This Week in Guns, August 17th, 2013 subject logo: RKBA
2013-08-17
Posted by: badanov

By Chris Covert
Rantburg.com

Don't why it is even necessary to use the term draconian to describe California gun laws, except that lawmakers in Sacramento are planning even more Draconian gun laws. It is as though they understand the immutable relationship between tyranny and an armed polite society. And they are voting for tyranny.

The leftist editor of the New York newspaper which published an interactive map of local gun owners is out of a job. Caryn McBride was laid off last week in a round of newsroom cuts.

Gun permit requests are nearly doubled what they were in two previous years in Newtown, Connecticut, where 27 children and adults were gunned down by a crazed teen. Actual gun purchases under the radar sans permits are prolly triple.

Rantburg's summary for arms and ammunition:

Pistol Ammo


.45 caliber, 230 grain, From Last Week: -.01 each (.05 over three weeks)
Cheapest, 50 rounds: Ventura Munitions, Wolf Polyperformance steel cased, .37 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: LAX Ammunition, Tulammo steel cased, .36 per round

.40 Caliber Smith & Wesson, 180 grain, From Last Week: Unchanged
Cheapest, 50 rounds: BangIt Ammo, Precision One, .30 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 250 rounds: BangIt Ammo, reloaded, .28 per round

9mm Parabellum, 115 grain, From Last Week: -.01 each
Cheapest, 50 rounds: Cabelas, Herter's Select Grade, .28 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 1000 rounds: LAX Ammunition, reloaded (w/ ammo can), .27 per round

.357 Magnum, 158 grain, From Last Week: Unchanged

Cheapest, 50 rounds: Bud's Gun Shop, Fiocchi .49 per round
Cheapest, Bulk: None

Rifle Ammunition

.223 Caliber/5.56mm 55 grain, From Last Week: -.06 each
Cheapest, 20 rounds: Tactical Raleigh, MFS, .41 per round
Cheapest Bulk 1000 rounds: Ammoman, Wolf, steel cased, .40 per round

.308 NATO 145 grain, From Last Week: -.01 each
Cheapest, 20 rounds: Munire, Prvi Partizan, .66 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: Wideners, Prvi Partizan steel cased, .70 per round

7.62x39 AK 123 Grain, From Last Week: Unchanged
Cheapest, 20 rounds: Ammunition to Go, Brown Bear, steel core and case, .27 per round
Cheapest, Bulk, 500 rounds: Selway Armory, Brown Bear, steel core and case, .26 per round
Cheapest, Brass casing: Ventura Munitions, Fiocchi, .54 per round

.22 LR 40 Grain, From Last Week: -.02 each
Cheapest, 50 rounds: AmmoFast, Eley Target, .10 per round
Cheapest, Bulk, 500 rounds: Cheaper Than Dirt, Aguila, .12 per round

Guns for Private Sale
Rifles


.223/5.56mm (AR Pattern Semiautomatic) Average price: $889 Last Week Avg: $823
California: DPMS: $895
Texas: Bushmaster CAR-15: $750
New York: New Frontier (Pink Plastic furniture): $850
Maryland: DSA ZM4: $1,100
Florida: Stag Arms: $850

.308 NATO (AR-10 Pattern Semiautomatic) Average Price: $1,410 Last Week Avg: $2,089
California: Sig Sauer 716: $1,600
Texas: Bushmaster ORC w/ Red Dot sight: $1,800
New York: Magnum Research: $1,250
Maryland: Springfield SOCOM II : $1,300 (Beautiful rifle)
Florida: Remington R-25: $1,100

7.62x39mm (AK Pattern Semiautomatic) Average Price: $833 Last Week Avg: $820
California: Unknown: $750
Texas: AMD-65: $1,000
New York: CAI M70B1 : $800 (Same Gun)
Maryland: Romanian: $900 (Same Gun)
Florida: CAI: $660

7.62x54mm (Dragunov Pattern Semiautomatic) Average Price: $1,425 Last Week Avg: $1,100
California: Romak PSL: $1,650
Texas: None
New York: None
Maryland: None
Florida: Romak PSL: $1,200 (Same Gun)

Pistols


.45 caliber ACP (M1911 Pattern Semiautomatic Pistol) Average Price: $810 Last Week Avg: $568

California: Springfield, : $1,100
Texas: Colt Government, $750
New York: Colt 80 series, $600
Maryland: Sig Sauer Nightmare 1911, $950
Florida: Springfield: $650

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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