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By Chris Covert
Rantburg.com

Things are going to get pretty dire in the Great White North in the wake of the election of a leftist government. Some of the reverses for freedoms will involve guns. Tony Bernardo, Executive Director of the Canadian Shooting Sports Association is saying that Canada will go along with a UN marking system that he says will shut down much of the Canadian firearms industry, which means imported rifles will become more expensive. On the upside, the Canadian gun registry is dead and not likely to be revived. That said, firearms bans may be in the offing.

In 2013, RCMP mounties entered private homes in High River, Calgary during an evacuation during floods and removed firearms. Since that incident, the government, not surprisingly has refused to provide information about their role in this act of theft and gross violations of civil liberties.

Thursday night a local television station broadcast a Daniel Tosh show, which includes a video of a young man shooting himself in the leg while trying to quick draw a pistol at a target at point blank range. Most of the jokes are antigun, but the segment is fairly humorous.

The Hoss USMC, a high risk civilian contractor whom I follow on Facebook, has a video out about fire team tactics. The link is presented here not for the video but for the comments, when a peacenik tries to argue his views, apparently unaware of just what a civilian contractor does. The comments are polite, save for the hippie's, which are funny in a pathetic kind of way.

Max velocity re-posted helpful information on react to contact drills.

Lucky Gunner has some helpful information about various pistol cartridges and ballistic tests.

All this presented because the federal government, regardless of any change in the political makeup is coming for patriots and gun owners. That is a fact now. If you are a patriot you should be getting ready to meet any threat.

Loads.

Rantburg's summary for arms and ammunition:

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

Prices for used pistols and for used rifles were mixed.

New Lows:

None

Pistol Ammunition

.45 Caliber, 230 grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (6 Weeks)
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 (8 Weeks))

.40 Caliber Smith & Wesson, 180 grain, From Last Week: +.02 Each
Cheapest, 50 rounds: Sportsman's Outdoor Superstore, Tulammo, FMJ, Steel cased, .22 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: Ammo Mart, Legendary, FMJ, Brass, Reloads .21 per round (From Last Week: +.01 Each)

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

Cheapest, 50 rounds: Bud's Gun Shop, Tulammo, FMJ, Steel Cased, .17 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: Blok Tactical, Store Brand, FMJ, Brass, Reloads, .16 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (8 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 (3Q, 2015))

Rifle Ammunition

.223 Caliber/5.56mm 55 grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (3 Weeks)
Cheapest, 20 rounds: Midsouth Shooters Supply, Tulammo, steel cased, FMJ, .21 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 1,000 rounds: LAX Ammunition, Tulammo, steel cased, FMJ, .21 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (3 Weeks))

.308 NATO 150 grain, From Last Week: -.01 Each After Unchanged (3 Weeks)

Cheapest, 20 rounds: Cheaper Than Dirt!, Tulammo, steel cased, FMJ, .38 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: Cheaper Than Dirt!, Tulammo, Steel Cased, FMJ, .36 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (3Q, 2015))

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: +.01 Each

Cheapest, 20 rounds (10 Box Limit): Ammo Men, Federal Champion, RNL .08 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds (1 Box Limit): Cabelas, Remington, RNL, .07 per round (From Last Week: -.07 Each after Unchanged (4 Weeks))

Guns for Private Sale
Rifles


.223/5.56mm (AR Pattern Semiautomatic) Average Price: $513 Last Week Avg: $531 (-) ($616 (28 Weeks), $476 (4 Weeks))
California (249, 263): Palmetto State Armory: $480 ($650 (38 Weeks), $400 (7 Weeks))
Texas (297, 289): Mixed Build: $550 ($700 (33 Weeks), $350 (28 Weeks))
Pennsylvania (170, 183): American Tactical Imports Omni Hybrid: $450 ($700 (27 Weeks), $300 (15 Weeks))
Virginia (192, 197): DPMS (Bull Barrel): $585 ($750 (33 Weeks), $500 (37 Weeks))
Florida (404, 416): Mixed Build: $500 ($650 (18 Weeks), $380 (30 Weeks))

.308 NATO (AR-10 Pattern Semiautomatic) Average Price: $955 Last Week Avg: $935 (+) ($1,359 (27 Weeks), $820 (3 Weeks))
California (47, 45): DPMS (Decked out): $1,175 ($1,700 (41 Weeks), $850 (11 Weeks))
Texas (50, 55): Palmetto State Armory: $1,300 ($1,500 (47 Weeks), $800 (11 Weeks))
Pennsylvania (37, 36): DPMS: $800 ($1,500 (33 Weeks), $700 (4 Weeks))
Virginia (61, 55): Palmetto State Armory PA-10: $1,000 ($1,650 (17 Weeks), $900 (47 Weeks))
Florida (68, 72): DPMS Oracle RFLR: $500 ($1,500 (48 Weeks), $500 (3 Weeks))

7.62x39mm (AK Pattern Semiautomatic) Average Price: $506 Last Week Avg: $506 (=) ($626 (29 Weeks), $450 (16 Weeks))

California (42, 42): Polish Radom: $580 ($700 (32 Weeks), $320 (43 Weeks))
Texas (76, 75): WASR 10: $500 ($750 (31 Weeks), $350 (49 Weeks))
Pennsylvania (48, 45): Century RAS-47: $400 ($750 (38 Weeks), $375 (23 Weeks))
Virginia (54, 53): CAI C-39: $550 ($625 (34 Weeks), $350 (36 Weeks))
Florida (120, 113): CAI: $500 ($650 (27 Weeks), $300 (47 Weeks))

30-30 Winchester Lever Action Average Price: $375 Last Week Avg: $360 (+) ($489 (35 Weeks), $296 (17 Weeks))

California (9, 10): Winchester Model 94: $450 ($500 (10 Weeks), $180 (17 Weeks))
Texas (15, 14): Marlin: $450 ($550 (36 Weeks), $300 (41 Weeks))
Pennsylvania (17, 18): Marlin: $375 ($450 (37 Weeks), $250 (42 Weeks))
Virginia (12, 12): Marlin: $350 ($450 (21 Weeks), $350 (39 Weeks))
Florida (18, 19): Winchester 94: $250 ($500 (33 Weeks), $250 (19 Weeks))

Pistols

.45 caliber ACP (M1911 Pattern Semiautomatic Pistol) Average Price: $410 Last Week Avg: $384 (+) ($450 (34 Weeks), $350 (7 Weeks))
California (160, 163): Llama: $400 ($600 (35 Weeks), $300 (13 Weeks))
Texas (242, 255): Tisas: $375 ($600 (46 Weeks), $325 (9 Weeks))
Pennsylvania (149, 145): Para Ordnance: $350 ($550 (25 Weeks), $300 (19 Weeks))
Virginia (124, 123): Rock Island Armory: $500 ($550 (27 Weeks), $250 (44 Weeks))
Florida (334, 344): Rock Island Armory: $425 ($475 (18 Weeks), $250 (33 Weeks))

9mm (Beretta 92FS or other Semiautomatic) Average Price: $296 Last Week Avg: $301 (-) ($336 (30 Weeks), $268 (8 Weeks))
California (162, 152): Glock 19: $300 ($450 (35 Weeks), $250 (40 Weeks))
Texas (255, 263): Ruger SR9: $280 ($355 (34 Weeks), $200 (7 Weeks))
Pennsylvania (209, 207): Diamondback FS9: $250 ($350 (4Q 2014), $200 (14 Weeks))
Virginia (169, 176): Smith & Wesson 909: $350 ($400 (28 Weeks), $250 (14 Weeks))
Florida (445, 419): Ruger P95: $300 ($375 (44 Weeks), $220 (7 Weeks))

.40 caliber S&W (Glock or other semiautomatic) Average Price: $348 Last Week Avg: $345 (+) ($368 (24 Weeks), $300 (3Q, 2014))
California (99, 92): Springfield XD40: $400 ($425 (9 Weeks)), $250 (41 Weeks))
Texas (100, 102): Sig Sauer P250: $300 ($425 (45 Weeks), $275 (27 Weeks))
Pennsylvania (88, 88): Smith & Wesson Sigma: $350 ($350 (16 Weeks), $250 (36 Weeks))
Virginia (83, 79): Springfield XD40: $350 ($450 (24 Weeks), $275 (40 Weeks))
Florida (166, 170): Beretta PX4 Storm: $340 ($400 (34 Weeks), $200 (9 Weeks))

Used Gun of the Week: (Tennessee)
Remington 7400 Chambered in 30-06 Springfield

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



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