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Ammunition Shortage Is No April Fools Joke

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Back in January I wrote an article expressing just how hard it was for me to find ammunition for the brand new handgun my wife surprised me with.

Click here to see the original article  Sorry.. We’re all out.

As much as I wish this were an April fools joke, it’s not.

It seems like the ammunition shortage has only gotten worse.

I snapped the image to the right from a local wal-mart (the same store that the image from the previous article came from).

There is even less ammunition on the shelf, in fact it seems that the only thing left in good supply are the 12 gauge shotgun shells.

The scary part is, it isn’t just private citizens that are having trouble getting ANY ammunition… Check out this article from a few days ago featured on FOX

Ammunition shortage affecting law enforcement

OSHKOSH – A national shortage on some types of gun ammunition is having a major impact.

Private citizens are paying premium prices for limited supplies.

And some law enforcement agencies are waiting months for shipments as manufacturers struggle to meet demand.

Forty caliber, nine millimeter, .223 and .308. All types of gun ammunition that is in short supply and costing buyers a premium.

“It’s borderline horrible,” said Jon Gafner, owner of Jon’s Sport Shop in Oshkosh. He says the shortage is hurting the average gun owner.

“They just want to go to the range on the weekend and shoot a box of shells and they can’t buy them.”

Gafner says talk of new gun and ammunition restrictions in Washington, D.C. are causing the shortage. Gafner says gun shops are selling out of ammunition as soon as they get it in stock. And private gun owners aren’t the only ones facing a shortage.

The Town of Menasha Police Department says it can’t get enough ammunition for the department’s AR-15 assault rifles. The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department says it has enough ammunition for now.

“We’re looking at a six to eight month backup on some of the ammunition,” said Lt. Darin Rice of the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department.

Lt. Rice says the department currently pays $12.20 for 50 rounds of 40 caliber handgun ammo and $10.06 for 20 rounds of AR-15 ammunition. But he expects when the state negotiates a new contract for participating law enforcement agencies this summer, that backup will also come with a higher price tag.

“Different vendors I have talked to told me they anticipate an increase in the cost of ammunition in the near future.”

Both Gafner and Lt. Rice say the increases could reach 10-15 percent.

View the original article here

This must be a major pain in the rear for police and vendors, but the truth is it doesn’t have to be a pain for you.

Check out this new report on ammunition reloading and learn how you can make sure you are never out of ammo, even when the police are.

http://www.survivallife.com/unlimitedammo

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govtrumbull
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govtrumbull
3 years 1 month ago
0 Due to Obama’s Department of Homeland Security buying 1.6 billion round of ammunition, even our Military are having problems procuring small arms ammunition. I was in Scheel’s and Cabela’s last Thursday. Cabela’s had some Golden Saber .45 ACP, no 40 S&W, 9 MM, 38 Auto or .22 long rifle. Scheel’s had no handgun at all except for two boxes of .45 ACP practice ammo at $49.95 per box. One sold while I was talking to the salesman, and I turned around to grab the other box and that one was gone too! The lesson here is when you are… Read more »
TNUGA
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TNUGA
3 years 1 month ago
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Sorry, but the shortage has almost nothing to do with the DHS purchases; it’s due to all of us gun owners 9and then new ones) buying so much since the election.

Sarah Steadman
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3 years 1 month ago
0 Since???? Ok late to the party much? Consumers do not have the mass directed buying power the govt does and there have neen weapon and ammo shortages going back prior to the election. Our government is purchasing large quantities not of training rounds, not police issied 9mil, but hollow point rounds. Since democrats dont go huntint, and you dont need hollow points for target practice or hunting……..wtf do you think they are for. Ever see in the movies where the govt keeps info from the public to prevent panic??? Doesnt it make you wonder what they are keeping from… Read more »
Patriot-Research
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Patriot-Research
3 years 1 month ago
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Wrong, man do people have short memories…last April and May 2012 DHS and the Gun Grab groups (Dem / Communist) said if they can’t get the guns they are going to get the Ammo, and guess what, they are getting the Ammo! That’s what is really going on, along with all the alpha bit agencies plan to hit “We the People” and we all know what “HIT” means! If you don’t believe me, do your research, these plans are right on the Gov web-sites.

Patriot-Research
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Patriot-Research
3 years 1 month ago
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This sites web master is a commie! Blocks any real information being posted!

NO1LOCATOR
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3 years 1 month ago
0 Not entirely with ammo buyers as they turn in orders the mfg says they are filling orders , stores are saying some are on back order and orders are short not filled, so when trying to get info on truckers that are diverting loads, have not had a repose to if they are unloading some at other sites so iam thinking we have a problems in place with orders being routed to some place, last clerk at bi mart, i asked about it i was told by her , she is not worried about it at all, that her… Read more »
Guy Nevins
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Guy Nevins
2 years 3 months ago
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Sorry, dude, I don’t buy that theory. We never had a problem buying ammo until the various lettered departments of the government ( DHS, IRS, ATFE, NWS, NOAA, ICE, etc. ) It is a well known fact that the media LIES to the people on a regular basis, using information given out by our current administration.

Great Day
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3 years 1 month ago
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There is no ammo shortage that’s just BS I have a friend and her Family works for Remington and they make ammo, and said that there’s millions of ammo but the company’s are setting on it in till they raise the price of ammo, it’s just another Gov. scam to get more Tax money.

Mike
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Mike
3 years 1 month ago
0 OK dipstick, Remington is not owned by the government. and if they aren’t selling ammo to us civilians then there’s no taxes. So, not a gov tax scam. Remington and the big ammo mfg’s have contracts with the government and those contracts say that they (ammo mfg’s) will supply the government First. Before they sell to the general population. said contracts are about to be let any time now. so the mfg’s will know how much they need to supply to uncle sam. once that’s filled they will start releasing ammo to the people….unless DHS buys another 1.6 billion… Read more »
NO1LOCATOR
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3 years 1 month ago
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yea your are correct Remington is not owned by gov its big owner is tied to Soras he bought into it and he is big supporter of obummer he also owns the company in Spain that just counted our votes , so beware of his works big time he also is huge supporter of snopes .com so that is bias now with prove mis-statement about obummer its slowly showing its ugly head about his control!! !!

Stacy
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Stacy
3 years 1 month ago
0 it makes me wonder what back door pressure the manufactures are getting with the administration’s desire to make the short shelf life ammo? Or because they are purchasing so much ammo right now? Manufactures have just so many employees, pumping out Billions of rounds for DHS could cause the other loaders to be under staffed. Heck, we can’t even get primers and powder to re-load. I know people are panic buying because they are worried about our out of control Government creating a situation of where they will only have the ammo, heck guns too. But to me I… Read more »
Johnny Geetar
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Johnny Geetar
3 years 1 month ago
0 To expound on your premise Stacey; ANY government that is both willing and prepared to cut off the supply of ammunition to a free people are also CAPABLE of cutting off food, water, and electricity on SAID people in order to foster compliance with their wishes. If they will take your ammo to control you, you can safely assume they will also starve you and leave you thirsty and in the dark to meet those same ends. Preparation is of the utmost gravity right now. We are running out of time, and a lot of really nice, but uninvolved… Read more »
Sarah Steadman
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3 years 1 month ago
0 I am on board wholeheartedly. People are waking up bit not fast enough. I know they will show ip at my door cold and hungry and weak. There is only so much I can do for those, at that point my family will take precedence. But fir now I am talking to who ever will listen. We dont have enough time or resources to completely outfit everuone completely, b if I can get my nwighbors to at least have extra blankets, a med kit, some water and food set aside, we will be in better shape than if there… Read more »
Leonard M. Urban
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3 years 1 month ago
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As far as reloading goes, you’re a month behind the curve. Brass is very scarce, as are gunpowders and primers. Look for backdoor restrictions on reloading supplies as soon as politicians figure out that this option will be explored by far more shooters than ever before.

Barry Smith
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Barry Smith
3 years 1 month ago
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You are right they are WAY behind the curve on reloading. As far as brass and powder I can get pretty much all I need but primers are a different story altogether they are getting extremely hard to find if you do you better buy at minimum 20,000 LR, SR, LP, SP. I am finding a few Magnum primers but I do not shoot anything using magnum primers. And even the prices on primers are starting to go up not much yet but I am sure that is coming soon.

ALAN18
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ALAN18
3 years 1 month ago
0 I was talking to a guy that reloads, he has stock piles of supplies and won’t have to worry about restocking for a long time. Another thing this whole disaster is going to do is force ammo sales underground. People that reload are going to make a fortune and those buying will have to worry about quality and safety. Nothing good is going to come of any of this. Its forcing the public to distrust if not hate the government even more than ever. Nobody wants violence, but when you mess with the constitution, not to mention a mans… Read more »
Jay
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Jay
3 years 1 month ago
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Went to a local gun show recently. No shortage except for reloading stuff. You got the money, they got the ammo!
30 round mag shortage? Plenty of those as well as 40 round ak mags.

therulesofthegame
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therulesofthegame
3 years 1 month ago
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answer is you don’t need a lot of ammo or a lot of guns. you can have a 1000 rounds saved, but if don’t survive the first fire fight, what good will it do you. if you do manage to make it then you go pry their weapons from their cold dead hands and take all their ammo. that’s how it done. it is all about surviving

tk
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tk
3 years 1 month ago
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You’re right on it bro,way to think.Food for thought people-you have to exercise the brain as well as any other exercise you do.

Eddie G.
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Eddie G.
3 years 1 month ago
0 Forget reloading, I work in the biz that sells the equipment and getting powder,primers,brass,presses,dies,etc. is as bad as trying to find desired factory ammo. I get people who want everything needed to start reloading and just tell them wait’ll 2016 when we’re rid of Obama,’til then there’s nothing available to get you started,even the manuals sell out when we get a few in. You think liberals don’t own guns and aren’t in the shooting sports? You bet your sweet bippy they do and they howl the loudest when they can’t get the ammo they want. They really get torqued… Read more »
Lorene
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Lorene
3 years 1 month ago
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The Marine commander blamed it on the sequester, that’s probably what he was told, but if our glorious leader can give away millions in grants to study frogs, snails, snakes and whatever else, not to mention all the money he is pouring into other countries, there is no excuse. On the other hand, he wouldn’t need to find money somewhere, he could just dole out some of that ammunition he already has. He can’t possibly need it all to control the population.

CaptTurbo
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CaptTurbo
3 years 1 month ago
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The sad truth is that the ammo shortage is real and Walmart employees are not putting the good stuff on the shelf but instead buying it and re-selling at huge mark-up on gunbroker.com

I don’t know that this is the case in all stores but I know for a fact that it’s happening at my local store.

Ricktide
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Ricktide
3 years 1 month ago
0 Funny the wall mart employees are doing the same thing here. working at a local gun shop i have seen simalar shortages over the years. especialy with primers. also with specific calibers of ammo. 30-30 , 35 rem, etc. But as soon as Obama went into office the first time our shelves started to go bare. we couldnt restock fast enough. When this whole prepper thing happened and poof our stock was sold out. and our suppliers can’t restock us. just dribs and drabs. I agree get what you can without killing your bank acount.Wait till the storm blows… Read more »
thehammer
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thehammer
3 years 1 month ago
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i’d like to hear from Remington ,Winchester and some other manufactures and hear their take.are they selling loads to the government? why isn’t brass scrap prices going up ? 22lr has got me puzzeled,i’ve not seen ONE box of it at any Wal-Mart or other type store within 60 miles of were I live and cheaper than earth hardly has any.

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