“It’s widely known the ammunition shortages continue.” – Smith & Wesson CEO Mark Smith.
As gun sales soar across America due to increased crime and fear of Biden’s gun policies, ammunition is still difficult to find. Gun sales rose last year after the death of George Floyd that triggered riots and random attacks on innocent civilians. Rising crime in urban cities like New York City also contributed to the rise in gun purchases for protection.
According to Fox News, Smith & Wesson said it shipped nearly 2.5 million units last year, up 70% from 2020.
BACKGROUND CHECKS HIT AN ALL-TIME HIGH LAST YEAR:
This is why it’s concerning that ammunition is still hard to find. A gun isn’t much use without the ammo unless a gun owner makes their own bullets. The process of making your own ammo aka reloading was reported on last May by Field & Stream: How To Get Started Reloading Today
The in-depth tutorial from Field & Stream on reloading is a great resource and as the article says:
Having piles of ammo for every firearm in your gun safe is good, whether the world is falling apart or not. It’s nice to not have to count shots at the range. It’s nice to take a ho-hum rifle and load test it into a tack driver. Plus, if the world does descend into a Cormac McCarthy-like dystopia, we’ll probably start using ammunition for money. And wouldn’t it be nice if you could print your own?
A recent YouTube tutorial on the pros and cons of buying vs. reloading:
Rob Southwick, president of Southwick Associates, explains why he expects the demand to continue, “Frenzied purchasing and empty shelves often fuels further demand increases. We do not see demand softening in the near future.”
SOME CONSPIRACY THEORISTS BELIEVE THE GOVERNMENT IS INVOLVED:
When the ATF knocks on your door, at least you’ll know whose ammo will be in their guns.
— Zinkky 💯 (@ZinkkyVEVO) February 27, 2021
We’d like to know what you think about the shortage of ammo and if you have changed your ammo purchasing to online.