Next best thing to purchase is ShotGun Shells. Dunhams usually has a sale on it every week.
Their ammo has been overpriced since 08 in my area.
If they have caved, I will just shop at Meijer in the future.
How could they be worried about "overstock" if they have none?
Kind of like when a certain manufacturer found out their product had been ordered by Dick's customers and then Dick's cancelled it all and quit selling the product. They came out and said that they'd be looking for outlets but unless the new outlet could meet the scale offered by Dick's the price would have to increase. Same works with ammo. If I order 5000 rounds a week for my LGS I'm not going to get the price that a company that orders 5,000,000 rounds a week is going to get.
The LEFT has been beating up Walmart ..... for selling ammo and guns in different articles out there.
How Walmart Helped Make the Newtown Shooter's AR-15 the Most Popular Assault Weapon in America
So when he saw the weapons for sale at Walmart, Brown took action. He called the chief of police and members of the City Council, who in turn applied pressure on local Walmart managers. In response, the chain promised the city in writing, in June, that it would no longer sell assault weapons in South Bend.
Brown thought the problem was solved. Then, this past fall, his phone rang: “I had a parent call me and say, ‘Mr. Brown, they’re selling them.’” He went back to Walmart, and indeed, the weapons were still on display—without much in the way of security. “I saw the glass unsecured,” Brown said. “The employee who worked there said, ‘I only work part-time back here.’ He opened the glass…. This guy left the cabinet open and walked away.”
This time, Brown came prepared: he’d brought a police officer and a reporter for the local ABC station with him. They took pictures, and the reporter did a story that made waves in South Bend. Walmart apologized and promised to fix the error.
A month later, Brown said he’d heard from a police officer that the combat-style weapons were being sold inside the packed store on Black Friday. He said he’ll keep up the fight and plans to visit the City Council again to ask for tougher action. “I’m not against guns; I’m not trying to go against the NRA,” Brown said. “But I’m against the way they sell them. You can go in Walmart at 3:30 in the morning and you can’t buy a can of beer. But you can walk in there to the ammunition [counter] and buy as many boxes as you want. I have a problem with that.”
My LGS owner just returned from a distributors show this week. He met with reps from most major manufacturers. This is what he related to me.
Federal- no civilian 223 until April
Armalite, Daniel Defense, Bushmaster- entire 2013 production capability has been sold
Colt- running at " War time production output " 15000 units per month " order what you want, expect to see 5-7% of that arrive"
Troy- has an outlet for their products ( as yet unnamed )
We've already heard of 1M PMAGs on backorder
The distributors warehouse was EMPTY !!! They wrote orders totaling 1.5B . Keep in mind, writing and being able to deliver are not the same.
This was just one distributor and SHOT SHOW isn't until next week. It's going to get worse before it gets better.
" WE HAVE SEEN THE ENEMY, AND IT IS US"
It's time to TAKE A DEEP BREATH, UNTWIST OUR KNICKERS, PULL ON THE BIG BOY BRITCHES and FOCUS ON THE REAL PROBLEM. IE: THE FECES SPEWING FROM THAT TOILET ON THE HILL-- WASHINGTON.
For more insight, see my sig line.
Wait, wait, it's ok. Have you heard the news? Wal-Mart is going to hire veterans and buy more American products. See, all is right with the world. Aaaarrgghh!! Their spin-doctors are working overtime, I'm sure.
OK_15 Jan ca. 3:00 Went to WM. Ammo shelves are almost empty. Friendly ammo guy says we can't order
any till this stuff in Washington is settled.
Me: I thought that was an internet rumor.
He: Here's our manager I'll ask him.
Manager: Huh? Haven't heard anything about that.
Ammo guy : So can I order ammo from Walmart or from other suppliers?
Manager: Puzzled look. Whatever you've been doing. Get it from wherever. I haven't
seen anything that says we can't order ammo from WM.
Ammo guy: ( Shakes head. Looks puzzled.)
Me: When do you think I should come back again?
Ammo guy: Who knows. I don't know what's going on.
OK-- that's the situation at Hopyard's place as of 30 minutes ago. YMMV.
My son works there and they have shipments of ammo coming in every day. But they won't put it out on the shelves. He says there is plenty in the back shipping area. Maybe they are going to hold off and sell it at a premuim after the 19 EOs are signed.
I didn't realize Wal Mart had any ammo to hold.