Ammunition Sales Continue to Soar in Response to Coronavirus Panic

Ammunition Sales Continue to Soar in Response to Coronavirus Panic

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    Ammunition Sales Continue to Soar in Response to Coronavirus Panic

    Nothing we all don't already intuitively know, but the actual statistics are kind of staggering. The article gives a state by state breakdown.

    Ammunition Sales Continue to Soar in Response to Coronavirus Panic

    Updated March 17, 2020: As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads across the United States, its impact can be seen in every community. Businesses and schools are closed, the market is volatile, and store shelves are empty as the American public scrambles to prepare for the worldwide pandemic and social distancing prescribed by the WHO and CDC....

    ...When comparing 22 days worth of sales from February 23, 2020, through March 15, with sales from February 1, 2020, through February 22, our data shows these staggering statistics:

    309% increase in revenue
    78% increase in conversion rate
    222% increase in transactions
    77% increase in site traffic
    27% increase in average order


    https://ammo.com/coronavirus-impact-on-ammunition-sales
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    And people are now waring Mrgunsandgear for example that 22lr will be short soon as they switch to making other higher margin calibers so oh joy
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    All that ammo I stocked up on years ago looks pretty comfortable in times like this.

    I'll admit that I did go out and pick up about 500 rds of 22LR a couple of weeks back, though.
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    I haven't bought ammo in quite a while. Don't anticipate buying any in the near future
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    Quote Originally Posted by G26Raven View Post

    309% increase in revenue
    78% increase in conversion rate
    222% increase in transactions
    77% increase in site traffic
    27% increase in average order[/I]



    I'm glad to say I didn't have to participate in any of those increases.

    I'm ammo rich.🙂

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    Quote Originally Posted by WrongRecroom View Post
    And people are now waring Mrgunsandgear for example that 22lr will be short soon as they switch to making other higher margin calibers so oh joy
    I ordered match .22 to get me through the rest of the NRL22 season, a couple of days into the ammo panic.

    Season’s probably getting cancelled for the foreseeable future.
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    Matthew03, lots of things are going to be canceled, unfortunately. I ordered my case of shotgun ammo, not thinking about the panic, on March 13, but just at the start of the panic. It is supposed to arrive tomorrow.
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    My club, Rio Salado, completed its 3-day Superstition Mountain Mystery 3-Gun match yesterday, arguably the biggest and richest 3-gun match in the country. We originally had over 400 registered, but only about 250 actually competed. Richer pot for the shooters who could make it!

    Unfortunately, weekly/monthly club matches are on hold for at least another month. More weekend treks into the desert to get trigger time will be necessary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gasmitty View Post
    My club, Rio Salado, completed its 3-day Superstition Mountain Mystery 3-Gun match yesterday, arguably the biggest and richest 3-gun match in the country. We originally had over 400 registered, but only about 250 actually competed. Richer pot for the shooters who could make it!

    Unfortunately, weekly/monthly club matches are on hold for at least another month. More weekend treks into the desert to get trigger time will be necessary.
    I had three classes scheduled that were called off.
    I thought I still had twice a month combatives to look forward to, our location we hold it closed today.
    Lockdown is getting depressing.
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    My LGS is not out but, is limiting the purchase of 9mm, .40, .45, 38 .357 Mag and, .223/5.56 to 1 box/person/day. Thankfully, i have plenty and do not need more. I did pick up some more .38 S&W along with a few boxes of buckshot, though. He’s been doing a brisk sale on hand/long guns with NICS checks taking an hour or more. CC permits are pay and go.
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    So the novice gun owner crawled out. propping up the industry they hate until something scared them
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    Interesting statistics but with no impact on me. I vowed never to need to buy during a run on ammo. Once I can get back to the gun club I'll start expending more of that ammo I bought cheap.
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    I have adequate supplies of everything. And if that runs out, I have enough reloading supplies to replenish everything twice over. Can't imagine why anyone would wait until now to start buying ammo, unless they just now started buying guns.
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