Price reductions on "Black" rifles

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    Price reductions on "Black" rifles

    I visited my local big box sporting goods store (Academy) after Christmas and noticed all the "black" rifles they had in stock - this included SIG's and all AR styled gun models - were reduced in price, most by several hundred dollars. Quite a change from this same time last year when an AR or AK was hard to find for almost ANY price! Guns like the SIG that sold for $1,700 in October were reduced to $1,200 and $1,200 S&W M&P 15's were going for about $900. I don't know if it's a local thing, overstocking or what, but it's nice to see prices returning to a pre-Obama level again.

    Has anyone else noticed the same thing in their neck of the woods lately?
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    over inflated prices are not selling any more.....just a return to normal prices!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2 Gunz View Post
    over inflated prices are not selling any more.....just a return to normal prices!
    That's the way I figure it as well.

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    It appears so. Slowly.
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    Looks like the bubble has burst.

    I've seen more "black rifles" in inventory at numerous gun shops than I have in over a year.

    Prices look a bit more normal, too.

    MSAR STG-556 now going for $1,000 used to be $1,700

    Basic AR-15's were over $1,000 if you can find them, now in the $800 range and sitting on shelves.

    I found a FN FS2000 for $1,600 plus a $250 rebate.

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    Still high in 2 out of 3 shops here, hoping they will come down, but I doubt it.

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    Even the high end is coming down. I bought a complete Daniel Defense DDM4 upper with 12" omega X rail for $699... the original retail on it was $1299.

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    The ecomony is down and and there is not as much extra money for firearms as a year ago.

    Black rifles are important but not as much as food on the table today.

    Many defense minded folks have already purchased their black rifle.

    I have being thinking of getting a AK and painting it black. lol
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    Sliding downwards in CO also...just not enough gunshops to get it down faster..I love economics
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chooie View Post
    Even the high end is coming down. I bought a complete Daniel Defense DDM4 upper with 12" omega X rail for $699

    Wow! The rail grip alone goes for $340. Omega Rail 12.0

    Great deal for $700. Share the source if there are more available please. DDM4 Complete Upper Receiver Group
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    Prices are down here too,and ammo is actually sitting on shelves for more than a few minutes,I've seen 9mm,45 acp,40,357 mag,38 spcl,and some personal defense ammo in walmart
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    For awhile it was almost impossible to even order one let alone find one in a shop somewhere. I guess prices went up due to supply/demand too.
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    Looks like all the stir crazy fools making their run on guns finally ran outta money.

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    Some of the big chains like Walmart,Academy and gander Mountain will often mark down their guns at the end of the year to make way for the new years models.

    I've bought several guns at Walmart over the years this way. I walked by a Mossberg 500 Riot gun that listed at $380 several times. I went there on Dec.30th and that same gun was marked 150 bucks. I asked why and was told that it was inventory reduction and that they had marked all the guns in the display case off.

    I went ahead and bought it.
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