In light of the growing crisis revolving around Covid19 I wanted to take a moment and bring everyone up to speed as to current market conditions. I made the mistake of going to my local grocery store recently and witnessed first hand the profoundly ridiculous panic that has engulfed a large portion of the US population. The panic buying I witnessed was deeply disappointing and completely unnecessary. The same is current happening in the firearm and ammunition market. There were 2.7 million background checks completed by NICS in January and that number topped 3 million in February. And, by some industry experts, we could easily reach close to 10 million by the end of March! Ammunition stocks are critically low at this time with most retailers reporting extremely low or no stock at all. The same is true of firearms, and most stores are out of most firearms and are unable to replenish at this time.
The news isn't much better for the components market. I am beginning to see shortages of certain bullets and brass, as well as primers and powder. So far the only shortages in bullets and brass are for the most common calibers, and everything else seems to be OK at this time. But, how long that will last is anyone's guess. Also, primers and certain powder stocks are critically low at present.
I lay the blame for this panic on social media as there are a lot of unfounded rumors spreading on various social media sites. The rumors are completely false, but many people still seems to buy into them and start hording and panic buying. Also, primers and certain powder stocks are critically low at present. What amazes me is stocks were just fine a little over a week ago, as I needed to replenish some of my primers, and found stock plentiful and prices reasonable. Now, stocks are all but gone and I've noticed rapidly rising prices in components.
Due to severe shortages of basic components I am not accepting orders for any standard handgun calibers at this time. Due to rapid increase in panic buying and hording of components in just a matter of days my suppliers are now reaching critically low shortages of components used for the production of handgun ammunition. I apologize for the inconvenience.
Hi- My name is Jimmy and I am the owner of Custom Ammunition, LLC. I am a passionate conservationist and shooting enthusiast with a lifetime of wilderness adventure experiences, as well as over four decades of shotgun and center-fire firearms experience.
Well, among my many passions, and right at the top, is my love of Celtic fiddle music. I play the violin and have studied Irish, Scottish and English folk music for as long as I can remember. So, when I'm not fiddlin', I'm "fiddlin" around with my ammunition - hence fiddlin-around.
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Some states require their residents to present a copy of a firearms/ammunition owner’s identification card when purchasing ammunition, and others have different requirements. Below is a list of the states with special requirements for the interstate - internet purchase of ammunition.
Instructions for Illinois Ammunition Sales:
Instructions for Massachusetts Ammunition Sales:
I cannot ship ammunition to MA residents directly. Orders made must be shipped to a FFL dealer or to a valid Licensee to Sell Ammunition Permit holder. A copy of the FFL MUST be provided to me before any ammunition can be shipped.
Instructions for Connecticut Ammunition Sales:
Instructions for New Jersey Ammunition Sales:
No sales of ammunition can delivered in the State of California directly to the consumer. All Internet - interstate sales of ammunition to California must be sent to a registered and licensed ammunition dealer.