A few days ago I wrote a piece explaining why I think an AWB is still at least two years away, and not only has it received a TON of traffic but I’ve gotten quite a few emails from people thanking me for being the voice of reason to the rest of the gun blogosphere’s Chicken Little impersonation. And even though I still believe what I wrote, I’m having trouble reconciling that with the fact that I just bought this WASR-10…
I mean, my logic sounded good in my head. I was having a crappy day (some woman rear ended me in my BRAND NEW CAR, which JUST ticked past 1,000 miles), I was flush with cash from some health insurance fees being refunded, and I had been salivating over an AK action for weeks. So when I saw this one for $100 less than anyone online (who are all sold out now, BTW) I threw down the plastic and said the words that precede every great decision in my life.
“Screw it, let’s sign the paperwork.”
While I might not believe that an AWB is pending, I do recognize the MASSIVE sales that gun stores are doing. Every gun store I’ve walked into has been doing land office sales, paying the employees overtime to sell anything and everything related to high capacity magazines and AK or AR pattern rifles. The guys at Primary Arms say that their distributors upstream are just about tapped out of Magpul PMAGs, and seeing their volume of sales recently I believe them.
If I was going to buy a WASR, now was the time to do it. Because I’m pretty sure the next time I see one for sale at a reasonable price I won’t be the same age I am now. So now I’m up one AK clone, down about $500, and on track to need a bigger gun closet by the end of the year. Yes, this year.