Skip to comments.The run on guns and ammunition
Posted on 01/30/2013 5:46:49 AM PST by thackney
... "This is usually full of .22 up here. .45 and .40...
"We used to sell 30,000 rounds a month of ammo and weve done that in a week, and sometimes even a day in ammo," James said.
What little they do have is generally high end and there is a limit on all purchases: a three-box max or 150 rounds at a time. Thats for all types and all sizes.
Its not just one store.
Ron Casady has been shopping for weeks.
"I noticed online and everything is out of stock. Click add to cart. Sorry we are out of stock." Casady said.
When it comes to ammunition, there is pressure on everybody from the manufacturers to the distributors to those that resell that ammunition and it is not getting better anytime soon.
Several manufacturers have back orders of 14 months, some as long as two years.
James said, "Most of the manufacturers I have talked to have gone to round-the-clock production."
It is not just gun stores and recreational shooters scrambling, area police departments are starting to feel the impact.
Several departments KHOU 11 News talked to are putting limits on ammo that can be used for training on non-duty weapons.
So far, there are no outright shortages in our area, but plenty of departments are worried about their orders for next year, both in the ability to get the ammunition and what it will likely cost.
It takes plenty of ammo to train police officers.
One law enforcement rifle instructor said it takes between 800 and 1200 rounds to get certified on a police rifle, and that's for one officer on one gun.
Its the political climate most believe is fueling the run on guns and ammo, and it seems that is not calming either.
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Between the DHS contract and 0bama’s gun control agenda,
gun and ammo manufacturers are doing land office business.
Hey, lefties, let me ask you a question-
do you think people are buying all this hardware and ammo to sheepishly hand it over when your representatives and agents of the government tell us to turn it in?
So are Bloomberg and Christie going to come out with anti-price gouging edicts on ammo?
This has been going on in central and the Hill country of Texas for several months now.
The limits on how much you can purchase has only been happening for a couple of weeks. Before that it was get to the store before they open and wait in line.
My son-in-law purchased a 9mm last week and the store didn’t even have one box of ammo to sell him.
Credit where credit is due - whatever else he may or may not achieve, Obama’s place in history is secure as the Greatest Firearms Salesman in the history of Planet Earth.
Most? I'm darned curious what the other folks think is fueling the apocolyptic ammunition sales. Did all of the urban youths just take up skeet shooting?
Shouda stocked up on ammo whenever you bought a new caliber so you don’t have to worry about shortages today.
I will be a good citizen.
I will turn in my ammo when they come to take it.
I will remove the bullet and the powder and primer will be destroyed at the same time.
I will be a good citizen.
Why does it take “between 800 and 1200 rounds to get certified on a police rifle”?
How many should it take?
I was at Carter’s Treaschwig store yesterday to pick up a varmint call and noticed they are out of most reloading components. Ditto Bass Pro and Gander.
The new normal. “If” this gun control stuff fades again without changes people will remember and buy and stock up on ammo. The gun range will be quieter, people will carefully train, and it will be years and years before we would see shelves full again if ever. As for gun and ammo companies, they will be hiring like crazy, along with importers.
I rekkin’ you have a device that effectively removes the bullet and powder and destroys the primer...
I am thinking of finally getting a .17MHR gun, since that’s the only ammo in stock anywhere.
As many as it takes to kill the dog.
Okay, what are the best stock plays for this time in our nation’s history. What company’s have the best exposure to the ammo market might be moving and continue to move?
I would tell everyone about my ‘secret’ suppliers but, we already have plenty of buyers across the spectrum.
Most police departments used to reload training rounds. For some reason they gave it up and buy it fresh from the factory. They should be able to start doing that again without any problem.
What is wrong with these people? Do they know nothing about their tools?