No Ammo Blues

This no ammo thing is getting down right depressing.

I haven’t been able to shoot IDPA in months because of the pistol ammo shortage. Well, to be honest a shortage of pistol ammo at a price I’m willing to pay. You can still find some pistol ammo, but I’m not interested in using hollow points as range fodder.

I still have plenty of .22LR, .223 and 7.62×39 (several thousand rounds each) so rifle is well covered except for .308 which got used up at Boomershoot. Unfortunately it’s easier to find a place to shoot pistol than it is rifle. (don’t get me started on the sad state of local rifle ranges.)

And of course, it rained all day yesterday so the rifle ranges I could use are closed from flooding.

See? Depressing.

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0 Responses to No Ammo Blues

  1. Mad Saint Jack says:

    I assume it’s not just you. Has any talked about running some competitions with .22LR instead of the major rounds. Could be a good way to get more people into the sport.

  2. Old NFO says:

    Agreed… sigh… Check out Atlanta Arms and Ammo, that is who I get my pistol ammo from.

  3. Joe Huffman says:

    These guys have lots of ammo available:

  4. Brian says:

    I can not recall the last time I went to the range, and it is because of lack of ammo! šŸ™

  5. Borepatch says:

    Let me try to cheer you up, Alan: you don’t live in Massachusetts.


  6. Jerry Connally says:

    Or New York.

  7. pdb says:

    These guys have lots of ammo available:

    No wonder they have ammo! They’re definitely not selling it with that eyesore of a website.

  8. Bill Waitesb says:

    GM declares a loss of $6 Billion in the first quarter.

    Why don’t they take all those workers they can’t lay off, all those factories that build cars and they are planning on shuttering, and all those lousy union contracts and do something with them?

    I mean, why not primers, brass, and ammunition?

    They have the workers, they have the skills, (metal is metal, right?)

    GM should be able to solve the ammunition crisis all by itself in 6 months or less! Come on guys, use that good old American ingenuity!!

  9. Brigid says:

    I used to go to the range weekly. Now it’s perhaps once every six or seven weeks. Sometimes its work schedule but a lot is no ammo. I’m just getting into reloading and that helps, but hell, now I can’t find primer.

    I like Bill’s idea. .