Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Well, That's Is Some Spendy 9!

Went to a local gun shop, not "my" local gun shop mind you, as this one is rather out of the way typically for me, charges a transfer fee over twice that which my local gun shop charges, is known for high prices and so-so service even in normal times. 

But figured I'd look inside anyways on my lunch break.

Well, it was hopping.

New Glocks were being priced at around $799, with a few used ones in the high fives.  One Glock 19 Gen 5 and One G17 and a G43 and that was it. Other firearms were similarly on the high end of the cost index and nothing even getting down to MSRP.

Ammo, however, was where the mark-ups really got crazy.

They had 50 round boxes of 9mm fmj for $40 a box, limit 2, and 100 round boxes of Winchester White Box for $80 - limit 1.  That's $800/per thousand rounds - for WWB.  Most LGS shops by comparison have it in the $19-$24 range per box of 50.

That is the highest I've seen locally so far.  Only Cheaper Than Dirt beats that with their "we're lower than dirt" price of $59.89 for a box of 50. 

There's a lot of new gun owners out there who have no idea what normal prices for ammunition are like when we're not in the middle of both an ongoing civil disorder scenario and an election year with a candidate running on a campaign of banning guns. 

So, they're happily paying that.  Ouch.


drjim said...

It's amazing to watch the reactions of "new" gun people to all the "common sense" gun laws and restrictions, particularly if they were somewhat anti-gun before.

And yeah, "Cheaper Than Dirt" ain't! Haven't bought anything from them in probably 15 years.

MrGarabaldi said...

hey Aaron;

Yeah..and "Cheaper Than Dirt" lost me at Sandy Hook when they decided to stick it to the average gun owner. I understand wanting to make "bank" but not all on me if you understand what I am saying... Since then, CTD can pound sand as far as retail establishments goes.

Unknown said...

I agree with CTD. I used to buy things from them, but they priced themselves out of my market. I can buy 9mm fmj here at my local Dunhams for around 20$ when they have it, which is most of the time.
I have enough that I don't go buy any right now,I bought it on sale at 10$ a box, at the same place.


Comrade Misfit said...

I wrote off CTD after their pricing during the 2009 panic.

Aaron said...

drjim: Yep, they supported them at the time, but now are finding them mighty inconvenient. CTD has bene off my list for a long time now, I just check in every now and then to see how badly they're fleecing people during sensitive times.

MrGarabaldi: Yep, lower than dirt they are indeed.

pigpen51: Yep, the best time to buy was before this started, but I've been shooting my way through my supply.

Comrade Misfit: Yep, lower than dirt never fails to live up to their sky-high overpricing reputation.