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Old 03-15-2020, 12:53 PM
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Panic buying

Not just toilet paper, but now ammunition. None of my usual online vendors have anything left but super expensive premium stuff.
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Old 03-15-2020, 12:55 PM
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Old 03-15-2020, 12:58 PM
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At least there should be no complaining this time. After the last panic and shortage, I am sure everyone got stocked up. They have been just about giving it away this past year.
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Old 03-15-2020, 01:13 PM
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The local news reported that there were lines outside a local grocery store at 1am when they restocked their TP, and there was a fistfight over it that caused them to call the police and temporarily close the store. People literally go mad whenever there is any disruption in their pathetic little lives, and it doesn't surprise me that people are now rushing to buy guns and ammo as if another ban is coming. All over a damn virus outbreak. Sorry guys, but I'm not going to shoot anyone over a package of toilet paper. If they need it that badly they can have it. I'll just wash my ass like they did back in the old days.
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Old 03-15-2020, 01:26 PM
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K38 is right. I bought 3K rounds last week for breaking in a couple of new guns, and I had my pick of everything from Lucky Gunner. Right now they showing only 5 options available of 9mm and .45 each, and those are the 500/1000 round packages and/or of the highest end.

It's getting crazy. I think when this has passed, every American ought to collectively sue mass media into oblivion. Geez.
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Old 03-15-2020, 01:29 PM
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The local news reported that there were lines outside a local grocery store at 1am when they restocked their TP, and there was a fistfight over it that caused them to call the police and temporarily close the store. People literally go mad whenever there is any disruption in their pathetic little lives, and it doesn't surprise me that people are now rushing to buy guns and ammo as if another ban is coming. All over a damn virus outbreak. Sorry guys, but I'm not going to shoot anyone over a package of toilet paper. If they need it that badly they can have it. I'll just wash my ass like they did back in the old days.
Can you imagine if this was a real SHTF event that we have all discussed. A nuclear EMP attack by N. Korea, or a solar coronal mass ejection like the Carrington Event that knocks out the power grid across continents.

We actually live in a fragile society where we have become so dependent on power grids, food distribution, water and sewer, and electronic money transfer, that it doesn't take much to send us into a tail spin.
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Old 03-15-2020, 01:37 PM
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I just saw a post from my LGS. Small hole in the wall place. He sold 22,000 rounds of ammo yesterday!
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Old 03-15-2020, 01:42 PM
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I just looked at SGAMMO website and they have this banner in red:

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Due to extremely high order volume orders placed at this time are expected to ship out in the next 5 to 10 days. Expect the potential for a 5 to 10 day delay from the time the order is placed to the time it is shipped from our warehouse.
Wow... all of this pretty much happened overnight. I still have tons of ammo from the Obama panics so I am good. I might even sell off what I have.

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Old 03-15-2020, 01:47 PM
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I'm wondering if I'll see the two I have in for factory warranty back before I really need them!!
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Old 03-15-2020, 01:49 PM
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Wow... all of this pretty much happened overnight...
It did exactly that. I actually NEEDED a bunch of 9mm, thought about going to the local farm store, decided I didn't feel like leaving the house and started picking around online late this morning. I watched it all unfold in realtime as the usual suspects went out of stock as quickly as I could click the refresh button.
Got what I needed, have plenty of everything else. Now time to lay low.
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Old 03-15-2020, 02:14 PM
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I see maybe one 22LR cartridge needed per day, in a Mad Maz post apocalypse scenario. To bag a critter for the pot.

Otherwise, I see little use for 10,000 rounds of 5.56 or giant stacks of handgun ammo.
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Old 03-15-2020, 02:19 PM
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Guess I'll pull the handle,,,, ON MY DILLON!
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Old 03-15-2020, 02:29 PM
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On top of the hoarding/panic buying of TP and ammo, a friend of mine witnessed on Friday a guy pulling out 15K of cash at his local bank. Apparently he had come from a different branch 20 miles away where he had already pulled 15K from there. WHAT FOR??? This is truly insane.
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Old 03-15-2020, 02:32 PM
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Otherwise, I see little use for 10,000 rounds of 5.56 or giant stacks of handgun ammo.
You actually need it.
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Old 03-15-2020, 02:33 PM
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While everyone is busy hoarding toilet paper, I'm quietly stashing away huge amounts of the one truly critical item we'll all need very shortly: cat litter. So far, 1.5 metric tons stored in the garage alone! When it all hits the fan, I'll be sitting pretty!!!!

Makes about as much sense as hoarding toilet paper, doesn't it????
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Old 03-15-2020, 02:37 PM
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start practicing with bayonet ...
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Old 03-15-2020, 03:19 PM
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This morning my sister tried to buy some fresh chicken for dinner tonight, and it was all cleaned out at the local grocery store. Yes, chicken. She had to settle for a tenderloin instead.

I honestly hope they never find out that aliens exist.
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Old 03-15-2020, 03:27 PM
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This morning my sister tried to buy some fresh chicken for dinner tonight, and it was all cleaned out at the local grocery store. Yes, chicken. She had to settle for a tenderloin instead.

I honestly hope they never find out that aliens exist.
Speaking to a friend of mine in So.Cal last night informed me that the stores were out of eggs. I'm with you I sure hope we never have a real crisis.
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Old 03-15-2020, 03:32 PM
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As far as ammo goes I suspect few here are in a situation of needing to worry.
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Old 03-15-2020, 03:58 PM
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I just looked at SGAMMO website and they have this banner in red:



Wow... all of this pretty much happened overnight. I still have tons of ammo from the Obama panics so I am good. I might even sell off what I have.
That banner has been there long before this virus hysteria.
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Old 03-15-2020, 03:59 PM
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What I don't understand is people cleaning out the meat section. The perishable stuff. The only canned meats they seem to have gun nuts over around here is canned tuna. WTH?

I've volunteered to hire out as an armed guard during deliveries.

The ones I feel sorry for are the young mothers with babies. I've talked to several who are pissed because people are buying up all the baby wipes they can get and the working mothers can't get any for their actual babies. Those old make it yourself wipe recipes are getting dusted off and shared around now.

I really hate to see what happens in a real crisis. Funny though how suddenly a border wall and cracking down on illegals isn't such a bad idea anymore.

I wonder how many of his followers will recall the times Bernie Sanders said that bread lines aren't so bad.
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Old 03-15-2020, 04:03 PM
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On top of the hoarding/panic buying of TP and ammo, a friend of mine witnessed on Friday a guy pulling out 15K of cash at his local bank. Apparently he had come from a different branch 20 miles away where he had already pulled 15K from there. WHAT FOR??? This is truly insane.
I'm gonna call BS. Banks don't keep that kind of cash on hand, and typically require a 48 hour notice to pull more than $5k in cash, even if you have $100k in your account. $15K without a 48 hour notice? Not bloody likely.
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Old 03-15-2020, 04:04 PM
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This pretty much says it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKpQRjj_WbU
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Old 03-15-2020, 04:11 PM
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Well, one good thing about Florida living, this kind of crap happens every time a hurricane gets near, I'm sort of used to it! I just keep my reloading arm in shape! Lots of supplies on hand, GLAD I stocked up!
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Old 03-15-2020, 04:38 PM
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I'm gonna call BS. Banks don't keep that kind of cash on hand, and typically require a 48 hour notice to pull more than $5k in cash, even if you have $100k in your account. $15K without a 48 hour notice? Not bloody likely.
And if you do not catch them on the right day of the week you could have to wait longer, as most branch offices only get cash deliveries once a week.
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