Skip to comments.Nation Running Out of Ammo
Posted on 12/29/2012 1:22:34 AM PST by lbryce
Reaction to threats by Senator Dianne Feinstein and others to ban certain weapons and serverely restrict ownership of guns generally has caused a run on gun stores, as is widely reported.
Less reported is the run on ammunition, leaving ammunition inventories down 93% since election day.
So reports Traction Control blog, Plunge! Ammunition Levels Less Than 10% of Pre-Election Levels:
Ammunition Stock levels have fallen by more than 90% from the pre-Election Day levels. Less than 10% remains available. Available Ammunition links will be updated throughout the day.
Handguns are down by 80%, Long Guns by 63% for an overall 72.2% reduction in firearms inventories.
AR pattern rifles are becoming particularly difficult to source.
In some locations, ammunition is hard to find:
Gun buyers in Houston have bought up the entire inventory of AR guns. It is not just the guns. The ammunition is sold out. The magazines are sold out, and not just the magazines that hold 30 or more rounds. Even finding a 10-round magazine is elusive. And ammunition? The smaller boxes of ammunition in the 223-556 calibers may be found, but not the larger boxes. Try calling Top Gun, Academy, Carter Country and other stores and you will get more or less the same answer: We are sold out entirely, we have no idea when we are getting new stock in, and we have no idea what the pricing will be. Even the online sites that deal in guns and ammo are now low on inventory as sales have spiked.
Investors are noticing what it will mean for ammunition manufacturers in 2013:
Right now, ammo is severely constrained in all major retail stores and online. Local checks by the author at multiple Academy Sports and Outdoors, (which is owned by (KKR), Walmart (WMT), and Dicks Sporting Goods (DKS) have all meet with the same feedback gun sales, especially of AR-type weapons and pistols, are highly elevated, with some places being sold out of AR-type weapons. Ammo is scarce for popular rounds such as 9mm, .40 cal, .223, and 7.62×39.
Online stores such as cheaperthandirt.com are also sold out on many popular rounds. We had to go all the way to the 9th product page to find 9mm in a 50 round box for sale!
Clearly, ammo is in high demand right now, and from our point of view, it has never been harder to find.
Looks like demRATS have learned how to turn lead into gold.
The nation has plenty of ammo. It’s just not in the stores and warehouses where it used to be.
“These moonbats [govt.] are clueless in what they’re proposing.”
Not so sure about that.
It’s starting to look like their plan is to start CW2.
Both sides are now mobilizing their troops.
The govt. has more than enough for itself. >>>>>>>>>>>>>
Just tell us where it is, preferably .223 and .45 auto.
We are taking back some of our unconstitutionally obtained tax money.
The more the government has, the more we will have.Liberating ammo from tyrants is nothing new for patriots.
Obviously the solution is to expand the manufacturing facilities, hire tens of thousands to become part of the workforce and to add more Made in USA to the store shelves.
But then again the feds could right this moment find many obscure ways to shut it all down, keep the shelves empty either by closing the suppliers or as we have seen before just starting another massive ammo purchase.
This store is currently closed until we catch up on the orders we already have.
FAX LINE 24-HOURS XXX-XXX-XXXX
ALL OTHER TIMES EMAIL US HERE
XXXX will be shut down temporarily due to the holiday and extreme high volume of sales.
We are currently over 7 business days behind in shipping, please be patient with orders already placed
All tracking numbers are sent when UPS gets and scans the package barcode. Some may be blocked by your spam blocker. Look for an e-mail that says "quantum view notify"
We cannot track or provide tracking numbers by phone at this time.Every person in the office is processing orders.
Please feel free to e-mail any requests.
UPS will also be closed for the 4 day New Year's holiday.This will slow things down.
We are very sorry for the delay and we are working many extra shifts to catch up.
Immediately after the Sandy Hook shooting I placed an order from Brownells, its on its way.
In about 6 weeks this should stabilize unless another mass shooting occurs, but I would suggest prioritizing what is actually needed and get what you believe you need like it won’t ever be available again.
nice list of ammo sites on this thread. Thanks!
I was looking at gun laws around the world. Most countries that allow guns require you to state the purpose for the gun — typically; hunting, target shooting, or collecting. Self defense is rarely allowed as a legitimate purpose. It is unheard of, except here in THESE USA for “protection from tyranny” to be stated as the purpose.
That is something to be proud of, and to protect, and I will.
It’s coming. Lock & Load.
A lot of retailers with online sites are doing the same thing. CDNN Sports out of Abiline, TX’s website is more or less the same, although you can get through on their 800 number.
The left wing morons are arming the citizens by their words.
Happens every time......now it is simply on steroids.
The 2A is the Law of the Land......that has not changed, nor will it.
oops,,,,, AR-15 30-rd RADWAY brand
Has anyone use the THERMOULD Magazines?