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ammo shortage

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by johnnylaw53, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. justice06rr

    justice06rr Senior Member

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    Actually, myself and many people I know didn't even vote for Obama. We didn't want another 4yrs of this bs, but the rest of the country voted for him anyway--and probably not based on his 2A views. One doesn't really need to research to know where Obama stands, just look at his first term and he'll get the idea.

    It doesn't take a genius to know that Sarah Palin is Pro-gun, and I would gladly have voted for her instead.

    (mods, sorry is a bit off topic and veering into politics).

    The same can probably be said about the shortage caused by the hoarders who bought up all the ammo and left none for the new shooters.

    I dunno, I never said anything like that. What sufficient for you is your decision. One may think a few boxes of ammo is enough, while another may think 20k of ammo is not enough.

    Anyway, i'm not arguing with you and understand your points. I'm just pointing out some of the issues I see knowing a few new shooters that can't even find ammo. A good friend of mine just literally took interest in guns because he has 2 young daughters going to elementary school and he wants to take responsibility for their safety. It would be hard for him right now to find any ammo, but I will probably give him a few boxes if he needs them.
     
  2. PabloJ

    PabloJ Senior Member

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    If they don't change I don't see how republicans can get one of their own into the White House. It isn't enough just to have the old folks, evangelicals and gun huggers on your side. I'm thinking current situation will be status quo.
     
  3. David E

    David E Senior Member

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    My point is, many dismissed the impact a second Obama term would have. As a result, they didn't see any need to buy ammo and told others not to worry about it.

    Now we have a shortage and they're the first to point and yell "Hoarder!" at anyone that had the forethought to buy some extra ammo.

    I agree that the current ammo situation sucks for new shooters.
     
  4. Certaindeaf

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    Who is "they"?
     
  5. Coyote3855

    Coyote3855 Senior Member

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    I received today 1500 rounds of CCI minimag .22 LR from Cabela's. Back ordered since mid-December.
     
  6. PT92

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    Interesting--I too ordered basically the same stuff, same time (only Stingers instead of the Mini-Mags) and after a few days Cabela's cancelled the CCI portion of my order with no ETA or back-order option available (not implicating Cabela's for anything wrong on their end--it's the chaos we are witnessing at fault). Turned out to be a godsend though as I always wanted to try the Aguila .22lr ammo purported to rival or even exceed the ballistics of the Stingers. Honestly though, I have yet to get a chance to test the Mexican Hot Stuff ;) as I have been through a job transfer of late--but everything I have read has been quite positive so looking forward to putting some downrange via both rifles and pistols :)!
     
  7. Juanlargo

    Juanlargo New Member

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    I am totally frustrated by the unavailability of .22 LR, I can't find them anywhere. I hope this is temporary but I wonder if it is an economic issue since manufacturers don't make a lot on .22 cal.
     
  8. PT92

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    Personally I think the lack of .22lr ammo is twofold:

    1) The panic whereby people are buying lots of every caliber (I know guys that went to Cabela's around the Holidays looking for .223 but instead bought tons of .22lr just to shoot/practice with something).

    2) The fact that more and more people (even prior to the election and mass-murders) were/are shooting lots more of the $$$CHEAP$$$ ammo simply due to lifestyle changes resulting from the deplorably BAD economy :(--The average guy anymore going forward will most likely be shooting MUCH more .22lr than say .45acp etc...

    It's kind of like people that used to consistently buy Steak now buy hamburger instead--substitute .45acp here for "steak" and .22lr for "hamburger"). Our Nation is IMO becoming more and more Third-World like but I will stop here before I get booted...;)
     
  9. JonnyGringo

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    I might need to re-chamber my new Mosquito for H2O....:D
     
  10. PT92

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    Heck, Feinstein might add "scary-looking" water guns to the AWB...
     

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