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Chris Covert
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The ebola disease crisis will be with us for years. Since the disease takes so long to incubate and because your average citizen does not look beyond his/her immediate needs, this will be an ongoing crisis. Hope I am wrong.

Nevertheless, with the onset of the crisis you may (or may not) have noticed that the Mandarins and their stenographers have dropped global warning for now and are now focusing on gun control.

That's right. People may be dying of the most horrific pathogen in decades, but as long as the fascists can keep pressing for theft and murder of their fellow citizens, well, that's a sacrifice everyone else but the fascists will be forced to make. Ammunition is cheap for the moment and that is the shining light in this darkness.

According to BearingArms.com, the Walmart in Ferguson, MO took firearms and ammunition off their shelves for fear of a riot. They effectively disarmed a town under the threat of violence by closing their firearms sales down. Some of you may object, saying it is a common sense thing to do given the tenor of the actors in Ferguson, but common sense is how gun rights are being eroded by the terminally fascist. If you want to make money selling firearms and ammunition, at least have the decency to sell to everyone who has the money. Don't take away a basic necessity out of fear. Fear just drives more incidents, which drives more fear.

Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy insulted school teachers and the Mossberg & Sons firearms company. If you can guess which one he later apologized to, you win a free year's subscription to This Week in Guns.

Housekeeping: I am adding some more statistics to the used firearms category. At the end of the line for each class of firearms will be two notations which will indicate the high average price on the left and the low average price on the right. The same for each state. As the price shifts up or down (or stays the same) a numeral will be added to the number which was not affected by the shift. Eventually, we will get to see how many weeks a price high or low changed, and see how high or low a price has been to help give another idea on what is happening to used firearms prices. I hope it won't clutter up the display too much, but we will see.

Why am I doing this? I minored in economics and I used to write sports, so I breathe statistics, sorta.

Loads.

Rantburg's summary for arms and ammunition:

Prices for pistol ammunition were mixed, while prices for rifle ammunition were mostly lower.

Prices for used pistols and used rifles were mixed.

Pistol Ammo

.45 Caliber, 230 grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (2 Weeks)
Cheapest, 50 rounds: Munire USA, Tulammo, steel cased, .30 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: Lucky Gunner, Tulammo, steel cased, .30 per round (From Last Week: +.01 Each)

.40 Caliber Smith & Wesson, 180 grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (3 Weeks)
Cheapest, 50 rounds: SOWW Armory, Summit, FMJ, Reloads, .22 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: The America Marksman, Unknown Brand, reloaded, .23 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (7 Weeks))

9mm Parabellum, 115 grain From Last Week: -.01 Each
Cheapest, 50 rounds: Selway Armory, BVAC), Steel Cased, Reloads, .19 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: High Country Ammunition, Store Brand, Reloads, FMJ, .19 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (6 Weeks))

.357 Magnum, 158 grain, From Last Week: +.03 Each
Cheapest, 50 rounds: Outdoor Unlimited, Independance, JSP, .39 per round
Cheapest Bulk: 1,000: LAX Ammunition, LAX Ammunition, Reloads, FMJ .34 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (2 Weeks))

Rifle Ammunition


.223 Caliber/5.56mm 55 grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (2 Weeks)
Cheapest, 20 rounds: Cheaper Than Dirt, Tulammo, steel cased, .23 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: Cheaper Than Dirt, Brown Bear, steel cased, .22 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (3 Weeks))

.308 NATO 145 grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (2 Weeks)
Cheapest, 20 rounds: Cheaper Than Dirt, Silver Bear, steel cased, .41 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: SG Ammo, Silver Bear, steel cased, .45 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (18 Weeks)(!))

7.62x39 AK 123 Grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (4 Weeks)
Cheapest, 20 rounds: Smokey Mountain Munitions, Wolf, steel case, .21 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: Cheaper Than Dirt, Brown Bear (Barnaul), steel case, .22 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (2 Weeks))

.22 LR 40 Grain, From Last Week: -.02 Each
Cheapest, 50 rounds (Limit 4 Boxes): Ammomen, Remington, RNL, .08 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds (2 Box Limit): Munire USA, Federal, .10 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (2 Weeks))

Guns for Private Sale
Rifles


.223/5.56mm (AR Pattern Semiautomatic) Average Price: $580 Last Week Avg: $600 (-) ($580, $600)
California (210, 215): Palmetto State Armory: $600 ($600, $600)
Texas (315, 314): Bushmaster Carbon 15: $600 ($600, $600)
Pennsylvania (170, 174): Kel-Tec: $600 ($600, $600)
Virginia (224, 217): Roggio Arsenal AR-15.: $600 (2 Weeks) ($600, $600)
Florida (388, 388): Bushmaster XM15-E2S $500 (!) ($500, $500)

.308 NATO (AR-10 Pattern Semiautomatic) Average Price: $978 Last Week Avg: $953 (+) ($978, $953)
California (53, 56): Smith & Wesson M&P10: $1,000 ($1,000, $1,000)
Texas (63, 64): DPMS LAR308: $1,000 (Same Gun (4 Weeks)) ($1,000, $1,000)
Pennsylvania (37, 35): Bushmaster ORC: $990 (Same Gun (2 Weeks)) ($990, $990)
Virginia (55, 62): DPMS LR308: $900 (!) (Same Gun (7 Weeks) ($900, $900)
Florida (76, 83): DPMS LAR-8: $1,000 (Same Gun (4 Weeks)) ($1,000, $1,000)

7.62x39mm (AK Pattern Semiautomatic) Average Price: $513 Last Week Avg: $544 (-) ($544, $513)
California (55, 54): WASR: $550 (Same Gun (2 Weeks)) ($550, $550)
Texas (79, 75): IO: $615 ($615, $615)
Pennsylvania (54, 54): Romak: $575 (Same Gun (2 Weeks)) ($575, $575)
Virginia (81, 83): Czech VZ2008: $525 (Same Gun (2 Weeks)) ($525, $525)
Florida (116, 111): Romak: $300 (!) ($300, $300)

7.62x54mm (Dragunov Pattern Semiautomatic) Average Price: $1,017 Last Week Avg: $1,017 (=) ($1,017, $1,017)
California (0, 0): None Available
Texas (2, 2): Romak PSL: $1,200 (Same Gun (4 weeks)) ($1,200, $1,200)
Pennsylvania (0, 0): None Available
Virginia (2, 2): Romak PSL: $650 (!) (Same Gun (6 Weeks)) ($650, $650)
Florida (2, 2): Romak PSL: $1,200 (Same Gun (4 Weeks)) ($1,200, $1,200)

Pistols

.45 caliber ACP (M1911 Pattern Semiautomatic Pistol) Average Price: $406 Last Week Avg: $406 (=) ($406, $406)
California (193, 179): Rock Island Armory: $380 (Same Gun (6 Weeks)) ($380, $380)
Texas (235, 226): Rock Island Armory: $450 (Same Gun (2 Weeks)) ($450, $450)
Pennsylvania (127, 135): Rock Island Armory: $375 (Same Gun (4 Weeks)) ($375, $375)
Virginia (170, 170): Para Expert: $400 (Same Gun (3 Weeks)) ($400, $400)
Florida (386, 383): Llama: $425 (Same Gun (4 Weeks)) ($425, $425)

9mm (Beretta 92FS or other Semiautomatic) Average Price: $335 Last Week Avg: $325 (+)

California (163, 165): Sig Sauer P250: $300 (Same Gun (4 Weeks)) ($300, $300)
Texas (275, 278): Smith & Wesson SD9VE: $350 (3 Weeks) ($350, $350)
Pennsylvania (205, 218): Glock 26: $350 (Same Gun (2 Weeks)) ($350, $350)
Virginia (242, 265): Glock 26: $350 ($350, $350)
Florida (466, 446): Ruger P89: $325 (Same Gun (3 Weeks)) ($325, $325)

.40 caliber S&W (Glock and other semiautomatic) Average Price: $315 Last Week Avg: $316 (-) ($316, $315)
California (87, 93): Smith & Wesson SD40VE: $350 (Same Gun (3 Weeks)) ($350, $350)
Texas (159, 153): Sig Sauer Pro 2340: $350 (Same Gun (2 Weeks)) ($350, $350)
Pennsylvania (139, 152): Smith & Wesson SD40VE: $300 ($300, $300)
Virginia (118, 130): Smith & Wesson SD40VE: $300 (Same Gun (4 Weeks)) ($300, $300)
Florida (215, 232): Smith & Wesson SD40VE: $275 (!) ($275, $275)

Used Gun of the Week: (Colorado)

Ruger Last Cowboy Vaquero Chambered in .45 Long Colt

Chris Covert writes for Rantburg.com. He can be reached at grurkka@gmail.com


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