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Before Sandy Hook, were you planning on buying...

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by jrdbrn, Jan 19, 2013.

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Did you plan?

Poll closed Feb 18, 2013.
  1. Yes, I've always wanted one.

    59 vote(s)
    80.8%
  2. No, but I have decided I want one.

    8 vote(s)
    11.0%
  3. What is this?

    6 vote(s)
    8.2%
  1. Jan 19, 2013 at 11:33 AM
    #1
    jrdbrn

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    Before Sandy Hook, were you planning on buying an AR-15? Just curious if all this has persuaded you. I for one never had any intention on purchasing on. Still don't. I have a few hand guns and shotguns though. It just seems everyone has gone mad to get one and most people are paying outrageous prices.
     
  2. Jan 19, 2013 at 11:38 AM
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    tigerfan00

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    was planning on building one prior...still plan on it...just refuse to pay exorbitant prices for parts
     
  3. Jan 19, 2013 at 11:38 AM
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    the.sight.picture

    the.sight.picture .45%er

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    I have had a few. I was going to get another before this mess happened. Now I will just wait until everyone realizes the ban inst going to happen and the prices will return to little more than they were before. Than I can finally get my piston driven 6.8:D
     
  4. Jan 19, 2013 at 11:39 AM
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    BostonBilly

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    I had just finished mine when this happened.
     
  5. Jan 19, 2013 at 11:51 AM
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    I've wanted One for almost a year but dad didn't see a point in them, after all the talk he went out and bought a colt and after shooting it he wants to build more.

    EDIT: I forgot to mention we got all our stuff at pre-talk prices :cool:
     
  6. Jan 19, 2013 at 11:57 AM
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    EVErsionDesigns

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    How long do you guys think until prices aren't ridiculous anymore?
     
  7. Jan 19, 2013 at 12:08 PM
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    skidooman

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    I was compiling a list of parts to buy to build a long, heavy barreled ar for coyote hunting. I still will, just won't be ready for this year.
     
  8. Jan 19, 2013 at 12:19 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    I had one prior..im waiting for everyone to calm down so i can go and buy a "used" gun that someone bought in the craze, never fired, and returned.
     
  9. Jan 19, 2013 at 3:10 PM
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    greenguy3

    greenguy3 BOOM goes the dynamite!

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    I've always wanted one as it is practically the same as my service rifle I get issued when I deploy and I want to always be proficient, sadly I'm always stationed in a foreign country where I'm not allowed to possess a firearm asan American, fuuuuuuuuu!
     
  10. Jan 19, 2013 at 3:11 PM
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    Tenzing

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    It depends, but price is a lagging indicator, so even after the craze is "over" it will take a while for prices to fall back into normal range, and they may be permanently a bit higher.

    The gun companies seem to find a new hysteria every few months or so to drum up fears and sell more stock. I have a feeling that every chain email I get is coming from a marketing intern at Colt or Glock haha
     
  11. Jan 19, 2013 at 3:39 PM
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    Rich91710

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    This. Already have three (technically one is an AR22), and have been planning an AR10 and pistol-platform 5.56 for a while.
     
  12. Jan 19, 2013 at 3:41 PM
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    Konaborne

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    Spent the last 2 years looking for a .308 M1a/SOCOMII..

    still looking...
     
  13. Jan 19, 2013 at 3:42 PM
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    Nahh... After the 2008 scare, prices for stripped lowers eventually settled into the $90 range, even in California.

    Prices will settle down, and those who overpaid in 2013 will try to sell theirs, and the butthurt will flow when they can't get an offer for half their asking price. Same as 2010.
     
  14. Jan 19, 2013 at 3:44 PM
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    tigerfan00

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    i'm still sitting on a $50 stripped Palmetto lower :cool:

    cant wait for prices to settle back down so i can finish the budget KISS rifle
     
  15. Jan 19, 2013 at 3:46 PM
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    I am hoping they come back down so I can get one again at fair prices. I would love to have one, since it is what I am comfortable with shooting these days.
     
  16. Jan 19, 2013 at 4:16 PM
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    max2

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    Nope, not planning on buying one because the wife and I already own "quite a few" of them.... we stocked up after the last election of 2008 when everyone went crazy back then. By 2010 we had completed a pretty good collection of guns and ammo.

    Will probably be selling some of my extra parts and pieces (mags and lower parts kits) now that prices are sky high.

    My advice to anyone looking to own one or more would be to wait this current frenzy out. Give it until this fall, say around October, by then prices will have fallen due to demand being satisfied and manufacturers will have caught up.
     
  17. Jan 19, 2013 at 4:21 PM
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    detnight

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    I built an AR15 a few years ago but sold it before I ever shot it so I could buy another gun that I sold before I shot it to get a gun I us all the time(an old marlin mod 39 lever action 22lr. I have a Ruger Mini 14 with a few mods and a Beretta CX4 storm 9mm carbine. I prefer the Ruger Mini 14 over the AR15 platform
     
  18. Jan 19, 2013 at 4:39 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

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    Thats my plan. I hope to find a colt for a decent price.:cool:
     
  19. Jan 19, 2013 at 4:50 PM
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  20. Jan 19, 2013 at 10:40 PM
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