Archive for the ‘General’ category

Check Online Before You Buy

May 30, 2009

It amazes me, how some gun stores charge the prices they do. I always try to stop in an area gunshop when I am in the neighborhood. I check out there firearm prices and look at the prices and availability of their ammo. Some ammo is three times what you can buy it online for, and that’s with shipping . Firearm prices are easily 50-70% over what a purchase online will bring. Look at the different dealers online and check various online ammo stores. I won’t plug any in particular, because there are so many  out there, not to mention the online auction sites. I have saved soooo much  buying online. Of course buying a firearm involves getting an FFL dealer involved, but they will usually be very fair on a fee for that. Now in defense of the local shop, they do have real overhead to maintain, employees to pay, but so does the online guys. About the only advantage,  is you get what you want quicker.

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The Time Has Come !

March 29, 2009
Always Be Ready

Always Be Ready

With the current state of the economy, and the ridiculous situations the new Administration have put us in, the survival mode in me has me getting my  ammo and gun supplies in swift order. First, finding the ammo you want is getting very hard, if not impossible. And buying a reasonable priced firearm is getting to be a thing of the past. I have already got my 7.62×39 supply where I want it, and also my 7.62x54R. Calibers in .223 and .308 are getting real scarce, and your usually available stock at places like Wal-Mart are simply drying up! New anti-gun legislation IS being proposed, as well as bringing back the “assault rifle” ban. When it’s all said and done, owning a few military surplus rifles might be  what the Dr. ordered. Get the ammo you need for them soon, and keep the rifles in tip-top shape. Buy your accessories now, if you need them. I think I am going to get another Mosin-Nagant rifle. Not sure if it will be a 91/30 model or another M44. I think if I had to take that in the woods, it would serve as a fine enough rifle to put some meat on the table.  I think ammo soon will be taxed so high, that it will be nearly impossible for the average person to buy it. And importation of lesser expensive surplus ammo, will probably be banned too. Part of the administration’s plan I’m sure. I don’t think I’m an alarmist, just precautionary. Things are adding up in a very funny way out there. Keep scouring the net, and if you find it, GET IT ! Be the one prepared, not the one who is sorry he isn’t.

It’s Time To Cling To Your Guns

November 7, 2008
buy 'em while you can

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Well I really didn’t want to use this blog for politics, but with a new president taking the helm in January, I have to advise people that now is the time to buy your ammo and any one of those NASTY LOOKING ASSAULT rifles before it is restricted to do so. The second amendment might not be in jeapardy as we speak, but mark my words, legislation restricting types of guns allowed for purchase, magazine capacities, and types of ammo is a very real threat. Give it a year or two and you will be sorry if you didn’t get your supplies in order ASAP.

Traded SKS For Ammo

August 21, 2008

                I had a hard decision to make. I traded my Chinese Sks for ammo. That was my first rifle I ever purchased and I have fond memories of it at the range and in the woods. But I just know with ammo prices and availability, I needed to make a “management decision”. I got plenty of .223 and some odd amounts of .308, 9mm, and even a box of 30-30. I just think a little ammo ahead is the thing to have. You can’t shoot your gun without ammo. It could become impossible to buy surplus, and regular ammo could get extremely expensive,  if it’s available. I still have my favorite rifles and will most likely hang on to those. But who knows. Also, ammo could become a hot commodity. When a hurricane is out there, its nice to have plenty of food and water, and a full tank of gas.

For All Those Who Need A Manual

July 17, 2008

   I realize there are sites that will sell you an SKS manual. For those who lost theirs or never got one, this is a great site I stumbled across while doing some sks surfing.  And it’s totally free!http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2007/08/23/sks-manual/

An Ar-15 In The Future?

May 3, 2008

          I’m actually contemplating  an Ar-15 type rifle, to add to my small collection. Money being tighter these days, I would even consider a trade for one. My problem is there are so many makers and configurations of such rifles, that I don’t know where to begin. It won’t get much use, I won’t be adding too many accessories, and I definitely won’t need a match grade barrel or anything else to jack up the price. Maybe down the road a collapsible stock. I just think I need a basic plinker type. Short and lightweight. And with the classic carry type handle. I don’t think I want to try to build one myself, although the thought of that sounds interesting. But I just think there would be an extra cost for tools that I don’t have and don’t really know anyone that does. I guess even the least expensive plinkers out there would be ok, and parts should be readily available. Maybe I just want one because they seem so American, I’m not sure. Maybe I want it because when I go to the range, I see so many there. Maybe I want one because they look so cool. I guess if I keep wanting it, I will eventually get one. But,  maybe this want will pass, because I really don’t need it.

Where’s All The Ammo

February 11, 2008

             I know there is a war going on. But there’s always a war going on somewhere. My question is where is all the ammo. All the cheaper surplus ammo, and what is out there, is ridiculously expensive. Even at 4$ a box 7.62×39 is not acceptable. I know .223 has historically been more expensive than 7.62×39, but at 10$ a box, that constitutes highway robbery. Just google all the ammo sales out there, and you will find unheard of prices for your usual military calibers. Then when you find some,  they are usually out of stock. I haven’t talked to anyone on why this is so out of control. All  I’ve read about,  it is do to the war. I guess gas prices are up because of the war too. Not sure what to think about this. It is easy to see a scam here. But what do I know?