Will Work For Ammo.

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by imdaveg, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. imdaveg

    imdaveg New Member

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    Uuuuuuuunnngh! What gives man??

    I'm a new gun owner who just recently fell in love with shooting. I cannot find ammo anywhere. Shop owners don't even answer the question of when they expect the next shipment anymore.

    If the zombie apocalypse hits, there better not be more than 25 of them or I'm screwed.

    Seriously tempted to go to my range, pay the shooting fee, buy a few hundred rounds and just sneak them out.

    I don't get it, and maybe I'm clueless, but if I'm an ammo supplier, I'd be cranking these babies out 24/7. Seems to me that the ammo guys could be making an even bigger fortune by figuring out a way to keep up with demand. Is it regulated or something??

    I need a hook up out here in Orange County, CA.

    .... we're almost out of BB's too....

    Sincerely,
    NoMoAmmo
     
  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Every ammo and gun maker is working overtime right now. Panic buying, demand has gone thu the roof. Where have you been? We have been discussing this for weeks, and there are two other threads open on this right now.
     

  3. bluez

    bluez Well-Known Member

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    I am confident the ammo shortage will go away by the end of this year.
    if a civil war starts before then, I will hand out cases of Ammo to patriots in need ;) (I built a stash pre-crisis)

    I am sure I am not the only one who preps to equip more than just himself for whent he baloon goes up.:)

    If you check on slickguns.com every day within a week you will find ammo thats in stock somewhere.

    It may be expensive.. but you could still scratch that itch so u have at least something
     
  4. Sgt_Skrb_25

    Sgt_Skrb_25 New Member

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    What caliber are you looking for? Turners in Orange gets their shipments in on Thursdays. They open at 10am, but get there around 9:30 and get in line. I did it a couple of weeks ago and picked up everything was looking for.
     
  5. imdaveg

    imdaveg New Member

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    Thanks c3shooter. Like I said, I'm a new owner. Just picked my first one up last month. Also, I'm aware of the situation and that there are other boards. I thought I'd write my own for two reasons. First, I think I'm funny. Second, I don't want to spend a ton of time scrolling to find info. I'd rather just go back to my post.

    Thanks for the tip Sarge. Looking for 38 or 357. My poor GP100 only has 150 rounds through it. I'm in Costa Mesa and have a Turners down the street. I hit it often, but didn't know the shipment dates. I'll go check it out! But they barely have any loading supplies even. Maybe the Orange store will be a better option.

    I guess I just think that if I'm a business and there's money to be made, I'd cash in on the highest demand I may ever see in my lifetime, whatever it took. Looks like this has been going on since mid 2012.

    And if the 2nd Civil War hits, I'll be looking for some fellow Patriots with ammo, not yoga mats, so thank you Bluez.
     
  6. 70cuda383

    70cuda383 New Member

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    Few weeks ago I traveled down I-40 and I-30 to Texas. Passed a Remington ammunition plant on a Sunday afternoon. From the looks of the parking lot... Trust me, they're cranking it out as fast as they can. We just keep buying it all!!
     
  7. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    I find your thread title interesting. A while back I put an ad on CL and Facebook that I would work for ammo...
    Had only one taker. To drive 2 hours away and rake leaves for one box. Had to pass, wasn't worth it then before the panic.
     
  8. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    You think the ammo makers are not cranking the ammo out as fast as possible? Just like the last couple of panic situations, they are going full speed. The problem is two fold for them. The suppy side is limited. They can only take delivery of so much raw materials. Copper for jackets, brass for cases, lead for bullet cores, powder and primers. Loading docks can only handle so much at once. Then, they have a limited skilled labor pool. These people can only work so many hours a week w/o suffering from fatigue. It takes time to train up more folks. Barring a full blown war, moving to a 24/7 operation is prohibitive.
     
  9. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Which also means that if they moved to 24/7 right now, while the prices are already starting to ease down a bit, and availability is starting to catch up just a little...

    In a couple of months, they'll just have to lay off a bunch of folks.

    Nah... better to work with what they've got right now.
     
  10. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    Unfortunately the Government has their hands in the cookie jar also , ordering BILLIONS of rounds and for what ? They are filling the Governments need first , Law Enforcement and then the consumers needs last . Sure does make it tough for the average guy to just get ammo to shoot and practice with and its not making it any better with all UN equipment that seems to be moving around the US, more people are finally catching on
     
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  11. Gizord1

    Gizord1 New Member

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    Yeah, my grandfather bought my little cousin a .410, and called me asking, "do you have any .410 shells we can use?" I said "maybe a couple. Seriously, maybe TWO."
     
  12. fa35jsf

    fa35jsf New Member

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    gunbot.net searches the online retailers and shows you who has what ammo in stock
     
  13. mymaro

    mymaro New Member

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    410 seriously is scarce in commifornia? That stuff is plasterd all over our shelves in minnesota
     
  14. John_Deer

    John_Deer New Member

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    Explain your situation to the sporting goods manager at your local Walmart. The manager won't do you any favors but he/she will tell you when to be there. Most of the time the ammo that is put on the shelf is gone with in an hour. Check with other big box stores in your area for the same opportunity.

    www.ammoseek.com will help you find ammo online. Order as soon as you see ammo in stock at a fair price. It doesn't last long.
     
  15. mymaro

    mymaro New Member

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    Thats what i did my walmart gets ammo everyday except tuesday i plan on being their at 9 am sunday and waiting till they bring it out hoping to score. 300 rds of 9 mm
     
  16. Gizord1

    Gizord1 New Member

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    Commiefornia? Heck no, I'm in Mississippi.
    I don't plan on gracing commiefornia with my presence anytime soon.
     
  17. 70cuda383

    70cuda383 New Member

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    I stop in 2 or 3 times a week while I'm passing by in the morning hours. they put it out at 7 am. the sporting goods counter worker said that they don't get ammo every day, but when they do, it comes in on the truck at night, and gets put out at 7 am, and then they limit customers to 3 boxes per day.

    I've got enough for myself for now, but I still stop by to check for my buddies.
     
  18. imdaveg

    imdaveg New Member

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    Ha! I like the Commiefornia! You'd think being here in CA I'd have the best shot of getting my hands on some. I'm in orange county though, a little more "red" than the rest of the state. Trouble is, all the rich dudes that are getting worried about protecting their stuff here have all jumped on the bandwagon too. Buying it up in loads. Single income, family of four guy like me just wants to buy a box or two each paycheck...

    Good points on the hiring and then laying off... I don't want that.

    I think the Gov. is now going "oh $hit... we just accidentally made everyone buy MORE guns and MORE ammo. We better stock up too." Which.... makes me very, very unsettled. Not that I'm a conspiracy guy, but I'm just sayin'.