Skip to comments.Guns and Ammo bubble - Will it pop? When?
Posted on 01/16/2013 9:22:16 AM PST by listenhillary
I would bet that the gun manufacturers and ammo manufacturers are balanced on a thin line between wanting to expand to take advantage of the demand and holding off so as to not be holding massive inventory when the mania tapers off.
If they keep production as it is, prices stay great and no risk of over extending themselves. I hope the quality hold up. It makes me wonder if a gun manufactured in early 2013 might have some corners cut to get them out the door?
With the do nothing Obama speech today....
The bubble will burst very soon....
Prices on AR-15’s will start to fall over the next several weeks....
I predict by summer they will be back to the spring 2012 prices at that time....
Ammo prices (and lack of availability) will fall as well as the frenzy subsides....
As long as we keep up the pressure on Congress, there will be no further legislation.....
Gun sales increased about 40% in the last couple months. Those guns need bullets. Any ammo manufacturer who is afraid to increase manufacturing should go out of business.
I've had the same concern, and expressed it in another thread. Of course, I haven't bought a gun in a while, and have no plans to do so, so I'm not too worried about it.
I’d be more scared of some of the M-16’s from the Viet Nam era but not the new stuff.
The cad program is what they use now to design and manufacture. Take the time to look up the quality control measures for the cad and CNC system.
As long as the the Kenyan is in office gun business will be brisk.
Prices aren't going down anytime soon as demand is through the roof and will be for the foreseeable future. gun and ammo companies have a right to make a profit if they can.
If you want to pay less, learn to reload. But good luck finding primers, powder, etc. because that's all sold out too. I was startled when it started, shocked when it continued and now completely understanding why it continues.
Ruger would never cut corners and I doubt any other American manufacturers would.
I've witnessed no decreases in quality. In fact, I think the quality of entry-level firearms are as a whole increasing.
The increased prices are mainly due to retailers, not manufacturers. And I've noted that many retailers chose to continue offering discounts before and after the election, despite running out of one product line after another. I think there are many patriots in the industry who would rather see more product out the door than maximizing their personal profit.
Ammo prices depend on whether the Federal Government keeps buying it in oil tanker lots.
I wonder, do ya suppose we could get little barry bastard commie boy to have his unJustice department investigate price gouging by Cheaper Than Dirt? Their ammo has doubled since the CT massacre. Rio reduced recoil buckshot went from less than $97 per 250, to over $169 per 250. 32 acp went more than double, now costing more than forty dollars per fifty rounds! Wideners was selling it for less than $11 per fifty the day before CT.
There are local stores out there that aren’t gouging on guns. I will remember who they are.
Are you sure that Cheaper than Dirt’s supplier’s price didn’t go up also?
Demand drives the price, huge demand = huge price. Always has unless government price controls are in place. Government price controls = no ammo at any price.
>> The bubble will burst very soon....
I sure hope you’re right.
This most recent panic didn’t catch me “without” but I got caught “low”.
I am not a gun hobbyist — my modest arsenal contains all I need and I view ‘em more as tools — but after this experience I’m increasing my personal ammunition inventory reorder levels from tens or hundreds (depending on the firearm) to 1,000 minimum for *every* type.
Gonna pick up a few more mags too when they become available.
When I took my class last week, I couldn’t find any .22LR, but remembered we had some at home that our son had from a couple/few years ago. Had several misfires, but it did what was required.
Still no .22LR at Wally world. I’ll make it a point to check every time we go. After Obama’s first election there was a run on guns/ammo, and it gradually got back to normal. I expect the same to happen again, especially since there was no outright ban today. :)
We are doing well in this category but once supply returns and prices drop I’ll be sure to expend every nickle on more. This isn’t over.
Step 1: meet with your lawyer and set up a gun trust (either title 1 or title 2 NFA)
2: put all of your firearms on a schedule A or B within the trust.
3: When doc or any agent of the state ask if you own guns, legally and ethically you can say, "My wife and I do not personally own firearms". ( because the property is a trust asset)
There was Scooter Libby who didn't really lie at all, just didn't remember some dates and meetings.
Very true otherwise.
“When I took my class last week, I couldnt find any .22LR, but remembered we had some at home that our son had from a couple/few years ago. Had several misfires, but it did what was required.
Still no .22LR at Wally world. Ill make it a point to check every time we go. After Obamas first election there was a run on guns/ammo, and it gradually got back to normal. I expect the same to happen again, especially since there was no outright ban today. :)”
About a month ago I bought a box of 550 .22LR for $16 at Wally World. Its not even available there anymore. The gun show last weekend was selling boxes of 400 for $49...
I signed up online at Walmart to be notified if stock becomes available.
Maybe that wasn’t such a good idea. Who knows.