David Broussard posted this below, what are your thoughts?
“‘Those who snooze lose!!!’ I went to a gun show in Roanoke Virginia and witnessed people purchasing rifle and pistol magazines with 100% mark up because they failed to plan ahead. In most cases people are purchasing rifles and pistols that they will not be able to purchase ammo for because there isn’t any available…..supply and demand is in full effect in the gun world.”
Some comments we received:
Comment #1: Those of us who had extra for a rainy day, cashed in on a sunny day, to those same folks who can’t find ammo…
Comment #2: I played hell buying ammo for the ones I have just a couple weeks ago, the pickin’s were slim then, I can’t imagine what it’s like now.
Comment #3: I thought the same thing about everyone grabbing up the AR-15′s lately. If they don’t already have a stockpile of ammo, all they’ve done is invest in an expensive club. If I had waited until now to prepare I would be after a .22-250, .30-06 and a shotgun. There’s plenty of ammo out there for those weapons.
Comment #4: Look at gunbroker or similar sites. Gun prices have easily doubled. People are getting $400 for a ruger 10/22 that they can buy at dicks or walmart of $229. AK47s and AR15s have easily doubled. There are plenty out there, people are just panic buying right now.
Comment #5: After midnight dinner at Waffle House I stopped in Walmart and yep, all the popular ammo is gone. However, plenty of .270, 30-30, 30-06, .380, .22 (all types) and shotgun ammo. I walked out with 1500 rounds myself. 1400 rounds of .22 (LR, short, magnum) and the rest was 20 gauge slugs. Don’t laugh, it’s the only shotgun I have. People under estimate the .22 but I don’t. In a survival situation you have to consider portability. I have a pistol that utilizes both .22lr and magnum rounds, and my Henry uses .22l, lr and short rounds. I have the big guns, .45, 9mm amd even 500 S&W but I don’t plan on carrying all that much ammo for those as it is too bulky and too heavy. Those I will use for the escape and evade scenarios whereas the 5k plus rounds of various .22 will actually be used for the survival part of a SHTF scenario. Just something to think about.
Comment #6: Too many concentrate on buying a wide variety of exotic guns, but can’t afford to buy many bullets for them. Much better off with fewer guns and lots of ammo for them. Once you are out of bullets, the gun is nothing but an expensive club. Also smart to have multiple guns with the same caliber, once a gun breaks you have another you can use your bullets with.