This is a discussion on Police Departments Beg And Barter For Ammo within the Law Enforcement, Military & Homeland Security Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Police Departments Beg And Barter For Ammo While DHS Buys Up 1.6 Billion Rounds In Past Year | CNS News So if I carry less, ...
Police Departments Beg And Barter For Ammo While DHS Buys Up 1.6 Billion Rounds In Past Year | CNS News
So if I carry less, I will not use as much?
With the delay in ammunition, some departments are limiting the number of rounds they carry in their handgun
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I call bull hockey pucks. That is either lack of ingenuity, or lack of funds because they burned their funds inefficiently. There is STILL AMMO TO BE HAD. The only caveat is how much are you willing to pay. Yes, people are upcharging BIG TIME. But ammo can still be purchased IN BULK if you have the green to burn $0.80-0.90~ per round. IE 1000 rounds of 223 is going to cost you $1000 or more! One of my coworkers just got an order of a case of 40sw from a fairly well respected reloading manufacturer in less than 2 weeks of placing the order. So there are ways to get ammo and plenty of it. It comes down to what you're willing to pay and/or how creative are you. IE use remanufactured reloads for training and keep the good stuff for patrol/operations etc...
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It's also a lack of planning and inventory management. It doesn't make sense to burn rounds on the range when you don't have anything to replace it. Ammo has been in short supply for the past 3 months. Are they just now figuring that out? Government agencies are horrible at managing their own resources.
Maybe Janet Napolitano can loan them a few.
LE agencies buy under a state contract, at least in my state, so they get ammo at discounted prices. Yes those supplies are backed up and can be hard to find however as stated seek and ye shall find. There are deals out there usually the more you buy the cheaper it is.
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Let's see. Suppose I'm a ammunition manufacturer, and assuming I can only product "X" amount of ammo in a given period, I can sell it to the DHS for a reduced-profit gov't contract, or I can sell just as much at higher profit to a constantly demanding public sector.
I think I need my rocket scientist thinking cap on this one.
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Not buying it LEO has all the ammo they want , with plenty to spare.
Tacman is correct. My small dept bought a pallet load of ammo for everyone. We thought we'd order more, but they were OUT of ammo.
The good thing is that the prices are frozen for a year or two on that contract.
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...just checked...mine is fine...a little low on TP, but plenty of ammo...
Let them suffer w the rest of us. Many of these departments or their leadership are extremely anti gun and don't believe the citizens should be able to protect themselves...they also know the cops can't protect the citizens so what does that tell you?
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You mean they're having the same problems getting ammo as all of us second class citizens? Pigs must be flying.
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