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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-20-2012, 04:25 PM Thread Starter
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Firearmconcierge is a store owner and professional asshole who frequents the /r/guns on reddit. Every so often he provides a sort of update about what's going on in the industry from his vantage point. He's got a pretty interesting description of what the past week has been like, its worth a read.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-20-2012, 10:00 PM Thread Starter
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apparently Brownells sold 3.5 years worth of pmags in the last couple days

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Hey Guys,

I wanted to take a minute to shed some insight on the magazine situation if i can. First of all I wanted to offer an apology for the situation that Pacs and anyone else encountered with magazines being "In-Stock" and Backordered moments later. Cedjunior had it correct, the demand for magazines actually exceeded the ability for the system to keep up with the volume that was being ordered. They way that our website works is that inventory is fed from our ERP system directly into the website in "real-time". Unfortunately, "real-time" is the amount of time that it takes for the transactions to work both ways. During normal circumstances, it is nearly instant. However, we've been receiving orders at such a pace that these transactions have gotten slower. We absolutely apologize again, we definitely don't want that ever to be your experience.

To shed some more light on the magazine situation at present, it really has been unprecedented in the last 5 days. During a roughly the 36 hour period from Sunday afternoon to Monday evening we sold the "average demand" equivalent of about 3 1/2 years worth of PMAGS, and and an even greater amount of our Brownells magazines. We're working like crazy to get these orders to you as quickly as possible.

We're working directly with Magpul daily to forecast out the next couple of months deliveries. Magpul is focusing their efforts on the BLACK magazines, so we're limiting backorders to only Black for now.

On the Brownells 30 and 20 round magazines, we're still flowing those into the system daily, and are producing those at 100% capacity as well. We ordered more material yesterday that will allow us to up production again in the coming weeks.

Our apologies for the delays! We'll keep working as hard as possible to get these going and will keep you updated always. Let us know if we can do anything at all. - JC
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I should sell my AR...
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I should sell my AR...
I know right i paid 450 for mine

right now its going for 2 grand may wait a week and see how high it goes

go time traveler style and go back in time, fuck his grandma, then shoot forward in time and then fuck his mom. Then return back to present state and call him a the product of two incest whores and hes your son and show video of you plowing the both members of his family. .
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I had an offer of $300 for my stripped lower. I checked the serial number, it might even be Pre-2004 ban it's been sitting in the safe for that long. Pre-ban stripped lowers are fetching $800+

I think I'm going to hold on it it till my billet lowers show up. I wish I had gotten my order in on Monday like I wanted, but nobody else would have been able to get one then.

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seems like everyone is sold out of everything
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like anything else is seems alot of new auctions are up on Ebay. People snarfed up parts and are trying to rape those who didnt jump on the band wagon fast enough. Gotta love the atrificial demand Pmags going for $50 plus for used. Man I got into this about 2-3 weeks too late lol

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Wow. I'm thinking of selling mine. I have a few pmags laying around. Who knows if you'll even be able to use an AR in a few months. I at least want to be able to take it plinking. Any idea what a 1 year old Rock River Elite Operator 2 would go for? I have a 22 conversion kit and a Burris 3x 332 sight mounted on a quick release.

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