Ammo May Be Back?

Hoji

Bowling-Pin Commando
May 28, 2008
12,163
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Mustang Ridge
Prices will reflect what the buyer's are willing to pay. If it ever gets back to shelves being stocked deep for long periods of time at higher prices, then the prices will come down.

It all comes down to supply and demand.

The sad thing is it will happen again, and again down the road. And the same people that cry and whine about not having ammo will be at it again because they never can learn to stock up when supplies are abundant.
Yep. Only excuse one could have this go around is they turned 18 during 2020
 

Axxe55

Just a man, and his dogs.
Dec 15, 2019
16,701
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In the Deep East Texas Pineywoods!
If and when ammo becomes more available again on the shelves at more decent prices, at some point something will happen again in the future to cause another ammo shortage, and the same people that looked to profit off this one and the last one, will be right there to hoard and profit off the next ammo crisis.
 

Hoji

Bowling-Pin Commando
May 28, 2008
12,163
113
Mustang Ridge
If and when ammo becomes more available again on the shelves at more decent prices, at some point something will happen again in the future to cause another ammo shortage, and the same people that looked to profit off this one and the last one, will be right there to hoard and profit off the next ammo crisis.
It is very easy to prevent them from profiting of of you though
 

cygunner

Devil's Den - Gettysburg
Jan 20, 2021
588
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Cypress, TX
Fairfield Village Academy had 9mm and some .40 cal I saw for sure about 1:00PM today. I was looking for 20 ga buck but winchester on that.
 

cygunner

Devil's Den - Gettysburg
Jan 20, 2021
588
93
Cypress, TX
If and when ammo becomes more available again on the shelves at more decent prices, at some point something will happen again in the future to cause another ammo shortage, and the same people that looked to profit off this one and the last one, will be right there to hoard and profit off the next ammo crisis.
Take that to the bank. Never fails.
 

Glenn B

TGT Addict
TGT Supporter
Sep 5, 2019
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Texarkana Area
Some of you guys seem to fault hoarders, then say they sold ammo to profit during the shortage. How is it they are hoarding if selling it as soon as they get it?

Then again, as for actual hoarding or prepping - what is wrong with acquiring enough ammo to hold you over through the Zombie Apocalypse or buying just as much as you want and are capable of buying for whatever reason?

I mean, if you (generic you - not anyone in particular) are one of those guys who buys a box or two of 30-30 (or any caliber) a year, at most, because all you use it for is hunting or shooting now and then - then I think you are a fool if you lived through the last few ammo shortages before this one. Why? Because you evidently learned nothing. I have a substantial number of rounds of ammo on hand. I bought them with my legitimately and hard earned money. I learned my lesson after the first ammo buying frenzy but to tell the truth I already had thousands of rounds in store before it. I lived through the Cold War and learned it's lessons well, I think. No bombs were ever dropped on us, my family did not need to use all the small store of food & supplies we were able to build up (we were dirt poor - no pot to piss in, no window to throw it out of and no ground to catch it) because of a war with Russia or China. What we had, we had for such anticipated emergencies - which never materialized thank goodness. Yet, there were plenty of lessor emergencies over the years. So, when we needed what we had built up in stock and kept building up as we went along- or as you guys would say that we had hoarded - we were prepared and made out fairly well.

Today, for me, it is the same with food & supplies as with ammo. I keep stocking up regardless of current prices and rotate out what is old with new stuff. As for the unprepared, who refuse to anticipate shortages, who buy a single box of ammo at a time and expect everything to be there on the shelves when they need or want it again - they are simply refusing to accept reality or to prepare for less than optimal situations and that is worse than foolsih. Shortages of necessities and niceties have been repeated in history over an over again. So, having been taught the lesson since my pre-teen years and having learned it first hand over and over again, I buy what I need, anticipate I may need or what want whenever I can get it.

Hopefully I will have enough for onslaughts by demons, zombies, dragons, criminals, tyrants, leftists and anti-American revolutionaries should they rear their ugly heads just as has been the case as of late. I anticipate that will only get much worse before it gets better. If there is no need for my ammo in an emergency, then I'll likely have enough to last me for the remainder of my shooting lifetime and still have some leftover to bequeath to my son on my passing. I must say, the absolutely socialist ideals expressed by some in these forums - about how much I or anyone can have, should have, or are acceptable to you for others to have - are mind boggling considering how most folks in these forums claim to be conservative and supportive of the free market system, liberty and the individual's rights. Some of you sound just like Hillary Clinton when she faulted those who nhave wealth and called for sharing everyone's wealth with those who essentially refused to work to make their own to the best of their abilities.
 

Hoji

Bowling-Pin Commando
May 28, 2008
12,163
113
Mustang Ridge
Some of you guys seem to fault hoarders, then say they sold ammo to profit during the shortage. How is it they are hoarding if selling it as soon as they get it?

Then again, as for actual hoarding or prepping - what is wrong with acquiring enough ammo to hold you over through the Zombie Apocalypse or buying just as much as you want and are capable of buying for whatever reason?

I mean, if you (generic you - not anyone in particular) are one of those guys who buys a box or two of 30-30 (or any caliber) a year, at most, because all you use it for is hunting or shooting now and then - then I think you are a fool if you lived through the last few ammo shortages before this one. Why? Because you evidently learned nothing. I have a substantial number of rounds of ammo on hand. I bought them with my legitimately and hard earned money. I learned my lesson after the first ammo buying frenzy but to tell the truth I already had thousands of rounds in store before it. I lived through the Cold War and learned it's lessons well, I think. No bombs were ever dropped on us, my family did not need to use all the small store of food & supplies we were able to build up (we were dirt poor - no pot to piss in, no window to throw it out of and no ground to catch it) because of a war with Russia or China. What we had, we had for such anticipated emergencies - which never materialized thank goodness. Yet, there were plenty of lessor emergencies over the years. So, when we needed what we had built up in stock and kept building up as we went along- or as you guys would say that we had hoarded - we were prepared and made out fairly well.

Today, for me, it is the same with food & supplies as with ammo. I keep stocking up regardless of current prices and rotate out what is old with new stuff. As for the unprepared, who refuse to anticipate shortages, who buy a single box of ammo at a time and expect everything to be there on the shelves when they need or want it again - they are simply refusing to accept reality or to prepare for less than optimal situations and that is worse than foolsih. Shortages of necessities and niceties have been repeated in history over an over again. So, having been taught the lesson since my pre-teen years and having learned it first hand over and over again, I buy what I need, anticipate I may need or what want whenever I can get it.

Hopefully I will have enough for onslaughts by demons, zombies, dragons, criminals, tyrants, leftists and anti-American revolutionaries should they rear their ugly heads just as has been the case as of late. I anticipate that will only get much worse before it gets better. If there is no need for my ammo in an emergency, then I'll likely have enough to last me for the remainder of my shooting lifetime and still have some leftover to bequeath to my son on my passing. I must say, the absolutely socialist ideals expressed by some in these forums - about how much I or anyone can have, should have, or are acceptable to you for others to have - are mind boggling considering how most folks in these forums claim to be conservative and supportive of the free market system, liberty and the individual's rights. Some of you sound just like Hillary Clinton when she faulted those who nhave wealth and called for sharing everyone's wealth with those who essentially refused to work to make their own to the best of their abilities.
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thescoutranch

TN Transplant - Loving it here in TX
Mar 5, 2020
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Georgetown
Once I finally did a detailed inventory, it brought to light some of my shortcomings of what I forgot to buy over the years.
Plenty of pistol powder, but very little rifle Powder, doh!
An excess of small rifle primers but was way short on large rifle primers.
Yet another great feature of TGT, the ability to trade with others for things that you forgot to stock up on, with things that they forgot to stock pile.

I now have a shopping list for when availability and prices come down.
 

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