This seems like panic buying to me.I talked to the lady that runs the ammo desk at our Wal Mart. She told me that if they get ammo, they get it over night. They open at 7 am and if they have it out that's when they have it.
So, I was in the neighborhood where WM is (about 11 miles from home) at 7 the other day, so I went by. I got there at 7:05 and there were 15-20 people there. The aforementioned lady showed up a minute or two later and said they didn't get anything on the truck. Everybody left empty handed. It was such a sad sight that I almost expected them to play dirge music over the intercom.
Picked up ammo from Dick's at the same price I paid 6 months ago. My local "mom and pop shops" are charging $3-4 more than they were 6 months ago. Ammo is not a political statement for me, it is a way I train to keep up my skills. I will go where it is the cheapest.Why are some of you guys continuing to buy ammo from Walmart? :aargh4: I can understand it might be the only place for ample ammo for some areas. But buying there without checking the moms and pops gun stores first is very counterproductive. Companies like Walmart, Dicks Sporting Goods, Gander Mountain don't care about the 2nd Amendment. They are only there to make money. They will also change their agenda as a result of caving in to the anti-gun movement. It's better to stick to private gun stores that support the 2nd Amendment and will stick to their philosophies/views even when it hits the fan.
If Walmart, Dicks, etc. is all they have when it comes to stocked items, then do what you have to do, which is go for it. Again, nothing wrong with shopping there if shopping at LGS is not a practical option.I only have one LGS within 30 miles of me. They don't have any guns or ammo in stock every time I go there.
Well, there's no panic, but you have to buy it when you find it - at least it's that way here. .40 and 9mm are scarce and expensive.This seems like panic buying to me.