Switch to 9mm they said...

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by Operator_AF, Jun 27, 2020.

  1. fredj338

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    50rd boxes, ouch. I am so glad I reload. Though in 2012-13, one of my reloading students paid $100 for 1000 fed sm primers!!!
     
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  2. -JCN-

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    That’s false. Because there are a ton more new gun owners than ever before.

    So the toilet paper analogy would be: What happens to normal supply if you introduce twice as many buttholes?

    It’ll take a while for supply to catch up, even if people weren’t stocking up. The smart ones reload or were already in a good position.

    Like @fredj338 said, ammo isn’t going to go bad so why not buy more than normal “just in case?”
     
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  3. sciolist

    sciolist On the Border

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    That is true. But even if it weren't, ammo and other gun stuff is subject to relatively unique market forces. The political aspect alone makes ammo unique.

    If you want to buy guns to hang on the wall, that's one thing. But if you actually want to shoot for real on a regular basis, you need to put the ammo in the bank.
     
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  4. Scott1970

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    That’s insane, but it happens to people. A buddy of mine found nearly thirty bricks of small and large pistol primers at a local sporting goods store today. $23 a thousand with a one brick limit.
     
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  5. Pluto57

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    No, it's not, but it also isn't the majority of gun owners making those purchases. That's 100 or fewer out of tens of millions of gun owners.
     
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    In the 1st 6m this year, there were 2m new handgun purchases. If everyone bought just 100rds, thats 200m rds. Then all the rest of the non reloadng gun owners buying ammo. Plus panic makes people think they cant get somethng, they'll buy a lot of it.
    Keep in mind that in 2012-13, the ammo manuf went 24/7. The covid hysteria actually had fewer workers at most plants for everything, including ammo, so no extra ammo being made. Its just a good reason to stay current on things you think you need. Ever see those people stocking up the day before a hurricane? Stupid. Ya might want to rethink your lifestyle & preps.
     
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  7. redneck ron

    redneck ron Displaced Hillbilly

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    Sorry to thread hijack, but I missed your other herald. How are you and the wife doing? Shake off the Covid?
     
  8. ThomasM4

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    There probably some who buy only just to turn around and resell them. Alot of that was going around the last big panic.
    I try to tell the guys at work not to buy during the panic and not to over pay.
    They still do anyway and that will just keep the prices up that simple until the ammo sits on the self the prices arent going down.
    What sucks is after the last panic and the prices went down to normal I was trying to get people to buy then some did but most didn't. :chatter:
     
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    It’s been a couple of days shy of four weeks since this hit me, and yesterday was the first “normal” day I’ve had. My hands swelled up badly this morning, but I’m used to it now. My wife has gotten much better a lot faster than I have.
     
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    ^^^THIS. And the smartest way to put ammo in the bank is like money; regular purchases,even small ones over time. Soon there's never a worry about these intermittent shortages.
     
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    In my opinion, this is the way to go. It’s what I do with gun powder and primers. I stumbled across 4K primers yesterday and jumped on them. Into the primer safe they go.
     
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    That’s the way to go, I believe. And I’ve known that for a while. Unfortunately, I haven’t been doing that all along. I’ve invested way too much $$$ in purchasing additional guns I just “had to have” (many of which never leave the safe), when I should’ve been buying ammo for the ones I use the most.

    Oh well, live and learn...
     
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    Yeah guns are cheap, ammo is expensive.
     
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  14. slym2none

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    A lot of this is great advice, for people who have been doing this for a while.

    I have had my gun for two months. Ammo was short then, scarce now. $ is not flowing freely, and I damn sure don't have $1000 to drop on reloading equipment.

    So, I guess I am just SOL. And I am dealing with it. But it ain't easy, around here...

    *pokepokepoke* ;)
     
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    Well you are not alone. I have friends calling me about ammo because they know I have it & they need it. I karma what I can but I am not a gunshop or Wally.
     
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    It looks like the price of 9mm is going to overtake .45 ACP soon. Just two months ago it was half the price.
     
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    I wasn’t into 9mm during the Obama years so no perspective of its price or availability but I do remember paying $26.00 for WWB .45acp.

    This time seems different with bigbore ammo, I found .40S&W for 27cents while 9mm seems to have doubled in price(from 17cents) since I bought in February.


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