Skip to comments.Let's Build Our Own Ammo Factory!
Posted on 03/28/2013 11:20:53 AM PDT by catnipman
There's essentially NO ammo available for retail sale in Colorado. None at all. Not in popular calibers like 9mm, .40 S&W and .45ACP.
The fascist Obammunists have locked up the domestic supply and are shutting down imports.
Why the hell dont we conservatives set up a NEW ammo manufacturer in Texas and then refuse to sell to the FedGov. Maybe even make it a co-op, with member-owners getting first dibs on production.
Im sure we could get any number of offshore companies to build us a turnkey ammo factory in Texas. Im sure ammo companies in Italy, China, Korea, Israel, Hungary, or the Czech Republic would be delighted to do this. I bet it could be done for under 50 million. I'm sure a few of us have contacts with a few people, who together, could easily come up with amount of money.
Right now, 9mm ammo impossible to buy in Colorado, so Id start there.
One of the big bottlenecks in the supply chain is primers. Another manufacturer would need to deal with that problem, especially as it is due to shortages of core chemicals.
If we all recycle brass objects from our homes (brass nick-nacks are all over a relative’s house), and turn in our mercury thermometers (for fulminate primers) and tire weights, we could do it.
I went to a couple of places recently in Georgia. At a high-volume gun store (with 25 people waiting at the front door when it opened), there was only shotgun shells, Russian 7.62x54R and little else. At a major sporting goods store which usually has *everything*, there were lots of shotgun shells, a pretty good selection of hunting rifle calibers, and almost no handgun ammo. Neither of them had any .22s.
It’s not a bad idea and although nothing is guaranteed, this does have a good chance for a reasonable Return on Investment. If you do go ahead with studying the issue please be sure to let us know what you find out.
The .22 ammo bubble is peaking
If you can manufacture ammo below the going rate, do it.
If you don't know the first thing about manufacturing ammo, good luck.
Put me down for co-op ownership participation. Make a Great Day!
I agree sounds like a good investment.
There are about 10B rounds of ammo sold annually in the US (I googled it), and DHS bought contracts for over a billion over the next five years, so the vast majority of the ammo is being bought up by people like you and me.
Am not dissing Texas in this post (everyone). Recommend Tennessee for plant location near I-40. When the refugees flood over from south of the border once the war goes full hot south of the border, and no doubt the war south of the border grows hotter with each passing day. By being located in Tennessee will give a little more time to protect the production line and continue ammo production. Will need that time. Tennessee is known as the Volunteer State. There will be plenty of help available to protect the production line.
Mercury is no longer used in primers. They will use the mercury for squiggly light bulbs to break and spew mercury in the nursery. New tire weights are using zinc.
Excuse me officer, but I bought tickets to your association fundraiser.
That’s what I’m thinking.
“There’s a .22 lr shortage, so whenever it appears on the shelf, I better buy what I can!”
Wow... can’t seem to find any .22 lr on the shelf for some reason...
Sounds a little more like Spanky or Alfalfa jumping up and saying “Hey I know, let’s put on a show!”
I want a Phased plasma rifle in the 40-watt range.
Munitions factories are subject to federal licensing. If the feds don’t want you to open another ammo factory... good luck with that.
Find out where Magpul is moving and locate there. Then make lots of 5.56 Nato.
Texas has lots of chemical plants. the only worry would be the metals.
I never have any problem finding any ammo I want.
I take it you don’t want 22 LR
Or the other 49 states.
Hey, just what you see, pal.
“I never have any problem finding any ammo I want.”
natchezss is sold out of 9mm.
“Mercury is no longer used in primers.”
True, but if you had to make your own, mercury fulminate is easier to make than alternatives.
“Where will you get components?”
Make em. “Turnkey” factory.
I like Tennessee too! But I was also thinking locating in Mike Dillon’s neighborhood could be synergistic.
I like that idea, but the location in TX would have to be carefully chosen. In or near a big city or college town where the progressives have achieved public office you might never get approvals for the facility.
“I never have any problem finding any ammo I want.”
Your sentence should have started out “Six months ago I never had . . .”
Natchez is just like everywhere else, not much of anything in stock. FYI - Lucky Gunner has some stock at the new and improved pricing.
“Sounds a little more like Spanky or Alfalfa jumping up and saying Hey I know, lets put on a show!”
It may sound like to you. But I’m serious. I think there’s money to be made. And also, I’m sick of a nation of sheeple who sit around and let their fascist government push them around. And that includes lots of the good conservatives who post here and then do little to alter outcomes.
I like the Moisin Nagant. I have an M39 which was rebarrelled and restocked in Finland, and it shoots great. There is nothing wrong with shooting that old corrosive commie ammo as long as you clean it afterwards. There is also nothing wrong with getting a can full of 440 rounds of high powered rifle ammo cheap, in the middle of a shortage.
You might be right!
I’ll let you take care of the fulminate of lead (what is currently used in most primers) at your place. Toxic, touchy and dangerous to deal with on an industrial basis.
You make my shoulder hurt..Really a great old gun, and has proved it’s self many times over...
I just checked for the 40 cal SW
There does seem to be a serious shortage of 22 LR online.
The local walmart had plenty a couple days ago when I was there.
They do have 40 cal SW
I used my M39 and questionable eyes/glasses, with Wolf ammo.
Just checked your website for primers, All Out. Sorry.
Buddy of mine keeps XX 1000’s in his store room.
Just large rifle and shotgun primers though.
You had me until the....”fifty million”. I presumed that was dollars.
Zinc makes a great bullet! Hard, self lubricating, and consistent. Not sure how easy to cast, but never wanted to get into rolling my own slugs......may have to rethink that one.
“....only what ya see pal...”
I just found this formula for percussion caps. No lead, but it does have antimony. The interesting thing here is that you cam make potassium chlorate much easier than you can make a fulminate.
17 grains of Potassium Chlorate
9 grains of Antimony Sulfide
3 grains of the Sulfur/Sodium Bicarbonate powder
4 grains of fine sand (passes through a 40-mesh screen).
All I can donate is computer skill.
Here’s a customer!!!
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