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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.
 

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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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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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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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With the delay in ammunition, some departments are limiting the number of rounds they carry in their handgun
This is such an accountants view of the world. Do they believe rounds need to rationed to make it to the end of their fiscal year, like other consumables? If so, these police administrators (not leaders) need their collective heads examined....by a proctologist due to their location.
 
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With the delay in ammunition, some departments are limiting the number of rounds they carry in their handgun
Perhaps I'm missing something but this makes absolutely no sense to me. What LEO empties his magazine(s) every shift?

Sounds like a sensationalist, manufactured crisis to me.
 

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It is BS, we piggyback county and state ammo contracts and if a department does not have a sufficient supply of ammo the Chief should be fired. My local department has cut back on some training but not weapons training. The school systems in some states say they will have to cut teacher position etc, poor leadership. My county school district has reported that will have at least a 10 -13. million dollar surplus this year, which will be diverted to teacher pay and school construction..
 
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I too find it hard to believe. When I worked patrol our trainer would purchase training and duty ammo in equal numbers by the thousands. When he went through a case he would order a case to replace it, so we always had thousands of rounds of pistol, rifle, and shotgun ammo in ready-reserve stored in the vault. The question begs to be answered if, as others have said, is this bad management and or leadership? I question the reporting because it seems to me they are wanting to make it appear that citizens are stockpiling ammo and thereby making their communities and neighbors unsafe. Meaning that due to their "needless clinging to the 2nd Amendment" they are making things actually less safe all around. I for one question anything the media puts out nowadays.
 

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As I have said I do not buy it for one second that LE can not get ammo. It is another media and socialist game to try to scare the public.
If for some strange reason local Sheriff Department was out of ammo, I would gladly drop off more than enough to keep them going.
 
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