I Checked Out Rural King Gun Counter This Morning

I Checked Out Rural King Gun Counter This Morning

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    I Checked Out Rural King Gun Counter This Morning

    Black rifles were gone, all semi auto pistols except for three or Springfields were gone, the ammo shelves were very lean, and yet...

    Eight guys were in line for NICS checks.

    Buying whatever wheelies and long guns that were left, no doubt.

    Two guys were waiting to have their purchases escorted out the door.
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    Academy has been just as bad. Almost empty counters and shelves yesterday. Went in to look for a new Longhorn cap and went by gun and ammo area. Bare bones. Just crazy. Walmart still has quite a bit of 22LR. And found some 22 shorts at a decent price.
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    Yup, it's like that in my neck of the woods, even the Hi-Points were all gone.
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    I swung by Sportsman’s Whore-house today to get a backpacking stove and fuel.

    I didn’t even look at the gun counter, but did check self defense ammo; .40s&w was good to go however you wanted it, .38 and .357 plentiful, zero 12g buck or slugs, no ball 9mm, a couple of boxes of critical defense in 9 my guess is if someone bought those two, two more would be put out, .45 so-so, maybe a couple dozen 5.56 in 500 packs.

    An employee was in a camp chair at the door marking a paper as customers came and went, funneled everyone through the same door; no idea what that was about.
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    I was @ Wally World yesterday for some other things and swung by sporting goods for the heck of it. In the one locked ammo case I could see there were only 2 generic boxes of 12 gauge 7 1/2 shot field loads. They were 100 rounds per box however. The clerk was sitting on the floor behind the counter going through another small case. From the looks of it she was sorting through rifle cartridge boxes, Remington Express by their color, but I could not see the calibers. I was blocked by two rather unfriendly women, with their shopping cart barricade, who just shot me the 'evil eye' when I tried to get a closer look. I decided I have enough .308 Winchester to last for now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matthew03 View Post
    I swung by Sportsman’s Whore-house today to get a backpacking stove and fuel.

    I didn’t even look at the gun counter, but did check self defense ammo; .40s&w was good to go however you wanted it, .38 and .357 plentiful, zero 12g buck or slugs, no ball 9mm, a couple of boxes of critical defense in 9 my guess is if someone bought those two, two more would be put out, .45 so-so, maybe a couple dozen 5.56 in 500 packs.

    An employee was in a camp chair at the door marking a paper as customers came and went, funneled everyone through the same door; no idea what that was about.
    They’re counting people in an effort to have a maximum of 50 people in the store at one time.


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    I wonder if some people are so desperate they've purchased a Les Baer or a Wilson Combat as their first gun because that's all that's left.

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    I went to Cabela's earlier today for some pellets for the smoker. Not a single round of handgun ammo in the store. I didn't go close to the gun counter but it didn't look like they had a lot of pistols left. Lots of rifles, though. And some rifle ammo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1956 View Post
    Black rifles were gone, all semi auto pistols except for three or Springfields were gone, the ammo shelves were very lean, and yet...

    Eight guys were in line for NICS checks.

    Buying whatever wheelies and long guns that were left, no doubt.

    Two guys were waiting to have their purchases escorted out the door.
    Our local Rural King was similar on Friday. They did have a few boxes of American Eagle 5.56 and your standard hunting rounds. I did not look at the handgun ammunition to see what was available.

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    We don't have any "dedicated" local gun stores in our town, probably more guns are sold through the pawn shops than either the small Sportsman's Warehouse or Cal-Ranch (kind of a general store, selling everything from feed to guns). I haven't been to any of those places since things got wonky, but I suspect their inventory is low, not out, but low.

    I did go to the county owned outdoor range yesterday afternoon and it was relatively uncrowded.
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    My extra 2 fifty-round boxes of Golden Saber are coming in tomorrow. I'm all set. I haven't been to Bass Pro. They seemed to have weathered the early storm fairly well, but pickings were slim on the .22, .380, 9mm, and .223/556. There was enough to get decent brands/models, but only if you weren't real picky. I wasn't in a position to be anything but semi-picky. I grabbed 2 boxes of second-choice target ammo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by G26Raven View Post
    We don't have any "dedicated" local gun stores in our town, probably more guns are sold through the pawn shops than either the small Sportsman's Warehouse or Cal-Ranch (kind of a general store, selling everything from feed to guns). I haven't been to any of those places since things got wonky, but I suspect their inventory is low, not out, but low.

    I did go to the county owned outdoor range yesterday afternoon and it was relatively uncrowded.
    I suspect that right now, many are more concerned with conserving ammo than with burning it up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1956 View Post
    I suspect that right now, many are more concerned with conserving ammo than with burning it up.
    If I didn't have the new shotgun, I wouldn't have been there. Almost completely broken in and need to test some buckshot that should be arriving tomorrow. Other than that, it's going to be dry firing for awhile...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1956 View Post
    I suspect that right now, many are more concerned with conserving ammo than with burning it up.
    I think so. Only reason I shot at all this past weekend is to vet some new 45acp ammo. Otherwise I plan to shoot less often for a while until things settle back down....if they ever do that is.

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    I have more firearms than I need or dare admit... I had two handguns before Sandyhook and that ammo and "assault weapon" drought. Since then, I've taken advantage of the low ammo, firearm prices, and rebates that Hillary's loss blessed me with.... Long story short, I couldn't care any less about the fools panic buying ammo and guns all over a virus... They'll going to seem real stupid in the summer months with all the price drops. They should feel stupid now because there are plenty of deals and much lower prices online vs most LGS... But hey, you know what they say about fools and money...

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