Ammo or lack there of...

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by firefighter1635, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. firefighter1635

    firefighter1635 Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2012
    FEMA Region V
    This has been discussed before here but i'm bringing it up again. I just got back from my "supplier" which does mostly internet sales but has a retail store front now and people are going ape poop buying ammo. His shelves, which are normally fully stocked, are very thin. I went for .223/5.56, it don't matter to me i'll shoot anything but steel through it, and he was almost wiped out. I bought three boxes of the Federal 5.56, 20 round white boxes, leaving five boxes on the shelf.

    He said buisness has been VERY brisk since the election and he cant keep up with the demand. I called a friend and he said WalMart was completely wiped out of any and all calibers with the exception of shot shells.

    I hope this paranoia slows down or else prices will go through the roof. I've never had a problem getting any caliber, or for that matter any brand where i'm at, until now.

    Have any of you folks noticed a shorter supply as of late?
  2. gvw3

    gvw3 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Oct 16, 2011
    Chicago IL Area
    Shotgun shells for trap & skeet #8 #9 are real hard to find around here. My son and I go to the trap range every weekend and its hard finding 8 boxes so we can do 4 rounds each. Buckshot, slugs and steel shot they have.

    Rifle and handgun ammo we have plenty of that.

  3. GunnyGene

    GunnyGene New Member

    Oct 12, 2012
    Not here. Plenty of everything. But it's a relatively small community, so we don't get the demand you would in more populated areas.
  4. Deputy Dawg

    Deputy Dawg Active Member

    It is the same way here. Walmart and Academy wiped out .
  5. stev32k

    stev32k Well-Known Member

    Oct 19, 2012
    Mobile, AL
    The LGS, Wal-Mart, and Academy seem to have plenty of stock of loaded ammo. The LGS is short on primers, but that seems to be the only item that is in short supply around here.
  6. flboots

    flboots Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    Northeast Florida
    Cant find 9mm 124gr. JHP here. So stocking up on the Win. 9mm FMJ and 22lr. If the FMJ goes through the 1st bad guy it may take out the 2sd. bad guy. 2 for the price of 1.
  7. LDBennett

    LDBennett Well-Known Member

    Dec 20, 2003
    Hesperia, CA
    This happened exactly four years ago but it also happened to the guns too.

    Obama is the reason. His position on guns is we need "reasonable" gun controls and no tactical weapons. If he can jam more gun controls through congress he will since he no longer has to worry about getting re-elected. The easiest way to control guns is to starve them of ammo. He may find a way to do that too. That is the reason behind the hoarding. The last time it took a year for the market place to settle down and when it finally did, all the prices jumped up too. It will take longer this time, I suspect. Gun owners may be saturated with guns but they always need ammo so the shortages, as I see it, will be ammo and components for reloading.

    In the next four years we will see a large movement to the socialistic Progressive agenda. America will never be the same. And the "more free stuff for me" crowd that elected Obama will get stronger and bigger to assure many more years of a Progressive agenda till America is bankrupt, just like Europe. Then they'll protest in the streets just like in Greece.

  8. firefighter1635

    firefighter1635 Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2012
    FEMA Region V
    I just got done talking with the owner of the gun store I frequent. We happened to be at the bowling alley at the same time. We got to chatting a bit. He said ammo sales for him are up 700% :eek:. Also I didn't know that all ammo is taxed at 11% by the feds before he even gets to put it on the shelf and that's supose to go up by another 3% come the first of the year. So looks like buy ammo before the first of the year, or pay another 3% from what it is now :bleh:.
  9. streetbob

    streetbob Well-Known Member

    Aug 14, 2012
    Gulf Coast, Texas
    It all looks good around Houston, my LGS is usually low on primers but it's been that way since '08. Went to my local Wally World yesterday and picked up 10 boxes of Tulammo 7.62x39 and they had 15 left, they had about 3/4 of the case still full.
  10. AR guy

    AR guy Active Member

    Oct 25, 2012
    Joliet, Illinois
    Cabelas and bass pro are having a big ammo sale in the next few weeks. At the store or online. Prices are gunna be real cheap. Better order.
  11. Texxut

    Texxut Member

    Feb 1, 2009
    Plenty of ammo stocking the shelves around here.
  12. howlnmad

    howlnmad Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2008
    Harriman, Tn
    It appears that one of our sponsors here,, can supply you with 5.56 ammo.
  13. steve4102

    steve4102 Former Guest

    Jan 27, 2006
    It's only going to get worse. First the selves will go empty, then the Wholesale outlets will go dry, then the Manufactures will get monster orders from LEO and Government tying up all manufacturing. This will be both ammo and reloading components.

    I wounder how many people that are "stocking up" are doing so to "Fight for their Freedom", and how many are burring their stash just to save a few pennies at the checkout line.
  14. 01brian

    01brian New Member

    Dec 7, 2011
    no problems finding ammo around here :) just feeding too many target shooters :)
  15. ozo

    ozo Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2011
    Nashville TN
    Yes, very well said.

    Plenty of ammo here....
    Academy, wally-world, LGS's, etc.
    Only supply shortage seems to be some of
    the 'bulk' .22lr's like WWB, Blazer.
    Plenty in 50rnd boxes.
    And of course, the over-priced Swamp People 375's.....available.
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2012
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