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Posted on 02/14/2013 12:22:14 PM PST by blam
Guns And Ammo Production Maxed Out: This Is A Society Preparing For War
February 14th, 2013
President Barack Obama is, arguably, the best gun salesman ever. Over 65 million guns have been purchased since the President took office in 2009. FBI background check statistics indicate that, over the last twelve months, Americans purchased a new gun every 1.5 seconds, a figure which suggests there is much more to the recent panic buying than people just stocking up to go hunting or sports shooting.
The following guns and ammo industry report indicates that every major gun and ammunition manufacturer in the country is running at 100% capacity, with many so far behind that theyve stopped taking new orders altogether.
Smith & Wesson-is running at Full capacity making 300+ guns/day-mainly M&P pistols. They are unable to produce any more guns to help with the shortages.
RUGER: Plans to increase from 75% to 100% in the next 90 days.
FNH: Moving from 50% production to 75% by Feb 1st and 100% by March 1. Remington-Maxed out!
Armalite: Maxed out.
DPMS: Cant get enough parts to produce any more product.
COLT: Production runs increasing weekly bottle necked by Bolt carriers.
LWRC:Making only black guns, running at full capacity cant get enough gun quality steel to make barrels.
Springfield Armory: Only company who can meet demand but are running 30-45 days behind.
AMMO: Every caliber is now Allocated! We are looking at a nation wide shortage of all calibers over the next 9 months. All plants are producing as much ammo as possible w/ of 1 BILLION rounds produced weekly. Most is military followed by L.E. and civilians are third in line.
MAGPUL is behind 1 MILLION mags, do not expect any large quantities of magpul anytime soon.
RELOADERS ALL Remington, Winchester, CCI & Federal primers are going to ammo FIRST. There are no extras for reloading purposes it could be 6-9 months before things get caught up. Sorry for the bleak news, but now we know what to expect in the coming months. Stay tuned, well keep you posted
Many who have exercised their Second Amendment protections are first time buyers concerned with Federal and State gun grabs being spearheaded by politicians who are using the Sandy Hook school shooting as a pretext to restrict access to personal defense rifles, larger capacity magazines, and even ammunition.
But this may only be a part of why theres so much demand. There are millions of Americans who are genuinely concerned with not just the government taking their guns, but all of their other Constitutionally protected freedoms as well.
We understand what happens in regimes that disarm their people. Weve seen the democide of the last century, which left hundreds of millions of people dead or displaced when their governments turned on them.
We are determined to prevent it from happening in the land of the free.
Manufacturers were running full-bore, but couldnt come close to keeping up with market demand.
It wasnt just the AR-15s, the AK-pattern rifles, the M1As, and the FALs that were sold out. It really hit me when I realized that the World War-era M1 Garands, M1 carbines, and Enfield .303s were gone, along with every last shell. Ubiquitous Mosin-Nagantsof which every gun store always seems to have 10-20were gone. So was their ammo. Only a dust free space marked their passing. Ive never seen anything like it.
Every weapon of military utility designed within the past 100+ years was gone.
This isnt a society stocking up on certain guns because they fear they may be banned. This is a society preparing for war.
Source: Bob Owens via SteveQuayle.com
With over 300 million firearms in America in the hands of private citizens, the people are sending a loud and clear message to their government.
Back off. Stop encroaching on our personal liberties. Limit yourself to your Constitutionally granted powers and nothing more.
Youre not the only ones that are armed.
They may be playing loose with the numbers - but I have requests in at several online sites for .308 ammo that say they will let me know when they have some.
Although I have seen on the local gun trader site that folks have ammo and guns for sale.
Now that’s the most artful statement I’ve read all day!
So, so true.
Can’t EVER bring myself to yell that.
We’ll just go with what works around here...
Would the cops know the difference between a Vera Wang and Kim Kardashian hand bag?? PROBABLY.
I have a carbine; thus far the .30 cal has been readily available. I have some swedish stuff that is beautiful to shoot.
You are correct. Finding .308 is nearly impossible — coast to coast. And, those who have .308 are selling insane prices, as in, more than double the cost of standard prices.
So, I understand what the blogger is saying, and I suspect you are right that while making his point he was playing a little loose with the stats.
Whatever the case, I do hope supply comes back into congruity with demand soon. Nobody wants to go to the range and shoot ammo that they cannot resupply.
LOL We doesn’t care!
A buckeye, a hairy nut from ohio.
At least that’s what a friend of mine from ohio
used to tell me. If he saw an Ohio plate he would
go right up to them like they were next door neighbors
and they’d start yakking about Ohio.....
“This is a society preparing for war.”
My Rock River LAR-15 5.56, with optics, is just for shootin’ rabbits.
My Remington 870 tactical 12-gage, extended tube, etc., is just for birds.
My old .308 rifle and 30.30s are just for deer.
My handguns are for shootin’ moles and frogs.
All of the food, my medications and other stuff that I have stocked up on, is for when we go on extended camping vacations.
About that big cave looking hole I have been using my backhoe to dig into the side of my mountain, well, that’s just going to be a large fruit cellar.
Nope, I am not one of those Civil War people.... I’m not worried about that kind of stuff, because I know that Obama and our government leaders will take care of me.
Bump for later when blood pressure recedes...
I do hope you do hold them accountable next election.
Everyone at a gun show are not equal - some are FFLs, and some are not.
A non-FFL should not have to jump through hoops just because the guy behind him says, "Hey, that's a nice rifle. What will you take for it?"
I read this a few weeks ago...same numbers, same info with some new stuff added on.
If you can hear it, the shooter missed.... (would still make me put my head down though lol)
I just hope there aren't a lot of good people murdered in vain for defending their rights. I believe that could only happen with inaction by those who believe the cause, but never run out of alternative solutions that don't really exist. The stronger the Patriot movement the better chance we have at peace. If they perceive a weakness they are more likely to try something big in my opinion.
The states need to start organizing large militias that send a message of what it will cost to impose tyranny on the state. Most superior military forces wouldn't be willing to kill so many other Americans just following orders. There are foreign troops who wouldn't mind though.
If he hears you at any distance, you missed!
(1) As a reloader, I am aware of the shortage of reloading parts, but it is not as bad as described. Last week I purchased two pounds of powder, but to find the exact brand and type I wanted, I needed to visit four stores that usually carry what I want. I saw primers in various sizes and brands while I was looking for powder. There are shortages, but mostly just low stock in most stores.
(2) Yes, there are also a lot of calibers of loaded ammo that are in short supply and many shelves are a lot more bear than normal.
(3) The local gun shop I went to had lots of bolt action rifles (including Arisaka’s and Nagants) and lots of shotguns. It also had lots of semi-automatic handguns and rifles, including several black rifles that Dianne F wants to ban. The price tags on the black rifles were a lot more than I wanted to pay and a good $300 to $500 more than what I could have purchased them for say a year ago.
In short, there is a huge demand caused by panic buying and resulting shortages. As someone who frequents gun shows, I think this is great, as in a few years there will be lots of buying opportunities as people get rid of older weapons, or inherited firearms.
I suspect that a lot of folks are “upgrading” the firearms they have. That is buying a new pistol in a service caliber or a new rifle with better features than the one that was in their gun safe.
We are the “most armed” country in the World, with around 88.9 firearms per 100 people. This work out to about 280 million firearms. So if just a small percentage of the 319 million people in this country deside to buy a couple of boxes of ammo or a new handgun, then the demand can overwhelm the supply chain.