This Week in Guns, January 4th, 2014 subject logo: RKBA
2014-01-04
Posted by: badanov

By Chris Covert
Rantburg.com

A lot of firearms stuff in the news at the moment, but none more important than the newly-returned-from-vacation president wants to write new rules that add new data to the NICS database to include outpatient involuntary mental commitments. What could go wrong? Just another small group of individuals, the mentally ill systematically denied the right to purchase firearms through the federal system, right? Everyone should be up in arms except that the political climate now means you are crazy if you disagree with the new rule. Just like the Violence Against Women Act, if you oppose it you are a wife beater, except that law was expanded and its provisions were made retroactive. Seriously, no potential for abuse with the new rules, right? Just another expansion of the scope of government, just as we want. Right? Right??

Just as they said they would, Magul will leave Colorado, in a marijuana-induced haze and all, and build new manufacturing plants in more gun friendly states such as Texas and Wyoming.

From the Other Perfesser, a federal judge said last week that the ban on magazine limits in New York was unconstitutional. Everything else on the fascist bucket list was upheld. The judiciary has abdicated its role in society and has become a handmaiden of the left. Meanwhile, gun confiscations and attacks on the individual right to keep and bear arms continue by the state police in New York, as in California.

The gun re-registration act in Washington, DC goes into effect this week with a $48 per year fee, not including all the background check fees that must be paid. Not only that, you are presumed to be a criminal who must be photographed and finger printed. Unless your name is David Gregory, of course. Another political entity in which gun confiscation is the next logical step. It will happen.

According to David Cordrea, a representative of a Connecticut gun rights group was ordered to leave state grounds because he dared to pass out business card to the serfs law abiding citizens registering their firearms, so that state can take them at a later date. As an aside, the word is that compliance is at roughly 25 percent, which is a statement that the other 75 percent have for the individuals registering their guns.

From Gun Rights writer Kurt Hoffman, Resolve to be a gun criminal.

Loads.

Rantburg's summary for arms and ammunition:

Ammunition for all classes of firearms was mostly unchanged from the week before.

Prices for all classes of firearms were mostly higher.

Pistol Ammo

.45 caliber, 230 grain, From Last Week: Unchanged

Cheapest, 50 rounds: Cheaper Than Dirt, Tulammo, steel cased, .33 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: Orca Arms, BFA, brass cased, .33 per round (Unchanged after +.02 from two weeks ago)

.40 Caliber Smith & Wesson, 180 grain, From Last Week: Unchanged +.03 each (-.03 previous three of four weeks)
Cheapest, 50 rounds: Jack Ross Ammunition, No Name, reloaded, .30 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: Wholesale Hunter, Ultramax, .34 per round (+.10 each from last week(!))

9mm Parabellum, 115 grain, From Last Week: +.02 each (-.02 each from two weeks ago)
Cheapest, 50 rounds: Ventura Munitions, Wolf Classic, steel cased, .26 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: Orca Arms, Reloaded, .23 per round (Unchanged over three weeks)

.357 Magnum, 158 grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (+.02 from two weeks ago)
Cheapest, 50 rounds: Orca Arms, BFA reloaded, .40 per round
Cheapest Bulk: None for this week, Two weeks ago: LAX Ammunition, No label, .42 per round

Rifle Ammunition

.223 Caliber/5.56mm 55 grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (Over three weeks)
Cheapest, 20 rounds: MunireUSA, Tulammo, steel cased, .27 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: Ammo to Go, Tulammo, steel cased, .28 per round (-.02 Each from last week, (+.03 each from previous two weeks, -.04 over previous five weeks)

.308 NATO 145 grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (5 Weeks)
Cheapest, 20 rounds: Munire USA, Prvi Partizan, brass cased, .60 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 1,000 rounds: SG Ammo, Prvi Partizan, brass case, .56 per round (-.02 from last week, -.02 from two of last three weeks)

7.62x39 AK 123 Grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (3 weeks)
Cheapest, 20 rounds: Alamo Ammo, Wolf Polyformance, steel core and case, .25 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 1,000 rounds: SG Ammo, Red Army Standard (Ukraine), steel case, .22 per round (-.02 each after unchanged over previous four Weeks)

.22 LR 40 Grain, From Last Week: Unchanged ( -.02 each average previous 4 weeks)
Cheapest, 50 rounds: Ammo Fast, Aguila Superextra, .09 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 5,000 rounds: Ammo Fast, Aguila Superextra, .12 per round ( Unchanged from last week )

Guns for Private Sale
Rifles


.223/5.56mm (AR Pattern Semiautomatic) Average Price: $814 Last Week Avg: $734
California: Smith & Wesson: $800
Texas: DPMS Sportical: $620 (Same Gun)
New York: Ruger SR-556: $850
Virgina: Bushmaster (M-4 pattern): $900
Florida: DPMS: $900

.308 NATO (AR-10 Pattern Semiautomatic) Average Price: $1,330 Last Week Avg: $1,475
California: DPMS Panther: $1,560
Texas: Armalite : $1,100
New York: None available
Virginia: Smith & Wesson M&P10: $1,400
Florida: Rock River Arms: $1,260

7.62x39mm (AK Pattern Semiautomatic) Average Price: $685 Last Week Avg: $665
California: Century Arms (Underfolder): $800
Texas: WASR: $750
New York: Saiga: $600 (Same Gun)
Virginia: Zastava: $675 (Same Gun)
Florida: VZ 2008 Sporter: $600

7.62x54mm (Dragunov Pattern Semiautomatic) Average Price: $1,445 Last Week Avg: $1,267
California: Romak PSL: $1,689
Texas: None
New York: None
Virginia: None
Florida: Romak: $1,200

Pistols

.45 caliber ACP (M1911 Pattern Semiautomatic Pistol) Average Price: $537 Last Week Avg: $619
California: Rock Island Armory: $475 (Same Gun)
Texas: Rock Island Armory: $450
New York: Springfield 1911: $700
Virginia: Rock Island Armory: $460
Florida: Rock Island Armory: $599

9mm Beretta 92FS or other Semiautomatic Average Price: $405 Last Week Avg: $378
California: Ruger P89: $300
Texas: Smith & Wesson 915: $450
New York: Glock 19C: $500
Virginia: Ruger P89: $375
Florida: Beretta Cougar 8000: $400

.40 caliber S&W (Glock and other semiautomatic) Average Price: $460 Last Week Avg: $450
California: Glock 22: $450
Texas: Glock 22: $480
New York: Glock 23: $475
Virginia: Glock 27: $460
Florida: : Kahr PM40: $435

Used Gun of the Week: (From California)

U.S. Model 1903 Springfield chambered in 30-06 Springfield

Chris Covert writes Mexican Drug War and national political news for Rantburg.com and BorderlandBeat.com. He can be reached at grurkka@gmail.com.

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