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By Chris Covert
Rantburg.com

Short version for TWIG absence was a data breach. Long version is that 90 percent through the base data compiling (which takes about 2.5 hours), I apparently pressed refresh, which destroyed all cached data as well as what I had compiled at that point.

Thanks to swksvolFF for filling in on Sunday.

swksvolFF mentioned he went to the gun range last weekend, which is where I'm headed as well. It will be much cooler and it may even rain (it's an outdoor range), so the shooting conditions will be perfect.

Earlier this week in the Facebook Ace O'Spades Moron Lifestyles page, someone posted a link to a Palmetto State Armory AR-15 kit. The kits had everything except the receiver, a dustcover, a charging handle and a forward assist, all for $299.

The kit had a problem in that the upper assembly had a front sight post, but the rear had nothing but a Picatinny rail. I suggested once assembled, it would probably be a bear to sight in.

Apex Gun Parts in Colorado, interestingly, has a Colt Commando kit for sale, the real thing with an 11.5 inch barrel, but no receiver for about $700. The problem for that rifle was that it requires a short (11.5 inch) barrel, which makes it under NFA rules a pistol. Build that rifle with a shoulder stock, and you are in violation of the NFA, punishable by jail and fines.

Worth noting is the fact that the Colt Commando is the same model used in the big bank heist shootout in the film "Heat". Dunno why the armorer for that film decided to go with a short barreled rifle, though.

SG Ammo, a company based in Oklahoma has IMI manufactured 5.56x45mm M-193 ammunition for sale. You can evaluate the price and the quality, but you will need something like this to feed your AR.

SG Ammo also had a number of other 5.56x45mm ammunition for sale including some 177 grain 5.56mmx45 ammunition. I was told later that a rifle with a 7 twist or less could be required, as well as a bull barrel to fire those rounds.

Why today's emphasis on ARs, the icon of American self defense? Because fascist minded individuals want to take your stuff from you starting with your money, continuing with your guns and ending with your life.

There are, however, glimpses of victory for the 2nd Amendment. If this young woman can bring the news, I am attentively waiting.

Loads.

Rantburg's summary for arms and ammunition:

Prices for pistol ammunition were steady while rifle ammunition prices were mostly steady.

Prices for used pistols and prices for used rifles were mixed.

Once again the AR-10 Pattern Rifle for the second consecutive time, has tested a new low average price at $840.

New Lows:

None

Pistol Ammunition

.45 Caliber, 230 grain, From Last Week: -.02 Each After Unchanged (2Q, 2015)
Cheapest, 50 rounds: Quality Made Cartridges, Store Brand, RNL, Reloads, .25 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: Quality Made Cartridges, Store Brand, RNL, Reloads, .25 per round (From Last week: Unchanged (3 Weeks))

.40 Caliber Smith & Wesson, 180 grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (2 Weeks)
Cheapest, 50 rounds: Sportsman's Outdoor Superstore, Tulammo, FMJ, New Brass, .22 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: Ammo Mart, Store Brand, RNFP, Reloads, .21 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (3 Weeks))

9mm Parabellum, 115 grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (4 Weeks)
Cheapest, 50 rounds: Bud's Gun Shop, Tulammo, FMJ, Steel Cased, .17 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: Homeland Munitions, Store Brand, FMJ, Reloads, .16 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (3 Weeks))

.357 Magnum, 158 grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (2Q, 2015)
Cheapest, 50 rounds: LAX Ammunition, Tulammo, FMJ, Steel cased, .28 per round
Cheapest Bulk: 1,000 rounds: Surplus Ammo, Tulammo, FMJ, Steel cased, .27 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (6 Weeks))

Rifle Ammunition


.223 Caliber/5.56mm 55 grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (10 Weeks)
Cheapest, 20 rounds: Target Sports USA, Wolf Polyformance, Steel cased, FMJ, .24 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 1,000 rounds: Cheaper Than Dirt!, Wolf Polyformance, steel cased, .22 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (6 Weeks))

.308 NATO 150 grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (10 weeks)
Cheapest, 20 rounds: Ammunition Supply Company, Tulammo, steel cased, FMJ, .40 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: Cheaper Than Dirt!, Tulammo, Steel Cased, FMJ, .37 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (7 Weeks))

7.62x39 AK 123 Grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (4 Weeks)
Cheapest, 20 rounds: Ammunition Depot, Wolf WPA, steel case, FMJ, .23 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: SG Ammo, Wolf WPA, steel case, .23 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (1Q 2015))

.22 LR 40 Grain, From Last Week: +.03 After Unchanged (2 Weeks)
Cheapest, 20 rounds): Glenn's Army Navy Store, Federal Game Shok, RNL .08 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 325 rounds (2 Box Limit): Natchez Shooters Supplies, Federal Automatch, RNL, .06 per round (From Last Week: +.01)

Guns for Private Sale
Rifles


.223/5.56mm (AR Pattern Semiautomatic) Average Price: $515 Last Week Avg: $503 (+) ($616 (23 Weeks), $486 (8 Weeks))
California (278, 285): Anderson Mfg.: $400 ($650 (33 Weeks), $400 (2 Weeks))
Texas (322, 313): Palmetto State Armory: $500 ($700 (28 Weeks), $350 (23 Weeks))
Pennsylvania (178, 182): Smith & Wesson M&P 15 Sport: $525 ($700 (22 Weeks), $300 (10 Weeks))
Virginia (204, 203): Delton: $600 ($750 (28 Weeks), $500 (32 Weeks))
Florida (407, 408): Smith & Wesson M&P15 Sport: $550 ($650 (13 Weeks), $450 (47 Weeks))

.308 NATO (AR-10 Pattern Semiautomatic) Average Price: $840 Last Week Avg: $870 (-) ($1,359 (21 Weeks), $840 (CA: $890 (2 Weeks)))
California (50, 60): Palmetto State Armory (Stainless barrel): $899 ($1,700 (36 Weeks), $850 (6 Weeks))
Texas (64, 65): DPMS: $800 ($1,500 (42 Weeks), $800 (6 Weeks))
Pennsylvania (34, 36): DPMS LR-308T: $800 ($1,500 (28 Weeks), $800 (36 Weeks))
Virginia (54, 60): Armalite: $1,000 ($1,650 (12 Weeks), $900 (42 Weeks))
Florida (79, 67): Rock River LAR8 Operator: $700 ($1,500 (43 Weeks), $700 (5 Weeks))

7.62x39mm (AK Pattern Semiautomatic) Average Price: $524 Last Week Avg: $507 (+) ($626 (24 Weeks), $450 (11 Weeks))
California (56, 51): Polish Radom: $610 ($700 (27 Weeks), $320 (38 Weeks))
Texas (68, 69): Century AK63D: $400 ($750 (26 Weeks), $350 (44 Weeks))
Pennsylvania (42, 52): Yugoslavian Npap: $525 ($750 (33 Weeks), $375 (18 Weeks))
Virginia (46, 47): I.O: $485 ($625 (29 Weeks), $350 (31 Weeks))
Florida (110, 104): Zastava Pap M92: $600 ($650 (22 Weeks), $300 (42 Weeks))

30-30 Winchester Lever Action Average Price: $355 Last Week Avg: $420 (-) ($489 (32 Weeks), $296 (12 Weeks))
California (9, 9): Marlin: $300 ($500 (5 Weeks), $180 (12 Weeks))
Texas (21, 19): Glenfield 30A: $400 ($550 (31 Weeks), $300 (36 Weeks))
Pennsylvania (18, 16): Savage 3400: $250 ($450 (32 Weeks), $250 (37 Weeks))
Virginia (10, 9): Mossberg 464 SPX: $400 ($450 (16 Weeks), $350 (34 Weeks))
Florida (20, 16): Marlin 336: $425 ($500 (28 Weeks), $250 (14 Weeks))

Pistols

.45 caliber ACP (M1911 Pattern Semiautomatic Pistol) Average Price: $386 Last Week Avg: $389 (-) ($450 (30 Weeks), $350 (4 Weeks))
California (168, 172): American Classic II: $450 ($600 (30 Weeks), $300 (8 Weeks))
Texas (228, 249): Rock Island Armory: $430 ($600 (41 Weeks), $325 (4 Weeks))
Pennsylvania (153, 148): Auto Ordnance: $350 ($550 (20 Weeks), $300 (14 Weeks))
Virginia (128, 143): Rock Island Armory: $350 ($550 (22 Weeks), $250 (39 Weeks))
Florida (368, 342): Girsan: $350 ($475 (13 Weeks), $250 (28 Weeks))

9mm (Beretta 92FS or other Semiautomatic) Average Price: $270 Last Week Avg: $268 (+) ($336 (25 Weeks), $268 (2 Weeks))
California (152, 161): Smith & Wesson SD9VE: $300 ($450 (30 Weeks), $250 (35 Weeks))
Texas (285, 278): Smith & Wesson SD9VE: $220 ($355 (29 Weeks), $200 (2 Weeks))
Pennsylvania (213, 204): Ruger P95DC: $250 ($350 (47 Weeks), $200 (9 Weeks))
Virginia (180, 191): Diamondback FS9: $280 ($400 (23 Weeks), $250 (9 Weeks))
Florida (405, 436): Sccy CPX: $220 ($375 (39 Weeks), $220 (2 Weeks))

.40 caliber S&W (Glock or other semiautomatic) Average Price: $348 Last Week Avg: $368(-) ($368 (19 Weeks), $300 (45 Weeks))
California (101, 94): Smith & Wesson SW40VE: $300 ($425 (4 Weeks)), $250 (36 Weeks))
Texas (113, 119): Smith & Wesson SW40VE: $300 ($425 (40 Weeks), $275 (22 Weeks))
Pennsylvania (81, 82): Smith & Wesson SD40VE: $340 ($350 (11 Weeks), $250 (31 Weeks))
Virginia (88, 87): Glock 23: $400 ($450 (19 Weeks), $275 (35 Weeks))
Florida (171, 164): Glock 23: $400 ($400 (29 Weeks), $200 (4 Weeks))

Used Gun of the Week: (South Carolina)
Russian Makarov IJ-70 Pistol Chambered in 9x19mm Makarov

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


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