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Was inquiring about the saiga 12 today and they are no longer importing as they will be banned april or may 1st.

Should I buy one for 899 (new) ?

What did they retail before all this ban crap?
 

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a few months ago I saw a new one in Newnan for about $675.
 

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I guess considering the situation, 200$ isn't terrible, still a 33% price increase but could be worse.

Why do people do "conversions" are they required by law or for a particular function?
 

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$900 is waaaaay over what I paid back in Jan for one (I paid $525), but I couldn't tell you what the new "normal" is after the ATF Study. Unless that Saiga is already converted or had other work done to it, I wouldn't pay it.

I've heard nothing about a ban, it's all speculation at this point.

The "conversion" is more or less to return it to it's non-sporting style w/ pistol grip and be able to use US made drum mags (since you have to play the 922r game).
Converted = more fun IMO
 

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I've been told by 3 different dealers that they will no longer be imported as of April/may.

Not sure how true it is but 3 separate FFL said same.
 

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Nothclif said:
$900 is waaaaay over what I paid back in Jan for one (I paid $525), but I couldn't tell you what the new "normal" is after the ATF Study. Unless that Saiga is already converted or had other work done to it, I wouldn't pay it.

I've heard nothing about a ban, it's all speculation at this point.

The "conversion" is more or less to return it to it's non-sporting style w/ pistol grip and be able to use US made drum mags (since you have to play the 922r game).
Converted = more fun IMO
That price is basic, not converted. Converted was like $1400, I was like huh? He went on tell me that it was cheaper than Red Jacket's...
 

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Peach State Guns in Conyers/Covington is also out of stock right now, but expects more. The last batch sold for $599.99. They're not sure what price the incoming bunch might sell for. I'm not familiar with this gun, but did notice it while browsing their site today, so it may be apples and oranges.
http://shop.peachstateguns.com/product. ... egoryId=11
 

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about a year ago they were 375-450 stock, now 650-800 stock.

fine piece of machinery. i <3 mine

i dont care what you pay, it will be worth more later.
 

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Nothclif said:
Honestly don't think it's worth it for one over $650, $900 is pretty insane for a non-special build.
I agree. I'd be lying to say I wouldn't be disappointed not owning one, but it won't make or break my "collection" especially at $900+ dollars.
 

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I'm gonna laugh when these turn out like the post election ARs...
 

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We sold them for $535 prior to RAA's decision to stop importation.

They are cool, however in terms of construction quality of manufacturing, the Mossberg 930SPX series is better and it is about 75-100 less for a new one.

...but there is that whole magazine concept... ;)
 

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We sold them for $535 prior to RAA's decision to stop importation.

They are cool, however in terms of construction quality of manufacturing, the Mossberg 930SPX series is better and it is about 75-100 less for a new one.

...but there is that whole magazine concept... ;)
I called your store today a few minutes before close just to see if you guys had one in or on order. Ted was quite polite and helpful over the phone even though it was almost time to close.

I'm with you on the Mossberg being high quality/value, which is why I'm not going to pay $900 for the saiga 12. If I can find one >$600, I'll bite, but not paying a premium price at for a shotty.

Thanks for the info Dan.
 

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a-squared said:
[quote="GA Firing Line":w4dyt73f]We sold them for $535 prior to RAA's decision to stop importation.

They are cool, however in terms of construction quality of manufacturing, the Mossberg 930SPX series is better and it is about 75-100 less for a new one.

...but there is that whole magazine concept... ;)
I called your store today a few minutes before close just to see if you guys had one in or on order. Ted was quite polite and helpful over the phone even though it was almost time to close.

I'm with you on the Mossberg being high quality/value, which is why I'm not going to pay $900 for the saiga 12. If I can find one >$600, I'll bite, but not paying a premium price at for a shotty.

Thanks for the info Dan.[/quote:w4dyt73f]

I'll pass your compliments along to Ted. It's always nice to catch the employees treating folks with respect "when no one in looking." - BTW, I actually had to call Ted BACK into work tonight because Matt got sick and we needed to send him home. The phones were ringing and the range was blasting - He happily turned his truck around and entered back into the madness.

We have Saiga 20 rnd drums in stock for 90 bucks when you get your gun.

Dan
 
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