9mm shortage

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by cheesewiz, Sep 15, 2012.

  1. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    9mm and .223 are probably the 2 most popular ammunition sizes used in america today. It completely makes sense why you cant find it..
  2. cheesewiz

    cheesewiz Well-Known Member

    Mar 25, 2012
    That is a FACT ! The numbers are staggering the past 4 years .....

  3. Maine04657

    Maine04657 New Member

    Sep 13, 2012
    Not even close to correct. 22lr outsells them both by massive margin. The military and gov agencies are not buying 22 though so we the civs get most all of.
  4. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    Its been that way for over a century. And since military and LE doesnt use it then it doesnt make sense for it to be included into the scenario does it? Plus you can almost always find .22 rimfire ammo just about anywhere that sells ammo, even hardware stores still. And even during an ammo shortage because it is made and sold my the tons. So lets compare apples to apples.
  5. stumpjumper

    stumpjumper Active Member

    Jun 4, 2012
    the wallyworld by me doesn't order their own ammo. corporate just sends it. the sales staff all say they never know whats coming and or when, so I buy when I see it. btw, they have 100count boxes of 12 gauge low brass, skeet loads for 23 bucks
  6. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    I remember when those were 14 bucks a case and 32 bucks a crate.
  7. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

    Aug 1, 2009
    Ohio NRA Member
    Not much of a shortage on most ammo at the gun shops here locally, but usually higher priced than what you can buy it at wmart. But, getting what you "want" or "need" at wmart is another thing in it's self.
    .223 ammo and .22lr....cant get it at wmart here. The bulk boxes of .22lr havent been on their shelves in about 2 months. I asked one of the guys that work there behind the counter, and he said it's on order, but thier main office seems to think that "they" know when they need it and not on what they order.
    I told him, is it me or is that totally screwed up!? Screwed up big time is what it is.

    You would think, that when they order the ammo that the DANG store needs as it sells, they woulkd get it? It dont.....messed up is what it is....just my 2 cents worth on wmart!
  8. ampaterry

    ampaterry *TFF Admin Staff Chaplain* Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2008
    West Tennessee
    WalMart is in business to make money.
    If your local one lies about how much ammo they have in stock, refusing to sell you more than two boxes - then re-stocking the shelf with two more - I believe you should contact corporate headquarters with this complaint. I feel sure they would not appreciate a local store LIMITING sales like that!
  9. cheesewiz

    cheesewiz Well-Known Member

    Mar 25, 2012
    So today I went to another Walmart ( we have six here ) and they had all kinds of 9mm. Must be my suburb . Now if Bass Pro would get caught up .....:) I love that place .....

  10. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    did you buy em out??
  11. ozo

    ozo Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2011
    Nashville TN
    No shortage this weekend on 9mm.....
    MamaOzo and I both got a free box at the BBQ :):)
  12. cheesewiz

    cheesewiz Well-Known Member

    Mar 25, 2012
    No ....but I'm good :) I just know i have to plan ahead for future purchases . But then that is what this is all about really . The weather is cooling here so I will be shooting more .

    Mark -
  13. MikeH121

    MikeH121 New Member

    Aug 20, 2012
    SGAMMO.COM has ammo buy the box or case. Fast good prices sales all the time and When I asked about then not having Nagant pistol ammo, 7.62x38R, they started carrying it less than 2 weeks later.
  14. permafrost

    permafrost Active Member

    Feb 24, 2010
    Oklahoma, USA
    Damn good family owned company to do business with. Only gripe is ,they're a short drive away ,but they won't sell out the door! :D
  15. g2gunny

    g2gunny New Member

    Sep 17, 2012
    I better go stock up on ammo while I still can...especially since they are tracking purchases!
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