Skip to comments.Hornady Addresses Ammo Shortage: We’re working 24/7
Posted on 02/15/2013 12:03:59 PM PST by EXCH54FE
Big time ammo company Hornady released a statement Tuesday commenting on the ammo shortage and shed light on some key questions theyve been asked repeatedly.
The Hornady booth at SHOT Show 2013. This year they introduced Critical Duty ammo.
The current political climate has caused extremely high demand on all shooting industry products, including ours, Hornady said in the statement. Empty retail shelves, long backorders, and exaggerated price increases on online auction sites all fueled by rumors and conjecture have amplified concerns about the availability of ammunition and firearms-related items.
The company asked that you, the consumer, not let Internet rumors on the ammo shortage influence or scare you into paying any outrageous prices. And stressed that if information about Horndays supply doesnt come from Hornady, dont believe it. Here are the rumors they addressed in the statement:
Q: Have you stopped production, or has the government forced you to stop?
A: Not at all.
Q: Did you stop selling bullets so you could only make loaded ammunition?
A: Absolutely not.
Q: Since we cant find your product you must be selling it all to the government.
A: Nope, less than 5 percent of our sales are to government entities.
Q: Why cant you make more? Ramp up production? Turn on all the machines?
A: Weve been steadily growing our production for a long time, especially the last five years. Weve added presses, lathes, CNC equipment, people and space. Many popular items are produced 24 hours a day. Several hundred Hornady employees work overtime every week to produce as much as safely possible. If there is any question about that please take a tour of the factory. Youll be amazed at what you see.
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SHTF... pronounced, around my house, “shift”.
Yeah, ditto. Thanks for posting credible info rather than blog posts filled with conjecture.
Difference was, at the time we were pretty sure the government was on OUR side . . . .
The forklift driver's cousin gets his ammo well before you do.
They still have inventory so I have been buying from them.
We lived in DeFuniak Springs at the time.
One day my Sister who normally rode in a car pool, was brought home by a Cuban who looked like a twin of Desi Arnaz.
My Mother saw him and told her she was not dating a Cuban. Sister told Mother that every girl on base wanted to go out with him. Didn’t change a thing. Mother put her foot down and that was that.
If America was physically invaded like a real war and every single person with a weapon needed ammo we would be screwed.
The ammo companies should be already on a war time footing regardless of what the government says. Its all about We The People.
We will fight for America if Obama won’t.
We need the ammo.
Cheaperthandirt needs to change their name to Cheaperthanplatinum. Have you seen what they are charging for pmags?
I wonder if McDonald’s could double their burger production overnight and still keep them in specification. We’re talking bullets here, not burgers.
I get the CTD catalogs along with several others. I always thought their prices were not that good tho they sometimes have some interesting things.
Day in and day out, I think CDNN is the best one to deal with.
They said they were going to stop firearms. Then it was "assault weapons" and "high capacity" magazines. Then they kind of backtracked. Then they didn't. It went back and forth for awhile.
They said they were going to stop selling firearms. Then it was "assault weapons" and "high capacity" magazines. Then they kind of backtracked. Then they didn't. It went back and forth for awhile.
The 33 rnd mag (factory made by Glock) for my Glock 26 is $189.97 from CTD but only $49.97 (backordered) from Glockstore.com.
I have never bought from glockstore.com...anyone here have any experience with them?
I don't think I'd put my foot down quite that hard, but I would explain to my daughter that there are some significant cultural differences that she would do well to understand before she started dating somebody from another country.
I would say the same thing if the guy were a German (except for a Bavarian, they are just good ol' boys in Lederhosen) or a Parisian Frenchman. Or even old country Irish.
American girls make assumptions about men and they sometimes get into trouble on that account.
At this particularly point, I don't care what the story is about the seller as long as the ammo is what I want, at the price I want, and the seller is dependable.
I'll get back to being political about ammo as soon as I come to believe the Marxists have given up trying to overthrow the Country.
war preparation is the only reason the democrats want to have manditory turn in/ confiscation.
we should be asking “why are you going to war with us citizens?”
The real question is how to discredit the MSM in a financially fatal way.
Did they have any free samples?
Yep. Completely agree with you.
People who used to buy a couple boxes of 20 or 50 rounds here or there for hunting or a weekend’s time at the range are now buying 500 to 1000 rounds in a single purchase... and coming back for more the next week.
Part of the problem is that the younger generation of shooters literally have no idea how to reload. They view any interruption of the supply of loaded ammo with very high alarm.
Older guys (50+) don’t get alarmed until they see the powder and primers disappearing from the shelves - which they’ve now done. Once that happens, the older, more calm guys, start getting worried.
As it is, the number of weapons being sold, the amount of ammo being sold, the amount of powder, primers, bullets, reloading presses, scopes, you name it being sold... this is not a garden variety buying binge as we’ve seen in the past. I saw the buying binge in the 1994 timeframe. It was a mere blip compared to this. People started buying more and more guns and more ammo from the moment Obama took office in 2009... and it has never stopped, only gone further upwards in numbers. I saw a detailed break-out recently, and in Obama’s time in office (which has just now passed four years), there have been over 65 million guns sold in the US. Nowhere in our history have guns sold at this rate ever before.
65 million guns. That’s a number that’s utterly staggering to me. To make 65 million guns requires production facilities that are staggering in their own right. 65 million is a bit more than half of all Mauser rifles ever produced, including clones, licensee duplicates, etc - in I can’t remember how many countries, from before WWI to after WWII - let’s call it a period of nearly 50 years. In effect, we’ve consumed/bought as many weapons in four years as the military industries of umpteen nations using/making Mauser rifles did in over 30 years.
To be fair, people who are just NOW deciding to look around for ammo can’t really be counted on. They’re late to the party, and you have to wonder if they really wanted to come at all. Sure, there are some serious patriots who will always want/need more ammo. Fine. But a lot of ‘Johnny-come-latelies’ have been buying out of fear, without a plan.
I’ve been reloading and stockpiling for 25 years. If I wanted to, I could make a fortune with what I’ve got, but I’m keeping it all.
If people are paying their price, who’s to say that they aren’t the ones doing the right thing?
Now, their capitulation following Sandy Hook has made me drop them, but charging a market price for a product in a time of insanely high demand is just good business and even better economics.
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