I'm pretty sure things will get back to normal after the revolution...
Just a discussion like any other.If you were not paying attention to lay in a hefty supply of 9mm before 2020...that's your fault.
This topic is idiotic.
Oh, newbie is sarcastic. Apparently then you didn't understand the OP. That's on you.Chill out Skippy, I read the "original OP"
Good for you. So what?I maintain a minimum level of 10,000 rounds of every caliber I shoot.
Yeah, here's the thing about that, I've been here since the beginning and I'll be here long after your banned. And I'm not worried about impressing someone that didn't understand the premise of the thread their posting in.So, sir, "Deputy Dave" you do not impress me, at all. Run along.
I do agree that the paradigm has been altered forever and that 9mm availability will be spotty for months, if not years. And overpriced relative to the other primary service calibers. Due to the election alone I began a stock-up program in 2018 focusing on 9mm, .40, and 357 SIG. That continued through July as I felt the convergence of events warranted it and I shoot those calibers regularly.
The past couple of months....due to availability, price, and priorities.... I'm buying only .40. This past week I've added 1000 rds of 180 FMJ for the purpose of running the G23 for target drills. Planning to buy .40 until I just can't stomach the price increases because inevitably the .40 fans will consume inventory. I'll continue to EDC a G19 but not opposed to the G23 or G32. .40 is allocated for the range until I feel comfortable that 9mm has pivoted back into mainstream availability and I can run 100's of rds a month. Shooting .40 consistently will only improve my abilities.
As for where 9mm prices land, we've seen the last of 50 rd boxes of FMJ going for $12-15. Even when inventory returns to 2019 levels the panic buying will likely continue to some degree. I just hope that the 5 million new gun owners in 2020 have a basic sense of economics and are not discouraged from continuing their interest in personal protection, hunting, etc. We need them for the long haul.
I've been stocking up on all the calibers I shoot for quite some time taking advantage of sales and when WM was clearing their shelves. I didn't have 357sig as a caliber until about six months ago give or take. So I've stocked up on that as well and yes, it was much more available compared to 9mm when the panic really started kicking in. Haven't had the need to buy anything in the last couple of months as I'm pretty set all the way around. But I did find 357sig and 45acp in one of my local shops. Picked up some 45acp since I was there and it was on the shelf.I’m glad for the shortage it made me buy more 357 sig instead of taking it for granted
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I appreciate it. It's okay though, he doesn't strike me as someone that really wants to be here to play well with others based on the way I've seen him post so far in the whopping day he's been on the board. And for some reason...seems like he's familiar for some reason?Be a shame to ignore Dave. He has a lot of good advice.
If you haven't already, check out the B/S/T sites like Armslist in your area. Some folks are asking a $1 a round for 9mm FMJ. The various premium JHP are at or near $2 a round. So glad I stocked up early and deep!I reload so right now I'm good. The range I go to, always had good prices, are charging $249 for a box of 300 9mm.