Has Anyone Tried to Buy Ammo Lately?

Purplemojo

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I am missing out on a lot of range time as I do not want to burn up ammo that I cannot replace. My go to source is AIM Surplus in Monroe. I just bought some 30-6 but they are absolutely out of all handgun ammo. I have been trying to buy some 9X18 Makarov for six months now.

What does the increased purchase of ammo say about our society at this time? Is it COVID, the riots, the possibility of a Biden gun grab?
 

thavoice

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I am missing out on a lot of range time as I do not want to burn up ammo that I cannot replace. My go to source is AIM Surplus in Monroe. I just bought some 30-6 but they are absolutely out of all handgun ammo. I have been trying to buy some 9X18 Makarov for six months now.

What does the increased purchase of ammo say about our society at this time? Is it COVID, the riots, the possibility of a Biden gun grab?
In order:
Riots.






Covid
Biden.


We are just getting ready for Antifa and sBLM to make good on their promise and come out to the sticks to riot and take over.


May God have mercy on their souls, as they rot in hell, if they try......
 

D4fan

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Five million new first time gun owners buying up handgun ammo.

What did you pay per round for your 30-06?

I can't find anything in the 180 grain range for under $1.25 per round. My neighbor will reload my spent rounds for me but the guy is 97 years old and I flinch everytime I pull the trigger wondering just how accurate he has done his job?
 

Orin Swift

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Posted this in another thread but yes. Bought 9mm ammo a few weeks ago from my go to online supplier based out of TX. Normally they were a touch cheaper than buying in local stores. It was $1.10/round so I only purchased 50 rounds. A smaller, less known range I frequent always has a ridiculous amount on hand, but he is limiting it to 200 rounds per person until he is able to get more in. He more than doubled his price and it was $0.45/round. He told me it was initially COVID then the riots made it significantly worse.
 

Auggie

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I work with a variety of national Sporting Goods retailers and one of them told me pricing ammo is like pricing gas. While most people are fixated on the single cost of oil and its relationship to gas price there is a lot more to it then that, same with ammo. The love a run on ammo, the $s are good but not great because it is a commodity; what it does do is gets folks into the store during usually slow times of the year.
 

Salad76

Active member
I am missing out on a lot of range time as I do not want to burn up ammo that I cannot replace. My go to source is AIM Surplus in Monroe. I just bought some 30-6 but they are absolutely out of all handgun ammo. I have been trying to buy some 9X18 Makarov for six months now.

What does the increased purchase of ammo say about our society at this time? Is it COVID, the riots, the possibility of a Biden gun grab?
Almost fell out of my chair. High comedy. Well done sir.
 

chs1971

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I was at Fin, Feather, and Fur in Milan yesterday. The only 9mm they had was Blazer. I bought a box of 50 for $22 to run through the Ruger SR9 that I bought. (I've had the compact version for several years.) We were heading toward our son's to help cut down a small tree and he has some targets set up on his 13 acres.

Hand guns and chain saws, a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
 

MontetheCarlo

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I grabbed some .40 Federal Personal Defense at a Point Blank a couple weekends ago for my M&P Shield PC. $23 + tax for a box of 20.
9, .223, 5.56 gone, like most of the inventory of handguns. I've noticed a higher number of minority folks buying guns and range time.
Haven't made judgement on what that means, just an observation.
 

cabezadecaballo

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I grabbed some .40 Federal Personal Defense at a Point Blank a couple weekends ago for my M&P Shield PC. $23 + tax for a box of 20.
9, .223, 5.56 gone, like most of the inventory of handguns. I've noticed a higher number of minority folks buying guns and range time.
Haven't made judgement on what that means, just an observation.
Self-protection. Just the same as you, only some of them may be even closer to the idiots.
 

Purplemojo

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I've noticed a higher number of minority folks buying guns and range time.
Haven't made judgement on what that means, just an observation.
That is good news. The more good people buy firearms, the more people motivated to vote in a way to protect their 2nd amendment rights.
 

Purplemojo

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I went to the range today with my eldest son for his birthday. The guy at Shoot Point Blank Western Cincinnati, asked before he signed us in, if we had any ammo, as they had none for us to buy. I told him we brought our own and got a lane right away. We went through 150 rounds of 9mm and 32 rounds of .25 (shooting my father's old pocket pistol for the sake of nostalgia). It was a fun outing but a little painful to go through my inventory of 9mm. I only have a few hundred rounds left.

After shooting, we walked through the shop which appeared to be full of first time gun buyers, mostly husband and wives. When we got to the ammo we found that nearly all of the handgun ammo was sold out, except for some .32. Popular rifle ammo was also sold out. There was plenty of shotgun shells but that is it.

It amazes me that they are still selling firearms when they have no ammo to put through them. That is why I have a hunch they are holding some ammo back for customers who are buying new firearms.

I do not see an end to the shortage any time soon. Especially if Biden is elected. We all know that he played second fiddle to the greatest firearm salesman since Bartolomeo Beretta went into business in the 15th century, Barak Obama.
 

ogealbhain

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I went to the range today with my eldest son for his birthday. The guy at Shoot Point Blank Western Cincinnati, asked before he signed us in, if we had any ammo, as they had none for us to buy. I told him we brought our own and got a lane right away. We went through 150 rounds of 9mm and 32 rounds of .25 (shooting my father's old pocket pistol for the sake of nostalgia). It was a fun outing but a little painful to go through my inventory of 9mm. I only have a few hundred rounds left.

After shooting, we walked through the shop which appeared to be full of first time gun buyers, mostly husband and wives. When we got to the ammo we found that nearly all of the handgun ammo was sold out, except for some .32. Popular rifle ammo was also sold out. There was plenty of shotgun shells but that is it.

It amazes me that they are still selling firearms when they have no ammo to put through them. That is why I have a hunch they are holding some ammo back for customers who are buying new firearms.

I do not see an end to the shortage any time soon. Especially if Biden is elected. We all know that he played second fiddle to the greatest firearm salesman since Bartolomeo Beretta went into business in the 15th century, Barak Obama.
Range near me will only sell you ammo (other than 22) if you buy a gun.
 
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