At that price, I can see why they have full shelves!
$175 ? That's insane. Before all this started I was buying at $34.95 per 1000.I'm visiting some family in Corpus Christi. Went into a gun shop and found a bunch of primers. $175/1000. Glad I have plenty. They have shelves full, but as far as I'm concerned they can keep them.
I'm visiting some family in Corpus Christi. Went into a gun shop and found a bunch of primers. $175/1000. Glad I have plenty. They have shelves full, but as far as I'm concerned they can keep them.
If you think prices are insanely high now, wait and see how much ALL reloading components along with the price of loaded ammunition will be if there is a looney Democrat steering this ship come November 3rd.I just paid $11.85/100 small rifle primers from the biggest IDIOT who ever owned a gun shop in the the state of Texas. I am surprised at the imbecilities wrought by a (seemingly) simple economic conundrum which (apparently) cannot be solved by an augmentation of wages, work force, supplies or WILLINGNESS to RECTIFY the situation! I used to think that the oil finders/refiners were scumbags, for their reprehensible behaviour in the 70s, but the munitions makers, ESPECIALLY the PRIMER MANUFACTURERS appear to have taken as their goal, making the oil-barons appear as SAINTS by comparison. I'd REALLY like to hear, even very quietly, a slow, reasoned, well-founded explanation from ONE of the primer manufacturers as to why there is such a HUGE divide between demand and supply in the current timeline. To MY knowledge (and I have a few inroads into the munitions industry) NOBODY has explained the lack of additional resources (labor, raw material, payroll, equipment) devoted to an augmented production of primers, the PINION upon which metallic munitions appear to revolve! Who, (besides our political adversaries) PRECISELY stands to profit from LOWERED sales of such a commodity?
I read somewhere that some retailers have several million dollars in backorders. I don't believe they'll ever fill them all.Small Pistol Primers can be backordered from fedarm.com (Fort Smith - FSAAP) - Bulk Pack (5,000) primers delivered for around $170 ($32 shipping for each pack). No indications on when backorders are filled....but CC is charged immediately. Works out to $34/brick.