America’s greatest gun salesman tops his personal best!

Obama was at it again on Black Friday.

Black Friday gun sales hit an all time record high last week with demand for new firearms so overwhelming that it caused outages at the FBI background check center on two separate occasions.

Fueled by fears that the Obama administration will go after gun rights during a lame duck term, the FBI reported 154,873 background check requests on Friday – a 20 per cent increase on last year’s record total of 129,166 checks.

The number of guns sold could actually be double or more that figure because only one background check is recorded per sale even if buyers purchase multiple firearms.

Half of America votes for Obama and the other half buys guns.

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21 Responses to America’s greatest gun salesman tops his personal best!

  1. Greg B says:

    An addition of note, parts are suffering from shortages and long lead times.
    An 80% AR lower will take nearly 5 months to get. If I order it right now. A barrel assy ( I’m looking to get a RRA Predator Pursuit heavy 20″ assy), that’s probably 3 months out.
    And I expect it to get worse.

  2. Greg B says:

    I just called them & didn’t get an answer.
    I wanted to know if I could buy a receiver without
    any custom engraving, since I don’t see that option on their site. Seems self defeating to have a bunch of identifying markings put on an 80% lower.
    I could just make one, but sitting down and writing all the code would take a long time. Not to mention a piece of 7075 would cost damn near half of what they are charging.
    If I hear back, we’ll see.

  3. RJ says:

    I looked at building a AR style 5.56 since I am a old gun plummer from way back I have the ability, that being said a pretty basic build with parts availability was gonna be in the 1k range, I can buy a off the shelf basic for a little less and not have the headach of chasing parts.

  4. MadBrad says:

    This message comes from the public library. I’ve got a problem with my modem at home. I can’t respond to responses as I will be out of here soon.

    This Thanksgiving Day was spent watching my Cousins show me their stash of weaponry. “This is what everybody needs for what’s coming”. Later that weekend me and my buddies went to see Red Dawn 2012.

    It’s a good movie in spite of the ridiculous suggestion that North Korea could invade anyone. Well, we all knew that the Chinese were slated for that role until they complained loudly about it. Those troops didn’t look Korean. They weren’t fooling anybody.

    All in all it was a much better movie than I had anticipated.

    I wish I could hang out here more but I’m busy pushing resumes.

  5. Rockheim says:

    Ok.. Question.. Why an AR? Yes. they’re pretty darn cool. Decent rifles. Customizable until the end of time with thousands of bits and pieces.. Most of which seem geared toward the cosmetic.
    But why an AR over any other good hunting rifle? Even chambered in the same round? Why not a solid .308? A Weatherby? A good ol M1A (my personal fav and looking to buy)?

    What is it about the AR that makes it such a desirable rifle?
    (Sorry for the hijack but I am very curious to hear opinions..)

  6. RJM says:

    I suggest a AK47, WalMart has the 7.62×39 ammo at $4.97 a box, that’s cheap. Ammo for a AR is more than double the AK.

    You can get the AK rifle just about everywhere for less $600.

    You can’t kill the AK I’d rather have a .308 caliber than basically a hi-powered .22 for defense.

    I’m not anti AR’s and I may have 1 or 2 or more, however my favorite rifle to pratice with is a AK.

  7. R.D. Walker says:

    You can carry a more ammo than with a .308 rifle. It is light. It is reliable. Everybody else has one so you can share magazines and ammo with, well, everybody else. It gets beat up, wet and gross and keeps firing. I have used the form-factor in the Army and privately since 1982 so I could operate it in my sleep. Maintenance is easy. It has a pretty good punch.

    I have an M1A too. My good old Colt SP1, however, is my go-to rifle.

  8. RJM says:

    My local addiction center has plenty of the AR, AK and M1A’s and not too bad of a supply of reloading products, still at affordable prices.

    Small pistol primers are as scarce as hen’s teeth.

  9. RJM says:

    You have to carry more ammo because the .223 doesn’t have enough knock down power.

    One of my comrades was in Somalia, they called the opposing combatants “skinny’s”

    They were so skinny they were hard to hit.

    He says that they had all of their arms and legs tied off and on amphetamines and heroin.

    He says you would shoot them with a .223 and they would just keep coming.

    They finally started issuing the M1A’s and they didn’t get up when you shot them with it.

  10. R.D. Walker says:

    That was in Blackhawk Down. You die when you get hit with 5.56 NATO. You just might get another step or two in before you do. 7.62 NATO drops you in your tracks. My son tells me that, in his experience, people die when shot with either round. Of course he was doing up close work, not long distance.

  11. R.D. Walker says:

    On page 208 of “Black Hawk Down” you will find Delta Sgt Howe’s musings on the ineffectiveness of the 5.56 mm green tip vs Delta Sgt Shughart’s 7.62 mm. Of course, in the same book you will find the claim (on page 44) that an elderly Somali took perhaps a dozen 7.62 slap rounds, “…retrieved his weapon, and even got off a shot or two”.

  12. R.D. Walker says:

    By the way, up to a point, the longer the rifle barrel, the greater the velocity. A longer barreled 5.56 mm rifle will have a much greater range and kinetic energy than a short barreled rifle. A little carbine might look cool, but you are giving up some punch. Furthermore, a fast 5.56 round can have more energy on impact than a slow 7.62 round.

  13. R.D. Walker says:

    Finally, you are not subject to the Geneva Convention and its limits on soft point ammo. I would say an expanding 5.56 round would be every bit as deadly as a 7.62 FMJ round and and a 7.62 FMJ round drops you were you stand. Of course if what you want to do is punch through brick walls, 7.62 FMJ is what you want.

    I guess three shots with a 5.56 in which one hits the enemy is infinitely more deadly than one shot with a 7.62 that misses. In the aggregate: More ammo means more kills. It is statistical.

  14. notamobster says:

    The AR is a solid platform. I too, prefer the AK. I think this is due to the fact that my first “assault rifle” was the same AK I still have and shoot fairly regular. I used to stalk deer with it. I just found out that it’s illegal to hunt with FMJ. Oops. Who knew?

    The biggest reason for the AR is that everyone owns one, including the military. It’s really that simple.

    Next, would be putting rounds down range. A normal rifle will only put a few rounds on target before being forced to reload. You can get 30 round magazines for any AR*. AR’s are incredibly light, customizable to infinity, and easy to disassemble/maintain.

    *except in The People’s Republics of California, Mass, New Jersey, and NY.

  15. RJM says:

    I respect what you are saying and what you son says.

    However,I also respect what my comrade says after having served combat in every US conflict since Grenada.

    Master Sargent, 22 1/2 years, and master armorer, shot twice with 7.62×39. He would much rather have been wounded with a .223.

    He was at the base when Black Hawk down happened, he didn’t read the book.He was there.

    He likes the .223, they are light and you can carry more ammo. However he would prefer to carry a .308 caliber, American or Russian.

    A lot more people have been killed with a AK than a AR, they are everywhere and many will people will rate it as the worlds # 1 best rifle ever.

    I was loyal to the the AR until I shot a AK. They are an icredible rifle for the masses. Anyone can pick it up and start shooting.

    US Miliitary is the best trained and in the hands of a trained soldier a AR is definite killing machine.

    After shooting one I changed my opinion about the AK.

  16. Greg B says:

    *except in The People’s Republics of California, Mass, New Jersey, and NY.

    Don’t forget we lucky, lucky bastards also get to use a “tool” to drop a mag. :l
    (Frikkin Sacremento)
    Unless its a pre-ban weapon.
    But hey, at least we can buy ARs again.

  17. RJ says:

    RE why AR over others, personally I think there are two things.

    Virtually interchangable parts from every major manufacturer, in a SHTF zombie pockylips if you kill off your best outfitted AR by losing a firing pin retaining pin, or drop a sear pin out you can get a match from any other AR style rifle from most any manufacture breed. We used to teach weapon canibilization for field purposes.

    That may be true of most AK manufactures too I don’t know.

    Another benefit is universal ammo, NATO countries = lots of ammo resupply

    That is basically true if you are shooting the enemy ammo too.

    RE ballistics either 5.56 or 7.62×39 will do the trick it is just preference, availability, and shooter ability. Each has advantages and disadvantages.


  18. Greg B says:

    I did get to talk to someone at Sure Shot.
    As of now I have ordered a lower to build. The caveat is that I did have to pay for engraving. That is their business so there was no way around it.
    But I was told that I could choose to leave areas blank. And that works for me.
    All I wanted engraved was the safety and caliber.
    So hopefully I’ll have the part soon and can start building this thing.
    The attraction of the AR for me also lies in the fact that my Mini is the same caliber, so I only need to by one size ammo.
    Good thing right now the OT is going full bore at work, so the extra funds to build this there. I figure like was noted above, around a grand to do this project.

    THANKS, Nota, for that link.
    I was really bummed at how long lead times were from other suppliers.

  19. R.D. Walker says:

    “A lot more people have been killed with a AK than a AR…”

    Americans with 5.56 rifles have killed a whole shitload more dinks with 7.62×39 than the other way around. It isn’t even close. That probably has less to do with caliber than ability to shoot, move and communicate.

    You may note that I haven’t had a single bad thing to say about the AK. Nothing wrong with it.

    I will say this, however: I can run at a jog while nailing targets to my left and right with my Colt SP1. I can make tennis balls pop like popcorn down range while on the move. I bought my SP1 in 1985 and have been shooting that same rifle continuously since then. It never fails me and – I hope I don’t sound too cocky here – I am frickin’ deadly with it. After 27 years with it, it is like an extension of my body.

    If the day comes, I expect to leave a lot of dead dinks with AKs before I go down. None of that has anything to do with the caliber of the rounds I am shooting.

    Again, I don’t want to sound cocky. I can’t seem to hit the broad side a barn with my Glock. My Colt SP1 AR-15, however, is my best friend and we work and play very, very well together.

  20. R.D. Walker says:

    Frankly, if I wanted to go to a 7.62 workhorse rifle, I would buy this.