Via Knuckledragger, I read with interest Herschel Smith’s take on the current ammo shortage:
We’ve actually learned something else besides the effect of political climate. First time gun buyers are purchasing primarily pistols. In order to use them, they need ammunition. Apparently, manufacturers are retooling to supply that ammunition.
So hunters needing 7mm magnum, 6.5 Creedmoor, .308 and 30-06 should go ahead and try to scrounge up those rounds now. They won’t be available for long. That also goes for AR-10 operators.
Peter Grant has similar thoughts.
I have to admit, I was unaware of any ammo shortage myself, mostly because I only buy ammo in small amounts to “top up the tank”, so to speak. The Chinkvirus has stopped me going to the range as often as was my wont, so I haven’t bought ammo in about four months. So I’ll just ride it out for a while, although I might need to get some ammo for a gun I don’t have anymore (see: canoeing accident on the Brazos/Colorado river, passim ).
I hate to sound like a broken record on this, and I know that most of my Readers are not only similarly stocked but are a few cases of ammo ahead of me.
But folks, jeez: you don’t need to get hit upside the head with that two-by-four more than once, right? Buy ammo. Buy lots of ammo, as much as you can afford, buy more than you think you’ll need.