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Southeast Asia
Philippine military arrests NPA leader in the hospital
2018-05-16
[Davao Today] A New People’s Army ​l​eader ​being ​treated in a hospital at Don Carlos town in Bukidnon ​was arrested ​on Saturday, the Philippine military reported. Military spokesman Ezra Balagtey identified the NPA leader as Elizalde Cañete alias Ka Jinggoy.

Cañete was arrested on May 12 while he was ​recovering after being injured in a clash with soldiers in Kitaotao, Bukidnon on ​May 10.

Balagtey said ​military ​and police forces served an arrest warrant against Cañete, who is facing charges of multiple murder and arson.

Balagtey said Cañete was first arrested in 2010 in a clash in Montevista, Compostela Valley and was later released on bail in 2013.

The ​​military reported that Cañete replaced the late Leoncio Pitao also known as Comannder Parago as leader of the Pulang Bagani Command 1 of the NPA that operates in the region between Bukidnon, Davao del Norte and the mountainous parts of Davao City.
Photo of the militant in his hospital bed from the Philippines Defense Forces Forum Facebook page at the link. Looks like he's seen better days.
He looks dreadfully uncomfortable. Let us pray for sepsis.
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Africa Subsaharan
South African group under fire for lobbying US for white rights
2018-05-15
NPAHaD8&pid=15.1&rs=1&c=1&qlt=95&w=231&h=122 style='float:right;border:1px solid midnightblue;padding:3px;margin:3px;' />[Aljazeera] New York City - A South African organisation that represents many white Afrikaners, has come under fire over their decision to travel to the United States to lobby for the interests of the Afrikaner community.

The group, Afriforum, who describe themselves as a civil rights group, but who have also called apartheid a "so-called historical injustice", are currently in the US to lobby government officials about the murders of white farmers and to warn investors about the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party's proposed plan to expropriate land without compensation.

Max du Preez, a veteran journalist and author based in Cape Town, said the idea that a tiny lobby group like Afriforum made up of around 200,000 paid members, could attempt to pressure the US government into deciding how South Africa resolves its land issue, was ridiculous.
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Southeast Asia
Maoist militant killed in Bukidnon skirmish
2018-05-08
[SunStar] A Maoist militant was killed in a clash with Philippine security forces in San Luis, Malitbog, Bukidnon, on Friday. The slain New People’s Army rebel has not yet been identified and was turned over to Datu Juliano Lipangga, a tribal leader of Sitio Victory of said village.

Troops encountered an undetermined number of communist insurgents belonging to the Guerilla Front-4B of North Central Mindanao Regional Committee..

Lieutenant Colonel Ronald Illana said, "I am deeply saddened that another deceived Filipino citizen died in an encounter with my troops. This is what NPA terrorists do all the time! They recruit members and when an encounter happens, they leave their recruited member behind dead or wounded."
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Southeast Asia
Commies kill Philippine soldier, injure two more
2018-04-30
[Mindanao Examiner] A Philippine soldier was killed and two more injured in fierce clashes with communist militants Sunday afternoon in Davao del Norte province in southern Philippines.

The military said the fighting erupted in the town of Asuncion where troops engaged members of the New People's Army in a running firefight. There was no report of enemy casualties, but soldiers recovered eight high-powered firearms and an improvised explosive left behind by after the gunfight.

The army said fighting also broke out in Laak town in Compostela Valley province between soldiers and militants, but there were no reports of casualties on either side. It said the rebels belong to the Pulang Bagani Command 4 of the NPA’s Sub-Regional Command under the Southern Mindanao Regional Committee.

Army officials did not release the identities of its casualties, however, radio reports claimed that Private First Class Arman Campos was killed in the clashes while the wounded were Privates First Class Ruben Lambac Jr. and Ralph Ryan Baldomar.

The fighting coincided with ongoing efforts by the government to reopen stalled peace talks with rebels who are waging a secessionist war for decades for the establishment of a Maoist state in the country.
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Southeast Asia
Child soldier among those killed in clash with NPA
2018-04-25
[Rappler] A child soldier was among communist militants killed during a clash in Davao del Sur on April 21. Military spokesman Benjamin Madrigal identified the casualty as 15-year-old Rondi Ondo, a resident of Makilala in Cotabato province.

News about the death of the child soldier, whom the military claims to be a New People's Army recruit, only surfaced on April 23, two days after an encounter between Philippine troops and the communist rebels at Barangay Astorga in Santa Cruz, Davao del Sur. Madrigal said, "Ondo’s cadaver was recovered after the encounter with an M16 rifle and clad in black NPA uniform."

“We condemn the practice in strongest term and challenge the NPA terrorists to spare them. Let children be children, and allow them to play, learn, enjoy and experience the beauty of being a child and spare them from indoctrinating hatred and violence,” Madrigal added.

Ondo's mother, however, contested the military's statement. Identifying herself as Marissa Ando in a phone interview, she said "the military is trying to appear that my son was an NPA."

"They want to put his death into a closure so things would be over," she added.

What actually happened on April 21, she said, was that the child was with his uncle and cousin at their farm to get coconuts when the military fired at her son with a sniper.

Earlier on April 22, the military said NPA leader Julito Pueblas was among those killed in the clash. According to Eastmincom spokesperson Ezra Balagtey, Pueblas was “responsible for atrocities and coercion” in the Davao province. He allegedly led the Sentro De Grabidad of Guerilla Front 51 of the NPA in Mindanao. The military said they also captured Jessa Lumana during the incident.
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-Land of the Free
This Week in Guns, April 21st, 2018
2018-04-21


By Chris Covert
Rantburg.com

As I have said in the past, everyone's favorite fascist, David Hogg is taking money from Bloomberg, because everything he says, chapter and verse, is from Everytown's Christmas shopping list. Now he gets a platform at 18, with the new book he is writing.

But for comedy relief, let us look into a bit of satire involving Hogg, courtesy of Rantburg.com's resident book reviewer, swksvolFF:

Mein Kampf 1/5
David Hogg

Normally, the salutation of Mister is applied, but as the young male has not earned that accomplishment as of yet, we will work with the prepubescent honor of Davy.

Davy does spend some time letting you get to know him; his inner thoughts which do not show through his television personality.


Page 438:

Cindy didn't look at me today. In fact, I think she looks around me. Even the camera only adds 2 pounds. I mean, I try to gain weight but I can only meditate so much. That is OK, because if angst were an animal, I'd be a butterfly.

Later on, he intimately teaches the finer points of education, and shows his grasp on both the humanities and debate. This is a family site, so inappropriate words will be substituted with $.

Page 680:

I then I told the $ $ mother $ loser of a $ $ (lady) that I don't like ice cream anymore. Only $ NRA $ fascists put $ sprinkles on anyways. I $ grew out of that after $ leaving California. I $ hate you mom and dad. $ loved the beach.

Davy goes on to explain why today's educational system has failed to keep up with their generation.

Page 1056:

I mean, its so totaly ovious that collages just dont understand how advanced me and my classmates our. Who does gym anyways, and my grade point suffers for not making baskets? Total $ $.

All in all, a real page turner. Interesting reinterpretation of the reference section, instead substituting a very clever paper doll presentation. Also, the fifteen pages of hashtags are helpful. Grab your favorite gallon and a half of cheap vodka, a pitcher of kool-aid, and two days of sick leave bracketing the week end; you will have a time you will never forget. As I say, Moar Hogg!

Dick's Sporting Goods will destroy whatever ARs they have taken from their shelves, the subtext being their wholesalers refused to take them back. I suspect part of the reason may be the ATF paperwork and expense of returning the ARs, but it could be something else.

One commenter associated with Ace O'Spades said on Facebook (No link, as this was from a closed group):

Had not thought of this angle. Explains why dsg had such a long lag time from pulling the guns from the shelves and announcing their destruction of their inventory.

My guess is that the manufacturers told this DB where to go when he tried to return them for refund (he just created a huge shortage they now have the opportunity to fill) and that he KNEW that, because we are watching him very, very carefully, if he sold them on he would be absolutely filleted in the press and personal media.

In response I said:

The gun manufacturers could have taken the rifles back, re-marked the AR as something like "American Revolution II", sold them to Dick's competitors at a premium. Just refusing to take them back is very dumb, IMMHO.

But thinking about it, this was my last thought on the issue:

Not even with a heavy restocking fee? I think wholesalers and gun manufacturers are running scared now that the money people are threatening their businesses. They think they will be the last ones to be destroyed when in fact they are in the express lane to be destroyed.

It's all going south for gun ownership free from governmental interference.

Loads.

Rantburg's summary for arms and ammunition:

Pistol ammunition prices were steady. Rifle ammunition prices were steady.

Prices for used pistols were mixed. Prices for used rifles were mostly lower.

New Lows:

None

Pistol Ammunition

.45 Caliber, 230 Grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (3 Weeks)
Cheapest, 50 rounds: Outdoor Limited, Silver Bear, FMJ, Steel Casing, .23 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: East Carlina Trading, Own brand, FMJ, Brass Casing, Reloads, .21 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (2 Weeks))

.40 Caliber Smith & Wesson, 180 Grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (5 Weeks)
Cheapest, 50 rounds: Outdoor Limited, Tulammo, FMJ, Steel Casing, Reloads .20 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 1,000 rounds: East Carolina Trading, FP, Brass Casing, Reloads, .18 per round (From Last Week: -.01 Each After Unchanged (4 Weeks))

9mm Parabellum, 115 Grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (9 weeks)
Cheapest, 50 rounds: Extreme Reloading, Own Brand, RN, Brass Casing, Reloads .14 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: Wideners, Tulammo, FMJ, Steel Casing, Reloads .14 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (7 Weeks))

.357 Magnum, 158 Grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (3Q, 2017)
Cheapest, 50 rounds: Outdoor Limited, Tulammo, FMJ, Steel Casing, .23 per round
Cheapest Bulk: 1,000 rounds: Outdoor Limited, Tulammo, FMJ, Steel Casing, .23 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (8 Weeks))

.38 Special, 158 Grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (5 Weeks)
Cheapest, 50 rounds: Highland Lakes Ammo, Own Brand, FMJ, Brass Casing .24 per round
Cheapest Bulk: 1,000 rounds: SG Ammo, Prvi Patizan, RNL, Brass Casing, .23 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (5 Weeks))

Rifle Ammunition

.223 Caliber/5.56mm 55 Grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (4Q, 2017)
Cheapest, 20 rounds: Able's, Wolf WPA, FMJ, Steel Casing, .20 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: Outdoor Limited, Tulammo, FMJ, Steel Casing, .20 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (6 Weeks))

.308 NATO 150 Grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (4 Weeks)
Cheapest, 20 rounds: LAX Ammunition, Tulammo, FMJ, Steel Casing, .32 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: LAX Ammunition, Tulammo, FMJ, Steel Casing, .31 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (2 Weeks))

7.62x39mm AK 123 Grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (2 Weeks)
Cheapest, 20 rounds: Bud's Gun Shop, Wolf WPA, FMJ, Steel Casing, .22 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 1,000 rounds: True Shot Gun Club, Wolf WPA, Steel Casing, FMJ, .19 per round (From Last Week: -.02 Each )

.30-06 Springfield 145 Grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (7 Weeks)
Cheapest, 20 rounds: Outdoor Limited, Wolf WPA, Steel Casing, FMJ, .54 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: United Nations Ammo, Wolf WPA, Steel Casing, FMJ, .53 per round (From Last week: Unchanged (4Q, 2017))

.300 Winchester Magnum 150 Grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (5 Weeks)
Cheapest, 20 rounds: LAX Ammunition, Prvi Partizan, Brass Casing, SP, .81 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: Target Sports USA, Prvi Partizan, Brass Casing, SP, .85 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (8 Weeks))

.338 Lapua Magnum 250 Grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (3 Weeks)
Cheapest, 20 rounds: LAX Ammunition, Prvi Partizan, FMJ, Brass Casing, 2.50 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 200 rounds: Cabelas, Prvi Partizan, FMJ, Brass Casing, 2.80 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (6 Weeks))

.22 LR 40 Grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (1Q, 2018)
Cheapest, 50 rounds: Ammo King, Aguila, RNL, Brass Casing, .04 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: LAX Ammunition, Winchester, RNL, Brass Casing, .04 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (3 Weeks))

Guns for Private Sale
Rifles


.223/5.56mm (AR Pattern Semiautomatic) Average Price: $479 Last Week Avg: $489(-) ($616 (2Q, 2015), $387 (33 Weeks))
Arizona (201, 3Q, 2017(+3))(168, 141): Delton: $400 ($740 (17 Weeks), $300 (32 Weeks))
Texas (484, 3Q, 2017(+3))(273, 268): Palmetto State Armory: $500 ($700 (1Q, 2015), $350 (2Q, 2015))
Pennsylvania (249, 3Q, 2017(+6))(137, 141): Palmetto State Armory: $499 ($700 (2Q, 2015), $300 (3Q, 2015))
Virginia (282, 3Q, 2017)(185, 190): Spikes Tactical: $500 ($750 (1Q, 2015), $300 (20 Weeks))
Florida (679, 3Q, 2017)(401, 386): Core Rifle Systems: $499 ($650 (2Q, 2015), $350 (11 Weeks))

.308 NATO (AR-10 Pattern Semiautomatic) Average Price: $975 Last Week Avg: $1,022(-) ($1,359 (2Q, 2015), $766 (45 Weeks))
Arizona (49, 3Q, 2017(+6))(41, 38): Aero Precision: $1,200 ($2,300 (45 Weeks), $500 (28 Weeks))
Texas (178, 3Q, 2017)(66, 70): DPMS: $900 ($1,500 (4Q, 2014), $600 (11 Weeks))
Pennsylvania (54, 3Q, 2017)(34, 28): DPMS: $975 ($1,600 (4Q, 2016), $700 (3Q, 2015))
Virginia (86, 3Q, 2017)(57, 55): Mixed Build: $950 ($2,750 (1Q, 2016), $675 (24 Weeks))
Florida (128, 3Q, 2017(+3))(94, 93): DPMS: $850 ($1,950 (2Q, 1016), $500 (3Q, 2015))

7.62x39mm (AK Pattern Semiautomatic) Average Price: $593 Last Week Avg: $606(-) ($728 (9 Weeks), $450 (3Q, 2015))
Arizona (36, 3Q, 2017(+4))(36, 34): CAI: $600 ($1,050 (5 Weeks), $400 (47 Weeks))
Texas (141, 3Q, 2017)(52, 53): Romak: $600 ($1,000 (10 Weeks)), $350 (3Q, 2014))
Pennsylvania (75, 3Q, 2017)(51, 49): IO: $600 ($750 (1Q, 2015), $375 (1Q, 2015))
Virginia (72, 3Q, 2017)(58, 48): Zastava NPAP: $540 ($700 (2Q, 2016), $300 (25 Weeks))
Florida (146, 3Q, 2017)(106, 106): WASR 10: $625 ($700 (1Q, 2016), $300 (4Q, 2014))

30-30 Winchester Lever Action Average Price: $374 Last Week Avg: $355(+) ($495 (4Q, 2016), $296 (3Q, 2015))
Arizona (14, 3Q, 2017)(5, 4): Winchester 94: $400 ($800 (10 Weeks), $200 (48 Weeks)))
Texas (35, 3Q, 2017(+2))(16, 18): Marlin: $295 ($550 (1Q, 2015), ($290 (9 Weeks))
Pennsylvania (23, 3Q, 2017)(15, 16): Marlin 336C: $400 ($450 (1Q, 2015), $250 (4Q, 2014))
Virginia (19, 3Q, 2017(+3))(11, 11): Marlin: $475 ($670 (2Q, 2016), $250 (4Q, 2015))
Florida (34, 3Q, 2017)(19, 17): Rossi: $300 ($500 (1Q, 2015), $250 (2Q, 2015))

Pistols

.45 caliber ACP (M1911 Pattern Semiautomatic Pistol) Average Price: $505 Last Week Avg: $572(-) ($525 (3Q, 2016), $350 (4Q, 2015))
Arizona (134, 3Q, 2017(+5))(117, 108): Metro Arms: $500 ($800 (2 Weeks), $325 (34 Weeks))
Texas (361, 3Q, 2017 (+3))(251, 251): Taurus PT1911: $500 ($650 (9 Weeks), $300 (4Q, 2016))
Pennsylvania (178, 3Q, 2017)(155, 153): Springfield: $600 ($600 (37 Weeks), $300 (2Q, 2015))
Virginia (204, 3Q, 2017(+3))(156, 155): Taurus: $500 ($775 (37 Weeks), $250 (4Q, 2014))
Florida (440, 3Q, 2017)(257, 243): Remington R1: $425 ($500 (1Q, 2016), $250 (1Q, 2015))

9mm (Beretta 92FS or other Semiautomatic) Average Price: $295 Last Week Avg: $240(+) ($358 (1Q, 2016), $207 (49 Weeks))
Arizona (238, 3Q, 2017)(200, 182): Bersa BP9CC: $300 ($400 (1Q, 2018), $180 (24 Weeks))
Texas (586, 3Q, 2017(+3))(447, 448): Smith & Wesson SW9VE: $300 ($355 (1Q, 2015), $180 (26 Weeks))
Pennsylvania (441, 3Q, 2017(+2))(312, 304): IWI Jericho: $300 ($350 (4Q 2014), $150 (1Q, 2017))
Virginia (365, 3Q, 2017(+6))(339, 327): Taurus PT111: $275 ($425 (4Q, 2016), $189 (2Q, 2016))
Florida (827, 3Q, 2017)(706, 697): Remington RP9: $300 ($400 (1Q, 2016), $160 (48 Weeks))

.40 caliber S&W (Glock or other semiautomatic) Average Price: $308 Last Week Avg: $339(-) ($399 (1Q, 2016), $262 (2Q, 2016))
Arizona (77, 3Q, 2017(+2))(58, 52): Canik C-100: $350 ($500 (1Q, 2017), $195 (46 Weeks))
Texas (156, 3Q, 2017(+2))(96, 98): Taurus PT-100: $369 ($425 (4Q, 2014), $180 (19 Weeks))
Pennsylvania (115, 3Q, 2017(+5))(71, 75): Smith & Wesson SW40VE: $250 ($450 (2Q, 2016), $200 (3Q, 2016))
Virginia (109, 3Q, 2017(+4))(78, 75): Smith & Wesson SW40VE: $275 ($450 (2Q, 2015), $220 (13 Weeks))
Florida (193, 3Q, 2017(+3))(147, 143): Smith & Wesson SW40VE: $300 ($400 (1Q, 2015), $199 (4Q, 2015))

Used Gun of the Week: (Pennsylvania)
Mauser P-08 chambered in 9mm Parabellum
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-Land of the Free
This Week in Guns, April 14th, 2018
2018-04-14


By Chris Covert
Rantburg.com

Firearms laws news is good and bad, but it always seems to average out to the bad.

On the good side is a Texan who hit a target with a Cheytac .408 rifle rifle out to 5,280 yards. It took 11 shots to make that shot.

All well and good, but I have heard that a true test of a marksman is to be able to hit his target the first time, and then to hit a closer target, also the first time, all in the same session. No easy trick, I s'pect.

The flight time for the bullet was about 11 seconds. Paper targets don't move, but living targets do, and I doubt they will hold still for 11 seconds.

Hanging out in Clarice Feldman's Facebook page, an individual from Boston decided to share the depth of his knowledge of firearms by pointing out that many people can be killed with a simple movement of the trigger finger.

His pedigree hit all the right spots: from Massachusetts, an author with a novel to his credit, working a day job in public relations. I noticed he didn't ask, given all the semiautomatic guns in the US, why more people aren't killed by a simple movement of the trigger finger.

Oh well. I have arthritis in my middle finger and I am lazy, so he has that going for him.

Loads.

Rantburg's summary for arms and ammunition:

Pistol ammunition prices were steady. Rifle ammunition prices were mostly steady.

Prices for used pistols were mostly lower. Prices for used rifles were mostly lower.

New Lows:

None

Pistol Ammunition

.45 Caliber, 230 Grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (2 Weeks)
Cheapest, 50 rounds: Outdoor Limited, Silver Bear, FMJ, Steel Casing, .23 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: East Carlina Trading, Own brand, FMJ, Brass Casing, Reloads, .21 per round (From Last Week: -.01 Each After Unchanged (2 Weeks))

.40 Caliber Smith & Wesson, 180 Grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (4 Weeks)
Cheapest, 50 rounds: Outdoor Limited, Tulammo, FMJ, Steel Casing, Reloads .20 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 1,000 rounds: East Carolina Trading, FP, Brass Casing, Reloads, .19 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (4 Weeks))

9mm Parabellum, 115 Grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (8 weeks)
Cheapest, 50 rounds: Extreme Reloading, Own Brand, RN, Brass Casing, Reloads .14 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: Fedarm, Own Brand, FMJ, Brass Casing, Reloads .14 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (6 Weeks))

.357 Magnum, 158 Grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (3Q, 2017)
Cheapest, 50 rounds: Outdoor Limited, Tulammo, FMJ, Steel Casing, .23 per round
Cheapest Bulk: 1,000 rounds: Outdoor Limited, Tulammo, FMJ, Steel Casing, .23 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (6 Weeks))

.38 Special, 158 Grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (4 Weeks)
Cheapest, 50 rounds: Highland Lakes Ammo, Own Brand, FMJ, Brass Casing .24 per round
Cheapest Bulk: 1,000 rounds: SG Ammo, Prvi Patizan, RNL, Brass Casing, .23 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (5 Weeks))

Rifle Ammunition

.223 Caliber/5.56mm 55 Grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (4Q, 2017)
Cheapest, 20 rounds: Able's, Wolf WPA, FMJ, Steel Casing, .20 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: Outdoor Limited, Tulammo, FMJ, Steel Casing, .20 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (5 Weeks))

.308 NATO 150 Grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (3 Weeks)
Cheapest, 20 rounds: LAX Ammunition, Tulammo, FMJ, Steel Casing, .32 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: LAX Ammunition, Tulammo, FMJ, Steel Casing, .31 per round (From Last Week: +.01 Each After Unchanged (3 Weeks))

7.62x39mm AK 123 Grain, From Last Week: -.01 Each
Cheapest, 20 rounds: Red River Reloading, Wolf WPA, FMJ, Steel Casing, .22 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 1,000 rounds: SG Ammo, Wolf WPA, Steel Casing, FMJ, .21 per round (From Last Week: +.02 Each )

.30-06 Springfield 145 Grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (6 Weeks)
Cheapest, 20 rounds: Outdoor Limited, Wolf WPA, Steel Casing, FMJ, .54 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: United Nations Ammo, Wolf WPA, Steel Casing, FMJ, .53 per round (From Last week: Unchanged (4Q, 2017))

.300 Winchester Magnum 150 Grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (4 Weeks)
Cheapest, 20 rounds: LAX Ammunition, Prvi Partizan, Brass Casing, SP, .81 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: Target Sports USA, Prvi Partizan, Brass Casing, SP, .85 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (7 Weeks))

.338 Lapua Magnum 250 Grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (2 Weeks)
Cheapest, 20 rounds: LAX Ammunition, Prvi Partizan, FMJ, Brass Casing, 2.50 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 200 rounds: Cabelas, Prvi Partizan, FMJ, Brass Casing, 2.80 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (6 Weeks))

.22 LR 40 Grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (10 Weeks)
Cheapest, 50 rounds: Ammomen, Federal, RNL, Brass Casing, .04 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: LAX Ammunition, Winchester, RNL, Brass Casing, .04 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (2 Weeks))

Guns for Private Sale
Rifles


.223/5.56mm (AR Pattern Semiautomatic) Average Price: $489 Last Week Avg: $505(-) ($616 (2Q, 2015), $387 (32 Weeks))
Arizona (201, 3Q, 2017(+3))(141, 90): Palmetto State Armory: $450 ($740 (16 Weeks), $300 (31 Weeks))
Texas (484, 3Q, 2017(+3))(268, 274): Mixed Build: $550 ($700 (1Q, 2015), $350 (2Q, 2015))
Pennsylvania (249, 3Q, 2017(+6))(141, 146): Anderson Manufacturing: $499 ($700 (2Q, 2015), $300 (3Q, 2015))
Virginia (282, 3Q, 2017)(190, 191): Palmetto State Armory: $400 ($750 (1Q, 2015), $300 (19 Weeks))
Florida (679, 3Q, 2017)(386, 382): Bushmaster XM15-E2S: $550 ($650 (2Q, 2015), $350 (10 Weeks))

.308 NATO (AR-10 Pattern Semiautomatic) Average Price: $1,022 Last Week Avg: $839(-) ($1,359 (2Q, 2015), $766 (44 Weeks))
Arizona (49, 3Q, 2017(+6))(38, 25): Smith & Wesson M&P 10: $975 ($2,300 (44 Weeks), $500 (27 Weeks))
Texas (178, 3Q, 2017)(70, 71): DPMS: $685 ($1,500 (4Q, 2014), $600 (10 Weeks))
Pennsylvania (54, 3Q, 2017)(28, 24): DPMS: $1,800 ($1,600 (4Q, 2016), $700 (3Q, 2015))
Virginia (86, 3Q, 2017)(55, 57): Mixed Build: $950 ($2,750 (1Q, 2016), $675 (23 Weeks))
Florida (128, 3Q, 2017(+3))(93, 90): Palmetto State Armory: $700 ($1,950 (2Q, 1016), $500 (3Q, 2015))

7.62x39mm (AK Pattern Semiautomatic) Average Price: $606 Last Week Avg: $590(+) ($728 (8 Weeks), $450 (3Q, 2015))
Arizona (34, 3Q, 2017(+3))(34, 32): RAS-47: $700 ($1,050 (4 Weeks), $400 (46 Weeks))
Texas (141, 3Q, 2017)(53, 52): Zastava NPAP: $600 ($1,000 (10 Weeks)), $350 (3Q, 2014))
Pennsylvania (75, 3Q, 2017)(49, 47): CAI: $600 ($750 (1Q, 2015), $375 (1Q, 2015))
Virginia (72, 3Q, 2017)(48, 52): Zastava NPAP: $580 ($700 (2Q, 2016), $300 (24 Weeks))
Florida (146, 3Q, 2017)(106, 115): CAI: $550 ($700 (1Q, 2016), $300 (4Q, 2014))

30-30 Winchester Lever Action Average Price: $355 Last Week Avg: $400(-) ($495 (4Q, 2016), $296 (3Q, 2015))
Arizona (14, 3Q, 2017)(4, 2): Marlin 336C: $500 ($800 (9 Weeks), $200 (47 Weeks)))
Texas (35, 3Q, 2017(+2))(18, 17): Marlin: $350 ($550 (1Q, 2015), ($290 (8 Weeks))
Pennsylvania (23, 3Q, 2017)(16, 17): Winchester 94: $375 ($450 (1Q, 2015), $250 (4Q, 2014))
Virginia (19, 3Q, 2017(+3))(11, 10): Marlin: $350 ($670 (2Q, 2016), $250 (4Q, 2015))
Florida (34, 3Q, 2017)(17, 23): Rossi: $300 ($500 (1Q, 2015), $250 (2Q, 2015))

Pistols

.45 caliber ACP (M1911 Pattern Semiautomatic Pistol) Average Price: $572 Last Week Avg: $490(+) ($525 (3Q, 2016), $350 (4Q, 2015))
Arizona (134, 3Q, 2017(+5))(108, 83): Girsan: $800 ($800 (CA: $700 (47 Weeks), $325 (33 Weeks)))
Texas (361, 3Q, 2017 (+3))(251, 259): Rock Island Armory: $500 ($650 (8 Weeks), $300 (4Q, 2016))
Pennsylvania (178, 3Q, 2017)(153, 149): Springfield: $600 ($600 (36 Weeks), $300 (2Q, 2015))
Virginia (204, 3Q, 2017(+3))(155, 152): Remington R1S: $660 ($775 (36 Weeks), $250 (4Q, 2014))
Florida (440, 3Q, 2017)(243, 238): Llama 1XA: $300 ($500 (1Q, 2016), $250 (1Q, 2015))

9mm (Beretta 92FS or other Semiautomatic) Average Price: $240 Last Week Avg: $273(-) ($358 (1Q, 2016), $207 (48 Weeks))
Arizona (238, 3Q, 2017)(182, 146): Star Firearms: $230 ($400 (1Q, 2018), $180 (23 Weeks))
Texas (586, 3Q, 2017(+3))(448, 445): Smith & Wesson: $220 ($355 (1Q, 2015), $180 (25 Weeks))
Pennsylvania (441, 3Q, 2017(+2))(304, 296): Canik TP9: $250 ($350 (4Q 2014), $150 (1Q, 2017))
Virginia (365, 3Q, 2017(+6))(327, 320): Taurus PT111: $250 ($425 (4Q, 2016), $189 (2Q, 2016))
Florida (827, 3Q, 2017)(697, 697): Smith & Wesson SW9VE: $250 ($400 (1Q, 2016), $160 (47 Weeks))

.40 caliber S&W (Glock or other semiautomatic) Average Price: $339 Last Week Avg: $340(-) ($399 (1Q, 2016), $262 (2Q, 2016))
Arizona (77, 3Q, 2017(+2))(52, 37): Smith & Wesson Compact 40: $375 ($500 (1Q, 2017), $195 (45 Weeks))
Texas (156, 3Q, 2017(+2))(98, 109): Taurus PT-100: $369 ($425 (4Q, 2014), $180 (18 Weeks))
Pennsylvania (115, 3Q, 2017(+5))(75, 74): Smith & Wesson SW40VE: $280 ($450 (2Q, 2016), $200 (3Q, 2016))
Virginia (109, 3Q, 2017(+4))(75, 81): Smith & Wesson SW40VE: $375 ($450 (2Q, 2015), $220 (12 Weeks))
Florida (193, 3Q, 2017(+3))(143, 137): CZ999: $300 ($400 (1Q, 2015), $199 (4Q, 2015))

Used Gun of the Week: (New York)
Rossi double barrel shotgun chambered in 12 gauge
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-Land of the Free
This Week in Guns, April 7th, 2018
2018-04-07


By Chris Covert
Rantburg.com

The shootings in California just a few days ago point out just how hard the national media is pushing for even more gun control. The Iranian individual who committed the act checks all the wrong boxes: female, foreign born, with radical lifestyle views. We continue to hear from the media, however, that warnings were made regarding the shooter's intentions to the FBI.

To that end we are seeing the implementation of a new court order, a red flag law that allows the state to seize guns from any individual who is commonly regarded as a threat. I keep hearing about how the new order provides "due process" for the affected party, by allowing a hearing.

It does not.

Due process has to include at least three elements, allowing a governmental entity to seize firearms before any crime has been committed: 1) there has to be a criminal act, 2) there has to be an object of crime (evidence) and 3) there must be a finding of guilt. Red flag laws fail in those three critical areas. A judicial mandarin passing judgement doesn't mean that due process has been met, not even close.

It should be noted that just because a lawyer writes rules permitting the state to seize property and a legislature passes it, calling it due process doesn't make it due process.

Laws are intended to be custodial in nature, not preventative, As I have stated elsewhere, whenever law is applied to prevent a crime, that is the tool of the tyrant. And a tyrant can be a collective of individuals, especially those who insist a collective right supersedes an individual's right to the Blessings of Liberty

Loads.

Rantburg's summary for arms and ammunition:

Quarterly ammunition price reports are available below.

In the wake of two large mass shootings, the only ammunition class that has showed any signs of radical change from the previous quarter is the 7.62x39mm AK ammunition, a rifle that was not used in either Parkland, Florida, or in Las Vegas.

AR 5.56x45mm ammunition has remained steady in price, even declining in price from the previous year. Whatever factor external to the manufacturing of ammunition exists, AR ammunition prices have not been affected negatively, and this despite threats from democrats to impose background checks on the purchase of ammunition.

Pistol ammunition prices were mostly steady. Rifle ammunition prices were mostly steady.

Prices for used pistols were higher. Prices for used rifles were mixed.

New Lows:

None

Pistol Ammunition

.45 Caliber, 230 Grain, From Last Week: +.01 Each After Unchanged (2 Weeks)
(From Q4, 2017: .22 per round, +.01 Each)
Cheapest, 50 rounds: Outdoor Limited, Silver Bear, FMJ, Steel Casing, .23 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: Ammo Valley, Own brand, FMJ, Brass Casing, Reloads, .22 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (2 Weeks))

.40 Caliber Smith & Wesson, 180 Grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (3 Weeks)
(From Q4, 2017: .21 per round, -.01 Each)
Cheapest, 50 rounds: Outdoor Limited, Tulammo, FMJ, Steel Casing, Reloads .20 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: East Carolina Trading, FP, Brass Casing, Reloads, .19 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (3 Weeks))

9mm Parabellum, 115 Grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (7 weeks)
(From Q4, 2017: .14 per round, Unchanged)
Cheapest, 50 rounds: Extreme Reloading, Own Brand, RN, Brass Casing, Reloads .14 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: Fedarm, Own Brand, FMJ, Brass Casing, Reloads .14 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (5 Weeks))

.357 Magnum, 158 Grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (3Q, 2017)
(From Q4, 2017: .23 per round, Unchanged)
Cheapest, 50 rounds: Outdoor Limited, Tulammo, FMJ, Steel Casing, .23 per round
Cheapest Bulk: 1,000 rounds: Outdoor Limited, Tulammo, FMJ, Steel Casing, .23 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (5 Weeks))

.38 Special, 158 Grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (3 Weeks)
(From Q4, 2017: .24 per round, Unchanged)
Cheapest, 50 rounds: Highland Lakes Ammo, Own Brand, FMJ, Brass Casing .24 per round
Cheapest Bulk: 1,000 rounds: SG Ammo, Prvi Patizan, RNL, Brass Casing, .23 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (4 Weeks))

Rifle Ammunition

.223 Caliber/5.56mm 55 Grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (4Q, 2017)
(From Q4, 2017: .20 per round, Unchanged)
Cheapest, 20 rounds: Able's, Wolf WPA, FMJ, Steel Casing, .20 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 800 rounds: Outdoor Limited, Tulammo, FMJ, Steel Casing, .20 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (4 Weeks))

.308 NATO 150 Grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (2 Weeks)
(From Q4, 2017: .32 per round, Unchanged)
Cheapest, 20 rounds: LAX Ammunition, Tulammo, FMJ, Steel Casing, .32 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: SG Ammo, Tulammo, FMJ, Steel Casing, .30 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (3 Weeks))

7.62x39mm AK 123 Grain, From Last Week: +.01 Each
(From Q4, 2017: .19 per round, -.04 Each)
Cheapest, 20 rounds: Classic Firearms, Wolf WPA, FMJ, Steel Casing, .23 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 1,000 rounds: True Shot Gun Club, Wolf WPA, Steel Casing, FMJ, .19 per round (From Last Week: -.01 Each )

.30-06 Springfield 145 Grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (5 Weeks)
(From Q4, 2017: .54 per round, Unchanged)
Cheapest, 20 rounds: Outdoor Limited, Wolf WPA, Steel Casing, FMJ, .54 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: United Nations Ammo, Wolf WPA, Steel Casing, FMJ, .53 per round (From Last week: Unchanged (4Q, 2017))

.300 Winchester Magnum 150 Grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (3 Weeks)
(From Q4, 2017: .81 per round, Unchanged)
Cheapest, 20 rounds: LAX Ammunition, Prvi Partizan, Brass Casing, SP, .81 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: Target Sports USA, Prvi Partizan, Brass Casing, SP, .85 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (6 Weeks))

.338 Lapua Magnum 250 Grain, From Last Week: +.13 Each
(From Q4, 2017: 2.50 per round, Unchanged)
Cheapest, 20 rounds: LAX Ammunition, Prvi Partizan, FMJ, Brass Casing, 2.50 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 200 rounds: Cabelas, Prvi Partizan, FMJ, Brass Casing, 2.80 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (5 Weeks))

.22 LR 40 Grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (9 Weeks)
(From Q4, 2017: .04 per round, Unchanged)
Cheapest, 50 rounds: Ammomen, Remington, RNL, Brass Casing, .04 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 5,000 rounds: Outdoor Limited, Armscor, RNL, Brass Casing, .04 per round (From Last Week: +.01 Each After Unchanged (3 Weeks))

Guns for Private Sale
Rifles

.223/5.56mm (AR Pattern Semiautomatic) Average Price: $505 Last Week Avg: $486(+) ($616 (2Q, 2015), $387 (31 Weeks))
Arizona (201, 3Q, 2017(+3))(90, 96): Bravo Company USA: $650 ($740 (15 Weeks), $300 (30 Weeks))
Texas (484, 3Q, 2017(+3))(274, 280): Mixed Build: $480 ($700 (1Q, 2015), $350 (2Q, 2015))
Pennsylvania (249, 3Q, 2017(+6))(146, 141): Anderson Manufacturing: $500 ($700 (2Q, 2015), $300 (3Q, 2015))
Virginia (282, 3Q, 2017)(191, 193): Palmetto State Armory: $500 ($750 (1Q, 2015), $300 (18 Weeks))
Florida (679, 3Q, 2017)(382, 392): Bushmaster: $400 ($650 (2Q, 2015), $350 (9 Weeks))

.308 NATO (AR-10 Pattern Semiautomatic) Average Price: $839 Last Week Avg: $840(-) ($1,359 (2Q, 2015), $766 (43 Weeks))
Arizona (49, 3Q, 2017(+6))(25, 27): Armalite: $1,100 ($2,300 (43 Weeks), $500 (26 Weeks))
Texas (178, 3Q, 2017)(71, 71): DPMS: $850 ($1,500 (4Q, 2014), $600 (9 Weeks))
Pennsylvania (54, 3Q, 2017)(24, 30): DPMS: $750 ($1,600 (4Q, 2016), $700 (3Q, 2015))
Virginia (86, 3Q, 2017)(57, 63): Palmetto State Armory: $799 ($2,750 (1Q, 2016), $675 (22 Weeks))
Florida (128, 3Q, 2017(+3))(90, 87): Palmetto State Armory: $700 ($1,950 (2Q, 1016), $500 (3Q, 2015))

7.62x39mm (AK Pattern Semiautomatic) Average Price: $590 Last Week Avg: $616(-) ($728 7 Weeks), $450 (3Q, 2015))
Arizona (34, 3Q, 2017(+3))(32, 29): RAS-47: $700 ($1,050 (4 Weeks), $400 (46 Weeks))
Texas (141, 3Q, 2017)(52, 49): RAS-47: $550 ($1,000 (8 Weeks)), $350 (3Q, 2014))
Pennsylvania (75, 3Q, 2017)(47, 41): WASR: $500 ($750 (1Q, 2015), $375 (1Q, 2015))
Virginia (72, 3Q, 2017)(52, 50): Zastava NPAP: $580 ($700 (2Q, 2016), $300 (23 Weeks))
Florida (146, 3Q, 2017)(115, 108): CAI: $620 ($700 (1Q, 2016), $300 (4Q, 2014))

30-30 Winchester Lever Action Average Price: $400 Last Week Avg: $385(+) ($495 (4Q, 2016), $296 (3Q, 2015))
Arizona (14, 3Q, 2017)(4, 2): Marlin: $500 ($800 (8 Weeks), $200 (46 Weeks)))
Texas (35, 3Q, 2017(+2))(17, 17): Marlin: $400 ($550 (1Q, 2015), ($290 (7 Weeks))
Pennsylvania (23, 3Q, 2017)(17, 19): Winchester 94: $400 ($450 (1Q, 2015), $250 (4Q, 2014))
Virginia (19, 3Q, 2017(+3))(10, 8): Marlin: $350 ($670 (2Q, 2016), $250 (4Q, 2015))
Florida (34, 3Q, 2017)(23, 20): Marlin: $350 ($500 (1Q, 2015), $250 (2Q, 2015))

Pistols

.45 caliber ACP (M1911 Pattern Semiautomatic Pistol) Average Price: $490 Last Week Avg: $480(+) ($525 (3Q, 2016), $350 (4Q, 2015))
Arizona (134, 3Q, 2017(+5))(83, 85): Springfield: $500 ($700 (47 Weeks), $325 (33 Weeks))
Texas (361, 3Q, 2017 (+3))(259, 256): Rock Island Armory: $425 ($650 (7 Weeks), $300 (4Q, 2016))
Pennsylvania (178, 3Q, 2017)(149, 150): Remington R1: $425 ($600 (35 Weeks), $300 (2Q, 2015))
Virginia (204, 3Q, 2017(+3))(152, 156): Ruger: $600 ($775 (35 Weeks), $250 (4Q, 2014))
Florida (440, 3Q, 2017)(238, 260): Taurus: $500 ($500 (1Q, 2016), $250 (1Q, 2015))

9mm (Beretta 92FS or other Semiautomatic) Average Price: $273 Last Week Avg: $272(+) ($358 (1Q, 2016), $207 (47 Weeks))
Arizona (238, 3Q, 2017)(146, 145): Walther Creed: $325 ($400 (1Q, 2018), $180 (22 Weeks))
Texas (586, 3Q, 2017(+3))(445, 468): Smith & Wesson: $240 ($355 (1Q, 2015), $180 (24 Weeks))
Pennsylvania (441, 3Q, 2017(+2))(294, 306): Canik TP9: $250 ($350 (4Q 2014), $150 (1Q, 2017))
Virginia (365, 3Q, 2017(+6))(320, 316): Smith & Wesson SD9VE: $300 ($425 (4Q, 2016), $189 (2Q, 2016))
Florida (827, 3Q, 2017)(697, 682): Smith & Wesson SW9VE: $250 ($400 (1Q, 2016), $160 (46 Weeks))

.40 caliber S&W (Glock or other semiautomatic) Average Price: $340 Last Week Avg: $336(+) ($399 (1Q, 2016), $262 (2Q, 2016))
Arizona (77, 3Q, 2017(+2))(37, 44): FN Herstal: $450 ($500 (1Q, 2017), $195 (44 Weeks))
Texas (156, 3Q, 2017(+2))(109, 110): Taurus PT40: $300 ($425 (4Q, 2014), $180 (17 Weeks))
Pennsylvania (115, 3Q, 2017(+5))(74, 78): Ruger SR40C: $300 ($450 (2Q, 2016), $200 (3Q, 2016))
Virginia (109, 3Q, 2017(+4))(81, 86): Ruger P94: $400 ($450 (2Q, 2015), $220 (12 Weeks))
Florida (193, 3Q, 2017(+3))(137, 143): Smith & Wesson SD40VE: $250 ($400 (1Q, 2015), $199 (4Q, 2015))

Used Gun of the Week: (Pennsylvania)
Remington 700 LH left handed bolt action rifle chambered in .270 Winchester
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Southeast Asia
Three NPA, BIFF rebels killed in separate clashes
2018-04-02
[CNN Philippines] Two New People's Army militants, and one Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighter were killed in separate operations during the Holy Week. A statement from the military said the NPA militants were killed in separate incidents on March 30 in Misamis Oriental and March 31 in Bukidnon.

Military spokesman Eric Vinoya said, "We offer our sincere condolences to the families and relatives on the death of the two NPA terrorists. This could not have happened if they heeded our call of surrender."

He called on NPA rebels to lay down their arms and "return to mainstream society."

Meanwhile, four NPA militants surrendered to authorities in Sultan Kudarat on March 28.

The NPA militants, from Guerilla Front 73, voluntarily surrendered. They were identified as Ariel Udas Apang, Iyoy Lebeg Nayam, Nicanor Nayam Apang, and Ariel Matog Apang.

A statement from the Western Mindanao Command said a BIFF subleader was also killed in an operation in Aleosan, North Cotabato on March 29. Buds Basilan, a bomb expert, was killed during a brief exchange of gunfire after he resisted arrest and engaged the authorities.

Major General Arnel Delavega said authorities had been tracking Basilan and was about to apprehend him when he shot at them. Delavegan said, "Basilan who is under the BIFF's Karialan Faction, was responsible in the manufacture of bombs and IEDs, which affected the areas of Aleosan, Midsayap and Carmen of North Cotabato. His neutralization will definitely weaken his subgroup that is operating mostly in the province."
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-Land of the Free
This Week in Guns, March 17th, 2018
2018-03-17


By Chris Covert
Rantburg.com

You can't have a "National Conversation on Guns" if one side insists on lying. On Facebook post after post, I read the recitation of made up facts as though they are the Gospel, and if you challenge any of them they demand you give them a recitation, backing up what you are saying.

If this is an example of how the new set of gun control laws are being made; if these are the same people who are haranguing legislators to pass even more laws set against gun owners and their God given rights, then gun grabbers are venturing into territory they don't want to be in when the truth emerges.

I read these ideas all the time: only police should have guns.

The police will protect us from evil gun owners.

(Insert country name here) has far fewer gun deaths than the USA.

Pointing out any of the lies is like showing a cat a $100 dollar bill. What do you do when you have devoted your life to destroying God given rights? Do you appeal for forgiveness, or do you run and hide?

Loads.

Rantburg's summary for arms and ammunition:

Pistol ammunition prices were mixed. Rifle ammunition prices were mostly steady.

Prices for used pistols were mixed. Prices for used rifles were mostly higher.

New Lows:

None

Pistol Ammunition

.45 Caliber, 230 Grain, From Last Week: -.02 Each After Unchanged (5 weeks)
Cheapest, 50 rounds: True Shot Gun Club, Wolf WPA, FMJ, Steel Casing, .20 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 1,000 rounds: East Carolina Trading, Own brand, FMJ, Brass Casing, Reloads, .20 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (9 Weeks))

.40 Caliber Smith & Wesson, 180 Grain, From Last Week: +.01 Each
Cheapest, 50 rounds: LAX ammunition, Own Brand, FMJ, Brass Casing, Reloads .21 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 1,000 rounds: Ammo Valley, Own Brand, RNFP, Brass Casing, Reloads, .18 per round (From Last Week: +.01 Each After Unchanged (4Q, 2017))

9mm Parabellum, 115 Grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (4 weeks)
Cheapest, 50 rounds: Extreme Reloading, Tulammo, FMJ, Steel Casing .14 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 1,000 rounds: Ammo Valley, Own Brand, FMJ, Brass Casing, Reloads .14 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (2 Weeks))

.357 Magnum, 158 Grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (3Q, 2017)
Cheapest, 50 rounds: Outdoor Limited, Tulammo, FMJ, Steel Casing, .23 per round
Cheapest Bulk: 1,000 rounds: Outdoor Limited, Tulammo, FMJ, Steel Casing, .23 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (2 Weeks))

.38 Special, 158 Grain, From Last Week: +.07 Each
Cheapest, 50 rounds: Vizards, Prvi Partizan, FMJ, Brass Casing .23 per round
Cheapest Bulk: 1,000 rounds: SG Ammo, Prvi Patizan, RNL, Brass Casing, .23 per round (From Last Week: -.01 Each After Unchanged (3 Weeks)

Rifle Ammunition

.223 Caliber/5.56mm 55 Grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (4Q, 2017)
Cheapest, 20 rounds: Able's, Wolf WPA, FMJ, Steel Casing, .20 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: Outdoor Limited, Tulammo, FMJ, Steel Casing, .20 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (2 Weeks))

.308 NATO 150 Grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (3 Weeks)
Cheapest, 20 rounds: Ammo King, Tulammo, FMJ, Steel Casing, .30 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: LAX Ammunition, Tulammo, FMJ, Steel Casing, .31 per round (From Last Week: +.01 Each)

7.62x39mm AK 123 Grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (3 Weeks)
Cheapest, 20 rounds: Target Sports USA, Wolf WPA, FMJ, Steel Casing, .23 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 1,000 rounds: True Shot Gun Club, Wolf WPA, Steel Casing, FMJ, .19 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (3Q, 2017))

.30-06 Springfield 145 Grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (2 Weeks)
Cheapest, 20 rounds: Outdoor Limited, Wolf WPA, Steel Casing, FMJ, .54 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: United Nations Ammo, Wolf WPA, Steel Casing, FMJ, .53 per round (From Last week: Unchanged (4Q, 2017))

.300 Winchester Magnum 150 Grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (5 Weeks)
Cheapest, 20 rounds: Selway Armory, Prvi Partizan, Brass Casing, SP, .75 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: Target Sports USA, Prvi Partizan, Brass Casing, SP, .85 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (3 Weeks))

.338 Lapua Magnum 250 Grain, From Last Week: +0.35 After Unchanged (9 Weeks)
Cheapest, 20 rounds: LAX Ammunition, Prvi Partizan, Brass Casing, SP, 2.50 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 200 rounds: Cabelas, Prvi Partizan, FMJ, Brass Casing, 2.80 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (2 Weeks))

.22 LR 40 Grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (7 Weeks)
Cheapest, 50 rounds: Ammo King, Federal, RNL, Brass Casing, .04 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: Ammo King, Federal, RNL, Brass Casing, .04 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (2 Weeks))

Guns for Private Sale
Rifles


.223/5.56mm (AR Pattern Semiautomatic) Average Price: $500 Last Week Avg: $485(+) ($616 (2Q, 2015), $387 (28 Weeks))
Arizona (201, 3Q, 2017(+3))(87, 93): DPMS: $450 ($740 (12 Weeks), $300 (27 Weeks))
Texas (484, 3Q, 2017(+3))(295, 293): Mixed Build: $475 ($700 (1Q, 2015), $350 (2Q, 2015))
Pennsylvania (249, 3Q, 2017(+6))(137, 133): Core Rifle Systems: $550 ($700 (2Q, 2015), $300 (3Q, 2015))
Virginia (282, 3Q, 2017)(187, 191): Mixed Build: $575 ($750 (1Q, 2015), $300 (15 Weeks))
Florida (679, 3Q, 2017)(373, 379): Smith & Wesson M&P 15: $450 ($650 (2Q, 2015), $350 (6 Weeks))

.308 NATO (AR-10 Pattern Semiautomatic) Average Price: $990 Last Week Avg: $910(+) ($1,359 (2Q, 2015), $766 (40 Weeks))
Arizona (49, 3Q, 2017(+6))(30, 29): DPMS: $1,000 ($2,300 (40 Weeks), $500 (23 Weeks))
Texas (178, 3Q, 2017)(72, 80): DPMS: $1,000 ($1,500 (4Q, 2014), $600 (6 Weeks))
Pennsylvania (54, 3Q, 2017)(25, 26): Bushmaster: $1,200 ($1,600 (4Q, 2016), $700 (3Q, 2015))
Virginia (86, 3Q, 2017)(57, 57): Unidentified Build: $1,000 ($2,750 (1Q, 2016), $675 (19 Weeks))
Florida (128, 3Q, 2017(+3))(79, 72): DPMS: $750 ($1,950 (2Q, 1016), $500 (3Q, 2015))

7.62x39mm (AK Pattern Semiautomatic) Average Price: $710 Last Week Avg: $580(+) ($728 (5 Weeks), $450 (3Q, 2015))
Arizona (34, 3Q, 2017(+3))(28, 27): Atlantic Firearms: $1,050 ($1,050 (CA: $950 (4 Weeks), $400 (43 Weeks)))
Texas (141, 3Q, 2017)(52, 52): CAI: $750 ($1,000 (5 Weeks)), $350 (3Q, 2014))
Pennsylvania (75, 3Q, 2017)(38, 40): RAS47: $600 ($750 (1Q, 2015), $375 (1Q, 2015))
Virginia (72, 3Q, 2017)(47, 48): Zastava NPAP: $600 ($700 (2Q, 2016), $300 (20 Weeks))
Florida (146, 3Q, 2017)(125, 114): CAI: $550 ($700 (1Q, 2016), $300 (4Q, 2014))

30-30 Winchester Lever Action Average Price: $413 Last Week Avg: $405(-) ($495 (4Q, 2016), $296 (3Q, 2015))
Arizona (14, 3Q, 2017)(3, 3): Winchester 94: $550 ($800 (5 Weeks), $200 (43 Weeks)))
Texas (35, 3Q, 2017(+2))(19, 21): Marlin: $415 ($550 (1Q, 2015), ($290 (4 Weeks))
Pennsylvania (23, 3Q, 2017)(15, 15): Winchester 94: $400 ($450 (1Q, 2015), $250 (4Q, 2014))
Virginia (19, 3Q, 2017(+3))(11, 11): Marlin: $350 ($670 (2Q, 2016), $250 (4Q, 2015))
Florida (34, 3Q, 2017)(14, 19): Marlin: $350 ($500 (1Q, 2015), $250 (2Q, 2015))

Pistols

.45 caliber ACP (M1911 Pattern Semiautomatic Pistol) Average Price: $465 Last Week Avg: $499(-) ($525 (3Q, 2016), $350 (4Q, 2015))
Arizona (134, 3Q, 2017(+5))(88, 89): Springfield: $450 ($700 (44 Weeks), $325 (30 Weeks))
Texas (361, 3Q, 2017 (+3))(248, 249): Rock Island Armory: $500 ($650 (4 Weeks), $300 (4Q, 2016)))
Pennsylvania (178, 3Q, 2017)(156, 160): Remington R1: $425 ($600 (32 Weeks), $300 (2Q, 2015))
Virginia (204, 3Q, 2017(+3))(162, 147): Rock Island Armory: $600 ($775 (32 Weeks), $250 (4Q, 2014))
Florida (440, 3Q, 2017)(272, 277): High Standard: $350 ($500 (1Q, 2016), $250 (1Q, 2015))

9mm (Beretta 92FS or other Semiautomatic) Average Price: $395 Last Week Avg: $283(+) ($358 (1Q, 2016), $207 (44 Weeks))
Arizona (238, 3Q, 2017)(148, 149): Beretta PX4: $350 ($400 (51 Weeks), $180 (19 Weeks))
Texas (586, 3Q, 2017(+3))(430, 425): Ruger SR9C: $300 ($355 (1Q, 2015), $180 (21 Weeks))
Pennsylvania (441, 3Q, 2017(+2))(298, 296): Kahr CM9: $275 ($350 (4Q 2014), $150 (1Q, 2017))
Virginia (365, 3Q, 2017(+6))(300, 289): Canik TP9SA: $300 ($425 (4Q, 2016), $189 (2Q, 2016))
Florida (827, 3Q, 2017)(669, 685): Diamondback DB9: $250 ($400 (1Q, 2016), $160 (45 Weeks))

.40 caliber S&W (Glock or other semiautomatic) Average Price: $343 Last Week Avg: $325(+) ($399 (1Q, 2016), $262 (2Q, 2016))
Arizona (77, 3Q, 2017(+2))(40, 42): Springfield XDm: $425 ($500 (1Q, 2017), $195 (41 Weeks))
Texas (156, 3Q, 2017(+2))(119, 121): Beretta PX4: $380 ($425 (4Q, 2014), $180 (14 Weeks))
Pennsylvania (115, 3Q, 2017(+5))(76, 76): Sig Sauer Pro 2340: $325 ($450 (2Q, 2016), $200 (3Q, 2016))
Virginia (109, 3Q, 2017(+4))(83, 86): Smith & Wesson SD40VE: $300 ($450 (2Q, 2015), $220 (9 Weeks))
Florida (193, 3Q, 2017(+3))(143, 147): Smith & Wesson SD40VE: $285 ($400 (1Q, 2015), $199 (4Q, 2015))

Used Gun of the Week: (Oklahoma)
Marlin XS7 bolt action rifle chambered in .243 Winchester
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-Lurid Crime Tales-
'Clitoris Collector' Sentenced to Life in Prison
2018-03-17
Despicable.
[All Africa] Danish national Peter Frederiksen, who was placed in durance vile
I ain't sayin' nuttin' widdout me mout'piece!
after 21 clitorises were found in his freezer, has been sentenced to two life terms in prison for rape and conspiracy to commit murder.

Frederiksen was sentenced in the Free State High Court in Bloemfontein on Thursday.

National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) regional spokesperson Phaladi Shuping said apart from two life sentences for rape and conspiracy to murder, Frederiksen was also given 52 years for charges including assault, loss of firearms, conveyance and possession of unregistered medication and production of child pornography.

Frederiksen was arrested on September 17, 2015, at his home in Langenhoven Park, Bloemfontein.

He was also investigated for the murder of his wife, 28-year-old Anna Matseliso Molise, who was shot four times outside her home in Maseru, Lesotho, on October 20, 2015.

Shuping said Frederiksen initially faced 58 charges at the start of his trial, but Judge Johann Daffue dropped 20 charges related to illegally removing human tissues over a technicality as "the National Health Act does not clearly indicate the nature of penalties that should be imposed to any person who contravenes the act".

"He was also sentenced to a fine of R5 000 or six months' imprisonment for providing false information in order to remain in the Republic of South Africa," Shuping said.

Shuping added that Frederiksen was also declared unfit to possess firearm. The judge also ordered that his name should be included in the national register for sex offenders.

"The NPA welcomes this sentence with the hope that it will serve as a deterrent to like-minded people," said Shuping.

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NPA Reinstates Charges Against Former President Jacob Zuma
2018-03-17
[All Africa] The NPA has reinstated 18 charges of corruption, money laundering and racketeering against former president Jacob Zuma.

The charges relate to 783 questionable payments Zuma allegedly received in connection with the controversial multi-billion rand arms deal."I am of the view that there are reasonable prospects of a successful prosecution of Mr Zuma," embattled NPA boss Shaun Abrahams said on Friday.

He said he notified Zuma on his decision earlier in the day.

Former NPA boss Mokotedi Mpshe dropped the charges in 2009, based on the recordings of the so-called "spy tapes", which were presented to him by Zuma's legal team.

The tapes were made up of recordings of telephone conversations between then Scorpions boss Leonard McCarthy and former NPA boss Bulelani Ngcuka, which Zuma's legal team claimed showed political interference in the decision to charge him.

The charges were subsequently withdrawn, just before Zuma was sworn in for his first term as president.

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