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By Chris Covert
Rantburg.com

The Garland, Texas Islamic attack was over in about 15 seconds. From what I have read, I have doubt whether the police officer actually shot two head shots, killing the two virgin-seekers. It appears the FBI, useful for once, had warned the Garland police about a suspected attack with enough time that a SWAT team had been deployed.

Perhaps even more interesting is the choice of weapons. One was a Kel-Tec Sub 2000 9mm semiautomatic "carbine", and the other was either a .22 LR or a Airsoft AR-15. Neither weapon could be classified as an "assault weapon", but they were by the paid press.

Guess how many Kel-Tec Sub 2000 9mms were available for sale on Armslist at the time of the incident? No peeking!

Three total nationwide in the last 90 days, going for between $200 and $300 used.

Quarterbacking this out, speculating, I suspect the Bad Guys went to someone they know and asked, "What can we get for $500?"

Like gun grabbing fascists, the jihadis say they will be back elsewhere for several more rounds. Let's say that Texas is picked clean for them.

Oregon passed its own universal background check law last week, and it is awaiting signing by Governor Kate Brown. I assume Oregon has a pocket veto provision in their constitution allowing the governor to leave the law unsigned, which will end it.

Dunno why the left continues to pass laws which will be applied selectively, but I suspect it is part of the preparation of the coming battlefield. Universal background check laws are only useful under a registration regime, so perhaps they want to plant this turd hoping to grow a pony.

The left are enraged about the Oathkeepers' activity at Sugar Pine mine. To them the issue is saving wild animals, while for the Oathkeepers the confrontation is about scotching federal government overreach. At the moment Oathkeepers are having a devil of a time getting help into Oregon, I suspect because they are controlling the situation so much and so tightly that militias do not want to show up.

I think the Oathkeepers are ignoring the notion of available forces. They are going with the force they want, instead of the force they have.

Loads.

Rantburg's summary for arms and ammunition:

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

It should be noted that prices for .223 ammunition, having spiked to a high of .27 per round following the ATF threatened ban on M855 cartridges earlier in 1Q 2015, have now fallen to .24 each. At the start of the year .223 ammunition was .23 each, .02 higher than the previous quarter when it was .21 each. Even at the current .24 each price, .223 ammunition is still lower than it was in the spring of 2014, when it was .27 each. .223 ammunition can be expected to continue its slow fall back to .21 each, barring another federally inspired supply event.

Prices for used rifles and used pistols were mixed.

Pistol Ammunition

.45 Caliber, 230 grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (5 Weeks)

Cheapest, 50 rounds: Quality Made Cartridges, FMJ, reloads, .28 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 1,000 rounds: American Marksman, FMJ, reloads, .28 per round (From Last Wee´╗┐k: Unchanged (3 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: Cheaper Than Dirt!, American Quality, FMJ, reloads, .24 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (2 Weeks))

9mm Parabellum, 115 grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (3 Weeks)
Cheapest, 50 rounds: SG Ammo, Tulammo, FMJ, Steel Cased, .19 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 1,000 rounds: SG Ammo, Tulammo, FMJ, Steel Cased, .19 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (12 Weeks))

.357 Magnum, 158 grain, From Last Week: -.03 Each After Unchanged (2 Weeks)

Cheapest, 50 rounds: Cheaper Than Dirt, Tulammo, FMJ, Steel cased, .29 per round
Cheapest Bulk: 250 Rounds: LAX Ammunition, Store Brand, Reloads, FMJ, .32 per round (From Last Week: -.04 Each)

Rifle Ammunition

.223 Caliber/5.56mm 55 grain, From Last Week: -.01 Each After Unchanged (3 Weeks)

Cheapest, 20 rounds: Munire USA, Tulammo, steel cased, FMJ, .24 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: Cheaper Than Dirt!, Tulammo, steel cased, .24 per round (From Last Week: +.02 Each After Unchanged (5 Weeks))

.308 NATO 150 grain, From Last Week: Unchanged
Cheapest, 20 rounds: Cheaper Than Dirt, Tulammo, steel cased, .42 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: Cheaper Than Dirt!, Tulammo, steel cased, .40 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (4 Weeks))

7.62x39 AK 123 Grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (3 Weeks)
Cheapest, 20 rounds: Ventura Munitions, Wolf WPA, steel case, .25 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: Cheaper Than Dirt!, Brown Bear, steel case, .23 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (9 Weeks))

.22 LR 40 Grain, From Last Week: +.01 Each After Unchanged (2 Weeks)

Cheapest, 50 rounds: Ammomen, CCI, RNL, .10 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: Munire USA, Raptor CI, RNL, .10 per round (From Last Week: +.01)

Guns for Private Sale
Rifles


.223/5.56mm (AR Pattern Semiautomatic) Average Price: $553 Last Week Avg: $578 (-) ($616 (7 Weeks), $515 (11 Weeks))
California (221, 210): Mixed Build: $590 ($650 (16 Weeks), $425 (19 Weeks))
Texas (285, 271): American Tactical Imports Omni: $500 ($700 (9 Weeks), $350 (4 Weeks))
Pennsylvania (133, 126): Colt M4: $500 ($700 (5 Weeks), $490 (20 Weeks))
Virginia (181, 193): Mixed Build (Colt Upper): $550 ($750 (9 Weeks), $500 (14 Weeks))
Florida (355, 335): Mixed Build: $625 ($625 (CA: $600, 11 Weeks), $450 (28 Weeks))

.308 NATO (AR-10 Pattern Semiautomatic) Average Price: $1,010 Last Week Avg: $1,010 (=) ($1,359 (6 Weeks), $953 (23 Weeks))
California (40, 42): Mixed Build: $1,100 ($1,700 (21 Weeks), $1,000 (22 Weeks))
Texas (77, 69): Bushmaster: $1,100 ($1,500 (24 Weeks), $900 (29 Weeks))
Pennsylvania (25, 31): DPMS LR-308T: $900 ($1,500 (9 Weeks), $800 (17 Weeks))
Virginia (46, 41): Mixed Build: $1,000 ($1,600 (9 Weeks), $900 (25 Weeks))
Florida (60, 55): DPMS Panther: $950 ($1,500 (25 Weeks), $750 (13 Weeks))

7.62x39mm (AK Pattern Semiautomatic) Average Price: $530 Last Week Avg: $558 (-) ($626 (8 Weeks), $462 (22 Weeks))
California (57, 56): CAI M-70: $599 ($700 (8 Weeks), $320 (19 Weeks))
Texas (67, 62): Romak WASR: $650 ($750 (8 Weeks), $350 (26 Weeks))
Pennsylvania (57, 53): Romak WASR: $500 ($750 (14 Weeks), $450 (27 Weeks))
Virginia (45, 53): Clearview Investments AMD 65: $400 ($625 (12 Weeks), $350 (14 Weeks))
Florida (96, 93): WASR 10/63: $500 ($650 (4 Weeks), $300 (24 Weeks))

30-30 Winchester Lever Action Average Price: $404 Last Week Avg: $399 (+) ($489 (16 Weeks), $320 (15 Weeks))

California (10, 12): Marlin 336W: $399 ($400 (17 Weeks), $375 (19 Weeks))
Texas (16, 12): Winchester Model 94: $395 ($550 (14 Weeks), $300 (19 Weeks))
Pennsylvania (9, 11): Winchester 94AE: $425 ($450 (14 Weeks), $250 (19 Weeks))
Virginia (13, 12): Winchester Model 94: $400 ($425 (15 Weeks), $350 (16 Weeks))
Florida (16, 22): Winchester: $400 ($500 (11 Weeks), $300 (16 Weeks))

Pistols

.45 caliber ACP (M1911 Pattern Semiautomatic Pistol) Average Price: $432 Last Week Avg: $447 (-) ($450 (14 Weeks), $360 (9 Weeks))
California (156, 167): Rock Island Armory: $450 ($600 (13 Weeks), $350 (24 Weeks))
Texas (270, 253): Llama Max 1911: $350 ($600 (23 Weeks), $350 (10 Weeks))
Pennsylvania (141, 130): Charles Daly 1911: $490 ($550 (2 Weeks), $325 (22 Weeks))
Virginia (144, 151): Girsan MC1911: $500 ($550 (4 Weeks), $250 (21 Weeks))
Florida (293, 305): American Tactical Imports: $370 ($450 (14 Weeks), $250 (10 Weeks))

9mm (Beretta 92FS or other Semiautomatic) Average Price: $332 Last Week Avg: $315 (+) ($336 (11 Weeks), $286 (16 Weeks))
California (148, 145): Smith & Wesson SD9VE: $350 ($450 (13 Weeks), $250 (18 Weeks))
Texas (245, 239): EAA Tanfoglio Witness: $335 ($355 (12 Weeks), $220 (3 Weeks))
Pennsylvania (212, 213): Ruger P95DC: $350 ($350 (29 Weeks), $240 (8 Weeks))
Virginia (178, 185): Kahr CW9: $325 ($400 (5 Weeks), $275 (25 Weeks))
Florida (399, 398): Smith & Wesson SW9VE: $300 ($375 (20 Weeks), $250 (9 Weeks))

.40 caliber S&W (Glock or other semiautomatic) Average Price: $373 Last Week Avg: $365 (+) ($368 (3 Weeks), $300 (28 Weeks))
California (73, 63): Smith & Wesson SW40VE: $375 ($400 (5 Weeks), $250 (18 Weeks))
Texas (98, 95): Sig Sauer P250: $350 ($425 (22 Weeks), $275 (5 Weeks))
Pennsylvania (91, 86): Ruger SR 40C: $300 ($340 (26 Weeks), $250 (13 Weeks))
Virginia (82, 85): Smith & Wesson M&P40C: $440 ($450 (11 Weeks), $275 (17 Weeks))
Florida (118, 120): Sig Sauer P250: $400 ($400 (12 Weeks), $275 (26 Weeks))

Used Gun of the Week: (Pennsylvania)
1918 Roma Model 91 Carcano Chambered in 6.5x52 Carcano

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


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