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Black rifles were gone, all semi auto pistols except for three or Springfields were gone, the ammo shelves were very lean, and yet...

Eight guys were in line for NICS checks.

Buying whatever wheelies and long guns that were left, no doubt.

Two guys were waiting to have their purchases escorted out the door.
 

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Academy has been just as bad. Almost empty counters and shelves yesterday. Went in to look for a new Longhorn cap and went by gun and ammo area. Bare bones. Just crazy. Walmart still has quite a bit of 22LR. And found some 22 shorts at a decent price.
 

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I swung by Sportsman’s Whore-house today to get a backpacking stove and fuel.

I didn’t even look at the gun counter, but did check self defense ammo; .40s&w was good to go however you wanted it, .38 and .357 plentiful, zero 12g buck or slugs, no ball 9mm, a couple of boxes of critical defense in 9 my guess is if someone bought those two, two more would be put out, .45 so-so, maybe a couple dozen 5.56 in 500 packs.

An employee was in a camp chair at the door marking a paper as customers came and went, funneled everyone through the same door; no idea what that was about.
 

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I was @ Wally World yesterday for some other things and swung by sporting goods for the heck of it. In the one locked ammo case I could see there were only 2 generic boxes of 12 gauge 7 1/2 shot field loads. They were 100 rounds per box however. The clerk was sitting on the floor behind the counter going through another small case. From the looks of it she was sorting through rifle cartridge boxes, Remington Express by their color, but I could not see the calibers. I was blocked by two rather unfriendly women, with their shopping cart barricade, who just shot me the 'evil eye' when I tried to get a closer look. I decided I have enough .308 Winchester to last for now.:blink:
 

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I swung by Sportsman’s Whore-house today to get a backpacking stove and fuel.

I didn’t even look at the gun counter, but did check self defense ammo; .40s&w was good to go however you wanted it, .38 and .357 plentiful, zero 12g buck or slugs, no ball 9mm, a couple of boxes of critical defense in 9 my guess is if someone bought those two, two more would be put out, .45 so-so, maybe a couple dozen 5.56 in 500 packs.

An employee was in a camp chair at the door marking a paper as customers came and went, funneled everyone through the same door; no idea what that was about.
They’re counting people in an effort to have a maximum of 50 people in the store at one time.


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I wonder if some people are so desperate they've purchased a Les Baer or a Wilson Combat as their first gun because that's all that's left.

"Wow, guns are really expensive!"
 

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I went to Cabela's earlier today for some pellets for the smoker. Not a single round of handgun ammo in the store. I didn't go close to the gun counter but it didn't look like they had a lot of pistols left. Lots of rifles, though. And some rifle ammo.
 

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Black rifles were gone, all semi auto pistols except for three or Springfields were gone, the ammo shelves were very lean, and yet...

Eight guys were in line for NICS checks.

Buying whatever wheelies and long guns that were left, no doubt.

Two guys were waiting to have their purchases escorted out the door.
Our local Rural King was similar on Friday. They did have a few boxes of American Eagle 5.56 and your standard hunting rounds. I did not look at the handgun ammunition to see what was available.
 

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We don't have any "dedicated" local gun stores in our town, probably more guns are sold through the pawn shops than either the small Sportsman's Warehouse or Cal-Ranch (kind of a general store, selling everything from feed to guns). I haven't been to any of those places since things got wonky, but I suspect their inventory is low, not out, but low.

I did go to the county owned outdoor range yesterday afternoon and it was relatively uncrowded.
 
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My extra 2 fifty-round boxes of Golden Saber are coming in tomorrow. I'm all set. I haven't been to Bass Pro. They seemed to have weathered the early storm fairly well, but pickings were slim on the .22, .380, 9mm, and .223/556. There was enough to get decent brands/models, but only if you weren't real picky. I wasn't in a position to be anything but semi-picky. I grabbed 2 boxes of second-choice target ammo.
 

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We don't have any "dedicated" local gun stores in our town, probably more guns are sold through the pawn shops than either the small Sportsman's Warehouse or Cal-Ranch (kind of a general store, selling everything from feed to guns). I haven't been to any of those places since things got wonky, but I suspect their inventory is low, not out, but low.

I did go to the county owned outdoor range yesterday afternoon and it was relatively uncrowded.
I suspect that right now, many are more concerned with conserving ammo than with burning it up.
 

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I suspect that right now, many are more concerned with conserving ammo than with burning it up.
If I didn't have the new shotgun, I wouldn't have been there. Almost completely broken in and need to test some buckshot that should be arriving tomorrow. Other than that, it's going to be dry firing for awhile...
 
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I suspect that right now, many are more concerned with conserving ammo than with burning it up.
I think so. Only reason I shot at all this past weekend is to vet some new 45acp ammo. Otherwise I plan to shoot less often for a while until things settle back down....if they ever do that is.
 

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I have more firearms than I need or dare admit... I had two handguns before Sandyhook and that ammo and "assault weapon" drought. Since then, I've taken advantage of the low ammo, firearm prices, and rebates that Hillary's loss blessed me with.... Long story short, I couldn't care any less about the fools panic buying ammo and guns all over a virus... They'll going to seem real stupid in the summer months with all the price drops. They should feel stupid now because there are plenty of deals and much lower prices online vs most LGS... But hey, you know what they say about fools and money...
 

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went by the local Academy, ammo shelves were completely bare, except for 22 shorts, 22 bird shot, 9mm bird shot, some 270, 243 and a few various boxes of shotgun bird shot. I did pick up (2) 100 rnd boxes of .22 short HP and (2) 100 rnd boxes of 22 short round nose. My 22 rifle will shoot sorts fine and that's what I normally shoot squirrels with here in the back yard. Plenty powerful enough and super quiet, no need for a can.
 

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I haven't been to any stores lately that sell guns and ammo. I have only gotten gas and made one grocery run in the last week. Some of us are actually practicing social distancing minimizing engagement with strangers, friends, and family, anyone of which could be an active carrier. Neighbors are a definite no-no as I've seen how they are engaging with each other without an apparent care in the world. Checking out gun counters and ammo when I have more than I'll ever need just seems to be a frivolous risk to the safety of my family and me.

I will say web-based stores have been inundating me with emails about their ongoing sales. Now whether they actually have any of what they say is in stock could be another matter entirely. I noticed one well known ammo seller shows on Gunbot.com that they have ammo in stock. But if you go to their web page all the ammo has footnotes of "expected to be in stock on x/xx/xxxx" date. Near as I can tell, online retailers are pretty much sold out of ammo just like the brick and mortar brethren.
 
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Even during the last Presidentys I never saw SGA more then 5 days delyed or not taken orders ..Now for nearly a week and a half no orders can be placed everthing OOS backorder etc


Most body armor sites are also 4+ weeks delyed
 

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I, for one, am really glad to hear that LGS's are doing well during this period. If they get another couple of first-time buyer purchasing a firearm and ammo it is good for a business that has had a tough year previously and getting more people utilizing their 2nd Amendment rights. I wish that everyone who is legally eligible to own a firearm did as I think it would make for a more polite society.Those of us who are long time gun owners already have what we need. And by the way, I subscribe to GunDeals and there are no shortages of guns and ammo if you order online at the hundreds of vendors who post there.

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I watched a video where one gun shop said that people were buying guns depending on what ammo was on the shelf as well.
 
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