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LEO being affected by shortages?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Impureclient, Jan 17, 2013.

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  1. Impureclient

    Impureclient Member

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    Just curious as to if these droughts affect the police? Do they hoard up also or are they guaranteed ammo first from manufacturers before it hits the streets to civilians?
     
  2. Ryanxia

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    I know at least in my area it affects them. While they usually get what they order first, if there's only 5 cases a week of .223 instead of the half a palate that used to come in, they aren't going to be shooting willy nilly either :)
     
  3. soonerfan85

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    Saw on the news this morning where North Little Rock PD are down to their last 40,000 rounds. Wish I had that problem.

    I guess now they'll start training with .22s and I'll never find any more .22 ammo at WalMart.
     
  4. Blue Line

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    Our's buys at least a year ahead on contract, next round will cost a lot more.
     
  5. EBK

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    I certainly hope it is. They need to feel the pain we are feeling so they know first hand the damage it is causing.
     
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    Here in Panama City, Fl the local news was interviewing our police department last night because they were unable to get the ammo that they needed to train and do their yearly qualifications with. They ordered ammo sometime in Dec. but haven't been able to get a order filled.
     
  7. Silent Bob

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    There was a story on my local news the other night about my local PD being out of ammo.
     
  8. Jeff White

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    We are effected just like everyone else is. There are no agreements to get LE agencies ammo when it is unavailable.

    You have to remember that besides the current panic buying, ammo supplies were still depleted in military loadings because of the GWOT. The military doesn't have but one government owned small arms ammunition plant these days. The others were closed in the Bush draw down in the 1990s. Much of the ammo the military is buying is coming from civilian manufacturers.
     
  9. hogshead

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    Well on the bright side at least Obama and Biden finally stimulated the economy.
     
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    Yeah but they want to ban that stimulation and put more people out of work.
     
  11. BSnyder

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    I saw on the local news today that some of the PDs in central WV are running low. It said they order once a year in bulk and can't find much. They also talked about how they were going to have to change their tactical training to make up for running low on 5.56.
     
  12. TanklessPro

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    It depends on where they get their ammo. In my case they do not have a problem. The local LE "supplier" has all the calibers any one would need. They have put some restrictions on the limited number of CIV sales they have.
     
  13. waterhouse

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    We are pretty much limited to qualification only, no other ammo is available for practice right now due to shortages.
     
  14. Midnight Oil

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    Could this have been the plan all along? get people out and circulating money? :p
     
  15. jdex

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    I remember back in the previous drought buying some ammo at Walmart, there was a lady looking for .38, she explained that her husband needed some to qualify with his bug. They didn't have any, but I gave her my number and said if she couldn't find any he could give me a call and I could spare a box.
     
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    There is no donut shortage, so they are fine :)
     
  17. jdex

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    They are called power rings.
     
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