The largest margin for price gouging, believe it or not was .22LR.
Great idea, CJ. Dollar cost averaging is a smart way to increase your supplies at the best price. And to virtually guarantee a net profit when you want to unload some of it.
It's all that shooting that Obama's been doing up at Camp David.
I've seen photos!
When I go to Walmart in Brighton I check. I talked to the manager and they do get it in. Here is the deal.... There are three or four retired guys that are there as soon as a shipment comes in. The manager knows for a fact that one guy he knows has well over 10,000 .22LR just from him working the counter.
HOARDERS!!!! Most of these guy have no intention of selling any of it for any price. They are retired and will die and thier kids will probably sell it in a garage sale.
If some gets shot , they're just going to blame it on the non - existant Muslins there !
The NRA Annual Meetings were adjourned yesterday, Carp.
"If some gets shot , they're just going to blame it on the non - existant Muslins there !"
Well, gentlemen, we have just been supplied with the DPW. (Dumbest Post of the Week) Congrats, Carpshooter.
Old Carp may be suffering from a "gemini" moment. Common to those that are aflicted with the right birthday. His horoscope for today said."dont be a dumbass". He did not listen.
Poor old dude that is left to shooting nothing but Carp. Hang in there Carp better times ahead.
Why do you buy ammo in Brighton? Don't they sell any in Brush? I have an attorney friend in Brush.
Aaron Klein had Senator James Inhofe on his show this weekend. Inhofe says that there is a plot all right, and he plans to stop it.
By the way, this is not some hysterical moron like Schumer, Waters, Feinstein et al. This is a US Senator possessed of a reasonable intelligence.
Government buying up ammunition supplies does not simply keep ammo away from mental patients and criminals. The government obviously wants to restrict ammo supplies for sane, law abiding gun owners as well.
And make no mistake, this was the idea all along. Eventual registration and confiscation too.
"Cloyde, Why do you buy ammo in Brighton? Don't they sell any in Brush? I have an attorney friend in Brush."
LOL Well BIGHORN, My father, whos name also happens to be Cloyde lives in Brush. I'm his first born and I live 22 miles east of Brighton and 17 miles north of Bennett. He has enough reloading supplies to last him the rest of his life and then some. He still loads for that M1 Garand. I don't know if he still shoots CMP or not.
A lot of poeple who are complaining about it need to look in the mirror while they wait in line to buy three boxes.
This should be a lesson for everyone....you need a stockpile of every form of ammo you shoot. Both target and premium versions of each.
The Walmart, Tongass hardware in Ketchikan has plenty and out here on Prince of Wales Island the gun store in Craig's shelves are full of whatever you want.
any high volume manufacturer wants their product to be sold before it comes off the line.
the shortage of ammo on store shelves will continue indefintely. the public has created a market for the ammo manufacturers that they could not create on their own.
This shortage is not about panic buying or hoarding alone.
There are some guys who wait at the door for store openings and buy up what they can to hoard or resell online at inflated prices.
There is also government buying beyond what they currently need.
Also there are guys who are buying more than they need but none of these things explains what we are seeing entirely.
I was pleasantly surprised yesterday when I went into Cabelas expecting to see bare shelves and they actually HAD some ammo!
They seemed to have most calibers in a variety of weigths, etc.. They even said they recieved several bulk packs of 9mm which sold out in the first 1/2 hour that morning, but still they finally GOT some.
There was .308 in several weights at about $1 a round and the steel Herters 7.62 x 39 was down to $6.99 for 20 rounds from $7.49 last week. Forgot to check on .223, sorry.
WalMart is still empty, as are most of the small stores. They are putting out everything they get but it is just not much, especially in the "military" calibers.
The problem has been that gun dealers are not getting much. I do not care how you slice it or try to explain it, they are just not recieving what they want or need to sell.
The only section of Cabelas that is doing well is fishing right now, even guns have slowed down because they cannot get enough ammo for the riflemen who shoot regularly, or used to.
Funny thing is that crossbow sales have increased to the point where bolts are now in short supply!! There was never a huge demand for crossbow bolts and they still have not geared up for the current trend of riflemen to buy and shoot crossbows specifically because they cannot get enough ammo for thier firearms.
I am not supprised that the Canadians have all the ammo they want. That reinforces the notion that there is something still fishy about our situation.
The good news is that this situation seems to be turning around sooner than anybody has expected.
However, I always thought it prudent to have a quantity of any applicable pistol rounds for those times when you may set your rifle against a stump, drop your drawers and be set upon whilst in that compromising position!!
You get my point, there are times, like while driving your vehicle, or when rudely awakened in the night, when it is just faster and/or easier to deploy your hand cannon and may be harder/slower to access and effectively use your rifle/shotgun.
For most that is true Hammer. I shoot around 3000-5000 rnds of 5.56 a year alone. It depends on what shoots and training I do to stay abreast.
Even though I am not in law enforcement I'm still required to wear full assault gear just to train. Fortunately I already have all my gear.
I prefer a 45acp but I'm down to around 900 rnds now so I switched from my Para to my baretta 92 as I have plenty of 9s. If I can't reload 45acp I'm screwed. I have a couple of buckets of brass, ready to go.
If you are down to a pistol its desperate. I agree with you. The chances of getting in a gunfight is pretty rare as it is.
A good rifle is the ticket. If you have a 308 (7.62x51) even better. You can break down the links from a machine gun belt in a pinch.
A guy had a Winchester model 42. It's a .410 pump shotgun. He was shooting rifled slugs from it and was very very good. Kinda scary in a way. Soft lead slugs over 500 grains are formidable projectiles.
Ammo is abundant and cheap.
There are lots of people who apparently take these comments and wishes of these anti-gun people to heart and think they are only protecting themselves from potential future costs and limitations.
There are a boat load of people who do not trust the gov't (very American if you look at history, regardless of who is in office) and think they (the gov't) will and can do whatever they want, particularly when they hear both the VP and Prez talk about executive orders and such. When the Prez and the VP are out there saying things about taking actions that circumvent congress (EO's), it pretty much tells the people they will have no recourse, no say in the matter.
Then you add the news reports about the large ammo purchases by DHS and other departments with little or no explanation and you end up with a large segment of the population wondering what the hell is going on?
Either way, realize that there is a tremendous difference between being a good shot, that is at the range in a stable position punching Xs, and being any good in a gun fight. Skills like that require ammo. Rifle and pistol ammo.
Most people do not carry a rifle when they are carrying a pistol for protection. When you carry a rifle it is because there is already known, or at least probable, trouble of a dire nature.
No sense carrying a pistol if you cannot fight with it well.
Those that train to fight with weapons are developing a completely different skill set from bench shooters, real fighting skills with several weapons systems to include your body armor and access to reloading, cover and concealment, etc.
To develop and maintain those skills a person must drill regularly.
I know any number of guys who can readily be outshot at the range but you would never want to face them in a real gunbattle.
I am friends with one wicked lefty who believes that no one should own a personal firearm of any kind and does not himself own a gun but he makes his living carrying a rifle and a handgun everyday! I do not understand many things about him but that is the case.
As to the shooters and the shooters, I have trained with many guys. Some guys are awesome on the bench but tactically or strategically they are not so impressive.
Some are just good shots but very dangerous men in battle because they know how to out think and out perform the enemy. Some guys are great shots and great at tactics and strategy.
Some guys are really good at room clearing and such while others not so much. Some of it is talent and some is practice. Some guys have only one while others have it all. No surprises, just like regular people, it takes all kinds.
I have shot and been shot by many of these guys with MILES gear and SAAB gear and it is exciting, lasers are much fun. The real thing, not so interesting.....there are no God guns to reset your life when it is real.