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Old January 19th, 2013, 03:08 AM   #1
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So, we've been shopping around to buy a couple hand guns. I cannot believe how store after store is picked clean.

I wanted to rent a gun to test out what I'd want to buy at the local indoor range, and all you can rent are .40-.45 because that is all they have ammo for. (This gun range will only rent you guns if you buy ammo from them)

I never went gun shopping when Clinton was president, so tell me was it like this then? Not only are there no guns, but no ammo.

Inventories are so low, I'm thinking it has to be hurting the small gun shops, makes sense to me if there is no inventory, there are no sales and no profilts. That can't be good.

This reminds me of the oil embargo back in the 70's when there were huge lines for gas and stores running out of toilet paper. Crazy!
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Old January 19th, 2013, 03:36 AM   #2
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So, we've been shopping around to buy a couple hand guns. I cannot believe how store after store is picked clean.

I wanted to rent a gun to test out what I'd want to buy at the local indoor range, and all you can rent are .40-.45 because that is all they have ammo for. (This gun range will only rent you guns if you buy ammo from them)

I never went gun shopping when Clinton was president, so tell me was it like this then? Not only are there no guns, but no ammo.

Inventories are so low, I'm thinking it has to be hurting the small gun shops, makes sense to me if there is no inventory, there are no sales and no profilts. That can't be good.

This reminds me of the oil embargo back in the 70's when there were huge lines for gas and stores running out of toilet paper. Crazy!
I think they sold them all so no pain was felt by the shop owners.
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Old January 19th, 2013, 04:05 AM   #3
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Yup been trying to find 9mm target rounds for the last week...NOTHING in stock anywhere.Im gonna have to go buy a .40 now
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Old January 19th, 2013, 04:45 AM   #4
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I've heard stores in the less populated area up north are still pretty well stocked. But yes, everyone is sold out. Unless you want a 1911 or a couple different Taurus', we're picked clean.
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Old January 19th, 2013, 05:28 AM   #5
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where you work at rebel?
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Old January 19th, 2013, 06:05 AM   #6
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I was at Cabella's and Jay's last weekend. Both had lots of ammo. Note, I wasn't looking for 9mm so I can't comment there.
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Old January 19th, 2013, 06:06 AM   #7
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Even Walmarts are sold out from 9mm to 12gauge ammo. Been trying to find .40 here in Northwest Indiana and was unable to (for a reasonable price) in a 50 mile radius. The gun stores here have been picked clean as well. Inventory levels I would estimate at about 30-40%. Racks empty, glass cases empty, walls half empty etc etc. What a ridiculous panic buy for even stuff that isn't related to the possible AWB.
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Old January 19th, 2013, 06:30 AM   #8
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I work at one in fact walking in right now. Be patient watch the prices things will get better. Shot was this week all the new models are out machines are hummin.
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Old January 19th, 2013, 07:15 AM   #9
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I was watchin the news the other night and they're saying high cap. clips are selling for 5 times what they normally do.. and ammo prices are shooting up as well.. So Im sure everyone is panicking and stocking up..
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Old January 19th, 2013, 07:27 AM   #10
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9mm ammo is def hard to find. .40 is all over the place. I bought 200 rounds of .40 last night at 17.99/50 rounds boxs.
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Old January 19th, 2013, 07:43 AM   #11
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Old January 19th, 2013, 08:14 AM   #12
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Was in Williams yesterday. They still had ammo for everything but had a one box limit per customer on all handgun rounds, .223 & .22lr. I never thought I'd see the day that they would ration .22lr. The salesmen where on edge. You could tell they where very frustrated. Not that I blame them. I'm sure they hear the same questions over and over and over all day every day. I did not go up to the handgun counter but my salesman said "there are no Glock's, no Smith's, nothing". I was up there to buy my bolt action. Literally the only questions I heard the whole time I was there is where is this ammo or where is that ammo, "I'm looking for a home defense gun", "How much is that HK91" and one guy came in to buy a scope for his muzzle loader. The phone never stooped ringing the whole time I was there. I feel a little sorry for the guys working there. It has to get old answering the same question over and over day in and day out.
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What is the current price for 9mm? How about 223/556?
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Old January 19th, 2013, 08:23 AM   #14
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guns galore in north downtown fenton

http://www.gunsgalore.net

lots of activity, lots of product, some hit or miss on the ammo, harried sales people, lots of paperwork being filled out on the counters.
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Old January 19th, 2013, 08:29 AM   #15
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What is the current price for 9mm? How about 223/556?
I recently paid $14 a box for 115gr FMJ 50 count. Remm and Federal. Two different places. And I finally found some HP but they were $19 for a 20 count.

I want to shoot my 9mm or even my .22 but it's a pain in the ass finding ammo too shoot.

Only thing you can find around me is anything for a shotgun. So I guess I will just shoot that.
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Old January 19th, 2013, 08:54 AM   #16
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I bought 12 gauge last night at Walmarts but no 9mm, 40, 45, shelfs are about empty
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Old January 19th, 2013, 08:58 AM   #17
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I've seen 9mm around a lot, shit I bought a bunch. Even at jays in Clare they had thousands of 9mm and the 100 count bulk box was actually really reasonable. the stores are three months worth of sales in two weeks so that's good, but if they can't get re supplied then they will do zero sales for the next three months too. Ito was shocked that 22 was sold out everywhere but I've already seen that coming back too. Relax and give it another month, we'll all be fine. Hopefully people learn to stocked up or have all your reloading supplies on hand because this shit showed everyone how quickly things can change.
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Old January 19th, 2013, 09:08 AM   #18
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i guess its time to just go back to the old days. slingshots with lead shot
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Old January 19th, 2013, 09:25 AM   #19
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I was already pretty well stocked on ammo so it hasn't really affected me, but hopefully it recovers soon so I can do some target shooting without worrying that I won't be able to replenish my supplies.
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Old January 19th, 2013, 09:43 AM   #20
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I don't normally go to Walmart, but this was Indianapolis Indiana
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