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Had the day off and decided to stop by my LGS which I hadn't been in since July or so. Nothing firearm wise peaked my interest but they had many cases of ammo. Of course no bulk 9mm but probably a dozen cases of .40 which I do have one corresponding pistol. Hmm, no price marked. I was about to ask about the price when I spied some 9mm near the register; box of Federal FMJ for $59.99. I quickly spun left and walked out the door.
 

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It may not be your LGS fault. He is probably having to pay top wholesale dollar to even get it in the door. I wouldn't be surprised is they are making the same profit whether he sells it at $19.99 or $59.99.
 

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Agreed...some is better than none and he can't sell guns and keep customers without HAVING some. Is it his fault prices have over doubled? If he goes under refusing to pay high prices to access some, where will his customers get theirs? If I got caught on empty, I'd buy gas enough to get home...at whatever price it was.
 

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Wow. I bought a case of Federal American Eagle 115gr in January 2019 for 16.9 cents per round (CPR) including shipping. I can't imagine paying $1.20 per round (plus tax) for any 9mm, including JHP defensive rounds. I'm embarrassed to say I once spent 68 cents per round CPR for Federal HST. I've gotten it for as little as 42 cents per round CPR.
 

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Those prices may well be WHY he has ammo in stock. And you did say you hadn't been in there since July. Obviously you haven't been supplying them with money to stay in business. I am not bashing you - I haven't been in any of our LGS's for a long time either.
 

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Our LGS is selling 9mm, .380 and .45 acp ammo only with guns. They simply don't have it, and aren't getting more.
 
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This might be unpopular, but.......

Everyone hates Socialism and Communism, except when it鈥檚 something they want. Call it gouging, call it predatory selling, but it鈥檚 Capitalism in its purest form. The market price is determined by the demand of the product. Just like we shouldn鈥檛 limit how much someone should earn, nor should we set limits on an item鈥檚 price.

This is the third major 鈥渆vent鈥 I have lived through, fourth if you count Obama鈥檚 two terms but nothing really came from that. During the Clinton鈥檚 1994 Crime Bill, Glock standard capacity magazines were going for $150, and the cheap KCIs we鈥檙e going for $50-$75. In today鈥檚 money, double it. I learned from the experience and now have a tote full of Glock/PMags/KCI magazines and springs. Same with the 22lr shortage and getting any firearm I wanted that might be considered 鈥渄angerous鈥 by the ilinformed, I has a stockpile! Instead of buying smokes or beer, I purchased spring kits or LPKs or ammo. And it adds up!

Im still shooting ammo that is labeled $6.99 a box. I was at the range and saw a guy shooting three boxes of ammo, $100 worth in today鈥檚 market, through his new Taurus G3. Now that鈥檚 a $250 pistol before this 鈥渁wakening鈥, even $200 at my old LGS. So the guy is blowing half of the pistols worth in ammo. And neither will be worth half of that in six months.

So don鈥檛 be the grasshopper that wants price regulations and someone to not make money in a free market. Instead be the ant that stores up for the winter/storm/political changes.

And I don鈥檛 mean to sound judgmental. I鈥檓 not calling anyone a snowflake or Commie. After rereading my post I can see where it might sound like I鈥檓 calling out someone, be assured I am not. I hate the fact ammo is high and everyone is panic buying. Most people I know don鈥檛 have the money to buy the crap ton of stuff they have because they are scared they can鈥檛 get it in six months. And in six months will have sell their stuff and won鈥檛 get half for what they paid for it. Should have planned! It wasn鈥檛 like this was not an option or couldn鈥檛 happen!

I really think we need to take a deep breath and look at what is going on with clearer heads. We are actually expecting a politician to do what he said he was going to do while running to get into office. We have been politically brainwashed to think the POTUS is the most powerful man in the world. Ask former presidents and they will say the same thing, couldn鈥檛 get anything done unless they had the congress behind them. I don鈥檛 worry about EOs much. What one does open the door for others. No one wants to open that Pandora鈥檚 box. What we will get is at least four years of one party pointing fingers at the other one blaming them for what鈥檚 wrong in the world. And we will believe the red or blue because we have aligned our self worth and identity with a political party that doesn鈥檛 give two craps about us. So instead of working together, Washington will be at yet another four year standstill. And we will keep suffering for it. Oh to have Reagan and Tip O鈥橬eal back, drinking scotch in the back room hashing out deals. Would take that any day over this, 鈥渋ts my way or I鈥檓 taking the ball and going home,鈥 attitude.
 

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I was at the LGS this week buying some powder and remarked that I was surprised to see his display case full of handguns. He said sales of guns have really fallen off since people now realize they can't get ammo.

I hate the high prices but agree with the sentiment that it's just capitalism at work. Nobody forces you to pay those prices but at least the product is available if you want it bad enough.
 

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Check gun broker, to compare with the LGS price. 馃槆

 

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I was at the LGS this week buying some powder and remarked that I was surprised to see his display case full of handguns. He said sales of guns have really fallen off since people now realize they can't get ammo.

I hate the high prices but agree with the sentiment that it's just capitalism at work. Nobody forces you to pay those prices but at least the product is available if you want it bad enough.
Same thing has happened here. Gun inventories and prices have stabilized, but ammo isn't available in prices people are willing to pay.
 

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Swap, barter, and pick it up afterwards...whatever it takes. Those who bought out of an uncertain fear will wait awhile and if things are quiet sell theirs off...after that, who knows.
 

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5.45 x 39 ammo is still readily available at forty cents a pop. Who woulda thought?
 
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I'm worried and sad, my Dillon S1050 needs fed. Primer shelf is almost bare! :eek:
'94, '08, '12 but I'm afraid this one could be permanent. Sad when one's hopes are centered on a Georgia Senate Race.
If everyone was able to cast 1 vote for every box of ammo they bought, ya know like in Blue States it seems ancestors rise and vote on a regular basis, maybe we'd be in a better world.
 

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I was at the LGS this morning. A guy was buying a .22 LR rifle. The LGS owner sold him the last box of .22 LR they had. He asked if I wanted to sell any .22 LR.
 
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