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Old 04-01-2013, 03:55 PM   #1
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We need to start applying pressure upon

retailers regarding ammo. I've visited

Canada this week, that's right, TONS of

ammo on the shelves.

Until our regular suppliers and gun stores

start making a true effort to re- supply

their shelves, IMHO we should also

"be realistic".

No ammo ? FINE. Then that firearm you

are selling is basically a fancy paperweight.

Last time I checked, fancy paperweights

were what? 20, maybe 30 $$?

Hey, I just got a new desk...

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Don't get to excited about us having loads of ammunition up this way. I went to buy powder not Ben a week ago and had to ask for three different brands before they had one hard work for me, and it was dusty as could be.

I was also told the guys who pick up the powder went to grab 36,000 pounds and where turned down. So we're getting the after effects of everything you guys are going through. Right now even .22LR is getting rough to find at points.

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It'll calm down at some point. But as long as people are buying into a fear it will keep going.

And for Gods sake people be prepared for the next run. Keep some for a rainy day. I'm not saying buy out a store every time you go in. Just a box extra here and there. I can't count the old threads here and other boards where people said keeping more than a couple boxes of ammo was just crazy. Maybe it is...Crazy like a fox.

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I am just not buying anything right now,except shotshells which seemed to have escaped this paranoia in this area, for the wife's trap shooting. She uses her reloads for practice but at ATA shoots , she uses factory shells. I have several thousand rounds of 22, 9mm, and enough components to keep me ok for a long time. My wife always gave me crap for always picking up a brick of 22lr, when we shopped for her stuff but now she thinks I'm a genius,, that will last about 15 more minutes,, I just think if we just quit buying for a while, like any other market, supply and demand will stabilize.
We just have to get rid of the buying out of fear. Good luck.

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We need to start applying pressure upon

retailers regarding ammo. I've visited

Canada this week, that's right, TONS of

ammo on the shelves.

Until our regular suppliers and gun stores

start making a true effort to re- supply

their shelves, IMHO we should also

"be realistic".

No ammo ? FINE. Then that firearm you

are selling is basically a fancy paperweight.

Last time I checked, fancy paperweights

were what? 20, maybe 30 $$?

Hey, I just got a new desk...

And you think that somehow the dealers can get more ammo than the "chicken littles" can buy?? strange!
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Well, Locutus, maybe, maybe not.

But do you feel we'll see ammo supplies

return to normal, if we show up at LGSs

while the ammo shelf is empty,

drooling over ammo-less guns, and fawning

over AR parts ar 120% of full retail

like it's our lucky day?

It's not a matter of specifically pressuring

the retailer. It's a matter of putting the industry

in general on notice that without the keystone

ammo availability issue being addressed, that

consumers are going to regard the LGS wares

as what they currently are- fancy rocks.

Which we can't do, if everyone from NY to LA

keeps inflating the values of firearms products

in the absence of ammunition.

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The industry is already "on notice" that more ammo is needed.

But when they are producing 24/7 already, how, exactly do they ramp up their production???

If you could somehow convince the "chicken littles" that the sky isn't falling, and ammo isn't going to be outlawed tomorrow, in a few weeks the shelves would be full again.

We become out own worst enemies when we start to believe the fear mongers.

As Pogo said, "We have met the enemy and they are us."

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I was at our local Big Box sporting goods store here in NE Texas yesterday and plenty of ammo in all popular calibers is there as well as AR style rifles and mags again. There is a limit of 1 box per caliber per purchase on "popular" calibers (22LR, 380 auto, 9mm, 40 S&W, 45 auto, 5.56, 7.62 and a couple of others) and you had to ask to see the AR's since they were in the storage room, but they were there and while prices were higher than 6 months ago, it was only by 10% or less. I bought a box of Winchester .22 for $3 and I almost got a box each of 5.56 for $8 and 9mm for $10, but I started adding to my stock long before the current shortages so I already have plenty of center fire ammo and decided to leave the 5.56 & 9mm for someone else.

There were several customers who tried their best to convince the clerk to sell more than a single box of a particular caliber, but she wouldn't budge. There was one guy in particular who wanted 20 boxes of the 9mm and when she wouldn't sell it, he asked if he could make several individual purchases. His idea was to take the 20 boxes to the cash register and pay for each box individually. She told him he could return as often as he wanted but she was limited to giving him a single box of 9mm per visit to the gun dept. However, she did say the purchase limit should be dropped by next month if he wanted to wait. He looked disgusted and left after buying a box each of 9mm and 40 S&W.

As others have pointed out, prices are returning to normal and as soon as the hoarding mentality and individuals grabbing every box in sight stops, the shelves should fill up real fast.

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