LGS says better stock up!

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by ryan42, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. ryan42

    ryan42 New Member

    Jan 28, 2012
    marion indiana
    I was in the local gun shop today buying supplies and he said primers and powders gonna be hard to get this summer.He said the manufactures are working on a huge military contract and its gonna be hard to get certain primers and powders this summer.He said hes stocking up now so his customers will be okay but theres a big demand right now.I just thought I would pass it along.I bought 1000 rounds 45acp casings,primers,bullets so Ill be good for awhile.
  2. jim brady

    jim brady Well-Known Member

    Sep 22, 2009
    Simla, Colorado
    Ryan - I don't doubt your post, but I do doubt your local gun shop. With the war in Iraq over for us, and Obozo yanking the rug out from under the military in Afghanistan, I seriously doubt that the Defence Department is going to order any huge stock of ammo anytime soon. Obozo does'nt care about our allies, so I doubt it would be for them, either.

    Sorry, but it sounds more like a sales pitch to me. But if are so inclinded, shop away! (Does'nt harm anything to have a big stash of supplies anyway)

  3. Gahunter12

    Gahunter12 Active Member

    Jun 29, 2011
    My LGS told me there would be another increase in price on powder and primers this summer. I noticed he had cases and cases of powders and primers setting around besides what's on the shelf. He's planning on stocking up on enough to last the year. He said he hopes it comes back down after the election.
  4. steve4102

    steve4102 Former Guest

    Jan 27, 2006
    Ah, but you forget about Obama's campaign promise that he will set up a Presidential security force as Large and as equally funded as the US Military to serve and protect within the US borders.. A modern day Gestapo and Brown Shirts if you will.
    Don't believe, do the Google.

    OK I'll help. A quote form one of his campaign speeches.

  5. medalguy

    medalguy Member

    Feb 20, 2009
    New Mexico
    Keep in mind we're winding down two wars overseas and bringing troops home, plus ATK which operates the government owned Lake City Ammunition Plant makes its own primers at the LC plant. They don't go out and buy commercial primers from anyone else. Matter of fact, they make everything in the LC plant, from primers to brass to bullets. They do buy the powder outside but everything else is made in-plant, so no impact on commercial availability in any event. I think your dealer is wanting to sell some of the stockpiled components he has on the floor. ;)
  6. ryan42

    ryan42 New Member

    Jan 28, 2012
    marion indiana

    You all could very well be right,Remember this is not me thinking it up,I was simply passing on what I was told.I Just thought in case he his being honest you all would want to know.Take it for what its worth.I dont know who makes what or where and dont claim to know it all I just wanted to help.Im going to have my supplies none the less.Hope I could help.
  7. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2012
    Stocking up is always wise. I never get under 10,000 primers. I have 12,000 right now. Same with bullets and .22'. It does not matter to, me if there is a high demand or a low demand. Buying in bulk is always wise.
  8. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2012
    Also, good job Ryan.
  9. jim brady

    jim brady Well-Known Member

    Sep 22, 2009
    Simla, Colorado
    We used to call that a "Heads Up!" - Thanks for sharing that info, Ryan. Great advice from 76Highboy - stocking up is always wise. My stock is shamefully low of components.

    As far as .22s, seems like a couple thousand ought do do it, but if you bought another toy (Colt .22 M4) like I did, it's surprising to find that this quantity isn't as much as you thought it was..... Maybe if it was a bolt action it would have been enough.
  10. 312shooter

    312shooter Well-Known Member

    Mar 17, 2008
    Las Vegas NV
    This brings a good point to surface. Lets all ask ourselves what is coming this year??? The election, now what better way for retailers to pump us in the rear with another political scare marketing push! Everyone needs to calm down on the rumormill with prices and IF there is no frantic hording about the country we all will continue to be able to find plentiful amounts of stuff to reload and shoot. Lets not have another go around like last time its already too damn expensive!
  11. ryan42

    ryan42 New Member

    Jan 28, 2012
    marion indiana
    thanks jim,thats all I was doing was passing on the heads up,I bought another 100 bullets today and I know what im doing tommorrow,loading away.
  12. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2012
    What did you buy and what are you loading? Are you going wimpy, mild, hot, or "KICK ASS"? I usually go between wimpy and mild, but sometimes 'KICK ASS".:)
  13. graehaven

    graehaven Well-Known Member

    May 26, 2007
    Rochester, NY
    The spending party ends if we don't continue our warmongering overseas. Iran is the next target. Those in control have to continue raping the American taxpayer for all they're worth.

    A huge military order for ammo is totally plausible.
  14. Zhurh

    Zhurh Active Member

    Mar 19, 2010
    Upper Yukon, Alaska
    You all remember 5-6 years back (maybe more) when everything went up due to metals price increases I think they claimed. I figure it's about time for it all to repeat again with election on everybody's mind.

    Remember just a couple years back when the store shelves were empty too.

    If big "O" gets in for another 4, he will tax ammo supplies to no end; and where will it stop?

    I got my powder & primers supply right a year back when the shelves were again full.
    Every payday, order another dozen boxes of those TSX, GMX, and those dang expensive Nosler Partitions. Set my goal at 500-1000 for .277,.284,.308,and .338 in various weights which should cover all my hunting guns; and leave my grandkids scratching their heads long after I'm gone. But, at least they won't want for ammo when the caribou show up and for moose season; and that makes me feel secure in some strange way.
  15. RustyFN

    RustyFN Member

    Oct 2, 2008
    West Virginia
    I'm good on primers and bullets for a few years I just need to order some powder.
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