Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Does This Mean I'll Be Able To Find Ammo?


With the defeat of an Anti-Gun Bill in the U.S. Senate via a failed filibuster breaking vote 54-46 (needed 60 to bring it to debate and vote); we see the demise of the most recent hurdle being erected in front of law abiding citizens. Opinions of the bill vary from person to person but I believe that we can strengthen modern checks as opposed to introducing more and more redundant checks. I could write on and on about my views of the topic but that's not why you're here. I've already read post proclaiming this is the end of the Gun/Ammo Run of 2013...

Does this mean I'll be able to find ammo?

In a word: no.

How about guns and magazines?

You should be good in that department. We've already seen rifles gathering dust on shelves locally.

Ammo is another story...
It's not that manufactures aren't making rounds at breakneck speed in prodigious amounts; because they are. It's because of the guy in front of you that buys 2,000 rounds of .22LR and 500 rounds of 45ACP and smiles as he swipes his credit card and says, "I don't even own a 45," and gives you that stupid smirk.

You've seen this guy. He doesn't shoot through a brick of 525 .22LR in a year, but he buys thousands of rounds every time he finds some because you know; it's hard to find. He buys hundreds of rounds of 9mm at a time because his buddy said that they aren't making it anymore, so 'these' boxes must be the last ones and therefore must buy them all! Even though he doesn't own a single firearm chambered for 9mm.

Next time you see this guy and he's saying he can't find ammo anywhere (as he's buying hundreds of rounds) tell him he's why. If, by chance, you are that guy; STOP IT!

20 comments:

  1. Can I just punch him and take his ammo?

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    1. hmmm, interesting follow-up question.

      I'd say use discretion.

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    2. I love that guy.
      He stocks too deep, and causes makers to gear up for greater production.
      Then he stops buying, but all that production remains, and a price war commences.
      Prices drop, and then he sells his ammo on Armslist for a steal, and I buy it cheaper from him, and at the stores on sale.
      High prices lead to low prices. Econ 101.
      Patience.

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  2. Free market. Get up earlier next time.

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    1. I don't have too; I open the doors. I feel bad for the typical shooter who must fight these people.

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  3. I kinda doubt it's a few people "buying it all" when the government bought 1.6 billion rounds, I think it just MIGHT, just maybe, have something to do with it.

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    1. The .gov contracts are not burdening the supply as much as people like to claim. Last time I checked they didn't use .22lr, 22mag, 380acp, .38special, 357mag, 44mag, 32acp, 45colt, etc..

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    2. But they do use brass, lead, copper, primers, powder and time. It has to come from somewhere. If 1.6 billion must be produced first guess where the supply goes. JMHO.

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  4. People are boycotting the austerity of certain dealers and when supply overcomes demand, which it is, the price will fall. And if you really need it DHS has 1.6 billion rounds like he said.

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    1. There is no doubt that demand will slowly die away like it did in 2008, but I don't see that happening until late summer; IMHO.

      As far as .gov goes... The .gov contracts are not burdening the supply as much as people like to claim. Last time I checked they didn't use .22lr, 22mag, 380acp, .38special, 357mag, 44mag, 32acp, 45colt, etc..

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    2. True, as far as that goes, but it feeds the hysteria which is the true problem. but had the Government not done that the hysteria wouldn't exist nearly to the degree it does, therefore it is still correct to lay this at the government's feet, even if they aren't doing the heavy lifting.

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  5. Fiochhi said they didn't have many government contracts, it's just every man and his dog is buying everything they can produce.

    Classic bubble. Paying way more than market, expecting it to be scare and more valuable later.

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  6. Many people are buying on fear. Obama intends to continue his gun control agenda via Senate, UN, and state. He says this is only round one. This means we have at least another 3 1/2 years of reactionary fear left to go. Ammo should be cheaper after that, if it is still legal to purchase.

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  7. Friggin' preppers who think they'll be able to trade 9mm ammo for Spaghetti-O's the day the zombies take over.

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  8. This is John from Gander, what if we put a smaller limits on boxes for the next couple months, or put out ammo randomly instead of all at once early on Thursday mourning. I know its one store, but what if this became common practice everywhere until ammo caught up and these asshats stopped hoarding.

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  9. People aren't hoarding because of when the ammo is put out or how much. They are hoarding because it is scarce now, and they think it will be hard to get in the future. If that's because they want to shoot it or sell it, the effect is the same. Eventually people will -- as they did with rifles -- buy as much as they can store and stop snatching it up, and the supply will increase.

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