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bigboxes

Lifer
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Someone needs to push the plate away. But yeah, supply and demand. They're not going to build another factory for something that is temporary. It just sucks for now.
 

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Lifer
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Yeah it's just 2020. I can understand the owner's frustration though as a lot of the gun community is shall we say a little conspiracy minded and not very quiet about it.
 
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gill77

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Yeah it's just 2020. I can understand the owner's frustration though as a lot of the gun community is shall we say a little conspiracy minded and not very quiet about it.
I was surprised to hear him say that he had received many messages indicating that they had stopped production.

Easy to understand how there may be circumstances that could be causing a drop in production, but you have to believe they are chasing the almighty buck and running balls to the wall, at least to the extent possible.

Those who think otherwise have a different view of the way the world works.
 

K1052

Lifer
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I was surprised to hear him say that he had received many messages indicating that they had stopped production.

Easy to understand how there may be circumstances that could be causing a drop in production, but you have to believe they are chasing the almighty buck and running balls to the wall, at least to the extent possible.

Those who think otherwise have a different view of the way the world works.
I have no doubt they are running their plants as hard as they can. That guy probably just doesn't want lunatics who think he's storing it all in underground caverns mined by mole people or something to drive up prices from showing up at his factories and likely accosting his employees.
 

gill77

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I have no doubt they are running their plants as hard as they can. That guy probably just doesn't want lunatics who think he's storing it all in underground caverns mined by mole people or something to drive up prices from showing up at his factories and likely accosting his employees.
Unfortunately, he probably did not budge the mindset of the lunatics. :)

Not that one can really expect to.
 

spacejamz

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shortylickens

No Lifer
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I love the beretta 85. In fact I bought two custom models and sold the one I didnt like. I kept the slate grey one.
 

Svnla

Lifer
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Cheaper Than Dirt is still ripping off the consumers? Many people were mad at them when they jacked up the prices so high after Sandy Hook.

Over $1/each for 9 mm full jacket brass? No way. Even more expensive than BassPro $15/50 rds Winchester 124 gr. and same price for Winchester 115 gr. at Academy.
 
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shortylickens

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Cheaper Than Dirt is still ripping off the consumers? Many people were mad at them when they jacked up the prices so high after Sandy Hook.

Over $1/each for 9 mm full jacket brass? No way. Even more expensive than BassPro $15/50 rds Winchester 124 gr. and same price for Winchester 115 gr. at Academy.

 

Svnla

Lifer
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I get the supply vs. demand.

Look at the current price for 9 mm brass full jacket.

BassPro and Academy = $15 for 50 rds box Winchester or about $0.30/round

CTD = $120 for 100 rds box or $60 for 50 rds Winchester or about $1.20/round

4x as expensive for the same brand of bullets with the same/similar grain? Come on now. I don't think so.
 
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bigboxes

Lifer
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I get the supply vs. demand.

Look at the current price for 9 mm brass full jacket.

BassPro and Academy = $15 for 50 rds box Winchester or about $0.30/round

CTD = $120 for 100 rds box or $60 for 50 rds Winchester or about $1.20/round

4x as expensive for the same brand of bullets with the same/similar grain? Come on now. I don't think so.
CTD is gouging their customers. I won't ever step in their store again. I was traveling all over Texas this past year. I wonder how the supply is in small towns. I should have stopped in one of the stores I saw on my raod trips.
 

gill77

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CTD is gouging their customers. I won't ever step in their store again. I was traveling all over Texas this past year. I wonder how the supply is in small towns. I should have stopped in one of the stores I saw on my raod trips.
Our unaffiliated tiny gun shop usually has what you need at a fair price. Two box max.
 

Svnla

Lifer
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CTD is gouging their customers. I won't ever step in their store again. I was traveling all over Texas this past year. I wonder how the supply is in small towns. I should have stopped in one of the stores I saw on my raod trips.
The prices are not as high as CTD but the availability (especially 9mm and .223/5.56) could be a problem lately. Oh and limit 1 or 2 box per person per day max.
 

Bitek

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Thats why you buy 3 boxes of 500 and sit on them.
When I can find them I will. Guys at shop said that they haven't had much in a while. Nothing coming in the next week.

Santa's bringing a new .22 for family, but the damn elves can't work out the ammo.
 

shortylickens

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When I can find them I will. Guys at shop said that they haven't had much in a while. Nothing coming in the next week.

Santa's bringing a new .22 for family, but the damn elves can't work out the ammo.
Given the current world situation you will not find cheap or bulk ammo for a while unless you have a source that likes you.
Its sad but not as sad as some of the other hardships. Some folks are having trouble with gasoline and other essentials.
 

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