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By Chris Covert
Rantburg.com

Not a lot of gun news out there at the moment. Serial prevaricator Jonathan Gruber seems to be the item of the week, but even then we find he regards gun ownership as a public health issue. And it is, as long as fascists continue trying to further restrict the purchase and ownership of firearms.

From Western Rifle Shooters Association comes an after action report on a civilian sniper competition. Pretty entertaining reading as it does show deficits of those who think all they need is an AR and an attitude. Reality can intrude in a nasty way. Or so they say.

You can see my next This Week in Guns banner here.

Loads.

Rantburg's summary for arms and ammunition:

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

Prices for used rifles and used pistols were mixed.

Pistol Ammo

.45 Caliber, 230 grain, From Last Week: -.02 Each

Cheapest, 50 rounds: Rare Ammo, Silver Bear, steel cased, .28 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: SG Ammo, Silver Bear, steel cased, .28 per round (From Last Week: -.01 Each)

.40 Caliber Smith & Wesson, 180 grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (8 Weeks)

Cheapest, 50 rounds: SOWW Armory, Summit, FMJ, Reloads, .22 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: Freedom Munitions, Store brand, reloaded, .23 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (12 Weeks) (!))

9mm Parabellum, 115 grain From Last Week: Unchanged (2 Weeks))

Cheapest, 50 rounds: Rare Ammo, Tulammo, Steel Cased, FMJ, .18 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: Rare Ammo, Tulammo, Steel Cased, FMJ, .18 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (2 Weeks))

.357 Magnum, 158 grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (6 Weeks)

Cheapest, 50 rounds: Outdoor Unlimited, Independence, JSP, .39 per round
Cheapest Bulk: 250 Rounds: LAX Ammunition, Store Brand, Reloads, FMJ .34 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (2 Weeks))

Rifle Ammunition

.223 Caliber/5.56mm 55 grain, From Last Week: -.01 Each
Cheapest, 20 rounds: Selway Armory, Tulammo, steel cased, FMJ, .24 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: Bulk Ammo, Wolf WPA, steel cased, .22 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (7 Weeks))

.308 NATO 145 grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (7 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 (23 Weeks)(!))

7.62x39 AK 123 Grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (4 weeks)

Cheapest, 20 rounds: Ammunition Depot, Wolf WPA, steel case, .22 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 1,000 rounds: SG Ammo, Wolf WPA, steel case, .22 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (7 Weeks))

.22 LR 40 Grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (2 Weeks)

Cheapest, 50 rounds (Limit 5 Boxes): Ammomen, Remington Thunderbolt, RNL, .07 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: Munire USA, Armscor, .09 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (4 Weeks))

Guns for Private Sale
Rifles


.223/5.56mm (AR Pattern Semiautomatic) Average Price: $526 Last Week Avg: $551 (+) ($600 (6 Weeks), $526)
California (239, 235): Smith & Wesson M&P15: $530 (Same Gun (2 Weeks)($600 (3 Weeks), $530)
Texas (298, 299): Mixed Build: $500 ($600 (5 Weeks), $450 (3 Weeks))
Pennsylvania (152, 151): Bushmaster Carbon 15: $525 ($600 (6 Weeks), $525)
Virginia (244, 232): Mixed Build: $550 ($615 (3 Weeks), $550 (5 Weeks))
Florida (376, 400): Smith & Wesson M&P15 Sport: $525 ($575 (2 Weeks), $450 (4 Weeks))

.308 NATO (AR-10 Pattern Semiautomatic) Average Price: $1.158 Last Week Avg: $1,040 (+) ($1,158, $953 (6 Weeks))
California (50, 52): Smith & Wesson M&P10: $1,000 (Same Gun (6 Weeks))($1,000, $1,000)
Texas (48, 51): DPMS LR-308 G2: $1,400 ($1,400, $900 (2 Weeks))
Pennsylvania (45, 40): Bushmaster ORC: $990 ($1,100 (2 Weeks), $990 (4 Weeks))
Virginia (43, 45): DPMS LR308: $900 (!) (Same Gun (12 Weeks (!!))) ($900, $900)
Florida (62, 68): Mixed/Custom Build: $1,500 ($1,500, $1,000 (6 Weeks))

7.62x39mm (AK Pattern Semiautomatic) Average Price: $569 Last Week Avg: $462 (+) ($569 , $462 (3 Weeks))
California (42, 46): WASR: $550 ($550 (6 Weeks), $350 (3 Weeks))
Texas (69, 73): Zastava N-Pap M70: $620 ($660 (4 Weeks), $350 (2 Weeks))
Pennsylvania (54, 53): Romak: $650 ($650 (2 Weeks), $450 (3 Weeks))
Virginia (82, 83): Czech VZ58: $525 (Same Gun (5 Weeks)) ($525, $525)
Florida (127, 136): Czech Vz58: $500 (Same Gun) (2 Weeks) ($500, $300 (4 Weeks))

7.62x54mm (Dragunov Pattern Semiautomatic) Average Price: $1,331 Last Week Avg: $1,284 (+) ($1,405 (2 Weeks), $1,017 (6 Weeks))
California (3, 4): Romak PSL: $2,000 (Same Gun (3 Weeks)) ($2,000, $2,000)
Texas (3, 3): Romak PSL: $1,300 ($1,500 (2 Weeks), $1,200 (3 Weeks))
Pennsylvania (3, 1): Romak PSL: $1,375 ($1,375, $1,375)
Virginia (1, 1): Romak PSL: $650 (!) (Same Gun (11 Weeks (!!))) ($650, $650)
Florida (0, 1): None Available)

Pistols

.45 caliber ACP (M1911 Pattern Semiautomatic Pistol) Average Price: $396 Last Week Avg: $390 (+) ($406 (5 Weeks), $390 (3 Weeks))

California (177, 169): Rock Island Armory: $350 ($400 (2 Weeks), $350)
Texas (227, 234): Armscor Citadel: $450 ($450 (6 Weeks), $375 (5 Weeks))
Pennsylvania (167, 152): High Standard: $380 (Same Gun) (2 Weeks) ($400 (3 Weeks), $375 (5 Weeks))
Virginia (173, 164): Crown City Arms 1911: $450 ($450, $380 (2 Weeks))
Florida (372, 368): Tisas Zig 1911: $350 ($425 (6 Weeks), $350 (3 Weeks))

9mm (Beretta 92FS or other Semiautomatic) Average Price: $297 Last Week Avg: $333 (-) ($335 (6 Weeks), $297)
California (162, 159): Smith & Wesson Sigma SW9VE: $300 ($350 (2 Weeks), $300 (8 Weeks))
Texas (260, 272): Smith & Wesson SD9VE: $290 (Same Gun) (2 Weeks) ($350 (7 Weeks), $290)
Pennsylvania (192, 205): Ruger P95: $295 (Same Gun (3 Weeks)) ($350 (6 Weeks), $295)
Virginia (237, 227): Ruger P95 PR: $275 ($350 (6 Weeks), $275)
Florida (419, 458): Ruger P85: $325 (8 Weeks) ($325, $325)

.40 caliber S&W (Glock or other semiautomatic) Average Price: $328 Last Week Avg: $338 (-) ($345 (3 Weeks), $300 (5 Weeks))
California (86, 80): Ruger SR40C: $350 ($350 (6 Weeks), $275 (3 Weeks))
Texas (162, 160): Glock G22: $350 (4 Weeks) ($350 (4 Weeks), $300 (6 Weeks))
Pennsylvania (130, 140): Smith & Wesson SD40VE: $300 ($340 (2 Weeks), $300 (3 Weeks))
Virginia (102, 105): Smith and Wesson SD40VE: $325 ($425 (3 Weeks), $300 (4 Weeks))
Florida (208, 219): Smith & Wesson (Unidentified Model): $315 ($375 (3 Weeks), $275 (7 Weeks))

Used Gun of the Week: (Washington State)


IMI Uzi Model B Chambered in 9mm Parabellum


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



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