How are your stores ammo shelves looking in your state?

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Because let me tell you... In Gunowneropolis Indiana.... It's literally unbearable.

All local gun shops and big retailers (Wal-mart, Gander Mountain, Rural King, etc) rarely get or never have .22lr, .223/5.56, 9mm, .40s&w or .45acp.

I was just curious if the rest of the US is hurting as badly as we are here. If you are... I feel for you. If you aren't, you need to send some my way. :naughty:

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Same here. Ranges tend to have ammo around here, but at range prices.

I bought some .45 ACP from Pierce Outfitters this past week. They seem to have things in stock.

I'll let you guys know what it looks like when it gets here.
 

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I live in a smaller city and its still awful, nothing in handgun ammo, and then the common rifle like .556 .308 etc. I go up and ask for .40 and I almost got laughed at the last time I checked the local store.



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Here in TN, Nothing....all of it's gone....

Gun owners are like people from the south, hear the word snow they buy all the milk/TP/Flour/Eggs out of the store in a panic....

.22lr going for $50 a brick....same shit would have $15 pre-panic
.45/.308/7.62x39/9mm/.380/.17hmr all gone...

Panic is what's causing this, when nothing will be passed.
 

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In Texas the only ammunition I can't find is .223, .22LR, 9mm, and .40. I can find 7.62x39 and 5.45x39 if I look hard enough. 7.62x54R is plentiful just got a 440rd spam can for $75.
 

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Well.......... I was really hoping that Indiana was just all by itself next to the other extreme pro-gun states... But you're all having about the same luck as I am.

Standard reports for the last couple weeks here:
Go to any gun shop or range, and you'll find ammo there fairly overpriced. (I can find .223/5.56 all day but the cheap stuff goes for $17.50/20rds). Same goes for .22lr/9mm/40s&w/45acp.
I've become a regular at the 3 Wal-marts in my area almost every day of the week waiting for shipments... which they do get, it's just inconsistent and there are people always waiting for them to unload it.

Thank God I started reloading last year before all the knee-jerk reactions. Before, it was a fight to reload enough to save money. Now, it's nearly my only option.
 

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The stuff from Pierce Outfitters looks decent now that I have it in hand. Haven't had a chance to shoot it yet, but at least it looks well made.
 

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Work part time at one of the largest gun dealers in the nation. Been there 5 years. Never seen anything like it.

The policy as of today is :
One box per customer per caliber per day - 9mm, 40, 45, 223, 5.56, 22LR
If you purchase a gun, you may buy three boxes.
We are at about 15% of average inventory. Freight comes in 3 days a week and each day, their will be 15 to 25 customers lined up before the doors open. We rabid down here in Alabama for sure.

The wasted square footage that is where ammo used to be displayed is under-utilized / EMPTY. Management is tinkering with the idea of putting fishing lures in the empty space.

One Gun per customer per week also, that is a company policy.
 

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Ol' Terrible Ted ain't gonna make no ammo for a Ruskie gun...
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Work part time at one of the largest gun dealers in the nation. Been there 5 years. Never seen anything like it.

The policy as of today is :
One box per customer per caliber per day - 9mm, 40, 45, 223, 5.56, 22LR
If you purchase a gun, you may buy three boxes.
We are at about 15% of average inventory. Freight comes in 3 days a week and each day, their will be 15 to 25 customers lined up before the doors open. We rabid down here in Alabama for sure.

The wasted square footage that is where ammo used to be displayed is under-utilized / EMPTY. Management is tinkering with the idea of putting fishing lures in the empty space.

One Gun per customer per week also, that is a company policy.
Yep....Snow panic in the south....
 

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walmart in Clarksville TN is usually pretty stocked. If they aren't then I know for a fact Allen's Gun Store in Clarksville is. Those guys will sell the store before then let ammo run low.
 

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I bought a 22lr rifle thinking the ammo would be cheap and plentiful. So far its been neither.

I can't believe how hard its been to find ammo.

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Well the great thing for me is, while I'm home on vacation, I will be visiting my friends and family in MI......during the best weekend.... Gibralter Trade Center's Gun and Knife Show. Tons of guns and ammo and toys for the shooter. I am going to stock up on .40 rds. If there is anyone that is on my way back from Detroit heading to Clarksville TN, I might be able to take orders and deliver or at least get it close to you.....Sorry guys, I'm not going anywhere near GA
 

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You know... I have no idea how ammo supplies are around here. Thinking about buying a .22 of some sort though. Hopefully I'd never need to use it, being that most people I know are FAR more armed than I am, but hey... never know.
 

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I use a .40 S&W with Pow'r Ball ammo for home defense. I wanted rat shot but the cops said if I shoot the thief I need to kill him.....not mame him. He said if I use rat shot the nut could sue me.....So I decided to get the Pow'r Ball...... very nice round. I was going to use Hydra Shock but decided not to. I like the expansion on the PrB
 

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I use a .40 S&W with Pow'r Ball ammo for home defense. I wanted rat shot but the cops said if I shoot the thief I need to kill him.....not mame him. He said if I use rat shot the nut could sue me.....So I decided to get the Pow'r Ball...... very nice round. I was going to use Hydra Shock but decided not to. I like the expansion on the PrB
I use hydra shock in my 1911 good stuff
 

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If you're looking for self defense...do not get a 22.....
.22 more for fun and being used to a rifle again. Not worried about self (or even really home to most extents) where I live, but I would like to have a shotgun of some sort for that kind of thing.
 

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I bought a .223/ 5.56 rifle for the sole purpose of how available the ammo was, now good luck up here in mn finding any! I also love shooting my .22lr and have never had a problem getting bricks of ammo until now, seriously wtf?
 

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I stopped by sportmans warehouse this weekend to pick up some cleaning supplies and happened upon a fresh shipment of ammo. They had everything in stock. 5.56, .223, 45, 9mm, 40sw, 22lr, etc...

I grabbed my rationed amount of ammo and grabbed my other supplies within 15 minutes they were pretty picked clean by the time I left.

At least I have enough to get some range time with my new rifle now, but I still would have liked to grab another few hundred rounds.
 

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Not good. And my online supplier has raised prices significantly. I can't complain he had very low prices for years.
 

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time to invest in a progressive ammo loader :S i went EVERYWHERE over the weekend i was surprised to find .45ACP winchester in stock at all.. no matter where i went though...no .22LR
 

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It's not price gouging, it's the free market operating as it should.

As the price drives people away from the store shelves, the ammo manufacturers will have the opportunity to fill every shelf in every store. Then, when the stores are full again, the store owners will start looking around wondering where in the world their customers are. One by one they'll start lowering the prices in order to attract customers back to the register. As the prices fall people will come out and find that they can stock up without waiting and without the store running out. Once they feel that the shortage is gone they’ll resume normal behavior and the prices will come down to pre-shortage levels.

"Price gouging" is leftist nonsense.
 

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It's not price gouging, it's the free market operating as it should.

As the price drives people away from the store shelves, the ammo manufacturers will have the opportunity to fill every shelf in every store. Then, when the stores are full again, the store owners will start looking around wondering where in the world their customers are. One by one they'll start lowering the prices in order to attract customers back to the register. As the prices fall people will come out and find that they can stock up without waiting and without the store running out. Once they feel that the shortage is gone they’ll resume normal behavior and the prices will come down to pre-shortage levels.

"Price gouging" is leftist nonsense.
No it isn't...price gouging is price gouging...I took my money elsewhere and got a better deal, the current market still dictates that ammo is only worth what someone will pay for it, not what the shop thinks they will get for it. When a shop buys from a store for retail then sells it back to people at marked up prices after they have bought all the stock...that's price gouging. Don't get me wrong they can do it all they want, and I'm sure some people will pay for it, but to say price gouging is leftist nonsense is silly...