- Fri May 28, 2021 3:01 pm #42493
Ben W. wrote: ↑Sat Apr 03, 2021 11:29 am I doubt I'll be buying ammo any time soon. Fortunately, I had stashed away enough ....I've got a stash too, but dwindling. The new FFL applicant are one half the story.
I've a good friend, sorta yuppie, who decided in 2020 to buy a pistol for home defense. Great. He bought a $3k Wilson Combat EDC X9 and 3 50x boxes of ammo. So far he has put ZERO rounds through his $3k pistol almost a year later!!! I was at his place last Winter, and he brought out his safe-queen. I'm not a 1911/2011 fanboi, but VERY nice pistol. Then he brings out 2 boxes of Winchester white box ball, and one box of American Eagle hollow point, and tells me that the AE-JHP is "very special"and he'd never fire that but in self defense. I didn't have the heart to tell him that AE was special as in "Walmart-special" and that he better learn how that ammo interacts with his untested 2011 before the issue becomes critical. I DID suggest we go to a range soon (didn't happen).
TL;DR - the idea that suburban yuppies are expending a lot of ammo on their first gun seems questionable. I *think* the ammo shortage is about "regulars' stocking up on 2k ot 5k rounds.