We have been through gun/ammo panics before. The national gun ban panics of 1986 and 1994. The 2000 and 2004 California gun ban panics. In the last panic it took 36 months for prices came down in late 2011 but in March 2012 it climbed sharply again because it looked like Obama was going win a second term. Obama won, Newton happened, legislation was proposed and news of DHS ammo purchases set off this historic panic and shortages.
Ammunition manufacturers have been running at capacity for at least 10 years 24/7. Most ammo makers had barely recovered from the last ammo-buying panic and then they were hit with this situation. Production expansion is a slow process which requires a lot of time and money and most manufacturers have been doing just that. In a business as political as the gun and ammo industry, sales spike (up and down) so manufacturers will not unwisely spend wildly to increase capacity.
Now that anti-gun legislation failed, the process of normalcy can begin but it's going to take a couple of years to return, unless the government makes another crazy move or some other nut job shoots more people. There are tiny rays of hope. Ammo buyers who do their research and are timely have been able to buy. Hang in there.
Information accurate as of October 2014
Orion 7 Enterprises
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Shipping and retail store address:
1542 Rocky Point Rd.
Middle Island, NY 11953
P.O. Box 1592
Rocky Pt., NY 11778-1592
631 205 1299
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See photo and story above. Don't buy it