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I found all the missing ammo.

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by jr_roosa, Apr 19, 2013.

  1. jr_roosa

    jr_roosa Well-Known Member

    I stopped by the gun shop down the street on the way to a meeting and found this:

    Untitled by jr_roosa, on Flickr

    Untitled by jr_roosa, on Flickr

    Untitled by jr_roosa, on Flickr

    Two pallets of ammo, full shelves, racks of guns, display cabinets totally full of handguns, and cases of magazines on the floor.

    They had all guns and mags going for MSRP according to the guy at the counter, which isn't a bargain, but also isn't quite gouging, and the ammo seemed a little pricey. $34/50 rounds of WWB 45ACP, $67 for 100 round boxes. It was either 1 box per person per day or 1 of each caliber per person per day, but I didn't need anything so I didn't ask further.

    I got the limit of 4 20 round PMAGS ($14 each), but it looked like you could have all the Colt 30s or Thermold 30s you could want. They also had the surefire 100 round mags, but the price was over $100, which may be MSRP...they're a little silly so I never pricechecked them before.

    Anyway, it's the Centennial Gun Store on Arapahoe Rd. If you are making a trip, you should have BBQ at Jabbo's right down the street. Maybe I'll see you there. I might need a few more PMags.

    Last edited: Apr 19, 2013
  2. bensdad

    bensdad Well-Known Member

    A friend and I hit the Owatanna Cabelas at 8:00am today. They had two stacks of the 2100 Fed bulk pack .22 (comes in a dry-box as 4 boxes of 550). Also had cci 333 packs on the shelf.

    I think things will be back to normal by end of summer.
  3. TheSaint

    TheSaint Well-Known Member

    Better stock up on those mags before those new laws take full effect!
  4. jr_roosa

    jr_roosa Well-Known Member

    I've spent enough on mags to pay for a new gun in the last 2 months. It burns my butt! I don't even have an AR or an M1A yet. With my luck, the magazine law will get repealed before I get around to buying a rifle that will take them. I still have a few guns on the list ahead of them. Fortunately, the US senate bill crashed and burned, so I don't need to buy at panic prices.

  5. Alizard

    Alizard Well-Known Member

    Looks like photoshop to me.....:D
  6. At $67 a hundred its going to stay right there on the shelf. Thats more than I'm willing to pay for WWB.
  7. KTXdm9

    KTXdm9 Well-Known Member

    I was able to find .45 for $18.99/box locally at Academy and Wal-Mart. It's definitely getting better.
  8. BigBoreJay

    BigBoreJay Active Member

    I was in three LGS yesterday - all had ammo and firearms. I saw plenty of 9mm, but I wasn't looking for ammo so I really didn't pay much attention.

    One thing I DID notice - one store had just received several cases of new Federal .223 packaged loose in ziplock bags. It looked like packaging couldn't keep up with manufacturing.
  9. jr_roosa

    jr_roosa Well-Known Member

    Yay. Now I just need some reloading components.

  10. hacksaw

    hacksaw Well-Known Member

    Ammo is still kinda hit or miss here in S.C. Still .70/rnd and more for .45 a bit higher for 9mm.
  11. Singletracker

    Singletracker Active Member

    Wally World is still bare shelves except for 20ga and larger hunting calibers out here on the west side of Denver. Stopped at two LGS, one is a big time gouge fest (Mosin's for $400 anyone?:what:) $44 for 50rnd .40 or $40 for 20rnd, packs of personal defense one box $77 for 100 WWB

    And probably 25 people in the store.

    Went to 5280 Armory which usually has a walls LINED with weapons, best guess probably 1500 at any given time...had around a hundred on hand. The walls were literally bare.

    I need .40 for a pistol course next month, might have to think about trading some of my stock piled .22!
  12. jr_roosa

    jr_roosa Well-Known Member

    I stopped by Centennial Gun Store again. Now they have even more stuff. Boxes of Check-Mate 20 round mags in boxes stacked 3 feet high ($27), full shelves of ammo, some pallets of ammo still in the cases. They had thermold, C-Products, and surefire mags by the case, as well as cases of off-brand mags. Also Korean AK mags, FAL mags by the cases. Every rack behind the counter had a rifle in it. Every spot in the case had a pistol.

    No Colts yet. No PMags. One M1A National Match.

    The ammo restriction is 2 boxes of each item. So, if they have Win and Fed 9mm, you can get 2 boxes of each. They had 45, 9mm, .308 win, 6.8 spc, and a bunch of others. I didn't notice .223 specifically, but I think they had that too.

    The prices on everything were pre-panic MSRP, but the ammo seemed expensive to me. I only buy WWB 45ACP from WalMart every few months because it is almost cheaper than buying unfired brass, so I don't really have a good idea of what ammo cost before the panic to compare. The 100 round boxes of WWB 45ACP were still $63, but they had a ton. I suspect they always charged that, since they have an in-store range, but I never even considered buying ammo there, so who knows.

    Too bad they don't cater to reloaders. I would give a pinky finger for some Match Kings. I looked carefully at their .308 win offerings to see if there was anything worth pulling apart for components.

  13. Cee Zee

    Cee Zee member

    I sw a gun shop that had ammo like that a month ago. They had all sorts of it. I was there last week too and they had even more. Even with people lined up for the door to open in the morning there was still lots of ammo there. Maybe I'm just really, really lucky but I've seen other shops with lots of ammo too. But none of them have had rimfire. I did see a couple of places to buy .22 LR online yesterday at a reasonable price including one place selling SK cheaper than it was before the panic.

    I really think the panic is about to break. Congress is checking the buying habits of Homeland Security for one thing. They have tied up a big part of the ammo market by buying billions of rounds. There was that guy who called into a popular radio show saying he worked for an ammo company and that the government was deliberately trying to dry up the ammo supply with contracts with the suppliers. Who knows if that's true but there's some weird reason HS thinks they need a few billion rounds all of a sudden.
  14. Rawss

    Rawss Active Member

    any info on what they had for 9mm?
  15. jr_roosa

    jr_roosa Well-Known Member

    Sorry, I wasn't paying close attention. Give them a call. Super nice people.

  16. $63 for WWB 45ACP? Might as well give up shooting at those prices. Its cheaper to shoot 223/556 then 45acp.
  17. r1derbike

    r1derbike Well-Known Member

    Both close Wally-Worlds here thread bare on ammo.
  18. Grassman

    Grassman Well-Known Member

    That looks curiously like Cheaper than Dirt. They are pricing themselves out, and good riddance. CTD is dead to me.
  19. MErl

    MErl Well-Known Member

    hope they sell all those mags in the next 8 weeks. Law wasn't clear about dealers selling to out of state but a private citizen selling out of state would be violating the law. :( (unless they physically went there)

    I'm pissed at buying mags for guns I dont own but am thinking about. And having to do so during a panic.
  20. jr_roosa

    jr_roosa Well-Known Member

    I bought several hundred dollars worth of mags for guns I don't yet own.

    It sucks but its a fact of life here now.

    It limits future options too. 300 blk and 458 socom are more interesting than 6.8 spc because they uses unmodified magazines.


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