Skip to comments.Let's Build Our Own Ammo Factory!
Posted on 03/28/2013 11:20:53 AM PDT by catnipman
There's essentially NO ammo available for retail sale in Colorado. None at all. Not in popular calibers like 9mm, .40 S&W and .45ACP.
The fascist Obammunists have locked up the domestic supply and are shutting down imports.
Why the hell dont we conservatives set up a NEW ammo manufacturer in Texas and then refuse to sell to the FedGov. Maybe even make it a co-op, with member-owners getting first dibs on production.
Im sure we could get any number of offshore companies to build us a turnkey ammo factory in Texas. Im sure ammo companies in Italy, China, Korea, Israel, Hungary, or the Czech Republic would be delighted to do this. I bet it could be done for under 50 million. I'm sure a few of us have contacts with a few people, who together, could easily come up with amount of money.
Right now, 9mm ammo impossible to buy in Colorado, so Id start there.
One of the big bottlenecks in the supply chain is primers. Another manufacturer would need to deal with that problem, especially as it is due to shortages of core chemicals.
If we all recycle brass objects from our homes (brass nick-nacks are all over a relative’s house), and turn in our mercury thermometers (for fulminate primers) and tire weights, we could do it.
I went to a couple of places recently in Georgia. At a high-volume gun store (with 25 people waiting at the front door when it opened), there was only shotgun shells, Russian 7.62x54R and little else. At a major sporting goods store which usually has *everything*, there were lots of shotgun shells, a pretty good selection of hunting rifle calibers, and almost no handgun ammo. Neither of them had any .22s.
It’s not a bad idea and although nothing is guaranteed, this does have a good chance for a reasonable Return on Investment. If you do go ahead with studying the issue please be sure to let us know what you find out.
The .22 ammo bubble is peaking
If you can manufacture ammo below the going rate, do it.
If you don't know the first thing about manufacturing ammo, good luck.
Put me down for co-op ownership participation. Make a Great Day!
I agree sounds like a good investment.
There are about 10B rounds of ammo sold annually in the US (I googled it), and DHS bought contracts for over a billion over the next five years, so the vast majority of the ammo is being bought up by people like you and me.
Am not dissing Texas in this post (everyone). Recommend Tennessee for plant location near I-40. When the refugees flood over from south of the border once the war goes full hot south of the border, and no doubt the war south of the border grows hotter with each passing day. By being located in Tennessee will give a little more time to protect the production line and continue ammo production. Will need that time. Tennessee is known as the Volunteer State. There will be plenty of help available to protect the production line.
Mercury is no longer used in primers. They will use the mercury for squiggly light bulbs to break and spew mercury in the nursery. New tire weights are using zinc.
Excuse me officer, but I bought tickets to your association fundraiser.
That’s what I’m thinking.
“There’s a .22 lr shortage, so whenever it appears on the shelf, I better buy what I can!”
Wow... can’t seem to find any .22 lr on the shelf for some reason...
Sounds a little more like Spanky or Alfalfa jumping up and saying “Hey I know, let’s put on a show!”
I want a Phased plasma rifle in the 40-watt range.
Munitions factories are subject to federal licensing. If the feds don’t want you to open another ammo factory... good luck with that.
Find out where Magpul is moving and locate there. Then make lots of 5.56 Nato.
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