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2022, 01 Aug 21

Scarce Ammunition

This is most certainly true.

SEATTLE — The COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with record sales of firearms, has fueled a shortage of ammunition in the United States that’s impacting law enforcement agencies, people seeking personal protection, recreational shooters and hunters — and could deny new gun owners the practice they need to handle their weapons safely.


Manufacturers say they’re producing as much ammunition as they can, but many gun store shelves are empty and prices keep rising. Ammunition imports are way up, but at least one U.S. manufacturer is exporting ammo. All while the pandemic, social unrest and a rise in violent crime have prompted millions to buy guns for protection or to take up shooting for sport.

Although, I was in Cabela’s in Richfield this morning and they have lots of 7.62, 5.56, 40mm, and others. No 9mm though…


2022, 01 August 2021


  1. dad29

    9mm and .38 are very hard to find as most personal-defense weapons are chambered for those.

    Are you sure Cabela’s is selling “40mm” ammo? That’s pretty heavy-duty stuff…..

  2. Owen

    Ha! .40 Cal. Sorry.

  3. Merlin

    We knew what you meant, although if you do happen to have any manner of device that actually uses 40mm I’d like to ride along next time you go plinkin’.

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