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.
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