... asked in SportsOutdoor RecreationHunting · 9 years ago

When do FIREARMS and AMMO go on SALE?

Is there a typical time of year they go on sale?

Any sales usuall during certain holidays?

Are gun shows really a good deal considering all the other "costs" to attend one?

Update:

Specifically

7.62x39, .45 ACP and 9mm ammo

And AK-47, AK-74, Glock handguns, 1911's

Update 2:

Sorry, I'm not a hunter. When does hunting season begin and end?

Update 3:

reason I write like that in the title is for it to catch peoples eyes. Like highlighting/bolding keywords.

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  • 9 years ago
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    It has been my experience that box stores (Academy, *****, Wal-mart, etc) will offer good deals on new hunting weapons at the start of hunting season and at Christmas. Used weapons, offered through pawn shops, are usually cheapest after hunting season, especially just before income tax payments are due as the small businesses need the cash flow to pay fixed expenses.

    The weapons you mentioned, tactical/military, are usually not on sale at the box stores, so you finding the best price for these is very much a hit or miss proposition and require a great deal of shopping.

    Source(s): Personal experience.
  • 9 years ago

    Biggest gun sales begin in September and run through the holidays, especially hunting and some pistols. AK-47s and AK-74s don't really "go on sale", occasionally you might find a dealer who gets a discounted inventory that he might sell at a reduced price. There is such a huge number of AK47 and AK74 options that they often just come and go. I've seen Glocks and 1911s go on sale at the big sporting goods stores from time to time, but they have never seemed like a great deal over buying on the Internet. Ammo goes on sale all the time based on inventory, etc. Walmart has always been the cheapest way to consistently buy non-bulk target ammo that I have found.

    The distributor DAVIDSON'S has weekly and monthly specials that can be shipped to your local dealer through their Gallery of Guns website: http://www.galleryofguns.com/

  • august
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    They GO on SALE when the STORE wants to SELL more STUFF.

    Most often, guns go on sale just before a particular hunting season. However, that happens at the big box sporting goods stores like Bass Pro, Cabelas, etc. and not at gun shops. The "sales" at those big stores will get you a gun at the fair price, not at a good price. In other words, you'll buy a gun at somewhere like Bass Pro on sale for about the price you'd pay at most gun shops year-round. Ammo rarely goes on sale. When it does, it's generally not pistol ammo or any form of imported ammo... It's usually shotgun shells or hunting ammo (that's already $30 a box marked down to $28).

    And gun shops don't put imported sporter rifles on sale. You won't get one of those at a sporting goods store, because they're rarely used for hunting. Handguns may go on sale from time to time, but it's rarely a Glock and rarely a decent 1911.

    Any PARTICULAR reason WHY you WROTE like THIS? It doesn't get you any better answers.

  • 9 years ago

    Cabelas has something on sale every week.

    Was just at a gun show, and one of the vendors is having a big Glock the last weekend of March.

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  • MARK
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    Despite all the expenses involved in going to gun shows yes they are worth going to. If you are interested in ammo, you need to know your prices AND you always want to buy in the largest quantities available. That's how you get your best prices. ALSO, The more you buy, the more you save.

  • akluis
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    gun shows are NOT a good deal...for buying guns.

    In addition to YOU having to pay extra costs, the guys selling the guns have to pay extra costs, and hence they have to increase their price a little bit.

    You should NOT view a gunshow as a place to get good prices on guns. You should view a gunshow as ENTERTAINMENT. Also a gunshow is a good place to find rare guns, but expect to pay market price not bargain basement price

  • 9 years ago

    after hunting seasons.

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