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Hugh Lincoln
03-07-2009, 07:20 PM
From an email I got...

Less than 10 days ago I went to buy my wife a handgun from a large national sporting
goods retail outlet near Boise. They have 3 very large sets of shelves that are
normally stacked high with every imaginable type of ammo, but on this day they had
maybe 2% of their normal stock and 0, yes ZERO .38 cal. When I asked the salesman
about it he said that they have not been able to get much and when they do it sells
within a few days.

Because I am so concerned about what is unfolding in our country I decided to check
around. Out of 5 major outlets I was able to obtain 2 boxes of .40 cal. and 1 box of
.38, 250 rounds total. The story from each salesman was the same, there is none
available and they don't know when they will receive more.

At one location I got talking with the clerk and he told me that his brother works for
Remington and has run their ammo making machines for over 10 years, in the past
few years they have run 12 hours a day 7 days a week. TWO WEEKS after our last
elections their management informed them that they were to cut back to 2 1/2 days a
week and only run 8 hour a day. He said they had 50 semi-truck trailers waiting to be
loaded but that they could not fill them.

A small family owned gun store I have dealt with for the last several years had quite a
bit available but I was told again that they have scoured the entire area and bought
everything they could find to resell, and they thought what they had would be gone by
this Monday, tomorrow. After talking more with the owner he told me that last
Wednesday and Thursday his staff had spent the entire time calling every gun store in
Oregon, Idaho, and Washington and could not locate anything more than a few boxes
here and there. While I was in the store he took off to drive all the way to Montana to
get what was available there in a few small towns, that is at least a 16 hour round trip
drive.

Apparently over thirty people were waiting for an ammo shipment in Mt. Home, Id. and
when the Semi finally arrived it had only 12 boxes of pistol ammo aboard and they
were told not to expect anymore in the near future.

I haven't heard this situation mentioned anywhere, and I would never have discovered
it if I hadn't gone to purchase a gun.

Something very strange is happening out here. I can only hope that it is a local
phenomenon, but I fear that is much larger. Please inform your readers so that they
can find out for themselves.

tacitus
03-07-2009, 07:54 PM
It is not local I can assure you. Ammo in scarce every where,as are handguns. :eek:

AlmostThere
03-07-2009, 08:31 PM
I buy my gear from Adventure Outdoors in GA. I think they deserve a little shout-out. They were one of the dealers sued by Bloomberg but refused to settle as others had. I can attest through firsthand experience they are meticulous in making sure sales are legit.

I stopped by there today for some ammo, (.40 for my 23) because they have a great selection. OMG, it was barren. I remember the riots of the 60's and 70's, 9-11 and everything in between. I've never seen a run on ammo like this.

Ranger Rick
03-08-2009, 12:10 AM
http://www.ammoengine.com/

Got this from High Road.US.

You might want to buy some.

BadCat
03-08-2009, 11:14 AM
http://www.ammoengine.com/

Got this from High Road.US.

You might want to buy some.

Ok, I went there.
Said Sportsmens has Wolf .223.

Go to Sportsmens, they say "Expected availability June 1, 2009."


It's bad out there, guys, really, really bad.

PoliCon
03-08-2009, 12:40 PM
seems ammo makers might be a good wall street investment . . . .

tacitus
03-08-2009, 01:53 PM
seems ammo makers might be a good wall street investment . . . .

You are probably right, until the socialists outlaw ammo.

PoliCon
03-08-2009, 03:06 PM
You are probably right, until the socialists outlaw ammo.

They can't outlaw it - but they will try to tax it out of existence . . . .

BadCat
03-08-2009, 03:09 PM
They can't outlaw it - but they will try to tax it out of existence . . . .

They've gotten more "educated" about firearms and ammo.
In the bill they have that is sitting in some committee right now, they are even going after the reloaders. There is even talk of making the ownership of a reloading press illegal.

Hugh Lincoln
03-08-2009, 03:12 PM
I buy my gear from Adventure Outdoors in GA. I think they deserve a little shout-out. They were one of the dealers sued by Bloomberg but refused to settle as others had.

Yeah, because when black thugs in New York shoot each other, it's the fault of white gun sellers in Georgia!

BadCat
03-08-2009, 03:19 PM
There still seems to be a lot of the Russkie 5.45x39 rounds out there and cheap.
I don't have an AK-74, but I might get one. Also looking at a S&W MP that shoots that round.

tacitus
03-08-2009, 03:45 PM
They can't outlaw it - but they will try to tax it out of existence . . . .

Actually they can do any damn thing they want to since they are in control.

PoliCon
03-08-2009, 07:37 PM
Actually they can do any damn thing they want to since they are in control.

WELL . . . . SCOTUS does have some say in the matter - but I don't imagine that they won't just ignore SCOTUS and do what ever the hell they want to do anyhow. :mad: