Today's gun shop (local observations)

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    Today's gun shop (local observations)

    Well, got off work early enough today to run by my local gun shop. I'm boycotting ammo buying by the way....(I'll quit shooting before I pay $23 for a generic brand box of 50ct 230gr 45acp hardball), but I just had to see what was new and what was highway robbery. I did buy another good ammo can for storage at $5. Anyway.....my local gun shop Ozark Armory II, seems to have turned into a place for a nice family outing. The clerks were airing up balloons to give to the kids which seemed to be equal to the amount of adults in the store. One father and son were eyeballing some pistols in the case, and the father told the boy that this and that, and that one only holds six shots, and all that stuff. Husbands and wives apparently browsed together and the women actually seemed to be taking some interest to my surprise. The shotgun rack appeared to be getting a lot of attention, and some folks that were handling the guns appeared enthralled and the odor they gave off told me it was their first time touching something like cold steel. It simply amazes me sometimes how things change, and how predictable our human counterparts are when outside influences affect them when in the past raised such little attention or even a second thought. What is this invisible, odorless, tasteless, and awesome power that overcomes past inhibitions?

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    Sometimes the best way to make someone want something is to (or at least threaten to) take it away. Too bad all these newbies probably didn't make it to the poles...or worse yet, did.

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    I see a bunch of good signs. But there are also bad ones out there. This Mexico border thing is going to cause us some heartburn.

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    Ram Rod was the ammo can a 30 or 50 caliber size? I'm trying to locate some 50's around here with no luck. Can order on line just hate to pay shipping.
    We will be much better off when we learn to deal with things as they really are, instead of how we wish them to be!

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    We all live and learn...a conservative is a past liberal with experience.

    I too, have noticed more couples and kids browsing in our local gun shop.

    Many have now arrived at that awareness of needing a firearm...better late than never.

    Ram Rod, in another 6 months, you might be sorry that you didn't buy that $23 box of ammo that will then be $35...maybe?
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    What is this invisible, odorless, tasteless, and awesome power that overcomes past inhibitions?
    A socialist administration that is doing their best to systematically destroy the ideals that this country was founded on...one step at a time.


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    In the past couple of weeks, I've noticed more wives and kids at my gun shop/range.

    The hysteria is escalating.

    Actually, I'm glad that more people are getting on board.

    But I can do without the balloons.
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    I like balloons...especially the helium filled ones.

    They are great for making phone messages...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patti View Post
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    But I can do without the balloons.
    Maybe they are going to release them outside and let the kids pop them out of the sky with a 22 pistol.

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    Was in Dicks Sporting goods yesterday. The ammo on the shelves looked skimpy.

    I can't fiqure out if it's just stockpiling or new shooters buying it all up.

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    I can't fiqure out if it's just stockpiling or new shooters buying it all up
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunnutty View Post
    Ram Rod was the ammo can a 30 or 50 caliber size? I'm trying to locate some 50's around here with no luck. Can order on line just hate to pay shipping.
    The medium size...1140 CTGS 5.56mm. The most popular size for me. Not the skinny ones, and not the humongous ones. They have plenty of these here for a change. $5 is cheaper than Army Surplus in Ft Smith...they've gone to wanting $11.50 for theirs. 479-927-0888

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    A socialist administration that is doing their best to systematically destroy the ideals that this country was founded on...one step at a time.


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    Indeed I did. Thanks for clearing things up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HotGuns View Post
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