1310Free Fire Zone: Those who fail to understand history are doomed to retake the class.

Free Fire Zone
Welcome to Free Fire Zone


Remark Req: 2893
This Thread is closed...

By Chris Covert
Rantburg.com

All outward appearances are that New York, in the wake of electing the most leftwing politician in America will soon begin staggering to catch up with Chicago in shootings and general mayhem. The cop shootings appear to be just a warmup act for what's coming. The good news is that the New York state legislature will begin passing even more restrictive gun laws this coming year. It's good news because of the comedy effect of watching high functioning individuals at the centers of power in New York wonder aloud why even more people die from guns in the wake of even more draconian laws.

Driving the need to steal personal property and murder people who resist, is journalism such as this article, which said that a man who threatened police was arrested, and in which a subsequent search found an "arsenal" in his house. That's one and a half guns if you count a Jimenez 9mm as half a gun, as I would. Oh, and the guy was found with less than 10 rounds of ammunition and one gun magazine. He must feel better now. He can't be prosecuted under New York's SAFE act.

Helping out in seizing guns and murdering those who resist are the folks who created this ad. You'll note how subtly the makers are encouraging informants within a family, but missed among all the whining from the right about how the kid would be arrested and charged in today's hysterical antigun atmosphere, is that the kid's father is noticeably absent. A kid of that age should have had at least a grounding in how to safely handle a firearm, and to regard the firearm as an option for self defense. And since it didn't come from mom, it would have to come from dad.

Speaking of gun safety, here is a video of a squib load, where a bullet fails to exit a gun barrel and is stuck in the barrel.

Watching video constantly about the war in southeastern Ukraine, I heard that the 7.62x39 round is still used by the Russian Army, and that the 5.45x39mm is still standard issue. The Russian Army has begun testing on two more rifles, one 5.45x39mm and the other 7.62x39.

Broke and getting broker, but still able to field-test new rifles. Remington on the other hand is debt ridden, facing a downturn, and a multimillion dollar defective trigger recall.

Paraphrasing Rick Blaine, we'll always have Texas.

Loads.

Rantburg's summary for arms and ammunition:

Prices for rifle ammunition were steady, while prices for pistol ammunition were mixed.
Prices for used rifles were mixed while prices for used pistols were lower across the board.

Pistol Ammo

.45 Caliber, 230 grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (5 Weeks)
Cheapest, 50 rounds: LAX Ammunition, Tulammo, steel cased, .28 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 1,000 rounds: Target Sports USA, Tulammo, steel cased, .28 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (6 Weeks))

.40 Caliber Smith & Wesson, 180 grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (2 Weeks)
Cheapest, 50 rounds: I.Q. Metals, Store brand, FMJ, reloads, .24 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 1,000 rounds: LAX ammunition, Store brand, reloads, .23 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (17 Weeks)(!!))

9mm Parabellum, 115 grain From Last Week: +.02 Each After Unchanged (2 Weeks)
Cheapest, 50 rounds: LAX Ammunition, Tulammo, Steel Cased, FMJ, .20 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: Kinetic Munitions, Black Munitions, reloads, FMJ, .18 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (3 Weeks))

.357 Magnum, 158 grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (2 Weeks)
Cheapest, 50 rounds: LAX Ammunition, Fiocchi, JHP, .41 per round
Cheapest Bulk: 250 Rounds: LAX Ammunition, Store Brand, reloads, .36 per round (From Last Week: +.02 Each)

Rifle Ammunition

.223 Caliber/5.56mm 55 grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (3 Weeks)
Cheapest, 20 rounds: Goose Island Sales, Tulammo, steel cased, FMJ, .23 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 1,000 rounds: LAX Ammunition, Tulammo, steel cased, .22 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (2 Weeks))

.308 NATO 145 grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (11 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 (28 Weeks)(!!!))

7.62x39 AK 123 Grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (9 weeks)
Cheapest, 20 rounds: Ammunition Depot, Wolf WPA, steel case, .22 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 1,000 rounds: SG Ammo, Brown Bear, steel case, .22 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (4 Weeks))

.22 LR 40 Grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (3 Weeks)
Cheapest, 50 rounds: Ammomen, Remington Thunderbolt, RNL, .08 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 325 rounds: South Georgia Outdoors, CCI Subsonic (?!), .08 per round (From Last Week: -.01 Each After Unchanged (2 Weeks))

Guns for Private Sale
Rifles


.223/5.56mm (AR Pattern Semiautomatic) Average Price: $560 Last Week Avg: $536 (+) ($600 (10 Weeks), $526 (6 Weeks))
California (233, 232): Mixed Build: $600 ($600 (8 Weeks), $530 (5 Weeks))
Texas (295, 288): Mixed Build: $500 (Same Gun)(6 Weeks) ($600 (10 Weeks), $450 (8 Weeks))
Pennsylvania (160, 165): DPMS Panther Sportical: $600 ($600 (11 Weeks), $490 (2 Weeks))
Virginia (249, 264): Mixed Build: $550 (Same Gun)(3 Weeks) ($615 (8 Weeks), $550 (10 Weeks))
Florida (385, 395): Mixed Build: $549 ($599 (3 Weeks), $450 (9 Weeks))

.308 NATO (AR-10 Pattern Semiautomatic) Average Price: $1.080 Last Week Avg: $1,118 (-) ($1,158 (4 Weeks), $953 (9 Weeks))
California (42, 43): Noreen Firearms: $1,500 ($1,700 (2 Weeks)), $1,000 (5 Weeks))
Texas (51, 52): DPMS LR-308: $900 (Same Gun)(5 Weeks) ($1,400 (6 Weeks), $900 (9 Weeks))
Pennsylvania (39, 40): Bushmaster ORC: $900 ($1,100 (9 Weeks), $900)
Virginia (47, 52): DPMS LR308: $900 ($1,100 (5 Weeks), $900 (15 Weeks))
Florida (63, 61): Rock River Arms: $1,000 (Same Gun)(2 Weeks) ($1,500 (6 Weeks), $1,000 (11 Weeks))

7.62x39mm (AK Pattern Semiautomatic) Average Price: $500 Last Week Avg: $512 (-) ($569 (5 Weeks) , $462 (7 Weeks))
California (34, 34): Zastava (CAI)(Underfolder): $350 ($695 (5 Weeks), $350 (8 Weeks))
Texas (62, 67): Norinco Mak-90: $600 ($660 (9 Weeks), $350 (7 Weeks))
Pennsylvania (58, 55):CZ USA 10/63: $500 ($650 (7 Weeks), $450 (8 Weeks))
Virginia (72, 68): CAI Vz2008: $500 ($525 (9 Weeks), $450 (5 Weeks))
Florida (123, 136): CAI Vz 2008: $550 ($550 (2 Weeks), $300 (5 Weeks))

7.62x54mm (Dragunov Pattern Semiautomatic) Average Price: $1,300 Last Week Avg: $1,975 (-) ($1,975 (2 Weeks), $1,017 (10 Weeks))
California (3, 2): Romak PSL: $2,000 (Same Gun (8 Weeks)) ($2,000, $2,000)
Texas (3, 2): Romak PSL: $950 ($1,950 (3 Weeks), $950 )
Pennsylvania (0, 0): None Available
Virginia (1, 0): Romak PSL: $950 ($950, $950)
Florida (0, 1): None Available

Pistols

.45 caliber ACP (M1911 Pattern Semiautomatic Pistol) Average Price: $370 Last Week Avg: $370 (=) ($450 (2 Weeks), $370)
California (155, 160): Rock Island Armory: $400 ($400 (7 Weeks), $350 (6 Weeks))
Texas (205, 214): Taurus 1911PT: $525 (Same Gun)(2 Weeks) ($600 (5 Weeks), $375 (10 Weeks))
Pennsylvania (174, 183): Rock Island Armory: $325 (Same Gun (3 Weeks)) ($450 (5 Weeks), $325 (3 Weeks)
Virginia (154, 162): LLama: $250 (Same Gun)(2 Weeks) ($450 (5 Weeks), $250 (2 Weeks))
Florida (340, 353): Tisas: $350 (Same Gun)(2 Weeks) ($425 (10 Weeks), $350 (11 Weeks))

9mm (Beretta 92FS or other Semiautomatic) Average Price: $291 Last Week Avg: $326 (-) ($335 (10 Weeks), $291)
California (159, 159): Smith & Wesson SD9VE: $300 ($350 (7 Weeks), $300 (13 Weeks))
Texas (229, 242): Smith and Wesson SD9: $235 ($350 (12 Weeks), $235 )
Pennsylvania (219, 231): Ruger P95: $300 ($350 (11 Weeks), $295 (6 Weeks))
Virginia (236, 239): Ruger P95: $320 (Same Gun)(5 Weeks) ($350 (11 Weeks), $275 (6 weeks))
Florida (403, 424): Smith & Wesson Sigma SW9VE: $300 ($375 (2 Weeks) , $270 (3 Weeks))

.40 caliber S&W (Glock or other semiautomatic) Average Price: $315 Last Week Avg: $335 (-) ($345 (7 Weeks), $300 (9 Weeks))
California (90, 87): Smith and Wesson Sigma: $300 (Same Gun (3 Weeks))($350 (11 Weeks), $275 (8 Weeks))
Texas (140, 154): Beretta PX4: $325 ($425 (5 Weeks), $300 (11 Weeks))
Pennsylvania (126, 127): Smith and Wesson Sigma: $275 (Same Gun)(5 Weeks) ($340 (7 Weeks), $275 (5 Weeks))
Virginia (99, 101): Beretta 9000S: $350 ($450 (2 Weeks), $300 (9 Weeks))
Florida (209, 213): Glock 22: $325 (Same Gun)(2 Weeks) ($375 (7 Weeks), $275 (11 Weeks))

Used Gun of the Week: (Texas)

Mixed Build AR w/ 27 inch stainless bull barrel Chambered in .223 Remington

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


It has been 2303 days since this story was posted.
Discussion threads close after five days.
Sorry...
Return to the Free Fire Zone

See the full, archived discussion