Are Shortages Easing?

41magnut41magnut Senior MemberPosts: 1,103 Senior Member
Recently I have received, and / or been notified of availability, of items that were B/O'ed or on a wish list, from as far back as December.

I have received,or been notified of shipment of,

Glock magazines,

Stripped AR Lower,

Sierra, 155 grain Palma bullets, (500 count).

When I score a case of 22LR match ammo, I will be very pleased. :tooth:

I'm not ready to declare the panic over, but at least I know these items are in production and entering the pipeline.
"The .30-06 is never a mistake." Townsend Whelen :iwo:
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  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 8,452 Senior Member
    Supply is better. Prices are not.
    "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." Thomas Jefferson
  • olesniperolesniper Senior Member Posts: 3,474 Senior Member
    Gunbot.net list a lot of .22 match ammo. Around here, it seems to be a little worse. I've been getting ammo from WalMart. They've been getting .22s, 9mms, .40s, .45s, .38s......something....nearly every day. Last couple of weeks, they'e gone up to 3 days with nothing, zip, nada, on the trucks. Gone from 5-6 loads a week down to 2-3.
    Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
    I will fear no evil: For I carry a .308 and not a .270
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 8,967 Senior Member
    jbp-ohio wrote: »
    Supply is better. Prices are not.

    Some prices are coming down. But not all.
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • Cheetoh734Cheetoh734 Senior Member Posts: 692 Senior Member
    Not here...just adapting to the delivery schedules...seriously. If a shipment comes Monday it'll be gone on Tuesday. Just make sure you get there on Monday...
  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 5,998 Senior Member
    I dropped in on a LGS this morning less than 30 minutes after they opened. I asked about 9mm, 38 Special and 45 ACP ammo. They didn't have any at all.

    They also didn't have any .22 LR ammo, but thought they might be getting some in later in the week.

    While I was there, I bumped into my neighbor. He told me that he wasn't even able to find shotgun primers.

    Doesn't seem like easing to me.
    Jerry

    Gun control laws make about as much sense as taking ex-lax to cure a cough.
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 22,594 Senior Member
    Not here, I do see mags for sale on the Guide web site.
    My new Signature
  • sherwoodsherwood Senior Member Posts: 1,213 Senior Member
    As of this morning I'm going to say NO! Tries Dick's, Bass Pro, and Wally World. No luck for anything except shotgun ammo.

    I'm still looking for S&W Shield mags.
    I may be old but I ain't dead!
    DPRMD
  • RiflemannRiflemann Member Posts: 269 Member
    Nope!!!!
  • mike94yjmike94yj New Member Posts: 25 New Member
    Well academy had remington golden shorts today. First time in 5 months.
  • cpjcpj Senior Member Posts: 36,652 Senior Member
    Not here, really.
    "I'm here for the guns, hunting, and skirt wearing men."
    Zee
  • terminator012terminator012 Senior Member Posts: 2,608 Senior Member
    Nope, not around here.
  • browninghunter86browninghunter86 Member Posts: 351 Member
    not here in South GA.
    Andrew
  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,249 Senior Member
    I would be happy if I could find a few bricks of Remington sub sonic at reasonable prices.
    timc - formerly known as timc on the last G&A forum and timc on the G&A forum before that and the G&A forum before that.....
    AKA: Former Founding Member
  • horselipshorselips Senior Member Posts: 3,470 Senior Member
    I have noticed on auction sites that the cost of entry-level AR15 and Saiga .223 rifles is dropping fast - DPMS Oracles are actually selling for LESS than their MSRP and Saiga .223 rifles no longer get bids three times their list price. Bushmaster Carbon 15 rifles are going for 8-ish. Not too bad. I don't know about components like complete uppers and stripped lowers, but just thinking about them makes me horny.

    Ammo is still ridiculously priced, as are many magazines. The highest quality magazines cost about $3-$4 to make, including packaging - remember that when you think $15-$25 is a good deal. WE MUST KILL ALL DEMAND until sellers get the message - not a penny more than before the panic for anything. Otherwise, they'll think we're just a bunch of idiots with more money than brains. And they will be sooo right as they laugh all the way to the bank. I can wait.
  • JLDickmonJLDickmon Senior Member Posts: 1,726 Senior Member
    jbp-ohio wrote: »
    Supply is better. Prices are not.

    by and large..
    a few exceptions...
    Never laugh at your wife's choices.
    You are one of them.
  • roadkingroadking Senior Member Posts: 3,049 Senior Member
    Not around NE PA...1 box of 50 rnd. .22, $4.99. Some shorts, $4.99 for 50...shotgun ammo coming around, but not worth the asking price. I'll wait.

    Matt
    Support your local Scouts!
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 30,077 Senior Member
    Like the last go-around when things settle and ample supplies are available, the prices never get back to what they once were pre-frenzy buying.
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
    I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!
  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 9,655 Senior Member
    It hasn't improved here.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 18,961 Senior Member
    I'm just ready for reloading supplies to become readily available. I have plenty of bullets, primers, and cases. I'd like powder to get easier to find.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • justin10mmjustin10mm Senior Member Posts: 688 Senior Member
    I'd say it is worse here now than it was in late December. Overall there is just less stuff on the shelves. Magazines have started to show up again (at inflated prices) but not much else is showing any signs of returning to normal availability.
  • olesniperolesniper Senior Member Posts: 3,474 Senior Member
    Stopped by WM this morning. They got in 10 375rd. boxes of CCI AR .22s, 1 box of .380s, 1 box of .45s, 2 boxes of .357s and sundry hunting ammo. They still have the Beretta CX4 Storm 9mm on the rack and one in the back room, $849.
    Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
    I will fear no evil: For I carry a .308 and not a .270
  • olesniperolesniper Senior Member Posts: 3,474 Senior Member
    justin10mm wrote: »
    Magazines have started to show up again (at inflated prices)

    Sportsman's Guide's email listed Red Jacket AR-15 30rd. mags for $16.95.......I was all over that........not.
    Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
    I will fear no evil: For I carry a .308 and not a .270
  • RugerFanRugerFan Senior Member Posts: 1,383 Senior Member
    Stopped a little while ago at a store in a small town that just recently got into the gun & ammo business(main business is furniture).. He had 3 boxes of Armscor Precision 50 rd .22lr and 2 boxes of Centurion 50 rd boxes for $12/box. 1- 225 rd box of Remington .22lr Golden for $50.00. Said he was making $3.00 on it. Also said he had just sold a brick for $100. Said he bought this ammo from an individual.

    He did have a decent selection of Remington Core Lokt hunting ammo in calibers that are most common around here: 30-30, 35 WHelen, 06, .243, etc. I don't recall exact prices but they were $25-$30 I think. No pistol ammo at all.
  • sakodudesakodude Senior Member Posts: 2,962 Senior Member
    In my local fram & fleet store, the only handgun ammo is 327 fed magnum(10 boxes) plenty of shotgun selections, averagerifle selection and even had about a dozen boxes of Win .223 55gr pp ammo at 23.99 ea.
    If they were not so stupid expensive, I think I would buy a 327 just because .

    Sako
  • bklysenbklysen Member Posts: 402 Member
    F & F up in Green Bay had about the same...lots of shotgun stuff, very picked-over selection of center fire stuff still on the shelves but expensive. Like double the price you'd normally see. The only .22 I saw was bird shot.

    Lots, and lots of empty bays.
  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,249 Senior Member
    I would say it is slowly easing but not very fast. I was able to purchase a couple thousand rounds of .22 ammo at high but not rediculous prices.
    timc - formerly known as timc on the last G&A forum and timc on the G&A forum before that and the G&A forum before that.....
    AKA: Former Founding Member
  • DurwoodDurwood Senior Member Posts: 970 Senior Member
    No serious shortages or price problems in the places I frequent. I bought an extra brick of SK/Lapua target .22 LR ammo yesterday for $44.99 and a pound of Unique for $16.99. Primers are readily available. My cast bullets of choice are hard to find, but that's been an ongoing issue.
    You have the right to your own opinion, but you don't have the right to your own facts:guns:
  • 41magnut41magnut Senior Member Posts: 1,103 Senior Member
    Durwood wrote: »
    No serious shortages or price problems in the places I frequent. I bought an extra brick of SK/Lapua target .22 LR ammo yesterday for $44.99 and a pound of Unique for $16.99. Primers are readily available. My cast bullets of choice are hard to find, but that's been an ongoing issue.

    You, Sir, are very fortunate, and one of the few that I have heard of that isn't experiencing some sort of shortage.
    "The .30-06 is never a mistake." Townsend Whelen :iwo:
  • SnaketailSnaketail Member Posts: 33 Member
    Perhaps the large cities have better supplies, but small-town America is still experiencing shortages. I suppose we'll have to wait until the horders have their fill before we get back to "normal."
  • terminator012terminator012 Senior Member Posts: 2,608 Senior Member
    My Wally World had 12 boxes of 223 this afternoon. WBST 31 dollars a box for 20 rounds. That is good ammo but to expensive to plink through an AR.
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