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#7222233 - 07/11/18 09:55 PM Re: Gun stores closing, and many filing bankruptcy [Re: Scott W]
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Registered: 03/09/09
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Originally Posted By: Scott W
Next the gun lobby is going to be working to get democrats back in office so they can sell guns.




I know your joking, but just in case someone ever let that idea into their head even for a minute, don't go there.

There are NO gun stores left in San Francisco, not one, not even for law enforcement officers to buy guns.

That is the future if Democrats take control.
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#7222240 - 07/11/18 10:01 PM Re: Gun stores closing, and many filing bankruptcy [Re: ChadTRG42]
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Obama was the best gun salesman, ever.

That P.O.S. is out of office.

Citizens do not feel near as threatened toward their second amendment rights.

Supply is still up, as leftovers from Obama years. Demand is lower, under Trump. Prices fall, gun stores' overhead costs have not fallen.

Economics 101, I learned in 1997.
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#7222244 - 07/11/18 10:06 PM Re: Gun stores closing, and many filing bankruptcy [Re: ChadTRG42]
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There are so many gun shops in Austin I don't see how they can stay in business.
I know how much retail space rents for and how slim the margins are on guns, the math doesn't add up in my head.
They have to either sell a LOT or make it in services or highly marked up accessories, and given that people can order damned near anything they want online for parts it makes it hard for local guys. No one wants to hear "we can order that for you". Hard to afford and sit on that much inventory.

There's no way I would invest in starting one up unless I had something truly unique to offer up.




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#7222265 - 07/11/18 10:46 PM Re: Gun stores closing, and many filing bankruptcy [Re: jeffbird]
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Originally Posted By: jeffbird
Originally Posted By: Scott W
Next the gun lobby is going to be working to get democrats back in office so they can sell guns.




I know your joking, but just in case someone ever let that idea into their head even for a minute, don't go there.
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Yes, joking but not much surprises me these days.

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#7222271 - 07/11/18 10:50 PM Re: Gun stores closing, and many filing bankruptcy [Re: ChadTRG42]
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We only have one gun store in this town and they charge $100 to take shipment of a gun you bought from Gunbroker. frown

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#7222292 - 07/11/18 11:32 PM Re: Gun stores closing, and many filing bankruptcy [Re: gusick]
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Originally Posted By: gusick


They need to start selling something new, like guns that shoot caseless cartridges.


Isnít that an inline muzzleloader?
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#7222306 - 07/12/18 12:08 AM Re: Gun stores closing, and many filing bankruptcy [Re: jeffbird]
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Originally Posted By: jeffbird
Originally Posted By: gusick


They need to start selling something new, like guns that shoot caseless cartridges.


Isnít that an inline muzzleloader?


Not quiet. It uses a solid propellant plug that contains the bullet so it can be loaded into a magazine like a brass case. The difference between that and a muzzle loader is that this isn't a single shot, it can even work in a machine gun. It saves weight, speeds up lock time and cycling. Once the technology is perfected, ammo cost savings will be the biggest advantage. The problem so far has been that the chambers get hot.

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#7222335 - 07/12/18 04:52 AM Re: Gun stores closing, and many filing bankruptcy [Re: ChadTRG42]
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You ever notice there's a big shooting right before the HPA vote? It was coming up for vote twice and both times, big shooting right before.

I think they were taking too big of a step in the Bill. If they would have kept it the same, but made CHL/LTC holders able to do a 4473 and walk out with it that day, and kept the background ATF check for other individuals and trusts/LLC, then I think they could have gotten more support for it. LTC already has an extensive background check. That would reduce ATF wait times for everyone else.
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#7222552 - 07/12/18 09:14 AM Re: Gun stores closing, and many filing bankruptcy [Re: ChadTRG42]
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Most "gun" stores carry crap, cheap guns, Ruger, Glock, Taurus , savage, ( I shouldn't say crap, these guns are fine) because the manufacturers will sell in small quantities to smaller stores. You can go to Academy and get what u need. More specialized, higher dollar guns, Bass Pro/Cabelas have taken over.

online and rule the good stuff and reloading except for the hunter
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#7222710 - 07/12/18 11:56 AM Re: Gun stores closing, and many filing bankruptcy [Re: ChadTRG42]
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To be honest I haven't walked into a gun store in years, what I don't order on line I'll get from one of 3 friends of mine who have FFL's and operate out of their houses.
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#7222718 - 07/12/18 12:08 PM Re: Gun stores closing, and many filing bankruptcy [Re: ChadTRG42]
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My business is upper end, during the Obama economy uncertainty my clients were holding onto their money. In the first quarter this year I made more than an entire year under Obama.
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#7222720 - 07/12/18 12:12 PM Re: Gun stores closing, and many filing bankruptcy [Re: Scott W]
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Originally Posted By: Scott W
Originally Posted By: jeffbird
Originally Posted By: Scott W
Next the gun lobby is going to be working to get democrats back in office so they can sell guns.




I know your joking, but just in case someone ever let that idea into their head even for a minute, don't go there.
.


Yes, joking but not much surprises me these days.


That reminds me of a comedian saying "If a dentist makes money off of working on peoples teeth, why would you use a toothbrush recommended by 9 out of 10 dentists"
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#7222743 - 07/12/18 12:37 PM Re: Gun stores closing, and many filing bankruptcy [Re: HWY_MAN]
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Originally Posted By: HWY_MAN
To be honest I haven't walked into a gun store in years, what I don't order on line I'll get from one of 3 friends of mine who have FFL's and operate out of their houses.


Yep...none of those guys are going out of business anytime soon.
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#7225222 - 07/15/18 04:20 PM Re: Gun stores closing, and many filing bankruptcy [Re: ChadTRG42]
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Just my opinion - local gun stores jacked up the prices during the runs after sandy hook, Vegas, parkland, etc. Each time, internet stores raised their prices either nine at all or significantly less than local stores. Folks started ordering online after those experiences of feeling like local stores were ripping people off, and havenít gone back. The online stores that raised their prices like CTD are suffering the same fate as local places who did that.

On one hand, I think local stores did that to try to keep some inventory on hand, so I donít blame them. On the other hand, I know stores like B&S had Colt LE6920 after Sandy hook at like $1400-$1500, while you could get them for $1k online. Itís hard to justify supporting stores that operate that way.

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#7225227 - 07/15/18 04:31 PM Re: Gun stores closing, and many filing bankruptcy [Re: ChadTRG42]
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I usually buy guns after I've drank a bunch of beer. If there was a local gun store in walking distance, I'd probably buy from them (if I was able to walk). Until they build one next door, I'll continue to check my emails on Sunday morning to see what kind of guns I bought on the internet Saturday night.
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