In 2005, when the AWB expired, the market was flooded with AK's and surplus parts kits. No one, I think, predicted the parts kits drying up so soon, or unrest cutting off the supply of Romanian and Bulgarian AK's. As such, there has been a rise in domestic AK production. Similarly, this is just my opinion, the supply of surplus curios and relics, and there ammo, have been drying up, at the same time as the popularity of the common AR, their parts, and ammo, has been increasing by leaps and bounds. Anyone want to make a guess on the future? I saw this thread: https://www.carolinashootersclub.com/threads/impulse-buy-today.230449/ (If the link ever dies, an FN-X 45), and it got me thinking. Now that Republicans have the house, senate, and presidency, do you think that silencers will be removed from the NFA? Such noise-pollution safety devices, if made legally widely available, would have a profound impact on the gun market. There is a raging debate of 9mm vs 45. Personally, I like 9mm. But I don't think anyone can deny that, suppressor wise, 45 is superior, being subsonic. If that is the case, would barrel threading be a common feature on most all 45 pistols sold in the near future? Any thoughts on that? Any other guesstimates for the future?