The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > Hogan's Alley > Handguns: General Handgun Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old January 21, 2013, 10:20 AM   #1
Cheapshooter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 2, 2007
Location: Missouri
Posts: 4,130
Checked one off the short list.

I thought I'd at least make an apperance at a couple LGS Saturday for National Gun Appreciaton Day. With the run on guns, and the prices raising ever day I wasn't sure I would buy anything. One of the shops I visited had a wall that was nearly empty of all handguns. But Right there in the middle was a Ruger LCR. One near the top of my list. The surprising part was the price was within a couple bucks of a year or more ago in the same shop, and at $429, about $50 less than other places in my area before the Obama induced run on guns.
A couple more on the short list may not be that hard to come by. A Charter Ams Bulldog shouldn't be too hard to find. But next on the list is one I haven't seen in shops. A Taurus 992 stainless 4". I've seen It in 6" stainless, or blue, and also 4" blue. But not the one I want. The other two on the original list of 5 could be more problematic, If not impossible. 1. CZ SP01, and 2. Glock 17.
__________________
Cheapshooter's rules of gun ownership #1: NEVER SELL OR TRADE ANYTHING!
Cheapshooter is offline  
Old January 21, 2013, 12:18 PM   #2
9mm
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 9, 2011
Location: Land of the Free
Posts: 2,698
Yeah LCR $430 is decent, last year when I went to the gun show they had the best deals in all of town and nation??... $380.00 for LCR in 357.
__________________
SHTF vs TEOTWAWKI you ask? SHTF, just some crap on the ceiling and walls, TEOTWAWKI end of the world as we know it. Orignally made by 9mm/®™©
9mm is offline  
Old January 21, 2013, 01:12 PM   #3
Dr Big Bird PhD
Senior Member
 
Join Date: October 26, 2012
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 778
My Dad just got a G17 about $100 more than he should have paid. It was his first handgun though and he didn't mind. In all seriousness, if youre really hard up for a G17 *right* now, check out gunbroker and 3rd party sites and expect big markups.
__________________
I told the new me,
"Meet me at the bus station and hold a sign that reads: 'Today is the first day of the rest of your life.'"
But the old me met me with a sign that read: "Welcome back."
Who you are is not a function of where you are. -Off Minor
Dr Big Bird PhD is offline  
Old January 21, 2013, 01:59 PM   #4
bigghoss
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 15, 2006
Location: Pueblo, Colorado
Posts: 2,659
Since the LCR isn't something that would be affected by potential bans the prices seem to be pretty stable in the $430-460 area. Pistols that hold more than 10 rounds have gone up but I've still been able to find a few honest shops locally with more than fair prices. I almost bought a new gen 3 glock 19 at a store saturday for $530 and another had gen 3 for $550 and gen 4 for $580.

I really want a .357 and .22lr LCR but I really despise internal key locks, just on principle if nothing else.
__________________
I don't collect guns, I accumulate them.
bigghoss is offline  
Old January 21, 2013, 02:40 PM   #5
bikerbill
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 19, 2007
Location: Lago Vista TX
Posts: 2,327
Just picked up a new XDs at an Austin gun store ... I had ordered it just a week ago, picked it up Sat after rally at the state capital .. the price was $545, $50 below list ... I felt I was paying a reasonable price for something I have wanted since I first started reading about them ... they had a few ARs on the wall, average price was around $1,200 ...
__________________
"The gun has been called the great equalizer ... It insures that the people are the equal of their government whenever that government forgets that it is servant and not master of the governed." --Ronald Reagan
bikerbill is offline  
Old January 23, 2013, 12:13 AM   #6
Cheapshooter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 2, 2007
Location: Missouri
Posts: 4,130
Bigghoss, I was thinking the same thing, but found out that the price may not have risen on revolvers, but availability has been affected. The other shops I visited that day had very few wheel guns, one having only used antiques, and high end S&W revolvers. The first place I went to had several Charter Arms guns before Christmas. Including the Bulldog I was wanting. Saturday they had no Taurus, or Charter revolvers, and only 2 Ruger LCR 22 rimfire, and a couple single actions. They were the shop that had numerious high end Smiths though.
__________________
Cheapshooter's rules of gun ownership #1: NEVER SELL OR TRADE ANYTHING!
Cheapshooter is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:39 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2013 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.06535 seconds with 7 queries