OtherGround Forums Is the run on guns and ammo on?

18 days ago
1/1/01
Posts: 116444

I had to run out and get cat and dog food, and thought I'd stop by my local Cabela's on the way. Thinking about picking up another pistol and I'm out of .45 ACP

The parking lot there was fucking packed. It was worse than Black Friday.

I went in and saw the line for the registers. It wrapped all the way around the store. Never saw it like that ever.

Since I was gonna look at a pistol I didn't think much about it, since I could pay for my ammo if I bought something.

I took a number and looked to see what number was the next to be taken care of. There were almost 40 people ahead of me.

So I said fuck it and left, since I can get what I'm looking for online.

On my way out, I ran into someone I know who works there. She said they haven't seen anything like this since the store opened back in 2007.

Is there going to be a run?

Based on some of my orders at work, I'm going to say yes.

I think it's a combination of coronavirus fear and the upcoming election

18 days ago
1/1/01
Posts: 53034

Ammo prices seem to have gone up over the past few months. Not sure if it's virus related or what 

18 days ago
12/31/19
Posts: 631

I made money in the Obama ammo shortage.

might have to do it again.

18 days ago
1/20/08
Posts: 19674

Went into the local shop today and it was PACKED. A line of people waiting to take the cert test, one worker just grabbing boxes of ammo. I was gonna just buy a couple of boxes of 9mm and ended up with six. 

18 days ago
10/11/09
Posts: 1527

Yep. Went to look at pistols today and half the counter was empty, the salesman said they got cleaned out last week. 

18 days ago
1/13/14
Posts: 682

Went on thursday and bought a ton of ammo because I knew this shit would happen. 

18 days ago
11/16/08
Posts: 18155

I'm still stocked up from last time.  More ammo than I'll probably ever use.

18 days ago
2/14/19
Posts: 295

I bought 2,000 each of 9mm and 5.56 a month ago from PSA online so that I can keep going to the range all year.

18 days ago
1/1/01
Posts: 28080
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I bought 2,000 each of 9mm and 5.56 a month ago from PSA online so that I can keep going to the range all year.


You need to go to the range more...
18 days ago
1/5/11
Posts: 19962

400 rounds of 9mm ball today at small . Hunting store. Surprisingly not busy. I got the last of the 9mm stock though. I got 500+ rounds, so I would only use one or two before getting dropped if things got ugly.

18 days ago
3/12/07
Posts: 13075

9mm seems to be going at some retailers, but not all. I haven't had any issues with any other caliber.

18 days ago
4/26/10
Posts: 2667
WikiTheWalrus -

9mm seems to be going at some retailers, but not all. I haven't had any issues with any other caliber.

I'm happy to reload. It gives me something to do, and I do it normally for the range. Now I'm using hollow points instead of paper hole punchers. Have plenty of components since the primer scare years ago.

18 days ago
6/13/03
Posts: 27109
I No Kung Foo -

I'm still stocked up from last time.  More ammo than I'll probably ever use.

 

18 days ago
7/2/07
Posts: 15520
Wow
18 days ago
5/2/02
Posts: 28212

Seems like a weird thing to stock up on.  It’s a pandemic, not a zombie apocalypse.   What’s the plan?  Defend against those who might steal your toilet paper?   
 

Have ammo, but no need to stock up.  

18 days ago
1/20/08
Posts: 19703
nottheface -

Seems like a weird thing to stock up on.  It’s a pandemic, not a zombie apocalypse.   What’s the plan?  Defend against those who might steal your toilet paper?   
 

Have ammo, but no need to stock up.  

After the multiple posts on here and comments by people I know who's emergency plan was 'I'll just rob my neighbors when I have to', it seemed prudent. 

18 days ago
3/16/06
Posts: 21003

If you stay ready, you never have to get ready.

18 days ago
11/21/15
Posts: 4046

I've got a glock and a few hunting rifles.  If I was looking to spend $500 - $1,000 on another firearm.  What would you fellas recommend?  I'm leaning towards another pistol, but I know AR's are popular too.  

18 days ago
11/16/08
Posts: 18157
Stupidnewbie -

If you stay ready, you never have to get ready.

I didn't stock up that well.. that's that's for sure.

18 days ago
11/16/08
Posts: 18158
cfochs -

I've got a glock and a few hunting rifles.  If I was looking to spend $500 - $1,000 on another firearm.  What would you fellas recommend?  I'm leaning towards another pistol, but I know AR's are popular too.  

You should just start a "Which Glock Should I Buy?" thread.

18 days ago
6/13/03
Posts: 27114
Stupidnewbie -

If you stay ready, you never have to get ready.

If you wanna win the war, you gotta become war

18 days ago
12/31/19
Posts: 643
cfochs -

I've got a glock and a few hunting rifles.  If I was looking to spend $500 - $1,000 on another firearm.  What would you fellas recommend?  I'm leaning towards another pistol, but I know AR's are popular too.  

Hey a quality AR for crowd suppression.

18 days ago
1/1/01
Posts: 8418

between people getting ready for the boogaloo, the zombie pocky lips, and now the obama caused pandemic i am surprised there is any ammo left.

18 days ago
1/1/01
Posts: 29446
Cleaned, lubed, and loaded all my guns last night. All from stock on hand.
18 days ago
1/9/02
Posts: 51086

i still have plenty of ammo from Obama's first term