A sudden email and something I gave up on, is on the way.
On the second to the last day of 2008, I received an email from R & R Arms. A rifle that I had put on a wish list for approximately 4 months was available for purchase. I had already given up on it.
It was a brand new in the box, DPMS LR 308 TAC 20 which included 2 19 round mags.
What caught my immediate attention was the asking price: $980.14 + shipping & handling: $22.55 for a total of $1002.69!
Well, I was about to go for a pistol but went for the DPMS rifle instead. I had given up because it had been some time and the prices out there were unreasonable to outrageous. The longer 24 inch models were a tad heavy and I wanted one that had a 20 inch barrel (TAC 20) and a rail. A barrel shorter than 20 inches in length for a .308 Win would result in a loss of performance, or more to the point, a 20 inch barrel is really the minimum required in squeezing out close to the full potential of this caliber.
I was very gratified by the fact that R & R Arms was not resorting to the price "acceleration" one sees out there. They could have asked $1500 or more for it and someone out there would have bought it within a few days if not sooner. I however, would not have been able to afford it.
Furthermore, my wife of 22 years said, go for it. She understands a Paratrooper's need for high quality "equipment".
So, it is on the way and I should have it by next week. I am now celebrating the bargain and the new year.
Last edited by VB; 01-01-2009 at 12:03 PM.
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"These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives everything its value."
Thomas Paine, volunteer in the Continental Army in his The American Crisis.