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Old 05-09-2009, 4:58 PM
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Default When will ammo shortage end???

So I spent most of today bouncing from Wal-Mart to Wal-Mart, then Big 5's. then local Gun store... I'm just looking for a couple of boxes (100 rounds) of 40 S&W. The guy's behind the counter pretty much just laugh & tell me "You have to get here right after the truck arrives..."

I'm not looking at hoarding ammo, I just want to pick up a couple of boxes to take to the range (I'd rather not shoot range reloads).

Everyone on this board takes part in a great hobby / sport / activity --> Shooting; But now it's like owning a camera with no film... Is everyone that scared of what stupid law(s) Obama or congress might pass that they are stocking up, so they will have enough ammo to last them the rest of their lives?

I just hope this hysteria ends soon, so we can all just get back to shooting & being able to walk into a store & buy a box of ammo without worrying that there wont be any when we get there.
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Old 05-09-2009, 5:01 PM
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I dont see it ending for a long time.
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Old 05-09-2009, 5:01 PM
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Maybe never. I think there will be plenty of ammo when the war ends.
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Old 05-09-2009, 5:03 PM
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Old 05-09-2009, 5:16 PM
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lancaster wal-mart on valley central way had 4 100 round value boxes of 40 s&w on the shelf at 4:30 today ( saturday )
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Old 05-09-2009, 5:24 PM
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43 minutes.

Obama told me so.
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it will end sooner or later. Im slowly starting to see ammo sit for more than a day or two.

It can only get better.
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Old 05-09-2009, 6:34 PM
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I saw lots of ammo the other day at Walmart.Ya have it made if you shoot .25 auto.
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Old 05-09-2009, 6:39 PM
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As soon as the folks stop buying them -
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Old 05-09-2009, 6:49 PM
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it will end sooner or later. Im slowly starting to see ammo sit for more than a day or two.

It can only get better.
I'm thinking sooner. Probably a month or three.

The hoarders will eventually run out of cash and/or space and the production is already up so eventually it'll catch up.
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The weird thing is that I see .40 EVERYWHERE. Now .38 or .45, that's a different story.

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Or maybe it's because everyone migrated to .22. Everyone is buying .22 because it's cheaper and not the other calibers as much thus allowing them to catch up a little.

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The weird thing is that I see .40 EVERYWHERE. Now .38 or .45, that's a different story.

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I noticed exactly the same thing. I have been looking for some 9x19 and .45acp to no avail, but l always see lots of .40 on the shelves. It makes me wish I bought a .40.
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... hoarders will eventually run out of cash and/or space and the production is already up so eventually it'll catch up.

Production isn't up as much as you'd think. Yes, the manufacturers are working hard to meet demand, but they're not building any inventory on hand because when the drop in demand happens, they don't want to be stuck with a lot of product sitting on the warehouse floor because no one's buying. It's a tight rope act for them, really, and it's interesting to see how well they've managed to respond to the challenges of high civilian and police demand, never mind continuing military needs.
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As soon as the folks stop buying them -
More like when folks are forbidden by law to buy them...
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it will end someday but not anytime soon.
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Old 05-10-2009, 2:13 PM
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When the demand starts to taper off and shelf prices fall expect to see everybody and their dog selling in a vain attempt to recover original purchase costs.
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Production isn't up as much as you'd think. Yes, the manufacturers are working hard to meet demand, but they're not building any inventory on hand because when the drop in demand happens, they don't want to be stuck with a lot of product sitting on the warehouse floor because no one's buying. It's a tight rope act for them, really, and it's interesting to see how well they've managed to respond to the challenges of high civilian and police demand, never mind continuing military needs.
that doesn't make sense. do you really think that manufactures will "get stuck" with ammo if they ramp up production say 10-15 maybe 20 percent.

- answer- probably not.

the reality of it is, that there are more new shooters than before. therefor a higher permanent demand for ammo. so even though the hoarders will run outta stem, there will still be a higher demand for ammo than before.
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what i see happening if the manufactures ramp up production for ammo is that in the short run they're able to keep up with the demand and make a bunch of money, and in the long run they're able to cut cost and maintain higher sales of ammo w/o turning people away from the hobby.


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This has to be good for the manufacturers of the ammo production machines.

The big ammo makers are probably beating the old production machines to death, running them 24/7 in a futile struggle to keep up with demand and make big profit while the Obama buying frenzy is in full swing. Over the next couple of years they will be buying machines to add capacity as well as to replace the old worn out ones.

I wonder if more small, local ammo makers will be starting up. Northern California has the Miwall company which sells tons of ammo to big crowds at all the gun shows. Been around for years.

Are there any local ammo companies near where you live?

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that doesn't make sense. do you really think that manufactures will "get stuck" with ammo if they ramp up production say 10-15 maybe 20 percent.

- answer- probably not.

the reality of it is, that there are more new shooters than before. therefor a higher permanent demand for ammo. so even though the hoarders will run outta stem, there will still be a higher demand for ammo than before.
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what i see happening if the manufactures ramp up production for ammo is that in the short run they're able to keep up with the demand and make a bunch of money, and in the long run they're able to cut cost and maintain higher sales of ammo w/o turning people away from the hobby.


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the question is how do you increase production by 10-20% without buying more people and more equipment?
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the question is how do you increase production by 10-20% without buying more people and more equipment?
you dont, you invest in your product.
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