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    Where is all the ammo going?

    I have been having no luck finding 9mm and 22LR ammo in my area...why is that?

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    Because others found it first....it's happened before...it will happen again.....people expect a shortage/ban on something...and they buy everything in sight......Ken
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    Re: Where is all the ammo going?

    I talked to a guy yesterday who had bought a brick of 38 special ammo (250 rounds) the day before at a gun show. The ammo was run of the mill practice rounds, not the high dollar self defense loads.

    He paid $115 for it.

    I guess that's just the way it is right now. Hopefully, the panic buying will ease, and things will get back to normal.
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    North Korea is buying all they can get ahold of for the pending invasion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KENFU1911 View Post
    Because others found it first....it's happened before...it will happen again.....people expect a shortage/ban on something...and they buy everything in sight......Ken
    This. Ammo will take the longest to recover because more folks will do some major stockpiling after this. Many people did this after the first mistake...I mean the first time barak hussein was elected. But I don't recall the situation being this bad. Lots of new shooters in the last couple of years as well.

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    Re: Where is all the ammo going?

    It was that bad Lerchess....I remember local LEOs that where about to have their backups pulled....because they couldn't qualify with 'em....due to lack of 38 special and 380 auto ammo.....I found 1 cop carrying Std pressure 130 Gr. full patch..."Air Force load" in his 442....only ammo he could find....I had to go out to the Bronco and give him some defense ammo....when people panic they buy anything....if they own something to shoot it...or not.....Ken
    Quote Originally Posted by SirGeorgeKillian View Post
    My idea of a warning shot is when the 2nd bad guy watches his 1st buddy go down....

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    Re: Where is all the ammo going?

    This nonsense will continue as long as folks are stupid enough to pay $115.00 for 250 rounds of .38 Special....
    I saw a tub of 500 Remington .22 LR marked at $ 130.00.....Hint...you don't need .22 ammo THAT bad...
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    Quote Originally Posted by KENFU1911 View Post
    It was that bad Lerchess....I remember local LEOs that where about to have their backups pulled....because they couldn't qualify with 'em....due to lack of 38 special and 380 auto ammo.....I found 1 cop carrying Std pressure 130 Gr. full patch..."Air Force load" in his 442....only ammo he could find....I had to go out to the Bronco and give him some defense ammo....when people panic they buy anything....if they own something to shoot it...or not.....Ken
    You are right - I remember several examples like that happening. So far, I have been deployed during both this panic and the last one so I haven't felt it as hard.

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    Re: Where is all the ammo going?

    As of last visit;
    100 rounds of 9mm plinking...$38.99 at lgs...choke on it.
    50 round .22lr plinking ammo...$23.98....not gonna happen.

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    Re: Where is all the ammo going?

    I probably shouldn't put this here but..... A friend of mine works higher up at Fed-ex. Why would we be shipping planes full of ammo to China. It's not marked ammo but that is what is on the planes. What other country would be getting this ammo through them??
    We as a country have a blown engine, a transmission that slips in every forward gear, and a rear diff with a loud whine. And our politicians keep trying to spray armorall on the tires and proudly step back as if they are helping fix the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terminator012 View Post
    What other country would be getting this ammo through them??
    They will need lots of luck with that one. PRK's people are starving so bad, we can win them over with (quite honestly), MRE's.
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    It's diameter is .277..........the number of the Beast.

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    Re: Where is all the ammo going?

    Quote Originally Posted by D. Kelley View Post
    ...why is that?
    The threat of more gun control has made existing shooters stock up, and previous non-shooters become shooters (that also want to stock up). All we can do is sit back and ride this out. The manufacturers are doing what they can to make more.
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    It's diameter is .277..........the number of the Beast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jermanator View Post
    They will need lots of luck with that one. PRK's people are starving so bad, we can win them over with (quite honestly), MRE's.
    There's no MRE's on these planes.
    We as a country have a blown engine, a transmission that slips in every forward gear, and a rear diff with a loud whine. And our politicians keep trying to spray armorall on the tires and proudly step back as if they are helping fix the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terminator012 View Post
    Why would we be shipping planes full of ammo to China.
    Its the 'chosen one's' way of killing two birds with one stone so to speak.
    1. It pays down some of the debt the USA owes China.
    2. It removes ammo from the domestic market and helps the antigun agenda.

    Wouldnt it be ironic if China gives them back by invading the USA and using cartridges marked 'Made in the USA' ............

    Edited to add: Must remember to stock up on Tinfoil when I head to the SE...........I think I have used up the available supplies over here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by D. Kelley View Post
    I have been having no luck finding 9mm and 22LR ammo in my area...why is that?
    You're kidding, right?
    That don't confront me, as long as I get my money by next Friday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpj View Post
    You're kidding, right?
    No Shirley....he be serious,,,,,,,
    Quote Originally Posted by SirGeorgeKillian View Post
    My idea of a warning shot is when the 2nd bad guy watches his 1st buddy go down....

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    Don't call me Shirley!
    That don't confront me, as long as I get my money by next Friday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orchidman View Post
    Wouldnt it be ironic if China gives them back by invading the USA and using cartridges marked 'Made in the USA' ............
    Wouldn't be the first time that happened...remember all that scrap steel we sold to Japan before WWII?
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    ​Greed!
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    Greed is good........
    Quote Originally Posted by SirGeorgeKillian View Post
    My idea of a warning shot is when the 2nd bad guy watches his 1st buddy go down....

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    Greed works!
    I want an official Red Ryder, carbine action, two-hundred shot range model air rifle!

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    Greed captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit....and takes all the ammo.
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    Re: Where is all the ammo going?

    Again, look at the Homeland Security purchase of 1.6 B (B)illion rounds of ammo - what they gonna do with a 100 year supply of ammo - 'cept to keep it out of our hands.
    PBS reports they are buying all sorts of stuff - .22LR up to .50BMG.

    I'm not saying there is a conspiracy - but if it smells like a fart, it probably is a fart.

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    Went to Bass Pro this morning. Almost no cf ammo. no rf at all. A lot of the shotgun ammo was moved into the cf section.
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    When I buy ammo which is excess to my needs, its called 'Tactical Contingency Planning'..............when others do the same, THATS greed.
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    Re: Where is all the ammo going?

    The Department of Homeland Security put in an order for enough ammo to fight WWII. The ammo makers can't keep up with it. And I believe that it's all by design. If they can choke off our ammo then owning a gun is meaningless. Write your congressmen and let them know you are NOT pleased. And remember this next time you go to the polls to vote.
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    Re: Where is all the ammo going?

    Quote Originally Posted by Snaketail View Post
    Again, look at the Homeland Security purchase of 1.6 B (B)illion rounds of ammo - what they gonna do with a 100 year supply of ammo - 'cept to keep it out of our hands.
    PBS reports they are buying all sorts of stuff - .22LR up to .50BMG.

    I'm not saying there is a conspiracy - but if it smells like a fart, it probably is a fart.
    "Snake to Snake Tail, come in Bro Snakey! Now I Knows we be on da same frequency! LOL! I hear ya loud and clear! Read my post I wrote just above this one, before I read yours. I wasn't sure how much Homeland Security ordered, but I knew it was a lot.
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    None of this explains why plane loads are going to China. Tin foil or not it's going.

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    We as a country have a blown engine, a transmission that slips in every forward gear, and a rear diff with a loud whine. And our politicians keep trying to spray armorall on the tires and proudly step back as if they are helping fix the car.

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    Re: Where is all the ammo going?

    Quote Originally Posted by snake284 View Post
    The Department of Homeland Security put in an order for enough ammo to fight WWII. The ammo makers can't keep up with it. And I believe that it's all by design. If they can choke off our ammo then owning a gun is meaningless. Write your congressmen and let them know you are NOT pleased. And remember this next time you go to the polls to vote.
    Figured this "drama" would eventually come up here, for what I read that 1.6 billion round DHS order is for 5 years, simple math would show this to be around 3% of the ammo sold in the USA in the same time frame, math does not lie but all sources of info including the 1.6 billion round one come from the same source, the all truth spewing internet.
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