I stopped into a local Dunham’s store today to see if they had any firearms sales going. Yep, they did, and they had the Yogu SKS 59/66 on sale for $99.99.
At that price I should have bought two, but I only snagged one. Just not thinking clearly, I suppose. I might have to go back for another one.
Now, if you don’t already have a semi-automatic rifle chambered for an intermediate cartridge and want one these are a heck of a deal. They’re not too light, the 59/66′s that is, but they’re pretty hard to beat for one hundred stinking dollars. These days a case of 7.62x39mm ammo will cost you more than the actual gun, and 7.62x39mm isn’t exactly pricey.
Well, it’s getting pricey, but that’s another topic entirely.
I would like to take this time to mention that Dunham’s now “requires” a phone number for every gun purchase. I’m used to retailers asking for a phone number and I usually reply with a polite, “No thanks.” or, “I’d rather not.” but the cashier informed me that they required it for gun purchases. Apologetically. I suppose they get a number of gun guys that balk at that question.