This Week in Guns, August 3rd, 2013 subject logo: RKBA
2013-08-03
Posted by: badanov

By Chris Covert
Rantburg.com

Wow. Evil banks coming under regulations are actually evil as they do stuff like close accounts of companies they don't like, such as Defense Distributed. Defense Distributed released plans for the 3D printed gun earlier in the year only to pull the documents. Now, JP Morgan Chase Bank has terminated Defense Distributed's accounts.

Sipsey Street Irregulars has some tips (and links) for keeping your powder dry, literally.

A national news website comes up with several reasons why gun sales have dropped so much. Short answer? Gun control. But this hews to government background check statistics. Not to private sales which may well dwarf dealer gun sales. Dunno.

Finally, someone is doing something about toy guns. In St. Louis they are swapping toy guns for educational toys. No report if anyone has turned in any assault toys. Or ball gags. You know: silencers.

And lastly, field stripping your .45 ACP:



Rantburg's summary for arms and ammunition:

Pistol Ammo

.45 caliber, 230 grain, From Last Week: -.02 each
Cheapest, 50 rounds: Bang It Ammo, Precision One reloaded .40 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: LAX Ammuntion, Tulammo steel cased, .36 per round

.40 Caliber Smith & Wesson,180 grain, From Last Week: -.10 each
Cheapest, 50 rounds: Bang It Ammo, Precision One reloaded .30 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 250 rounds: LAX Ammunition, reloaded, .28 per round

9mm Parabellum, 115 grain, From Last Week: -.01 each (-.05 per round over two weeks)
Cheapest, 50 rounds: Ventura Munition, Wolf Polyformance steel case, .29 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 1000 rounds: Blue Core Shooting center, P&G Performance, reloaded, .28 per round

.357 Magnum, 158 grain, From Last Week: Unchanged
Cheapest, 50 rounds: Bud's Gun Shop, Fiocchi .49 per round
Cheapest, Bulk 250 rounds: LAX Ammunition, reloaded, .40 per round

Rifle Ammunition


.223 Caliber/5.56mm 55 grain, From Last Week: +.02 each
Cheapest, 20 rounds: Ammunition to Go, Brown Bear, steel cased, .40 per round
Cheapest Bulk 500 rounds: Ventura Munitions, Wolf, steel cased, .35 per round
Cheapest brass cased: Ammuniton to Go, DRS reloaded, .45 per round

.308 NATO 145 grain, From Last Week: -.03 each

Cheapest, 20 rounds: Bang it Ammo, Silver bear FMJ, .62 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: Ammunition Supply Warehouse, Prvi Partizan steel cased, .64 per round

7.62x39 AK 123 Grain, From Last Week: -.01 each

Cheapest, 20 rounds: Ammunition to Go, Brown Bear, steel core and case, .27 per round
Cheapest, Bulk, 500 rounds: Ammunition to Go, Brown Bear, steel core and case, .25 per round
Cheapest, Brass casing: Ventura Munitions, Fiocchi, .54 per round

.22 LR 40 Grain, From Last Week: -.10 each

Cheapest, 50 rounds: Ammofast, Federal Gold target, .06 per round
Cheapest, Bulk, 325 rounds: Natchez Shooter Supplies, Federal Champion, .06 per round

Guns for Private Sale
Rifles

.223/5.56mm (AR Pattern Semiautomatic) Average price: $1,010
California: American Tactical Imports: $1000
Texas: CMMG: $900
New York: New Frontier (pink plastic furniture): $850
Maryland: Spikes Tactical: $1,450
Florida: Custom Build: $850

.308 NATO (AR-10 Pattern Semiautomatic) Average Price: $1,740
California: Sig Sauer 716: $1,300
Texas: Patriot Ordnance Factory: $1,500
New York: DPMS Oracle: $1,200 (Same Gun)
Maryland: DPMS LRT-SASS /w scope : $2,600 (Same Gun)
Florida: DPMS w/scope: $2,100

7.62x39mm (AK Pattern Semiautomatic) Average Price: $739
California: WASR: $800
Texas: Saiga: $1,000
New York: Saiga: $895 (Same Gun)
Maryland: Saiga: $500
Florida: Century International Arms: $500

7.62x54mm (Dragunov Pattern Semiautomatic) Average Price: $1,450
California: Romak PSL: $1,700 (Same Gun)
Texas: None
New York: None
Maryland: None
Florida: Romak PSL: $1,200

Pistols

.45 caliber ACP (M1911 Pattern Semiautomatic Pistol) Average Price: $576
California: Rock Island Armory, : $400
Texas: Sig Sauer Tac Pac, $750
New York: Colt 80, $600 (Same Gun)
Maryland: MetroArms, $580 (Same Gun)
Florida: Springfield: $550

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