Tuesday, July 21, 2015

I Saw This Today At A Local Gun Store...

...and I just about pissed my pants and busted a gut, I was laughing that hard.

Source: http://www.someecards.com/usercards/viewcard/MjAxMi02YWNlZWQzNjc1YTM1NmVj#
I don't often just laugh like that at things I see out in public but this just rang so true and at the same time was so funny, how could I not laugh. I am sure though, if I show it to my wife, she would laugh harder than me. That's probably true for many, if not most, other married men.
All the best,
Glenn B

Ammo Alert 45 ACP

Cleaning the basement can be just like a treasure hunt. Let me clarify that, I should say a bit of straightening up, not really cleaning it is what I meant to say because my wife would be sure to tell you it is far from clean or even straightened up. Anyway, that's what a I did for about 30 minutes yesterday before I found an excuse to do something else more pleasurable - like nothing. During that brief time, I came across two out of place boxes. I was pretty sure I knew what was in them; well not specifically but in general. I figured both had some ammo in them. I was right and much to my surprise and pleasure I discovered that one contained 250 rounds of FMJ 45 ACP and the other held 500 rounds of it.

Speaking of 45 ACP, I had been doing some shopping for it in anticipation of the 8th Annual Northeast Bloggershoot but now that I have found his ammo, I don't need to buy any additional for the shoot and I'll still have a good deal of this left over. While I was shopping around for it though, I noticed that prices have fallen. They are not what I would consider back to normal but certainly are the lowest I have seen in years now. Boxer primed, brass cased, 45 ACP FMJ ammunition is going for as little as about 30 cents per round. That translates to about $300 per case of 1,000 rounds.

The big surprise is that I found it to be less expensive by the box. By the box of 50 rounds, it is selling for $13.99 (Palmetto State Armory) or just under 28 cents per round and that would be only $279.80 for a case. The particular ammo is Sellier & Bellot 45ACP 230gr FMJ. That is a very good practice ammo in my estimation and the price is not bad at all (meaning its darned good) considering todays prices. Add to that, they supposedly have it in stock as I type and you should be ordering by now if you are in need of any 45ACP ammo. Even though I am fairly well stocked up on it, that deal sure is tempting.

I don't know if it is an oversight or if someone at PSA pissed off the folks at GunBot.net but I did not see that deal shown on GunBot's site. In fact, I did not see anything in 45ACP that was listed on GunBot as being sold by PSA. While GunBot is an excellent resource, I guess it pays to shop around even if you use a site like GunBot.

All the best,
Glenn B

If Your Going To Be A Hoarder - You May As Well...

...hoard things that you love. Some people hoard knickknacks, others toys, some just about everything including old newspapers and all sorts of trash but one man evidently hoarded or collected away to my heart's content. When the police searched his home, after finding his decomposing body in his parked car about a block from his house (and that may wind up being a big story all on its own), they found what for once the media could be reporting as an arsenal but for some reason they are not, at least not in the two reports I read. I think an arsenal an apt description, then again I think large collection or life's work might be just as appropriate. The find consisted of more than 1,200 guns and approximately two (2) tons of ammo. While I might almost come near to having half that much ammo (chuckle, snicker, sob) I have a long, long, long way to go to acquiring over twelve hundred firearms.

Police have their rather tedious work cut out for them, they are going to try to determine if all of the guns were legal to own and whether or not any of them are linked to any crimes. Of course, they could all be legitimate and perfectly legal to own, even in California. Here is how one of the cops put it:

"Running the background, history and legality of these weapons is going to require a tremendous amount of time.

It's not a crime to have a large number of weapons so long as they were legal to own and legally obtained. We want to make sure that's the case."

More here at the source but sadly not a good enough picture to put in his post. The first but very small photo of the guns that I saw was one that Fox News had on its headlines page was one showing a large mound of pistols piled one atop the other in apparent total disregard for the values of the pieces. A couple of other photos I found, after doing an Internet search, showed the firearms, evidently outside strewn about on blue tarps an not looking like much care had been given to preserving their condition. A picture of rifles (and maybe shotguns too) showed them piled one atop the other much as in the first pic that I saw of the pistols. All that despite the reported facts that some were high end pistols and that many had still been in boxes with price tags attached apparently unfired. If the police took them and threw them in a heap like that - it seems they disregarded their condition, monetary and potential evidentiary values. I would hope that every one of them was legal and that his survivors receive all of them intact and in excellent condition. I would imagine though that the surviving family members, if any, will have what should have been an unnecessary lawsuit for any damage to the guns that might decrease their value. And yes, they could be very valuable depending on make and model. But that is only what  at most will amount to an afterthought. For now they mourn their lost loved one. My condolences to them in this time of their sadness.

In closing, I must say, if all those guns were legal (and maybe even if not) that man seems to maybe have been a man's man among firearms hoarders collectors!

All the best,
Glenn B