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Sorry if I sound dumb with this question but is everything selling at this point? I have been at home and have no idea what's going on in the gun stores other than what I read on the net. Is the public buying all guns or are they just buying the black guns? Are Colt SAA guns easy to sell at a good price or are they too much for the general public.

I hate being home and not able to see for myself.:bang_wall:
Not at all .
Black guns , pump shotguns , semi-auto centerfire handguns . All ammo including the usual suspects 9mm/223/5.56/380/40/45 and 22 LR again . 12 ga buckshot dried up and the people are buying any 12 ga load they can find including hunting & trap loads . Rationing has started in order to stretch shooting supplies to as many customers as possible and to curb the usual profiteers .

Being home isn't a bad idea if you can afford it . People are getting rough at the grocery stores as supplies can't be restocked fast enough . Fresh meat , dairy , paper products , canned meats , all in high demand .

Once again , the people waited until the crisis arrived to become "prepared" .
 

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Sadly, I think fear has caused panic buying on everything... first it was paper towels, toilet paper, masks, gloves, etc. Then it was guns and ammunition.

Now, Denver and Boulder have both issued stay-at-home orders. That order has caused panic buying at liquor stores and dispensaries!

I guess a lot of people have some screwed-up priorities... :(
 

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Mitch I wish it was the same here. One store here in NJ is already suing the state over this.
We made the most difficult decision in our company's 46 yrs ,, to temporarily close the store . The health of our staff , a handful over 60 and closer to 70 , obviously isn't worth any monetary return .
We'll use the 2 weeks to clean , restock , process paperwork and freshen up the place . Also we are working to deliver any guns that had delayed NICS checks . Strange times we're living in .
 

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damn! I forgot the booze <img src="http://www.coltforum.com/forums/images/smilies/smile.png" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />
I didn't.
Sitting right beside the 12 roll of toilet paper.
Big bottle of Bacarti and two bottles of Monte Alban mescal. Priorities boys!
 

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A few thoughts at random … For years, the industrialized countries have built and they carry on building all kind of weapons (tanks, bombers, submarines, nuke bombs etc.) to protect themselves against other countries. Actually it seems that the real enemy for mankind had not been well identified. It is much much smaller than what we anticipated and all our sophisticated weapons are useless against it. Years ago (in the 40's-50's) our grand-parents thought we could be endangered by aliens turning up from Mars, as described by H.G. Wells in the novel “The War of the Worlds” (1898). As a matter of fact, the aliens were already there and they are not the small greenish beings. In the H.G.Well's novel, the mankind is saved thanks to … earthling germs because the aliens were not immunized against these germs. Now, who is the alien ? We or the covi-19?
Note that, as a reserve officer in the French Air Force, among other activities I have run for years a CEDAR (Centre d'Elaboration et de Diffusion de l'Alerte à la Radioactivité). We used to play military exercises simulating most often Nuke attacks or sometimes Chemical attacks but never Biological attacks because we knew that with Biological weapons no one is able to predict where, when and for how long the threat will last. With Nuclear and Chemicals weapons, you can collect enough pieces of information (place of the attack, strength of the bomb, wind strengths at different altitudes, temperature of the day etc.) to determine the areas that will be contaminated in the next X hours, Y days and elaborate and spread alert messages (that can be updated according more recent weather forecasts). With a Biological attack …no way, and this is what we are facing now.

Take care and “May you blessed with enough toilet paper”

(I love this kind of salutation. Seemingly very trendy in the States, according friends of mine)
 

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Not at all .
Black guns , pump shotguns , semi-auto centerfire handguns . All ammo including the usual suspects 9mm/223/5.56/380/40/45 and 22 LR again . 12 ga buckshot dried up and the people are buying any 12 ga load they can find including hunting & trap loads . Rationing has started in order to stretch shooting supplies to as many customers as possible and to curb the usual profiteers .

Being home isn't a bad idea if you can afford it . People are getting rough at the grocery stores as supplies can't be restocked fast enough . Fresh meat , dairy , paper products , canned meats , all in high demand .

Once again , the people waited until the crisis arrived to become "prepared" .
Excellent point Mitch! I went to my FFL to pick up a new Python yesterday when I saw it was delivered and they had the store shut off by having tables in a "L" pattern with people behind them and dispensers of hand sanitizing gel. There had been quite a run on guns and ammo. I was there only 20 minutes but two different couples and three different men we there or came in while i was there looking for ammunition and one of the couples was looking for a pistol (used low cost) but left when they were informed that there was no ammunition for it and the range was closed. The other couple and the men were looking for 9mm, .45 auto and 12 ga "buck shot" generic term used which was all gone. I filled the 4473 out manually the computers were in the back of the store where they always are.

They would only allow 5 people in the store at a time. Going to call this Python a 4.25 my "COVID-19 Colt". Just glad it is here vs sitting at the store in case they close temporarily.
 

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Yesterday after my son had finished his homework he did a deep dive into his Xbox with some online friends. That's not a problem, but when it was time to pull the plug he got listless. So I gave him a Lead Away cloth and a fresh microfiber cloth.

I have a 610-1 that gets shot a lot. I shoot it often, and I loan to it to other shooters (lawful in Michigan if they have a CPL) to help them break Polymer Addiction.

So it was filthy.

When he asked when he could quit I pointed to the forcing cone and said, "when that part is silver."





 

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Not trying to be political but I have read that the best weapons in war are the ones that leave the buildings intact...
 

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I always thought the best weapon is the one you never have to use.
 

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This lockdown in CA. is pretty bad,got stopped yesterday for being 70 years old in a 25 mph zone.
 

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So here is a little news from Oregon, from what I read we are the least prepared for a pandemic compared to any other state in the nation. Turns out we have the fewest hospital beds per capita in the nation. I will stay healthy to avoid this problem:cool:

Gents this staying home stuff does have some benefits, I am finding stuff I forgot I owned and getting a lot of loading done for my summer range time. 44s are done and now 38s for a day or two.
 

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A few thoughts at random …...as a reserve officer in the French Air Force, among other activities I have run for years a CEDAR (Centre d'Elaboration et de Diffusion de l'Alerte à la Radioactivité). We used to play military exercises simulating most often Nuke attacks or sometimes Chemical attacks but never Biological attacks because we knew that with Biological weapons no one is able to predict where, when and for how long the threat will last. With Nuclear and Chemicals weapons, you can collect enough pieces of information (place of the attack, strength of the bomb, wind strengths at different altitudes, temperature of the day etc.) to determine the areas that will be contaminated in the next X hours, Y days and elaborate and spread alert messages (that can be updated according more recent weather forecasts). With a Biological attack …no way, and this is what we are facing now.

Take care and “May you blessed with enough toilet paper”

(I love this kind of salutation. Seemingly very trendy in the States, according friends of mine)
It was good to read this part. Another way of answering "why does a rich country like America not have enough respirators?" I was asked that this morning from someone in Thailand, who added that "you spend so much on Defense and nukes and aircraft carriers, why not on respirators?" I answered him:

Most of the time countries don't buy excess medical materials "just in case of some new disease appears that will have X mortality rate and .xx% transmission." The Corona appeared, and in a month was a concern because it was estimated 80% would get it. That means we'd possibly need MILLIONS of respirators. No country sets up their warehouses and hospitals for a "worse case", because worse case can be 4 times as many need the equipment....or 100 times. How do you know? The disease can appear in 1 year, or 25 years. Why buy 2019 version respirators that may not be needed until 2035? What if a new disease attacked kidneys, and had similar fast spread? Should we have had 200,000 dialysis machines in warehouses, just in case? What if it attacked the heart? Should we have several tens of thousands of heart surgeons trained, on "standby?" See my point? You typically don't hoard cans of beans because you may need them, or toilet paper, or respirators, "just in case." When you do, you look stupid if you don't need them, and spend a lot of excess money.
 

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Deer in the yard.jpg Being confined to quarters and living in the country does have its advantages. Mom and the kids showed up for lunch on this rainy day.
Dane, that was plum irresponsible to forget the booze. I can trade you a bottle of Canadian Mist for a roll of toilet paper if you get desperate.
 

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Illinois is shut down. However essential businesses allowed to stay open are:

Liquor stores.
Gun stores.
Marijuana stores. (Legal here.)

No church going.

I have no idea what to make of this but I'm good with it.

KNO[SUB]3[/SUB]
 

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PENNSYLVANIA

Proclamation by Governor Tom Wolf ( D-PA )

{ Guess what were the 1st items on "His Agenda" for "Our Protection" } :rolleyes:


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COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

ORDER OF THE GOVERNOR OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA REGARDING THE CLOSURE OF ALL BUSINESSES THAT ARE NOT LIFE SUSTAINING

WHEREAS, the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) have declared a novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”) a “public health emergency of international concern,” and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) Secretary has declared that COVID-19 creates a public health emergency; and

WHEREAS, as of March 6, 2020, I proclaimed the existence of a disaster emergency throughout the Commonwealth pursuant to 35 Pa. C.S. § 7301(c); and

WHEREAS, I am charged with the responsibility to address dangers facing the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania that result from disasters. 35 Pa. C.S. § 7301(a); and

***WHEREAS, in addition to general powers, during a disaster emergency I am authorized specifically to control ingress and egress to and from a disaster area and the movement of persons within it and the occupancy of premises therein; and suspend or limit the sale, dispensing, or transportation of alcoholic beverages, firearms, and combustibles. 35 Pa. C.S. § 7301(f); and***

WHEREAS, in executing the extraordinary powers outlined above, I am further authorized during a disaster emergency to issue, amend and rescind executive orders, proclamations and regulations and those directives shall have the force and effect of law. 35 Pa. C.S. § 7301(b); and

WHEREAS, in addition to my authority, my Secretary of Health has the authority to determine and employ the most efficient and practical means for the prevention and suppression of disease. 71 P.S. § 532(a), 71 P.S. 1403(a); and

WHEREAS, these means include isolation, quarantine, and any other control measure needed. 35 P.S. § 521.5.

NOW THEREFORE, pursuant to the authority vested in me and my Administration by the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, I do hereby ORDER and PROCLAIM as follows:

Section 1: Prohibition on Operation of Businesses that are not Life Sustaining All prior orders and guidance regarding business closures are hereby superseded. No person or entity shall operate a place of business in the Commonwealth that is not a life sustaining business regardless of whether the business is open to members of the public. This prohibition does not apply to virtual or telework operations (e.g., work from home), so long as social distancing and other mitigation measures are followed in such operations. Life sustaining businesses may remain open, but they must follow, at a minimum, the social distancing practices and other mitigation measures defined by the Centers for Disease Control to protect workers and patrons. A list of life sustaining businesses that may remain open is attached to and incorporated into this Order.

Blah Blah Blah :mad:

Enforcement actions will be taken against non-life sustaining businesses that are out of compliance effective March 21, 2020, at 12:01 a.m.

Section 2: Prohibition on Dine-In Facilities including Restaurants and Bars All restaurants and bars previously have been ordered to close their dine-in facilities to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Businesses that offer carry-out, delivery, and drive-through food and beverage service may continue, so long as social distancing and other mitigation measures are employed to protect workers and patrons. Enforcement actions will be taken against businesses that are out of compliance effective March 19, 2020, at 8 p.m.

Section 3: Effective Date and Duration This order is effective immediately and will remain in effect until further notice.

GIVEN under my hand and the Seal of the Governor, at the city of Harrisburg, on this nineteenth day of March two thousand twenty, the year of the commonwealth the two hundred and forty-fourth.

TOM WOLF
Governor

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Originally Posted by SnakeGunner

Gun stores and all other business deemed non-essential by the state closed in NJ yesterday.


Ohio governor today instituted a "stay at home" order starting midnight Monday .

Gun Shops are designated essential business . sect 12q
https://www.buckeyefirearms.org/sites/buckeyefirearms.org/files/publicfiles/pdf/Ohio-Stay-At-Home-Order.pdf

well it's a states' rights thing, certain states have better rights than others.
it's too bad that we can't all get on the same page, the constitution page!
 

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Oregon is locked down as well so that means bullet casting and working in the shop. Not sure if I posted this project before but it is a Roubo style woodworking bench based on a 1700's French woodworkers design. I will cut out the drawer pieces for the lower cabinet this afternoon.
 
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