This Week in Guns, December 21st, 2013 subject logo: RKBA
2013-12-21
Posted by: badanov

By Chris Covert
Rantburg.com

First is the curious case of prior service military Brandon Webb trading on his military service to get organizations like the NRA to sign off on even more restrictions to firearms sales and ownership on the premise that the compromises that the NRA makes are to "preserve rights". Webb wants to run for a spot on the NRA's board. The link goes to a graphic which shows Webb's commitment to the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, which is, judging by his public pronouncements, non existent. Webb has written blog posts, one of which is featured at Rantburg.com on his views of adding even more restrictions to owning a firearms. Thanks to Sipsey Street Irregulars.

A California based federal judge has struck down California's ten day waiting period for purchasing a firearm, say the restriction was "baseless". No gun sex, please. California still has some of the worst firearms laws in the country. That was just one restriction struck down. Link via The Vulgar Curmudgeon.

Actor James Morrison (I know, who?) conflates gun owners with rapists in a series of tweets a few days ago. Said Morrison: "You can advocate for the well-regulated non-infringement of the right to keep and bear arms without being an insufferable and abusive prick." Talk about insufferable, arrogant pricks. Anyway, the actor backed down later saying he actually meant the false intimidation event with the nascent Moms Against Guns in Dallas a few week ago, swapping one lie for another. As if that makes it better.

Rantburg's summary for arms and ammunition:

Pistol ammunition prices were slightly lower, while rifle ammunition prices were mostly lower.

Prices for all classes of firearms were mostly lower to mixed.

Pistol Ammo

.45 caliber, 230 grain, From Last Week: Unchanged
Cheapest, 50 rounds: Ammo Supply Warehouse, Wolf Polyformance, steel cased, .32 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: Ammo Supply Warehouse, Wolf Polyformance, steel cased, .31 per round (Unchanged)

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

9mm Parabellum, 115 grain, From Last Week: Unchanged
Cheapest, 50 rounds: Bangit Ammo, Wolf, steel cased, .26 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 1,000 rounds: Blue Core Shooting Center, Factory Seconds(!), .23 per round (Unchanged)

.357 Magnum, 158 grain, From Last Week: -.08 Each (!)
Cheapest, 50 rounds: Selway Armory, HSM SWC, .38 per round
Cheapest Bulk 250 rounds: LAX Ammunition, No label, .42 per round (+.01 each)

Rifle Ammunition

.223 Caliber/5.56mm 55 grain, From Last Week: Unchanged
Cheapest, 20 rounds: Natchez Shooters Supplies, Tulammo, steel cased, .27 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 1,000 rounds: SG Ammo, Tulammo, steel cased, .27 per round (-.01 from Last Week, -.04 over two weeks)

.308 NATO 145 grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (3 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 (-.02 from Last Week)

7.62x39 AK 123 Grain, From Last Week: Unchanged

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 2 Weeks)

.22 LR 40 Grain, From Last Week: +.02 each (+.03 over 3 weeks)
Cheapest, 50 rounds: Smokey Mountain Munitions, Federal Target, .14 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 5,000 rounds: Ammo Warehouse, Aguila Superextra, .12 per round (+.02 each from Last Week)

Guns for Private Sale
Rifles


.223/5.56mm (AR Pattern Semiautomatic) Average Price: $784 Last Week Avg: $804
California: Delton Carbine: $700
Texas: DPMS Sportical: $620 (Same Gun)
New York: Armalite M-15: $900
Virgina: Custom Build: $750
Florida: DS Arms: $950

.308 NATO (AR-10 Pattern Semiautomatic) Average Price: $1,338 Last Week Avg: $1,500
California: Sig Sauer Patrol: $1,350
Texas: DPMS: $1,300 (Prolly Same Gun)
New York: None available
Virginia: Armalite AR-10: $1,400
Florida: Springfield M1A SOCOM II (Beautiful rifle): $1,300

7.62x39mm (AK Pattern Semiautomatic) Average Price: $700 Last Week Avg: $710
California: IO: $950
Texas: Romak (Side Folder): $650
New York: Saiga: $600 (Same Gun)
Virginia: MAK-90: $650 (Same Gun)
Florida: Saiga: $650

7.62x54mm (Dragunov Pattern Semiautomatic) Average Price: $1,450 Last Week Avg: $1,375
California: Romak PSL: $1,250 (Same Gun)
Texas: Romak PSL: $1,250 (Same Gun)
New York: None
Virginia: Romak: $2,100
Florida: Romak: $1,200 (Same Gun)

Pistols

.45 caliber ACP (M1911 Pattern Semiautomatic Pistol) Average Price: $443 Last Week Avg: $528
California: Rick Island Armory: $400
Texas: Taurus PT 1911: $525
New York: American Tactical Imports: $400
Virginia: Citadel: $450
Florida: Tisas Classic: $440

9mm Beretta 92FS or other Semiautomatic Average Price: $431 Last Week Avg: $371
California: Ruger LC9: $380
Texas: Sig Sauer P250: $530
New York: Glock 17: $350
Virginia: Glock 17: $505
Florida: Ruger P89: $390

.40 caliber S&W (Glock and other semiautomatic) Average Price: $400 Last Week Avg: $410
California: Glock 23: $500
Texas: Smith & Wesson Tristar : $300
New York: Glock 27: $425
Virginia: Smith & Wesson SD40VE: $350
Florida: : Glock 27: $425

Used Gun of the Week: (From Michigan)

Heckler & Koch SP89 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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