Why do folks refer to anyone who has ammo inventory as a hoarder? It took me 40 years of financial planning with 2 careers to be able to retire. Does that make me a hoarder? If I have been stashing ammo for 25 years and now have plenty, why am I a hoarder? I have always bought ammo by the case, I saved half for bad times. Well bad times are here, I planned for it because I bought extra (more than I needed). I’m not selling any to anyone at any price. I also own two generators, have enough fuel for a week, food for a month and toilet paper for a year. We have been buying toilet paper by the case from a wholesale distributor for years. That’s no hoarding, it’s planning. I earned every one of my 30 during which I learned to stay ahead of forecast shortages and other predictable crises. Perhaps that’s why I’m the Senior Chief.....besides in the Navy it is referred to as stockpiling and we are famous for it.The hoarders* and scalpers should be taken to the public square and given a thorough ass kicking.
*those that buy more than they can use
There is a difference in those accumulating over time. Your lifetime supply of ammo was in your basement long before the covid/riot/election/panic started. You bought when ammo was on the shelf for all. Which actually helped now- all of us that bought when ammo was cheap and plentiful helped keep ammo makers in steady demand. You (and many others) have actually helped them hold more capacity for times like these.Why do folks refer to anyone who has ammo inventory as a hoarder?
Those posts were pointing out something that has always been there. Ammo has always been coming up for sale, but at ridiculous pricing.I saw a few posts this week about 9mm ammo getting back in stock.
The riots have stopped. The new gun owners bought their two boxes and factories are starting to catch up.
Hopefully prices will come back down soon.
Exactly this^^^. I got an email from the above mentioned store stating they had ammo in stock. They did, however, 45acp was 59.00 for a box of 50, thats roughly 1.20 a round. Thats insane. Im not paying that kind of money. And that store didn't either. They got it at regular prices and are gouging everyone which is insulting to their customer base. Greed knows no boundScalpers & Gougers. I'll name one. Sportsman's Outdoor Superstore. They advertise plenty in stock. 9mm fmj $1 a rd. and up 45 fmj $1.10. JHP's try $2.50 up. I bought a gun from them before. Never again. Nothing. That's why ammo is messed up.
The Superstore you speak of, I believe is the same place around me with multi-locations where customers are lined-up to get in, and when they do on ammo morning...they all go running straight to the ammo to grab their two box limit on very high priced ammo.Scalpers & Gougers. I'll name one. Sportsman's Outdoor Superstore. They advertise plenty in stock. 9mm fmj $1 a rd. and up 45 fmj $1.10. JHP's try $2.50 up. I bought a gun from them before. Never again. Nothing. That's why ammo is messed up.