Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Notes from the gun shop...

Things have really slowed down in the last week.  Still no .22 LR, .22 WRFM, .17 HMR, and so forth.  No powder, no bullets. We are starting to run out of certain primers.  Availability for hunting ammo for this fall seems to be tightening.

Big sellers?  Handguns suitable for concealed carry.  Ammo most requested (that we don't have) .22 LR, .380 ACP, 9x19mm, .22 WRFM.  Powders most in demand?  Red Dot, IMR or H4350, Varget.

I am constantly asked, after the usual, "Do you have ______ ammo?", "WHY?"  Why indeed.  The answer is simple.  People are scared, perhaps even panicked.  They have no faith in the trustworthiness of their elected representatives.  They have no faith in the broader government (as run by the bureaucrats).  They have no faith that was once normal will be that way again.  These people often say something along the lines of, "the world is upside down."  For them, what was right is wrong what was wrong is right, what was moral is now immoral and what was immoral is now moral.  This scares them.  These frightened people aren't all old, white, country people either.  Those who hold these views are of all demographics but one, they are not communists/socialists.  They ARE, white, black, Asian, young, middle-aged, old, male, female (and some who have crossed THOSE boundaries in their lives), rich, middle-class and poor. 

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Winchester Model 47

Winchester Model 47 Target
The Winchester Model 47 is a single-shot bolt action .22 rimfire for the .22 Short, .22 Long and .22 Long Rifle cartridges.  Shown at left is the target version but most of the 40,000 some rifles produced between 1949 and 1954 had the standard open rear sight like mine (shown at the bottom of this article).  The gun is pretty neat in that the safety is automatically set every time you work the bolt.  I like it a lot despite the noticeably stiff trigger.

PS - I've been shooting this gun a lot with Aguila Colibri ammo. Nothing but a little click as the firing pin falls and another "ting" when the little 20 gr. bullet hits the steel backstop. It gave me a pretty good group!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Notes from the gun shop...

It was a pretty busy day. Lots of folks from all over looking for a lot of stuff. Actually received 1000 rounds of .22 LR hollow points (10 boxes of 100 rounds each) Remington Golden Bullets. 10 boxes. That's all...

We have some neat guns in the shop. There is a 4" stainless Ruger Security Six, a Smith and Wesson Hand Ejector .32 S&W Long, a Smith and Wesson Model 15-3, a Smith and Wesson Model 17-3 and a NEW Colt Mustang Pocketlite. We don't have much in the way of powder or bullets and no 9mm, .40 S&W or .45 ACP ball ammo. No .45 Colt, .357 SIG, .380, .32 or .25 ACP ammo either.

We had a "nutter" come into the shop. Just so you know we are not required to sell you a gun if you qualify. This person didn't get a gun. It doesn't help when you are racing about, agitated and talking about how your meds are messed up...