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So I go by Academy yesterday and I was told that the shipment is coming in early this morning. I was pumped! While I have plenty of ammo for what I need, I am always looking for more because I want.

I call ahead this morning and I am told that they have 18 boxes of .45ACP and 87 boxes of .556. Great!!

I drive up there, investing about 45 minutes. Then, when I get to Customer Service, where the ammo is now stored, I am handed a single box of 50 and a box of 20, and told that one box per caliber per person per day is the limit. Two boxes! Seventy rounds! Come on!

I appreciate Academy selling their ammo at respectable prices and rationing. But that is a little silly. You can call me spoiled or arrogant or whatever, but it wasn't worth my time to go get it. ...I guess I'm not desperate enough.

I'll wait until the madness is over and restock. I've got enough to wait this out

So... If you live in DFW, go to Academy in Southlake, TX if you need it. Bring friends and trick the system.
 

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Yeah, the Academy Sports at Forest Lane and 75/Central in Dallas often has ammo first thing in the morning (8 AM when the doors open) but like you say, it's one box per day.

I think it's getting worse. I called Targetmaster in Garland today and asked how much their .380 costs. They have a box of 50 for $56. I was there about three weeks ago and bought a box of their reloads, 9mm - box of 50 115g FMJ for $20. High, but not highway robbery. I'd rather shoot their reloads for $20/box and leave my better ammo at home. Today, that same reload box is $26 - up six bucks in three weeks.

In January I bought 250 rounds from Precision Delta, online. Their prices include shipping. It was $103 shipped for 250 rounds of 9mm Hornady 115g XTP bullets in new brass. Great buy, today! But now that same deal is $116.45 with a SIX MONTH wait! Precision Delta - Competition Ammunition
 

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I still haven't made my mind up with Academy and if they will continue to get my business when this is over...


Sure, they've kept ammo and firearm prices otherwise normal, and still sell ARs, but they took off advertising, pictures, and web-pages of the 'scary black rifles' as fast as any of the other companies and haven't put them back up.



The Academy next to me in Fort Worth gets ammo in M/W/F.
 

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I drive up there, investing about 45 minutes. Then, when I get to Customer Service, where the ammo is now stored, I am handed a single box of 50 and a box of 20, and told that one box per caliber per person per day is the limit. Two boxes! Seventy rounds! Come on!

I appreciate Academy selling their ammo at respectable prices and rationing. But that is a little silly. You can call me spoiled or arrogant or whatever, but it wasn't worth my time to go get it. ...I guess I'm not desperate enough.
The other way is worse, I think. The local Bass Pro does not limit the purchases, so whatever they get is bought by just a few people who make a business of waiting by the opening doors each morning, who then turn around and sell it at a higher price at the monthly gun show. Personally, I'd like to have a couple of boxes to burn, knowing I could probably replace them at a reasonable price.
 

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They have had everything except 9mm for about 6 weeks at close to normal prices. 1 box per caliber, 3 box Max
 

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If you have enough why are you buying more? I have heard this is where the problem is coming from. Even when people have enough they are still buying a bunch. Maybe if everyone would only would buy what they need for a few months the supply would get caught up bringing the prices down a little.
 

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If you have enough why are you buying more?
The answer, that has been given to your question on several threads, has been, "Because I can" or "I want to". I guess that it's the American way.
 
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The answer, that has been given to your question on several threads, has been, "Because I can" or "I want to". I guess that it's the American way.
Unfortunately by doing this gun owners that are over buying ammo are the ones to blame for this shortage and gun owners that can't even buy a box to shoot with their family on a weekend are the ones that suffer. Gun owners negatively affecting other gun owners does not make a whole lot of sense to me. There are enough anti gun people out there trying to hurt us we don't need to hurt our own.
 

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Unfortunately by doing this gun owners that are over buying ammo are the ones to blame for this shortage and gun owners that can't even buy a box to shoot with their family on a weekend are the ones that suffer. Gun owners negatively affecting other gun owners does not make a whole lot of sense to me. There are enough anti gun people out there trying to hurt us we don't need to hurt our own.
This is not the problem of the prepared now is it? This is the problem of those that did not prepare. Plan ahead and you will not be scavenging for supplies.

This problem was not created, nor is it prolonged, by prepared individuals overbuying as you say. Think about it: if someone bought enough to plan ahead, having enough ammunition for their own needs, why would they overpay under current market conditions? If they are, that is their prerogative. My suspicion that those paying the high prices for ammunition today are also those that had very little in personal-stock before this happened.

I am always looking to pick up more ammunition! I am a shooting enthusiast, and I like to go through quite a number of rounds during each range trip. As long as I am buying a reasonable price, why would I not restock?

By the way, the ammo at Academy was $18.99 for 50 of .45 ACP.
 

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This is not the problem of the prepared now is it? This is the problem of those that did not prepare. Plan ahead and you will not be scavenging for supplies.

This problem was not created, nor is it prolonged, by prepared individuals overbuying as you say. Think about it: if someone bought enough to plan ahead, having enough ammunition for their own needs, why would they overpay under current market conditions? If they are, that is their prerogative. My suspicion that those paying the high prices for ammunition today are also those that had very little in personal-stock before this happened.

I am always looking to pick up more ammunition! I am a shooting enthusiast, and I like to go through quite a number of rounds during each range trip. As long as I am buying a reasonable price, why would I not restock?

By the way, the ammo at Academy was $18.99 for 50 of .45 ACP.
What you are saying that the average person who does not feel the need to be "prepared" and have thousands of rounds of ammunition but would like to buy a box or 2 should not be able to do that. Being prepared is one thing but by having enough ammunition to last you for years and still buying large amounts at this time is negatively affecting other gun owners. Like I said there are too many anti gun people out there trying to hurt us we do not need to do it ourselves. Just because you might not be buying any right now there are people over paying right now even if they do have enough for a long time. I did not have a surplus of ammunition before all this happened and I refuse to buy it at inflated prices. I have been fortunate enough to find a little bit here and there at reasonable prices and if I can score a good deal on 500 rounds I will pick it up but I am not going to buy thousands of rounds at twice the price that I should just so I can say I am prepared. Everybody can say what they want but if we want to see this end we need to start looking at ourselves as part of the problem and do something to fix it.
 

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Because I can....that's today's thinking of a lot of people. We have two guys in our area who stands in line to buy all the ammo that comes in at our area Wally world. All greed and none for your fellow shooter..


My self I'm just not that kind of person.
 

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What you are saying that the average person who does not feel the need to be "prepared" and have thousands of rounds of ammunition but would like to buy a box or 2 should not be able to do that. Being prepared is one thing but by having enough ammunition to last you for years and still buying large amounts at this time is negatively affecting other gun owners. Like I said there are too many anti gun people out there trying to hurt us we do not need to do it ourselves. Just because you might not be buying any right now there are people over paying right now even if they do have enough for a long time. I did not have a surplus of ammunition before all this happened and I refuse to buy it at inflated prices. I have been fortunate enough to find a little bit here and there at reasonable prices and if I can score a good deal on 500 rounds I will pick it up but I am not going to buy thousands of rounds at twice the price that I should just so I can say I am prepared. Everybody can say what they want but if we want to see this end we need to start looking at ourselves as part of the problem and do something to fix it.
I think we agree more than disagree here.

I will not buy thousands of rounds at inflated prices so that I can say I am prepared. That would be a reactive response to the happenings today. We argued on that. I, like you, pick up a few boxes when I can, if I can find them at the right price. While I do have plenty on hand anyways, it is best to keep the shelves stocked if I can. - Think of if like buying the stock market. Buy up and buy down, as long as you are not buying at the top of the market, and average the cost of purchase.

But we disagree on one point: this is NOT gun owners hurting gun owners. I fully support your 2A rights to buy, sell, own, and shoot. But I cannot make you do any of it. That is the beauty of freedom. - If someone chose not to buy a gun previously, and now wants to (at what all consider to be inflated, outrageous prices), that is their choice. If someone chose to spend their discretionary funds (however large or small) on hobbies other than shooting, that is their prerogative; but you can't fault the enthusiasts who spent/spend their money on ammo for you having none.
 

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This is not the problem of the prepared now is it? This is the problem of those that did not prepare. Plan ahead and you will not be scavenging for supplies.

This problem was not created, nor is it prolonged, by prepared individuals overbuying as you say. Think about it: if someone bought enough to plan ahead, having enough ammunition for their own needs, why would they overpay under current market conditions? If they are, that is their prerogative. My suspicion that those paying the high prices for ammunition today are also those that had very little in personal-stock before this happened.

I am always looking to pick up more ammunition! I am a shooting enthusiast, and I like to go through quite a number of rounds during each range trip. As long as I am buying a reasonable price, why would I not restock?

By the way, the ammo at Academy was $18.99 for 50 of .45 ACP.
If the people that are "prepared" are going out and buying as much ammo that they can to replace their stock then they truly are not prepared and just hording ammo. Also there are many gun owners who did not have the chance to even become prepared for the ammo shortages, such as the many new gun owners that were created as a result of this craziness and the fear that guns would be banned.
 

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If the people that are "prepared" are going out and buying as much ammo that they can to replace their stock then they truly are not prepared and just hording ammo. Also there are many gun owners who did not have the chance to even become prepared for the ammo shortages, such as the many new gun owners that were created as a result of this craziness and the fear that guns would be banned.
Maybe. ...what is the definition of "hoarding" ammo.
 
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