---------Comments fromj an industry expert-----------------------------------------------------
Smith & Wesson-is running at full capacity making 300+ guns/day-mainly
M&P pistols. They are unable to produce any more guns to help with the
RUGER: Plans to increase from 75% to 100% in the next 90 days.
FNH: Moving from 50% production to 75% by Feb 1st and 100% by March 1.
Armalite: Maxed out.
DPMS: Can't get enough parts to produce any more product.
COLT: Production runs increasing weekly...bottle necked by bolt carrier's.
LWRC: Making only black guns, running at full capacity...can't get
enough gun quality steel to make barrels.
Springfield Armory: Only company who can meet demand but are running
30-45 days behind.
AMMO: Every caliber is now allocated! We are looking at a nationwide
shortage of all calibers over the next 9 months. All plants are
producing as much ammo as possible w/ of 1 BILLION rounds produced
weekly. Most is for the military followed by law enforcement. and civilians are third in
MAGPUL is behind 1 MILLION mags, do not expect any large quantities of
Magpul anytime soon.
RELOADERS... ALL Remington, Winchester, CCI & Federal primers are
going to ammo FIRST. There are no extra's for reloading purposes... It
could be 6-9 months before things get caught up. Sorry for the bleak
news, but now we know what to expect in the coming months. Stay tuned,
we'll keep you posted...
They didn’t know when they’d be getting anything back in stock, from
magazines to rifles to pistols. Manufacturers were running full-bore,
but couldn’t come close to keeping up with market demand. It wasn’t
just the AR-15s, the AK-pattern rifles, the M1As, and the FALs that
were sold out. It really hit me when I realized that the World War-era
M1 Garands, M1 carbines, and Enfield .303s were gone, along with every
last shell. Ubiquitous Mosin-Nagants—of which every gun store always
seems to have 10-20—were gone. So was their ammo. Only a dust free
space marked their passing. I’ve never seen anything like it.
Every weapon of military utility designed within the past 100+ years
was gone. This isn’t a society stocking up on certain guns because
they fear they may be banned. This is a society preparing for war!
Another example of how the turtleboys like turtles. Sped blindly cuts and pastes from who knows what source. Myt figures Bob "Terrapine fan" Owens is the original, hard to say what wingnut sped copied it from. So which one speddy?
Turtleboy" " I like turtles"
Turtleboys: "What he said."
Went to both small local gun shops here and no 30-06 Remington. I was just visiting in Va where I buy most of my supplies but was busy and missed the chance. Ammo at Walmarts there is 60-70% of what I pay here.