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Ammo Feeding Frenzy...

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by KBintheSLC, Nov 7, 2008.


Is this paranoia justified, or merely another "Y2K"?

  1. Justified

    96 vote(s)
  2. Y2K

    90 vote(s)
  1. KBintheSLC

    KBintheSLC Senior Member

    Jul 30, 2007
    Stalingrad, USA
    This is a quote from one of the sites I get my ammo from...

    "Due To An Extreme Increase In The Amount Of Orders, We Are Currently Experiencing A Delay In Shipping. Your Order May Be Delayed 5-6 Working Days." www.ammunitiontogo.com

    Do you guys think we are justified in hoarding ammo and guns in this treacherous political environment? Or is this just baseless paranoia? Does Obama and the rest of the socialist dominated gov really have time to do much in respect to gun control in the immediate future? Are gun owners justified, or are we just hoarding goods for another "Y2K"?

    Either way, I ordered a 1K rounds of ammo for the AK, and a few mags just in case. You can never have too much ammo and mags.
  2. Tommygunn

    Tommygunn Senior Member

    Jun 14, 2006
    Morgan County, Alabama
    Maybe a little of both .....
    Some have said the Obama administration won't be able to do much in the immediate future due to the economic problems he'll be burdened with. I think that is likely a good point, so it really isn't necessary to buy scads of ammo and mags now.
    Now, before too long, it may become critical if Obama does push a new AWB.
    Having said all that, I think it was better to have prepared for this about two years ago.
    I wouldn't sweat the fact that many places are short on inventory right now, it'll come back ... but OTOH I would start doing something soon if you plan to do anything at all.
  3. Tacbandit

    Tacbandit Active Member

    Sep 4, 2008
    Deep South
    I've seen something similar on a couple of other sites...There's a demand...
    people are afraid of being left high and dry, and limits/ taxes, availability, etc.
    Just like you bought a bunch, and a lot of us others are as well,...hey, it may
    get tougher to get ammo in at a reasonable price, and in a timely manner.
    I say, "get what you can, while you can.." Don't allow what others may or may not do determine whether you have what you need or not. In other words, if you need it, get it...don't wait...Otherwise, you only have yourself to blame.
  4. Gun Slinger

    Gun Slinger member

    Jul 25, 2007
    Saw the "writing on the wall" over three and a half years ago with the generalized dislike of "W" and realizing that things would eventually change, I bought all that I could ever need in .22LR, 9mm, .45 A.C.P. .223, 7.62x39, .308, .30-06 and .375 H&H at prices that are nowhere near as exorbitant as they are today.

    Buying ammo (even "extra") is always "justified" regardless of the times because the situation can always end up in the "dumper" at some point thereafter.

    Now I am just watching the "excitement" and it is rather entertaining. :neener: :neener: :neener:

    I voted "justified".

  5. HoosierQ

    HoosierQ Senior Member

    Mar 27, 2008
    Central Indiana.
    I voted Y2K but, and being in IT, I knew that Y2K was going to be nothing. However, I stocked up on stuff (gassed everything up, bought rounds, got bread, got some cash, etc) not because I thought TEOTWAWKI was afoot but because enough people did that I figured there'd be a line at the gas pump, rounds would be scarce, ATM empty until Monday etc.

    So, I'd stock up a little bit just because...
  6. elrod

    elrod Active Member

    Dec 1, 2006
    Heart of the Heart of Dixie
    Putting the political factor aside, ammo and mags are going up (as is everything else) at a rate that makes extra supplies a darned good hedge against inflation.
  7. GBExpat

    GBExpat Senior Member

    Nov 5, 2007
    Rural, far beyond the beltway, Northern Virginia,
    Like Gun Slinger, I completed my Stock-Up 2-3 years ago and since then have been happy that I did, considering the subsequent rapid upswing in prices.

    I, too, voted "justified".

    I am hoping that the SC decision on Heller does not turn out to be the High Water Mark of our contemporary "gun rights".
  8. barnetmill

    barnetmill Active Member

    Jun 6, 2006
    My fear is since he and his supporters (especially Pellosi) will not be able to do much about the economy that they may divert the public attention with an attack on civilian held firearms.
    But I am not hoarding ammunition. I bought some over the years and plan (hope) on being able to buy more in the future as I use up what I already have on hand.
  9. ny32182

    ny32182 Mentor

    Oct 17, 2003
    Clemson, SC
    I always wonder about people who "stocked up a couple years ago so now I'm good"... say you shoot even 1000 rounds per caliber per year. If you shoot even just four calibers, if you want to shoot for the next 20 years, you need to have stocked 80,000 rounds of ammo, and thats on the low end.

    I'm sure there are a handful of folks out there who have that much or more, but they've got to be seriously in the minority. If you aren't one of those people, presumably you will need to buy more ammo at some point in the future. If you think high ammo prices are funny now, you'll really be getting a chuckle when time does come to buy more...
  10. ridata

    ridata New Member

    Feb 10, 2008
    ny32182: If for some reason ammo skyrockets in price (ie. astronomical) I think those who have stocked up and those who haven't will be cutting down on their shooting. They won't be shooting 1000 rn/year.
  11. offthepaper

    offthepaper Participating Member

    Dec 5, 2005
    Like my sig line states:
    Remenber the Boy Scout motto.....
  12. Sam Adams

    Sam Adams Senior Member

    Jan 28, 2003
    South Texas
    Tough one. I voted Y2K, because I don't think that there's an immediate problem. Yeah, on 1/20/09 Obama could issue an Executive Order banning the importation of ammo, but I've got to believe that the sellers of foreign surplus will have so much in the country by then that it won't matter for quite a while.

    As for domestic supplies, he can't do much about that without an act of Congress, and there are higher priorities than limiting ammo. Semi-autos...now there's a different matter. I won't be surprised to see some kind of action there before long. They'll go for a super-AWB, with no sunset provision. If'n they have no grandfather clause, though, then there are going to be a lot of people who don't get to be grandfathers - so I don't think they'll go there.

    I'll buy some more stuff after the panic subsides a bit in a few weeks.

    Let's all remember that the Republicans will likely have a veto on bills due to having more than 40 Senators and being able to filibuster. It is OUR job to make sure that the Republican leadership and any gun-RINOs have the message loud and clear that we are watching, and we won't tolerate ANY anti-gun legislation getting by them.
  13. BHP FAN

    BHP FAN Mentor

    Sep 23, 2008
    Northern California
    I cast my own,and reload.I'm buying primers.
  14. damien

    damien Participating Member

    Mar 5, 2007
    Northern IL, USA
    I don't know, but I bought a case of 9mm, a case of .223, half a case of .38, half a case of .357, half a case of .380 from Natchez yesterday.
  15. hobgob

    hobgob Member

    Oct 22, 2007
    I shoot quite often, way more that a 1000rds per year, so to me stocking up on good practice ammo is a must. Also having a good supply(a few hundred rounds) of defense ammo for my carry weapons and HD weapons. Since I only started my collection 2 years ago, I did not really see the need back then to stockpile mass amounts of mags and ammo. Nor did I have the means. However, now I see a solid reason for stockpiling ammo, reloading components, and mags JIC. A few stripped lowers couldnt hurt either.
  16. Brisco Pike

    Brisco Pike New Member

    Apr 2, 2006
    What if they, heaven forbid, ban all firearms? What good is all that ammo going to do ya then?

    FMJMIKE Participating Member

    Mar 3, 2007
    Copper Hill, Virginia
    Obama will end the war in Iraq and then the price of ammo will drop......:D
  18. Gun Slinger

    Gun Slinger member

    Jul 25, 2007

    As one who has stocked up, I agree with your premise, ridata. What I have right now will remain at the level that it has ever since I laid the supply in. If I want to shoot, I buy new ammo and rotate out the "old stock" as I go along. Think of it as "Dollar Cost Averaging"....

    Should the situation worsen, my shooting habits will change commensurately and I will still continue to shoot and practice to maintain my profiency albeit at a much lower rate of consumption. Just have to stress quantity over quality and make sure that I consume efficiently enough to carry me through the "hard times".
  19. Omaha-BeenGlockin

    Omaha-BeenGlockin Senior Member

    Dec 26, 2002
    My goal is to have 25,000 primers and 25lbs of powder---minimum 10,000 .22LR rounds on hand.

    Then shoot and replace what I shoot from there---I'm halfway to my goal on all counts.

    That will be $1400 wrapped up in supplies and I haven't even gotten around to stocking bullets and brass. Have a lot of once fired brass laying around---pretty thin on bullets.
  20. USSR

    USSR Mentor

    Jul 7, 2005
    It never ceases to amaze me, the number of guys on this site who, despite what the dems have done in the past (AWB) and say they intend to do in the future (AWB), continue to deny that it will happen.


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