This Week In Guns, October 17th, 2015 subject logo: RKBA
2015-10-17
Posted by: badanov

By Chris Covert
Rantburg.com

Calls for more gun control continue nationally and in various states as well, such as in Virginia where leftist Governor Terry McAuliffe has ordered a ban on all weapons in state buildings, and is putting together a joint task force to find ever newer ways to take away Gawd given rights to guns.

Not to be outdone, Kalifornia Kommies will be trying to pass sweeping, even more constrictive gun laws, to include background checks for the sale of ammunition, licensing for possession of guns, and bans on weapons magazines of 11 rounds or more.

Gun control began seeping into presidential politics as leftist candidates, seeking to position the National Rifle Association against the rest of the country, called for universal background checks and limits on ammunition and magazine capacities, measures we now know will do little more than create more business for the "justice industry". Only last week we heard calls for outright bans from these same folks, but now that presidential politics are beginning, gun controllers will want to scale back their desire to rob and kill gun owners.

Ever the target for leftist fascists, two New York state wimminez called for people to "infiltrate" the National Rifle Association, presumably as a means of destroying the organization from within. Hey, it could work. Look at constitutional government, and how it has been destroyed by the left.

I swear to Gawd if these bastards keep it up, I will be forced to join the NRA.

As if to put a fine point on it, a gun owner from Kalifornia deliberately destroyed a gun because he "feels" partly responsible for the recent mass shootings. The man, Steve Elliott wrote in a Facebook post that a number of his relatives were wounded or killed by guns. Weasel Zippers writers said about Steve Elliott: He works for the Modesto Bee and went to Columbia University, in addition to being from California, all you need to know.

Personally, I think the man and his family were in desperate need of gun safety and tactical firearms training.

The Rooshuns, bless their dark souls, once donated a metal sculpture to the United Nations in New York with the inscription: "We beat our swords into plowshares." Not mentioned is the subsequent beating of plowshares back into swords.

Loads.

Rantburg's summary for arms and ammunition:

Prices for pistol ammunition were mostly lower while rifle ammunition prices were steady across the board.

Prices for used pistols and for used rifles were mixed.

New Lows:

None

Pistol Ammunition

.45 Caliber, 230 grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (5 Weeks)
Cheapest, 50 rounds: Quality Made Cartridges, Store Brand, RNL, Reloads, .25 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: Quality Made Cartridges, Store Brand, RNL, Reloads, .25 per round (From Last week: Unchanged (7 Weeks))

.40 Caliber Smith & Wesson, 180 grain, From Last Week: -.03 Each After Unchanged (2 Weeks)
Cheapest, 50 rounds: Ammo2U, Prvi Partizan, FMJ, Brass, .20 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: Ammo2U, Prvi Partizan, FMJ, Brass, .20 per round (From Last Week: -.01 Each After Unchanged (6 Weeks))

9mm Parabellum, 115 grain, From Last Week: -.01 Each
Cheapest, 50 rounds: Bud's Gun Shop, Tulammo, FMJ, Steel Cased, .17 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: Ammo Clearance, Store Brand, FMJ, Reloads, .16 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (7 Weeks))

.357 Magnum, 158 grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (2Q, 2015)
Cheapest, 50 rounds: LAX Ammunition, Tulammo, FMJ, Steel cased, .28 per round
Cheapest Bulk: 1,000 rounds: Surplus Ammo, Tulammo, FMJ, Steel cased, .27 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (10 Weeks))

Rifle Ammunition

.223 Caliber/5.56mm 55 grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (2 Weeks)
Cheapest, 20 rounds: Midsouth Shooters Supply, Tulammo, steel cased, FMJ, .21 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 1,000 rounds: LAX Ammunition, Tulammo, steel cased, FMJ, .21 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (2 Weeks))

.308 NATO 150 grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (3 Weeks)
Cheapest, 20 rounds: LAX Ammunition, Tulammo, steel cased, FMJ, .39 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: Cheaper Than Dirt!, Tulammo, Steel Cased, FMJ, .36 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (10 Weeks))

7.62x39 AK 123 Grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (3 Weeks)
Cheapest, 20 rounds: Ammunition Depot, Wolf WPA, steel case, FMJ, .23 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: SG Ammo, Wolf WPA, steel case, .23 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (1Q 2015))

.22 LR 40 Grain, From Last Week: +.01 Each After Unchanged (2 Weeks)

Cheapest, 20 rounds (10 Box Limit): Natchez Shooters Supplies, Federal Champon, RNL .07 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: Selway Armory, Cascade Cartridge, RNL, .08 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (4 Weeks))

Guns for Private Sale
Rifles


.223/5.56mm (AR Pattern Semiautomatic) Average Price: $531 Last Week Avg: $476 (+) ($616 (27 Weeks), $476 (3 Weeks))
California (263, 267): Palmetto State Armory: $480 ($650 (37 Weeks), $400 (6 Weeks))
Texas (289, 299): Mixed Build: $500 ($700 (32 Weeks), $350 (27 Weeks))
Pennsylvania (183, 180): Palmetto State Armory: $550 ($700 (26 Weeks), $300 (14 Weeks))
Virginia (197, 207): DPMS (Bull Barrel): $585 ($750 (32 Weeks), $500 (36 Weeks))
Florida (416, 409): Mixed Build: $540 ($650 (17 Weeks), $380 (29 Weeks))

.308 NATO (AR-10 Pattern Semiautomatic) Average Price: $935 Last Week Avg: $820 (+) ($1,359 (25 Weeks), $820 (2 Weeks))
California (45, 52): DPMS (Decked out): $1,175 ($1,700 (40 Weeks), $850 (10 Weeks))
Texas (55, 59): Armalite: $1,250 ($1,500 (46 Weeks), $800 (10 Weeks))
Pennsylvania (36, 34): DPMS: $800 ($1,500 (32 Weeks), $700 (3 Weeks))
Virginia (55, 56): Palmetto State Armory: $950 ($1,650 (16 Weeks), $900 (46 Weeks))
Florida (72, 78): DPMS Oracle RFLR: $500 ($1,500 (47 Weeks), $500 (2 Weeks))

7.62x39mm (AK Pattern Semiautomatic) Average Price: $506 Last Week Avg: $528 (-) ($626 (28 Weeks), $450 (15 Weeks))
California (42, 46): Polish Radom: $580 ($700 (31 Weeks), $320 (42 Weeks))
Texas (75, 73): WASR 10: $500 ($750 (30 Weeks), $350 (48 Weeks))
Pennsylvania (45, 47): Century RAS-47: $400 ($750 (37 Weeks), $375 (22 Weeks))
Virginia (53, 48): Palmetto State Armory: $550 ($625 (33 Weeks), $350 (35 Weeks))
Florida (113, 118): CAI: $500 ($650 (26 Weeks), $300 (46 Weeks))

30-30 Winchester Lever Action Average Price: $360 Last Week Avg: $375 (-) ($489 (34 Weeks), $296 (16 Weeks))
California (10, 9): Marlin 336: $400 ($500 (9 Weeks), $180 (16 Weeks))
Texas (14, 15): Winchester 94: $400 ($550 (35 Weeks), $300 (40 Weeks))
Pennsylvania (18, 17): Mossberg 464 SPX: $325 ($450 (36 Weeks), $250 (41 Weeks))
Virginia (12, 11): Winchester 94AE: $425 ($450 (20 Weeks), $350 (38 Weeks))
Florida (19, 21): Winchester 94: $250 ($500 (32 Weeks), $250 (18 Weeks))

Pistols

.45 caliber ACP (M1911 Pattern Semiautomatic Pistol) Average Price: $384 Last Week Avg: $445 (-) ($450 (34 Weeks), $350 (7 Weeks))
California (163, 159): Llama: $400 ($600 (34 Weeks), $300 (12 Weeks))
Texas (255, 237): Tisas: $375 ($600 (45 Weeks), $325 (8 Weeks))
Pennsylvania (145, 143): Girsan: $325 ($550 (24 Weeks), $300 (18 Weeks))
Virginia (123, 124): Rock Island Armory: $500 ($550 (26 Weeks), $250 (43 Weeks))
Florida (344, 367): Norinco: $320 ($475 (17 Weeks), $250 (32 Weeks))

9mm (Beretta 92FS or other Semiautomatic) Average Price: $301 Last Week Avg: $276 (+) ($336 (29 Weeks), $268 (7 Weeks))
California (152, 148): Kahr CW9: $325 ($450 (34 Weeks), $250 (39 Weeks))
Texas (263, 268): Ruger SR9: $280 ($355 (33 Weeks), $200 (6 Weeks))
Pennsylvania (207, 206): Diamondback FS9: $250 ($350 (4Q 2014), $200 (13 Weeks))
Virginia (176, 179): Smith & Wesson 909: $350 ($400 (27 Weeks), $250 (13 Weeks))
Florida (419, 432): Tanfoglio BA90: $300 ($375 (43 Weeks), $220 (6 Weeks))

.40 caliber S&W (Glock or other semiautomatic) Average Price: $345 Last Week Avg: $327 (+) ($368 (23 Weeks), $300 (49 Weeks))
California (92, 95): Smith & Wesson SW40VE: $350 ($425 (8 Weeks)), $250 (40 Weeks))
Texas (102, 101): Glock 22: $370 ($425 (44 Weeks), $275 (26 Weeks))
Pennsylvania (88, 92): Smith & Wesson Sigma: $350 ($350 (15 Weeks), $250 (35 Weeks))
Virginia (79, 87): Smith & Wesson SW40VE: $315 ($450 (23 Weeks), $275 (39 Weeks))
Florida (170, 174): Beretta PX4 Storm: $340 ($400 (33 Weeks), $200 (8 Weeks))

Used Gun of the Week: (Ohio)
Sig Sauer P225 Chambered in .45 ACP

Chris Covert writes for Rantburg.com. He can be reached at grurkka@gmail.com and on Twitter

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