Jan 29, 2013

QOTD: Murphy's Law

In comments over at The Miller's, Murph throws out this gem:
Why these folks think that now that guns are scarce, I'm supposed to be their personal discount gun shop is beyond me.
 It's true. This is a smaller version of, "When the zombie apocalypse comes, I'm coming to your place."

No. No, you aren't, unless you've got something of value to make bringing you into my tribe worthwhile. Gas, grass, or ass, nobody rides for free.

Don't get me wrong: if one of my friends came to me today and said, "Hey, I just got this new .22 and I can't find ammo, do you have some?" ... I'd probably swap them a brick for an order of wings and a couple beers after we go shooting.

But then again, that's .22. If you're talking about a more social caliber, that willingness might be a bit less. A box to let you sight in? Sure. A half-case? Think again. I'll keep you in mind when I'm skimming classifieds, but more than that isn't likely.

I'm sorry you didn't have the foresight to buy when things were plentiful, if not cheap. I'm still wishing I had picked up a LOT more Wolf .223 when it was $130/case. And more 9mm at $90. And a few more cases of buckshot at $75. And a LOT more bricks of .22 at $10.

But I didn't - so that means I'm going to be pretty careful about what I've got. Not only do I not know when I can replace, but I don't know if I'll be able to afford to replace it.

Ditto for complete rifles. First problem: I can no longer transfer a semi-auto within NY. Second problem: if I could, it sure wouldn't be pre-2013 pricing. If I sell something, I don't know if I will be able to replace it.


instinct said...

Agreed. I don't have a lot of ammo, mainly because I am scraping by as it is, but what I do get is going towards me and mine.

When I do hit the range (which isn't often enough) all the brass I go in with comes out with me. I don't have a reloader but my dad does and I intend to learn how to do it.

Jon said...

I don't mention how much ammo I have stockpiled any more for this exact reason.

Wilson said...

Perfectly said.

Old NFO said...

All good points, and concur...