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Gun Ammunition Sales On The Rise
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Posted on 01/03/2013 5:09:17 PM PST by Red in Blue PA

CLOVIS, Calif. (KMPH) - Valley gun store owners say their shelves are becoming bare. Last month KMPH News reported gun sales are on the rise. Now, consumers are buying ammunition at a feverish pace.

James Mize, works at Clovis' Valley Rod and Gun store, he says people are afraid their gun rights will be touched, with California already having some the strictest gun control laws in the nation. He believes the federal government will simply force other states to follow the Golden State.

"About 10 days ago, these shelves were full, the only ones not selling right now are the larger caliber weapons. But the 223's, 22 mags., and primer supplies are almost completely wiped out," says Mr. Mize.

As ammunition and gun sales continue to skyrocket, gun enthusiasts are waiting to see what potential changes, if any, will take place.

The President's task force is currently meeting. An announcement is expected later this month.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: awb; banglist; bloat; obama

1 posted on 01/03/2013 5:09:22 PM PST by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA

Finding ammunition right now is like trying to find grain after clouds of locust have passed through.


2 posted on 01/03/2013 5:13:10 PM PST by Obadiah (Brace for impact.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

More AR-15s in private hands in forty years than 30-30 Winchesters in 110 years.


3 posted on 01/03/2013 5:14:18 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (REOPEN THE CLOSED MENTAL INSTITUTIONS! Damn the ACLU!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

My son works at a a gun store and said that the Glock 19s appear to be coming with 10rd mags now.


4 posted on 01/03/2013 5:14:56 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Bathhouse Barry wants YOU to bend over for another four years)
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To: VeniVidiVici

What state is the store in?


5 posted on 01/03/2013 5:20:08 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Meijers near me has probably 30 of the 20 round boxes of PMC Bronze for $11 each. Thinking I may need to go clean them out, even if it isn’t top shelf stuff.


6 posted on 01/03/2013 5:20:08 PM PST by Chipper (You can't kill an Obamazombie by destroying the brain...they didn't have one to begin with.)
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To: Chipper

I should specify it was .223.


7 posted on 01/03/2013 5:21:10 PM PST by Chipper (You can't kill an Obamazombie by destroying the brain...they didn't have one to begin with.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Powder is hard to find too. I searched all over today for IMR4895 and couldn’t find any at all. Found some AA2495 though.


8 posted on 01/03/2013 5:22:24 PM PST by Elderberry
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To: Red in Blue PA

A local gun store’s Web site had pictures of the place with guns for sale on every wall. When I paid it a visit, the walls were bare and the racks were picked over.

Stunning.


9 posted on 01/03/2013 5:25:08 PM PST by Cato in PA (Land of the free and the home of the brave? Wrong on both counts.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

My order for ammo from Cheaper Than Dirt that I ordered last Friday arrived today. OooooRah!


10 posted on 01/03/2013 5:29:51 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Elderberry

Luckily, I am pretty well stocked on powders and primers. Also bought a furnace and some molds just in case the situation gets very bad.


11 posted on 01/03/2013 5:30:05 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Chipper

“Meijers near me has probably 30 of the 20 round boxes of PMC Bronze for $11 each. Thinking I may need to go clean them out, even if it isn’t top shelf stuff.”

Mine has always shot these with no issues. Hopefully the price is still near 8.99 a box though...


12 posted on 01/03/2013 5:31:33 PM PST by tickedoffnow (No more...)
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To: Red_Devil 232

I should specify it was 5.56mm I ordered for a friend.


13 posted on 01/03/2013 5:33:06 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: VeniVidiVici

That would be a shame and tacit capitulation. However, I have a very string feeling that this administration is doing everything within their ability to threaten and cajole every manufacturer to conform to some artificial standard.

I think they unofficially threatened gun manufacturers, magazine manufacturers, ammo manufacturers, etc.


14 posted on 01/03/2013 5:37:19 PM PST by Obadiah (Brace for impact.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Obama will be able to brag that gun sales are way down for January 2013.

That is because there is nothing left on the shelves to buy and most weapons on the internet are “out of stock”’.


15 posted on 01/03/2013 5:43:30 PM PST by Iron Munro (I MISS AMERICA !)
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To: Obadiah

I think we would have heard about it if that was the case.

As for me, I will boycott any company who become fair weather friends to the 2A.


16 posted on 01/03/2013 5:44:32 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: tickedoffnow

It was $10.97, not bad compared to what I have been seeing on gunbroker.com.


17 posted on 01/03/2013 5:58:53 PM PST by Chipper (You can't kill an Obamazombie by destroying the brain...they didn't have one to begin with.)
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To: tickedoffnow

It was $10.97, not bad compared to what I have been seeing on gunbroker.com.


18 posted on 01/03/2013 5:59:08 PM PST by Chipper (You can't kill an Obamazombie by destroying the brain...they didn't have one to begin with.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

While in the Navy, stationed at Pensacola, I would try to shoot my 38 once a week at one of the many sand pits. After shooting, I would pick up a coffee can full of bullets that the rain brought up to the surface. I would recast them with my lyman single bullet mould. Loading target loads, and casting my own bullets, the largest expense was the primer.

I was loading 38’s for cheaper than I could buy 22’s.


19 posted on 01/03/2013 6:16:51 PM PST by Elderberry
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20 posted on 01/03/2013 6:17:05 PM PST by RedMDer (Those that believe in gun free zones should post gun free zone signs on their property and persons.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
People buying ammo and guns now with looming laws by the Communists are a little late to the dance. Anyone familiar with what has been going on politically the last twenty years with the RINO’s and Democrats should have been able to see this coming a mile away. All I have bought the last few years were some .45 long Colt for my SA Army.
21 posted on 01/03/2013 6:23:29 PM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: Obadiah
And when you can find what you need/want, the prices are very much higher.
22 posted on 01/03/2013 6:48:42 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Humans have eliminated natural selection. Morons are now a protected species. They breed and vote.)
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To: Obadiah
Finding ammunition right now is like trying to find grain after clouds of locust have passed through.

Yep. I thought a bucket (1,000 rds) of 5.56 was expensive at $460 last month, it's over a buck a round almost everywhere online ... cheaperthandirt.com has it at just over $2/rd in boxes of 20.

Un-freaking-believable. All the panic buying is sending prices through the roof.

23 posted on 01/03/2013 6:59:51 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Obadiah

“That would be a shame and tacit capitulation. “

That, and also, Cheaper Than Dirt has stopped selling guns! What IS it with those people???


24 posted on 01/03/2013 7:10:21 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: Red_Devil 232
"...My order for ammo from Cheaper Than Dirt that I ordered last Friday arrived today. OooooRah!...."

Good for you...., Cheaper than Dirt is sold out of almost all popular handgun ammo...amazing...

I was able to order an extra 200 rounds of .357....that's about it. They are TOTALLY out of .22 LR high velocity HP's, for example. Also, most popular 9mm, etc.

The times they are 'a changin'.

25 posted on 01/03/2013 7:36:08 PM PST by Victor (If an expert says it can't be done, get another expert." -David Ben-Gurion, the first Prime Minister)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Somehow I just can't convince myself that this is just for self protection. Maybe the framers of the Constitution meant exactly what they said. Maybe the fear of our Government is no longer supportive of it's people.
26 posted on 01/03/2013 7:57:24 PM PST by Logical me
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To: Red in Blue PA

If sales are up, one would expect that manufacturers would be stimulated to increase production.

Is that happening, or are they remaining on pace with 2001 numbers?


27 posted on 01/03/2013 8:05:11 PM PST by lurk
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To: Red in Blue PA

“Gun ammunition”? Is there some other type of ammunition that I’m unaware of?


28 posted on 01/03/2013 8:06:57 PM PST by Redcloak (CA conservatives: Go to https://rtv.sos.ca.gov/elections/register-to-vote/ to quit the GOP!)
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To: VeniVidiVici

“My son works at a a gun store and said that the Glock 19s appear to be coming with 10rd mags now.”

Probably what is happening is that the owner is switching them out and putting the high caps on sale for $100 a piece - win win for him.

Over the years, I would know what dealers would pocket magazines from new gun boxes and claim they only came with one, and sell the other. Just business, I guess, but BAD business.


29 posted on 01/03/2013 8:55:11 PM PST by Dogbert41 (What now?)
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To: VeniVidiVici

“My son works at a a gun store and said that the Glock 19s appear to be coming with 10rd mags now.”

Probably what is happening is that the owner is switching them out and putting the high caps on sale for $100 a piece - win win for him.

Over the years, I would know what dealers would pocket magazines from new gun boxes and claim they only came with one, and sell the other. Just business, I guess, but BAD business.


30 posted on 01/03/2013 8:55:14 PM PST by Dogbert41 (What now?)
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To: Red_Devil 232

“I should specify it was 5.56mm I ordered for a friend.”

I hope you got them in waterproof containers.

You know, water — boat —


31 posted on 01/03/2013 8:58:43 PM PST by Scrambler Bob (Honk Honk - I am the Goose that laid the Golden Eggs - and I have tightened the sphincter! ....)
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To: Redcloak

rhetorical?


32 posted on 01/03/2013 9:05:15 PM PST by RitchieAprile (the obstreperous gentleman..)
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To: Chipper

My backorder of 25 boxes of 5.56, 75 gr HPBT just came in today. Order was placed the day after Conn. school shooting to beat the crush and will probably be my last for awhile until the craziness calms down.


33 posted on 01/03/2013 9:31:38 PM PST by biff (WAS)
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To: biff

Can’t wait for everyone to shoot their ammo so I can pick up their brass at the range..


34 posted on 01/03/2013 10:27:00 PM PST by XXXoholic
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To: RitchieAprile

Just pointing and laughing at the professional journalists,


35 posted on 01/03/2013 11:33:35 PM PST by Redcloak (CA conservatives: Go to https://rtv.sos.ca.gov/elections/register-to-vote/ to quit the GOP!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I dropped by WalMart yesterday and found their ammo shelves about stripped bare. The man looking over the sports section said that they expect no more shipments until the manufacturers catch up.


36 posted on 01/04/2013 5:54:52 AM PST by OldPossum
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To: OldPossum

I should add that I’m not late to the party. I stocked up on my ammo a long time ago. I was just adding to my supply for a new gun.


37 posted on 01/04/2013 6:00:26 AM PST by OldPossum
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To: OldPossum

This happened in 2009 as well.
The manufacturers eventually caught up and ammo and guns were once again available


38 posted on 01/04/2013 6:12:12 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Redcloak

Catapult ammunition?

It’s a stupid-sounding headline, I’ll agree.


39 posted on 01/04/2013 7:53:24 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: FreedomPoster

Yep, I expect this will be repeated.

In any event, I’m ready.


40 posted on 01/04/2013 11:48:00 AM PST by OldPossum
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