Bout bloody time - Kimber Forum

Kimber


Go Back   Kimber Forum > Kimber Forum Discussions > Kimber Talk

Like Tree4Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-17-2014, 12:48 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 43
Bout bloody time

Some good news at last.....I hope

The NRA Reveals Who's to Blame for Ammo Shortage: You
Joncooper is offline   Reply With Quote
Remove Ads
Old 02-17-2014, 12:57 PM   #2
Super Moderator
 
Islander's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: NW Ohio
Posts: 5,123
As an example. I was in Gander Mountain on Saturday. They had quite a bit of .22. The most I've seen in one place in a long time. Guy comes in gets a shopping cart and proceeds to empty the shelf. Great thing was he didn't see the sign that said one box per person and an employee made him put it back. He wasn't to happy. But anyhow, yes that's why there's a shortage.
__________________
Steve

Ohio Chl holder
NRA member
Old age isn't for sissy's
Islander is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2014, 03:19 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
v35b's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Pinellas Park
Posts: 309
seeing 22s around here it is that they want to much for them, I am not ready to pay $80 a brick yet
v35b is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Old 02-17-2014, 03:23 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
bigdog10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: central NY
Posts: 1,758
I never could understand why someone needs 5 or 6,000 rounds of .22 ammo.
bigdog10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2014, 03:47 PM   #5
Super Moderator
 
Islander's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: NW Ohio
Posts: 5,123
Originally Posted by bigdog10 View Post
I never could understand why someone needs 5 or 6,000 rounds of .22 ammo.
Don't look in my ammo locker then!
Fleamac likes this.
__________________
Steve

Ohio Chl holder
NRA member
Old age isn't for sissy's
Islander is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2014, 03:55 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
pbsdaddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 689
The article offers an explanation into the possibility of why the high costs and shortages are being perpetuated. However, it does not even address why it started in the first place.
I realize that many people began hoarding when the big gun scares came along but ammo was already on the endangered species list by the time Dec 2012 arrived.
I don't know what the answer is. But I would like to know why it all started. Blaming people for their own problems is fun but it offers no solution. I still feel the reports and rumors of our government agencies buying up millions of rounds of 223, 45, 40, 357, 9mm and other common, if not NATO rounds, had a lot more to do with the initiation of the problem. Then again, it could be as simple as, everything else has reached toward the ridiculous cost area, under this administration, why mot ammo.
__________________
Retired USAF. Life member VVA Chapter 850

If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never has been and never will be. T Jefferson
pbsdaddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2014, 04:00 PM   #7
Super Moderator
 
Islander's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: NW Ohio
Posts: 5,123
I've seen interviews with people like Steve Hornaday who say it's just a supply and demand thing. More people are buying firearms then ever before so therefore the demand for ammo increased. People like the guy I saw Saturday are the reason for the shortage.
__________________
Steve

Ohio Chl holder
NRA member
Old age isn't for sissy's
Islander is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2014, 04:03 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Gmountain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Florida
Posts: 3,178
Originally Posted by bigdog10 View Post
I never could understand why someone needs 5 or 6,000 rounds of .22 ammo.
I can tell you why I have some. I've aquied a lot over the years. In 2012, about three months before the election Cabelas had a pretty good deal on .22 ammo- 2200 rounds and a dry box for $60 or something. A pretty good deal, including shipping. I told everyone I could about it, but no one bought any. I got 4400 rounds for a great price. After that, Obama got elected and the panic began. Timing is everything.
Fleamac likes this.
Gmountain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2014, 04:28 PM   #9
Super Moderator
 
Chuck43's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Northern Illinois
Posts: 32,385
I've been told by a guy that works in one of the LGS around here that he sees the same couple of guy coming in and buying all the .22's and 9mm they can get their hands on. They belong to a small group that will call one another when they find ammo available. He says that a couple of them told him that they don't shoot it they just resell it at an inflated price on Craigslist.
__________________
BOTH POLITICIANS AND DIAPERS NEED TO BE CHANGED OFTEN AND FOR THE SAME REASON!
Chuck43 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2014, 04:38 PM   #10
Super Moderator
 
Islander's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: NW Ohio
Posts: 5,123
Originally Posted by Chuck43 View Post
I've been told by a guy that works in one of the LGS around here that he sees the same couple of guy coming in and buying all the .22's and 9mm they can get their hands on. They belong to a small group that will call one another when they find ammo available. He says that a couple of them told him that they don't shoot it they just resell it at an inflated price on Craigslist.
That's another part of the shortage equation.
bigdog10 likes this.
__________________
Steve

Ohio Chl holder
NRA member
Old age isn't for sissy's
Islander is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
First time at the range with the Kimber OscarZ Kimber 1911 Forum 12 02-20-2014 09:21 PM
5pm here men, time for some hooch Gmountain Off-Topic Discussion Forum 17 02-16-2014 05:40 AM
Quiet time again. Chuck43 Off-Topic Discussion Forum 5 12-26-2013 01:45 AM
Cocktail time Gmountain Off-Topic Discussion Forum 8 11-23-2013 04:59 AM