Wow… — 5 Comments

  1. What did you order? I’m waiting for a 16″ light weight, Chrome lined.

    I’ve got another lower to build up too. I’m thinking a 20″ heavy barrel free floated for that one. One for defense and one for target shooting. That one will probably have to wait until the first of the year though. Hopefully things will have calmed down enough by then that I’ll get it before they have a chance to ram through any AWB.

  2. 16″ M4 style, no chrome. I have a few other ideas if we can fight off another AWB, but I don’t have an AR, and I figured a basic self defense gun was the way to go.

  3. Exactly what I was thinking. That’s why I ordered the carbine length first.

    I ordered over a week go so I may have missed some of the rush, but not all of it. I hope to get the upper before Christmas, but I’m not holding my breath.

  4. I just posted an article regarding the backlog, and general scarcity of firearms for dealers and what it could mean in the long term for gun retailers. It’s posted on via feed, but is at my blog at

    I think if the current supply/demand offset continues, there are going to be a lot of small shops that go under. Without product to sell, cash flow decreases. That’s bad ju-ju for a gun shop owner (like me).

  5. Bill, your post screams the need for a basic economics course.

    As a retailer, you have the ability to use prices to slow or increase sales. You have the choice to boost your prices to slow sales, but in a way that results in more money for you to save and use during slower periods. That’s how markets work.

    Look at gas prices – they went up, and for the first time in years, we drove fewer miles as Americans. You can do the same with guns. If you are incapable of saving the added money you’ve made now with increased prices, that’s your personal problem. If you do slow sales enough to keep a stock on hand, then you can lower them again when cash is needed. Of course, if you refuse to raise your prices, then again we’re back to a personal problem. If you keep them low, you send a signal to customers that it’s okay to buy up your only supply.

    Don’t blame consumers when you’re part of the same transaction and willingly playing along.

    Go read some Mises or Hayek. You might learn something.

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