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Old 03-29-2020, 09:12 AM
Rwehavinfunyet Rwehavinfunyet is offline
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Primer shortage....again...!!!

Anybody know of a source where I may purchase small pistol primers....? Everywhere I have checked is Out of Stock....???
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Old 03-29-2020, 09:48 AM
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Surely this is a ruse to get me to send you some!
I know darn well you have 10s of thousands rat holed!!!
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Old 03-29-2020, 10:26 AM
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Small pistol primers....

[QUOTE]I know darn well you have 10s of thousands rat holed!!! [QUOTE]

I am down to my last 5K small pistol primers, and I shoot about 1,500 rounds of 9mm per month in practice and various action shooting sports.....

I would like to find a source for more small pistol primers if any are available....I would even purchase Tula small pistol primers for range practice if they are available......
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Old 03-29-2020, 10:50 AM
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Up until early last week they were available.... did you really miss the shortage threads?
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Old 03-29-2020, 10:53 AM
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Funny I was up in my shop yesteday.

I have plenty of primers.
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Old 03-29-2020, 11:59 AM
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I checked MidSouth where I usually get them, they're out of everything small and large except for Federal Large Magnum and Match!
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Old 03-29-2020, 12:10 PM
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I have plenty of primers.
Me, too. I stocked-up during the Obama years and still have lots. Will sell flats of 5k Winchesters at a time for the right price.
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Old 03-29-2020, 06:49 PM
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Test before buying a boatload, but some pistols have enough strike pressure to allow the substitution of small rifle primers. Have lived through multiple reloading shortages and learned this a while back. Don’t buy a brick to start, just a few at the low-mid load range to see if your pistols will ignite them. Never had a problem with revolvers having enough strike to light a Small rifle primer but some striker fired pistols can be problematic with these. YMMV.
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Old 03-29-2020, 08:23 PM
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One of my LGS saw the writing on the wall and ordered 100K fo Federal LP and SP primers.
A little more pricey than online but I bought 5K each.
Nice that I can support a local business who has what I need in stock.

Edit: I'm in dire need of small rifle primers.
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Old 03-30-2020, 06:02 AM
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No one should be in dire need of anything!
Weve only been talking about this for years.
Three months ago stuff was plentiful and warning shots were fired at that time as well. We even sent one over the bow. If youre short on something, you need to have a talk in the mirror!
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Old 03-30-2020, 06:16 AM
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Shortage on small pistol primers....

Yes, it is my own fault for not purchasing more primers sooner, but yesterday, I was able to get 1.5K small pistol primers at a Bass Pro Shop near me. I now have 6.5K remaining small pistol primers, 5K large pistol primers, and about 3K small rifle primers for my AR's. I have a good supply of gunpowder(s). I have also read that Tula/Wolff primers are no longer being sold in the US?

I plan to shoot less rounds per range visit in practice, and if I run out of small pistol primers, I will start shooting one of my .45's.....I hope the primer shortage is over in 4 months or less!!!!

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Old 03-30-2020, 06:50 AM
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It should be over by then. This is another perfect example of why NOT to have small primed .45!!
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Old 03-30-2020, 07:09 AM
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It should be over by then. This is another perfect example of why NOT to have small primed .45!!
I wonder what is the ratio of sales of SPP's vs LPP's?
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Old 03-30-2020, 08:55 AM
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It was me.
I bought the last two boxes of primers in Austin last weekend.
One thousand SPP, one thousand LPP.

Since I just recently tried to restart 45 loading I was short on primers.
Still feels short, but I have some.

On the other hand, 80% of the 45acp range brass I picked up was SPP!
(What the range sells?)

I don't shoot the 45 that much (yet) and I have plenty of 9 for the next year.
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Old 03-30-2020, 09:26 AM
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Third Generation Shooting Supply still has some CCI and WIN small pistol MAGNUM primers, good price and <$29 shipping includes Hazmat.
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Old 03-30-2020, 11:39 AM
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I wonder what is the ratio of sales of SPP's vs LPP's?
Now there's a great question!
The minute I would say that small is 2:1, I would be wrong because of so many people say they don't waste their time loading 9mm!!!
380, 9mm, 38 Sup, .40 VS. 10mm & .45ACP
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Old 03-30-2020, 12:18 PM
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I would be wrong because of so many people say they don't waste their time loading 9mm!!!

Oh YES, they will load those 9mm when there is none to buy.

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Old 03-30-2020, 01:24 PM
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I actually have been finding a few 1k once a week at Sportsmans Warehouse. I usually stop in twice a week, since they are limiting each person to 1k. Been loading up on SPP magnums since plain SPP are out of stock. They shoot all the same, I just keep my loads under max.
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Old 03-30-2020, 02:58 PM
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Oh YES, they will load those 9mm when there is none to buy.

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That's the funny part, too many people poo poo the idea of reloading because they can get 9mm so cheap. Then this happens and they just sit in the dark and bitch about it. I find it entertaining!!
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Old 03-30-2020, 04:59 PM
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I wonder what is the ratio of sales of SPP's vs LPP's?
It's about 1.4:1 in my locker
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Old 03-30-2020, 05:55 PM
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Powder Valley still has some LRP, so if you load for something that needs LRP better get them now before they run out of them as well.
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Old 03-30-2020, 06:07 PM
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Got 3k large pistol primers coming tomorrow. Got my order in before the stock disappeared...
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Old 03-30-2020, 07:12 PM
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I am not going to run out of anything anytime soon.

But when I do run short on components, it will be bullets, not primers. And loaded ammo will be the very last thing that I run out of .

I could mention that I am running short on the little plastic storage boxes from Berry's that I normally put all of my freshly loaded ammo into. But that is just an inconvenience more than anything else.
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Old 03-30-2020, 07:19 PM
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I could mention that I am running short on the little plastic storage boxes from Berry's that I normally put all of my freshly loaded ammo into. But that is just an inconvenience more than anything else.
That's funny- I just received an order of berry's boxes in anticipation of a lot of loading over the next month!
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Old 03-30-2020, 07:22 PM
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It should be over by then. This is another perfect example of why NOT to have small primed .45!!
It's not so bad if the person loads 9x19. Or is it?
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