What companies are still in your favor/will you continue to use after all this hoopla

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  1. Tcruse

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    Walmart

    No price increase, 3 box limit, publishes schedule so everyone has a even playing field
     
  2. TheCracker

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    The only purchases I have made have online have been:

    Missouri bullet co
    Cabelas
    Midwayusa
    Ruger.com for mags

    They all were not jacket up crap like many others. I will continue I do business with these for sure. Screw the ones like cheaper than dirt. I hope they go out of business.

    Retail stores:
    Walmart
    Academy
    Both LGS in my area were fair as well

    They have been great and limit purchase quantities not screw ppl by raising prices. They will continue to get my business for years to come as well.
     
  3. Buck Kramer

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    AimSurplus, Shipped ammo in 4 days in the worst of the panic. I've always liked them through quite a few transactions. Brownells also.
     
  4. beatledog7

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    To what end? Fewer companies in the business of supplying our needs would mean less competition and higher prices. The more companies like CTD we have, the better our chances of others remaining encouraged to keep prices reasonable to garner market share from the high-priced guys.

    In any market, without the high-price guy, everyone else has an opening to nudge their prices up.
     
  5. 4season

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    Midway if they ever get stuff back in stock.
    GunPartsWarehouse
    BassPro
    Academy

    In my local market, Big Al's has done some gouging but most the others have stayed true.
     
  6. danoam

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    Midway
    Brownells
    AIM Surplus
    Palmetto State Armory

    And a huge thank you to Magpul, I will always be a customer.

    There are many more but these have been the companies that I've dealt with during this whole mess.
     
  7. HKGuns

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    Most of them except CTD.
     
  8. xjsnake

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    CDNN, And PSA. Both have been great
     
  9. 12131

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    Would be easier to ask, "Which companies will you not be buying from, after all this hoopla?".
     
  10. BigBore44

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    Midway, Walmart, Missourri Bullet Co, my awesome LGS!
     
  11. Hapworth

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    Midway really kept the faith. AmmoToGo did, too. Had good experiences with Brownells, Natchez and 44Mag. Best discovery has been Kesselring Gun Shop.
     
  12. Arkansas Paul

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    Midway has been my go to source for a long time now, and will continue to be.
    If you want cast bullets, do business with Missouri Bullets every chance you get. They have been remarkably efficient during the panic.
     
  13. Eb1

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    Dillion
    Brian Enos
    Missouri Cast Bullets
    Star Line Brass
    Palmetto State Armory
    White Oak Armory
    Some Local Gun Shops who did not jack up prices.

    Looks like a couple Arkansas boys have the same idea about MidwayUSA and MCB.
     
  14. f100owner

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    walmart, gandermountain and cabelas have been my sources that have acted in a reasonable manner.
    My local LGS - sheesh, they just stoke the fires and then raise the price of the fire extinguisher :)
    My favorite LGS in San Antonio (Nagels) has been OK about guns, but on ammo, they are gouging.
     
  15. Oklacoyotekiller

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    Al i have to say is i need to start trying to sell dirt so i can buy ammo;)
     
  16. Girodin

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    CDNN, are you joking? They raised prices on their HK style rifles by about $500 overnight. They raised the price on master molder AK mags from around $8 to $30 or so, again basically overnight. I get their emails and at least some were typical scare tactics fear mongering advertising. They jacked their prices on a number of other magazines as well. They were pretty bad price gougers. I'm not sure how anything they've done would qualify as "great."
     
  17. alsaqr

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    i will continue to order from Cabelas, Dillon, Grafs, Natchez and Third Generation Shooters Supply.
     
  18. oneounceload

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    No such thing as price gouging - they are in business to offer goods at the prevailing market rate - period. What if they hadn't raised their prices? One person would have bought them all and then there wouldn't be any for anyone. Instead, only those who really needed them were able to get them. They were able to keep a supply of scarce items so that they could keep their doors open
     
  19. Arkansas Paul

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    Well, there is a such thing, but what CTD did wasn't it. The term "price gouging" refers to jacking up the prices on necessary items like food and water. Or generators after a hurricane. Things like that. Extra ammo isn't a necessity. Not yet anyway.

    With that being said, I would still rather do business with the people who did not jack up their prices. CTD actually cancelled orders, saying they were out of stock, then offered the items the next day at a 400% markup. I do choose to spend my money with people who didn't do that.
     
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    Iron Clad Armory, Jse surplus, Amazon, Walmart
     
  22. Girodin

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    That begs the question of why the term exists doesn't it?

    Price gouging is in fact a thing, and the definition is as follows: "pricing above the market price when no alternative retailer is available"

    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/price+gouging?s=t
     
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  23. GCMkc

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    AIM Surplus
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    Wal-Mart
    SKD Tactical
    Rifle Gear
     
  24. Ignition Override

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    Palmetto State, Midway, and probably Ammoman (7.62x39).

    Palmetto State still had some .303 in late December at the Old Prices (.75 per).
    They did not raise it as quickly as most of them.

    My primary ammo purchase will be M2 Ball from the CMP, which is non-profit.
    Want to buy extra in case my son is ever bitten by the Garand bug.
     
  25. Iramo94

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    If no alternative is available, your high price isn't above the market, it IS the market. I see no price gouging, only Econ 101. Demand is at an all time high, and the manufacturers know it won't stay that way. Supply won't be increasing to meet demand any time soon. Instead, prices increase to keep supplies on the shelves.
     
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