Industry Update


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bigtee
February 12, 2013, 02:41 PM
Got this in an email today, thought I would share it

Status of gun industry

INVENTORY UPDATE: We traveled to Texas for Industry meetings
Concerning the shortages, here's what we were told.

Smith & Wesson-is running at Full capacity making 300+ guns/day-mainly
M&P pistols. They are unable to produce any more guns to help with the
Shortages.

RUGER: Plans to increase from 75% to 100% in the next 90 days.

FNH: Moving from 50% production to 75% by Feb 1st and 100% by March 1.
Remington-Maxed out!

Armalite: Maxed out.

DPMS: Can't get enough parts to produce any more product.

COLT: Production runs increasing weekly...bottle necked by Bolt carrier's.

LWRC:Making only black guns, running at full capacity...can't get
Enough gun quality steel to make barrels.

Springfield Armory: Only company who can meet demand but are running
30-45 days behind.

AMMO: Every caliber is now Allocated! We are looking at a nation wide
Shortage of all calibers over the next 9 months. All plants are
Producing as much ammo as possible w/ of 1 BILLION rounds produced
Weekly. Most is military followed by L.E. And civilians are third in
Line.

MAGPUL is behind 1 MILLION mags, do not expect any large quantities of
Magpul anytime soon.

RELOADERS... ALL Remington, Winchester, CCI & Federal primers are
Going to ammo FIRST. There are no extra's for reloading purposes... It
Could be 6-9 months before things get caught up. Sorry for the bleak
News, but now we know what to expect in the coming months. Stay tuned,
We'll keep you posted...

Related commentary from Bob Owens :
They didn’t know when they’d be getting anything back in stock, from
Magazines to rifles to pistols. Manufacturers were running full-bore,
But couldn’t come close to keeping up with market demand. It wasn’t
Just the AR-15s, the AK-pattern rifles, the M1As, and the FALs that
Were sold out. It really hit me when I realized that the World War-era
M1 Garands, M1 carbines, and Enfield .303s were gone, along with every
Last shell. Ubiquitous Mosin-Nagants—of which every gun store always
Seems to have 10-20—were gone. So was their ammo. Only a dust free
Space marked their passing. I’ve never seen anything like it.

Every weapon of military utility designed within the past 100+ years
Was gone. This isn’t a society stocking up on certain guns because
They fear they may be banned. This is a society preparing for war.

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jmorris
February 12, 2013, 03:01 PM
Springfield Armory: Only company who can meet demand but are running
30-45 days behind.

LOL, did the Government do this study?

Over a month behind and I say your not meeting demand but that's just me.

gamestalker
February 12, 2013, 03:24 PM
Although the shelves are being emptied within a couple of hours of arriving shipments, primers, powders, and projectiles are coming in weekly. In fact I was in SWH and they have CCI and Win. primers, but they are keeping them in customer service because people are stealing them.

I admit this is real bad and I don't honestly think we will see the light at the end of the tunnel for a long, long time. And depending how things go with bans and other 2nd amendment issues it may only get worse, in my opinion. I've noticed and spoke to many individuals who have taken up reloading in hope it will provide them some small edge or advantage to side stepping the ammunition supply and demand problem.

An upside to this could be the amount of money our manufacturer's are making and will be able to put toward fighting the good fight. The more they manufacturer and sell, the more they have to pool in helping to fight the left side.

GS

Certaindeaf
February 12, 2013, 03:25 PM
Bigtee,
I think we've seen this many a time. You don't cite your source, not that I really care.

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