will lack of ammo deter gun purchase?

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  1. Ignition Override

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    coondogger: you wouldn't lose interest in a new gun, being forced to wait months for either acceptably-priced, or any ammo?
     
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  2. ilbob

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    I have an adequate number of firearms. But getting ammo to shoot them has become a serious problem. I am unlikely to buy a firearm I cannot shoot because I cannot get ammo for it.

    Having said that, the limited ammo supply situation does not seem to have deterred all that many firearms purchases.
     
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    Sheesh, I wouldn't have a great number of my guns if I insisted on readily available ammo. And within the last month I purchased another rifle that ammo must be made from a parent/donor case as no ammo is available for it. Part of the C&R challenge.
     
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    It's not a good time to buy a firearm. Component prices are stupid and so are firearms prices. Buy in the good times, shoot in the bad times. I want a lever gun but I'm holding off until things get back to normal. I have plenty of different firearms and ammo for at least another year. If things don't settle down a bit I guess I'm just stuck with what I have.
     
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    Are you sure you meant to address this question to me? I can't quite make out which post of mine you're responding to but if you're referring to the post where I mentioned the combat magnum I didn't buy, yeah I didn't buy it because it was a pretty substantial sum of money to shell out for a gun that takes a cartridge I don't even have. I don't know that I'd lose interest in it because I'm still thinking about it and kind of wish I'd jumped on it, but not being able to shoot it much if at all would suck.
     
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    It’s not really the ammo availability that deters me at this time. The prices on new guns are too high right now.
     
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  8. Ignition Override

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    DustyGmt: Roger that- my apology, it was meant for the OP coondogger.
     
  9. packetloss

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    I won't buy anything new till the prices return to a reasonable level.
     
  10. N9NWO

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    depends on the gun. EDC guns are high prices. Cowboy action not so much
     
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    I put off buying a CZ scorpion... Can't afford to feed it.
     
  12. BlueHeelerFl

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    About a year ago I was considering getting a 30-30 (there were a couple of decent used ones at some LGS) since I there was a decent amount of 30-30 ammo available. As soon as that thought went through my head that ammo finally disappeared.

    I ended up passing on the rifles
     
  13. Gridley

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    As others, yes I've delayed a purchase.

    I'd been considering getting an upper in 300 Blackout for my AR; however when I found the one I wanted I couldn't find ammo. I even saw that upper on sale months later and ammo was available... well, at ~$1.50 a round. Pass. I finally found a reasonable deal (by current standards) on ammo AND the upper on sale at the same time over the weekend.
     
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    I have lots of .22 and can reload for any caliber I own and I have supplies. So not really.

    since I have lots of .22 I just bought a plinker savage 64f for about 1 Benjamin.

    so now going to see how I can do on soda cans at 50 yards.
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  15. shafter

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    It looks like the prices of the most common calibers are slowly creeping down. That's encouraging to see.
     
  16. BlueHeelerFl

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    On the flipside of this question, I knew I was going to eventually get a firearm or 2 in 556, so back in Nov I started buying some when I ran into it. I only had maybe 400 rds worth when I got my RAR in 556 at the end of the year, and maybe only 600 when I got my M&P Sport 2 for my bday.

    Not a whole lot of ammo, but it's a start.
     
  17. MechAg94

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    Looking at the title of this thread, I don't think lack of ammo has hurt anything. The Gun Collective looked at NICS check numbers through April. Breaking records this year. The gun buying last year had already ramped up by now.
     
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    It's not the lack of ammo that deters me from buying any more guns, it's the lack of interesting old guns.
    I've pretty much got all of the modern guns that interest me and adequate ammo and reloading supplies for most of my guns.
     
  19. 375supermag

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    I don't worry too much about the availability of factory ammunition.
    I generally only buy factory ammunition when I acquire a firearm in a new to me caliber to use as a baseline reference. I reload for everything I shoot except rimfire and shotgun. I have never had to pay enough for shotshells to make it worthwhile to reload them.

    When I buy a firearm in a new to me caliber, reloading dies and components are part of the deal. I know that going in.
     
  20. herrwalther

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    I know for certain that lack of ammo and the price of what is available will sway purchases. Especially for new gun owners. If you are a new gun owner and walk into a store to buy a 9mm handgun but they don't have any ammo for it, very few are going to walk out with just the firearm. If the store has 380 ammo, that new gun owner may step down to that caliber.

    I saw it with myself. My wife wasn't happy with a 32ACP firearm she purchased. Largely because the store she got it from didn't have any 32ACP ammo. I was sent to trade it in for something else. I wanted to get her a 380 but the ammo was over $3 a round for HP. The store also had no 9mm ammo. So she got something else instead. Thankfully, she was happy with what I came home with. Not an easy task when it comes to her firearms. But, it was something I have plenty of ammo for.
     
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    Nope! If I buy it I already load the cartridge. Bought several guns of late. Been loading quite a bit of .45 ACP and .38 Special for friends and family. Now that we are moving into warmer weather I'll start loading more 223 Remington and 308 Winchester. Anyway I am at a point in life where I am not to add any new cartridges and I am well stocked to load what I have and shoot. Ammunition is a moot point with me and has no influence on my gun buying. Would I add a new cartridge now? Nope.

    Ron
     
  22. shafter

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    Most gun owners really aren't big shooters. Even at current prices a few boxes of ammo per year wouldn't break the bank for most people. Most new shooters probably aren't even aware of how cheap ammo was a year ago.
     
  23. Brubz

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    Yes I've been eyeing a EAA Windicator but if I get one I want to give it a good workout at the range.
    With the outrageous prices of .357 Magnum ammo it's just not going to happen yet
     
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    Hasn’t so far in the 1 month I’ve worked at this place. We can’t get guns fast enough to keep up with demand.
     
  25. Trashyshoots

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    It doesn't deter me, but it does make me shoo differently.

    Would I buy an American 180 right now? No.
    A pardini free pistol? Absolutely.
     
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