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Old 06-02-2020, 12:52 PM
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“If your stocking up now your late to the party.”

Most shooters have been stocked up for decades.
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Old 06-02-2020, 01:37 PM
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“If your stocking up now your late to the party.”
Most shooters have been stocked up for decades.
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Old 06-02-2020, 01:50 PM
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The shooting range I go to, and worked at until the whole covid Dem panic, is part of a complex that includes a barbecue place, pawn shop and gun store. Last night the gun store was robbed by a gang of young black men (I've seen the security cam footage). Went to shoot today and the range manager told me about it and showed me the video. Now 34 more guns illegally on the streets.

Across the street is another gun store, Mid-America Arms. As I left the range, the line outside there was about 30 people. Too late folks!

So out in the county, about 10 miles away, is my fave LGS. No lines, guns to sell--a little thin, but still--and some ammo.
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Old 06-02-2020, 02:45 PM
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I went to the Florida Gun Exchange yesterday to pick up my new Stecatto.... HOLY CRAP!!! It was a friggin ZOO!!! I couldn't believe the number of people there or the amount of guns sold in the three hours it took me just to pick up a gun that all they had to do was transfer...... So yea the premise of this thread is VERY real. Concerning in a couple of ways, that many totally unprepared folks and that many new folks with no idea how to handle firearms. They weren't just stocking up.... 90% were clearly new folks buying a handgun, shotgun, and long gun all at the same time. That says to me they had none and probably don't know how to use them.
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Old 06-02-2020, 03:56 PM
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Yep. I chose the worst possible time to decide I wanted a slightly lighter carry pistol with a bit more ammo capacity than my tried and true Springfield Loaded. I put in an order for a Springfield XD a couple weeks ago because things seemed to be straightening out. Then the riots began. And just to showcase my luck, as of last Friday, the distributor the pistol is originating at had to shut down because 5 employees caught the Communist Cough. The rolling joke between me and a co-worker is that my .40 Smith & Wesson will arrive chambered in .40 Smith & 'Rona. If it arrives at all that is.
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Old 06-02-2020, 06:53 PM
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“If your stocking up now your late to the party.”

Most shooters have been stocked up for decades.
LOL. I started stocking up during the Clinton administration.
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Old 06-02-2020, 08:14 PM
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LOL. I started stocking up during the Clinton administration.



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Old 06-02-2020, 08:51 PM
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LOL. I started stocking up during the Clinton administration.
We are not overly concerned about our guns and ammo inventory at the present time.
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Old 06-02-2020, 08:59 PM
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Just to give 'em a laugh, I like to go into my fave LGS and say "I'd like to buy 10,000 rounds of 9mm range ammo please."
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Old 06-02-2020, 10:48 PM
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I think there's a psychological effect, I certainly don't need any more ammo or reloading stuff but a couple weeks ago I was reloading a bucket of 38 special brass my brother gave me and I panicked when I only found 8lbs of 231.
Then my brother had to calm me down by pointing out I don't shoot 38, certainly not 14K and I only use that powder for those.
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Old 06-02-2020, 10:52 PM
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I think there's a psychological effect, I certainly don't need any more ammo or reloading stuff but a couple weeks ago I was reloading a bucket of 38 special brass my brother gave me and I panicked when I only found 8lbs of 231.
Then my brother had to calm me down by pointing out I don't shoot 38, certainly not 14K and I only use that powder for those.
I do it too. I got down to my last 8 lb. jug of Varget the other day and got a little antsy about it. It will pass.
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Old 06-03-2020, 04:16 AM
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OP, lesson learned, if you wait for the panic to take action, you waited too long...That goes for Hurricane preparation, to virus, to anarchy...You have to build your plan, resources, skills, and "cache" ahead of the incident/panic.

We all learned this lesson at one point or other, and indeed, every time ****-happens there is even more we learn (like who knew there would be a toilet paper shortage in 2020 lol).

And no worries, this too shall pass, and you will now be highly motivated to prepare for the next **** before it actually hits.
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Old 06-03-2020, 05:32 AM
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Heaven help us, if times get worse, and I actually HAFTA expend it all...
I'd be more concerned with having to transport it all. Hope you never have to bug-out and leave the majority of it behind!
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Old 06-03-2020, 05:23 PM
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Old 06-04-2020, 04:29 AM
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as i work at our LGS, we still have some ammo. can sell case quantities of most calibers.

the most amazing thing was last weekend, sold several firearms to first time buyers directly because of rioting panic. one purchase was a comic book store owner in an adjacent county. did not want his store vandalized.

the strangest and saddest times i recall. very reminiscent of the vietnam protests back in the day.

stay safe and well friends.
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Old 06-04-2020, 06:26 AM
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If I had none or close to no ammunition, I’d probably still buy some. I’d just be doing it different, more spread out and 1 or 2 calibers at a time. I like a deal, and therefore took advantage before prices went up. Its funny because I told some friends to buy when I saw a deal and they didnt. For anyone just getting started, this is the new norm for a while until things settle down, but that might take a while.
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Old 06-04-2020, 07:36 AM
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I keep a good supply of ammo on hand. When there is not some kind of craziness going on and stores are stocked up, I will buy a few boxes of ammo every month and store them in my ammo cans. When there is a run on ammo, I don't care because I am already well stocked up.
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Old 06-04-2020, 09:16 AM
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I do not expect that it will ease up.

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If I had none or close to no ammunition, I’d probably still buy some. I’d just be doing it different, more spread out and 1 or 2 calibers at a time. I like a deal, and therefore took advantage before prices went up. Its funny because I told some friends to buy when I saw a deal and they didnt. For anyone just getting started, this is the new norm for a while until things settle down, but that might take a while.
At least until after the election. And if on the off chance that Dopey Joe gets in. Then not even then.
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Old 06-04-2020, 01:57 PM
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At least until after the election. And if on the off chance that Dopey Joe gets in. Then not even then.
I hate to say it, but I suspect Dopey Joe will get in, and will come after us with a vengeance. Sure hope I'm wrong.
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Old 06-04-2020, 02:32 PM
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Hmmm....say I was a new, first time gun owner.
I would hope the gun shop would have 2 or 3 boxes reserved for each sale----that would serve for familiarization and fill couple or one magazines worth just in case.
Local stores---Sportsman's Warehouse, Big 5, Turners and Ace Hardware are picked over right now---maybe good for three or four boxes between them all, but they should get restocked soon, one would hope, with at least range ammo.

All in all a pretty revolting state of affairs. It is far better to have stocked up when ammo was cheap like it was coming off the last hording frenzy.
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Old 06-04-2020, 08:24 PM
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I was at my LGS/range last week; it was dead.

I was there again today. It was wall-to-wall people buying handguns.

The Run has begun.
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Old 06-04-2020, 08:40 PM
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Old 06-04-2020, 08:41 PM
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Nearly 2.6 million firearms sold in March and 1.8 in April

And they will need the ammo to feed them.

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Old 06-05-2020, 12:11 AM
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Hoping it will be over by January is optimistic thinking. These shortages are never short lived and as you mentioned this one has 3 major sources driving it.
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Old 06-05-2020, 06:52 AM
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I was at my LGS/range last week; it was dead.

I was there again today. It was wall-to-wall people buying handguns.

The Run has begun.
Yep, I called about the pistol I ordered yesterday and was told the guy had 18 people at the store looking to buy guns and they were quite busy. This was at 2 PM on a Thursday. I legitimately fear what I'll have to wade through when I stop in this Saturday.
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