Monday, September 28, 2009

End to the ammo shortage?

McClatchy is reporting a let-up in the shortage of ammunition that has taken place in recent months:

"We're seeing the light at the end of the tunnel," said DeWayne Irwin, owner of Cheaper Than Dirt, a Fort Worth store and online retailer. "I’ve been doing this business since 1988, and I’ve never seen something like this happen with ammunition. But it’s not going to be like this forever."

Demand for guns and ammo began growing last year before the November presidential election. It continued partly because many gun owners were concerned that President Barack Obama and Democrats in Congress would reinstate an assault weapons ban or drastically hike taxes on ammunition, guns and firearms materials, analysts have said.

This isn't my area of expertise, so I'll take this with a grain of salt for now.

I won't consider this matter settled until Dad29 pronounces an official end to the drought.


Dad29 said...

There's no question that the AR-15 rifle shortage is over with. You can buy them again without too much trouble or delay, and by 1/10 they should be in-stock available.

Ammo? Not so much, particularly in .223 (AR), 9mm and .45.

We'll see.

Dad29 said...

Just got a report that Gander Mountain actually HAS .45 ammo (and 9mm) in stock--but it's only expected to last about 2 days.