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#1 McCroskey

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Posted 20 March 2020 - 07:48 PM

I'm surprised we're not hearing about ammo shortages along with the TP, clorox and bread shortages at the grocery stores.


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Posted 20 March 2020 - 08:14 PM

I've been hearing about ammo shortages.  It's all over the place.



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Posted 20 March 2020 - 08:15 PM

You won't hear about it in the MSM
But it's been posted here for more than a week

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Posted 20 March 2020 - 08:20 PM

I'm surprised we're not hearing about ammo shortages along with the TP, clorox and bread shortages at the grocery stores.

We learned already.  I have no shortage.



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Posted 20 March 2020 - 08:36 PM

Perhaps not what you're looking for but the impending ammo shortage is not absent from MSM...

 

USA Today: Retailers are also limiting how much ammunition people can buy amidst supply shortages.

 

NBC: While there are no publicly available ways of directly measuring gun sales by private gun manufacturers, there are several indirect indicators. Online ammunition site Ammo.com reported a 70 percent increase in sales.

 

CNN: "Saturday was one of our biggest sales days," Timlin told CNN Business. "The only problem is the supply is running low. We're bound to what we can get."

 

Des Moines Register: 'Ammo is really a scarcity:' Iowa gun stores feel effects of coronavirus hoarding


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Posted 20 March 2020 - 08:43 PM

 

I'm surprised we're not hearing about ammo shortages along with the TP, clorox and bread shortages at the grocery stores.

We learned already.  I have no shortage.

 

Yes, some of us have learned and have spent the years since the last shortage stocking up when we see a decent sale. 
heck, I did such a good job stocking up when I did an inventory last year I was able to sell my excess, about 8900 rounds.  


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Posted 20 March 2020 - 09:01 PM

I have never heard of anyone having excess ammo. :)

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Posted 20 March 2020 - 09:31 PM

I have never heard of anyone having excess ammo. :)

 

I agree, what excess ammo?  :D   That's not a term I'm familiar with.

 

Hopefully everyone learned their lesson from the last shortage and stocked up.  Buy em' cheap, stack em deep!!



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Posted 20 March 2020 - 10:04 PM

I have never heard of anyone having excess ammo. :)

 
I agree, what excess ammo?  :D   That's not a term I'm familiar with.
 
Hopefully everyone learned their lesson from the last shortage and stocked up.  Buy em' cheap, stack em deep!!

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Posted 20 March 2020 - 10:09 PM

Underwood Ammo always seems to have what I use in stock, except for today when I tried get some .38 Special +P 100 grain Xtreme Defender. Strangely, they were out of that. That's not likely a super-popular ammo, so maybe when I ordered it last from them I cleared out their stock.


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Posted 20 March 2020 - 10:29 PM

Underwood Ammo always seems to have what I use in stock, except for today when I tried get some .38 Special +P 100 grain Xtreme Defender. Strangely, they were out of that. That's not likely a super-popular ammo, so maybe when I ordered it last from them I cleared out their stock.

Lots of people must have bought Smith J frames !


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Posted 20 March 2020 - 10:30 PM

An email I got from GAT two days ago...

 

Due to increased sales throughout the firearm industry, there are restrictions on firearm and ammo purchases until further notice.
 
Additionally, in an attempt to minimize our customers' and staff's exposure to COVID-19 Virus, we have made the decision to postpone the majority of our training programs and classes.
 
Ammo Sales are limited to 1 box of target and 1 box of defensive/expanding ammo per caliber per household per day.
 
Firearm Purchases will stop 3 hours before store close until further notice. Gun pickups, range use, and non-firearm purchases will continue as normal after that time.
 
FOID and Concealed Carry applications, as well as fingerprints, are not being processed at this time.
 
We appreciate your cooperation and look forward to returning to standard practices as soon as possible.
 
 
As far as weathering any ammo shortages? I'm covered.
I've got 5 rounds of 22 (3 of which were picked up from ejected FTFs).  7 rusted steel cased 7.62x39 ....a .38 special missing its primer...and a low quality jpg of a 223.
 
Ya...thats the ticket.
 
ETA:
SOS looks to have ammo on hand.. (They have been a good company for me in the past...  All their ammo includes primers. :) )

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Posted 21 March 2020 - 05:14 AM

I learned my lesson during the Obama years and now keep enough ammo on hand.

I would figure most people who had to go through that would learn, even though the threat is no longer Obama and the Dems, but a virus.



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Posted 21 March 2020 - 11:44 AM

I live right by Midwest Guns and their website says they're not selling any ammo. I want to buy some personal defense ammo in 45 and 357, where's a good local place to buy? I can't order online because my FOID and CCW are both tied up in renewal/address change and although the SOS has my new address I haven't updated my physical driver's license yet.


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Posted 23 March 2020 - 06:44 AM

If you are looking for 9mm self defense ammo, lucky gunner had federal HST 124 grain in stock as of 7:45am. 
 

https://www.luckygun...ficorpafareadfa


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Posted 23 March 2020 - 12:09 PM

If you are looking for 9mm self defense ammo, lucky gunner had federal HST 124 grain in stock as of 7:45am. 
 
https://www.luckygun...ficorpafareadfa


Screw luckygunner along with Cheaper Than Dirt. Both of those places were the biggest price gougers back during the last ammo shortage in 2012. Not only on ammo prices but just about everything else as well. I would never give the any money...

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Posted 23 March 2020 - 02:47 PM

Everybody is gouging. I bought a couple of cases of Blazer 124 gr 9mm two months ago for $179.00 per case from Target Sports. I checked yesterday and they doubled the price to $359.00 per case.

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Posted 23 March 2020 - 03:12 PM

Everybody is gouging. I bought a couple of cases of Blazer 124 gr 9mm two months ago for $179.00 per case from Target Sports. I checked yesterday and they doubled the price to $359.00 per case.


I honestly haven't found anything I usually buy on Target Sports USA recently. I signed up for the "back in stock" emails but not sure if there'll be anything anytime soon.

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Posted 23 March 2020 - 03:14 PM

 

Everybody is gouging. I bought a couple of cases of Blazer 124 gr 9mm two months ago for $179.00 per case from Target Sports. I checked yesterday and they doubled the price to $359.00 per case.


I honestly haven't found anything I usually buy on Target Sports USA recently. I signed up for the "back in stock" emails but not sure if there'll be anything anytime soon.

 

Hopefully we are all in a position to hold out for regular prices.


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Posted 23 March 2020 - 03:40 PM

If the Sandy Hook aftermath taught a person nothing, they're untrainable. 

 

When Delton AR rifles are selling for $2000, it's an eye opener. Or it should be. 

 

Nothing against Delton, it's just that they're considered a lower tier brand compared to Noveske or any of the big names. They still work, though. 


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Posted 23 March 2020 - 04:25 PM

Everybody is gouging. I bought a couple of cases of Blazer 124 gr 9mm two months ago for $179.00 per case from Target Sports. I checked yesterday and they doubled the price to $359.00 per case.

 

Supply and demand; living in a free market.  I see nothing wrong with it.  It's better than the government enforcing unrealistic prices, and everyone being out of stock all the time.  If someone wants the ammo bad enough, they can pay for it.  If they don't want it as badly, they can delay the purchase.  Also, really high prices discourage stockpiling at this time, so there's ammo for more people.  I wish grocery stores would do this on the impossible to buy items.  If you're paying double or triple price, you're likely to only buy what you really need instead of buying a bunch extra just-in-case.


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Posted 23 March 2020 - 05:36 PM

 

Everybody is gouging. I bought a couple of cases of Blazer 124 gr 9mm two months ago for $179.00 per case from Target Sports. I checked yesterday and they doubled the price to $359.00 per case.

 

Supply and demand; living in a free market.  I see nothing wrong with it.  It's better than the government enforcing unrealistic prices, and everyone being out of stock all the time.  If someone wants the ammo bad enough, they can pay for it.  If they don't want it as badly, they can delay the purchase.  Also, really high prices discourage stockpiling at this time, so there's ammo for more people.  I wish grocery stores would do this on the impossible to buy items.  If you're paying double or triple price, you're likely to only buy what you really need instead of buying a bunch extra just-in-case.

 

Right, it is the principle of supply and demand.  Change the scenario around a little - I doubt the anyone would be complaining if his wages or retirement was doubled. 

I am not happy about higher prices.  I just recognize the realities of life.



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Posted 24 March 2020 - 07:16 PM

As of right now (3-24-20), we have some .223, some 7.62x39, some .45, some. 38 special, some .380, some. .32 ACP in stock, and expect delivery of a few thousand rounds of .223 and 9mm luger ammo.

 

Also have AR15 lowers, zastava .32 pistols, and single shot 12 ga in stock, and expect imminently 1 sccy 9mm pistol, 3 stevens 12 ga pump riot guns, 2 .380 Altor pistols and 2 9mm Altor pistols, along with parts to complete 3 ar lowers as pistols, and an AK47 type 12 ga shotgun.

 

Also have Glock 9mm magazines (17 and 33 round) and AR 15 30 round mags (USGI and magpul).

 

Have leads on a few other items, but these are the items we have left in stock, or which have been paid for by us and confirmed for delivery very soon.

 

Also have AR15 sbrs in stock, but of course those take longer to transfer.

 

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Posted 24 March 2020 - 07:35 PM

I'm watching an auction right now on Gunbroker: https://www.gunbroke.../Item/862250745

 

$450 +$25 shipping for 9mm 124gr Blazer Brass



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Posted 24 March 2020 - 10:24 PM

I'm watching an auction right now on Gunbroker: https://www.gunbroke.../Item/862250745

 

$450 +$25 shipping for 9mm 124gr Blazer Brass

 

It closed at $465.00 + $25.00. A prime example of the old adage "a fool and his money are soon parted".


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Posted 24 March 2020 - 10:51 PM

For the past few days, I've considered posting a joke that I'll sell Federal HST 147gr 9mm for $5 per cartridge. Buy 9, get 1 free.

Apparently I need to raise my hypothetical price. Reality may soon overtake me.
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Posted 24 March 2020 - 10:52 PM

I'm watching an auction right now on Gunbroker: https://www.gunbroke.../Item/862250745
 
$450 +$25 shipping for 9mm 124gr Blazer Brass

 
It closed at $465.00 + $25.00. A prime example of the old adage "a fool and his money are soon parted".

Buyer is going to be angry if they see targetsportsusa.com selling hst for less than that like they do at the start of every month.

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Posted 25 March 2020 - 09:53 AM

I've never used Target Sports USA. Are their sales for everyone, or only for those who paid the extra fee to join their club?
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Posted 25 March 2020 - 09:59 AM

I've never used Target Sports USA.
Are their sales for everyone, or only for those who paid the extra fee to join their club?


It's open to anyone. They have great deals when on sale.

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Posted 25 March 2020 - 10:36 AM

I've never used Target Sports USA. Are their sales for everyone, or only for those who paid the extra fee to join their club?

 

I paid the extra fee for two years... they didn't auto renew my membership after that, possibly because I wasn't saving any money. When I order by the case, I still get a great price and even better service. The gift box at the end of my first year was kinda fun.

 

Right now, they seem to have only limited stock of only more expensive rounds. They don't show any FMJ/target rounds in stock. I imagine that will change later. I'll keep checking and probably place my summer order when they have what I like.

 

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