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12 Responses to Where's the Ammo? Steve Hornady Responds

TNUGA wrote:
November 23, 2013

TSA is part of DHS. DHS is purchasing less ammo than in previous years, 103 million in 2012 down from 148 M in 2010. Hornady is correct!

DREW wrote:
November 22, 2013

TSA is not buying ammo it is Homeland Security ,the only armed TSA are Air Marshalls,get the facts straight.....

Richard Crow wrote:
November 19, 2013

When I talk to people trying to find ammo they say that when they find it they buy 1,000 or 2,000 rounds. That leaves the rest of us without. My son found a case of .223 and the store wouldn't break up the case, so he spent $1000 for the case.

jerry wrote:
November 19, 2013

But its not only the ammo issue,where are the components for us to reload?No bullets ,no powder or primers.A lot of powders are produced overseas and are not getting into the US,so who is blocking the imports?

Jeff J wrote:
November 19, 2013

I don't buy this reasoning for one minute. It has been like this for over two years in Colorado. One caliber for a hand gun hasn't been on any shelf at least that long. If it were an odd or not so popular caliber I would understand but that is not the case. I occasionally purchase a box of ammo to replace what I have used (or try to) and I feel that most owners do the same, nothing wrong with that. I am retired can be first in line at any of the sporting goods stores any given day, which I have done, just to get 'one box' of ammo but it's never there. But to say we totally hoard it is false! We are just replacing it. I would also like to know why TSA and others think it is necessary to buy the ridiculous numbers of ammo they do. I understand the need to qualify annually but the numbers just don't add up! To say that so many manufacturers can't keep up does not hold up. You have Hornady, Remington, Winchester, American Eagle and on and on to manufacture. Too much does add up and gun owners want the REAL answers and action not just words!

gene wrote:
November 19, 2013

I am not buying this either. You can't tell me that in last couple years, since we have seen it get worse over this time, that people are still 'hoarding' as he says. There has been plenty of time for it to even out, not become worse as it has. There are news articles about the government buying up more ammo than they have in the past. I does think the manufactures are playing to government game

ivan welch wrote:
November 16, 2013

In my opinion there are fifty customers waiting for every box of .22 mag or .410 shells that appears on the shelves. You can not hoard what is not there. I am not buying it to stock pile. I am buying it because I am out.

R. Saffell wrote:
September 22, 2013

So..'Consumer driven problem'? Well guess what? I don't believe it. People WANT MORE. Can you make it? Guess not. Until the Marxists are out of power there will be a HUGE demand. It will get worse before it gets better....IF...it ever does....Steve Hornady or no Steve Hornady.

h. w. warriner wrote:
September 21, 2013

What the heck does TSA need a billion cartridges for?

buckbuster wrote:
September 20, 2013

The reason for no ammo is the manufacturers are making a greater margin on less product so no need to tool up for more production and sell at a lower price. Economics 101.

Robert Blank wrote:
September 20, 2013

So, what this means is: Quit buying up so much ammo and leave some for the next guy!

Craig Fisher wrote:
September 20, 2013

As Steve Hornandy commented, the shortage of ammunition is consumer driven. There has been so much hysteria caused by fear of Obama's cronies getting guns banned that consumers are reacting to that fear by hoarding as much ammo as they can get their hands on. It started out early this year with the 'assualt rifle ban with people 'sharking' sales of every component they could resale on the internet. It didn't stop there. Look at reloading components. It is extremely difficult to find primers, powder and bullets for reloading. Merchants have been able to fill their coffers with huge mark-ups on prices due to supply and demand. Now what is happening to merchants is that because they can no longer find stock to fill their shelves, they are having to mark-up prices even higher to keep their doors open. Consumer panic has created a nightmare for gun owners. The next time you go into a store and they have some components you need, buy only what you need. This way inventory will build back up and prices will fall due to competition. It amazes me how much pain we bring on ourselves as gun enthusiasts.