I've always viewed them as valuable items in many regards.  Also feel sorry for folks trying to get firearms, particularly ones that are trying to get their first.  I've met quite a few that are in that boat.  Just bad timing as they got introduced to firearms in the Jan-Feb timeframe, before CV things heated up.  They have purchased guns and are now waiting until their appt in August. 
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General Discussion / Re: Firearms Market Recovery After Covid
« on: July 03, 2020, 04:34:58 PM »
I've been keeping an eye out for parts these past several weeks, it's the worst now
Uppers, lowers, parts, all shortage now
Keep watching PSA website, theyll have something in stock and it'll sell out same day
I hope they are accurate with inventory
I ordered an optic that was in stock, but weeks later back ordered and they didnt even notify me
But recently I ordered a backup lower parts kit and trigger and it sent out quickly
I haven't bought much gun stuff since the shut down started.  I got a chest rig for a new setup that I was putting together and the company that I was looking to get it from produces stuff in waves.  So I was lucky that a buddy gave me the heads up one day that stuff was in stock.  Good thing too because they were sold out again in hours.  It's crazy how fast things sell out.  Other shooting friends were looking for holsters and some lead times are 2-3 months!!!

I still occasionally check out PSA and a couple of other vendors for holiday sales.  Was just sad to see how slim pickings PSA was.  While I don't need anything, always looking out for good deals as well as "nice to haves". 
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IIRC  in the University of California system
Affirmative action rules, Asians like her are considered "white".
At least for admissions. and presumably in hiring also.
I would not expect any other liberal University to be any less
different.
Everybody but white people can make threats.
CA?  ???

Caucacity?

And she’s apparently now making money off of this. She’ll prob never have to work a day in her life anymore as knucklehead make her popular for her idiocy for standing up against “the man”. 🤦🏻‍♂️
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General Discussion / Re: Mag Ban Incoming
« on: July 03, 2020, 12:11:17 PM »
Lots of sales for 4th of July. Lots of sales on Magpul mags, as wells as USGI. Where are the sales in Lancer mags...  :(
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