Mrs. Ahab and I went to the local Gander Mountain this weekend, although not on a gun related excursion (sadly for me). While there, I perused the available firearms to see what was in stock, and like everywhere else, EBRs were in short supply. Not only that, but a lot of pistols were gone as well. For example, the previous time I was there, they had a shelf full of Walther P1 pistols in pretty solid condition, this time half of those pistols had been cleaned out.
In terms of semi-automatic rifles, they had very, very little left. Two Remington R-15 VTR rifles were the extent of the AR pattern rifles, plus one Beretta Storm in 9mm, a Ruger Mini-30 and a Ruger Mini-14 in 6.8 Remington SPC. I almost bought the Mini-30 right then and there. Now, normally Gander Mountain has a few more ARs, as well as 4 or 5 M14 (or M1) style rifles on display as well, but all of those had been cleaned out.
Tuesday night on Gun Nuts Radio, we’ll be talking about this run on firearms, as well as making recommendations to people about what rifle to buy if they’re in the market for an EBR. Tune it at 9pm Eastern time.