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9mm at a Local Gun shop


Eric Ridenour
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So A friend of mine today was at a local gun shop  and was looking for 9mm. Yeah we all know that it's supposedly hard to come by but I just don't get how one can justify in selling a 50 round box of FMJ target ammo for $53 a box.  Sadly because my friend is a new gun owner he paid the price for it.   

you I get the whole stock pile thing but come on, that ammo don't cost anymore than it did when I bought the same brand for 9$ a box. 

West Virginia Ridge Walker


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Marty Tarbox
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Scarcity seems to be the answer. Supply and demand. Dealers are having a hard time getting it, apparently due to the COVID-19 nonsense. Somewhere (or maybe multiple places) in the supply chain of primer, powder, brass and lead, there is a shutdown shortage, combined with unprecedented demand. Like your friend, there are a gojillion new gun owners, and A LOT of them are buying 9mm and ARs

 


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Kevin Patrick, Jr.
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All of the 2021 production is already spoken for, as well.  It's unlikely (IMO) that we see prices drop for at least 18 months to two years.


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Eric Ridenour
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Posted by: @kpatrickwv

All of the 2021 production is already spoken for, as well.  It's unlikely (IMO) that we see prices drop for at least 18 months to two years.

Just sucks, really sucks like it did before! 

West Virginia Ridge Walker


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Paul McComas
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There was a ton of ammo at the gun shows this weekend (I went to 3 shows) and it was all overpriced. Yes, 2021 production is already spoken for, but not because people are still hoarding and definitely not because they're shooting it. They're buying it to resell at high prices. It's not a buyer's market. It's a gouger's market. 

 

The manufacturers are focused on producing the high-demand stuff right now (9mm, 5.56, 45, 308, etc). The more obscure cartridges are the ones that are in short supply, since they're not currently producing it. The semi-popular cartridges seem to be taking the biggest hit. (35 rem, .380, .40 s&w, 10mm, 7mm-08, 300 wmr, and many others). They have a fairly large number of buyers and almost zero production.  I think this will ease up gradually throughout 2021. It seems to be peaking right now. Prices are high, but stalled. The resellers/gougers will be trying to unload it all at the same time. 


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Rob Miller
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We have to remember a couple things that affect the Ammo Market.  **Skip to the Bottom for an important question** Scroll back up for my .2cents. 
1. Every October the entire Military allocates how much ammo they need for qualifications during the following year. Yes they have the Lake City plant on a Army Base that makes most of it. How many of you’ll know that every State and Branch of service has a shooting team. We used commercially boxed Ammo for certain calibers. 
2. Federal agencies do the same around this time every year also. So that’s either being filled or has been already. 

3. Then there is all the new firearms purchasers who look to YouTube for how much ammo they should have. About the first 5-7 videos say 1000 rounds per firearm to be kept and not be fired. They are behind those of us who shot that much when we go to the range with several firearms.  

I am seeing some vendors bring ammo prices down at the Gun Show I attend. FPGS 9mm has dropped from $45 and $50 down to $25 and $30 from the same vendors.

So right now Gunshows aren’t the best place to buy. Where would I find ammo the cheapest? At your big box stores and those gun shops that buy pallets of ammo. Cabella’s, Dunhams, BassPro and Etc. You’ll have to search for the dealers that buy in bulk.  Every Jan all of the big box stores renegotiate their $1M Buyers Group Contracts. So their prices are set in January. 

Dunham’s in Teaysvalley/Hurricane WV on occasion will have 9mm at $14.99 a box. I bought some in Feb from there.  

My brother-in-law found 380 Ammo for $24 at field and stream of all places. Not a fan of that place. Weekend before the Feb Gunshow I was at. 

To see how Federal and other companies are combating this go to YouTube. Federal CEO addresses current market issues on the Federal Premium channel. CEO walks through the loading area with all Ammo bins full. They are working on it for us. 

My suggestion is invest in and learn how to reload Ammo from a competent reloader. 

CCI Small Pistol primers are still $37 per 1000 at Cabella’s!   Gunshow price is $200 for the same box.  

Save your Brass!

 Have you called your Reps about SB353?? Call today! Thank you. 


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