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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These guys better get hoppin’! Screw 24/7....I want some 57/50 like Obama do!
After seeing so many empty walls and empty shelves here in Jacksonville for the last few weeks, I today found a large sporting goods store with an impressive inventory of everything including ammo, high-cap mags and “tactical” rifles (though the $1300 price tag on a bare-bones Bushmaster kinda stung a little bit. Seems to be about $500 more than what they were pre Sandy Hook). The salesman said their prices were high because they kept a good stock during the “drought”, buying at the top of the bubble but he’s starting to see more inventory return so hopefully the prices will stabilize.
That 5% that they sell to the government should be the LAST 5% that they fill.
This whole shortage of gun related items is interesting and to me, surprising. I am 66 and have never seen anything like it.
I do recall a couple of times during Viet Nam when there was ammo shortages but neither time lasted very long. When the first assault weapon ban came along, there was some panic buying but again, nothing like this.
Maybe people know something I don’t but I just keep thinking the shortage will end and keep being wrong. I personally don’t need any but if I did it would really bother me.
His position has been from the git-go that it's US that are buying up all the guns-n-ammo. There are just so darn MANY of us that it has a major effect. And people who don't normally react to rumors (like my husband)are out there buying ammo with the rest.
You see the same thing with bread and milk when an ice storm threatens. Only this administration is MUCH more threatening than an ice storm, so people are buying a lot more,and they're buying it continually, every time Obama says or does some new outrageous thing.
Thanks for posting! Finally, some information from the source.
As an article stated yesterday,
this is not the behavior of a society fearing a gun ban,
this is the behavior of a society preparing for war.
I need some and I’m bothered by it. Mostly, because I should have bought something last year. I think people intuitively know something is going to happen in which guns and ammo will be good to have.
Dad said it took months for the supply to get back to normal. But if the Commies had landed in Savannah, we were ready!
I toured the Hornady factory a couple of years ago. Anyone traveling on Interstate 80 through the middle of Nebraska owes it to themselves to do the same. It is VERY impressive. Tours were Monday thru Thursday.
Right now, I am just glad I handload — and cast a lot of my own bullets.
That Obama ain’t much of a president—or much of a human being for that matter—but he is one h$ll of a guns and ammo salesman.
Last I saw was the year that Janet Reno got salesman of the year. (Yes, I said salesMAN.)
People bought up so much that when pressure dropped off, the gun shops had low sales for a while, as folks used their previously purchased supplies.
Even better than Clinton!
When the DHS comes knocking, they should just say “NO, not until the people have first been served”.
Si vis pacem, para bellum.
[If you wish for peace, prepare for war.]
-- Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus
My Brother-in-Law was flying Neptunes during that time. They would fly right over the Soviet ships taking photos, I think he said about 20 feet over their highest part. He said some would throw stuff at them and some would wave.
My other Sister was working as a clek/typist at Hurlburt Field. There were Cubans everywhere and bunches of B-26’s, each one with 8 fifty calibers in the nose. Of course they were not very effective against Cuban/Russian MIG or whatever they were, jets.
Cheaper than Dirt knuckled under to the gun-control fanatics awhile back, didn’t they?
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