LEO being affected by shortages?


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Impureclient
January 17, 2013, 05:25 PM
Just curious as to if these droughts affect the police? Do they hoard up also or are they guaranteed ammo first from manufacturers before it hits the streets to civilians?

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Ryanxia
January 17, 2013, 05:27 PM
I know at least in my area it affects them. While they usually get what they order first, if there's only 5 cases a week of .223 instead of the half a palate that used to come in, they aren't going to be shooting willy nilly either :)

soonerfan85
January 17, 2013, 05:42 PM
Saw on the news this morning where North Little Rock PD are down to their last 40,000 rounds. Wish I had that problem.

I guess now they'll start training with .22s and I'll never find any more .22 ammo at WalMart.

Blue Line
January 17, 2013, 05:46 PM
Our's buys at least a year ahead on contract, next round will cost a lot more.

EBK
January 17, 2013, 06:25 PM
I certainly hope it is. They need to feel the pain we are feeling so they know first hand the damage it is causing.

JBrady555
January 17, 2013, 06:27 PM
Here in Panama City, Fl the local news was interviewing our police department last night because they were unable to get the ammo that they needed to train and do their yearly qualifications with. They ordered ammo sometime in Dec. but haven't been able to get a order filled.

Silent Bob
January 17, 2013, 06:30 PM
There was a story on my local news the other night about my local PD being out of ammo.

Jeff White
January 17, 2013, 07:11 PM
We are effected just like everyone else is. There are no agreements to get LE agencies ammo when it is unavailable.

You have to remember that besides the current panic buying, ammo supplies were still depleted in military loadings because of the GWOT. The military doesn't have but one government owned small arms ammunition plant these days. The others were closed in the Bush draw down in the 1990s. Much of the ammo the military is buying is coming from civilian manufacturers.

hogshead
January 17, 2013, 07:37 PM
Well on the bright side at least Obama and Biden finally stimulated the economy.

Carter
January 17, 2013, 07:40 PM
Yeah but they want to ban that stimulation and put more people out of work.

BSnyder
January 17, 2013, 07:46 PM
I saw on the local news today that some of the PDs in central WV are running low. It said they order once a year in bulk and can't find much. They also talked about how they were going to have to change their tactical training to make up for running low on 5.56.

TanklessPro
January 17, 2013, 07:57 PM
It depends on where they get their ammo. In my case they do not have a problem. The local LE "supplier" has all the calibers any one would need. They have put some restrictions on the limited number of CIV sales they have.

waterhouse
January 17, 2013, 07:59 PM
We are pretty much limited to qualification only, no other ammo is available for practice right now due to shortages.

Midnight Oil
January 17, 2013, 08:06 PM
Well on the bright side at least Obama and Biden finally stimulated the economy.

Could this have been the plan all along? get people out and circulating money? :p

jdex
January 17, 2013, 09:20 PM
I remember back in the previous drought buying some ammo at Walmart, there was a lady looking for .38, she explained that her husband needed some to qualify with his bug. They didn't have any, but I gave her my number and said if she couldn't find any he could give me a call and I could spare a box.

Rezin
January 17, 2013, 09:53 PM
There is no donut shortage, so they are fine :-)

jdex
January 17, 2013, 09:58 PM
They are called power rings.

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