Yesterday's Gun Store Tour
I had a couple items I needed, and an open day, so I took a 150-mile gun shop tour yesterday.
First stop was at Rod's in Marion. His inventory was fairly depleted after a record-setting year-end performance. Still had a few Glocks, no M&Ps, and one AR-10 on display, not for sale. Next, to Shaw's in Marion. Very depleted inventory. Norton's in Waldo were sending their last black rifle out the door, one which had been on layaway since before the shooting.
Next to Black Wing in Delaware. Still had inventory, a couple black rifles, and the only two 9mm Glock mags I saw all day. $50 each, and I got the last two for a 19.
Vance's in Columbus is when it got scary. I couldn't even get into their parking lot, even after four trips around the block. I wound up parking at the pawn shop across the street. The store was wall-to-wall people. I took a number for the heck of it at the gun counter, and had forty numbers ahead of me. They were literally three and four deep at the gun counter. I counted eight background apps being filled out. They still had a few black rifles, but I couldn't get close enough to see the prices. They did have ammo cans of 5.56, limit one, 800 rounds for $339.
Last stop was Sportsman's Den in Shelby. They still had plenty of handguns, typically priced and several AR's, starting at $1600. They had an M1A with a five-round mag, composite stock for $2400. Not a Glock or M&P mag to be seen. Not too crowded.