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09-24-09, 01:03 PM #1
Ammo and stuff
Got this from our local Fish Wrap. May be a better investment then gold.
Ammo shortage in the Midlands
Gun suppliers in the Midlands are having trouble keeping ammunition in stock this year.
"It's scarce to begin with," said Kent Parsons, manager of Barron's Outfitters on Harden Street. "People are buying it as it's available."
Parsons said the poor economy is reducing the ability of manufacturers to borrow money to buy raw materials so stores aren't able to order as many bullets as in previous years.
The ongoing war on terror also means the military gets the first crack at bullets that are produced, said Randy Hodge, manager of Sportsman's Warehouse on Piney Grove Road.
But customers also fear the new president and the Democratic-controlled Congress will pass new gun laws, restricting their access, the ammunition dealers said.
"There is some of that," Parsons said. "But the president is not the sole reason for there being an interest in ammunition."
Hodge said people are scared of exorbitant taxes on ammunition and one proposal that would have added ingredients to bullets that would render them useless after two years.
He said the problem started around mid-November when President Barack Obama was elected to office.
"Change can sometimes breed excitement," he said. "That's what fed the frenzy."
Hodge said he has seen improvement in inventory levels over the past month now that the "mass hysteria" has calmed.
"Things are getting better," Hodge said. "We're catching up."
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09-24-09, 03:55 PM #2
Its here also. I haven't seen a single box of .45 on the shelf since November 4th. When the walmart trucks come in nightly their are crowds waiting for any ammunition that may be on it. Most of these people seem to be talking about revolution. I don't think they would start anything but I think most of them want to be ready and would jump at joining if something started.
We have been waiting months for .45 at our agency with still no ETA for delivery.'Political Correctness is a doctrine fostered by a
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11-08-09, 11:23 AM #3What's the nearest cross street?Verified LEO
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I figured this would happen a few years ago. I actually started stocking up on 12 gauge, 9mm Parabellum, 22LR and 38 Special back in 2005. Glad I listened to the little voice. Something told me we were due for a panic. I'm not shooting as much as I used to and I've discovered the joy of dry-firing. I have books by Elmer Keith, Bill Jordan and Ed McGivern. Those old-timers were writing when ammo was also expensive and not as plentiful. They all advised "Dry-snapping" or "snapping-in".
Lately I've been in the local Cabelas and Sportsman Warehouse and noticed that the Snap Caps aren't as plentiful as they used to be. Guess other folks have discovered dry-firing as well. As a firearms instructor with my department I alwasy advise new and old officers to dry-fire. Most don't listen but I keep trying.
11-08-09, 11:44 AM #4
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11-08-09, 12:17 PM #5What's the nearest cross street?Verified LEO
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Yeah my department is down to a few thousand 45 Blazer cartridges. No idea when we'll get more. Lots of 9mm Parabellum for us whimps though.
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