Well, my run of luck at Cabela’s continues. Stopped by there over the weekend and while waiting with my number to look over something else, saw a guy looking over a new Ruger 10/22 take down. My eyes lit up and just about everyone else who was close by got a sweaty look on their face and rushed to get a number from the Serving Customer # so-and-so dispenser. Luckily, I only had to wait 45 minutes for my # to get called and I asked the guy “so, can I look at one of the take down Rugers?”. He said that the one the guy was looking at was a special order that he had put in a few months ago but he would take a look. My level of excitement deflated somewhat at that, figuring there were probably about 4,000 people ahead of me on any Ruger 10/22 wait list.
He tried the computer and it wasn’t working right and then he said he would take a look in back (thank you thank you thank you!) and after 10 minutes, here he comes with the short, squat Ruger box! They had got a pallet of them in and had not had time to bring them out for display. I got lucky, being at the right place at the right time - I have one on lay-away now.
As I did the law-away paper work, I saw 4 or 5 more Rugers come out of the back room at customer request.
Also – saw about 4 or 5 guys buy AR’s of one sort or the other while I was there. They had quite a few out for sale which was surprising. Prices were still a little inflated, but getting lower.
Gun rights people always talk about the “Fuds” – those are the guys who only use rifles and side-by-sides for hunting and don’t give a flip about black rifles or pistols of any kind and the stereotype is that they would gladly toss AR owners under the gun control bus. Well, I actually observed a proto-typical Fud buy an evil black rifle. He was outfitted in a red and black plaid shirt, high-water jeans, Browning-style field boots, suspenders and seriously, a hat with ear flaps. Only thing missing was his hunting vest.
He looked at and proceeded to purchase a DPMS 308 outfitted with a tactical scope of some kind. It took him about 30 seconds to make up his mind on the purchase. Later on, I saw him with his AR-10 in his shopping cart and a new rifle case and a pile of other stuff. Good for him.
With my good fortune and steady run of luck at Cabela’s, I did stop at the convenience store on the way home and bought a PowerBall ticket too….heck, you never know.
Hope all is well out there.