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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by gspn, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. gspn

    gspn Well-Known Member

    Gun and ammo sales have maxed out capacity...but there's no shortage of gun cleaning supplies. Why?

    Are people not cleaning their weapons? Are they simply amassing ammo and not shooting them? Does the cleaning supply industry have more capacity to ramp up production that the gun manufacturers? Are more guns being purchased by existing gun owners who already have a stock of cleaning supplies?

    Just got to wondering...that's what 4 hours in a deer stand with no activity will do to me.
  2. Solo

    Solo Well-Known Member

    People are panic buying, not making rational decisions. Also, gun cleaning supplies will never be outlawed.
  3. rifleman14

    rifleman14 Well-Known Member

    quite simply...yes
  4. You'll find many folks prefer the idea of owning guns to actually shooting them and like the idea of cleaning them even less.

    Yep. I know a number of guys who won't go shooting with me because they don't want to deplete their stocks. They were like this before the latest craze.

    There is evidence to support than a large number of the guns purchases are by existing owners.

    But the biggest reason... no one has posted on the internet that they are coming for the patches and solvent.
  5. Lex Luthier

    Lex Luthier Well-Known Member

    If all these crazy people stocking up on everything right were required to take a basic marksmanship class, learn to field strip their weapon and essentially learn to use their weapon effectively, they would not buy one.
  6. OilyPablo

    OilyPablo Well-Known Member

    Me too! To the point of no one wants to go. I know we slow down a bit in the winter, but I'm even wondering why I stocked up! Next Friday I'm going alone if no one wants to come to the range with me.
  7. beatledog7

    beatledog7 Well-Known Member

    No run on safes, cases, holsters, etc. Just thangs that bangs!
  8. BemidjiDweller

    BemidjiDweller Well-Known Member

    I speed up during the winter, it's the best time to break the Mosins out!
  9. texasgun

    texasgun Well-Known Member


    lots of first time gun buyers as well ... many of them no nada about guns and therefore do not care about cleaning supplies and safe storage. but to be fair: the can of CLP and the few brushes, rags, Hoppes #9 and so on... they last a long time.

    I would expect a run on gun safes if some federal requirement (unlikely) or state requirement (more likely) would come down, forcing owners to store in a safe.
  10. slamfirev10

    slamfirev10 Well-Known Member

  11. taliv

    taliv Moderator

    some of us just don't clean our guns
  12. huntsman

    huntsman Well-Known Member

    RKBA based on taking a class? sorry not buying it, free people should be free to buy what they want when they want. I wouldn't overlook JIT and other modern retail pratices as blame for shortages.
  13. mgmorden

    mgmorden Well-Known Member

    I think you seriously overestimate how much cleaning the average shooter does on their guns. I know people who have owned guns and hunted with them heavily and about as much "cleaning" as they ever get is if they get rained on and rust they'll wipe them off with WD-40. And honestly, most of them work fine that way. The cleaning "ritual" that many go through is a hold-over from the days of black powder guns and isn't all that necessary on a modern firearm.
  14. ozarkhillbilly

    ozarkhillbilly Well-Known Member

    A lot of people are buying what they are afraid will be banned, I know guys who have put off buying scopes, bolt rifles etc. to buy AR stuff. They plan on going back and getting the other stuff at a later date.
  15. AlexanderA

    AlexanderA Well-Known Member

    People are hoarding, not shooting. This is all driven by expectations of future unavailability.
  16. BLB68

    BLB68 Well-Known Member

    And for some a hold over from military training. Talk about obsessive about cleaning.
  17. Twiki357

    Twiki357 Well-Known Member

    Originally Posted by Lex Luthier
    "If all these crazy people stocking up on everything right were required to take a basic marksmanship class, learn to field strip their weapon and essentially learn to use their weapon effectively, they would not buy one."

    With that line of thinking, a driving class should be required to buy a car (Instead of a license to drive it) or how about training classes for proper maintenance before someone can buy a house?
  18. hueyville

    hueyville Well-Known Member

    This week checked my spare parts box. Two factory and one titanium powerncustom 10/22 firing pins. Two factory trigger assemblies but no custom. 2 factory barrels but no customs. I bought 3 powercustoms titanium firing pins, one complete custom trigger assembly, 3 extended magazine releases, spare stock and a match carbon fiber barrel. For AR's did about the same and then for M1a's. I already had fair stock of extra parts but a few at old prices could not hurt. Always kept plenty o parts for 1911's, FN's, etc. I have enough parts I could build complete gun in 10/22, AR, FN, M1a and more. From stocks to springs. I bought everything in town for repairing high cap mags. Followers, floor plates,.springs and so on. Had to buy a second big tackle box just to sort parts into. Banning repair parts to keep folks from building kits or fixing broke guns would really put a hex on the whole darn thing. As long as parts prices hold, I am going to stack them up. Goal is enough parts to rebuild every black gun of mine completely over or just build extras from parts.
  19. MedWheeler

    MedWheeler Well-Known Member

    I own fewer cleaning kits than I do firearms. Some guns, such as rimfires, just don't get cleaned after every shooting session. Others can share a single cleaning kit.

    I don't own any guns I don't shoot.
  20. ScottieG59

    ScottieG59 Well-Known Member

    Maybe the newbies are using their dishwashers or clothes washers and driers :eek:

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