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About Squaregrouper

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  1. My point was that the market is so hot right now, people are paying 2x the actual value of some firearms. Conversely, other stalwarts have gone down in value. "I will give you my 7.5" Ruger Redhawk .44 Magnum and $200 cash for your Glock 21". Yup it actually happened. (not literally, but that was the end result) My Maadi will likely soon meet a similar fate. CZ Scorpion pistol and $500 as a trade perhaps???
  2. I disagree. Now is a GREAT time to sell guns that are targeted by the gun grabbers. My Maadi worth nothing near the $1500 they're currently fetching. Prices are so inflated and demand is so high it is insane. Where I live (Maryland) first time gun owners are paying insane money for used Glocks, but ignoring everything else in the case. I work PT in a LGS just outside Baltimore. Here is a scenario that plays out, multiple times a day, every day, in the local shops... Customer (C)- "I just got my HQL (Handgun Qualification License) and want to buy a Glock" Staff (S)- "What model are you looking for?" C- A Glock S- What caliber? C- A Glock S- What size? C- A Glock S- I have a really nice Sig/H&K/IWI/CZ/S&W/etc. for less money and they are brand new C- I want a Glock S- Ohhh Kayyyy, here is a beat to shit used Glock 22 for $699 C- I'll take it It is crazy, but I recently sold a G21 on consignment, grabbed a Redhawk 7.5" .44 Mag and put $200 in my pocket out of the deal. People are that crazy for Glocks because someone told them "GLOCK"!!! A Maadi AK that hasn't left my safe in a long time isn't worth a mortgage payment to me.
  3. With current prices, I have seriously considered selling my considerable stash of x39 ammo along with my Egyptian Maadi AK (I live in Marylandistan and it was grandfathered). It hasn't left my safe in 7-8yrs, but if I sell it, I can not buy a replacement unless I move to America. If Biden bans importation of ammo, I think x39 ammo prices will go even higher and I'll proceed with what I have considered for quite a while. I will have to sell the rifle out of state, but they are currently fetching 3x what I paid in 2009.
  4. I moonlight at a gun shop outside of Baltimore. Last Friday (1/8/2021) the permit numbers were at 39xx for handguns. That means almost 4000 pistols were sold in Marylandistan in the first week of 2021. We need a Handgun Qualification License/HQL to even apply to buy a pistol. It involves: a 4hr class, fingerprints, background check, ~$250 out of pocket and a month before we can apply for a purchase permit. We have another 7 day wait after that. A solid 75% of buyers are getting their first handgun.
  5. Thanks. That was my original question. He has them and they are staying in his PA house.
  6. I work PT at a gun shop in Marylandistan. We're doing the same thing. Buying at "Ammoseek low price" in bulk and marking up the ammo by $2-$3 per box after shipping is factored in. The amount of foot traffic we have simply because we have ammo in stock is crazy. Oddly enough, the customer base fully understands that $40/50 for target 9mm is currently reasonable because they know they can come to us and actually put their hands on it. People are sick of going to Bass Pro for the 1 in 20 chance they can actually find a box for $18. . ETA- .357 Sig, 10mm and .45ACP are currently retailing for the same, if not slightly lower than 9mm in suburban Baltimore.
  7. Thanks for clarifying. They are currently in my possession. I will hold off and give them to him at his Poconos house over New Years. FWIW- I live in Marylandistan and we have our fair share of nonsensical gun laws as well.
  8. It is my understanding that Hornady Critical Defense is legal because the hollow point is filled in. Does the same go for Speer G2? The hollow point is filled in with an elastomer, so it technically isn't a hollow point. Logic says it should be treated the same as a Critical Defense round. I want to gift a box to a NJ relative, but don't want to run afoul of NJ laws.
  9. You and I think exactly the same on this. I may have even posted it on this forum. Newbies, who are friends, get my ammo at pre-panic prices. Anyone who owned firearms during the post-Sandy Hook shortage should have known better and get zero sympathy from me.
  10. To each his own. At my income level/net worth, being able to quickly put almost $5000 in my pocket was a game changer. My 5.56 rifles are for plinking steel out to 200yds. If I'm getting 1.5 MOA out of them I'm happy. I stay well below max, so even an accidental 0.5gr powder throw difference isn't a game changer. 5.56 isn't even in my top 5 choices for PRS. I load my 6.5's (CM, Grendels and Swede) on a single stage with a trickler because I take them out to 1000yds plus. (Grendels get tricky after 800yds) Just my 2 cents...
  11. I sold a ton of ammo last week. A year ago I was paying $180/1000 for target 9mm. I am selling it for $500/1000 and in today's world, my price is significantly lower than anything on Ammoseek. This way I made a hefty profit and did it with a clean conscience. All in, I sold thousands of: 9mm, .223, .357 Sig, .45ACP, and .38 Special. Everything I sold, I have components in hand to reload. (I kept 2000 each of 9mm and .223/5.56 and a couple hundred of the others) In my opinion, NOW is the time to sell if you're a reloader with components in stock. As I have stated previously, I have no sympathy for anyone who owned a gun in 2013 and didn't slowly stock up between 2015 and 2019. I will take care of new shooters who I'm close to, but not long time gun owners.
  12. I got my monthly allotment of 2000rds, so I thought I would share. Randomly click on the link throughout the day and you'll eventually get lucky. I HIGHLY recommend pre-registering and adding your cc info in advance. The stuff goes fast when it comes in stock.
  13. Since I'm starting to actually like you guys and gals, I will let you in on a little secret... These pop up as available throughout the day and are available for an average of 4-5 minutes before they sell out. Free shipping for orders over $100. (In stock when I posted this) https://www.sigsauer.com/store/9mm-115gr-elite-ball-fmj.html
  14. For new reloaders, I am a HUGE proponent of single stage presses. With a single stage you're only focusing on one thing at a time. When you get to the point where single stage reloading is downright boring, you should consider a turret or progressive. I still use my single stage for match grade 6.5 Creedmoor loads.
  15. Primers are a really tough purchase right now. For the rest of your reloading needs, Shyda's Outdoor Center in Lebanon PA (20 minutes east of Hersheypark) is a slice of reloading heaven.
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