Gun-Day Sunday: Anticipating Shortages This Year, and the Boys Anti-Tank Rifle

Two topics of interest, one current and the other from history.

A snippet in the Notes from today’s Survival Blog got me thinking:

I just noticed that the new MagPul AK-47 PMAGs are on sale for $13.93 each at– one of our loyal advertisers. Stock up, before the pre-election rush on full capacity magazines! – JWR

Yes. There’s a very good chance that we’ll see a rush on arms, ammunition and magazines in the run up to the November festivities. I think industry is in a better position now to supply the surge in demand, but we should anticipate shortages and price hikes. So, should we not take advantage of the opportunities now? Yes, we should. Between now and Der Tag in November, we can all sock away a good little pile of essentials if we make steady acquisitions, a little here and a little there.

(Incidentally, I went to the advertiser’s site shown above… already sold out!)

By way of WRSA, I found a great post at WeaponsMan on the Boys Anti-Tank Rifle, specifically one for sale at Gunbroker. NEAT. PIECE. OF. GEAR. (Check out the ammo on massive five-round stripper clips, and the can to hold the mags.) Utterly worthless against a tank, even back then, but certainly effective against other targets. Just looking at the thing, I wondered  if Ronnie Barrett had the Boys AT Rifle in the back of his mind as he designed his own .50 rifle.


Über vmijpp

VMIJPP hails from the star city of the south, Roanoke, Virginia. A 1989 graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, he is a retired artillery officer in the United States Marine Corps, with time in both the active and reserve sides. He served in Iraq in 2004, and in Afghanistan in 2009-2010. He joined the magnificent as a guest blogger from the now defunct but never uninteresting Rule 308, where he denounced gun control and other aspects of tyranny, and proclaimed the greatness of the United States. When the sun set on, he migrated here with Keydet1976 and the others.
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