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Employee of the Month

Stopped by my local Merchant of Death (Coal Creek Armory) to see if they had any deals on any death dealing gizmos and to grab a mag pouch. They had this up on their wall (sorry for the poor quality, it was taken with the Blackberry):

From Political

And Coal Creek had a few AR 57 uppers in stock and only two AR-15s on the wall.

15 Responses to “Employee of the Month”

  1. Brigid Says:

    I think the election of someone on record as being so anti-gun did more to boost the economy than all those rebate checks ever did.

  2. Linoge Says:

    Out of a morbid sense of curiosity (since I doubt I can actually afford one), do you recall how much they were asking for the AR57 uppers?

  3. JJR Says:

    Now THAT’s LOL funny…thanks for posting!

  4. SayUncle Says:

    linoge, $730 IIRC

  5. chris Says:

    What is an AR57?

    I missed the Memo on that one.

  6. Linoge Says:

    Spaceba.

    Almost worth it, that. If 5.7 ammunition was not closely related to unicorn horn…

  7. Number9 Says:

    They are honest.

  8. drstrangegun Says:

    5.7 ammo is still around 0.50 to 0.60 a round, I think the boxes we have are about the same price as .45acp.

    We’ve sold a LOT of FN’s new wunderkind, so it behooves us to stay up in stock on 5.7 ammo.

  9. Weer'd Beard Says:

    Another gun I don’t get…but still a neat little design from what I read.

    Still spendy underpowered ammo that can’t easily be reloaded (A friend who tried found that the non-tapered case walls are aided in extraction by some factory coating, one trip through the brass tumbler or a few trips into the chamber lead to sticky cases and double-feeds.

  10. Thomas Smith Says:

    I love my PS90, I think the AR57 upper is a pretty cool idea too at about $500 savings over the FN gun. The cartridge isn’t really overpriced, 40-50 cents/shot for premium bullets (Hornady v-max)is actually quite decent. I have dies but don’t reload since the cases show signs of stress and stretching after just one firing in the PS 90. However I’d love to get a 20″ contender in 5.7 just to see how it performs in a long barrel. In addition to which it would eliminate case stretch and allow me to use those dies I bought. How’s that for a $300 answer to a $30 problem?

  11. the pawnbroker Says:

    the “o” has a long way to go before he matches the employee of the f’n decade back in the 90’s…brother bill c. brought about the most profitable period in my 30yrs. as a dealer.

    but i do think o has a good chance to eclipse clinton…employee of the millennium? almost makes me want to pull an ffl again…

    jtc

  12. Linoge Says:

    If I had not already spent too much on magazines and 5.56 ammunition in planning for a 5.56 upper, I might have to steal a 57AR from you, Dr. StrangeGun. As it is, I think I would only really be happy with the 6″ barrel + 6″ silencer arrangement (that just looks shiny), and that would require far too much paperwork and money at the moment.

  13. phlegmfatale Says:

    So, does that mean he got the special parking space?

  14. drstrangegun Says:

    Linoge,

    We’re a type 7 with a machine shop… you can always get our 16″ and then later on pop for $200 (well, twice) to SBR it and attach a suppressor đŸ™‚

  15. Linoge Says:

    Bah. Stop tempting me.

    And, on a more serious note, it is that additional $400 that is making me hit the “pause” button on this purchase.