A few good signs


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kgpcr
March 16, 2013, 06:49 PM
I was at a Cabelas today in MN and they had a few lower prides AR's on the shelf as well as 9mm Blazer Brass in stock for 14.99 a box. They also had a lot of rifle powder on the shelf. 4350,4198,4320,4831,3031 and a few more as well.I hope it keeps coming!

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No4Mk1*
March 16, 2013, 06:58 PM
Yes palmetto state armory had ar mags, lowers, Lpk's & 9mm ammo all in stock yesterday when i looked. AIM kept Prvi 308 in stock for 1 hour after the email alert this week. Yes all of the above was 10-40% overpriced relative to november but the supply / demand needle is beginnin to move.

PabloJ
March 16, 2013, 07:18 PM
Yes palmetto state armory had ar mags, lowers, Lpk's & 9mm ammo all in stock yesterday when i looked. AIM kept Prvi 308 in stock for 1 hour after the email alert this week. Yes all of the above was 10-40% overpriced relative to november but the supply / demand needle is beginnin to move.
They do not even have 16br cartridges. Please excuse me, but I see no end in sight to this situation.

hso
March 17, 2013, 10:06 AM
Gander in San Antonio had AR magazines (Redstar of all things) on a Saturday morning behind the counter.

OilyPablo
March 17, 2013, 10:46 AM
I'm getting some in stock email notices, but still usually beat to the keyboard by the hoards.

Liberty1776
March 17, 2013, 12:59 PM
They do not even have 16br cartridges.

What are these?

JVaughn
March 17, 2013, 01:13 PM
Bass Pro in Sevierville, TN had .223 all weekend, Independence on Thursday, Winchester Saturday. Also, .357 mag and .44 mag handgun ammo. No 9mm yet that I saw.

StrutStopper
March 18, 2013, 10:09 PM
I got an email alert from a LGS that is typically a bit overpriced (even before Newtown). They have a bunch of S&W M&P AR15s. I think they want $800 each. Not bad at all given how things have been. I think they said they have 50 of them. I'm not in the market so I deleted the email a while ago.

12many
March 18, 2013, 10:25 PM
Well, now that it is available, I guess I don't want it anymore. I only want stuff I can't get !! :D

r1derbike
March 19, 2013, 12:09 AM
I was able to purchase at 2:00AM (yes, I made a past midnight run for ammo) 6 boxes of 50 count 230 gr. .45acp ball, with discount for near last summer prices. I went to the range today and was giddy that I was able to finally use my last box of 100 count Federal, and got back in the groove again.

The RO there let my wife borrow a .38 special snub airweight, put 5 rounds of ammo in her hand and said here, try this...for nothing! This is the sidearm she was interested in, she shot it all, took it back inside the sales area, and by the time I finished she was pumped to purchase a 9mm semi. The RO spent enough time with her, she was able to rack the slide on several models of 9s. I couldn't be happier. I took her home, and after a few lessons more, she was racking my XD-S, which has some of the stiffest slide springs on the market.

I couldn't be happier. Got to shoot paper, my wife had an epiphany, and is now wanting a semi-auto after banning herself from anything but a wheel gun. I like revolvers, but I like semis for SD. I'll teach about clearing stoppages and other things, but it was like a light at the end of the tunnel, and she could finally handle, and see the semi-auto advantage of capacity.

I thanked the RO for taking the time with her to try-out a half dozen or so semis, while I was scaring the young shooters either side of me with muzzle blast from the XD-S. That thing shakes your organs-up. Even my wife behind me commented she could feel the blast. Must have had a few mags with +P in my ammo bag. Was just so happy to shoot, I just shot what I grabbed. Had a strange ejection; one of the casings went straight-up, hit the ceiling, came straight down and popped me on top of the head. That was a first.

My wife will not fire my .45 with +P or standard pressure ammo in it. I'm hoping with the 9 she picks, that will change, as I want her to be able to use it, just in case. She went from being absolutely terrified of firearms to making a commitment to buy (and I'll help) her. The indoor range scared her as well from blast, but she put on a brave face and finally relaxed enough to enjoy what she was doing. Mission accomplished. This also taught me to just step away from her buying experience, and let a pro handle the sales pitch and recommendations.

Sorry for the tome, but the ammo grab and range experience today was one of the best I've (and wifey) had! It's always a good thing to add a new shooter to the ranks, especially if she is your wife.

Inebriated
March 19, 2013, 12:30 AM
Stuff is trickling in again. My LGS had an LE6920 for $999 and a couple Bushmaster carbines for $949. Another LGS had 9mm for only MARGINALLY more than its worth and normal-priced reloading stuff. But then they've got a decrepit SKS for $999.. And Gander/Bass Pro have had guns and reloading stuff coming back into view. Also seeing most guns coming back around, but the only AR's I've seen at normal prices were the three I mentioned. The only things I've not seen are AK's. I really have not seen one in a store since Fall 2012.

Not sure how long they stayed there, but they were there for the three hours I was there using the range.

StrutStopper
March 19, 2013, 11:32 AM
Just saw 2 boxes of bulk 45's at DSG for $50 ea. I left them on the shelf. I have some at home and am really just looking for reloading components. I did pick up some 9mm Hornady Critical Defense to run thru my LC9 to see how they work, unless my anti 2A chief of police contrives some reason to not issue, I expect to get my CCW permit later this week. It only took 18 months of letter writing...

Pilot
March 19, 2013, 11:36 AM
I see more black rifles, semi-auto handguns, mags, and ammo at more local stores, and on line now. It is definitely loosening up. No meaningful .22LR anywhere yet though.

ATLDave
March 19, 2013, 11:40 AM
Ran across some .22LR (subsonic, LRN CCI) in 50rd boxes Saturday. Store was limiting customers to one box, which probably explained why there was still some on the shelf. I agree that the frenzy is finally dying down, though it will surely be a while before the shelves are back to "normal" again.

22-rimfire
March 19, 2013, 11:41 AM
I think we are in the cusp of manufacturing beginning to catch up with demand in the ammunition area. It is still going to take a few months for this realization to sink in at the retail level with shoppers. People will still empty the shelves quickly. The Walmart sporting good manager told me they get ammunition just about every day and it is sold before it even hits the shelves. He knows that I have "enough" for now and just smiles when he sees me at the store.

The same applies to ARs mostly although I tend not to focus on them like many others.

Fencer
March 19, 2013, 12:14 PM
Greentop in Richmond had a bunch of AR and AK mags, some AR rifles and pallets of 223 ammo, as well as several different kinds of 308. All of it was more expensive than before, but not insanely so considering. My LGS even had some primers and ammo in, although they are rationing it to 5 boxes at a time. Good signs I think.

No that I finally have over 3k primers in reserve I might finally go to the range and see if I can remember how to shoot... :D

GCMkc
March 19, 2013, 12:19 PM
AIM Surplus had some 5.45 spam cans in yesterday. Managed to grab 3,000+ rounds at normal prices!

The local markets in Kansas City are FLOODED with AR's and ammo.

Forgot to mention that I got some Tula 7.62x39 at Wally World the other day (~$5 a box). They have a 3 box limit but the guy working the counter said I could pay for 3 boxes with my debit card and 3 boxes with cash. That made my day.

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