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By Chris Covert

Rantburg.com

Washington state voters staggered to the polls last Tuesday in a marijuana induced fog and voted most of their gun rights away. You can thank rich leftists for pouring money into the campaign.

The best part of the new law: no transfers whether for sale or not are allowed, and under the new law both transferer and tranferree can be charged with a Class B felony for violating this latest infringement of the right to keep and bear arms.

Far out!

Mike Vanderboegh of Sipsey Street Irregulars has said that the governor's race in Connecticut will determine whether the chief executives in that state decides to go after those who have defied the registration scheme established. Well, gun rights have lost, and sometime, perhaps as early as this spring, Connecticut governor Mike Malloy will begin armed raids on gun owners who failed to register their firearms.

I don't expect much from gun owners, as risk adverse as gun owners are.

In reference to the coming armed raids against citizens with private property the left wants: practice makes perfect.

Housekeeping: According to the Pennsylvania press, about Eric Frein, whose mug appeared with a large gash over his nose after capture: the cops say that's how they found him. I know I believe that.

Loads.

Rantburg's summary for arms and ammunition:

Prices for pistol and rifle ammunition were mostly steady.

Prices for used rifles were lower across the board while prices for used pistols were mixed.

As an aside, prices for used pistols of all classes in all markets appear to be poised to jump by about between 50 and 100 percent. Dunno why, but that is the current trend. I'd credit the recent election, except that was a swing to the right. We will see over the next month how that holds.

Pistol Ammo

.45 Caliber, 230 grain, From Last Week: +.01 Each
Cheapest, 50 rounds: Goose Island Sales, Tulammo, steel cased, .30 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: SG Ammo, Tulammo, steel cased, .29 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (3 Weeks))

.40 Caliber Smith & Wesson, 180 grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (6 Weeks)
Cheapest, 50 rounds: SOWW Armory, Summit, FMJ, Reloads, .22 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: Top Shot Ammunition, TS Sales, LLC, reloaded, .23 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (10 Weeks))

9mm Parabellum, 115 grain From Last Week: Unchanged (4 Weeks)
Cheapest, 50 rounds: Bang It Ammo, Wolf WPA, Steel Cased, FMJ, .19 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: High Country Ammunition, Store Brand, FMJ, .19 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (9 Weeks))

.357 Magnum, 158 grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (4 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 (3 Weeks))

Rifle Ammunition

.223 Caliber/5.56mm 55 grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (2 Weeks)

Cheapest, 20 rounds: Selway Armory, Tulammo, steel cased, FMJ, .24 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 1,000 rounds: Cheaper Than Dirt, Tulammo, steel cased, .22 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (5 Weeks))

.308 NATO 145 grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (5 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 (21 Weeks)(!))

7.62x39 AK 123 Grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (2 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 (5 Weeks))

.22 LR 40 Grain, From Last Week: +.02 Each
Cheapest, 50 rounds (Limit 4 Boxes): Natchez Shooters Supply, CCI, RNL, .08 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: Munire USA, Armscor, .09 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (2 Weeks))

Guns for Private Sale
Rifles


.223/5.56mm (AR Pattern Semiautomatic) Average Price: $543 Last Week Avg: $550 (-) ($600 (4 Weeks), $543)
California (218, 212): Palmetto State Armory (M4 Pattern): $600 (4 Weeks) ($600, $600)
Texas (309, 311): Smith & Wesson M&P 15: $450 ($600 (3 Weeks), $450)
Pennsylvania (153, 157): DPMS: $550 (Same Gun( 2 Weeks)) ($600 (4 Weeks), $550)
Virginia (223, 217): Roggio Arsenal AR-15: $615 ($615, $550 (3 Weeks))
Florida (403, 386): Bushmaster XM15-E2S: $500 ($500 (3 Weeks), $450 (2 Weeks))

.308 NATO (AR-10 Pattern Semiautomatic) Average Price: $980 Last Week Avg: $978 (-) ($988 (3 Weeks), $953 (4 Weeks))
California (50, 49): Smith & Wesson M&P10: $1,000 (Same Gun (4 Weeks))($1,000, $1,000)
Texas (58, 58): DPMS LAR308: $900 (3 Weeks)($1,000 (4 Weeks), $900)
Pennsylvania (37, 36): DPMS LAR308:: $1,100 ($1,100, $990 (2 Weeks))
Virginia (51, 53): DPMS LR308: $900 (!) (Same Gun (10 Weeks (!))) ($900, $900)
Florida (65, 73): Rock River Arms LR308: $1,000 (Same Gun (2 Weeks)) ($1,050 (3 Weeks), $1,000 (4 Weeks))

7.62x39mm (AK Pattern Semiautomatic) Average Price: $462 Last Week Avg: $558 (-) ($558 (2 Weeks), $462)
California (52, 51): WASR: $350 ($550 (4 Weeks), $350)
Texas (78, 77): WASR: $650 ($660 (2 Weeks), $500 (3 Weeks))
Pennsylvania (53, 49): WASR: $450 ($600 (2 Weeks), $450)
Virginia (85, 83): Czech VZ58: $525 (Same Gun (3 Weeks)) ($525, $525)
Florida (125, 118): Zastava M70: $485 ($485, $300 (2 Weeks))

7.62x54mm (Dragunov Pattern Semiautomatic) Average Price: $1,284 Last Week Avg: $1,284 (=) ($1,284 (2 Weeks), $1,017 (4 Weeks))
California (4, 4): Romak PSL: $2,000 (2,000, $2,000)
Texas (2, 2): Romak PSL: $1,500 ($1,500, $1,200 (2 Weeks))
Pennsylvania (0, 0): None Available
Virginia (1, 1): Romak PSL: $650 (!) (Same Gun (9 Weeks)) ($650, $650)
Florida (0, 0): None Available

Pistols

.45 caliber ACP (M1911 Pattern Semiautomatic Pistol) Average Price: $390 Last Week Avg: $385 (+) ($406 (3 Weeks), $390)
California (176, 189): Rock Island Armory: $400 (Same Gun (2 Weeks)) ($400, $380 (4 Weeks))
Texas (240, 242): ATI FX45: $400 (Same Gun (2 Weeks) ($450 (4 Weeks), $375 (3 Weeks))
Pennsylvania (142, 128): Rock Island Armory: $400 (Same Gun (2 Weeks) ($400, $375 (3 Weeks))
Virginia (182, 167): American Tactical Imports: $400 (Same Gun (2 Weeks)) ($425 (3 Weeks), $400 (4 Weeks))
Florida (378, 366): Tisas Zig: $350 (Same Gun (2 Weeks)) ($425 (4 Weeks), $350)

9mm (Beretta 92FS or other Semiautomatic) Average Price: $308 Last Week Avg: $319 (-) ($335 (4 Weeks), $308)
California (151, 156): Sig Sauer P250: $300 (Same Gun (7 Weeks)) ($300, $300)
Texas (279, 285): Ruger P85: $300 (3 Weeks) ($350 (4 Weeks), $300)
Pennsylvania (208, 208): Ruger P95: $295 ($350 (4 Weeks), $295)
Virginia (233, 240): Ruger LC9: $320 ($350 (4 Weeks), $300 (3 Weeks))
Florida (450, 445): Ruger P89: $325 (6 Weeks) ($325, $325)

.40 caliber S&W (Glock or other semiautomatic) Average Price: $345 Last Week Avg: $305 (+) ($345, $300 (3 Weeks))
California (83, 83): Smith & Wesson SW40P4: $275 ($350 (4 Weeks), $275)
Texas (155, 162): Smith & Wesson SD40VE: $350 (Same Gun (2 Weeks)) ($350 (3 Weeks), $300 (4 Weeks))
Pennsylvania (135, 133): Smith & Wesson M&P 40: $300 (Same Gun (4 Weeks)) ($300, $300)
Virginia (111, 105): Glock 23: $425 (!) ($425, $300 (2 Weeks))
Florida (211, 207): Glock 22: $375 ($375, $275 (5 Weeks))

Used Gun of the Week: (Washington state)

Colt 6920 Chambered in .223 Remington

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


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