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To help answer all the questions about when the panic will end...

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by gspn, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. gspn

    gspn Well-Known Member

    I keep seeing a variation of the question pop up over and over..."when will the panic buying stop?"

    To help answer these seemingly impossible questions I am going to provide an invaluable service. I have in front of me a Magic 8 ball. If you have a question pertaining to the current craziness in the gun market then post your question here and i will consult the Magic 8 ball for an answer.
  2. TIMC

    TIMC Well-Known Member

    Will this be the only reply to your post? :evil:
  3. gspn

    gspn Well-Known Member

    The Magic 8 Ball says..."Most Likely". :D
  4. Skylerbone

    Skylerbone Well-Known Member

    Did the Magic 8 Ball just hedge its bets?

    Will bulk 55gr. FMJ be available by Spring?
  5. gspn

    gspn Well-Known Member

    Shaking...waaaaaaiiiiitinnnng....Magic 8 Ball says "Don't count on it."
  6. 1911 guy

    1911 guy Well-Known Member

    And half of our membershio here is scratching its collective head wondering "Magic 8 ball? Whaa..?" Not me. I laughed at the fond memories of a misspent youth.
  7. Zardaia

    Zardaia Well-Known Member

    Will we EVER see 650 msrp ar's again?
  8. readyeddy

    readyeddy Well-Known Member

    Will the Niners make the spread tomorrow?
  9. labhound

    labhound Well-Known Member

    I talked to the owner of the gun shop I frequent this past week about how crowded his shop and range were. He said sales were historic, ammo was getting hard to find and the madness would continue for the next 4 years and a week!
  10. T2K

    T2K Well-Known Member

    Supply and Demand dictates that the suppliers will increase production to meet demand.

    There will be a backlog effect. But, there may also be a "whiplash" effect later - where increased manufacturing overwhelms demand.

    Hard to predict the timeframes involved since other external variables (legislation) are in play.
  11. JRWhit

    JRWhit Well-Known Member

    remember 2008, ammo suppliers wouldn't increase production even though shelves where empty everywhere.
  12. Solo

    Solo Well-Known Member

    Isn't that an iPhone app?
  13. mjkten

    mjkten Well-Known Member

    I am sure production at all the ammunition factories is at an all time high. With the uncertain regulatory future, there will probably be no investment in new tooling or additional manufacturing capability. This uncertain regulatory environment is just one of the tools the Obama administration is using to drag the USA down to third world levels.
  14. TRX

    TRX Well-Known Member

    The local Remington plant has been running two shifts, six days a week, for ten years now...
  15. T2K

    T2K Well-Known Member

    No, I don't know the manufacturing situation in 2008.

    I know that it defies the laws of business that one would not increase production if one had demand in excess of what one could sell (within the limits of production capacity).
  16. KTXdm9

    KTXdm9 Well-Known Member

    Ooh, ooh, I wanna play! When will my LGS have ak-47s and ammo at a "reasonable" price again? :D
  17. fallout mike

    fallout mike Well-Known Member

    Not gun related but im desperate. Will my girlfriend dump me when she finds out my wife is pregnant again ?
  18. sota

    sota Well-Known Member

    it's been well discussed in other threads (maybe on another forum... cross-polination happens in my head all the time :D ) that manufacturers can't ramp up production quickly or easily for various reasons. so for the "short" term (your guess is as good as mine as to what "short" is in this case) supplies will be a fixed number based on manufacturering capacity. demand is the true variable in this equation. possibly, even hopefully, all the "panic" buyers will buy themselves out of the market and the demand will fall back to normal levels, possibly lower. I also hope there's a significant amount of "buyer's remorse" (based on all factors) that creates a nice market for us normals to pick up some never used "used" items at normal or lower than normal costs. yes it would suck for all the panic'ers, but that's the way the game is played.
  19. 19-3Ben

    19-3Ben Well-Known Member


    Sooo.... are congratulations in order?
  20. sota

    sota Well-Known Member

    fallout: if your girlfriend knows about your wife, you're doing it wrong. :D

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