Friday, July 26, 2013

Logistics: CMP remains backlogged on .22 caliber ammo orders

Whether at gun shows, online or at retail stores, .22 caliber ammo remains among the most elusive.


tom said...

You can do a LOT of things with .22 and .27 rimfire nail gun loads, even without other powder. I believe I gifted you something related a while back. Shortages are often of creativity, as much as materials on hand.

Anonymous said...

I wonder how much capital would be required to start up a plant to produce nothing but 22LR ammo? I think if we could get together enough investors to do that, the venture could become very profitable. If I did that, I would not sell to any part of law enforcement or to any part of the government at any level. I might sell only at retail to consumers through a website. I could also sell only to consumers at gun shows. Whaddaya think?

- Old Greybeard

Anonymous said...

At the Michigan Gun Show in Novi this past weekend, prices for .22LR were anywhere from $50 to $80 for bricks of 325 to 500 rounds.

Otherwise, Other ammo calibers seemed to be a bit more plentiful, with prices falling.

30-round AK mag prices anywhere from $20 to $40.

M1A (M14) 20-round mags anywhere from $40 to $60 apiece.

There are usually a dozen M1 Garand's for sale, many of them around $850. This time, there was only one for $850, but there were six others ranging in price from $1500 to $5000, one very special Garand listed at $8000.

There are usually a dozen M1 carbines for sale, prices from $250 for a Universal to $800 for a Rockola or IBM. This time, there wasn't one M1 Carbine in the whole show.