Ammo Out of Stock? Maybe Not

Posted: February 7, 2013 in .223 / 5.56, 22lr, 7.62x39, 9mm, Ammunition
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While I was surfing the web today I came across an article that talked about the current ammo shortage and I wanted to share it with everyone.  It’s not really any new information or anything but it’s still an interesting read.  I’ve included the first few paragraphs of the article but if you want to keep reading the full story, click the link right here:  “Ammo Out Of Stock?  Maybe Not” on

Published: 01/30/2013 by David Higginbotham

Ammunition is scarce.  As the gun debate heated up in December of last year (that seems like such a long time ago), ammo began selling at unheard of rates.  It didn’t take long.

And it isn’t just the recreational shooters who are running dry.  Austin, Texas’s Fox 7 News reports that local police precincts are looking at at least a year’s delay in new firearm orders.  And they’re facing similar delays on ammunition orders.  Rollingwood Police Chief Dayne Pryor says, “we have adequate supplies right now but we’re limited to how often we can go to the firing range to train because we want to be conservative right now.”

Now, many are asking when ammunition will be available again.  And all we have is speculation.  But I’ve been watching stock levels very closely, and I’m happy to report that the trend is easing a bit.  There’s ammo available.  Even .223.

I personally think the shortage will continue as long as people are panicking, but if you’ve been following my Ammo Updates then you’re probably aware that ammo is starting to become available again online.  More places have it than before but prices are still really high and what’s available varies from day to day.  But that doesn’t mean it will stay that way.  With everyone in Washington talking about gun control, it could spike again if someone says the wrong thing.

Leave a comment and let me know what you think.  I’m interested to see how many people are confident that ammo will be plentiful again soon vs how many think it will be a while.

  1. rmactsc says:

    Certain calibers are plentiful; but others like .223 are still hard to find at local ammo retailers these days.

    • I forgot about this post for the most part. Ammo is certainly plentiful now compared to February 7th. haha. But I agree, most local places aren’t carrying much of anything. I’m lucky enough to have 4 or 5 local shops though so combined they have a pretty decent coverage. They also work together and trade ammo with one another now and then to make sure everybody has a variety. Always support the local guys.

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