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By Chris Covert
Rantburg.com

Eric Frein, the 31 year old who shot two Pennsylvania state troopers in a domestic dispute seven weeks ago, killing one, was captured alive on Thursday. From the photo taken, it appears Frein ran into a rifle buttstock around the time of his capture. Can't be too sure. The Pennsylvania state cops behaved horribly during the manhunt, beating passersby and invading private residents looking for Frein. Unsurprisingly, the prosecutor is seeking the death penalty. I wonder if the state police commanders who allowed their charges to run roughshod over innocent area residents will pay a penalty as well, as they should.

In Washington state, where liberal elites are trying to imposed universal background checks, the Seattle Times began its Long March towards a universal gun ban by calling for the elimination of lead in firearms ammunition, because of the environment. Yeah, man, cool, whatever, just pass the bong.

Speaking of passing a bong, last Wednesday a student was caught with an "incendiary device", to wit: a Molotov Cocktail. The Molotov cocktail is actually a firearm, but alas it is not registerable, and is made easily. Prolly used a bong to make it.

Loads.

Rantburg's summary for arms and ammunition:

Prices for pistol ammunition were unchanged, while prices for rifle ammunition were mixed.

Prices for used pistols and used rifles were mixed.

Pistol Ammo

.45 Caliber, 230 grain, From Last Week: -.01 Each After Unchanged (3 Weeks)
Cheapest, 50 rounds: Goose Island Sales, Tulammo, steel cased, .29 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: SG Ammo, Tulammo, steel cased, .29 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (2 Weeks))

.40 Caliber Smith & Wesson, 180 grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (5 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 (9 Weeks))

9mm Parabellum, 115 grain From Last Week: Unchanged (3 Weeks)
Cheapest, 50 rounds: Bang It Ammo, Wolf WPA, Steel Cased, FMJ, .19 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: Freedom Munitions, Store Brand, Reloads, FMJ, .19 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (8 Weeks))

.357 Magnum, 158 grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (3 Weeks)

Cheapest, 50 rounds: Outdoor Unlimited, Independence, JSP, .39 per round
Cheapest Bulk: 1,000 Rounds: Cheaper Than Dirt, Magnum Michigan, Reloads, FMJ .38 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (2 Weeks))

Rifle Ammunition

.223 Caliber/5.56mm 55 grain, From Last Week: +.02 Each
Cheapest, 20 rounds: LG Outdoors, Tulammo, steel cased, FMJ, .24 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 1,000 rounds: LAX Ammunition, Tulammo, steel cased, .22 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (4 Weeks))

.308 NATO 145 grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (4 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 (20 Weeks)(!))

7.62x39 AK 123 Grain, From Last Week: +.01 Each After Unchanged (5 Weeks)
Cheapest, 20 rounds: Ammunition Depot, Wolf WPA, steel case, .22 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: Cheaper Than Dirt, Brown Bear (Barnaul), steel case, .22 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (4 Weeks))

.22 LR 40 Grain, From Last Week: -.02 Each After Unchanged (2 Weeks)
Cheapest, 50 rounds (Limit 4 Boxes): Natchez Shooters Supply, CCI, RNL, .06 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: Munire USA, Armscor, .09 per round (From Last Week: +.01 Each)

Guns for Private Sale
Rifles


.223/5.56mm (AR Pattern Semiautomatic) Average Price: $550 Last Week Avg: $560 (-) ($600 (3 Weeks), $550)
California (212, 205): Palmetto State Armory (M4 Pattern): $600 (3 Weeks) ($600, $600)
Texas (311, 313): American Tactical Imports Omni 15: $500 (2 Weeks) ($600 (2 Weeks), $500)
Pennsylvania (157, 161): DPMS: $550 ($600 (3 Weeks), $550)
Virginia (217, 225): Olympic Arms: $600 ($600 (3 Weeks), $550 (2 Weeks))
Florida (386, 367): American Tactical Imports Omni M4: $450 (!!) ($500 (2 Weeks), $450)

.308 NATO (AR-10 Pattern Semiautomatic) Average Price: $978 Last Week Avg: $988 (-) ($988 (2 Weeks), $953 (3 Weeks))
California (49, 52): Smith & Wesson M&P10: $1,000 (Same Gun (3 Weeks))($1,000, $1,000)
Texas (58, 61): DPMS LAR308: $900 (2 Weeks)($1,000 (3 Weeks), $900)
Pennsylvania (36, 33): Bushmaster ORC: $990 (Same Gun (4 Weeks)) ($990, $990)
Virginia (53, 54): DPMS LR308: $900 (!) (Same Gun (9 Weeks)) ($900, $900)
Florida (73, 69): Rock River Arms LR308: $1,000 ($1,050 (2 Weeks), $1,000 (3 Weeks))

7.62x39mm (AK Pattern Semiautomatic) Average Price: $558 Last Week Avg: $471 (+) ($558, $471 (2 Weeks))
California (51, 54): WASR: $550 (Same Gun (4 Weeks)) ($550, $550)
Texas (77, 76): Robinson Armament (Vepr AK): $630 ($630, $500 (2 Weeks))
Pennsylvania (49, 52): Modified Unknown Brand: $600 ($600, $480 (2 Weeks))
Virginia (83, 86): Czech VZ58: $525 ($525, $525)
Florida (118, 113): Zastava M70: $485 ($485, $300 (2 Weeks))

7.62x54mm (Dragunov Pattern Semiautomatic) Average Price: $1,284 Last Week Avg: $1,082 (+) ($1,284, $1,017 (3 Weeks))
California (4, 0): Romak PSL: $2,000
Texas (2, 2): Romak PSL: $1,200 (Same Gun (6 weeks)) ($1,200, $1,200)
Pennsylvania (0, 2): None Available
Virginia (1, 2): Romak PSL: $650 (!) (Same Gun (8 Weeks)) ($650, $650)
Florida (0, 2): None Available

Pistols

.45 caliber ACP (M1911 Pattern Semiautomatic Pistol) Average Price: $385 Last Week Avg: $395(-) ($406 (3 Weeks), $395 (2 Weeks))
California (189, 193): Rock Island Armory: $400 ($400, $380 (3 Weeks))
Texas (242, 239): ATI FX45: $400 ($450 (3 Weeks), $375 (2 Weeks))
Pennsylvania (128, 127): Rock Island Armory: $400 ($400, $375 (2 Weeks))
Virginia (167, 164): American Tactical Imports: $400 ($425 (2 Weeks), $400 (3 Weeks))
Florida (366, 379): Tisas Zig: $350 ($425 (3 Weeks), $350)

9mm (Beretta 92FS or other Semiautomatic) Average Price: $319 Last Week Avg: $314 (+) ($335 (3 Weeks), $314 (2 Weeks))
California (156, 155): Sig Sauer P250: $300 (Same Gun (6 Weeks)) ($300, $300)
Texas (285, 279): Smith & Wesson SW9VE: $300 (2 Weeks) ($350 (3 Weeks), $300)
Pennsylvania (208, 205): Smith & Wesson SD9VE: $345 (Same Gun (2 Weeks) ($350 (3 Weeks), $345)
Virginia (240, 238): Ruger SR22: $325 ($350 (3 Weeks), $300 (2 Weeks))
Florida (445, 443): Ruger P89: $325 (5 Weeks) ($325, $325)

.40 caliber S&W (Glock or other semiautomatic) Average Price: $305 Last Week Avg: $300 (+) ($316 (3 Weeks), $300 (2 Weeks))
California (83, 87): Ruger P94: $275 ($350 (3 Weeks), $275)
Texas (162, 165): Smith & Wesson SD40VE: $350 ($350 (2 Weeks), $300 (3 Weeks))
Pennsylvania (133, 136): Smith & Wesson M&P 40: $300 (Same Gun (3 Weeks)) ($300, $300)
Virginia (105, 115): Smith & Wesson SD40VE: $300 (Same Gun (5 Weeks)) ($300, $300)
Florida (207, 215): Smith & Wesson SD40VE: $300 (Same Gun (3 Weeks)) ($300, $275 (4 Weeks))

Used Gun of the Week: (Washington)

SVT-40 Tokerov Chambered in 7.62x54R

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


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