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Having Trouble Finding Ammo? New Online Resource Can Help


Having Trouble Finding Ammo? New Online Resource Can Help

It’s no secret, ammunition is scarce these days. Even though manufacturers and distributors are operating around the clock, the demand seems to be far out-pacing supply. More often than not, shoppers are met with empty shelves and out-of-stock signs. The reason is obvious: the ongoing gun control debate has led to a massive surge in demand that stripped many retailers bare.

This phenomenon is hitting gun owners straight in the wallet. Prices across all ammo types have skyrocketed, even for .22 LR, if you can find it at all. The popular rimfire cartridge is somewhat in hiding these days, and many stores that carry it have resorted to enforcing a one-box limit. This is the unfortunate result of what ammo maker Hornady calls “rumors and conjecture” affecting the market. The company joins others in the gun industry in urging customers to stick it out. Hornady doesn’t know when the light in the end of the tunnel will appear, but said they are doing their part:

We’ve added presses, lathes, CNC equipment, people and space. Many popular items are produced 24 hours a day. Several hundred Hornady employees work overtime every week to produce as much as safely possible. If there is any question about that – please take a tour of the factory. You’ll be amazed at what you see.



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  1. $13614178

    February 22, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    Make your own , get set up for it now , it isn’t all that difficult .

    • Doc

      February 23, 2013 at 10:37 pm

      I reload and dropped $10,000.00 on powder, primers, and components the day Obama got reelected. No, I’m not rich. The wife and I decided inflation was going to kill our savings anyway so now we are better prepared. Today I went looking for more goodies and found the internet shelves bare. Same for pistol, rifle, and rimfire ammo. It’s way to late to try and start up now. My suggestion? Shoot the guy in the blue helmet and take HIS stuff!

      • Black Rain

        February 25, 2013 at 5:24 pm

        Or rag head from Egypt.

  2. disqus_e0XtJDMPfo

    February 22, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    Man i hate pages that say, see more go to another sites page. Then that page sometimes sends you to one final page.

    • The Old Man

      February 22, 2013 at 6:52 pm

      me too

  3. Linda2955

    February 22, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    then they ban powder

  4. Sheriff Jon

    February 22, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    Why didn’t they mention the 2 billion+ rounds the DHS bought in the last MONTH? Why does the Postal Service, the Social Security Administration, the Department of Education or the iRS need tens of millions of rounds each, purchased in this last MONTH? They say it’s for qualification shoots and practice. HOGWASH! Typical qualification shoots are fifty rounds per officer, four times a year at the most, more often two. They are the reason you can’t find ammo anywhere. If you figure out the why of this sudden and ginormous increase in Federal ammo purchases, you’ll have something to shake over.

    • DaveNTejas

      February 23, 2013 at 11:07 am

      You nailed it brother.

    • 7papa7

      February 23, 2013 at 4:43 pm

      Amen. I would like to see ALL guns and ammo manufacturers STOP selling to the government at any level, federal to city, that attempt to refuse us our Constitutional rights.

      • gmthatcher

        February 23, 2013 at 8:21 pm

        Who is John Galt?

    • jb80538

      February 25, 2013 at 5:59 pm

      Especially since they bought hollow point rounds., We can’t use them in war. Too expensive for simple range time. Must have inferior motives!

  5. john goult

    February 22, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    If all of the ammo manufactures wouls NOT Sale to any Fed/State/County/City that has taken away ones Rit to the 2Amenment there would be a BUNCH of Ammo! Stop the Sale to any government agent!

  6. Paul Plasters

    February 22, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    Needing some more 222 Remington, I have watched the ammo locker at Walmart for 6 weeks now. Never any in stock. Today I see they have posted a 1 box limit of anything they have in stock. So I asked the manager if I could “special order a couple of boxes”. He stated that corporate has not allowed store managers to order any longer, now corporate will do all the ordering for ammo, and give the individual store what corporate thinks the store should have. What a money making concept! They had lots of some calibers/ gauges, and none of others!!

  7. Bandit16t

    February 22, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    Last week I as looking for 7.62 ammo went to Walmart and was told that it would be in Friday night and would be stocked on the shelves at 8AM Saturday AM. I got there at 7AM and none was to be found,,, seems a couple of local police officers came in around 5AM took it off the pallet and checked out at the front with their badges for ID. They took all the different rounds. Probably reselling it. You know the PD don’t buy their ammo at Walmart…

  8. denniskrug

    February 23, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    If you think the lack of ammo to civilians our Government DHS and others buying Billions of rounds of ammo is scary what about the Body bags and plastic coffin liners that the CDC and other Government organizations is stock piling ? Everyone needs to keep buying or trying to buy ammo because those body bags aren’t for nothing.

  9. Gerald Mann

    February 23, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    2 billion rounds Thats probably what they used during Viet Nam , The question is why does Homeland Security, Social Security , and the Post Office need all that ammo , and why is Homeland Security buying targets with civilians pictured as the targets? I think if they go that rout maybe they should print targets withr HS agents on them trying to harm a civilian !!


    February 23, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    MY FELLOW AMERICANS: Should the Manufacturers truely want to Protect and Defend the constitution they would CANCEL ALL THE GOVERNMENT ORDERS and sell only to the FFL’s and Suppliers that deal with the Public of this Country, When they Truely follow Their Hearts and Minds instead of their wallets then and only then will the Traitors in Office STAND DOWN, for the Next Election they will not be there anyway if the Patriots in America have their way >!!!!!”CALL OR WRITE” all the manufacturers You can find and tell them exactly how it is.!!!!!

    • sreynolds

      February 24, 2013 at 5:28 am

      Some manufactureres are doing just that. These are the companys that i will support.

  11. Doc

    February 23, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    I urge all of you to write every gun, ammo, and accessory manufacturer and ask them to refuse to sell to any state, or agency, that is offensive to the 2nd Amendment or any component of our Constitution. Just use your favorite browser/search engine and look for listings of gun manufacturers, ammo makers, etc. and you will find every one; including a bunch you have never heard of! And don’t forget your congressman and senator! They need to hear from every gun owner.

  12. USMC

    February 24, 2013 at 6:23 am

    Has anyone put any real thought behind why the government is stock piling all this ammo. North Korea and Iran

  13. CrustyOldGeezer

    February 24, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    Dear Hornady.

    10% to non-military governmental use.

    40% to Military use.

    50% to Civilian needs.

    YOU are still selling 100% of your production, but this way you are arming the people that keep your industry free from governmental seizure and confiscation.

  14. DEANS

    February 25, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    THE AMMO PRODUCERS SHOULD STOP SELLING TO GOVERNMENT AGENCIES!!!! The government pays less that the public so it would make sense for the manufacturers to sell to the HIGHEST BIDDER!!!!!

  15. jimpeel

    March 1, 2013 at 3:52 am

    The light at the end of the tunnel is an onrushing train.

  16. Patriot Family since 1600

    March 3, 2013 at 6:38 am

    It is time for companies to stop selling to the Homeland Security. In fact, it is downright scary to read the numbers they are purchasing. Training, is what they say. No one needs that enormous quantity for training. Our local police and sheriff departments need ammo, and they can’t get it. Gun owners who target practice need it next. Does the HDS really think we are sickos wanting to perform terroristic acts? Well, we aren’t. And those who are mentally unstable, I am sure, have a stockpile already. Go after them. And let the Police, Sheriff, and law abiding citizen be able to purchase ammo. God Bless Texas

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