Indiana Gun Retailer Sells Out of Accessory

By Mary Collins

Indiana Gun Retailer Sells Out of Accessory

January 13, 2011 Updated Jan 13, 2011 at 11:47 AM EDT

Indianapolis, Ind., (Indiana's NewsCenter)--Since Saturday's deadly shooting in Arizona, Don's Guns in Indianapolis has run out of a magazine that enables Glock pistols to fire extra rounds, according to an article in Thursday's Indianapolis Star.

"We sold out, just since that happened," owner Don Davis said. He has ordered more and expects the resupply to sell quickly. The rush to buy the accessories, he said, probably is motivated by fears that lawmakers will try to limit magazine capacity in the wake of the shootings.

Police in Tucson, Ariz., say the man accused in the shootings, Jared Loughner, used a Glock 19 with an extended magazine to kill six people and wound 14, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz.
A random check of dozens of gun stores across the country by USA Today reporters found no indication that sales of Glock guns are surging, but some stores reported increased customer interest in the extended magazines.

"We have seen an uptick in high-capacity magazine purchases but not specifically Glocks," said Jonathan Pirkle of Coal Creek Armory in Knoxville, Tenn. He said that if talk of a ban "lasts a month, then you will see them going quickly."

High-profile shootings often prompt increased interest in the firearms used, said Andrew M. Molchan, director of the Professional Gun Retailers Association. "It's the notoriety," he said, and the "talk about banning things."

Davis said his store's indoor shooting range has been busy in recent days.

"We're seeing a lot of young people coming into the range and practicing," he said. "Some of them are in there shooting and seeing how fast they can change clips."

Evans reports for The Indianapolis Star. Contributing: Clint Brewer, The (Nashville) Tennessean.




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