I went to a local gun shop with the intention of getting prices and then shopping around for a good price on an AR10 or equivalent. I loved my M16 when I served. I have wanted to buy the civilian equivalent ever since I left the service but I put it off for over a decade. Since California is going to limit me to a 10 round magazine, I’m going to use bigger bullets. So I opted to get the 7.62mm version rather than the standard 5.56mm. There is also the bonus that a 308 win is better for hunting should I choose to use it as a hunting rifle.
I was shocked to see that it was packed from counter to counter with people. Every sales person was busy filling out sales paperwork. It was a mad house!
So I stepped out and called around town to other gun shops and found that they were all sold out of AR10 style rifles. I stepped back in and stood in line for 45 minutes to finally ask the sales guy if they had any AR10’s. They had two Bushmaster XM10 ORC’s left. That was it. So I bought one.
As I was in line I spoke to a few of the other people that were waiting. Everyone said the same thing: Democrats are going to try to ban “assault” rifles so everyone was there to buy one before they are gone. There were a lot of first time buyers.
I get to pick up my new rifle on the 29th. I can’t wait.