Saturday, May 15, 2010

Ammo


Interesting article about ammunition in Pajamas Media...

"Scan the ammunition shelves at sporting goods stores, your local gun store, or even Walmart and odds are that you won’t find what you are looking for. The most common cartridges are in short supply, and many stores ration ammunition a box or two at a time to spread their meager stock among their customers.

This isn’t new. But why is this nationwide ammunition shortage still happening?"

Why? Unprecedented demand, especially from LE here in the U.S. and, in China, a burgeoning market for raw materials; but still, millions of rounds are left unaccounted for -- stockpiled?

Maybe and you can read the whole thing here, but for myself, well, I tend to shoot them as fast as I buy them.

Cheers,

LSP




6 comments:

Teresa said...

What happened to those police officers is tragic. We must continue fighting to keep our liberties and freedom.

Wish I had a gun....

Conservative Scalawag said...

First - I don't buy ammunition from Walmart ever since they stated checking ID. And their customer service kind of stinks there if you have to wait on somebody to open a case for ya. I just don't have that kind of patients anymore.

Second my local store that I purchase ammo from has plenty in stock all of the time, and respect my privacy.

LSP said...

You must get a gun, Teresa!

LSP said...

Good id point CS - they seem to ignore that where I am, though their service is kind of sporadic. Cheap target ammo, though, when it's in stock.

Silverfiddle said...

This happens every damned time we elect a Democrat president.

My son and I are down to shooting .22's only. Capping off some .357 rounds has become a luxury, and don't even get me started about the cost of 30-06 ammo.

LSP said...

Silverfiddle - I know what you mean; it's becoming a pretty expensive pursuit. I have to say i spend most of my shooting time with the trusty .22. Well, it keeps the aim in.