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post #2296 of 2985
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Originally Posted by PhiPsi32 View Post

I was contemplating a purchase myself.  I couldn't get a single dealer to place an order for me.  One said if they can't get a delivery date from the manufacturer they won't put it on order.  Two others said they were too busy to handle it.  Not much anyone can do right now.

 

Have you tried tracking down what you want on the private market? Even there, you can find unfired common firearms that might be on your list.

post #2297 of 2985

I was looking to have something built to order.  But you're right, I may be able to find something with similar specs that I can modify.

post #2298 of 2985
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Originally Posted by Crane's View Post

We have the same problem. We can get some guns and others are on an indefinite waiting list. It's absolutely bonkers. We stock the shelves with ammo and it's gone in two days. You can't buy 22LRs right now let alone dang near anything else.

I know. I purchased 6000 rounds of 22 this time last year, and I'm running out. When I looked to restock, prices have gone from <3 cents/round to ~5-6 cents/round.
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I'm hoping the ammo crunch will pass.  I guess we'll find out Wed if the President wants to restrict ammunition sales.

post #2300 of 2985
My range (where I just got a membership last week for a year) still sells ammunition for the same price as they did before this whole bubble, and it's generally cheaper or the same price as the gun stores around. I'm mainly shooting 9mm anyways, but it's good to know.

I have just about everything I need for my AR-15 build right now, except for my barrel, bolt carrier assembly, and receivers... So all of the important parts that also happen to be backordered to hell and back. I don't think anything's going to happen to black rifles, but I am regretting not starting my build before the middle of December, when I could be up and running right now.

EDIT: by the way, Filson Sportsman's bag (Thanks Crane's!!) is my range bag for my pistols, and though it was more expensive than the traditional range bag approaches, like the Midway range bag, etc., I fit everything I need for a trip to the range and all of my cleaning supplies for my handguns in the one bag. Makes everything so much more convenient, and it doesn't hurt that it matches the rest of my filson stuff.
post #2301 of 2985
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Originally Posted by Crane's View Post

We have the same problem. We can get some guns and others are on an indefinite waiting list. It's absolutely bonkers. We stock the shelves with ammo and it's gone in two days. You can't buy 22LRs right now let alone dang near anything else.

I have a couple thousand rounds, but I wish I would have started buying it 5 years ago.

On another note, I plan to have her handle several firearms to see which she likes better, but how do you think a female would do with a 640 S&W as a carry piece (2.125" barrel)? She will be shooting it in .38 I don't want her to ever hesitate to shoot the gun at the range, especially since first impressions are everything, so I want the extra weight of the 640 over the 642 to reduce the recoil. She's shot my guns plenty, and doesn't mind the little bit of heft. I think the idea of an auto intimidates her because of the possibility of a jam, however remote it might be, she doesn't want to have to worry about that (neither do I). Granted, as she becomes more familiar with the gun, the idea of having her own gun, and eventually carrying it, I am sure that will pass...but as I said before, first impressions are everything and I want it to feel great for her the first day at the range.

Ruger's 101 is similar, but it's even heavier...
post #2302 of 2985
Don't we all wish we stock piled ammo?!?! I have some 22LR back ordered from PSA and I don't have a lot of .223 or .308...argh
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It's exactly these kinds of things that convince people to stockpile ammunition when they otherwise would not.  But, no, I don't wish I had.  Moving thousands of rounds of ammunition is a real pain.  Especially if you're moving across the country.

post #2304 of 2985
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Originally Posted by advan031 View Post

Don't we all wish we stock piled ammo?!?! I have some 22LR back ordered from PSA and I don't have a lot of .223 or .308...argh

 

Some of us have always kept a good supply, but that doesn't change that it's always nice to have more. Whenever I've seen a good deal, I picked it up, and I still would.

post #2305 of 2985

It's also a relative measurement.  Before ammo prices started rising, some years ago, I was shooting 700-1200 rounds per week.  I'd go to a five day training school and shoot 2500-3000 rounds.  For me it wasn't a stockpile, it was just casual use.  Now, you buy a case of ammo (say a 1000rds of 9mm) and people think you're building an arsenal.

post #2306 of 2985
Well, I'll learned the hard way! With California's uncertainty on gun legislation, it maybe harder for me to buy them in the future. Oh well...I'll shoot more 22LR.
post #2307 of 2985
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Originally Posted by PhiPsi32 View Post

It's also a relative measurement.  Before ammo prices started rising, some years ago, I was shooting 700-1200 rounds per week.  I'd go to a five day training school and shoot 2500-3000 rounds.  For me it wasn't a stockpile, it was just casual use.  Now, you buy a case of ammo (say a 1000rds of 9mm) and people think you're building an arsenal.

 

That's exactly what I mean. When I get below a case of any caliber, I really feel like I'm running out, and I use it for the same reasons. I avoid mentioning it to anyone who doesn't shoot regularly because the second you mention that you have thousands (with an "s") of rounds in any caliber, people have a tendency to label you. I have other things to worry about than their opinion (like whether the floors in that section of the house can hold it or whether it should all be in the garage). So, like I said, if I saw a decent deal, I'd be on it, with no considerations of what currently sits at home. In time, it will all go to good (read: responsible) use.

post #2308 of 2985
Suited, look at the 327 Federal Mag round. Recoil is mild but it hits like a ton of bricks.

I have a lot of 22LR ammo but then I tend to shoot a lot of it too. I have at least 1000 rounds of ammo for every caliber I shoot. I guess that might make evil in the next day or two.
post #2309 of 2985
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Originally Posted by PhiPsi32 View Post

It's also a relative measurement.  Before ammo prices started rising, some years ago, I was shooting 700-1200 rounds per week.  I'd go to a five day training school and shoot 2500-3000 rounds.  For me it wasn't a stockpile, it was just casual use.  Now, you buy a case of ammo (say a 1000rds of 9mm) and people think you're building an arsenal.

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Originally Posted by Crane's View Post

Suited, look at the 327 Federal Mag round. Recoil is mild but it hits like a ton of bricks.

I have a lot of 22LR ammo but then I tend to shoot a lot of it too. I have at least 1000 rounds of ammo for every caliber I shoot. I guess that might make evil in the next day or two.

Well, my congressman wanted to create a watch list for people who bought "unreasonable" amounts of ammo because there was a shooting in Minneapolis. The shooter had bought ~1000 rounds a few weeks before the shooting... nevermind he only used about 50 of them.

This is actually the main reason I have my carry permit, so I don't have to go to city hall and get a purchase permit to announce what I have.
post #2310 of 2985

Organize a primary against your congressman for the next election.

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