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“2014 has been a bad year versus ’13, but it’s going to be the second-biggest year in history for gun sales.” – CRT Capital Group LLC analyst Brian Ruttenbur in Sturm Ruger Profit Falls 76% as Demand for Guns Dwindles [at]

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  1. From the article – “2014 has been a bad year versus ’13, but it’s going to be the second-biggest year in history for gun sales,”

    Just wait till they announce the ’16 ballot…..

  2. Everyone maxed out their credit cards and spent their extra money on guns and ammo. People are still hurting economically in spite of the media propaganda. If there is the least hint that the Democrat nominee might win, there will be another run. Even if a Republican wins the White House, you still cant trust them to stay true to the Second unless its Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin or Rand Paul.

    • Eh, I’ve always put Palin the same camp as Rick Perry: talks mountains, performs molehills, when it comes to freedom. Big mouth, but necessarily the convictions to back them up.

      • That’s my impression, too. Driven by ego and selfishness, politicians like Palin will talk a big game about freedom and less government, right up until the point where they’re in charge of that government, and then it’s statist business-as-usual.

    • It already has in my neck of the woods. It’s probably not before pre-bubble levels, but 9mm is already cheaper and more plentiful than it was in 2013 through early 2014, and I’ve seen .22 LR show up every now and then (though not as cheap as it was).

      a Glock that could save me if the world came unglued, or an Over- priced phone that could unglue my life, because my whole life was glued to it?

      Which one ? which one? which one indeed……………..

  3. Now is the time to buy. Even if you don’t own an AR or AK and have no plans on buying one for personal use, get the mags for them anyways. You’ll see a healthy return when the 2016 election results come in, if not before. Its about as “Blue Chip” an investment as it gets.

    • Bought a 10/22 this year and the sr22 seems to be calling my name to plink with. But the stupid permitting process is doing its job.

      • I bought my 10/22 back in the mid 90s. Can’t go wrong with them. Got the GP100 Wiley Clapp this year. I wanted to buy my wife an SR22 a couple of years ago, but I foolishly let her pick out a Sig Mosquito. Oh well, at least she’s had plenty of practice clearing jams. I’d like to pick up a 22/45 target model and put a scope on it. That will probably be my next Ruger – if I can find some .22 ammo, that is.

        As far as permitting goes, all I can say is there’s plenty of jobs and housing in Iowa. I’m sure there’s a few other more gun friendly than NJ states as well.

      • I have had Ruger SR22 purchased 2012 Highly recommend as a very accurate fun gun. Last year brought Ruger GP100, This year purchased 2 Ruger SP101.
        Nice guns and happy to be adding to their sales figures.

        • Not just a GunGal, but a revolver gal too!?! Harumph!

          Don’t limit yourself to the DAs, the Blackhawks are excellent. My .44 mag anniversary model is amazingly accurate. Oh, and you can shoot the ‘Ruger only’ loads too.

  4. Ammo at my local Wal-Mart is *almost* back to reasonable levels. A few things are still off the rails (they want $44 for a 100 pack of UMC .45ACP, with the 50 packs right next to it going for $16 a pop), but most of it is back to “just a little too much” rather than “what the hell?”

    I don’t mind the “bad year” at all. At least I can refill my stocks and maybe pick up a firearm or two at real prices.

  5. Only bought 1 new gun this year. Am only likely to buy 1 new gun next year. Safes are full. Getting too lazy to clean more of them.

    • Bought one new Ruger this year and one used one. That’s compared to two new Rugers last year, so I guess I contributed to the decrease in the rate of increase.

  6. When they are anti profit it will go like this:
    A company has million dollars in sales. After costs and expenses they have a profit of $100. Not so great on 1m in sales and may have made only 1% profit. The next year they improve to a skinny 2%. Profits are up 100% yet the actual profits are miserable.
    Like wise Ruger has a banner year, then year 2 is second best in their history profit wise and stats don’t lie, their “any company would be happy profits” are reported as an ominous 76% decline.
    Increase or decrease in profits are not profits.

  7. In a week from now we might have a glimpse of how the anti a###oles may operate for the next 2 years. And a major school shooting and/or terrorist attack can muddle up the waters in a hurry. Yep deals aplenty. In my area we have a local gun shop who has (so a counter gal said to me) spent $30000 fighting for the repeal of the $25Cook County,Illinois gun tax. I asked her why doesn’t he just discount each gun $25 or more to get (my) business??? They’re going way out to get my business in Indiana. Which is where I’ve bought my last 6guns and all my ammo. Nobody near in Illinois has layaway either. Lot s of great internet deals too.

    • “I asked her why doesn’t he just discount each gun $25 or more to get (my) business??? “

      Because paying the tax is just giving money to the assholes who are trying to put him out of business?

      • ALL I ever used them for was transfers. BEFORE the tax all his prices were sky high. +the condescending attitude and arrogant treatment. SOL

        • Ah, well, that paints a different picture then. Sounds like it’s not a great place to do business with. Still, I have to applaud him for trying to get the stupid tax repealed.

  8. Funny, all 5 gun stores, widely separated and in 2 different states, I frequent are continuing to have brisk sales of firearms. Mainly ARs, AKs, tactical shotguns and handguns. Hunting type weapons? Not so much. Makes me wonder what specific metrics are being used to compile these numbers.

  9. If ammo availability and prices were right I would buy a couple of dozen more. Without ammo, it’s just a baseball bat or a rock! Keep alert out there, terror comes in various forms.


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