The Great 2020 primer shortage, explained

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The Great 2020 primer shortage, explained

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From Powder Valley:
A Massive Increase in Demand
Like any other product in a market economy, primers are subject to the whims of supply and demand. As far as demand is concerned, a perfect storm of factors has caused a run on the ammo market like we’ve never quite seen before. A mix of the Covid-19 pandemic, civil unrest, and the possibility of an anti-2nd amendment President and Senate has caused demand to skyrocket. The pandemic specifically has incentivized shooters to learn how to reload their own ammo.
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More like firearm, primer, powder, brass, bullet, pistol ammo, rifle ammo, rim fire ammo and anything firearm related shortage. Cant even find 243, 308, 270 calibers these days much less new ones like 6.5 PRC. My wholesaler seem to consistently have 454 Casull for some reason, maybe it’s the least popular caliber. I hand load that so I don’t use factory ammo.

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Thanks to my son I loaded 100rds of 5.56, he found the brass, the bullets and the primers, I already had the powder, so now we split the ammo 50/50
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Got 3K to add to my stash of small pistol primers today. It was more like a gift from a club member. :anamatedbanana

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Deitz83 wrote: Wed Mar 31, 2021 4:02 pm Got 3K to add to my stash of small pistol primers today. It was more like a gift from a club member. :anamatedbanana
lucky

i have primers but no bullets :shock: 9mm for range work are the unicorn.
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powerboatr wrote: Wed Mar 31, 2021 4:08 pm
Deitz83 wrote: Wed Mar 31, 2021 4:02 pm Got 3K to add to my stash of small pistol primers today. It was more like a gift from a club member. :anamatedbanana
lucky

i have primers but no bullets :shock: 9mm for range work are the unicorn.
Placed an order for 3.5 K of 9mm , 2k of 40 S&W and 2k of 45 ACP back in Nov. The 40's arrived 2 weeks ago. The 9's should be here in May and 45' s Jun or July. Might place another order and wait for it arrive. I found trading is more fun, less expensive than buying. My wife made lunch for our pistol matches at the club. For some reason the guys liked her.

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Deitz83 wrote: Wed Mar 31, 2021 4:52 pm
powerboatr wrote: Wed Mar 31, 2021 4:08 pm
Deitz83 wrote: Wed Mar 31, 2021 4:02 pm Got 3K to add to my stash of small pistol primers today. It was more like a gift from a club member. :anamatedbanana
lucky

i have primers but no bullets :shock: 9mm for range work are the unicorn.
Placed an order for 3.5 K of 9mm , 2k of 40 S&W and 2k of 45 ACP back in Nov. The 40's arrived 2 weeks ago. The 9's should be here in May and 45' s Jun or July. Might place another order and wait for it arrive. I found trading is more fun, less expensive than buying. My wife made lunch for our pistol matches at the club. For some reason the guys liked her.
can you share where you ordered the 9mm?

thanks
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Good FMJ - 9mm 115's and 124's in stock. Still a few weeks to ship due to backlog but I ordered in stock 45's from RMR 3 weeks ago and got them on monday. They have been buying and reselling these so these in stock bullets are more expensive than what RMR makes but they are good and stillonly 11 cents each, by the 1k.

https://www.rmrbullets.com/product-cate ... l/9mm-355/

Here are 147's in stock... berry's plated bullets. 10 cents each limit 2k/.
https://www.grafs.com/retail/catalog/pr ... ctId/23299

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powerboatr wrote: Wed Mar 31, 2021 5:52 pm
Deitz83 wrote: Wed Mar 31, 2021 4:52 pm
powerboatr wrote: Wed Mar 31, 2021 4:08 pm
Deitz83 wrote: Wed Mar 31, 2021 4:02 pm Got 3K to add to my stash of small pistol primers today. It was more like a gift from a club member. :anamatedbanana
lucky

i have primers but no bullets :shock: 9mm for range work are the unicorn.
Placed an order for 3.5 K of 9mm , 2k of 40 S&W and 2k of 45 ACP back in Nov. The 40's arrived 2 weeks ago. The 9's should be here in May and 45' s Jun or July. Might place another order and wait for it arrive. I found trading is more fun, less expensive than buying. My wife made lunch for our pistol matches at the club. For some reason the guys liked her.
can you share where you ordered the 9mm?

thanks
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thanks all

scored on the 9mm :clapping:
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