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Gun Sales Surge To Record High In 2013; Expect Ammo To Spike In 2014

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A record 21 million applications were run through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) last year - an 8% increase over 2012 and, as The Washington Times reports, the 11th straight year that the number has risen. Background checks serve as a proxy for the number of gun sales, which soared in the months immediately after Sandy Hook (but notably fell in the last 2 months of 2013 as the Newtown and 'fear of Obama' effect wore off). "2013 was the best year for firearm sales (commercial, domestic) in history — period!" notes the president of the independent firearm owners association, adding that "Ammunition will still be very strong in 2014 as it hasn’t caught up nationally with the demand." This could become a problem since, in what many believe was an attempt to 'crowd out' private buyers, the Homeland Security Department bought 1.6 billion rounds alone.

 

 

 

 

Via The Washington Times,

Gun records checks, fueled by a post-Newtown boom of gun sales, hit a new high in 2013, and industry analysts expect ammunition to be the big seller this year as consumers catch up to all of those firearms purchases.

 

More than 21 million applications were run through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System last year, marking nearly an 8 percent increase and the 11th straight year that the number has risen.

 

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2013 was the best year for firearm sales (commercial, domestic) in history — period! That’s true for NH to Hawaii,” said Richard Feldman, president of the Independent Firearm Owners Association in Rindge, N.H. “Ruger alone sold well over one million guns this year.”

 

Mr. Feldman said to expect the next surge to be in bullets.

 

Ammunition will still be very strong in 2014 as it hasn’t caught up nationally with the demand,” he said.

 

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“I think there are a few downward pressures acting on the NICS checks,” he said. “Not just the Newtown effect wearing off, but the ‘fear of Obama’ effect wearing off.”

 

If ammunition does become the focus for gun owners, that could become another hot-button topic.

 

Last year, the Homeland Security Department had to explain to Congress its contracts to buy up to 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition.

 

Some gun owners believed the department was trying to crowd out private consumers in the ammunition market, but federal officials said their purchases amounted to a tiny fraction of the ammunition produced every year.

 

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Tue, 01/07/2014 - 21:53 | Link to Comment Xibalba
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Got Potassium Iodide? 

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 22:03 | Link to Comment hedgeless_horseman
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I know hellish scenarios like Syria and the Draft Riots of New York City are unlikely to happen, again, in America.  However, I would rather have and not need, then need and not have.

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 22:08 | Link to Comment Boris Alatovkrap
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Boris is prefer AK-47. Best quality lower receiver is manufacture in Bulgaria, but simple metal bending and drill press can build.

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 22:21 | Link to Comment hedgeless_horseman
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For defense of The Motherland, faithful comrade h_h prefers bomb-proof, magazine-fed, gas piston, Made in America, .308 battle rifle with effective range up to and beyond 800 meters.

Hadji will drop his tink-tink AK for a boom-boom FAL, especially with an optic, every time.

The difference between guns and women is that guns don't mind it if you get another one.

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 22:25 | Link to Comment RockyRacoon
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Top ten I stole from some unsuspecting hinky website:

#10. You can trade an old 44 for a new 22.

#9. You can keep one gun at home and have another for when you're on the road.

#8. If you admire a friend's gun and tell him so, he will probably let you try it out a few times.

#7. Your primary gun doesn't mind if you keep another gun for a backup.

#6. Your gun will stay with you even if you run out of ammo.

#5. A gun doesn't take up a lot of closet space.

#4. Guns function normally every day of the month.

#3. A gun doesn't ask , "Do these new grips make me look fat?"

#2. A gun doesn't mind if you go to sleep after you use it.

And the number one reason a gun is favored over a woman....

#1. YOU CAN BUY A SILENCER FOR A GUN

 

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 22:48 | Link to Comment Crawdaddy
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All true! Guns also never say you use too much of the closet for gun storage.

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 02:31 | Link to Comment Rick Blaine
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The "gun scare" of 2013 made the one back in '08/'09 look like a joke.

I would be very, very surprised if the number of NICS checks in 2014 is higher than 2013...unless of course there is another "scare" of some sort.  I just think "most" of the people who were going to buy have already done so...

Re assault rifles and parts - now is a very good time to buy IMHO.  A lot of dealers/distributors are hurting for sales...and there are a bunch of good quality spare parts floating around now...but there is also a TON of crap - be careful and stick to quality manufacturers.

If you pick and choose properly, you can put together a quality AR for like $600 right now (if you can build it yourself or know someone who can).

Re ammo - it's pretty amazing.

Yeah, some stuff has come down in price and is readily available (like 7.62x39)...but decent brass-cased .223/5.56 and 9 mm, for example, are still pretty pricey...

...and .22LR is still through the roof and hard to get.  I'm still seeing 500 round boxes of it (basic plinking stuff) going for over 10 cents per round.  Before this last scare, I was buying Blazer .22LR (which is pretty darn good for bulk stuff) for under 3 cents per round.

I know I went nuts a few years ago, but I still say my guns/ammo are the only things I own that I know will always be worth something - you just gotta try NOT to buy at the absolute worst time.

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 02:53 | Link to Comment Manthong
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1 minute.. not likely, but great theatrics.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KvO-8IvoCI

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 08:36 | Link to Comment GetZeeGold
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I was going to buy healthcare.....but then I got a flyer from Cabelas in the mail.

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 06:05 | Link to Comment Headbanger
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Don't if this has been said here before....

Hillary and all the other anti gun politicos have shot themselves in the foot [pun intended and if only it were true!]  by trying to ban and confiscate firearms and thus greatly increasing the number of gun owners in this country

What's not so obvious about that is DO YOU THINK ALL THESE NEW GUN OWNERS ARE GOING TO VOTE FOR A BITCH WHO WANTS TO TAKE THEIR NEW GUNS AWAY!?

I seriously doubt it!   There's probably more than half the households in this country that own firearms now because of these libtards trying to ban guns. So it looks like Hitlery dorsn't have a chance.

BTW,  That's a H&K 93 .556 in the top photo.  It has the "roller delayed bow back" breach so there's no gas tube just like the H&K MP-5   They get really filthy cause the chambers are fluted to allow more gas against the breach but they're super easy to take down (one pin) and clean.  They're heavier than an AR and I'd say the above rifle with the scope is well over nine pounds.  No.. make that more like over 10 pounds with that stupid big scope!

Then again that could be a H&K 91 in 7.62x51 so it's even heavier!

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 08:56 | Link to Comment TrumpXVI
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I wouldn't count on that line of logic, HB.

The problem with gun sales is that too many of them are to gun owners instead of non-gun owners.  Most of those gun sales over the past year were to panicked gun owners, not newbees.  I forget what the stats are (they're not very accurate anyway), but the average gun owner owns more guns than just one.  The average is, IIRC, somewhere around four with many gun owners owning many more than that.  Gun owners are the most insecure, easily panicked people on Earth when it comes to their 2nd A rights.

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 10:38 | Link to Comment Uncle Sugar
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I feel like you just described me personally.

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 10:58 | Link to Comment Citxmech
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I know at least one neighbor who stepped-up last year.  This year he's getting #2 and a CCW.  

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 09:45 | Link to Comment whirling tword ...
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I'm very particular with powders I used for loading long range and, the two I use for my big boomers still can't be found anywhere.

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 22:55 | Link to Comment chubbar
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WARNING: SELF SERVING ADVERTISEMENT! 

In about 60 days, Daemon Defense, LLC will be in production for .22 cal suppressors. Followed quite rapidly with .223 and .308 suppressors. These are going to be relatively low priced because they are not going to be designed for 20K rounds but for 5K rounds. You'll still need the NFA 3 tax stamp though. These will have all the functionality of the 1K priced suppressors but will sell for about $300ish.

http://www.daemoninternational.com/defense/

We also make specialty rifles as indicated on the website. If you are in the Chatham, NH area you can also attend a tactical weapons training class or two in order to brush up on your shooting skills (run by spec ops guys)! We are a "freedom friendly" facility with multiple types of automatic weapons to fire as well as handgun sales and accessories. Mention you are a ZH'er when you come!

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Tue, 01/07/2014 - 23:33 | Link to Comment Son of Loki
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.308 is nice imo compared to the .223. Most Vietnam Vets I know cursed the .223 as being too light in the jungle...bullets easily deflected by twigs. The  only drawback to the 308s is the ammo is much heavier if you need to carry alot of it for some reason.

I'd be interested to hear other opinions.

 

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 00:01 | Link to Comment Greenskeeper_Carl
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Depends on what you are using it for, as you listed the ups and downs of both. The 308 will punch through barriers and retain its energy a lot further and better than a 5.56. However, the guns, especially an FAL are a lot for expensive, plus you are going to pay a good bit more to the ammo, mags, etc. it comes down to budget and what you are going to use it for. You can pick up a decent, but bare bones AR for 700 or so. Spend another 300, and you can have half a dozen good mags and 500 rounds of ammo for around 1k.

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 02:52 | Link to Comment Rick Blaine
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Exactly.

...but I still say if someone wants to pick up a rifle just to have/just in case/for SHTF/etc., etc., the best place to start is with something that shoots 7.62x39 - e.g., a "quality" (i.e., a real) AKM/AK-47 or a SKS.

You can pick up one of those Yugo O-PAPs that CAI imports right now for like $500 bucks...and they are legit Yugo AKs (in fact, I may grab one or two in the near future)...and you can probably find a lightly used SKS for like $300-$350.

Don't get me wrong, I've got my share of .223/5.56 ARs...

Re .308 - I still don't think there is a good, reasonably lightweight semi-auto out there...UNLESS you want to pony up for a SCAR 17 (with a dealer price of $2500)...

...and even then, you still have the problem with the price of the ammo...and any spare parts (IF you can find them).

Yeah, there are other quality semi-auto .308s out there (e.g., some "AR-type," FALs, PTR-91s, FN ARs, etc.), but damn - they are all beefy as hell.

...and the .308 AR-type rifle thing is still a big cluster&@(& with respect to parts interchangeability.

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 03:48 | Link to Comment RafterManFMJ
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There's always 6.8 SPC...although ammo remains expensive.

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 11:03 | Link to Comment Citxmech
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I'm seriously thinking about a 5.45 upper for my AR (a "real" round for close to the current price of .22LR and no conversion/crap in the receiver issues) and a .300 Blackout upper for a new "pistol" build.  (WA CCWs only apply to pistols - I thinking I'd keep an AR "pistol" w/standard long buffer tube in the car/truck).

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 11:09 | Link to Comment g speed
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unless your in a suppressing fire type situation you don't need an sar-- IMHO find a good to fair Rem 700 long action at the gun show and put a glass stock and a barrel from a gun catalog on it chambered for 30-06 --get a good variable 9 power scope--and a match trigger.  spend the rest of your Christmas money on a "O" press and some redding dies, some cartrige prep supplies, 500 cases and 3000 168gr serria match bullets, a couple of pounds of H 1000 and 3000 large rifle primers. and learn the rifle, the ammo and how it shoots under differing conditions-- just saying.       

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 12:49 | Link to Comment hedgeless_horseman
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Just don't try to clear any buildings with the bolt action.

Bang...........................................................................................bang...................................................................bang.

Versus the FAL:

Bang...bang...bang...bang...bang...bang...bang...bang...bang...bang...bang...bang...bang...bang.

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 10:17 | Link to Comment TrumpXVI
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The .308 retains more energy, no doubt, but that doesn't always translate into superior penetration ability.  The 5.56mm M855 with the steel penetrator core actually penetrated the standard military helmet (Warsaw Pact, sheet steel) better at 500 yards than the .308 ball (lead core) in NATO tests.  That's why NATO developed it, to defeat the standard Warsaw Pact infantry body armour.

Ditto for the 7.62x39 as used in the AK.  The standard ball round for the AK47 is of very poor construction and has been demostrated on many occasions to disintigrate completely upon impact with almost any barrier, including window glass!

The important thing is to make sure you have plenty of M855 for your AR, or the ability to handload it yourself.

 

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 14:21 | Link to Comment Citxmech
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If you can make a head-shot at 500 yards - you can surely make a center-of-mass shot.  At 500+ yards - you're going to have more wind drift with the lighter bullet too (making hits harder unless you've got a spotter).  Regardless of steel helmet penitration - the .308 carries much more energy at longer ranges.  That's why Army and Marine snipers all carry .308s or larger.

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 00:34 | Link to Comment gwar5
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A .308 often turns cover into mere concealment for the bad guy.  

 

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 00:40 | Link to Comment Chuck Walla
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You ain't in the jungle here, boy! And you ain't on offense with your squad. Don't sweat light calibers.

FORWARD SOVIET!

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 00:11 | Link to Comment Borrow Owl
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"You'll still need the NFA 3 tax stamp though."

Fuck the NFA.

The phrase '..shall not be infringed.' says all that needs to be said.

 

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 02:55 | Link to Comment Overfed
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Build what you want, don't show it around (hard part), don't take it to a public range, and don't store it in your home with your other guns.

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 01:52 | Link to Comment Rentier
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oil filters work nice too. :)

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 11:50 | Link to Comment El Diablo Rojo
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How does one who lives in an unfriendly gun state like California go about getting a .223 colt barrel threaded to match said suppressor, hypothetically speaking of course?

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 14:22 | Link to Comment Citxmech
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Move.

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 20:33 | Link to Comment Offthebeach
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Slide good strong flat screwdriver into slots of flash suppressor. Unscrew. Notice threads on barrel.

Bring supressor to good car parts place and buy matching tap and die. Also get there good drill bits for that size tap. Watch YouTubes of how to tap threads.

Anyways, if its really quiet, even a subsonic with a fresh suppressor sounds like the end of the world, and travels quite a distance. Common backround noise like a radio, jet, generator, heavy traffic is nice

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 23:42 | Link to Comment Overfed
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FALs are good rifles, but for the cost of a decent one with ammo, a guy could outfit an entire platoon with AKs or a squad with ARs.

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 11:06 | Link to Comment Citxmech
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Learn to build yourself.  Texas Brigade lists M21/M25 clones for $3500.00.  I've got maybe $1500.00 into mine w/all USGI parts.

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 23:07 | Link to Comment yrbmegr
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You never answered my question.

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 00:20 | Link to Comment CitizenPete
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Yes my goto gun is a SGL-21 with 75 rnd drums and is named Boris. My Saiga 12 is named Natasha with 20 rnd drum. Strange I never named any other guns I own except Boris and Natasha.

Night time defense carbine is Sig 556R with Trijicon ACOG 13a and night vision with infrared laser. Must add suppressor.

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 08:34 | Link to Comment DanDaley
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Distance is great (.308), but the vast majority of engagements take place well within 100 yards (60, really), and an AK will hit whatever you need hit at those distances all day long.

 

As an aside, a close friend of mine took 2 AK rounds to the gut in Vietnam and would not be without an AK. 

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 09:19 | Link to Comment Agstacker
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Quite a bit cheaper as well, this one is Romanian tho-

 

http://www.jgsales.com/romanian-wasr10-ak-style-rifle,-7.62x39,-wood-sto...

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 14:13 | Link to Comment dow jones 20000
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AlatovKrap-47

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 22:02 | Link to Comment Clueless Economist
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Hope to see you all at GIGANTIC Harrisburg PA show  February 1-9 2014!!  http://www.greatamericanoutdoorshow.org/

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 22:23 | Link to Comment Croesus
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@ Clueless Economist: 

I'm about 30 minutes west of "Linda Thompson's Socialist Paradise", now known as "Papenfuse's Playhouse". I'll probably make it up to the show, and I'm usually at the MAAC gun shows at the Farm show complex; Are you on PAFOA at all?  

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 23:57 | Link to Comment Pinworm
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must be streaker69
Wed, 01/08/2014 - 02:09 | Link to Comment Freddie
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LOL!  I would love to see the real Paul Krugman there.  I would probably beat his ass and test out one of the knives at the show.  Send him back to Princeton in a bag.

;-)

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 22:06 | Link to Comment Harbanger
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It's too late to disarm US citizens.  When TSHTF, criminals will quickly learn to get in line for fear the cops won't save them. God bless America and long live the Republic.

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 22:27 | Link to Comment john39
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I'm not so certain that they actually want us disarmed...  look at Syria, Iraq and similar countries.  The idea is to create chaos...  pit one group against another...  destroy countries through civil war  (ie, urban black vs. rural white).   the sociopaths in control lack numbers.  the rule through cunning and evil.

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 22:53 | Link to Comment Crawdaddy
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They have been working that angle for a long time. Black vs white, men vs women, old vs young and lately straight vs gay. They rule not simply through being cunning and evil but only (ONLY) becuase they control the money. If we can put a stop to their control of money we can beat them.

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 23:04 | Link to Comment Harbanger
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You're right. Just replace "they" with "progressives" and you'll be spot on.

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 23:31 | Link to Comment Crawdaddy
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Actually I would replace "they" not with Progressives but with the Jesuits and their associated groups of influence of Freemasons and Knights of Columbus, B'nai B'rith, Shriners, etc. The progressives (and their ideological counterparts in the Repub party) are wings of the same bird. And they are just clerks sent to collect a grocery bill.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=MONibDBak5A#t=67

Bonus cut - Aaron Russo. Jesuits not implicated but they are the assholes behind the trouble.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=1Qgzy29A05A

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 23:46 | Link to Comment Harbanger
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I like Karen Hughes, but progressivism is a socialist ideology of slow growing statism that was decided upon 100+ years ago during the progressive era.  It's outcome is here now, whether you admit it or not.  I already know that there is no difference between the modern Repub and Democrat establishment parties.  But don't get stuck on group labels, the new Pope for example leans towards being a social justice/liberation theology progressive.  That's why the left suddenly loves him(for now anyway), even though he's "opposed" to abortion and gay marriage.

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 23:00 | Link to Comment Harbanger
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Law abiding citizens in those countries you mentioned DO NOT have the right to own weapons, they are at the mercy of gov protection or at the mercy of organized gangs.  The sociopaths in the US tried very hard but couldn't fully take away our right to self defense.  These socipaths may be cunning and evil but they're just a handful of cowards and will be exposed for who they are.  

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 23:21 | Link to Comment willwork4food
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Those sociaopaths that surprisingly make up the majority of Congress & Senate will be the FIRST ones targeted when the shit hits the fan. Regretably since they are cowards the first battles will most likely be against their paid 'Blackwater' escort services.

Now WE can say if you're not with us, you're part of the problem. And mean it.

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 23:44 | Link to Comment The Heart
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"These socipaths may be cunning and evil but they're just a handful of cowards and will be exposed for who they are."

Hey, good 'on target' discussion tonight.

Every tree is known by it's fruit. Vee haf records in zee NSA zat vill tell us all vee needs to know abouts all zee traitors to za Republic.

Da! They are leaving Wash, Dc now jumping ship fast.

There are a lot of mraps preparing in bases on the Colorado/NewMexico border for the big city warfare.

Something wicked comes this way.

 

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 23:48 | Link to Comment MeMongo
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John 39

100% right, when they want total devistation they will come after the food! That my friend is when the real SHTF. All the guns will simply hurry things along :-)

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 23:24 | Link to Comment post turtle saver
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bubba's bang bang beer and brat brigade... you loot, we shoot

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 23:53 | Link to Comment MeMongo
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Don't underestimate Bubba boy!

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 22:10 | Link to Comment NoDebt
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Nice weapon.

I went totally low-buck on my last purchase.  I bought a Hi-Point 4595 Carbine.  A WHAT??  WHAT THE HELL IS THAT??

It's the most cheap-ass .45 ACP Carbine money can buy (shoots 45 cal pistol ammo).  A total pile of shit that happens to shoot just fine and costs..... $335 brand spanking new!  They can't keep them in stock and I can see why.  It could be the best $300 gun I've ever bought.  The 9mm version is the most common and certainly the cheapest to buy ammo for (using .45ACP you can spend more on ammo than you did for the gun over a weekend!).  I'm just more of a 45 cal kinda guy, so shoot me (metaphorically speaking).  

Just ditch the factory sights (they're junk) and put a sub-$100 red-dot on it.  If you can't figure out how to have boat-loads of fun with this little cheapie, you may have a brain disorder.

Sorry, but I ain't worth shit past 100 Yds. since the old eyeballs started going downhill.  A 100 Yd. Gun for a 100 yd. shooter.  For cheap.  That was the idea, anyway.

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 22:50 | Link to Comment BandGap
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Got the 9mm version for $165 three years ago. Got a cheap laser sight and a couple extra 15 round mags to boot. Wouldn't trust the thing past 25 yards but it has zero recoil and gets lead downrange.  Have a wide assortment of rifles, shotguns and handguns. Plenty of ammo.

I'm set to go, have to join forces down the line. The strife will start internally, the US will not be able to quell everything.

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 23:04 | Link to Comment chubbar
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Thinking about producing a .45 cal suppressor for this baby. Do you think buyers would be interested?

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 23:33 | Link to Comment willwork4food
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If it's decent quality and priced right, hell yes!

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 00:00 | Link to Comment chubbar
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Would be inline with my other suppressors. I don't make the high quality ones because the metal is hard to work with (and pricey) and while they last a lot longer, I don't feel they fit the niche I'm trying to fill.

Look, if I put out a suppressor that works well for around 5K rounds, and costs around $300ish to buy (not including NFA Tax), You can become proficient at using it and have plenty of rounds left over to use it tactically. You don't just bring it to the range and run box after box of ammo through it for drill. You use it sparingly to become proficient and then put it in your bag of tricks for use when you need it. Hell, buy two, you'd still be ahead of the game.

It's a cheap date that can become useful under the right circumstances. But if you want something to run 20K rounds through, this isn't the product.

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 00:00 | Link to Comment Osmium
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I have one as well in 45.  I have an old Marlin camp 9 that I really like and wanted something in 45. 

 

And you are correct, the Hi point is tons of fun.

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 05:38 | Link to Comment Dr. Everett V. Scott
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http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/index.php/cPath/21_268/Hi-Point  has lots of Hi-Points for under $200.  There are plenty of other dealers, too.  Where can you get a reliable .45 for that??  Hi-Point fills a wide open niche.  Anyone can afford some home defense hardware for that price.

 

Get one, find a range [they're everywhere], get familiar with what you're shooting.  Bulk .45 ammo costs only about 40¢ a round, and will stop any intruder.  You don't need hollow points with a .45.

 

Best of all: having your '2nd Amendment right' in your hand will radicalize you. Suddenly the Constitution will mean something; other parts of it will become real, too — like the only currency being gold or silver, etc.

 

Get radicalized!  It will make you a better American.

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 08:26 | Link to Comment NoDebt
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Those are their pistols.  These are the carbines for sale (from the same site):

http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/index.php/cPath/36_269/Hi-Point+Rifles/

You'll notice a lot of "out of stock" next to them.  This is pretty much everywhere in the retail outlets.  They can't build them fast enough.

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 22:21 | Link to Comment HelluvaEngineer
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A little late Horseman.  You have been recommending the little brother for years now.  Glad you now like the FAL, but they are now unavailable except for the uber-wealthy who can order from DS Arms.

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 22:30 | Link to Comment hedgeless_horseman
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FN PS90 is still my choice for GBH Bag.  To save money, anyone can build a FAL from imported parts. 

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 02:19 | Link to Comment Freddie
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A while ago - you could get the Austrian STG 58 parts and DSA was building STG 58s for a bit less than their current FALs. You can only find em used now.

http://www.atlanticfirearms.com/component/virtuemart/shipping-rifles/dsa...

 

These PTR 91 based on the German G3's are pretty good and reasonable.

http://www.atlanticfirearms.com/component/virtuemart/shipping-rifles/ptr...

There is a YouTube guy named Maine Prepper or something who is ex-military and he said he was going to switch away from AR platform to I think these PTRs.  

Lewis Machine LMT is the bomb but expensive:

http://www.lmtstore.com/complete-weapon-systems-firearms-guns/308-modula...

The supply of all sorts of rifles has caught up to demand. Ammo is better now too.

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 22:40 | Link to Comment seek
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From personal experience, they're hell on scopes/scope mounts, tough as both the ACOG and the DSA mount are, the damn thing breaks the locktite loose every time I shoot it.

Irons are fine. It's pretty clear when originally designed the FN-FAL really didn't have optics in mind.

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 22:58 | Link to Comment hedgeless_horseman
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I have had zero trouble.  Blue loc-tite 242 on screws.

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 23:08 | Link to Comment seek
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Do you know what your torqued the screws at?

I'm using DSA's integral mount (they machine in a well for the ACOG into the rail mount cover that replaces the original FAL sheetmetal one) and seriously it's a running joke with my shooting friends that I only bring the FAL to test locktite applications.

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 23:36 | Link to Comment hedgeless_horseman
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IDK.  Maybe you are running too much gas for the ammo? 

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 11:41 | Link to Comment Overfed
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+1 on dialing in the gas system. Sounds like it's beating itself up.

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 23:31 | Link to Comment Magnix
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Im selling my IMBEL FAL rifle on http://www.gunauction.com/buy/12595235

 

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 23:39 | Link to Comment MeMongo
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Dude!

You living in  your high rise condo ever shot any of this shit? Outside of xbox!

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 00:09 | Link to Comment Seize Mars
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Love the item in question, hate hate hate DSArms. They have NO customer service; I could tell you the story but maybe in person some time. Avoid dealing with those shitheads at ALL costs believe me.

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 00:16 | Link to Comment Bernanke'sDaddy
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Who are the 3 DHS shills who downvoted this post?

Awesome rifle, too bad it won't fly in CA. If you're looking for good ammo deals, I'd suggest ammoman.com.

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 10:22 | Link to Comment fedupwhiteguy
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i was under the impression that all you needed was a bullet button, for the magazine, to make them legal in cali.

 

http://www.atlanticfirearms.com/california-legal/california-legal-g3-mp5...

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 00:19 | Link to Comment gwar5
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Love the Tritium scope. Looking to get one.

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 06:53 | Link to Comment Frankie Carbone
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FN makes exceptional tactical rifles. When the SCAR first came out I said to myself "overpriced fad".... until I shot one at the range.

Shot a 5.56 NATO, and thought I was plinking out of a pellet gun. And accurate as hell too.

To this day the battle rifle version (7.62x51) is still on my wish list. Problem is that a lot of nice guns are on my wish list so it will be a while.

Next up is a Beretta Silver Pigeon 12 GA over/under. Because Joe Biden says its more effective at home defense (with just two lousy round capacity) than an FN SCAR!/sarcasm off.

 

Seriously, I need a two-barrel birding gun and the Pigeon is highest on the list. If anyone can recommend a good over/under for under 2 large, then please let me know.

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 08:46 | Link to Comment double 007
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sweet rig i'm jealous

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 21:49 | Link to Comment Uncle Sugar
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Fuck you Andrew Cuomo.  Fuck you Dannel Malloy.  Fuck you Gov Moonbeam.

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 21:58 | Link to Comment USA USA
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I could not believe that CA's Gov. Brown actually vetoed several anti gun bills bassed by the anti gun legislature.

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 22:24 | Link to Comment JR
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Gun rights groups had threatened to sue if the California legislature's semi-automatic weapons ban became law. There’s a limit to the indulgence of the National Rifle Association. And Brown knows when he’s wandered close to the fence.

As Clint Montfort, attorney with Michel and Associates, West Coast counsel for the National Rifle Association, said:  "That was, without a doubt, the most egregious piece of anti-gun legislation ever brought to a governor for his signature.”

When it’s necessary, Brown dons his politician hat and takes off his tyrant cap.

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 22:45 | Link to Comment seek
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I think Brown realized if it was challenged, not only would it go down in flames in court, but it'd probably drag other legislation along for the ride.

That those bills passed the legislature shows just how far CA has gone. I know of several people that relocated to my state (AZ) solely due to these POS bills passing.

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 08:39 | Link to Comment devo
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regarding california

http://blog.californiarighttocarry.org/

 

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 21:50 | Link to Comment Canada01
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Almost done building my M1 Garand with my RGR profits.

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 22:25 | Link to Comment HelluvaEngineer
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Then you will be perfectly prepared to take on the Japanese or Germans circa 1942.

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 23:24 | Link to Comment ghengis86
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For calling yourself a helluva engineer, you seem to know dick about rifle rounds.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/M1_Garand

"Greatest battle implement ever devised"
-Patton

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 00:14 | Link to Comment Seize Mars
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Helluva

I will take the Garand when the shit gets thick any time. Fast, accurate, easy to maintain, tough as hell.

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 09:23 | Link to Comment Agstacker
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There are still Springfield service grades available from the CMP for 625 bucks-

 

http://www.odcmp.com/Sales/m1garand.htm

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 00:50 | Link to Comment Chuck Walla
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Then you will be perfectly prepared to take on the Japanese or Germans circa 1942.

Haven't met anyone who wants to be shot with one yet...
FORWARD SOVIET!

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 01:07 | Link to Comment El Vaquero
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Most people will quit talking shit about lever actions and even rolling blocks when one is leveled at them, and they're older than M-1s.  Those older rifles may not be as good as an M-4 for up close high speed shit, but they'll still ruin your day in a hurry.  Besides, for long range, I'll take an M-1 over an M-4, and I while I would prefer to avoid any shoot out, if I do have to get into one, I'd prefer to be a long damn way away from the other guy. 

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 14:55 | Link to Comment Citxmech
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8DESEWH_QQ

Deuce Stevens kicking ass with tow SAA revolvers, a lever-action rifle, and a double bbl shotgun.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1BwUJ4--Qw

Another good shooter where you can see what he's doing better.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNtmbTh7J_s

Nice tutorial

PS  I would never feel sorry for myself with a .30-30 lever-action Winchester in my hand (or even a Marlin in .357).

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 23:27 | Link to Comment El Vaquero
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M1s are mighty fine rifles.  I have two myself.  I did shoot the barrel out on one though. 

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 21:50 | Link to Comment PubliusTacitus
Wed, 01/08/2014 - 00:25 | Link to Comment Greenskeeper_Carl
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The last lead smelting factory in the US is closing down. The EPAs unelected apparatchiks came up with some new environmental regs that, due to the cost of modifying their factory, priced them out of business, so aside from battery recycled, we are pretty much reliant on imports now. That's gonna cause another squeeze or jump in price eventually.

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 11:19 | Link to Comment Citxmech
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Then where's the new wave of lead-free alternative ammo?  I'd love to stock-up on piles of that shit for practice shooting at my farm - but not at today's prices.

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 01:06 | Link to Comment NOTfromSanFrancisco
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Good article. Thank you...

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 21:55 | Link to Comment NoDebt
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"in what many believe was an attempt to 'crowd out' private buyers, the Homeland Security Department bought 1.6 billion rounds alone."

That's what I thought at first.  I have come to believe it was more of a warning: "We'll shoot your ass dead if you oppose us, no matter how many of you there are, even if it's millions.  DON'T EVEN THINK OF RISING UP AGAINST YOUR GOVERNMENT.  YOU'LL LOSE.  YOU'LL DIE.  DON'T EVEN TRY IT."

Which, if I'm right, is pretty damned weak.  Smells of fear.

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 23:30 | Link to Comment El Vaquero
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Sounds plausable.  As for the ammo shortages, there's also a lot of "greater fool" shit going on.  People will go into one of the local stores here and purchas everything that they can, then sell it online at 2x-4x the price. 

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 23:43 | Link to Comment willwork4food
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Which, if I'm right, is pretty damned weak.  Smells of fear

Damn rights. I got dibs on Feinstein & her hubby. I've always wanted to visit CA again.

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 00:11 | Link to Comment gwar5
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Psyops. FBI did the same type things to the anti-war protesters to try and fuck with them and scare them out of showing up for protests. They'd go to homes of student leaders to "interview" them just to shake them up and unnerve them, knowing they'd spread the word like wildfire to other students. 

 

 

 

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 21:53 | Link to Comment Goldilocks
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Phishing
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phishing

Phishing is the act of attempting to acquire information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details (and sometimes, indirectly, money) by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.[1][2] Communications purporting to be from popular social web sites, auction sites, banks, online payment processors or IT administrators are commonly used to lure unsuspecting public. Phishing emails may contain links to websites that are infected with malware.[3] Phishing is typically carried out by email spoofing[4] or instant messaging,[5] and it often directs users to enter details at a fake website whose look and feel are almost identical to the legitimate one. Phishing is an example of social engineering techniques used to deceive users,[6] and exploits the poor usability of current web security technologies.[7] Attempts to deal with the growing number of reported phishing incidents include legislation, user training, public awareness, and technical security measures.

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 22:53 | Link to Comment hedgeless_horseman
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Right.  As if there are not already thousands of firearm blogs and discussion boards with millions of people posting and commenting on gun porn. 

FAL files?  AR15.com?

Who was the Nazi official that said that the fear of keeping lists is more powerful than actually keeping lists? 

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 23:15 | Link to Comment seek
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Not to mention given the revelations there's little doubt the NSA has parked a monitor on the NICS for probably years. That's going to be way better than anything derived from even gun forums.

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 23:36 | Link to Comment Son of Loki
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any recommendations for a defense shotgun? Prferably an semi-auto one that is reliable?

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 23:50 | Link to Comment seek
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I'm not a fan of semi-auto shotguns myself, since you can get such great deals on pumps like the Remington 870 or the Mossberg 500.

That said the people I know that have a preference for SA shotguns seem to go for the Benelli M4, which is also US military issue. It's really damn pricey.

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 10:48 | Link to Comment fedupwhiteguy
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If you are just looking for a home defense weapon, and you're on a budget, i recommend the Mossberg Maverick 88. It's american made, less than $200. After all, if its just for home protection and you don't plan on going out in the field with it why spend more? The quality here is good enough for the task. And finally, the most important reason, if you have to use your weapon against an intruder IT WILL BE SEIZED as part of the investigation. Depending on which state you reside in, it could be held for more than 1 year.

 

http://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/mossberg-174-maverick-174-88-8482-12-gau...

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 11:23 | Link to Comment Citxmech
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Mossberg 500/590 or Remington 870.  I love my 870P.  Had an old Viet Nam style under-load/under-eject Savage that was pretty cool way back too.  IMHO, the Remmy is built better than the Mossy FWIW.

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 00:21 | Link to Comment Tijuana Donkey Show
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I don't like semi-auto, as a pump can cycle a misfire quicker. (I can cycle my pump pretty fast...) This is my SHTF gun. http://www.remington.com/products/firearms/shotguns/model-870/model-870-marine-magnum.aspx Nice, water/saltwaterproof, and pretty simple. Add some tactical items, and your ready to go. It's a beast. and it will survive anything. One tip on shotguns in the field, I put a piece of tape over the end of the barrel to keep debris/water out, and blowing the barrel. If you fire a round, the tape just pops off. 

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 02:35 | Link to Comment Freddie
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One of my biggest fears is we have a populace armed to the teeth.  Most of these gun owners with rifles bought because they fear the police state.  My concern is so many people are armed that nothing with ever be done to try to restore The Constitution.  The elites will just keep pissing on all of us.  

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 21:55 | Link to Comment OldTrooper
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I reload, I'm well stocked and I can cast bullets and make black powder.

What , me worry?

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 22:08 | Link to Comment Yardfarmer
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of course the closure of the Doe Run Lead Smelter in Herculaneum, Missouri due to ridiculous and transparently political motivations in the guise of "environmental " concerns will send the price of Pb for ammunition soaring with the only available lead now coming from 1)recycled products such as batteries and 2) China! As a result my recent personal preferences for metal have necessarily been focused soley on the acquisition of adequate supplies of various calibers though mostly for varmint control. haha. http://www.24hgold.com/english/news-gold-silver-death-at-doe-run-epa-shu...

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 23:32 | Link to Comment post turtle saver
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I debunked this a long time ago... keep researching

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 21:56 | Link to Comment konputa
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Right there has been almost no ammo available for 2+ years. When the fuck is supply going to catch up with demand? I'm surprised some big ammo manufacturer hasn't said "fuck you" to the government contracts and commited to just selling to Americans. I would think there would be a powerful marketing message and profits in that idea.

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 23:36 | Link to Comment El Vaquero
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If you reload, get one of the older (#10 or #11, IIRC,) Speer manual and go with the blue dot loads for 357.  I personally like the 140s, but I did load up some 110s for my Blackhawk a while back, and chronographed them at 1950fps.  Those older manuals are not lawyer friendly.

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 23:04 | Link to Comment Crawdaddy
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I've seen a ton of people buying up old batteries for the lead. The tire balancing guys have a steady stream of offers for their lead weights. The junk yard guys are getting a ton of interest too.

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 23:44 | Link to Comment CunnyFunt
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I've seen it too. "For casting fishing weights. "

 

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 00:05 | Link to Comment gwar5
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An old boat keel lying around in a marina will give you plenty of lead. 

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 23:55 | Link to Comment The Heart
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"I'm surprised some big ammo manufacturer hasn't said "fuck you" to the government contracts and commited to just selling to Americans."

Ask, who owns the ammunition companies mr bush?

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 21:57 | Link to Comment BullyBearish
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Yep...another one of those unintended consequences from stellar governing: the world's most successful small arms salesman:

 

     O             B           A              M               A

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 22:03 | Link to Comment SmackDaddy
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just in time for my new avatar.  check out that 6" colt python between my wife's legs.     

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 22:15 | Link to Comment Clueless Economist
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dude I'd be a little worried if my wife had a 6 inch cock between her legs...I prefer a vagina personally.

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 22:18 | Link to Comment SmackDaddy
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it takes more than 6 to satisfy her.  that's why she's with me.  and seriously look at your avatar then look at mine.  i spent new years getting fucked up with my wife at home and taking pictures like that.  then watching some phenomenal Viv Thomas lesbian porn (her request).  whatd you do?

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 22:29 | Link to Comment Clueless Economist
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my... a wee bit defensive at my silly joke?  Someone seems to be a tad insecure?

I'm very happy you have "more than 6 to satisfy her" and spent new years "getting fucked up" and took pictures and watched "phenomenal lesbian porn(her request)".

I so envy your impressive manhood!

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 22:30 | Link to Comment SmackDaddy
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well, not really.  i just like to brag.

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 22:35 | Link to Comment Clueless Economist
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thats fine, but humility is the best policy for me.   Best of luck to you fellow freedom lover

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 02:31 | Link to Comment kurt
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Hey, dude, I think that guy has a gun.

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 23:09 | Link to Comment IridiumRebel
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You seem quite humble, Smacky. Be careful mixing vaginas, cocks and guns. Lady might start stroking and fire off a shot, accidentally.

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 23:48 | Link to Comment luckylogger
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It is cool........

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 09:24 | Link to Comment Papasmurf
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i spent new years getting fucked up with my wife at home and taking pictures like that.

It didn't happen unless you post them.

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 22:06 | Link to Comment esum
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Jesus owned an AK-47.......... but didnt use it 

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 22:06 | Link to Comment Bastiat
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The facts are getting scary.  TPTB seem to know what's coming but their scared because they don't know just how it will shake out--no one does--but it won't be nice and they may, finally, be held accountable.  They would rather see millions die than be held accountable.  Armed conflict is a catastrophe but it does happen and people seem to smell it coming.

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 23:21 | Link to Comment Crawdaddy
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I read this is mostly an indication the army of underlings (the monkey fuckers who serve TPTB) getting nervous that they MAY not get the ass cover they expected. So maytbe TPTB are not nervous but the assholes that TPTB depend on ARE getting nervous.

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 22:09 | Link to Comment mightybillfuji
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The ammo shortages are pretty much over anywhere. ..check gunbot and prices are dropping and any popular caliber is available from many places at nearly pre newton prices.

The whole world ships ammo into the US market now. I regularly buy Swiss, Korean , Russian, Australian, Mexican, Israeli, various EU nation suppliers,  the new reman companies poping up all over, etc ammos at normal retailers. Seems to me the whole planet is selling ammo into the US market. There's just no way there can be a shortage with everyone knowing now to keep a big stockpile at all times and the whole capacity of the earth shipping here.

I dont know a single person who couldnt maintain their normal target shooting rates from their personal stocks for months if not years...it never used to be like that.

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 22:26 | Link to Comment Ropingdown
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Go shop for a few bricks of .22LR for the range.  It isn't everywhere.  It's hardly anywhere.

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 22:57 | Link to Comment seek
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Yup, almost impossible to come by, and delivery keeps changing. I jumped on Midway when they had some cases of CCI available for backorder with a planned delivery date of January, 2014. That's since been updated to November. I haven't been able to buy case-level quantities of 22LR since O won in 2008, with significant effort made to do so. Fortunately I've been able to grab bricks here and there, but availability is nowhere near what is was 5 years ago.

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 23:24 | Link to Comment Crawdaddy
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There is a line every Monday at 9am at every store around me. I gave up on 22 plinking to protect my stash and just started buying what is available, Plently of 40 cal and 223.

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 08:05 | Link to Comment A82EBA
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Every Monday morning I join the crowd of 8 to 10 middle-aged whites waiting for the doors at Academy in N. Houston to open to politely and single-file make our way back to the ammo counter to accept our daily ration of .22LR. All other calibers are available. .22LR is the only caliber that still has 100 round or 1 box purchasing limits. .22 short and .22 long do not have limits any more but they are just as hard to find. Academy does not price gouge and have prices better than internet. I used to use CCI Greentag for Appleseed events but it is no longer available except by individuals on online auctions. You can still get Rem Golden Bullet at Academy for $0.04/rd, crappy load but available.

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 02:51 | Link to Comment Freddie
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I saw some pristine and new Danish military .223/5.56.  Gorgeous looking stuff - a bit like Danish women.

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 22:09 | Link to Comment JR
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The crisis heats up. Funny how gun sales heat up as well…

VIDEO:

2014-Crisis in Dollar Will Trigger Inflation – John Williams |USA Watchdog.com | Greg Hunger

January 7, 2014 -- Economist John Williams thinks 2014 will mark the beginning of hyperinflation.  Williams contends, “You are going to see, early on, a crisis in the dollar that will start to trigger the inflation . . . as the inflation picks up, that’s going to savage the economy, which is already in a depression.  It never recovered.”  Forget what you have heard about the so-called recovery.  Williams says, “The consumer is in trouble.  There is nothing happening to turn the economy around.”  The weak economy is bad news for the dollar.  According to Williams, “Anything that would suggest deficit deterioration here, and a weak economy would do that, will have a devastating impact on the dollar.”  And if foreigners start selling some of the 12 trillion U.S. dollar based assets, such as bonds and currency, things will turn ugly fast.  Williams says, “We’re dependent on the rest of the world continuing to go along with us and continue to support the dollar.  That’s not going to happen.”  So, the big question everyone is asking is when will the buck take a hit in value?  Williams says the dollar will likely begin selling off before the middle of this year, and he adds, “It’s really going to be a currency panic . . . when the fundamental selling pressure really starts to pick up, when the selling gets heavy . . . in turn, the weakness will be seen in a spike in oil prices and a spike in gasoline prices.”  Williams says there will be a panic out of the dollar and he predicts, “Once you see a massive sell-off here, I see the game as being over.”  Join Greg Hunter as he goes One-on-One with John Williams of Shadowstats.com. 

http://www.lewrockwell.com/2014/01/greg-hunter/the-inflation-hammer/

QUOTE: Ernest Hemmingway: “The first panacea for a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency ; the second is war. Both bring a temporary prosperity; both bring a permanent ruin. But both are the refuge of political and economic opportunists.”

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 22:24 | Link to Comment DirkDiggler11
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Overall supply is better than last year, but I still have a tough time finding any .22 L ammo without taking out a second mortgage. Supply may be improving, but I'm not seeing one bit of an overall easing of prices, and I buy a lot of ammo from several different sources.

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 23:03 | Link to Comment Mongoose
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Appears to be the same regarding 22LR in my area as well. 9mm, .380, etc are easier find now days. Is the 22LR shortage because the heavy duty preppers are still planning on it (.22LR) being the the next currency?                  Nothing against prepping but some folks take it to the twighlight zone dimension.

Back to killin' snakes

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Wed, 01/08/2014 - 08:10 | Link to Comment A82EBA
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.22LR is cheap, effective in the right hands, you can carry 1000 rds on your person

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 22:24 | Link to Comment DrDre
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That will solve the problem of exessive longevity which has been plaguing our retirement and healthcare systems....

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 22:34 | Link to Comment IridiumRebel
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When Sandy Hook happened, I knew the legislature of CT would do their liberal thing and begin going after guns. I began planning my egress in February. It is now illegal to have guns unregistered for the most part there and they  will not stop there. I moved to Southern Ohio this past Fall. I hear the volley of long rifles being readied a few miles away on the weekends and it is the sweet sound of freedom. I will not allow myself to be hindered in the protection of my family. The cops will not save me should someone enter my house illegally. My Winchester will. 

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 22:49 | Link to Comment wisehiney
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Ditto. You would have loved the echoing river valley here at the strike of the New Year.

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 23:02 | Link to Comment IridiumRebel
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It's beautiful there, but I will not live under their foolish rules. 

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 00:40 | Link to Comment Tijuana Donkey Show
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Southern east, central, or west? I live in south-west, and Ohio is not a bad place. The weather is fickle....

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