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Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by afterimages, Feb 7, 2013.
Getting away with what?
There's already another thread going on about this topic, BTW.
I noted in it that I remember when just ONE of the listed fed agencies used to take delivery of decently large shipments of ammunition, even going back more than 10 years ago. I remember just ONE order of 32M rounds of .40 S&W for that ONE agency back then ... and they were burning through a lot of it for training.
If a large police agency at the state/local level can require 400K rounds of ammunition once or twice a year, just to keep up with training/qual demands, I certainly don't see it as being unusual for much larger fed agencies ... especially involving training centers ... to be ordering ammo in the amounts that have been listed in recent months.
I'd not be inclined to let the blurring of numbers of ammo used in regional conflicts and military missions be used to create perspectives of ammo used for state-side LE use, either.
This is the sort of thing that creates heavy demand and price increases for aluminum foil, you know?
Getting away with tying down the nation's ammo makers with these big purchases.
Well, yes ...
But you do realize that the LE/Gov purchases are the bread & butter of the ammo makers, right? I think it was ATK who once released that more than something like 95% of their total sales was to gov/mil sources?
Besides, where else are they going to buy ammo?
They have the buying power, too.
Even if you go with the over inflated 1.7 billion rounds of ammo, that's only a few weeks of production on a dedicated line. The US ammo industry has a capacity over a billion rounds per week, if I remember right.
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Well, one sure as hell wouldn't think that now looking at store shelves & Internet suppliers.
Finally . That was my point.
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A billion a week?! We are ready for another world war . . . . .