STOP all ammunition purchasing

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by Timmy bigtime, Oct 26, 2020.

  1. Braveheart1

    Braveheart1

    Messages:
    243
    Likes Received:
    442
    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2019
    I haven’t bought much since April and what I have bought was out of necessity (mostly hunting rifle rounds). But not doing as much recreational shooting right now till this blows over.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  2. Green70

    Green70

    Messages:
    1,312
    Likes Received:
    812
    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2004
    Location:
    Western US
    Found 9mm Remington Range ammo on the shelf at the LGS last week for $11.99 a box. I bought two, which was the max allowed.

    Been reloading quite a bit, but due to primer non-existence, I only use primers for premium hollow-point loads now, rather than for pedestrian target loads.

    Also been using range time to dial in rifles rather than blasting away with pistols.
     
    BOOSTED12A likes this.

  3. Collo Rosso

    Collo Rosso

    Messages:
    2,580
    Likes Received:
    3,348
    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2009
    Location:
    Upstate S.C.
    I gotta ask M2, with all the pictures of reloaded and bought ammo in ammo cans over the years.... just how many ammo cans do you own?
     
    boilergonzo likes this.
  4. speedway

    speedway

    Messages:
    710
    Likes Received:
    1,580
    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2011
    I haven’t bought any since probably January.

    There isn’t any to be bought unless you want to pay 4x what it is worth. And that ain’t happening.
     
  5. Green Dragoon

    Green Dragoon

    Messages:
    7,878
    Likes Received:
    11,878
    Joined:
    May 31, 2009
    9mm is finally sitting on shelves here @ $35 a box.
     
  6. Duramaxsky

    Duramaxsky

    Messages:
    1,537
    Likes Received:
    4,149
    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2017
    Location:
    Ravensdale WA
    I was on vacation in another state and found 223 for a fair price. 2 box limit. We each bought 2 boxes each of the 3 days we were there. Now we will go to the range and practice a little. We have a little 9mm from the sales last year. If Trump wins the prices will come down. If Biden wins something will happen that will be bad. Probably laws against owning a lot of ammo or guns and huge taxes on both followed by confiscation. It won't matter how much you have if they are going to take it. We live in perilous times.

    Sent from my SM-T510 using Tapatalk
     
  7. mike from st pe

    mike from st pe

    Messages:
    4,242
    Likes Received:
    3,871
    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2007
    Location:
    St Pete FL
    I'm trying to remember, I think my last ammo purchase was late in 2018. 500 remanufactured 9mm from GA Arms.
     
  8. Need4Speed

    Need4Speed

    Messages:
    3,302
    Likes Received:
    9,429
    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2014
    Location:
    Central MN
    Only ammo purchases I have made are for calibers that didn’t sell much before. 41 magnum and 22 magnum prices were about the same as always for months, only recently did those prices go up. I have actually sold of some of my popular ammo lately, made some money dumping a bunch of 38 special and 357 magnum.
     
  9. Lt. Donn

    Lt. Donn PSO Survivor. currently in NW Georgia

    Messages:
    9,680
    Likes Received:
    21,219
    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2012
    Location:
    NW Georgia
    Same same here... plenty on hand
     
  10. cadillacguns

    cadillacguns Millennium Member

    Messages:
    9,091
    Likes Received:
    4,967
    Joined:
    Jan 20, 1999
    Location:
    Indianapolis, IN USA
    As I have said before, would you buy a car without gas?
    Many folks now buying guns with no ammo available.
    maybe just to scare the Thugs and Thuggies.
     
  11. Pluto57

    Pluto57

    Messages:
    4,701
    Likes Received:
    8,487
    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2013
    Location:
    North Florida
    If your plan involves lower ammo prices after November 3, I suspect you're going to be disappointed.
     
    GlockyQ, TACLOAD, Rocks and 2 others like this.
  12. Pluto57

    Pluto57

    Messages:
    4,701
    Likes Received:
    8,487
    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2013
    Location:
    North Florida
    The number of people with 10,000 rounds of 5.56 who are still buying are probably so few that they're not likely having any significant impact on supply.
     
    gamecocks and TACLOAD like this.
  13. Pluto57

    Pluto57

    Messages:
    4,701
    Likes Received:
    8,487
    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2013
    Location:
    North Florida
    The component causing the problem appears to be primers, not bullets.
     
    TACLOAD, Rocks and billy_56081 like this.
  14. Dave Lively

    Dave Lively

    Messages:
    966
    Likes Received:
    1,216
    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2015
    I don't see these posts.

    I see posts from new gun owners or those that prefer to buy a few boxes at a time as needed complaining about not being find any ammo or having to pay way too much.

    I see posts from those of us that have a good stockpile either sitting on it or shooting as usual without buying more.

    And I see posts from reloaders who sometimes seem to view ammo shortages as an excuse to brag about not having bought factory ammo in decades.

    But posts about having a huge stockpile and buying more at these prices? I am sure there are a few like that somewhere on the internet but I haven't seen any.
     
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2020
    TACLOAD, Syclone0538 and G19Gilly like this.
  15. 45caldan

    45caldan

    Messages:
    4,198
    Likes Received:
    3,578
    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2007
    Location:
    central Florida
    I have only bought some .32 ACP recently to feed my Beretta 81.
    It wasn’t much more than I paid for it last time (over a year ago).
    Low demand....
    The rest of my ammo I had been stock piling when I saw sales online last couple years!
     
  16. MD357

    MD357

    Messages:
    5,813
    Likes Received:
    2,189
    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2008
    They're both an issue apparently, primers being the worse of the two.
     
  17. nerr

    nerr

    Messages:
    2,707
    Likes Received:
    4,039
    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2018
    I reload for practice and plinking, but prefer to carry factory. My son just joined the ranks of he newly armed: bad timing for him, but he had multiple reasons for doing it now. So I got him loaded up with factory defensive and practice ammo so he could learn, practice, get his CCW and have rounds to carry. Don't keep a lot of the factory defensive stuff around, so I had to buy some more to keep my strategy going and possibly give to him if he needs more. I can always carry my reloads in a pinch but don't like having anyone but me fire my reloads unless absolutely necessary. Factory defensive not cheap at $1/round, so I didn't buy much.
     
  18. byf43

    byf43 NRA Patron Life Member

    Messages:
    13,340
    Likes Received:
    2,996
    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2006
    Location:
    Southern Maryland
    Haven't bought ANY ammo since late 2019.

    I have bought some primers, not too long ago, when they became available.
    Not a panic buy, at all.
    The opportunity came about. The price was good (pre-shortage price), and I had the cash.

    I don't panic. I've been married for many, many, years, and have endured my wife's menopause.
    There's no need to panic about anything.

    :)
     
  19. usmc4641

    usmc4641 NRA member

    Messages:
    804
    Likes Received:
    599
    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2007
    Location:
    Connecticut
    Unless they’re the bad guys.
     
  20. M&P15T

    M&P15T Well I'll Be Dipped!!!

    Messages:
    28,453
    Likes Received:
    15,112
    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2011
    Location:
    Arlington, VA.
    I was about to suggest that it's not a demand issue, but a supply issue.

    I read the first dozen or so replies at the beginning of this thread, and not one person had bought ammo in months, and I am included in that group too. Haven't bought any ammo since last year.

    So....we're assuming a demand issue, but it's actually a supply issue. And I think the ammo manufacturers are ****ing with us shooters. They're pretending they can't make enough to meet demand, but the real fact is they're making 1/2 or less of what they did pre-COVID.

    Then they're jacking the prices up, all down the production/distribution/sales chain.

    If you were selling widgets, and you could sell 1/2 for X2 the $$, wouldn't you do that? Fewer employees, less machinery maintenance, lower capital out-lay, but the same profit dollars.

    THAT is what's happening right now.
     
    RF7126 likes this.