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Why is ammo so scarce?

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Old 03-29-2009, 08:08 AM   #1
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Why is ammo so scarce?

Hopefully this isn't a repost.

I was in the trading post yesterday picking up an XD 45 and was told that they had no home protection ammo, all they had was cheaper range use ammo, and they only had about a dozen boxes of that!
The clerk said that getting ammo has very difficult lately, and it showed. This store is one of the bigger gun sellers in Maine and they were just about picked clean.
I had to go to a smaller dealer to get some home defense ammo.

Why is ammo so hard to get? Is it due to the surge in gun sales or is there another reason?
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It's not scarce, we have billions of rounds in the bottom of people's closets.




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Why is ammo so hard to get? Is it due to the surge in gun sales or is there another reason?
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Where has all the manufactured ammo gone?
all ammo gone
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Welcome to XDTalk.

This should get you started, and all threads are from the first 4 pages in this forum.

Trend: Ammo whores at large
Ammo Supply Rumors
http://www.xdtalk.com/forums/ammo-ca...-shortage.html
Where has all the manufactured ammo gone?
all ammo gone

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Hopefully this isn't a repost.

I was in the trading post yesterday picking up an XD 45 and was told that they had no home protection ammo, all they had was cheaper range use ammo, and they only had about a dozen boxes of that!
The clerk said that getting ammo has very difficult lately, and it showed. This store is one of the bigger gun sellers in Maine and they were just about picked clean.
I had to go to a smaller dealer to get some home defense ammo.

Why is ammo so hard to get? Is it due to the surge in gun sales or is there another reason?
Click the gun sales link in my signature ... It contains your answer.
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Um ask all the ammo whore panic buyers why ammo is hard to get. Not to mention most suppliers support Walfart first. Hence it puts the screws too the mom and pop shops.
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My buddy came over for dinner last night and we started talking about ammo shortage and my g/f said, "I think we should try and get more ammo for at least SOME of your guns."

Gosh, I guess that means I should spend some money and find some .223, .40 components (I reload), .45 components, some factory 9mm, and maybe 1000 7.62x39. My other guns are more safe queens and dontget shot much.

She said Obama scaresthe **** out of her and we should be ready for whatever could happen.
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Um ask all the ammo whore panic buyers why ammo is hard to get. Not to mention most suppliers support Walfart first. Hence it puts the screws too the mom and pop shops.
Here!!! What was the question again?
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Old 03-29-2009, 09:30 PM   #9
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My buddy came over for dinner last night and we started talking about ammo shortage and my g/f said, "I think we should try and get more ammo for at least SOME of your guns."

She said Obama scaresthe **** out of her and we should be ready for whatever could happen.
She sounds like a keeper!!!

I don't know if it is so much a case of hoarding as it is so many people buying new guns and wanting ammo to try them out.
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It's not scarce, we have billions of rounds in the bottom of people's closets.




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