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The reason I was told .45 long colt was all sold out.

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by bugsbunny45, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. ATLDave

    ATLDave Well-Known Member

    Indeed, the federal government, at least so far, has done approximately nothing. Some politicians - not the government - have proposed various measures, though none that would have had any impact on the availability of ammunition. The run on ARs and 30-round (or other 10+ round) mags I understood, even if I thought the buyers were overestimating the likelihood of success of the AWB revival. The ammo run has made zero sense.*

    *Except for people in states where there are new restrictions on ammo. Buying stuff there is not irrational.
  2. Arkansas Paul

    Arkansas Paul Well-Known Member

    It's not just the ammo either ATLDave. There's not a mold anywhere available if you cast for 9mm, .40, .45 or .38/.357 either.
    Also, presses are hard to find. I ordered a Lee auto index turret press on 2/10 and the estimated arrival date has changed 3 times. Now it's 5/21.
  3. Jim K

    Jim K Well-Known Member

    The anti's have not given up on a federal AWB or a draconian executive order from Obama, but they have concentrated on the states, where legislators tend to be awed by people like Bloomberg and also want less in the way of "persuasion" ($$$) to vote for gun control.

    So gun bans of various kinds are moving in quite a few states, making the idea of buying those "evil" rifles now quite attractive. AFAIK, only Illinois has (reportedly) a proposal for a total ban and confiscation, but other states will grandfather magazines or weapons while banning removal from the home or requiring registration.

  4. ATLDave

    ATLDave Well-Known Member

    Oh, I know. I reload, and the inability to get primers, powder, etc., is absurd.

    And it even goes to gun PARTS. I had a trigger return spring that needed replacing, something that surely would normally have shipped the next day, and I'm still waiting 2.5 weeks later.
  5. Dnaltrop

    Dnaltrop Well-Known Member

    I bought my Schofield just before the last big Ammo shortage, and it's the reason I started reloading .45 Colt. took costs per round from $0.60-$1.00 to $.017 a round or so.

    The first year saved me so much money, It paid for the press, the dies, the completed rounds, a New to me ('87 manufacture) Ruger Blackhawk and a Shoulder rig.

    Darn those Judge owners.

    I wish I'd been more flush with cash in the last few months, I had SOME supplies, but I'm now down around 500 large pistol, 700 small pistol, and about 300 shotshell primers.

    Join us in the reloader club, you won't regret it.
  6. wlewisiii

    wlewisiii Well-Known Member

    Factory .45 Colt is underpowered trash that is only good for building up your brass pile. I just got done reloading the last of my brass so I've got 300 rounds of .45 Colt - 250 gr LSWC over 9 grains of Unique - for my 625 Mountain Gun :)

    Reloading is where it's at with any large bore firearm.
  7. BossHogg

    BossHogg Well-Known Member

    +1 on that. Unless you buy some $3 a round ammo and that ain't gonna happen. Shoot the cheap stuff to get the brass and make my own real 45 Colt.
  8. orionengnr

    orionengnr Well-Known Member

    In the last 7 days I have seen .45LC in local Bass Pro and Cabelas.
    Not cheap, but decent quantities. I did not buy any, because I load my own.

    I know that everyone and his dog bought a Judge (I know five people who bought them) but only two have shot theirs, and only one has shot more than a cylinder full.
  9. austin360

    austin360 Well-Known Member

    I need to go shoot my Rossi Ranch Hand Mare's Leg without getting raped on 45 Colt prices. Fun gun!
  10. Vern Humphrey

    Vern Humphrey Well-Known Member

    Save your brass and make friends with your local tire dealer -- cast wheel weights make great bullets.
  11. gandog56

    gandog56 Well-Known Member

    I reload every single caliber gun I own...except .22 LR. But this latest round of panic buying is eating into reloading supplies...AGAIN!

    Curse you Obama, two bouts of panic buying caused by you!
  12. PabloJ

    PabloJ Well-Known Member

    It's the same as with 10mm JHPs. There were plenty on shelves couple of weeks ago, but once old stock sold out there is no more. You will have hard time finding quality loads for .45LC except for slow poke lead 'Cowboy Loads' perhaps. Manufacturers are focused at what is in most demand: .22lr, .223, .380, 9luger, .45ACP, .223, .308,..... Good luck dude.
    I passed on real nice 7,62x35mm semi-auto carabine because I could find NO ammo for it anywhere.
  13. gandog56

    gandog56 Well-Known Member

    I sure am glad I reload, and figured out that an Obama panic #2 would happen if he was re-elected, and stocked up on ALL my reloading supplies in November! Because all the reloading powders and primers are pretty much out of stock!
  14. Vern Humphrey

    Vern Humphrey Well-Known Member

    Of course, one of the liberals' goals is to outlaw handloading.

    In Kenya, handloading is a crime and carries the death penalty.

    Do we know anybody in the US Government who comes from Kenya?:eek:
  15. Zoogster

    Zoogster Well-Known Member

    They banned those in California too a few years ago.
    No more lead wheel weights.

    Have to save the dinosaur that eats weights on the side of the road or something.

    I tend to lose about 10% of my brass even trying to save it when I go to a formal range covered in brass with other people's brass bouncing around and my own bouncing of the dividers, and some brass going forward of the firing line. And that is spending time after every magazine or two so picking it up.
    Loss goes up to around 30% if I try and wait until I am done.
    If I travel the distance to go someplace outdoors and shoot I can typically recover 95-100% because it predictably travels a similar distance to the side without randomly bouncing off of anything before landing on the ground, as long as none gets stepped on and pushed under the dirt out of sight before being collected.

    Of course that is with semi autos, maybe I should enjoy more revolver shooting and collect 100% every time.
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2013
  16. WALKERs210

    WALKERs210 Well-Known Member

    I don't remember the cost of the last 3 boxes of 45Colt was at Wal-Mart but I felt lucky that there was any there at all. I shoot behind my house at the edge of wood line and I love my 1892 Winchester replica, but the cost now makes me only take about 5-10 rounds when it goes with me. My wife was on my case over one year ago to start reloading again, but I never thought that a "PANIC BUY" would hit. Hate it when she's right. Currently I have about 25 lbs of clean lead to cast rounds but now I am hording it now just like it's gold.
  17. Vern Humphrey

    Vern Humphrey Well-Known Member

    With 250 to 255 grain bullets, that's about 600 to 700 bullets. Time to get out and scrounge more wheel weights.
  18. TIMC

    TIMC Well-Known Member

    Maybe because it doesn't exist? :rolleyes:
  19. JohnBT

    JohnBT Well-Known Member

    I had to stop at a Wal-Mart yesterday for the first time in a year or two, but since I was there I checked the ammo. A few .410, a couple of 20 ga., one 12 ga. and 4 big boxes of .45LC for about $25 each.

  20. Arkansas Paul

    Arkansas Paul Well-Known Member

    Apparently it does indeed exist. Whether or not it was called that before or whether or not you think it should be called that, ammunition manufacturors are labeling it on their boxes.
    (BTW, I happen to agree with you that it shouldn't be called that, but, it seems to be becoming the norm)


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