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Ammo & Firearms Shortages Easing

July 11th, 2013 | No Comments | Posted in Ammo & Firearms

5collWe have inventory! It was really scary when we were down to just 3 handguns and 2 long guns a few weeks ago in our sales case, but were are back to where we should be now! Manufacturers are catching up with the orders, so we are well stocked with firearms and ammo, even MSR rifles and .40 & .233! With California set to further restrict ammunition purchases and firearm purchases later this year, you need to get your purchases wrapped up while we still have inventory. Remember our new hours, Monday through Friday 9am – 7pm, and Saturday/Sunday noon till 6pm.

Ammunition Supplies Improving, New Laws Getting Worse

April 12th, 2013 | No Comments | Posted in Ammo & Firearms

cscmOur ammunition supplies are getting better, lately we have had 9mm & .223 available for sale almost every day. .22 is still tight, but .40 & .38 are available daily. One reason for the shortage is the crazy new laws being proposed in Sacramento. There are 3 real bad bills right now, and you need to call your Assemblyman, Manuel Perez at 336-8912 and let him know you vote, and you oppose these bills. Our new state senator, Ben Hueso, is also reliably anti-gun, and needs to hear from you as well xxx-xxxx. Here are the bills: AB-48 will outlaw the private transfer of ammunition (if you hand your pal at the range a box of bullets, and you are not a “licensed dealer”, you instantly become a criminal), AB-169 will outlaw the sale or transfer of all firearms not on the state’s “approved” list (many older firearms, although safe, are not on this list), and AB-500 will extend the current 10-day waiting period to buy a firearm to 17 days(!) and increase the requirements for locking & storing your personal firearm at your home.

There are a half-dozen other anti-second amendment  bills pending in the state legislature, but the above are the worst 3. Please call your representative and let them know your feelings on these bills!

Springfield Range Guns for Sale

March 19th, 2013 | No Comments | Posted in Ammo & Firearms


We are cycling out our Springfield Range Guns. We received new Springfields for our range rentals, so we have some one-year-old XD9’s, XD40’s, and XD45’s for sale. These have been range rental guns, so they’re used, but we’ve maintained them well. These will sell quickly, because Springfield is a high quality brand that is popular with shooters, and new handguns of any make or model are hard to get these days.

Firearms & Ammo Shortages

February 4th, 2013 | No Comments | Posted in Ammo & Firearms

We’re noticing a real tightening of supplies and deliveries on ammo & firearms. Right now, we have enough of all the normal calibers to keep up with demand, but occasionally we run out or get real low on 9mm. Recently, we received twenty lower receivers but had 36 people on the waiting list! We have “ordered up” on all our normal firearms & ammo. One thing we are not doing is gouging on prices, or marking up the freight charges, or other tricks that some web dealers are using. The range is here for the members and customers, and we don’t want to get a reputation as taking advantage of shortages to make a quick buck. Rest assured that we’ll continue with our normal price policies to keep you happy with our selection, our service, and our sales!

MSR (Modern Sporting Rifle) Shortage

January 4th, 2013 | No Comments | Posted in Ammo & Firearms

By now, I’m sure you’ve heard of the MSR shortage throughout the country. Like the ammo shortage of a few years ago, this was caused by circumstances no one could predict. We have several makes and models on order from many manufacturers, but the shortage of MSR’s seems likely to last a few months. If you are in the market for one, come in to the store and we’ll be glad to do our best to make sure you get exactly what you want.

We are attending the major trade show of the year in another week, and feel confident we’ll return with a better picture of the supply chain, and any shipping delays, that may affect orders of this popular platform.

Hunting Ammo In Stock

October 5th, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in Ammo & Firearms
We are loaded up on shotgun ammo for the upcoming waterfowl and late dove season. Get yours now while its still available! We even have the hard-to-find .410 and 20-guage shotgun shells, as well as plenty of 12-guage. We are also a stocking dealer now for the Winchester BlindSide shotgun ammo, if you haven’t rried this in your hunting lately, its worth a try.

Springfield XD Sale!

July 12th, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in Ammo & Firearms

We have a few brand-new Springfield XD’s in stock in 9mm, .40 and .45 calibers, and members get $99.00 off the price during the month of July only! If you are a current member, just show us your member card and get $99 off our normal price for any of these 3 models that are in stock. Remember, you don’t need to be a member to shoot here or purchase guns or ammo, but membership has its rewards!

LCP for California!

January 28th, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in Ammo & Firearms

Lots of you have admired the Ruger LCP pistol displayed at the range, but couldn’t purchase it because of California restrictions. The LCP has been the single best-selling pistol in the US for about the last 7 months! Finally, we have a model for California!

Our staff recently attended an industry show where the Ruger LC-9 was introduced for the California market. This will be a huge seller, and we anticipate a few-week wait for our supply. However, you can pre-order one of these right now, and be among the first to get yours.

Not only is the LC9 a great little pistol, but Crimson Trace already makes a laser sight for it. The LC9 retails for $443, and the laser sight for $160.00. Border Tactical members can order the combo for $549, for over $50 in savings! If you’re a member and want just the pistol, you can save $25 with the attached coupon. (Platinum members – get $100 off the package price).

AB962 California Ammo Ban

December 29th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Ammo & Firearms

Although our two local state legislators voted against it, the Democrat majority in Sacramento passed AB962 last year. Beginning February 1, 2011, residents of California will have to show a drivers license or other photo-ID to purchase handgun ammo. Also, we’ll have to record your personal info and thumbprint when you buy ammunition, and save this for 5 years. Please don’t get mad at us when you come in to the range to buy ammo, its not our stupid rules, its the state’s!

This is likely to be a mess, because, as of the writing of this newsletter, we haven’t been provided with regulations by the California State Department of Justice, on just what constitutes “handgun” ammunition. For example, .22 caliber bullets are used most often for shooting tin cans with a rifle, but many handguns use .22 as well. So is .22 “handgun” ammo? We also don’t have any state forms yet, so we’ll just see what happens on February 1st. If you want to avoid the whole hassle, just buy a lot of ammo right now, before February 1st. Hopefully in a year or two the law might be overturned or modified to make more sense.

One sad side effect of this law is the loss of many youth shooting programs, such as Jr. ROTC, 4-H, and Boy Scout shooting programs. Many junior shooting sports programs will be eliminated because they rely heavily on purchase of surplus ammunition, at a reduced cost, through the Civilian Marksmanship Program via internet and mail order. Also, many ammo purchasers will drive out of state to buy ammo, reducing California’s sales tax revenue. It is already illegal for felons to purchase handgun ammo, this new law will just bog down the police with useless information, without solving any crime. Here at the range, even though we will have to record the purchaser’s name and address, there is no way for us to cross-reference that to any government database of prohibited purchasers, so its a completely useless and counter-productive law.

Gift Season at Border Tactical Indoor Range

December 7th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Ammo & Firearms

giftcardBe sure to consider the range for your Christmas Shopping! We have gifts to fit all budgets, from  $15 to $1500, and everything in between. Here are some ideas: For the tight budget, we have great knifes, magazines, gun cases, shotgun shell shaped thermos bottles, shooters T-shirts, holsters, and more. A step up might be some of the great flashlights, single gun safes, and cases of ammo. If you really want to impress the recipient, how about a new firearm, or a year’s membership? If you pay for a full year’s membership in advance, you can get 12 months for the price of 10! A Platinum Membership would give 5 or 10 years of dues, access to the Platinum lounge, free gun cleaning, discounts at the range & Phoenix Uniforms, special apparel & bags with an exclusive Platinum Member logo, and more. Ask one of our range employees about this special gift. If you’re considering the gift of a firearm, please read this message from the National Shooting Sports Foundation