- From an undisclosed, but reliable source. I'd like to
know who told Remington to cut back on production....
- Less than 10 days ago I went to buy my wife a handgun
from a large national sporting goods retail outlet near Boise. They have
3 very large sets of shelves that are normally stacked high with every
imaginable type of ammo, but on this day they had maybe 2% of their normal
stock and 0, yes ZERO .38 cal. When I asked the salesman about it he said
that they have not been able to get much and when they do it sells within
a few days.
- Because I am so concerned about what is unfolding in
our country I decided to check around. Out of 5 major outlets I was able
to obtain 2 boxes of .40 cal. and 1 box of .38, 250 rounds total. The story
from each salesman was the same, there is none available and they don't
know when they will receive more.
- At one location I got talking with the clerk and he told
me that his brother works for Remington and has run their ammo making machines
for over 10 years, in the past few years they have run 12 hours a day 7
days a week. TWO WEEKS after our last elections their management informed
them that they were to cut back to 2 1/2 days a week and only run 8 hour
a day. He said they had 50 semi-truck trailers waiting to be loaded but
that they could not fill them.
- A small family owned gun store I have dealt with for
the last several years had quite a bit available but I was told again that
they have scoured the entire area and bought everything they could find
to resell, and they thought what they had would be gone by this Monday,
tomorrow. After talking more with the owner he told me that last Wednesday
and Thursday his staff had spent the entire time calling every gun store
in Oregon, Idaho, and Washington and could not locate anything more than
a few boxes here and there. While I was in the store he took off to drive
all the way to Montana to get what was available there in a few small towns,
that is at least a 16 hour round trip drive.
- Apparently over thirty people were waiting for an ammo
shipment in Mt. Home, Id. and when the Semi finally arrived it had only
12 boxes of pistol ammo aboard and they were told not to expect anymore
in the near future.
- I haven't heard this situation mentioned anywhere, and
I would never have discovered it if I hadn't gone to purchase a gun.
- Something very strange is happening out here. I can only
hope that it is a local phenomenon, but I fear that is much larger. Please
inform your readers so that they can find out for themselves.