How to survive an ammo shortage

Discussion in 'Ammo & Reloading' started by mmckee1952, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. mmckee1952

    mmckee1952 Banned

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    Info from a friend

    For the past two weeks the most frequent question I've been asked
    is "why can't I find any ammo in my town and what should I do about
    it?" Well, there's plenty of conspiracy theories out there, among
    them is that the government is buying up all the ammunition so the
    people can't have it.

    Other folks are saying that the ammunition manufacturers are
    purposely depressing the market to increase prices and make
    themselves more money (like the diamond industry.) But in my
    opinion, the ammo shortage is based on just one thing: fear.

    When you have over 100 million gun owners run out and start
    stocking up on ammo because they're afraid of the government, then
    ammo will quickly be in short supply. In fact, in the small town
    I'm in right now, not a single store has any rifle ammunition and
    you can't find any popular handgun ammo such as 9mm or .380.

    So what should you do about this?

    Well, as I say anytime there's a shortage, you should always stock
    up on items during the "calm" times so you have them when you need
    them. But if you need ammo right now and can't find it anywhere you
    live, the best thing you can do now is to order it online.

    A lot of sites are sold out but there are still plenty of them that
    have ammo. Bulkammo.com is one of those sites and they seem to have
    a good supply. The problem is that they don't have the lowest
    prices and all of the "cheap stuff" you would use for training is
    sold out.

    But if you're in dire need of ammo then obviously don't be foolish
    and definitely pay a few extra bucks to order some ammo online
    today. Also, another site you may want to check out is
    www.ammoseek.com. It's a search engine for ammo and will give you a
    list of all of the places that have the caliber you're looking for.

    Another place to find ammo is your local gun show.

    In many towns there's a gun show going on every month and the
    vendors have plenty of ammo to sell. Again, the problem is that
    they've jacked up the prices so if you really need ammo you may
    only want to buy a few boxes instead of 500 or 1,000 rounds.

    The good news is (I hope) that when none of the anti-gun bills get
    passed then things will calm back down and people won't be in
    "hysteria" mode anymore and ammo will once again be easy to find.

    And when that time comes, if you don't already have a large supply
    of ammo, please stock up then. We only get so many chances to
    prepare for the truly dangerous times before it's too late.
     
  2. chuckusaret

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    I have been buying extra ammo for over thirty years for many reasons, to have ammo on hand for range trips, to save money by buying bulk quantities, in the event of a ammo shortage, in the event of price increases and if the SHTF. This ammo shortage is not even a bump in the road for me and I have enough ammo to support my training needs until I reach at least 80, if not I'll adjust my training schedule. I do not feel sorry for those that do not have ammo today, they did not prepare, and are now paying the consequences.


    If and when the shortages is over the prices will decrease but not back to the 2011/12 prices.........the panic buying has done us in......the same with guns.