Finally some 40s&w finds its way to my local Academy


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Queen_of_Thunder
May 6, 2013, 04:53 PM
We finally got some 40cal in at our local Acedemy. Granted it was only 4 of the Remington 250 count boxes and 5 of the Winchester 100 count boxes but at least some showed up. A case of Remington 100 count boxes of 9mm came in along with 2 cases of Winchester 22lr 500/525 count boxes, a case each of AE 100 count boxes of 223&556, a 1600 round can of CCI 22lr and several cases of 308. No one seems to be buying the 308 as there is always some n the shelf.

No 45acp, no 38, no 357, no 44mag but there is some Blazer 44 special,aluminum cased @ $39.99 for a box of 50.

Today was one of the best days ammo wise in months. The 22lr sold out in 5 minutes as did the 9mm, the 40 cal and the 223/556. I showed up @ 0615 this morning only to find myself 5th in line. The first guy showed sometime before 0530 according to a friend who showed up @ 0530. Way too early for me and quite frankly 5th is getting a bit too far back to get those rare 1,000 count boxes of 9mm that show up about once evey 6 weeks. Same for the 500 round boxes of 45acp and the ultra rare federal 1,000 round boxes of 223. Got to be first in line those days.

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PabloJ
May 6, 2013, 05:23 PM
Ammo selling out in five minutes? This is not essential life saving item like: food, water, medicine. People's behavior is totally absurd. What do people do with all the ammo they buy?

Queen_of_Thunder
May 6, 2013, 06:26 PM
Ammo selling out in five minutes? This is not essential life saving item like: food, water, medicine. People's behavior is totally absurd. What do people do with all the ammo they buy?
Then sell me everything you have after all its not essential. Oh and at pre panic prices.

12many
May 6, 2013, 09:42 PM
They look at it and talk about how much they have to everyone else.

Even in a short term SHTF situation, one would only need 30 rounds or less to repell an attack. Must gun fights are not long drawn out shooting matches with thousands of rounds shot. Katrina is an example. I bet no one person fired more than 100 rounds during that event and that was pretty bad. I could be wrong.

In a long term situation, one would need it for hunting and self defense, but even then there is a limit. Food and water are bigger needs for a longer term event.

The ammo is coming back and prices are dropping.

FitGunner
May 6, 2013, 09:58 PM
A lot of people are turning right around and selling it on Facebook or an internet gun sales site. Some even walk out into the parking lot after buying the last of the stock and try to sell it right there for 2-3 times what they paid.

Cee Zee
May 6, 2013, 10:11 PM
I've not seen one day that I couldn't buy .40 cal ammo at regular prices since the panic started. I ended up buying a bunch of it because I couldn't find anything else I wanted. I already had enough .45 and .44 mag to last me a couple of years. Those have both been available too but not as much as the .40. I have seen some 9mm but not as much as the others. What I haven't seen is rimfire of course and .380 and .38 spcl. I've seen a good bit of .223 lately too. And I've always been able to but 30.06. But .308 isn't as available here.

rugerdude
May 6, 2013, 10:59 PM
They've succumbed to a general feeling of "because I have to" in most cases. I know people who won't shoot ANY of the 1,000+ rounds that they have simply because they can't get more. I tried to point out that they might as well not have any ammo if they aren't even willing to shoot but it falls on deaf ears. :banghead: There are tons of instances where people buy ammo for guns they don't even own now.

It's really amazing to see many people who aren't even what most people consider "serious shooters" get swept up in this craziness.

Queen_of_Thunder
May 7, 2013, 08:41 AM
I've passed on 22 of the 24 matches I would have shot since the first of the year and of the 2 I did shoot I quit halfway through to conserve ammo. Since the first of the year I've managed to secure enough ammo to shoot my regular schedule of matches and practice sessions but I won't since replacing what I shoot is next to impossible as it stands today.

Please don't start the "you should consider reloadng mantra" as its as diffcult to secure those supplies as gettng factory ammlo is these days. In fact in my area there is only one place to get reloading supplies which makes it even harder with just one local shop selling these supplies.

Certaindeaf
May 7, 2013, 09:48 AM
People that don't reload always find a reason to not.
Since you're a competitor that's missed out on 23 matches in five months due to lack of ammo, and considering probably every single shooter that has attended most all of those matches reloads, perhaps you should reconsider.

silicosys4
May 7, 2013, 01:01 PM
Please don't start the "you should consider reloadng mantra" as its as diffcult to secure those supplies as gettng factory ammlo is these days. In fact in my area there is only one place to get reloading supplies which makes it even harder with just one local shop selling these supplies.

Yet since the panic I have managed to not only keep resupplied enough to keep shooting at pre panic levels, I have increased my primer, powder, and bullet supplies. I have bought multiple new bullet molds, almost 1k .308 bullets, over 1k .224 bullets of various types, thousands of primers, all the powder of various types I need, all at pre panic prices. I have been able to find EVERYTHING I have been looking for by being patient, without much stress.
The majority of those components were purchased online, found through the "where are there reloading components for sale?" thread in the reloading section.

You are spreading misinformation and panic like it is candy, for no reason that I can see.

waterhouse
May 7, 2013, 01:17 PM
I've passed on 22 of the 24 matches I would have shot since the first of the year and of the 2 I did shoot I quit halfway through to conserve ammo. Since the first of the year I've managed to secure enough ammo to shoot my regular schedule of matches and practice sessions but I won't since replacing what I shoot is next to impossible as it stands today.

So, since the first of the year you've managed to secure enough ammo to shoot all 24 matches as well as additional ammo for your practice schedule, but you have skipped 22 of 24 matches since replacing ammo is next to impossible?

Either I am misunderstanding what you wrote, or you seem to be replacing it just fine. You are just electing to not go shoot the ammo you have purchased.

Queen_of_Thunder
May 7, 2013, 08:41 PM
So, since the first of the year you've managed to secure enough ammo to shoot all 24 matches as well as additional ammo for your practice schedule, but you have skipped 22 of 24 matches since replacing ammo is next to impossible?

Either I am misunderstanding what you wrote, or you seem to be replacing it just fine. You are just electing to not go shoot the ammo you have purchased.
You are misunderstanding.

Queen_of_Thunder
May 7, 2013, 09:17 PM
Yet since the panic I have managed to not only keep resupplied enough to keep shooting at pre panic levels, I have increased my primer, powder, and bullet supplies. I have bought multiple new bullet molds, almost 1k .308 bullets, over 1k .224 bullets of various types, thousands of primers, all the powder of various types I need, all at pre panic prices. I have been able to find EVERYTHING I have been looking for by being patient, without much stress.
The majority of those components were purchased online, found through the "where are there reloading components for sale?" thread in the reloading section.

You are spreading misinformation and panic like it is candy, for no reason that I can see.
I run through close to 20,000 rounds a year when healthy. A thousand bullets here a thousand there just doesn't cut it. Plus I would rather spend my time at the range shooting rather than sitting at home reloading ammo. Granted I could reload some now but with the humidity in single digits I'd rather wait for our monsoon season when the humidity gets to a point where I don't have to worry about static discharge. Then if you reload you have to deal with the problems of finding bullets,powder,primers and cases which is harder than finding factory ammo these days.

Certaindeaf
May 7, 2013, 09:23 PM
.I'd rather wait for our monsoon season when the humidity gets to a point where I don't have to worry about static discharge..
But you're the Queen of Thunder.

Never heard of that. That's a myth. That don't happen. No worries.

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