December 24, 2020 at 9:10 am #31714
December 24, 2020 at 9:22 am #31715
Yup several companies have put out videos to quell the naysayers and conspiracy theories. It’s just the perfect storm and how folks didn’t see it coming is beyond me.
The election was enough but the combined fuel really added.
Even if things stabilize it’ll be years before normalcy but that’s doubtful given the conditions. What’s killing it now is folks paying outrageous prices still and still buying guns with no ammo.
I know of at least one guy who is planning on using his limited capacity to kill enough to get more. He’s very vocal about it.
Food and maybe water is next IMO
December 24, 2020 at 3:12 pm #31716Casper ShipParticipant
You gotta wonder exactly what kind of person would wait until this point in time, before they decided to buy a gun….or spare ammo?
December 24, 2020 at 4:00 pm #31717
The only ones I really feel for are the young just coming of age doing the scramble.
For the rest the message has always been the same:
Buy It Cheap Stack It Deep
December 25, 2020 at 9:25 am #31722
I could see why people living in cities where they are defunding the police would buy this late in the game.
Up until then, they never thought they would need it.
December 27, 2020 at 10:29 pm #31771WhirlibirdParticipant
A person who just came of age?
A person dealing with other problems?
I can remember 1994, and the trading and swapping that happened then, people changing from one make/model to another one that was on the “ban list” and the prices associated with such.
Then there’s those that just got into them then, it happens, pretty much every time we have a problem.
December 25, 2020 at 8:31 am #31718
Thats where the old farts like us come in . We grew up with guns , and most of us have several , more than enough to provide one or three to our younger family members . Depending on what state you live in , all perfectly legal , AND under the radar . One of the few good things Arizona is good about …………few gun laws .
December 25, 2020 at 8:44 am #31719
Yup that’s a fact.
I made sure my kids left the house with a brace of them: shotgun, hunting rifle, AR, handgun and 22.
I’m now working on the grands stuff.
December 25, 2020 at 8:51 am #31720
<div>One of our local 3 gun competitions has been canceled due to the shortages and the pistol competition will be a limited round count much like the days of Sandy Hook shooting panic buying.</div>
<div>The ranges are full but only shooting what is on hand so folks are not spending a lot of time there. I saw a lot of 22s there too.</div>
<div>Training has crashed between ammo and covid.</div>
<div>Hunting stayed steady it seemed.</div>
<div>What this tells me is it’s short term fear hoarding. That’s gonna be a lot of shooting if something else happens.</div>
December 25, 2020 at 9:29 am #31723
I am surprised to hear people are shooting their .22LR.
I got out the Izzy the other day (https://www.pyramydair.com/s/m/IZH_46M_Match_Air_Pistol/78)
December 25, 2020 at 9:47 am #31726
We’ve had 22 on the shelves till the shortage.
I’m gonna burn some this weekend from 1983 in a Marlin lever gun just for fun.
December 25, 2020 at 9:14 am #31721
You know something else WILL happen . Communism is an evil mind disease , that `cares nothing for human rights , liberty , or life . Too many drones of the state that have no conscience , or responsibility to their fellow American .
January 25, 2021 at 8:54 pm #32162
January 26, 2021 at 6:27 pm #32172
Lol yeah no cheap ammo unless you have connection to owners of factories and even then they have to owe you large as endless demand.
You can find some overseas if you have the permits or way to.import.
As for 22 why stop after first few barrels of ammo…. cosmoline sealer and away you go….. right now honestly we dont buy much new ammo just reload stuff. With Dillon systems we push out 1300 finished an hour.
January 31, 2021 at 2:44 pm #33144
February 1, 2021 at 8:34 am #33204
February 1, 2021 at 9:14 am #33206
Yeah just as well laugh cause 6.5 Grendel is gone.
gonna get a new barrel and use a spare BCG when I run out I guess.
February 2, 2021 at 8:53 am #33239
So we’ve had several gunshows recently and I’ve gotten a lot of calls and texts since.
It seems 9mm is sold in sandwich bags now and in the rush to buy ARs some rather unscrupulous dealers are building junk and selling them to these idiots who know nothing.
The PSA complete lowers we’re going for $500 even though you can order them for 1/2.
Last nights call and text was an AR10 that the bolt wouldn’t even lock back. Yeah that’s gonna happen when you put a shorter buffer tube on it like they did.
Seriously tell folks to calm down, use their heads and be smart. Guns and ammo aren’t magic and ya can’t surround yourself with them to ward off evil.
February 3, 2021 at 12:49 pm #33266
Stopped at academy this morning to pick up some athletic gear. Ammo line was around the building with bunch of kalifornia tags in the parking lot. I’m being told that KBI follows Kalifornians to the gunshows in Nevada n Arizona and then arrests them as they drive back because Kalifornia has a 5 day wait period background check on ammo now too. Dunno if that’s true but it sounds plausible.
They got in Tula 223 n 9 and they were losing their minds.
Winchester 12ga AAs skeet shells sold out before I picked a swimming suit.
I didn’t get in the line.
Buy It Cheap Stack It Deep
February 3, 2021 at 6:23 pm #33271
I found a new gas station on a reserve that was selling guns and ammo….. had a pallet of Soviet canned ak ammo 10 cases of .22 or Winchester black. 6 cans of 12 gauge 2 3/4 buck00 and skeet steel. 10 vinyl bags of 5.56…. 9mm about 5000 rounds…. clerk kinda looked weird as we took it all. Super lucky find gas station was grand opening today… just happened to stop buy as open sign on window….
February 3, 2021 at 8:17 pm #33275LittlesisterParticipant
They also plan on making everyone go through a phychological exam if you own a gun. The plan I think is to go through the federal gov. I will take one if Biden and Harris along with Clinton and others take one also. They are the problem not us. Either way they are going to try to enforce us first through a pay out plan to pay us if we turn them in on our own. After that they will go door to door. This is what some of the news media are saying. I will just sit back at this point and see what happens.
February 3, 2021 at 9:02 pm #33278
Door to door with who ? Lol they haven’t got a single agency that’s staffed. Lots of luck with that anyway but y’all be careful how ya respond. Don’t fall into their trap
February 3, 2021 at 11:45 pm #33281
The one thing I would bet on is it will not be as simple as passing a law and everything will comply.
Well if we are going with psychological test… right after top down every person passes or loses job immediately… then you know who is them vs rest.
February 4, 2021 at 8:29 am #33284
A psych test.
I think everyone would fail! And not even having anything to do with firearms!
“Ya’ll nutz!” 😉
February 4, 2021 at 3:16 pm #33292
“8 million first time gun owners in the U.S. in 2020. If each of those new gun owners purchased a 50ct. box of ammo, that’s 400,000,000 rounds.“
February 4, 2021 at 7:27 pm #33295
So guys to train to reasonable proficiency what amount would you say as first time shooter/owner?
Me I would say minimum would be 2000 rounds for first platform with 500 to change to different but same style platform. This is considering most will have atleast 3 separate platforms. A shot gun a rifle and a pistol.
This is not well trained this is being able to somewhat hit a paper target without endangering yourself or others. Well trained well really where is the limit? We put through min 200 rounds a month per platform to keep skills up…. I would suggest 500 on your primary rifle and your pistol… atleast 100 with shotty.
So for 8 million new users to get minimum qualifications on my numbers it would be 16,000,000,000 and 4,000,000,000 a month to keep minimum skills on one possibly 2 weapon platforms.
So how many do you think can or will do this let alone advance training or do you think they bought it as magic charm to wave around and have problem retreat in fear.
You are going to see some horrific accidents and people getting killed like selco was saying guy with gun killed by guy with knife….
February 4, 2021 at 7:52 pm #33298LittlesisterParticipant
Under marshal law, my understanding is that they will call out the national guard and or military to go door to door. Under socialism and communism they will want to spread the wealth. They will take your food and guns. And anything else they find they think they might need for the sake of feeding the needy. We will all be needy at the rate they are going. I read somewhere that they were going to use the police but after the way they have treated the police and now wanting defund them. The Dems won’t get any help from them. Biden has already signed over 40 executive orders. More than any other president ever has. He has sold us out and they are lining their pockets already.
February 5, 2021 at 8:05 am #33310
I have always wondered on that one.
When I was in the Marines, in NCO school we had a class about following lawful and unlawful orders.
Where would that fall into a gun confiscation, door-to-door scenario? Even if Congress passed a law?
Would officers resign their commission?
Enlisted refuse orders?
February 15, 2021 at 7:53 am #33527
Can y’all show me this National martial law or the plan?
February 15, 2021 at 9:11 am #33530
At one point, Gov Cuomo considered using the NG to go door to door to enact his SAFE law.
To say the least, he got considerable push back from the NG leadership.
However, I would not put it past this Admin to try something that stoopid.
February 15, 2021 at 9:13 am #33532
Yeah that’s state. Looking for National.
Because as far as I know it doesn’t exist
February 15, 2021 at 11:30 am #33537
But realistically, from just a manpower and logistical point of view, something like that would require the NG (Army, Air, and Space).
February 5, 2021 at 1:32 pm #33313
Some officers would some would blindly follow orders and other would and then later either have regrets about it or quit. The unlucky few will die.
I would think this would tear military/ng into factions and they would loose alot of skilled personnel and not be able to replace easily and for years if ever. Remember the British where recruiting all the way till end of war of 1776. Just few to no takers….
February 15, 2021 at 7:57 am #33528
The hoarding of ammo reaches new heights daily. Most stores with ranges have laid off folks because there is no one shooting. The flip side of it is they still won’t allow steel cases because they sell back the brass. That’s stuck on stupid on their part. Let folks shoot their tula and make a few bucks rather than none. A magnet will sort the floor stuff out.
Make sure y’all keep up your skill sets. Allot a portion of your holdings to proficiency. If all you’ve got is a hundred rounds then I get it stay with dry fire but I know some with10K rounds who’ve not gone since BC before covid.
Surrounding yourself with boxes of ammo and lined walls of guns won’t save you. Hitting the target will.
February 15, 2021 at 9:12 am #33531
Using air rifle and pistol.
But well said.
March 22, 2021 at 11:20 am #34718
So my son decided to buy a rifle from someone. Great timing right? Lol. I can’t blame him the price was right and it’s still legal today. The good news it’s in a caliber which I’m seeing everywhere being x39.
So I was out this morning and went to academy and picked up some. 100rds steel for $38. They are now getting ammo trucks in several times a week.
I even got some Hornady 6.5 Grendel which is the first batch of non Kommie stuff I’ve seen in a while.
Last week I got 100rds Aguila 117gr HP 9mm for $54. I’m hardly hurting for ammo but if it’s a decent deal on expanding stuff I’ll pick it up.
A buddy texted this morning to tell me he bought 300 CCI stingers for $120.
How’s it looking in y’all’s neck of the woods?
March 22, 2021 at 1:05 pm #34721
I cannot honestly say.
Have not been to the local sporting goods store in . . . months.
I have not bought a box of centerfire ammo in . . . well, must be going on two decades now.
Just shotshell, and rimfire.
And, as of late, air gun pellets/slugs.
March 22, 2021 at 1:32 pm #34724BarrensHomeyParticipant
Can’t buy any ammo in Minneapolis area due to the big trial. Out in Wisconsin the LGS charges a dollar a round and up. Air gun is the way to go right now.
March 22, 2021 at 2:14 pm #34726
175 rnd 12 gauge slug $175 per case
222 Winchester black 22lr $35
7.62 nato 141 grain vinyl packed 200 rnds $250
303 british 20 rnd Winchester 180 grain $47
500 round can of ak $450
1000 rounds 180 grain 45auto fmj $650
March 22, 2021 at 4:51 pm #34729
Here’s an article on it
March 23, 2021 at 8:50 am #34744
$25 for 50rnds?!?!?!
March 23, 2021 at 9:13 am #34751
I have a little bag I send with my wife that carries ammo n mags for her gun. It’s worth more than the gun now lol
March 23, 2021 at 9:58 am #34753
That would not surprise me!
Went looking for .22LR ammo on Midway the other day. The stuff they did have in stock, not really interested in. I do like Ely, but not at $0.58 a round.
Opted for buying more .22 air gun slugs. 1200 slugs for $63, delivered to my door.
April 1, 2021 at 12:37 pm #34946
There are times I want to strangle the community over comments like “the government is paying ammo manufacturers to not produce”. They aren’t farmers and there isn’t a subsidiary for not. Anyway here’s a laugh for those with a sense of humor
Hornady Production Update
April 1, 2021 at 2:44 pm #34950
While funny, I would think government intervention would be along the lines of legislation ie make gun makers open law suits from mass shooting. Next would be in lisencing and permissions for zoning and the ability to sell both state to state as well as over seas.
Sure you can open and only sell in one state and be liable for anyone who uses your product in an unsafe manner… let’s see them do that to car manufacturers or food companies and fat people responsible for medical Bill’s.
April 1, 2021 at 4:13 pm #34958
Price Increase Announced for Winchester and Browning Ammo -The Firearm Blog
- Shotshells + 5%-12%
- 22 Magnum Rimfire ammunition +10%
- Hunting Rifle ammunition + 5%-15%
- All Centerfire Rifle FMJ ammunition +8%
- All Centerfire Pistol ammunition +8%
- Components +10%
- Primers +25% (Due to our current backorder situation, until further notice, Winchester is not accepting new orders on primers)
April 2, 2021 at 9:58 am #35078
April 12, 2021 at 8:01 am #35773
Remington Ammo Back In Operation
I’m guessing they still had still had stock of components on hand
April 16, 2021 at 10:37 am #35897
You know what I’m trying to figure out? I’m trying to figure out where all those folks who said they were gonna trade ammo for stuff are.
Turns out they didn’t have as much as they thought. So maybe I won’t have to listen to that anymore.
My favorite has been the great survival god on his blog who was encouraging everyone to sell their ammo preps to “their neighbors”. I called him out and told him to sell me a case or three of his 9 and 556 his on his website so the public could see it and needless to say he declined. Socialism even in preppers or even worse where they wish to weaken others so they are more powerful.
April 16, 2021 at 12:22 pm #35900
What? He tells everyone to sell their ammo, but wont do it himself?
Seems like a hypocrite to me.
April 16, 2021 at 12:22 pm #35901
well like trading pm at this point it’s not valued high enough…
personally I would not exclude ammo trade if and a big IF nothing else would do and we desperately needed others trade item. I do believe with our group that there will be other skills and crafted items that would entice them.
Matt it’s the quote you said earlier somewhere buy it cheap stack it deep….. except now is only cheaper than future as it’s crazy expensive
April 19, 2021 at 7:31 am #35980
”Many individuals now regularly wait for gun shops and other retailers to receive their deliveries and buy up everything they can, only to resell the ammunition days later – in some cases just hours after – online or via gun shows.”
I’ve seen some of this. I’ve also seen some ammo companies doing the same in buying from one and reselling from theirs at higher rates
April 25, 2021 at 3:45 pm #36201
Can attest to that . In this region , guns are gone the moment they arrive off the truck . People buying them are OTHER retailers , public doesnt have a chance . I think some modified ” ticket scalping ” laws are needed . Around here , the only things that the big chains have on the shelf , are vintage , oddball guns , that nobody really want . That in the best of times , ammo was hard to get for the oddball calibers . We are talking French , Swiss , Italian , etc . May be actually good old rifles , but pretty much a wall hanger at this point . If manufacturers were worried about the political aspects of what is going on , they would start selling directly to the public , on- line sales only .
April 25, 2021 at 2:14 pm #36199
“If you’re a scammer, this is a great ploy, right? Because you have 8.4 million new people who don’t have loyalty,” “They don’t know what an ammo store should look like. And they haven’t bought online before.”
That is a great point. Thing is I’ve had ZERO newbies come to me for help. It’s all previous gun owners looking for something.
April 25, 2021 at 9:45 pm #36208
We just had a large order of reloading projectiles and primers sell out in 30 mins… 3 tons worth.
May 7, 2021 at 8:06 am #36474
So we just had an Atwood’s go in next town over which is cool because we’ve not got a lot. Most family stuff shut down years ago and tractor supply is ok but it’s small and still a drive. I went to the grand opening Wednesday morning and they had ammo as in shelf full. I laughed cause it was messing people up because they had choices in calibers, weights and brands. 2 box limit of course but I got me some 6.5 Grendel SST and moved on.
I texted 6 folks to let them know and ZERO went even though they drove right past it coming home from work.
That tells me at least with this bunch the bubble is not growing. Then last night I get 2 messages that they still had 9 and 308 hunting ammo which is crazy. Academy had 308 ball still sitting too.
Maybe it’s a sign and maybe not but I’m hopeful
May 7, 2021 at 9:31 am #36477
I think it’s a sign but not that ammo isn’t longer wanted but that people have run out of financial capital to spend.
May 7, 2021 at 9:34 am #36478
We just ordered more reloading projectiles and primers for our buisiness and there is no delivery till end of sept because factory is maxed.
Usually it’s less than 2 months st max. Before this stupid ammo shortage it was 3 weeks.
May 17, 2021 at 7:17 pm #36745
Here’s a tip for y’all. Find grand openings of places like academy or Atwood’s and make it at the opening and you’ll get about whatever you want.
They are a different kinda hoarder. They stash it till store openings then use it.
June 10, 2021 at 8:02 am #37886
I’ve had a lot of irons in the fire lately working on things and it’s required me to shop some. Several of my stores are in the same area so if I hit one I hit them all. Much to my surprise, though it wasn’t a delivery day nor early in the day, there’s been some useable ammo on the shelves. Buckshot and slugs are high still. Everything else is the new higher normal price.
I’m not hurting by any means but pick up a few things I or others could use. I picked up some military grade buckshot for the guy who runs our freeze dryer and some 9mm HP for myself. And of course it’s not the brand or type we would normally use but it’s usable.
I believe it to be getting better though I’ve still not seen things like 30-06 in a long while.
I’m still not seeing reloading components.
What are y’all seeing?
June 10, 2021 at 9:45 am #37887
I have not been into town recently to say.
June 14, 2021 at 8:03 am #37993
June 14, 2021 at 8:35 am #37994
There is a market for it.
Or, they (the cartels) are getting low too.
June 14, 2021 at 11:50 am #38000
Going up. There was 223,9mm and 308 ball stacked
June 15, 2021 at 8:47 am #38020Atypical SapienParticipant
Some glimmer of potential: https://www.americanrifleman.org/content/remington-ammo-back-in-operation/
June 15, 2021 at 8:47 am #38023
Yes most companies are optimistic which is good
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