Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner
I see this everyday in the shop, about 3-5 people on average come in and ask about AR's that's never owned a gun before..."Well I wanted to get one just because I might not be able to get one later". Most of these people have no business with an AR, or any weapon for that matter until they get some training and understand the responsibility of gun ownership. Just like when I teach people defensive shooting, the majority of the the training is the mental side, not just dealing with the aftermath of having to use a weapon, but the responsability they have to others if and when they choose/need to use it.
Back to the STW thing, I should have bought some brass a few weeks ago because everyone is out of STW brass now. It's going to be a long while before anyone makes any more too, all the manufacturers are pumping out the common stuff for try and meet the demand for this panic.
I don't understand people's panic for ammo at all. No where, in any of these "proposed" bans, that are not going to go anywhere IMO nation wide (state to state might happen) have they mentioned anything about ammunition. It'll be like last time, 6-12 months from now, ammo will be back and everyone will have spent wayyyy to much money on ammo. My brother went to Gunshow in Georgia this past weekend, 223 was selling for $100 per 50 rds and even 22LR was 10 for $5 yes, $0.50 each for rimfire 22. And people are paying it. And yes, reloading is getting bigger than ever, again in my opinion, lots of people that don't understand fully on what they are doing, are going to hurt themselves and others with bad loads trying to make ammo for their buddies.
It's a long thin line as a gunshop, turning people away from a sale because they're not the right person to own and handle that particular weapon in their current state (safety issue for others, I wouldn't want to be at the range with that guy shooting that weapon next to me or be his neighbor and have a round come through my house cause he was playing around) but we are a business and sales are part of staying in business. I love my job, I do, but its a non-stop headache on the morals of providing us (fellow responsible shooters and sportsman) with weapons and supplies we need/want/use and keeping the public safe. There's really no cut and dry answer to this "problem".
Just my opinions.
Ben - Gunsmith
Trails End Gunworks
209 S. Magdalen
San Angelo, TX 76903
Shop Number - 325-212-4392