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By Chris Covert

Rantburg.com

The year 2014 will be a big one for printed guns, says Kurt Hofmann. The reason is that certain 3D printing patents expire, and that will mean 3D printers will become much cheaper to buy. No wonder the left wants Congress in 2014. Nothing like destroying the 1st and 2nd Amendments with legislation.

According to the Wall Street Journal, last month the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agency proposed a rule to eliminate the trusts requirement by requiring trusts members assembled to purchase automatic fire arms and accessories such as suppressors to be subject to background checks. Nothing to be done about this, regardless of when the comment period has ended. RKBA will be wrecked by Washington DC by any means the left can.

A writer for a California student newspaper is all happy Tom Clancy has died. You know, white guys and guns, NRA, etc.

Finally, the reason why we have a 2nd Amendment is not for the eating of yummy deer, killing criminals, self defense or being a "law abiding citizen". It is because of tyranny.

Last week's thread winner in last week's TWIG report from Matt:

The undisputed leader of the crew, George Washington his own self, was a consummate gentleman, but crossed the Delaware on Christmas so that his men could bayonet foreign mercenaries in their sleep, hanged Major Andre instead of at least giving the poor kid the honor of a firing squad, and in general did everything fair or foul to drive the enemy into the sea. If he were somehow among us today and you could explain to him what a Warthog could do to infantry, his only regret would be not having a couple at the Battle of Brooklyn. Gun-fearing these folks were not. Hence, the Second Amendment.

Rantburg's summary for arms and ammunition:

Pistol ammunition prices were mixed to higher, while rifle ammunition was steady to lower.

Prices for used weapons for private sale were mixed, with rifles slightly lower in price and pistols slightly higher.

Pistol Ammo

.45 caliber, 230 grain, From Last Week: +.02 each
Cheapest, 50 rounds: Selway Armory, BVAC (CPRN), .36 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: Selway Armory, BVAC (CPRN), .34 per round

.40 Caliber Smith & Wesson, 180 grain, From Last Week: +.01 each
Cheapest, 50 rounds: BangIt Ammo, Precision One, reloaded, .30 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 1000 rounds: LAX Ammunition, reloaded, .26 per round (w/ ammo can) (- .01 each from last week)

9mm Parabellum, 115 grain, From Last Week: Unchanged
Cheapest, 50 rounds: Cabelas, Herter's Select Grade, .28 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: Selway Armory, CBVAC reloaded, .24 per round (-.01 each from last week)

.357 Magnum, 158 grain, From Last Week: -.08 each (-.12 total in two weeks)
Cheapest, 50 rounds: LAX Ammunition, Armscor, .38 per round
Cheapest, Bulk, 250 rounds: LAX Ammunition, Fiocchi, .41 per round ( -.37 each from last week (!))

Rifle Ammunition

.223 Caliber/5.56mm 55 grain, From Last Week: -.05 each
Cheapest, 20 rounds: Munire USA, Monarch, steel cased, .30 per round
Cheapest Bulk 1,000 rounds: Cabelas, Herters 223, .28 per round (-.05 each in two weeks)

.308 NATO 145 grain, From Last Week: -.06 each (-.12 over two weeks)
Cheapest, 20 rounds: Ammo Supply Warehouse, Prvi Partizan, brass, .61 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 1000 rounds: Sportsman Guide, MFS, .56 per round

7.62x39 AK 123 Grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (Two Weeks)
Cheapest, 20 rounds: Ammo Supply Warehouse, Wolf Polyformance, steel core and case, .26 per round
Cheapest, Bulk, 1000 rounds: BuyAmmoDirect, SADU (Romania), lead core, steel case, .25 per round

.22 LR 40 Grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (Two weeks)
Cheapest, 50 rounds: Ammo Fast, Eley Target, .10 per round
Cheapest, Bulk, 1,000 rounds: Ammo Supply Warehouse, Armscor, .14 per round

Guns for Private Sale
Rifles

.223/5.56mm (AR Pattern Semiautomatic) Average price: $730 Last Week Avg: $815
California: Delton Inc: $650
Texas: DPMS Sportical: $650
New York: New Frontier: $749
Virgina: New Frontier: $750
Florida: Mixed Build: $850

.308 NATO (AR-10 Pattern Semiautomatic) Average Price: $1,230 Last Week Avg: $1,363
California: Sig Sauer M716 Patrol: $1,400
Texas: DPMS Oracle: $1,050
New York: Core 30 MOE: $1,200 (Same Gun)
Virginia: Rock River Arms LR-308: $1,300
Florida: Smith & Wesson M&P: $1,200

7.62x39mm (AK Pattern Semiautomatic) Average Price: $643 Last Week Avg: $890
California: Saiga: $650
Texas: WASR: $650
New York: Norinco: $700 (Same Gun)
Virginia: Saiga: $550 (Same Gun)
Florida: IO Sporter: $665

7.62x54mm (Dragunov Pattern Semiautomatic) Average Price: $1,223 Last Week Avg: $1,350
California: Romak PSL: $1,650 (Same Gun)
Texas: None
New York: None
Virginia: NODAK (Custom Build): $817
Florida: Romak PSL: $1,200 (Same Gun)

Pistols

.45 caliber ACP (M1911 Pattern Semiautomatic Pistol) Average Price: $522 Last Week Avg: $583
California: Rock Island Armory: $475 (Same gun)
Texas: Springfield: $600
New York: Rock Island Armory: $385
Virginia: Rock island Armory: $650 (Same Gun)
Florida: Colt regent (SS): $500

9mm Beretta 92FS Semiautomatic Average Price: $519 Last Week Avg: $495
California: $550 (Same Gun)
Texas: $475 (Same Gun)
New York: None
Virginia: $550
Florida: $500

.40 caliber S&W (Glock and other semiautomatic) Average Price: $481 Last Week Avg: $455
California: Sig Sauer SP2022: $550
Texas: Glock 27: $500
New York: Glock 22: $400
Virginia: Glock 23: $545
Florida: Glock 23: $410

Chris Covert writes Mexican Drug War and national political news for Rantburg.com and BorderlandBeat.com. He can be reached at grurkka@gmail.com


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