I'm with you. I meant covid effected the supply, all the other BS drove the demand. :thumbup: "Civil unrest" ain't the way I normally speak. I was drinking when I posted and must have had a PC moment.I don't think it fair to blame Covid1984 for the "civil unrest". Oxymoronic isn't it - lol. IMO, it is due to all the riots and the defund police ****. Discussed ad nauseum over on MDShooters. Tight lines and full magazines.
No this has been going on for a good year, but getting worse. Biden wants guns. Ammo, with social distancing at Mfg plants they are being forced to cut production because of lack of full staff and tie in with more weapons being purchased created this nightmare. MSP went from processing 300-400 77R applications a week to 3500 a week and are working 7 days a week to get them done.I can't help but wonder if the unrest in DC last week and the upcoming inauguration has anything to do with it. Two sites I checked both had 98% of the items marked as "Not Available" and the rest as "Out of Stock".
I would like to share your optimism about supplies getting back on the shelves. I fear that those shelves will be repurposed to greater or lesser extent. I know this is a fishing forum, but I suspect many that fish also shoot. That said, anybody that wants to tune in really should pop over to MDShooters, say hi and join in. The things being discussed WRT 2A will make rec vs charter vs commercial rockfish quotas seem somewhat "insignificant".Ever since the stuff started up just before the elections, ammo and guns both have all but disappeared. Walmart and BassPro have decided that the world will be safer if we can't get our hands on ammo right now. After tomorrow, it will be interesting to see how fast supplies get back on the shelves and what limits are set.
That pretty much sums it up IMHO.No this has been going on for a good year, but getting worse. Biden wants guns. Ammo, with social distancing at Mfg plants they are being forced to cut production because of lack of full staff and tie in with more weapons being purchased created this nightmare. MSP went from processing 300-400 77R applications a week to 3500 a week and are working 7 days a week to get them done.
Yes, they are running full capacity and cannot keep up for the reasons you cited.The problem with ammo production is there is a huge number of new gun purchasers and they all need ammo. This coupled with existing gun owners panicing over the new administration and buying all the ammo they can. Factories just can't keep up. I spoke with the Nosler customer service manager about defective 308 ammo I bought and he told me to keep the good shells out of the 3 boxes and send them back to Nosler and he would replace them with 3 new boxes as soon as they were manufactured. I have been waiting 2 months and nothing yet and this is direct from the factory. This is also where I got all my info on the reason for the shortage. I also believe that the new administration is going to make it hard to buy ammo as a back door to gun control....... Gary
every body loaded up for government tyrannyIn case you haven't shopped ammo lately, the price is high and supply is low. I picked the wrong time to get my first pistol. Guns are in short supply also. I'm looking for 9mm luger ammo, either range or defense ammo. Any suggestions?