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Black rifle prices?

Discussion in 'The Pre-Ban Forum' started by icm856, Feb 15, 2009.

  1. icm856

    icm856 New Member

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    It looks like prices on AR-15's have peaked. The price doesn't seem to be dropping, however they are not going up anymore (right now anyway).

    Supply has been a little bit better as well. The local gun shops have most models back in stock now, with a few exceptions. Prices are still high though. Entry level AR's that were $1000 or less are now selling in the $1300 dollar range. Colt 6920's are going for $1700+ (Government model $1500).

    So what's the "Black Rifle" situation in your area?
  2. Haligan

    Haligan Well-Known Member

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    A buddy of mine is tired of waiting and has had to resort to having one custom built.
    He's getting a sweetheart deal on M4 design.($800)
    I guess he's got a good buddy who also is pretty handy.
  3. CampingJosh

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    In the "mid-Michigan" area...

    The big-box sporting goods store (Dunham's) sold out right before the inauguration, and they hadn't raised their prices since they got those in stock 5+ months back. In fact, they had a Remington R-15 that had been "on sale" since at least September, and it didn't sell until after the first of the year.

    Last I checked--almost two weeks ago :(--the local gun shop (next town over) still had two black rifles in stock, plus a Saiga 12 gauge. He actually had 6 on the shelf, but 4 were already sold. The ones still up for sale were a Century in .223 for $899 and a DPMS in .308 for $1300 IIRC.
  4. Dr342

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    Here on the Florida pan-handle, there was a mass panic about August of 08. Everything was gone by January. Ar-15 lower stripped recievers were $85 last Feb are now $250+. All .223, .308, 30-06 & 7.62x39 ammo has dissapeared. Most .223 & 7.62x39 russian stuff is $10 per box. I have found a reliable pawn shop owner who hasnt jacked his ammo prices yet, but the Black Rifles are over the top. If you want an M-1A, forget it, there are non to be had. A used one in a local shop is $2200. Hope everyone on this forum is a member of the NRA and Votes!!! It will get worse before it gets better.
  5. sandclow

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    we bought my hubby's in October for around $800, then in November bought mine for $1,100. Now the exact same gun (ours are both Bushmaster) is running around $1,350. This is the price at our local gunshop, some we've seen a little cheaper, some a little more expensive, but this is pretty much the average. Would love to get some more, just so one day our kids will have their own as well (my 6 year old daughter, who is already a dead shot with her Cricket & Ruger 10/22 is determined to have an AR too).
  6. LurpyGeek

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    Plateaued may be a better term. I think just like the economy it's going to get much worse before (if?) it ever gets better.
  7. Jimdo

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    I'm about an hour southeast of St. Louis MO. and its the same here, hell, I think that it is the same everywhere.
    Most of the manufacturers have a very long back order list, making it hard for us dealers to even obtain any NIB AR's.
  8. Rolando404

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    I bought my Sig 556ER 6/10/2009 for $1,700. Here are some pictures.

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  9. Bobitis

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    Less than a grand.

    Free floated chrome heavy barrel.
    RRA match trigger
    Simmons WhiteTail Classic scope.
    Burris P.E.P.R. mount
    Harris HBRM-S bipod
    5 20 rnd Magpuls


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    Wouldn't sell it for twice that.
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  10. Rolando404

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    They had bushmasters for $999.99, but went with better brand.
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    RRA Entry Tactical w/ tactical carry handle in Richmond, Va for $1049.00 Most places want a few hundred more............if you can find it.
  12. conan1

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    CMMG M-4 bought for $715 in Nov 08. Had ATI Crusader already. List on it is $1900. Was going to sell the NV to buy more black rifles but wife said NO! OK, I'll keep it. CMMG AR-15 .jpg

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  13. johnlives4christ

    johnlives4christ Former Guest

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    never heard of a better brand than a bushmaster.
  14. johnlives4christ

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    around 1100 here for a basic ar, what ever brand happens to be around. bushmasters or stag or dpms.

    the only reason i dont buy one now is that i wouldnt be able to shoot it cause of the price of ammo. im thinking i'll opt for an ak if'n i get anything tactical, can get one for around 500, buglarian i think, then i'll spend the rest on ammo and mags.
  15. hayes1966

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    There was nothing available in CT when the great one took office, now they are back to reasonable prices ($850-$1100) depending on model. There still are a few stores out there with one or two on the counter with inflated prices. A few of the stores jumped on the band wagon and made a few bucks but are paying the price now.

    Rolando404 that SIG looks awsome .. I haven't seen any of those in CT but the reviews are good! Having a couple of FAL I do like the piston system.
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