This Week in Guns, December 28th, 2013 subject logo: RKBA
2013-12-28
Posted by: badanov

By Chris Covert
Rantburg.com

Good news for the terminally fascist! New York State cops are using Armslist to "gather intelligence" on available firearms and their owners. What this really means is that, not content with enforcing unconstitutional weapons bans, New York State officials are involved in active hostile operations against gun owning citizens. So, the next time a liberal dismisses concerns about gun grabbing, kindly refer them to this article that gun confiscation is real and happening in New York, as you speak. Bastards. From BearingArms.com

It seems the truly mentally ill, also known as liberals/leftists, such as Virginian gubernatorial electotion winner Terry McAuliffe have cost the state of Virginia potential jobs, as Beretta has removed Virginia from its short list of contenders from the new factory the company is planning. Someone should remind the governor elect that if a policy costs jobs, then maybe you should take another look at the policy. From BearingArms.com

Connecticut's firearms ban goes into effect next Wednesday. Anyone in possession of forbidden firearms must register them with the state police, or be out of compliance. As the Gun Rights Examiner article notes, when a similar ban went into effect 13 years ago in California, Californians went along without much of a whimper. Chances are they will in Connecticut as well. I got a 24 pack of beer that says within a year Connecticut will be following New York's lead and will begin gathering intelligence for an assault on gun owners. That sound that you hear is liberty dying in Connecticut. From the Gun Rights Examiner

I had a number of links to articles written by or about gun grabbing Lt. Colonel Robert Bateman, but in the interests of brevity, suffice it to say the Lt. Col. has been trading on his military service, and his knowledge of military history, mostly US Civil War to get into the good graces of such media outlets as Esquire and Huffington Post. And the currency he is trading in is our rights to keep and bear arms. One last word via the Jews for Firearms Ownership website .

Loads.

Rantburg's summary for arms and ammunition:

Pistol ammunition prices were mixed, while rifle ammunition prices were mostly lower for the second week in a row.

Prices for rifles were mostly lower to mixed, while pistol prices were mostly higher.

Pistol Ammo

.45 caliber, 230 grain, From Last Week: +.01 each
Cheapest, 50 rounds: Selway Armory, Silver Bear, steel cased, .33 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 1,000 rounds: LV Ammo, Reloaded brass, steel cased, .33 per round (+.02 from last week)

.40 Caliber Smith & Wesson, 180 grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (-.03 previous three weeks)
Cheapest, 50 rounds: Selway Armory, HSM, reloaded, .27 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: Freedom Munitions, reloaded, .24 per round (Unchanged (-.01 from two week ago))

9mm Parabellum, 115 grain, From Last Week: -.02 each
Cheapest, 50 rounds: Selway Armory, BVAC reloaded, .24 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: Orca Arms, Reloaded), .23 per round (Unchanged over two weeks)

.357 Magnum, 158 grain, From Last Week: +.02 Each
Cheapest, 50 rounds: Orca Arms, BFA reloaded, .40 per round
Cheapest Bulk None: None for this week, Last Week: LAX Ammunition, No label, .42 per round (+.01 each)

Rifle Ammunition

.223 Caliber/5.56mm 55 grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (Over two weeks)
Cheapest, 20 rounds: MunireUSA, Tulammo, steel cased, .27 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: Ventura Munitions, Wolf Polyformance, steel cased, .30 per round (+.03 each from Last Week, -.04 over previous four weeks)

.308 NATO 145 grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (4 Weeks)
Cheapest, 20 rounds: Munire USA, Prvi Partizan, brass cased, .60 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 1000 rounds: Wideners, Prvi Partizan, brass case, .58 per round (Unchanged, -.02 from two weeks ago)

7.62x39 AK 123 Grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (2 weeks)
Cheapest, 20 rounds: Alamo Ammo, Wolf Polyformance, steel core and case, .25 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 1000 rounds: Wideners, Wolf Polyformance, steel case, .23 per round (Unchanged over 3 Weeks)

.22 LR 40 Grain, From Last Week: -.05 each(+.03 over previous 3 weeks)
Cheapest, 50 rounds: Ammo Fast, Aguila Superextra, .09 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 5,000 rounds: Ammo Fast, Aguila Superextra, .12 per round (-.01 each, +.02 each from two weeks ago)

Guns for Private Sale
Rifles

.223/5.56mm (AR Pattern Semiautomatic) Average Price: $734 Last Week Avg: $784
California: Mixed Build/Palmetto State: $850
Texas: DPMS Sportical: $620 (Same Gun)
New York: Armalite AR-15: $850 (out of state sales only)
Virgina: Custom Build/Palmetto State: $700
Florida: DPMS Oracle: $650

.308 NATO (AR-10 Pattern Semiautomatic) Average Price: $1,475 Last Week Avg: $1,338
California: DPMS: $1,600
Texas: DPMS: $1,250
New York: None available
Virginia: Sig Sauer Patrol: $1,550
Florida: DPMS: $1,500

7.62x39mm (AK Pattern Semiautomatic) Average Price: $665 Last Week Avg: $700
California: Norinco MAK-90: $600
Texas: WASR: $750
New York: Saiga: $600 (Same Gun)
Virginia: Zastava: $675
Florida: CAI Czech: $700

7.62x54mm (Dragunov Pattern Semiautomatic) Average Price: $1,267 Last Week Avg: $1,450
California: Romak PSL: $1,250 (Same Gun)
Texas: Romak PSL: $1,250 (Same Gun)
New York: None
Virginia: None
Florida: Romak: $1,300

Pistols

.45 caliber ACP (M1911 Pattern Semiautomatic Pistol) Average Price: $619 Last Week Avg: $443
California: Rick Island Armory: $475
Texas: Springfield 1911: $700
New York: Springfield 1911: $770
Virginia: Kimber Custom: $700
Florida: Thompson Auto-Ordnance: $450

9mm Beretta 92FS or other Semiautomatic Average Price: $378 Last Week Avg: $431
California: Ruger P95: $300
Texas: Century Arms Arcus: $339
New York: Glock 19: $350
Virginia: Glock 19: $450
Florida: Glock 26: $450

.40 caliber S&W (Glock and other semiautomatic) Average Price: $450 Last Week Avg: $400
California: Beretta Storm PX4: $550
Texas: Smith & Wesson SD40VE: $350
New York: Ruger P94: $400
Virginia: Smith & Wesson M&P: $400
Florida: : Glock 27: $550

Used Gun of the Week: (From Florida)

COBRAY M-11 9mm chambered in 9mm

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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